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November 2010
TallGrass Spa in the Meadow

Message from Gail Ridings, TallGrass Owner

Gail Ridings ShowgirlJust the other day, someone asked me what my thoughts were about celebrating our TallGrass 15 year anniversary this month. I experienced such an immediate rush of emotion that it was hard to think. But, all of my emotions are eclipsed by an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. 


Needless to say, my original business partner, Nancy Bible, and I felt fear and excitement when we embarked on this new chapter of our lives. Starting a day spa when day spas weren't on every corner, in a new town, with no prior spa experience was a bit challenging! Thankfully, we received help and support from so many people, including many of you who were with us from Day One. All of you made it possible for us to follow our dream. 


As the years passed, our TallGrass team of employees became bigger - we started with just 5 - and the beginning of our TallGrass family was created. Quickly, our guests became dear friends, adding to our family. We reached out and formed wonderful bonds with other Evergreen community businesses, organizations and non-profits and that added more people to our family. 


We have been blessed beyond measure in these last 15 years. I thank each and every one of you for sharing our journey. Happy Anniversary back to all of you!


P.S. This goofy photo was taken whenI agreed to be a "showgirl" (headress only, please -- not the rest of the costume!) 

for an Evergreen Rotary event. Let me tell you, this dang thing was heavy, miserable and impossible to balance. But my friends, Kimra and Laurie, and I had fun anyway!  

Services to Usher in the Fall

SkincareHaircareNovNwsltrNourish and hydrate your skin and hair with these two limited edition services, available at TallGrass only during November.


With the Pumpkin Apple Spice Facial (65 minutes / $90), you don't have to wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy the benefits of pumpkin. Vitamins A (healing) and C (antioxidant) plus Zinc (astringent) and alpha-hydroxy acids (collagen producing) combine to nourish, brighten and soothe your skin. This facial encourages cell turnover and renewal, reduces pore size and helps fight free radicals with its age-fighting ingredients.


If you just can't get enough moisture as dry winter weather approaches, our Customized Nourishing Treatment (45 minutes / $50) puts the moisture back in hands and hair. Treat your hands to a Salt Scrub followed by a warm paraffin dip to hydrate and seal in moisture. The moisture infusion continues with our Damage Remedy in-salon treatment to soften and smooth hair with six intensely hydrating oils --tamanu, macadamia nut, babassu nut, castor, jojoba and meadowfoam. This service includes your choice of peppermint or gingerbread scents and a blow dry.

October Thursdays at TallGrass

TallGrass Senior Resource Center DayThe October Thursdays at TallGrass promotion which was coordinated in celebration of our 15th Anniversary raised an impressive $3,300 for the non-profit organizations that participated. On successive Thursdays throughout October, supporters of Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Evergreen Animal Protective League, Mt. Evans Hospice and Seniors Resource Center-Evergreen were offered opportunities to purchase the "15th Anniversary Massage" with 100% of the $75 price becoming a donation to the organizations. 


The Thursday events provided much-needed funding for some very worthy organizations in this tightened economy. All of them mentioned that their budgets had been cut and this came as a huge gift to them right now.


One of the best outcomes was the way people connected. TallGrass staff enjoyed meeting people who are passionate about the causes they support. And, some folks who had never before been to TallGrass became new friends.


Pictured here are (from  left) TallGrass owner Gail Ridngs, TallGrass guest Rabbi Jamie Arnold and Seniors' Resource Center Director Jane Weinberger 

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