Uptown Mugs #51 . Kathryn English

Kathryn has worked the front desk at Element5 since they opened in June 2010 (just celebrated 6years being open last week), booking appointments, greeting guests, answering phones.

Element5 is a fully licensed salon & spa offering massage, hair and aesthetic services. We offer reiki, threading and SharpLight Laser (hair removal, skin rejuvenation, pigmentation reduction),  Botox/Juvederm services. We recently started a YouTube channel hosted by one of our hairstylists Adam Donnelly showcasing new and exciting things at the spa and beyond. 

Element5 has won Progress Magazine’s Best in the East award and Telegraph Journal reader poll best Spa 2 years in a row.  

Kathryn is certainly a wonderful asset to Element5, and an appreciated, friendly face of uptown!


Let’s chat with Kathryn…

Where were you born/Where are you from?
Saint John, born and raised!

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?
I started working Uptown in 2003, but growing up as an East Sider I remember always finding an excuse to come Uptown. From trying on pretty dresses in Calp’s to grabbing the best spot for the Loyalist Day Parade I’ve always loved Uptown Saint John! 

Name one or two people who you look to for inspiration?
Entrepreneurs like Element5, The Yoga Co-op, Duncan’s Electrical, my favourite pink mobile truck In Pursuit and so many others! These local folks are keeping Uptown Saint John vibrant and creating jobs in the city centre. 

What is your favorite season, and why?
Fall because all apple everything. 

What is your ultimate favorite snack food?
Are cookies a snack food? The chocolate chip cookies from Treats are my weakness. 

Coffee, tea, or other?
Tea is one of my main food groups.

Most guilty pleasure?
A Greyhound – The Saint John Ale House makes a mean one!

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?
Hot Spot Parking! It’s so easy to use – you can be out running errands or at a restaurant and if your time runs over on your meter you can top up right from your phone! Or if you pay for a longer session and don’t use all your time you can refund the money back onto your account. So handy!

 

Find Kathryn and Element5:

Online – element5spa.ca
Facebook – Element5Spa
Twitter – @Element5SpaSJ
Instagram – element5spasj
YouTube – Elemental Stream TV

‘Inside Uptown’ Residential Tour Recap

A few weeks back Uptown Saint John hosted our 2nd ‘Inside Uptown’ event, a residential tour of select living spaces uptown.  We sold out at 250 tickets, and the tour was enjoyed by all who seized this viewing opportunity.

Our historic uptown has a variety of urban living spaces, from traditional to modern chic, all within walking distance to the conveniences of the City Market, theatres, Aquatic Centre, galleries, boutiques and incredible restaurants.  It is our hope that through these type of events, exposure to the variety of spaces available will encourage an ever increasing residential population uptown.

An after party was held at the Union Club, then many went on to continue their evening with good dining and socializing uptown.

Thanks to all of our homeowners, volunteers, event sponsor, Labatt Breweries, and all who enjoyed the event.

Below is a photo recap from the event:

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Courtyard Concerts

‘Courtyard Concerts’ . Free concert series Uptown, three times/week during July and August.

Tuesdays & Thursdays in CenterBeam Courtyard @noon
Saturdays in King’s Square @noon

Uptown Saint John is proud to present FREE musical entertainment uptown during July and August.  Our original “Summer in the Square” series has evolved and will now include concerts taking place in the CenterBeam Courtyard on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as Saturday shows in King’s Square.  We are piloting this template in efforts to infuse cultural entertainment in more areas of our business community, as well as appreciate our wonderful local performers.  We hope that the working public, patrons, residents and visitors will grab their lunch and enjoy some local tunes in comfortable settings during their workday, as well as on Saturdays.

Performances will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-1pm in the CenterBeam Courtyard, off of Grannan Lane and Saturdays from noon-2pm in King’s Square!  This will continue throughout July and August.  In the event of rain, all performances can be enjoyed at the Saint John City Market, whenever possible.  We kick off the series on Saturday, July 2nd in King’s Square with East Coast Music Award winner, Mike Biggar, between noon-2pm.

We thank our valued sponsors, the City of Saint John, The City Market, 97.3 The Wave, and Commercial Properties Limited.

July 2 Saturday Noon-2 King’s Square Mike Biggar
July 5 Tuesday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Hilary Ladd
Juy 7 Thursday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Marissa Sollows
July 9 Saturday Noon-2 King’s Square Bonnett House
July 12 Tuesday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Mary Beth Marks
July 14 Thursday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Frank James
July 16 Saturday Noon-2 King’s Square Maxine Le Royer (Busker)
July 19 Tuesday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Jess Darrah
July 21 Thursday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Sean Flynn
July 23 Saturday Noon-2 King’s Square Sorcha’s Gunn
July 26 Tuesday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Marvin Rathburn
July 28 Thursday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Adam Washburn
July 30 Saturday Noon-2 King’s Square Jerry-Faye
August 2 Tuesday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Molly Kilpatrick
August 4 Thursday Noon-1 King’s Square InterAction Students Show
August 6 Saturday Noon-2 King’s Square David Mudge & Verdell Finnamore
August 9 Tuesday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Luc & Maddy Poirier
August 11 Thursday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Apryll Aileen
August 13 Saturday Noon-2 King’s Square Nick Gay
August 16 Tuesday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Matthew Martin
August 18 Thursday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Jaclyn Reinhart
August 20 Saturday Noon-2 King’s Square Jinx the Cat
August 23 Tuesday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Stephen Lewis
August 25 Thursday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard Keith Facey
August 27 Saturday Noon-2 King’s Square PAPA ROXXY
August 30 Tuesday Noon-1 CenterBeam Courtyard PENALTYBOX