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  • Writer's pictureCharlsie Pecoraro

Boss "Ladies", Valentine's Day and More in Mobile, Baton Rouge & Baldwin County!

This week I sat down with Meredith Simmerman, licensed counselor, for a quick interview. Her practice has evolved into one that is primarily focused on the well-being of women. Her intuitive nature helps her guide women through the many challenges females are facing in today's world.

Helping women set healthy boundaries is one area

that she knows is a foundation for a happy life. Discovering each woman's individual "yes" is another building block to a healthy self-esteem. Learning how to manage a career, family and relationships is the emphasis of counseling sessions with Meredith. Click here to watch the Facebook Live video of my quick chat with her.

To contact Meredith you can text her at 251-415-6220


Many of us are dealing with taking care of aging parents and relatives. Sherri Wright, owner of Caring Transitions in Mobile & Baldwin Counties, knows how to help! Her company specializes in downsizing in a loving way. When it is time to relocate, her team shines. They move your loved one into a new setting and remove as much stress as possible. Imagine your senior walking into his or her new place and it is completely unpacked and set up! This is called resettling and it is what Sherri does for her clients. Read more about this wonderful service at


"Boss of the Week"

Lesley Senne, Owner of Salt & Light Spa

Mobile & Baldwin

Meet the Boss of the Week: Lesley Senne. She owns Salt & Light Spa located in Piccadilly Square in Mobile, Alabama. Her spa was the first to bring Halotherapy to the area! She continues to introduce new treatments on a regular basis. Personally, I am a tremendous fan of Halotherapy and how it eliminates so many sinus symptoms. Another service that she provides is the Aquapod IR Hydration Pod which is a little bit of heaven on earth! Click here to read her story on meet da'

Lesley is expanding her business "across the Bay" into Baldwin County. Salt & Light Spa will be opening a second location in Fairhope, Alabama in March! Congratulations to this "boss lady" !

I asked Lesley to share some insights on Mobtown! Enjoy!

#1 What is an “insider tip” for people moving to or visiting Mobile?

Visit local establishments like Callaghan's to get the feel of the city. ~ Lesley (Callaghan's is a local bar that serves great burgers, has live entertainment & is dog friendly)!

#2 What is your favorite thing about living in Mobile?

There is plenty to do and the people are great. Plus it's home. ~ Lesley

#3 What is one thing you would like people to know about your business?

We strive to make every person feel welcome, relaxed and at home. If a particular package doesn't work for you, talk to us about it. We can find what works best for you and your schedule. ~ Lesley

#4 What do you do for fun?

Spend time with my adult kids and spend time with friends. Nothing fancy. Just a meal and conversation. ~ Lesley

Thank you, Lesley for sharing with us!


Ellen Pino, owner of Avant Tous Spa in Baton Rouge has filled a need in that community for a full service luxury destination. Her numerous spa locations offer manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, skincare, medical skincare, microblading, airbrush tans, hair, makeup and more.

Avant Tous means "before all" and Ellen has built a culture of indulging clients with a place to relax and begin again. In my interview with Meredith (see above), one of the things that she stressed was you can't pour from an empty cup. It is important to find ways to care for yourself and Avant Tous presents ways to prioritize self-care!

Visit Avant Tous' website by clicking here to schedule services


Things Happening Next Week in Mobile, Baldwin County and Baton Rouge!

Monday, February 3 - Floral Design & Wine: Mardi Gras Edition - hosted by Domke Market & The Flora House at 6PM. Click here for more information. (Mobile)

Thursday, February 6 - Mo’ Bay Beignet Co. Grand Opening Event, 5-9PM. Click here for details for this new locally owned store front. (Mobile)

Saturday, February 8 - King Cake-Off 2020 11:30AM-4:30PM. Click here for all the details!

The battle of the King Cakes is back! The 2020 King Cake-off is set for Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Government Plaza in Downtown Mobile.

Sunday, February 9 - Valentine's Day Party! Hosted by Play Cafe Mobile, 2-4PM. Click here for the details! Ages 0-5 years old. (Mobile)

Tuesday, February 4 - Art al Fresco Living Art Air Plants & Succulents at Tacky Jacks from 10-11:30AM, Orange Beach. Click here for more details. (Baldwin)

Friday, February 7 - February Art Walk - hosted by Eastern Shore Art Center 6-8PM. Click here for details. (Baldwin)

Friday, February 7 - 2020 Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival Art Reveal in Fairhope from 6-8PM, click here for more information. (Baldwin)

Sunday, February 9 - Valentine Cooking Class hosted by Wildflowers and Fresh Food, 2-3:30PM in Fairhope. Click here for the details.

Saturday, February 8 - Kids Fun Run hosted by Knock Knock Children's Museum, 9AM-11Am, click here for more information. (Baton Rouge)

Saturday, February 8 - I Heart My Zoo Day hosted by BREC Zoo in Baton Rouge, 9:30AM-4:30PM, click here for details for the Valentine's Day Extravaganza. (Baton Rouge)

Sunday, February 9 - CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts, 10AM-4PM, Click here for this family fun event! (Baton Rouge)

Sunday, February 9 - Father-Daughter Dance, hosted by Baton Rouge General Foundation at Raising Cane's River Center from 3-5PM. This event has been taking place since 1993 in Baton Rouge. Click here for more information.


Have a wonderful week and remember to support your local shops and entrepreneurs!

~ Charlsie


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