Hey, it's so nice to meet you! We are excited that you stopped by but even more excited for you to come into the boutique! Our team is made up of some pretty rad ladies. We all come from completely different walks of life. Yet we all work together as if we've known each other forever. La Creme opened in February 2020, and we have been thriving ever since. Megan Lindow, boss lady, started this boutique and has since added us to her team along the way. Amber has been working behind the scenes for Melt and its other companies' scenes, and so naturally, she took on La Creme and joined the team! Megan Stewart (yep, two Megan’s under one roof) joined the La Creme crew in December. She worked at our sister company, Melt, but decided La Creme needed her more! Then in early February, the lovely Mara joined the crew. Mara began her training to doing facials at la creme and now jumps between Melt and La Creme. Not long after that, Nadine joined us! Nadine is like Amber, does some behind-the-scenes stuff, and jumps around as needed.
The 5 of us work better together than any team you've ever seen! It's a truly great mix of gals. We often spend our free time outside of work laughing, wine, touring, and planning big things. We will always accept bottles of wine...if you ever wanted to get us a present ;)
We have big plans for La Creme and powerful women back them! You can expect lots of fun and exciting things coming from La Creme soon. We recommend signing up for our newsletter and following our socials to stay in the loop.
Megan Lindow ;
Funny enough, Megan's journey with skincare starts with her love of baking and desire to make pumpkin pie. When she was 12, she told her dad she wanted to make a pie, and he offered that he would buy her a premade crust for her first-ever pie as pie crust can be a bit tricky. She rolled her eyes (as those who know her are very familiar with) and said, "what's the point of trying if you aren't going to the crust, its kina the whole point." So off they went to get the ingredients, and Megan made pumpkin pie. As her dad recalls, it was incredible. The crust was flaky, not too dry, and you would have thought she had been making crust from scratch for years. So what does this have to do with skin? The same way Megan has a "6th" sense for baking/cooking, she has the same sense for the skin for being able just kinda to do it. That intuitiveness, combined with a deep passion and desire to care for people and their well-being, has led her to be our lead Skin Care Specialist. Megan was exposed to the ethics industry through her marketing and guest services position. Never one to "sell" something she didn't understand, she took courses at spa shows and online to gain an expanded understanding. She has specialized her training to focus solely on skincare and has guided people through their skincare journeys for the past five years. An avid seeker of knowledge, Megan is continuously educating herself to be a better treatment provider for her clients, prioritizing Oncology safe skincare and Acne treatments. If you ever get the chance to glimpse her happy dance when a guest sees improvement, you would beam as much as she does. Her infectious joy for helping others and need more than a willingness to share knowledge is truly what sets Megan apart in her field. That, coupled with her skill, means you will never experience a facial treatment quite like what Megan has to offer.
Megan Stewart :
Meet Megan Stewart, our boutique manager. Originally from Entwistle, Alberta (tiny town of 500people) Started hairdressing at the age of 16 and by the age of 19 I was Journeyman Red sealed hair dresser I LOVE to travel, whether that’s to somewhere across the world or a somewhere I can road trip too My dream trip is to backpack across Europe, but I especially want to hit up Switzerland, Spain, Greece and Italy Tequila soda is my go to drink of choice Summer is my favourite season.
Meet Amber Andreucci, creator of all things digital! Born in the Okanagan, raised both here and in the Yukon. Ever wonder what a Yukon shower is, just ask! It was a basic setup for us to get clean when there was no running water while my parents built their dream empire on the Alaska Highway. I love to hike & eventually I'll explore all areas of the place I call home. Hiking is my escape and I enjoy photographing my adventures and writing about them online. I'd love to travel across Canada - just hit the open road with no set plan and stop wherever I'd like to explore different areas of my own country. My favourite drink is a classic Margarita on the rocks and I LOVE Summer.
Meet Mara, one of our very talented estheticians. I was born in the west coast in Comox, I bounced around allot as a kid. I was essentially raised and spent most of my life in Nelson B.C. I have a degree as a Professional Esthetics/ Spa Therapist, from Blanche Macdonald. I am a Yoga enthusiast, I would love to live on the beach and spend everyday in the sun. I love travelling and quality time with my family and friends. In my free time I love thrifting for clothes & house goods, trying new recipes in the kitchen, rewatching my favourite shows & getting outdoors! I have two bunnies, Nova & Luna. My cocktail of choice is a Coconut Habanero Margarita.
Meet Nadine Ashby, our very own jumper! (That means she does lots of things; content, guest services and mainly communications manager) Born and raised right here in Penticton. When im not at La Creme or Melt you can find me teaching dance or out and about taking photos. Ive been doing photography professionally for 5 years and as a hobby since I was 13! I love spending time in the sunshine on a boat in the lake! Most summers you will find me with a glass of rosé in hand with good friends. I love to camp and would love to camp all over the world with my significant other by my side. My favourite drink is either rosé or coffee!
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