Release – Just Relax Esthetic Services launches in Leo-Cedarville
Dec22

Release – Just Relax Esthetic Services launches in Leo-Cedarville

Release from Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center Fort Wayne area residents looking to pamper themselves while improving their skin quality and relieving stress now have another option.  Local entrepreneur Haley Durbin recently launched Just Relax Esthetic Services in Leo-Cedarville. The business, which is located at 9715 Saint Joseph Street (also known as State Road 1 and Leo Road), offers skincare, facial services and full body waxing, along with relaxation massage and Skin Script facial products. Online gift cards and gift certificates are available for any of the offered products and services. Durbin describes Just Relax as being “slightly more upbeat than a spa setting, but still a place to come relax and feel comfortable asking questions regarding waxing and skin care” in a prepared release. Her menu of skincare and facial services includes derma-plane treatments to exfoliate and improve skin quality, along with makeup training sessions, Brazilian waxes, and sunless tanning travel services done in the comfort of one’s home. Massage services include a 75-minute sugar scrub massage along with full-body massages available in 30-, 60- or 90-minute increments. Durbin, who resides in Fort Wayne, has been an esthetician for five years. She grew up in Adams County and graduated from Adams Central High School before moving to Fort Wayne, where she achieved an associate’s degree in business from Ivy Tech. As a business owner, she says she hopes to become more involved in the Fort Wayne community and in environmental-related initiatives for recycling, clean water and city clean-up. Durbin is a client of the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center, where she received guidance on starting and registering her business. For more information on Just Relax, visit the firm’s Facebook page, or call 260-223-8060 to schedule an appointment.  To learn more about the services of the Northeast ISBDC, visit www.isbdc.org or call...

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Abode: A trendy home decor boutique in Leo?!
Mar31

Abode: A trendy home decor boutique in Leo?!

I’ll admit it – Leo-Cedarville, Indiana may not be the first place that comes to mind when searching for inspiring and fresh home décor. You might not expect that the little gray house on Center St. in the heart of Leo’s downtown holds such unique and stylish pieces, but one glance from the outside draws you in! Owner and interior designer Carey Burchfield and her husband Nick completely remodeled this pre-1900s home and transformed it into their chic new home store called Abode Design + Decor. I sat down with Carey to chat about how it all came about. Walk me through the process of the transformation this house has undergone? Abode came about because I’ve always wanted a retail design storefront. A little over a year after finishing our own 2 year farmhouse remodel, I drove by this run down little home right on the major highway thru town and close to my home. I could instantly see the potential for the building and the location for a business/design storefront. After viewing the space with my husband, who seemed much more enthusiastic than I expected, we decided that this quaint 900 sq. ft. home was nothing compared to the renovations we had done on our own home. We jumped and took a leap of faith. Renovations took us about 8 months. One area even required a chain saw to cut out the existing unlevel floor joists (which were actually just tree trunks). The floors are all the original hardwood dating pre-1900.       It’s a space that you have to see in person to appreciate. My goal was to create an environment where as soon as clients walk through the door they immediately fall in love. My favorite thing about the store is the furniture, are some of these restored vintage pieces? I like furniture that catches my eye, just something in my gut that says I’m beautiful, take me home! If the furniture needs a facelift that doesn’t scare me. Furniture I buy for the store, whether classic or unique, needs to be relevant to today’s design trends. I need to be able to envision it either in my own home or a clients. I definitely want people to find one of a kind pieces in my store that they can’t get anywhere else. Do you offer interior design services if someone wanted to recreate this type of look in their own home? I offer design services for any type of style a client has. I like to get a feel for what my clients are looking to accomplish in their homes, how they use their...

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