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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 significantly 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 additional burst of life to Primary Street Center.

The new creating gives significantly additional space for therapy rooms, enables for greater separation of buyer spaces and employees spaces to greater make sure a calm, soothing atmosphere. Wink now has 4 rooms for remedies as compared to the 3 at her final place. And Cydney has added a zen area for consumers to unwind in when involving remedies or when waiting to give even additional of a total spa expertise. 

“With the expanded space, we’re going to start off supplying classes. The added region enables us to greater aesthetically match the feeling we strive to give consumers soon after a therapy. We want this to be additional than a spot 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 region has permitted Cydney to add new goods to her shop, and she plans to continue expanding her offerings in the future. Wink now presents more than 30 item lines of bath and physique and beauty goods, most of them exclusive to the region, and she’s excited to announce Wink is now the house to a effectively-recognized exclusive organic skincare line. 

“We have partnered with Laurel  Skincare, which presents entire plant organic goods. The business is really selective about who is permitted to carry its goods so we had to pass a screening course of action so Laurel was assured Wink is as fantastic of a match for the business as the goods are for us,” Cydney stated.

With the larger space Wink has added added employees. Ashley Barnes, Rachel Dobbs, Cheryl Jones and Anna Wanamaker all produced 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 people today and we assume this new space will assistance us do that greater.” 

Wink’s hours stay the exact same – 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 several terrific companies are, Georgia’s Sweet Shoppe was born out of a wish to make a living from a beloved hobby. For Georgia Madison Smartt, that appreciate was baking and decorating. 

Madison, as she’s additional frequently recognized locally, stated, “I’ve usually baked with my mom. I grew up in the kitchen with her and in higher college I began playing about additional with decorating. I continued on via college and my mom and my boyfriend seriously pushed me to attempt to sell Mother’s Day cakes 3 years ago. From there, it just went crazy. For virtually two years it really is been my complete-time organization.”

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

That sounds like adequate to hold anybody busy and, for the most portion, Madison is handling the workload on her personal. “It is quite significantly just me. I have help from my loved ones and my boyfriend but I am the major baker, decorator, social media, advertising, all of that,” she stated.

When Georgia’s Sweet Shoppe presents all types of baked goods, a handful of products 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 experience at decorating her treats. I was in particular 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 quite. “I attempt to do something anybody throws at me when it comes to decorating and I figure it out as I go,” Madison stated. 

Georgia’s Sweet Shoppe can be discovered on Facebook, exactly where shoppers can uncover a custom order request kind, and can be contacted at