Monday, December 10, 2012
See some of the vendors and businesses featured at this weekend's holiday fair featuring local women.
Women from all over South St. Louis County gathered in Concord this weekend to shop, sell and network at the first Stop, Shop & Support event featuring local, independent female entrepreneurs. Kirsten Holschen, who makes aquariums out of vintage television sets, made her first public appearance at this weekend’s vendor fair. Click on the photos above to meet more of the vendors from Stop, Shop and Support. People usually order their aquariums online, but Holschen said she came to the vendor fair to show her creations in person and to support her friend and fellow Fox alumna, April Bobbish, who had the idea for the fair in the first place. Holschen takes a month to craft her custom aquariums, which she builds in TV sets she find in alleys …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Stop, Shop and Support is a shopping fair created by, organized by and exclusively featuring business-owning women in South St. Louis County.
April Bobbish had just launched her own business selling skin care products when she got the idea: a holiday vendor fair exclusively featuring local businesses owned by women. After all, Bobbish knew other women running their own businesses in Mehlville, Affton, Fenton and other South St. Louis County neighborhoods. She watched on Facebook as friends posted photos of jewelry, hair design and other products or services they were selling. “I just wanted to support small, local business and women in small business,” said Bobbish, who is an independent consultant with Apriori Beauty. “They wear so many hats these days and need the help.” Just a few weeks into her new business and just a month before Christmas, Bobbish returned to Facebook to …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
This week, we pick five local spas specializing in the art of relaxation.
It's officially Spring now, and as the trees bud and the grass recovers from a winter of abuse, you may feel like your body could use some renewal as well. This week, Patch picks five fantastic local spas where you can treat your mind and body to a deeply relaxing massage, facial or pedicure.