March 25, 2023 8:14 am

Wink tends to make its move

I reported on Dec. 11, 2022 that Cydney Langford’s Wink Skincare Studio was going to be moving from its house at 107 N. Spring St. about the corner to a new place at 228 E. Morford St. That move has come to fruition with Wink’s opening final Tuesday in its new space. 

With a great deal help from house owner and interior designer Raven Young, Cydney’s vision of revitalizing the old, vacant creating behind Begonia’s has come to fruition and brought an further burst of life to Most important Street Center.

The new creating delivers a great deal a lot more space for therapy rooms, makes it possible for for much better separation of consumer spaces and employees spaces to much better make certain a calm, soothing atmosphere. Wink now has 4 rooms for therapies as compared to the 3 at her final place. And Cydney has added a zen space for clientele to loosen up in when in between therapies or when waiting to give even a lot more of a total spa expertise. 

“With the expanded space, we’re going to get started providing classes. The added location makes it possible for us to much better aesthetically match the feeling we strive to give clientele following a therapy. We want this to be a lot more than a location exactly where you come to get a massage or brow wax or what ever service you decide on. We want this to be a correct expertise and a location,” Cydney stated. 

The bigger lobby/showroom location has permitted Cydney to add new solutions to her retailer, and she plans to continue expanding her offerings in the future. Wink now gives more than 30 item lines of bath and physique and beauty solutions, most of them exclusive to the location, and she’s excited to announce Wink is now the house to a nicely-identified exclusive organic skincare line. 

“We have partnered with Laurel  Skincare, which gives complete plant organic solutions. The organization is pretty selective about who is permitted to carry its solutions so we had to pass a screening approach so Laurel was assured Wink is as fantastic of a match for the organization as the solutions are for us,” Cydney stated.

With the larger space Wink has added added employees. Ashley Barnes, Rachel Dobbs, Cheryl Jones and Anna Wanamaker all created the move along with Cydney. In addition, two spa attendants have been added, Emma Young and Charles Langford, bringing the total quantity of employees to seven. 

Cydney summarized her vision for Wink this way: “Wink is not just a organization or a creating. Wink is a neighborhood and a feeling. We just want to take care of our persons and we feel this new space will aid us do that much better.” 

Wink’s hours stay the identical – Tuesday from 9 a.m. – six p.m. Wednesday from 11 a.m. – six p.m. Thursday from noon – six p.m. Friday from 9 a.m. – five p.m. and Saturday from ten a.m. – three p.m. Appointments can be scheduled at or by calling (931) 507-WINK. 

Treats that appear as fantastic as they taste

As numerous terrific firms are, Georgia’s Sweet Shoppe was born out of a wish to make a living from a beloved hobby. For Georgia Madison Smartt, that like was baking and decorating. 

Madison, as she’s a lot more frequently identified locally, stated, “I’ve often baked with my mom. I grew up in the kitchen with her and in higher college I began playing about a lot more with decorating. I continued on by means of college and my mom and my boyfriend truly pushed me to attempt to sell Mother’s Day cakes 3 years ago. From there, it just went crazy. For pretty much two years it is been my complete-time organization.”

When asked what sort of response her organization has garnered, Madison stated, “I can not cease. It truly is just non-cease.  Holidays are enormous. Most of the time about the holidays, I am up all evening operating on orders. But birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other factors keeps me going year-round,” Madison stated. 

That sounds like adequate to preserve any individual busy and, for the most component, Madison is handling the workload on her personal. “It is fairly a great deal just me. I have assistance from my loved ones and my boyfriend but I am the key baker, decorator, social media, advertising and marketing, all of that,” she stated.

Even though Georgia’s Sweet Shoppe gives all types of baked goods, a couple of things are most regularly requested. “On a weekly basis, I push out a lot of decorated sugar cookies and cakes. Other than that, I do cupcakes, drop cookies, brownies, blondies and I am beginning to do chocolate covered pretzels and Oreos,” Madison stated.

In addition to baking scrumptious goodies, Madison requires particular pride in her knowledge at decorating her treats. I was particularly delighted that she brought a specially customized St. Patrick’s Day cookie to our interview. I can attest it was as tasty as it was fairly. “I attempt to do something any individual throws at me when it comes to decorating and I figure it out as I go,” Madison stated. 

Georgia’s Sweet Shoppe can be identified on Facebook, exactly where buyers can obtain a custom order request kind, and can be contacted at

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