I wont bore you with the challenging stuff - suffice it to say that my heart was deeply hurt, and I have found healing in the opening of our first Day Spa .
It is situated in Swellendam in the Cape.
It is mind blowingly amazing. Anyway, we decided to sell it in our stores , but also to sell it to carefully selected and chosen Spas. Ones whose mission and ethos is the same as ours. Fair Trade, Beauty without cruelty, Natural, organics, African floral extracts.
I met an amazing lady called Ronel in Cape Town. She is a spa expert and is a bag of dynamite. I decided to see if she would consult to us , and miracle of miracles - she was about to move to our remote country town of Swellendam for a one year period as her man was commissioned to build our new sewerage farm.Isn't that a miracle.
So, without any delay, we started renovating our existing shop where we had extra space. Moved our factory shop upstairs, and made a small day spa with two treatment rooms. It is a prototype and we will do all our learning curves here close to hand before we open others. Each one may well have a different theme depending on where it is. this one we themed Forest - and as you can see from the pictures, it is an imaginery forest with bird calls and sounds of frogs, wind, rain, leaves etc.
We have called is Spa with Soul, as we are really about care - care for people, care for skin, care for the environment, care for animals.
This caring is what really heals deep down. It is reward for giving
And so my soul sings once more. I am revived, re energised, READY for action. The year ahead looks super exciting ............
And I am soon getting a new blog site as we renovate our website.
I just cant wait. I haven't found this format very user friendly and I am looking for ward to blogging with new energy and vigour once more - telling you about all my exciting projects and journeys to source the very special ingredients you find in Rain products .
Chat again soon.......