Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Siren News - September 2014

Featuring Gnubie Gnuscaster Amanda Roncalio-Meyer!

·      September has indeed been the month of the siren, as 4 salonnieres have been trained and certified, and their salons officially opened in Ohio, Georgia, and both Northern and Southern California. See their links in the description section below this video to learn about all of their upcoming local events and activities.
·      If you’ve been toying with the idea of opening a salon of your own, the next Salonniere Training session will be held by videochat on October 5th.  Salonniere Sanndi Thompson of Georgia’s Bohemian Belles had this to say about her training session: "Most people think of training sessions as mundane or grueling, but I am here to tell you the training for Siren School Salonnieres is not at all your average class session! It is fun, informative, relaxed and inspiring. Joy Siren comes through in video chat just like she does in her posts, being that she is vibrant, sparkling,and full of life and light. More light is shed upon Siren School in this training and what it entails to be a Salonniere and have a chapter in your own town.So come on and be a Salonniere and spread the Joy!" Certification is currently free to all enrolled Siren School students, so don’t miss your chance to turn your dream events into reality and happy memories
·      Dust off that old copy of Pride & Prejudice and take gran’s old teacup off the shelf to join in the nationwide Jane Austen themed Austentatious Afternoon Tea on November 8th. All are invited to participate either online or at their local salon. There will be games, trivia, prizes, and tea! 
·      Looking for a new idea when it comes to a friend’s birthday party, a bachelorette bash, or get-together with your social group?  Siren Soirees offer a variety of fantastical and culturally enriching sireny themes such as:  Genie Dreams, Bollywood Bash, Island Hukilau, Mermaid Moments, Flapper Fete, Inside the Faerie Ring, Moulin Rouge Spectacle, Gypsy Jamboree, Pin-Up Play Date, Manners Mavens etiquette instruction, Charm Class, Hospitalitea parties and more
·      To take your event to the next level, add a Dance Party to your soiree.  Fantasy Fitness Instructor are trained to teach 1-hour dance parties as well as 6-week class sessions.  Dance styles include: Bollywood, Polynesian, Can-Can, Charleston, Burly-Q, Samba, Flamenco, Gypsy, GoGo, Circus Arts, Mermaid aquatic dance and so on
·      If you can’t find a Siren Soiree Producer or Fantasy Fitness Instructor in your local area, consider becoming one yourself!  It’s a rewarding part-time job that puts you in touch with the siren community in a variety of rewarding ways
·      The holidays are coming and so are your opportunities to ask for a Mythic Adventure getaway as a gift. Full-immersion theme experience take you to destinations New Orleans, Chicago, Cozumel, a desert oasis, just to name a few.  Once there, excursions abound, as well as opportunities to laze in the sun and sight-see
·      Practically all of the activities mentioned in this newscast earn Siren School students Plunder reward ducats.  If you’re not yet enrolled, click the link in the description section below this video. Annual enrollment is only $25 and allows you to start plundering immediately. It’s a great way to earn ducats you can cash in for everything from a custom-mermaid tail to a weekend in San Francisco or even a 5-day Total Sirenity trip to Hawaii!
·      Don’t miss out on your chance to pre-order Siren’s Treasure by Debbie Herbert, the follow up to Siren's Secret, available through Harlequin Nocturne, to be published Nov 1st.  It’s a Southern Supernatural Romance – Where love, like magic, casts its own spell of enchantment.
And now, the latest from our newly certified salonnieres:
·      Bonnie's Lasses is Ohio's first Siren School Salon. Bonnie says, “I'm certified as a Salonniere, Siren Soiree Producer and Fantasy Fitness Instructor. Allow ME to be a part of YOUR next girls night in, birthday or party with a Bollywood Blast or Genie Dreams and Genie Belly Bliss themed event. Throw the ordinary out the window and let the extraordinary in the front door.”
·      Salonniere Kimberley Thomson Morris says of her salon, “Things are slowly starting to happen here at the Intrepid Ladies Adventure Club and Tea Society. Since we have gained full salon status, I have been furiously planning amazing adventures and wondrous teas for the enjoyment of our members and their guests. Our first gathering will be a Witch's Tea on October 18, 2014 and on November 8, 2014, our salon will hold its Austentatious Afternoon Tea for new members at the Quail and Thistle Tea House in Capitola, California. December will find us at the Great Dicken's Christmas Faire on the 6th. Costumes are encouraged, but hardly necessary. There is shopping, roaming street entertainers, and a wonderful tea room at The San Francisco Cow Palace which is transformed in to Victorian London just for the occasion. Next year there will be hikes, and beach trips, and lunch in the city, and...well, you get the idea.”
·      Georgia now has a Siren School Salon of its own – The Bohemian Belles, where a bit of bohemian flair and southern charm fuse together. Go on a ghost tales tour at Oakland Cemetery, one of Georgia's most historical cemeteries, or join the belles for a belly dance show, or perhaps have a moonlight picnic among the fireflies and magnolias. Let Bohemian Belles help ignite your bohemian soul and let your gypsy spirit soar!
·      Sarah Gates of the Sea Jewels salon shares, “Do you live in the San Diego or Riverside, California area? Are you looking for some new gal pals to make a splash with? Well jump in, the water’s fine at the Sea Jewel Siren School Salon! The Sea Jewels are gearing up to be an integral part of November 8th’s Austentatious Afternoon Tea – in fact, we helped inspire it! For more information, visit us at”
·      La Vie Sirene magazine is now in its second year of publication. Join its rowdy bunch of contributors for their Villains issue kick-off party on Facebook on Oct 1.  And feel free to contribute your own thoughts and stories to the Holiday Traditions and Tea issues.  Or advertise your sireny business or project in the magazine or Siren School’s theme-specific sites

·      And now for some of the wackiest celebrations you can look forward to in the upcoming month. See the description section below for the full list:  (Just mention a half a dozen or so that you like best J )

o  National Custodial Worker Day
o  Name Your Car Day
o  Techies Day
o  World Smile Day
o  International Frugal Fun Day
o  National Frappe Day
o  Do Something Nice Day
o  Come and Take it Day
o  Mad Hatter Day
o  Bald and Free Day
o  Curious Events Day
o  Moldy Cheese Day
o  National Angel Food Cake Day
o  It's My Party Day
o  Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
o  Moment of Frustration Day
o  International Skeptics Day
o  Wear Something Gaudy Day
o  Evaluate Your Life Day
o  Babbling Day
o  Count Your Buttons Day
o  National Bologna Day
o  Make a Difference Day
o  Punk for a Day Day
o  World Pasta Day
o  National Tell a Story Day
o  Plush Animal Lover's Day   
o  Hermit Day
o  National Frankenstein Day
o  National Candy Corn Day
o  And… Mischief Night

·      For more information on any of today’s news items, see the helpful, handy description section below.  If you have news you’d like us to feature, just write to Siren School on Facebook or at

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