Planet Beach


Spouses Who Share the Entrepreneurial Spirit

It’s estimated that 10 million American workers, or 6.6% of the nation’s workforce, are self-employed. But far fewer are husband and wife teams, and even fewer are both self-employed, having successfully launched two different enterprises.

Such is the story of husband and wife team, and successful entrepreneurs, Justin and Nina Morgan. Justin is CEO of Development & Design Concepts, LLC, a fully integrated land development, custom design, and construction firm that builds high-end custom homes and commercial buildings. Nina, a mom, Licensed Professional Counselor, IFBB Figure Professional, and doctoral candidate, recently launched two Planet Beach Automated Spa locations in Bearden and Turkey Creek, which are the first Planet Beach Automated Spa locations in Tennessee.

In this issue, we’ll focus on Nina and Planet Beach Automated Spa, which has high tech, innovative, affordable services that are revolutionizing the spa industry. In our February issue, we will interview Justin and learn more about Development & Design Concepts, LLC.

EK: First of all, tell our readers a little bit about Planet Beach and how it differs from traditional spas.

Nina: At Planet Beach Knoxville, we currently offer 13 different spa services to service both men and women. We offer everything from massage, weight management, detox, anti-aging, skincare, stress-reduction, pain relief, sunless color, and even teeth whitening. We offer convenience and affordability. With my locations now in Knoxville, luxurious spa services are no longer unattainable. All of our services are between 15 to 30 minutes. You can be in and out in 20 minutes or you can spend a few hours with us; it’s your choice. We offer monthly memberships and session packages to suit everyone’s goals, lifestyle, schedule, and budget. Whether you are a student, career person, or stay-at-home mom or dad, Planet Beach is just what you have been looking for. We are even open seven days a week!

EK: You have extensive backgrounds in competitive sports, fitness, modeling, and professional counseling. How does your professional training and career experience benefit your clients?

Nina: I have always been passionate about fitness, health, wellness, and helping others. It’s all about the total package. We all want to look good on the outside, but we also want to feel good on the inside, too. We can’t focus on just one and lose sight of or neglect the other. Our self-esteem can be in direct correlation with our appearance. Self-care is so important – emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Our expert spa consultants are here to help our members and clients achieve their goals. Our services can help get you on the right track to a healthy lifestyle.

EK: You describe Planet Beach as a one-stop shop for total skincare and wellness. Can you elaborate?

Nina: While similar services exist elsewhere, clients would have to visit numerous locations to be able to take advantage of all the services we offer under one roof. We have a full line of skincare for face and body to clear, maintain, and transform your skin. We also offer relaxation products like masks, spa socks, personal massagers, candles, and melts, as well as nutrition products like vitamins, protein, detox, anti-cellulite herbs, and PB Clean Energy. We carry sunless color products by PB Glow and Sunless Pro, and we have in-spa, home teeth whitening kits, touchup pens, plus much more.

EK: Clients are often reluctant to commit to the high fees charged by spas or to sign long-term contracts. How is Planet Beach different?

Nina: We offer all different types of memberships, which start as low as $29 per month. We even offer month-to-month memberships and session packages. You can even freeze your membership.

EK: You also offer an appointment-based, no wait commitment to your clients.

Nina: Yes, our services are appointment-based. This enables us to keep a client’s wait to a minimum. We will also accept call ahead and walk-ins.

EK: Highlight for our readers two services that are popular with your clients.

Nina: Our most popular service for weight loss is the Slim Capsule. You can lose anywhere from one to five pounds and burn 400-500 calories in just one 28-minute session! Slim Capsule combines heat, light, massage, and natural aromas for a truly powerful and unique multi-sensory experience. The capsule provides the perfect environment to complement any exercise, fitness, personal training, spa, or beauty regimen. Dry heat and radiant heat combine with LED light therapy to enhance your POD experience. Aromatherapy, vibratory massage, and cool facial air complete the pampering and relaxation. Slim Capsule provides the perfect heated environment, maintaining desired heat levels throughout the duration of each session for more effective results and maximum comfort.

Turn back the clock with our second most popular service, which is red light treatment. Red light was first discovered by NASA. It has become very popular in the spa industry, because people are experiencing amazing results. Infrared light is a unique wavelength and can penetrate deeper into the skin. It can stimulate collagen and elastin in your skin. It helps with fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne, scarring, and stretch marks. It’s anti-aging’s dream!

EK: How can our readers learn more about Planet Beach?

Nina: They can visit our website at, or they can visit us on Facebook at or We also have a free Planet Beach app. Lastly, they can call or stop by our convenient locations in Turkey Creek or Bearden!

» Dream Wave Massage
» Yu-me Massage
» Jade Fusion Massage
» Oxygen Therapy
» Guided Meditation
» Andullation Therapy

» PB Glow Sunless Spray Tanning

» Slim Capsule – weight loss and detox
» Sauna-tox – weight loss, detox, pain relief, relaxation, cardio, skin health
» Full Body Hydration
» PB Renew Light Therapy Facial
» Full Body Red Light Treatment
» Teeth Whitening

Planet Beach Automated Spa

6630 Kingston Pike in Bearden

11657 Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek

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Ethos Restoration

Frozen Water Pipes May Be Just the Beginning of Your Problems

By Jeremy Akers, Owner of Ethos Restoration

Last winter thousands of Knoxville area homeowners experienced flooding related to frozen water pipes. The one thing that each of these homeowners had in common was the belief that frozen water pipes, and the flooding that results, always happens to the other person. Last winter proved them wrong.

When a water pipe bursts, every second counts. Water can permeate just about everything in your home, from carpeting and hardwood floors to cabinetry, furniture, insulation, drywall, and even our most priceless possessions. But unless the water remediation company you call has the necessary training and experience, your problems may have just started.

Unless all water is removed from your home, you may have created the perfect environment for mold to grow. Left untreated, mold can not only damage your home, but it can also become the source of a variety of health related problems. That’s why I started Ethos Restoration.

Ethos Restoration is a full-service, total turnkey water damage remediation contractor. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we provide homeowners with the peace of mind they deserve. A licensed, bonded, and insured water damage restoration contractor, Ethos Restoration has a team of trained and experienced professionals that can handle every phase of your water damage emergency, from cleanup and mold remediation to restoration, remodeling, and rebuilding.

A preferred service provider for many insurance companies, Ethos Restoration has both the solutions and resources required to quickly and safely mitigate even the most serious residential and commercial water damage emergencies.

Take all the necessary precautions to prevent water damage from frozen water pipes this winter, but if an emergency strikes, turn to the full-service water, storm, and fire damage specialists trusted by homeowners and insurance companies throughout East Tennessee, Ethos Restoration. The only number you’ll need to remember when water damage strikes is 865-693-3265.

Ethos Restoration

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Learn to Play Bridge on January 17

Learn to Play Bridge on January 17

The Knoxville Association of Bridge Clubs is offering a unique opportunity in Knoxville on Saturday, January 17. Patty Tucker will present the Learn Bridge in a Day™ seminar at the Knoxville Bridge Center. Participants will be introduced to the basics of playing and scoring contract bridge. Numerous coaches will be on hand to guide in actual play and to answer any questions.

This program is designed for those who have never played bridge, but it’s also for someone who might have played bridge years ago and would like to be re-introduced to the basics. Most importantly, it’s for anyone looking for an opportunity to meet new people while playing this fun and fascinating card game.

Bridge is played socially and competitively by millions of people worldwide. The Greater Knoxville area accommodates all bridge skill levels with games in Knoxville, Maryville, Alcoa, Oak Ridge, and Tellico. These areas offer games for experienced players, as well as games specifically designed for those who are very new to the game. Some games include free lessons for beginners. You will be able to choose just how fast you journey through your bridge experience and just how far you want to go!

Pre-registration is not required but highly recommended due to limited seating. Call 865-539-4150 today to reserve your seat, and you can begin playing the best mind game ever on Saturday, January 17. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Check-in time is 11:30 am, lunch is at 11:45 am, and the seminar begins at 1:00 pm. Your new best friend and partner just might be there waiting to meet you.

The Knoxville Bridge Club is located at 7400 Deane Hill Drive in Knoxville. For a map and additional information, visit

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Paint in the New Year


Paint in the New Year

By Jeff Brown, Owner of CertaPro Painters

Perhaps it’s just a single room inside your home, or perhaps it’s the entire interior, but you just can’t stand the color. Maybe they’re the original colors, and because they’re builder’s grade quality, they’ve lost their luster and are not of the quality that allows walls, baseboards, and trim to be easily washed. Or maybe you’ve added new furniture, home décor items, or art that clashes with your existing color schemes.

No matter what your reason or the size or number of rooms that require repainting, CertaPro Painters can help you transform every room in your home to restore that brand new, showroom quality appearance that it once had. Repainting not only renews your home’s appearance, but it also increases its resale value.

So if you’ve made a resolution to update your home in the New Year, or if your spouse made the resolution for you, I’d like to offer you a special incentive to keep your resolution while saving you 30% at the same time. Right now, if you call me and schedule your painting or remodeling project to begin before March 15, you’ll save 30%. You’ll not only receive our special winter pricing, but you’ll also discover a level of quality in both our materials and workmanship that is becoming increasingly more difficult to find today.

While you’re discussing your interior painting needs with us, don’t forget your home’s exterior or that we also offer a variety of other home repair and renovation services, including pressure washing, carpentry, drywall, faux finishing, staining, and wallpapering – all backed up with the same CertaPro guarantee for quality and workmanship.

Why not let CertaPro help you keep your home fix-up project resolutions in 2015 while taking advantage of our special winter savings by calling me today? Trust us with your painting and home repair projects!

CertaPro Painters

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Budget Blinds Partners with Homes for Our Troops

Budget Blinds Partners with Homes for Our Troops

Budget Blinds is happy to announce its new partnership with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the U.S. that builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes across the country to the most severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Through this partnership, Budget Blinds has agreed to provide faux wood blinds in approximately 120 of the specially adapted homes during the next three years.

Home Franchise Concepts, a parent company of Budget Blinds, is a proud supporter of our military men and women. From our founders, who are ever grateful for the freedom to pursue their own American Dream, to individual franchisees of Budget Blinds and Tailored Living, Home Franchise Concepts has a history of giving back to our veterans. Between individual home renovation projects and the Million Dollar Franchise Event to assist veterans coming onboard as franchisees, many lives have been touched.

Please join us in supporting our military men and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation.

Budget Blinds

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Introducing Erin Haines Designs and Nature-Inspired Creations from Jordan Birkhead

Introducing Erin Haines Designs and Nature-Inspired Creations from Jordan Birkhead

Ironic is pleased to introduce Erin Haines Designs, an eclectic collection of personalized gifts from local designer Erin Haines. Erin Haines Designs offers gifts for everyone and for every occasion. Desktop calendars and refills, beverage and dinner napkins, melamine platters and plates, beverage coasters and koozies, self-inking and laser etched stamps, bordered note cards and color coordinated envelopes, drink stirrers, personalized stationary, and print image galleries are just a few of the many creative items that Erin Haines Designs offers to help you escape from the ordinary in your daily life.

Also, brighten up your home with seasonal greenery from local designer Jordan Birkhead, available exclusively from Ironic. Seasonal, hand-crafted greenery, all of which can be customized to meet your exact needs, can help you transform any season, special occasion, or event from ordinary to extraordinary. Festive greenery creations by Jordan Birkhead can help you liven up your holiday events at home or at the office. These unique creations can also be customized for special occasions, including newborns, birthdays, graduations, weddings, corporate events, or to meet a wide variety of seasonal celebrations. Also, don’t forget about your game day soirees.

The Erin Haines Designs collection and creations from Jordan Birkhead are the perfect additions to Ironic’s huge selection of hand-crafted wrought iron, wood, glass, ceramic, and fabric gifts for all occasions and seasons.

5054 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business

By Tom Irmen

The origins of New Year’s resolutions, which were primarily religious in nature, date back to the ancient Babylonians. Today almost 40% of all Americans are estimated to make resolutions annually, despite the fact that their failure rate is a whopping 88%.

The failure rate of New Year’s resolutions is based on the failure to achieve a stated goal; for instance, losing 25 pounds. But the real success, I believe, results from acknowledging a needed area of self-improvement. Execution of your plan to achieve your desired results can be refined through trial and error over time. So don’t give up on identifying areas of self-improvement just because you’ve come up short in the area of execution.

Here are sure ways to succeed:
» Identify areas requiring self-improvement.
» Implement a common sense approach to achieving your goals.
» Make yourself accountable to a trusted friend.

Want to stretch yourself just a bit further in 2015? How about combining your personal resolutions with those of your small business? Just like yourself, your small business most likely can benefit from resolutions focusing on its financial health, well-being, and its relationships with customers. Ask yourself these questions for starters:

» Are you managing your small business or is it managing you? Identify possible areas for healthy future growth, and invest time implementing a well-thought out plan for success. Try delegating routine tasks to co-workers to free up the needed time.

» Can your customers and prospective new clients differentiate you from your competitors? Don’t expect great success in a generic marketplace. Identify those areas where you can successfully differentiate your small business and then implement a marketing strategy to educate existing and future new customers.

Like personal resolutions, success with business resolutions begins when you identify areas of improvement and then implement an achievable plan for succeeding. But consider supercharging your potential for success by becoming accountable for your resolutions to a trusted friend, mentor, or co-worker.

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year and Happy Savings!


Happy New Year and Happy Savings!

January is a great time to reassess your winter wardrobe. There is finally time to go through all of the pieces hanging in your closet that haven’t been worn yet this year and either donate them or take them to your nearest consignment shop. Whichever you choose, you’ve begun the process of updating your own winter wardrobe while selections are still great and on sale!

At The Lily Pad, our sales are huge semi-annual events which take place in January and July. Our winter merchandise is now 25% off, and on Saturday, January 17th at 10:00 am, every piece that’s left goes to 50% off! We’ve found this method to be quite effective to not only clear out the store, but also to pass tremendous savings on to our customers.

As the winter merchandise goes on sale, our “La Sale Boutique” (the big room in the rear of the store) goes to 70% off! Thus, the clearing out begins as we ready ourselves and the store for a brand new season! Spring fashions have been ordered, new, fresh looks are arriving and the holiday decorations have been put away for another year.

We’ll look forward to seeing so many of our customers and friends during our unbelievable sale days. If you’ve ever spent a day at Filene’s Basement in Boston, The Lily Pad is almost as wild on the first days of our sale! Plan to spend some time with us as you visit with friends and neighbors, every arm loaded with bargains and having the time of our lives! What a fun day during a not-so-fun month… it’s a social event you won’t want to miss!

At The Lily Pad, we reflect on how blessed we have been this year to again be a part of your lives. We truly appreciate the vote of confidence you place in us to be your fashion headquarters! Our most sincere wishes from the entire Lily Pad staff for a happy and healthy 2015!

Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874

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Consign To Design


Here’s One New Year’s Resolution I Can Help You Keep

By Kristi Hickey

It’s New Year’s resolution time again. Most of us make them, and few of us keep them. It’s a shame really, as most of our resolutions are well intended. Because the resolutions we make most often are health, well-being, and financially related, keeping them could have a very positive impact on our lives.

There is one resolution I could help you with. If you’re committed to making every dollar go further in 2015, I can help.

Take a look around your home. Have you relocated, downsized, or become an empty nester recently? Why not transform your quality, unused furniture, art, and home décor items into cash?

On the other hand, if you are looking for just the right accent piece, a room, or an entire house full of furniture, we can help with that too and at savings of up to 80% off original retail. We offer quality, gently used furniture from the nation’s top manufacturers, including Henredon, Lane, and Thomasville, just to name a few.

Have you ever wondered where our furniture, art, and home décor items come from? From homes just like yours, all along the Kingston Pike corridor, from Sequoyah Hills to Farragut and on to Tellico Village and Rarity Bay.

Here’s another suggestion. Chalk type paint is all the rage now. Actually, we offer a chalk-free paint that outperforms other similar paints that you can purchase in a wide variety of colors and sizes, so you only buy what you need. Stop by, and we’ll show you how we miraculously transformed furniture pieces that you can do at home yourself, or if you buy the furniture here, we can arrange to have it painted for you at a very reasonable price – far less than what you would pay elsewhere.

Sell your unused quality furniture, buy quality, brand name furniture at up to 80% off original prices, or transform an existing piece of furniture from our extensive collection of furniture paints from Blackberry House paints. Consign To Design can help you keep your New Year’s resolution to keep more of your hard-earned income in 2015.

Consign To Design
10420-D Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

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Your Interior Design Partners

Decorating Den Interiors

Sandy Kozar and Taryn Stait
Your Interior Design Partners

This month Everything Knoxville magazine is proud to feature Knoxville Interior Designer and Owner of Decorating Den Interiors, Sandy Kozar, and her associate and fellow Interior Designer, Taryn Stait. Many of our readers will be familiar with Sandy’s award-winning designs as seen on HGTV, Knoxville’s Parade of Homes, Knoxville Symphony House and also being featured in a variety of national and international publications. Her most recently featured design is in a new book, “The Kitchen Bible” by Barbara Ballinger. Additionally, it is her unique approach that delivers professional design assistance in an approachable, cost-effective, and ultimately a successful way.

Often misunderstood by prospective clients, many people mistakenly view the hiring of an interior designer as a daunting, even intimidating task that must be far too expensive for the average homeowner. In this issue, Sandy and Taryn explain their uncommon and refreshing perspectives that will definitely help you enhance your understanding of interior design and how they strive to work within your design budget.

EK: Sandy, although many prospective clients might be too embarrassed to ask you this, can everyone afford an interior designer?

Sandy: Selecting the right design professional and getting them involved early in your decorating process is crucial to the success of your project. In reality, an interior designer can save you money because homeowners often make costly mistakes before contacting us. They also can pay more for furnishings, window treatments, art, rugs, accessories that end up not working well or do not fit properly. We work within your design budget and our design work is completely scalable. The design project can be implemented room by room as your time and design budget allow. Best of all, we do not charge by the hour for our design services when product is purchased! We can do this due to our long-standing agreement with hand-selected, top-quality manufacturers and suppliers.

EK: How can I be assured that your designs will be a reflection of my unique lifestyle and taste and not those of the designer?

Sandy: The end result of what we deliver is consistently a reflection of your own individual taste and style. We ensure that the look of your home is as unique as you are. All designs are artfully and carefully created to your needs. It is never an ‘off the shelf’ solution presented to everyone. We consider the function of a room before beginning the design process and bring you designs in a 3-D format.
The style always shines through with your lifestyle. It allows your home to sparkle and express to family and friends that you made the effort to make it beautiful and comfortable. We simply help you to differentiate yourselves from the everyday home designs.

EK: What should I expect during my complimentary consultation?

Taryn: We spend time getting to know you and your project—and you getting to know us. We offer a complimentary consultation as an exclusive, “Refresh and Renew Review” of your home to show you how best to showcase your home within a variety of design budgets.

EK: What happens after the initial consultation?

Taryn: If you decide after the complimentary consultation that you would like to work with us, our design appointment will be scheduled. At the design appointment, we bring back designs that highlight everything that we discussed on the first appointment. Orders are placed, followed and gathered so that installation can be done in one day! That is our favorite day! We send you to another part of the house, or you can go run errands or whatever, and then you are brought back in for “the big reveal!”

EK: What can you offer to your existing clients?

Sandy: After the work is completed we follow up to ensure your satisfaction. We hope to have you as a “client for life” by offering our new Free Annual Style Review to ensure that you are happy and satisfied with your new look or want to add to the project or start a new one.

EK: You are also a Decorating Den Interiors franchise owner. Why should that be important to me?

Sandy: Decorating Den Interiors has been in business for 45 years as a well-known and respected international company that adheres to the highest standards of quality, design, and integrity. We can provide the resources, industry best pricing and exclusive designer lines that you can’t get anywhere else. Locally owned and delivered, yet we have access to the very national and international products you require to give your home an individual look!

EK: Do you find that most clients have a vision of what they would like but just don’t know how or where to start?

Sandy: In most cases, this is absolutely true. 50% of the potential clients that contact us have never worked with a designer before. That’s why our individual approach to interior design is so important. We invest a great deal of time in learning about each and every client. We’re the facilitators. It is only after we discover each client’s unique tastes, lifestyle, color preferences, textures, design budget, and much more, that we present them with several design options that feature 3-D space plans, lighting, fabrics, colors, finishes, art, and rugs that are on budget. We transform the apprehension that many clients have to interior design into an adventure where we’ve developed many ongoing friendships with our clients.

EK: How can a prospective client who may be considering using the services of an interior designer learn more about you?

Taryn: It is very simple, just contact us in our Studio at 865-982-6368 or visit our website at We make the whole process easy for you. The hardest part is overcoming any fears you may have of working with a designer. You will be glad you did and thrilled with the results!

EK: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add?

Sandy: I encourage anyone wanting a more beautiful home with a warm, comfortable living environment to take advantage of the complimentary “Refresh Review and Renew” consultation. It is the easiest first step you can take to make your home more enjoyable for you and your entire family. We’d love to help you make your house a beautiful place to come home to!

Sandy Kozar, Owner/Interior Designer
Taryn Stait, Interior Designer
Decorating Den Interiors

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