Love Me Like A Princess© was established in 2015 based on the testimonials of survivors of domestic violence and from the personal experiences of our CEO and founder, Michelle Wells.
In July, 2016 Love Me Like A Princess© was given the opportunity to establish a Community Action Project (CAP), through Dress For Success Worldwide. Our CAP project has given survivors of domestic violence, the tools to rebuild their confidence and help them become productive, self-sufficient members of our community.
Our 1st CAP Workshop
What: 1st LMLAP© Community Action Project
When: Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Where: Panera, Lane Ave.
What a SUCCESS! LMLAP© presented its first CAP Workshop on Saturday at Panera at Lane Ave. “The workshop couldn’t have gone any better”…says Michelle, Founder of Love Me Like A Princess.
Each participant learned and was inspired by Nora Cline and Shelley Johnson. Nora presented the first workshop, Modern Manners, instilling self-respect, respect for others and developing confidence and poise for any social or business event while Shelley, The Losing Coach, inspired the participants to transform themselves into healthy, strong, vibrant women. A special thanks to Panera Bread, who provided a delicious lunch. Everyone enjoyed and leaned.
Our 2nd CAP Workshop
Our 2nd workshop was held at The Columbus Main Library. It started with Sheri from Om2Ohm located in Powell, Ohio. She began with a meditation lesson and ended with holding each individual hands and letting them express, “I am joy”!
Denise Loftus from Timeless Chic brought in a rack of clothes and accessories. She educated the ladies on body styles and how to dress to make you look amazing! Denise showed how simple black outfits could go from work to a evening on the town with simple everyday scarfs and jewelry. She purchased all the outfits at a thrift store.
Dr Leah Tate from Northside Family Dental educated the ladies on how oral care can improve your life. A healthy smile can improve a persons life inside and out, not to mention boosting confidence!
We want to give special Thanks to Clothes Mentor and Donatos Pizza! Clothes Mentor donated $25.00 to each lady for them to buy a new outfit. Donatos Pizza donated the pizzas…and yes – every piece does count!
Our 3rd CAP Workshop
We want to give special thanks to all who donated to this, our 3rd Community Action Project Workshop. The workshop was held at The Kelton Museum, located on East Town Street, in Columbus, Ohio. We started off with a wonderful gift from Kenneth’s Academy Hair Salon. Each participant received a hair cut and style gift certificate. We wanted the ladies to see how loving people are and the lengths they would go to save lives.
Next, we were blessed with a tour of The Kelton House Museum and Garden, which is a Greek Revival and Italianate mansion in the Discovery District of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Built by Fernando Cortez Kelton, a prosperous wholesaler of dry goods and pharmaceuticals, the Kelton House incorporates elements of the Greek Revival and Italianate styles. The garden features hedges, statuary, diverse plant specimens, lattice work and mixed perennial borders that demonstrate a Victorian sensibility. The simple beauty of the mansion’s façade, however, housed dangerous politics (for the time). The Keltons were active supporters of the abolitionist movement. They did all they could to assist ex-slaves, freed slaves and freeborn blacks and fugitives, including one young woman who was sheltered at the home for ten years.
After the amazing tour, the ladies were welcome into the carriage house where a beautiful lunch was waiting, a special thanks to Catering by Scott. Scott donated a beautiful lunch and included chicken salad, tuna salad sandwiches and desert. Dr Rosemary Reily educated everyone on the lunch and it’s nutritional value. She also shared many wonderful facts about health and nutrition.
We had a special guest who survived domestic violence. She shared her story of her success after abuse. CEO Marica L. Phipps of Battered not Broken walked us through her amazing journey.
Dr Keith Warren taught us about the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation along with a demonstration.