Biz Buzz: Dianne Lively Yost
Paint the Town Pink! That’s right y’all! It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and lots of businesses and our fabulous local hospital are raising awareness and money to fight this terrible disease! Rhonda Smith of The Spa at the James Madison, located at 218 West Washington St., in the Madison Markets campus in Madison, wanted me to tell y’all she wants every breast cancer survivor to call them at 706-342-7000 and set up a complimentary treatment! Also, they’re hostin’ a drop in this Thursday, Oct. 15 with complimentary mini-treatments for anyone stoppin’ by!
And, they’ll be acceptin’ donations that will go to breast cancer awareness! Oh and AVEDA reps will be on hand for skin and makeup consultations and honey don’t you know I NEED THAT immediately! The best part is that Morgan Memorial Hospital reps will also be on hand to provide FREE bone scans! Wow! Health and beauty in one stop! The Spa at the James Madison also is also sellin’ raffle tickets the entire month for only $1 for a super fantastic spa prize and all donations will go to fund breast cancer awareness! Ding dang!
Hey and don’t forget to head over to Town 220, located at 220 West Washington St., right next to the Spa at the James Madison, this Thursday, Oct. 15 for a super fantastic Wine Dinner Spectacular! Seating starts at 6:30 and honey you’ll get a supper fit for a QUEEN or a king! It’s a five course wine and food adventure through paradise that only Francisco can cook up!
It’s $55 per person and part of the proceeds go towards funding breast cancer research!
Listen y’all! If you haven’t been to one of Town 220’s fabulicious wine tastin’ dinners, well honey you don’t know what you’ve been missin’!
And, there’s MORE! Julie Speyer of Pure Bliss Spa and Shop, located at 131 West Jefferson St., in Madison, is offerin’ breast cancer survivors 50 percent off all services this month! Plus, when you buy any of the spa’s Service of the Week deals, Pure Bliss will donate 10 percent to breast cancer research! Hummm . . . this week’s service of the week is Soleful Bliss Foot Massage! Yum! Next week’s (Oct. 20-24) is Seaweed Ocean Wrap! Dive in y’all and the last week of this month (Oct. 27-31) they’ll be offerin’ Blissful Rejuvenatin’ Facial! Super!
New opening! Mademoiselle’s Briar Rose has reopened in its new location at 125 West Washington Street in downtown Madison! I just popped in there and y’all owner Diane McElhannon has flat outdone herself! It’s just beautiful . . . whimsical and romantic all at the same time!
Ok so my favorite things in her shop are the fabulous music boxes! One of them is so fancy it does three scenes from The Nutcracker Ballet and another is filled with bells and plays all kinds of scores from Christmas music to old favorites.
Oh and Diane has precious clothes and toys for babies and tots and great jackets, bags and scarves for mom!
Honey, these Christmas ornaments that light up are To Die For Fabulous! She even has old fashioned games like Shut the Box and this really fun game called YamSlam that’s kinda like poker with dice! Oh and her wine bottle covers will make the perf gift! Y’all get over there and check out all of her new location and all of the fun merchandise!
Fall Yard Sale! I’m talkin’ Rutledge is hostin’ its annual Fall Yard Sale in the city park in downtown Rutledge this Saturday, Oct. 17! My Rutledge correspondent Pam Jones of the famous Barn Raising Antiques says y’all come early and get ready to load up on lots of good buys!
Pam says shops will be open all over downtown Rutledge! Hey and don’t forget to take your Crazy Coupon for Yesterday’s Café and get you a free piece of their famous buttermilk pie with any entrée! Get your Crazy Coupons by going to www.morgancountycitizen.com and clickin’ on the Crazy Coupon button on the right and just click on the coupon you want and print that sucker right smack out! Love it! See you in Rutledge on Saturday!
Barkin’ Dog Birthday Bash! Right! So my friend Vickie Hunt of Barkin’ Dog Shoe Company located at 172 South Main in downtown Madison wanted me to tell y’all she’s hostin’ her shop’s one year birthday bash next Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4 p.m until 7 p.m. with refreshments, entertainment and giveaways! Oh and Vickie’s gonna have a NAOT Trunk Show too! Don’t miss this fab party for our local shoe shop!
Movie Star Sighting! Before I go I just have to tell y’all that several little birds told me the beautiful, talented and fabulous Brooke Shields has been flat visitin’ us in Madison! Word on the street is that she visited our newest shop The Silver Fox during its grand openin’ last week and she was also sighted at the fab Town 220 restaurant! Wow! Momma says y’all better mind your manners if you see her out and ‘bout or she’ll slap you into next week! Mind Momma y’all and I’ll see y’all next time!