Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Best Just Keep Getting Better.

Congratulations to Spa Mizan for being named the Best Day Spa in Acadiana.

Spa Mizan offers a gathering place for family, friends, brides and grooms. With 8,500 sq.ft. of luxurious spa facilities, Spa Mizan is designed for the ultimate in beauty, relaxation and pampering body care services, each carefully conceived and meticulously thought out to reflect our mission in creating extraordinary spa experiences.

The atmosphere and vibe is a little different. It's old Hollywood glam.

7 Chics provides women with fun, glam

Written by
Amanda McElfresh
The Advertiser, Lafayette, LA


7 Chics is located at 201 Settlers Trace Blvd., Suite 3003. For more information, visit or call (337) 704-2632.

A new boutique shop in River Ranch is offering customers more than just a selection of clothing.

"The atmosphere and vibe is a little different. It's old Hollywood glam," 7 Chics owner Francine Richard said. "It's about the treatment you're getting."

Patrons are treated to soft drinks, wine and mimosas each day, and the shop also provides hair-styling and makeup services to all customers. Appointments are needed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but walk-ins are welcome on other days.

"We'll stay as late as you need to stay. Nobody's going to rush you out the door," Richard said.

The concept for 7 Chics came to Richard after a group of her close friends helped her through some hard times, in part by joining her for impromptu house parties that included dressing up, hair and makeup, and heading out for a night on the town. Thinking that a store might be able to offer the same kind of relaxed and fun atmosphere, Richard decided to strike out into the business world.

It took a little thinking to come up with the name, but Richard said she always wanted to use the title to pay tribute to her close-knit group.

"I always called them 'chickie' or 'chick,' and it came out to six people. I didn't like the number six, and then I realized we had a seventh because I didn't even count myself," Richard said. "It came out perfect."

Richard said she's also focused on offering items at various price points and a range of clothes that appeal to different age groups. In addition, several gift items including candles, aprons and wine glasses are available.

"I've got 18-year-olds and people my mom's age who shop in my store," she said. "It's going to cater a little more to people in their late 20s to 40s, but we have something for everybody."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

EatLafayette. Fly Lafayette.

What a night! What an effort! What an amazing event to watch materialize into everything we all envisioned and more. Based on the ticket drop (yes, we retrieved and counted them), we estimate 800-900 people attended the event. Thank you to our sponsors, Townsquare Media, Event Rental, Event Staffing, LCVC, Bon Temps and the AcA. Your generosity, passion and presence is what made it a success. A special thanks to Calzone staff, their creativity and diligence made all the pieces come together magnificently. (And, yes. I remember giving you all July 1st off!)

It's time to EatLafayette!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Web Developer Job Opening

Job starts immediately. Please forward resume and portfolio to

Responsible for the layout, visual appearance, and usability of the client’s website.

• Design and maintain websites and web portals and ensure that they are visually effective and easy to access.
• Write web pages using codes such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, PHP List, etc.
• Produce designs that will be attractive to the target users, has a logical navigation system, and has all the features required.
• Fix problems encountered in the functioning of websites.

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, MIS, or related experience.
• Strong skills in MySQL.
• Experience with computer graphic packages such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc...
• Experience with Joomla and Drupal.
• Experience with eCommerce solutions.
• Knowledge of Flash, XML-based web applications, SEO and programming language and other web development languages and technologies.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Can't Fence Them In.

Customers and vendors just got this email from Buckley Fence, one of our clients. They are seeing tremendous growth as a result of direct sales, SEO for their website and an eNews campaign. They developed and manufacture a terrific product. Imagine getting an order for 1/2 mile of fencing at a time.

Please take note of our new address below effective June 1, 2011. Our web address, email, phone and fax numbers all remain the same. Just our office location has changed. We once again moved to a larger facility which will hopefully be our office and warehouse location for a very long time!

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Please forward this email to any others that may need to be informed of our new address.

Thank you!


Please note our new address:

Patty Buckley
Buckley Fence, LLC
6613 W. Mill Road
Milwaukee, WI 53218