Spa Takeover - June 2019

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Featuring Kelley Spaeder

Spa Takeover - June 2019

Coastal resident Kelley Spaeder was recently treated to a day of skincare rejuvenation at BellaMichelle Skincare on St. Simons Island. Kelley is the Development Director for St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. She loves the environment of her job, everyone associated with St. Francis and her work in securing a great future for the school.

Kelley loves living coastal and can often be seen walking St. Simons Island south end solo or with her dog, and especially, walking the beach. She smartly covers up, wears a hat, sunglasses and applies sunscreen. Seeking anti-aging skincare advice, we turned to Boni Ray Chaney, PMA, who provided her skillful skincare expertise for Kelley, our lucky 52-year-old makeover candidate. Along with BellaMichelle products’ guidance, Kelley became more adept at staying skin-damage protected.

Smile Takeover - May 2019

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Featuring Kristen Cummings

Smile Takeover - May 2019

Kristen Cummings says her best personal asset is her SMILE. She is age 29, headed for the big 3-0. A Brunswick High class of 2007 graduate, Kristen lives locally with her mom and dad. She likes to dote on her toddler nephew and is excited about her new niece’s arrival.

Kristen’s story is about regaining personal confidence. “I was born with childhood diabetes, which runs on both sides of my family. The first time I had a related diabetes episode was just after high school graduation… my 2017 diabetic episode affected my kidneys and bladder and sent me to the hospital. I got a little better and then relapsed into septic shock. I was in the hospital almost three months on a lot of medication that made me lose a lot of weight and affected my teeth.”

Therapeutic Takeover - April 2019

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Featuring Jennifer Shaddix

Therapeutic Takeover - April 2019


Jennifer Shaddix loves her job as a certified nurses’ aide (CNA) with Georgia Nurse Care. To be a successful CNA, one needs strength, patience, grace, and cleverness all at the same time. CNAs anticipate their client’s needs each day, for they are professionals who truly take the time to assist with the activities of daily living, which includes transferring, lifting, and cleaning. Jennifer, at age 30, is agile and strong. She knows she must keep in shape to effectively carry out her duties, so she runs. Two years ago, she met fellow runner, Misty Lane Ambrose, the owner of Misty’s Element Massage group. And this month, she became our therapeutic massage candidate.  

Her morning routine includes a run, shower, a little work with her hair, a little makeup, and she grabs her mascara on her way out the door to work. When Misty told us about Jennifer, we agreed a day of therapeutic massage and beauty would be well deserved and perhaps a day she’d never forget.

Lifestyle Takeover - Febuary 2019

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Featuring Rachel Fanucci

Lifestyle Takeover - Febuary 2019

Recent Albany State University graduate, Rachel Fanucci, has her Georgia Teaching Certificate and fantastic job as Pre-K teacher. The 26-year-old said, “This is a dream come true job; teaching is my favorite thing to do!”

“I wanted to be healthy in my adult years—to be able to go to any store and buy any clothes in any style and wanted to accomplish personal goals like running a 5K. I reached out to Dr. Harold Kent at Georgia Coast Surgical, and here I am today.”

In 2015, Rachel began her journey with the medical staff at Georgia Coast Surgical. She credits her parents, Lori and Robert Fanucci, for their support. Then, at 5 feet 2.5 inches tall, she weighed 256 pounds with a body mass index of 46. She has since lost 143 pounds, closing in on her ideal body weight.

New Year Takeover - January 2019

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Featuring Lee Clements Baxter

New Year Takeover - January 2019

Meet Lee: 
Lee Clements Baxter, 57-year-old St. Simons Island native and busy successful realtor, was delighted to receive her call to a day of beauty from Boni Ray Chaney, Owner and Aesthetician at BellaMichelle.

“It seemed like the right thing to do and I was ready,” Lee said. “There’s been so much going on in my life. My husband, Mel, and I had a busy holiday season with our three kids and four grandchildren, we recently moved, and then there’s the business merger with Keller Williams of the Golden Isles Real Estate. My skin care has been neglected!”

Holiday Makeover - December 2018

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Featuring Lisa Sarro

Holiday Makeover - December 2018

Lisa Sarro had no idea her life was about to change when she logged onto Facebook just like any other day. Scrolling, she came across a post seeking Paisley’s holiday makeover candidate, which Master Stylist Amanda Kicklighter had posted. Usually shy and reserved, Lisa said she didn’t quite know what came over her. “In that moment, I knew wanted to be selected,” she said. “Then Amanda messaged me back and here I am!”  

Lisa was a Military Police Officer E4 in the US Army. “I was exposed to agent orange and other chemicals at Fort McClellan and have been on Army disability the last 30 years with related health issues. My main role has been one I love—caregiver for my two children and two grandkids. I haven’t done much for myself. But now, I’m hoping to boost my confidence and personal happiness.”

Ageless Makeover - October 2018

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Shirley Maybury Egan

Ageless Makeover - October 2018

Feeling Younger:
St. Simons Resident, Shirley Maybury Egan, just turned 84 and is living life looking about half her age, all while singing the praises of Dr. Diane Bowen of the Golden Isles Center for Plastic Surgery, PC. Completing her eyesight rejuvenation means she no longer feels any impairment or the need for eyeglasses for her three favorite activities: reading, walking and playing duplicate bridge.  A member of the St. Simons Bridge Duplicate Club, Shirley recently achieved the sanctioned level of Silver Master!

Body Takeover - September 2018

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Tammy Gault

Body Takeover - September 2018

MEET TAMMY:
Tammy Gault, at age 50, has rejuvenated her self-esteem. In 2011, Tammy decided “to begin checking into improving my health options because I weighed 310 pounds. I had a later-in-life child and want to be around longer for my son and husband, so it was time for me to be healthy. Because I am a strong-minded, accountable person, I researched lap band surgery and came to Georgia Coast Surgical to meet Dr. Harold Kent.”

Relaxation Makeover - August 2018

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Amanda Weaver

Relaxation Makeover - August 2018

Matilda Gibbons is truly a wonder woman. The mother of 12 children with two still at home, she and her husband, Robert, also have seven grandchildren. Robert is the minister at Church of Christ on Johnston Street in Brunswick. A former home engineer and renowned fabulous cook, Matilda has also created a motivational speaking ministry, which began with “The Sisters” of her congregation and has now grown to include other groups near and far. Matilda often carries a heavy load of responsibilities and tasks, and although she loves them all, she knows she should be taking better care of her own well-being. When offered a specially designed therapeutic day of relaxation at Coastal Hypnosis Center, her answer was a resounding “Yes, I would love to do it!”

Mommy Makeover - July 2018

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Amanda Weaver

Mommy Makeover - July 2018

Amanda Weaver, age 38, started her personal transformation in 2016, and today she is a rejuvenated woman of vitality and confidence. After successfully re-creating her diet and incorporating dedicated gym time, Amanda also desired to redesign her body for a more youthful look.

Navigating the Process:
The Weavers have four children, ranging in age from 20 to 7: Braxton, Konlin, Brock and Elaina. All four childbirths were C-sections. Amanda confided, “The more weight I lost through working out and diet, the sloppier I felt. In clothes I had more confidence, but wanted to feel even more confident with my husband, who matters most to me.”

Spa Takeover - June 2018

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Tonya Walters

Spa Takeover - June 2018

Meet sweet Tonya Walters, age 48. Always on the go, Tonya and her husband Michael jokingly compare their Walters family to TV’s The Walton’s. “There’s my mom Kay, our daughter Rachel-Chalina, our son Jacob, our nephew Ricky. and our niece Kaylee—plus two rescue dogs! My life is busy and full.”

Last month, Tonya joyfully transitioned from a part-time certified nurse’s aide working two jobs to a full-time office career at Georgia Nurse Care. “I’m so pleased to work with such enjoyable women. They encouraged me to take the entire day off for my Paisley makeover and were genuinely happy for me.”

A Smile Takeover - April 2018

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Elizabeth Arrington-Fowler

A Smile Takeover - April 2018

J. Elizabeth Arrington-Fowler, whose father told her to always tell the truth, take responsibility for what she does, and to only do things she would not be ashamed of, is sharing proud news about her new lifestyle and well-being. “I went to see Dr. Angela Britt at Dentistry by Angela Britt (mostly for my vanity) and came out with renewed health—both emotional and physical health. “Yes, and I do look good!

A Cool Takeover - March 2018

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Wendy Stephens

A Cool Takeover - March 2018

Wendy Stephens’ mantra “get back to it” has changed her life for the better, and she gives Paisley Magazine most of the credit. Encouraging herself to do more, she is now off the sofa and out meeting new and interesting friends, like the ones she met at December’s Paisley Partini, whom she now shops and dines with. “It’s true, Paisley is the catalyst—you all have inspired me,” she exclaimed!

Raised in Brunswick and married to Eric Stephens for 24 years, Wendy has two daughters, Olivia and Emily. She worked more than two decades as a local first-grade schoolteacher and reluctantly retired two years ago after brain surgery. In addition, she also lives with chronic Scleroderma. Full of humbleness and gratitude, she worked diligently for six months in cognitive and occupational rehab therapies. Now, at age 50, Wendy is pursuing opportunities to “get back” to her new lifestyle.
At Serendipity Spa-lon, a trio of cosmetology experts joined forces to plan Wendy’s day of relaxation and rejuvenation. On deck were an anti-aging natural facial, dimensional hair color, a makeup session and manicure.

A Cool Takeover - February 2018

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Elaine Townsend

A Cool Takeover - February 2018

Elaine Townsend experienced a life changing moment in early 2017 as she leaned over to pick up a mirror lying on a table. She saw her familiar smiling reflection taken over by her chin moving in ways she had only imagined in nightmares! “I saw too much movement—too loose of skin. It was all too much.” Mirror side glances weren’t much better. “It drove me nuts because it was making me look older than I felt.”

Living on St. Simons in an active coastal lifestyle and career, enjoying golf and leisure time with husband Bill, Elaine was ready to take action. “I wanted to try CoolSculpting at Georgia Coast Surgical. I know Hilary Kent and trust their staff, so what was not to try?”

New Year Takeover - January 2018

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Debora Crosby

New Year Takeover - January 2018

At age 49, Debora Crosby was on a mission to look younger and feel stronger. She is a shining example of the quote, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” With a new nursing career on the horizon and a big heart for community service, we chose Debora to receive this well-deserved spa makeover in the good hands of Susan Cokley, Paramedical Aesthetician and Owner of Athena Spa by the Sea.

First, Debora found a new style at Peruvian Cloth and Label Boutique. Nery Eyler dressed her in a gorgeous Peruvian jacket, filled with color and panache, which was layered over a casual, linen brown dress. Nery accessorized the outfit with jewelry from the store and gifted Debora the beautiful pair of earrings!

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