I am a 10 year breast cancer survivor with a background in sales and marketing. I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 34 years old and had a full mastectomy one month after my diagnosis. Through the many challenges of single parenting and battling the uncertainties of the new diagnosis, I found comfort in the love and support of my friends and family. Leaning heavily on my spirituality for enrichment, I realized three months into my remission that breast cancer was not a disease that I was plagued with, but a platform for me to help and inspire other women. Six months into my breast cancer remission I adopted two more children and founded SparTea, the Pink Door Day Spa for Girls, a full service Day Spa for Girl’s . Char, was abandoned at my home while I was in breast cancer remission and was my inspiration to start SparTea.
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SparTea The “Pink Door” Day Spa for Girls, is a full service spa featuring jewelry beading, mini mani’s & pedi’s, hand & foot massages, yoga, zumba, canvas paint parties, delicious cupcakes, flavored teas, and lots of fun fun fun! Creativity is our forte.
Established by Sarita Murray, SparTea – The Pink Door Day Spa for Girls began as a mobile Spa party for girls. At the time, My daughter Char was just turning four years old, and I had recently adopted her therefore this was a special celebration. Being an event planner and mother of four, I knew exactly how to make this birthday exceptional. Char invited 15 of her little friends over for a Spa Tea Party. The Girls beaded jewelry, received mini mani’s & pedi’s, feasted on a princess friendly menu (fruit & veggie platter), and wrapped it all up with cupcakes and a tea party. It was a blast – the girls loved it! They were tickled pink! The moms loved it too; they thought it was a great concept. SparTea was born ! After 3 years of mobile service, it was time to set up shop so that little girls all over could experience The Ultimate Spa Party and have a one of kind SparTea experience. The first location opened in Bare Hills and the concept began: SparTea – The Pink Door Day Spa for Girls. SparTea continued to host the best spa party for girls in Baltimore year after year, it was time to move to a new location. Local designer Stephanie Bradshaw who designed the Bare Hills location was called upon again to assist with design and decor. Together Stephanie and I created a wonderfully sweet space in Towson for self-indulgence. Now SparTea – The Pink Door Day Spa for Girls has become the Ultimate paradise for any little girl to have a good time.
What is the purpose of this loan?
At present 90% of my business is word of mouth , a great marketing campaign would definitely take SparTea to the next level!
Years in operation: More than 5 years