Cookie, We miss you so!

Cookie, We miss you so!

 

Our spa is now missing a scrumptious treat, with the recent retirement of our skin care specialist, “Cookie” Blinn.  Cookie worked as an licensed esthetician with Interlocks for over 15 years and in that time, made a huge impact on clients and staff.  Earlier this year, Cookie decided it was time to retire and we know our clients miss her just as much as we do. 

Our fondness for Cookie runs deep … she could always be counted on for a smile or a joke, and her giggle was infectious! That is not to say she wasn’t a serious professional, because she was.  Cookie performed her work with acumen and care. Though it was her nature to be funny and outwardly effusive, she was all business within the confines of her spa treatment room, giving clients all of her focus.  Over many years, she gained the respect of her peers and enjoyed a large and loyal clientele due to her immense skills in skin care, as well as her gracious nature.

 

Here are a few of quotes from the staff that worked closely with Cookie.

Ginny Eramo, Owner / Creative Director:
“I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with Cookie over a 15-year period.  She and I have enjoyed a very special relationship, and I appreciate her in more ways than I could ever fully express.  We carry a mutual respect for one another, and I immensely enjoy her occasional, hand-written “love notes,” which offered her guidance, frustrations, or her stamp of approval for various business decisions.  Cookie, a petite grandma, who possesses  the energy of those ¼ her age!  Her positive energy, health consciousness, and youthful attitude are inspirational to us all.  She nurtured every client and parented every team member, during her time here. Cookie has made a lasting impression on us all, and for me personally, she taught me some valuable lessons (when I didn’t know I was learning them!) I will forever keep this special lady very dear in my heart.“

Robin Spero, Director of Operations:
“Cookie is someone who always made everyone feel special.  Whether you were a co-worker, or a client, she treated everyone like her family.  Always taking the time to sincerely ask about your life and interests. Cookie has a nurturing touch that was so healing.  She is always smiling, always professional.  Appreciates everyone and anything. She is a gem and one of the finest people Interlocks has ever had the opportunity to employ.  She will be missed!“

Deborah Dumont, Licensed Esthetician / Team Leader:
“I did not know what to expect 15 years ago on my second day of training at Interlocks when I met Cookie.  Well, I came to find out that she is one of the finest women, and estheticians, that I have ever had the pleasure to work with.  What Cookie taught me that day was simple… ‘Always look professional, keep your room clean, give 110% and just love what you do.’  I’m grateful for the many years of guidance, laughter, and enjoyment that Cookie brought to my life!”

Christine Boucher, Licensed Massage Therapist / Team Leader:
“Cookie is the mother hen that takes you under her wing and makes you feel welcome.  There is nothing old about Cookie.  She is as sharp as a whip; just as outgoing as her younger co-workers, and she can kick our butts in the gym!  She is one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to skin care.  If by chance she doesn’t know the answer off the top of her head, she can always find it in the reference bag that she always has with her!  Cookie is always up for a good laugh; in fact most of my best laughs at Interlocks have been with Cookie.  She’s well known for her “bling”, and I’m sure her jewelry collection out-does everyone else!  She is a fabulous woman and I am so very grateful to have met and worked with her. I miss seeing her smiling face at work. “

If you were a client of Cookie’s and would like to send her a note, we are happy to assist.
Please mail to:
INTERLOCKS
Attn:  Cookie
58 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950.