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TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon
June 2012
TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon
  Message from Gail Ridings, TallGrass Owner
TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon
TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon

TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon  
  Highland Haven
TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon

EAPL Pet of the Month
Est.1-yr-old Husky/Boxer/
Am Bulldog
Duke loves kids and needs a
home where he feels loved
and safe.

Available for adoption at
Evergreen Animal Protective League

Gail RidingsChange. We know it's inevitable, but not always easy.

Even if the change is positive, it can still cause stress. Marriage, pregnancy and retirement are usually wonderful life changes but they are listed as stressors on life change scales. One of the many reasons I think so many people enjoy coming to TallGrass is that life is moving so fast, and changing so rapidly, that time is needed to decompress and "stop the madness" even if it's just for the afternoon!

Here at TallGrass, we're in the process of a change. Our incredible Spa Director, Susie Siebert, is stepping down to pursue a new direction in her life – more time with her dear husband, Rudi, and maybe a few less hours of work! We are very excited for Susie – she deserves this well-earned change. At the same time, we are devastated to lose an amazing manager and friend. After 11 years, Susie has been an integral part of our success.

Susie will not be leaving us suddenly and, true to her high integrity, she will be involved in hiring and training her replacement. This will be a process, so you will probably still see Susie for a few more weeks and possibly months as she transfers her responsibilities. It will be a bit scary, but exciting time, for both TallGrass and for Susie as we step into our new futures. Please join me in wishing Susie well and stay tuned to meet our new Director!

Thank you as always for your loyal patronage and friendship!

It Looks Like Wild Kingdom Up Here

ElkRecent animal sightings include a moose who walked through the meadow, swam across Upper Bear Creek, and then sauntered down the valley at about 7:30 one evening. On another occasion, we watched two golden eagles swoop down, pick up a goose and carry it away Who would have thought they could do that! Wild turkeys were spotted along Upper Bear Creek Road which gave us pause to pull over and enjoy the parade.

We heard about a bear sighting on Stagecoach Road (the shortcut to TallGrass) when a passerby got out of his car (kind of crazy!) to take a picture and the bear stopped in his tracks to watch the photographer.

Next time you are at TallGrass, keep an eye out for the bachelor herd of elk in the meadow across the road. These are young males who travel together until they can achieve that right of passage that puts them in charge of herds of their own.

Father's Day at TallGrass

ManYes, we give Dad equal time here at TallGrass. Just the way we like to honor moms on Mother's Day, we're honoring Dad on his day by welcoming the two of you with a framed photo of your visit to TallGrass. This time of year, the patio is the perfect place for you two to relax between services. Maybe you'll even spot some of the wildlife wandering around here.

Father's Day gift certificates are always a great idea. You can treat Dad to the massage of his choice and a Mountain Man Facial. Try the instantly printable gift certificate or call us and we'll send the gift-wrapped version.