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Just in time to liven up fall, comes the Women’s Expo in Oaks!Women's Expo

I had a great time at this event, and so did just about everyone I spoke to or passed by. Makeup, spa, tools, jewelry, purses, scarves, teeshirts, gourmet foodstuffs, chocolates, outdoor items and décor were all on display.

The Women’s Expo really touched on what women want to see and enjoy, as well as much-needed tools to run their lives.

Lynn Matthews of Market Square shared her thoughts on the expo. “Entrepreneur Kathy Goodrich wanted to promote a women’s’ show to empower women, showcase things women are passionate about, and host a weekend full of fun for friends,” Matthews said. “ We believe this is a timely and important show. Women are so busy, so we wanted to offer resources and fun!”

ING Direct was on site to offer money tips and retirement planning, as well as a few other investment and wealth management firms. I enjoyed that PECO was an exhibitor, offering money and energy saving tips and info on EnergyStar  rebates.

Many vendors offered business opportunities, such as Arbonne, Shop2Dye4.com and others. Estee Lauder was on-site to do makeovers, and GLO and Sensational Smiles offered tooth whitening.

Tomboy Tools was an interesting vendor, with a quality line of tools ergonomically designed with smart features added for easier use- lighter and smaller. A workshop each day featured how-to’s and projects with the slightly girly pink power tools.

Health vendors and demos such as healthy living, meal planning and bone density screenings and nutritional seminars by Isagenix addressed toxicity and nutritional deficiencies. Mercy Suburban Hospital has a lot of great giveaways and health information. Boehringer Labs offered resources on restless leg syndrome.

I enjoyed the food and dessert demos. Dove Chocolate Discoveries  and Miss Maddie Maries Gourmet offered demos and yummy samples, especially the chocolate covered espresso beans by Dove.

Society Hill Dance Academy offered dance classes on salsa and other styles, and Zumba classes were offered as well. This was lots of fun- a great place to just let lose and expend some energy!

This place is also great to get a jump on holiday shopping- I saw soWomen's Expo many great scarves and handbags that I wanted. I loved Miche Bags, very chic bags that you can change the outer shell with many different designs. I saw several sweet necklaces at DVA Designs. This is Sharon Jaworowski’s  first show with her designs and jewelry. She has very vintage-y looking items and colorful necklaces, earrings and rings. She decided to do this show and jumped right in, greeting customers with a smile.

Home décor in many mediums- harvest and holiday decorations, kitchen items, wall décor, with Willow House offering workshops on designing and displaying a holiday table.

A great day with lots of fun! Can’t wait until next year!

Sponsors of the Women’s Expo are ING, The Inquirer, Philly.com, Estee Lauder and 95.7 Ben FM. Media sponsor is www.womenxchange.com

Christine Tarlecki can be reached at engchik@gmail.com  and on FaceBook and Twitter under engchik