Our Story

ONCE UPON A TIME…

Tara loves being a mom to her two kids in Philadelphia and she has always had a passion for hosting parties. Previously working in marketing at a kid’s TV network, she developed extensive knowledge of what kids like, but also understood the needs and interests of parents.

Lori, Tara’s mother, has enjoyed an award-winning career as a massage therapist at one of the most exclusive resorts in West Palm Beach, FL.

They decided to merge their talents and deliver an experience for parents, kids and everyone in between.  The result is Philadelphia’s kid-friendly day spa –Primp & Play.

Tired of the inability to pamper herself because of kids in tow, Tara knew there had to be a better way.  She knew there were countless other parents like her who deserved to be pampered but needed a place where they could feel comfortable getting their own spa treatments like manicures, pedicures and massages where she didn’t have to get a babysitter.

After more than a year of planning and developing a list of services that satisfy the most elite clientele (but at accessible prices), Tara embarked on the adventure of becoming a mom-trepreneur.

Quickly realizing that her Tara was onto something special, Lori moved to Philadelphia to serve as the Spa Director.  The stage is now set.  With Tara leveraging her business background and event expertise and Lori providing an exceptional menu of top-notch spa services, Primp & Play will set the standard for Philadelphia day spas while at the same time bringing a refreshing experience to the many individuals, parents and children who visit.

 

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TARA MURPHY

Tara Murphy has been a marketing and advertising professional for 15 years in the television, entertainment and consumer goods industries with a proven track record of driving sales and generating revenue. While in her last role with NBC Universal for the children’s TV network SPROUT, Tara’s marketing ideas targeted at parents and caregivers generated year over year advertising revenue increases.

Tara is also a hands-on expert in the children’s space, as a mother raising 5 year-old son and a 2-year old daughter with her husband in Center City Philadelphia. Tara’s first-hand experience brings understanding of the relationship between parent and child and activities, which strengthen the bonding experience to bring families closer.

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LORI PAVLACK

Lori Pavlack has relocated to Philadelphia to become the Spa Director of Primp and Play from Palm Beach Florida, where she was the lead massage therapist at Eau Spa Palm Beach, a Forbes five-star, five diamond spa. (Formerly Eau Spa @ Ritz Carlton Palm Beach). Her clientele includes celebrities, royalty, politicians and other high-end clientele.

Lori’s expertise in various massage techniques including relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, Thai, bamboo and body wrap/treatments have been recognized through Spafinder™ where she was recognized as an award-winning therapist for favorite spa professional globally.

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JULIAN MURPHY

Julian Vice President of Kid Fun. At 5 years old, Julian insists on testing every product and
 service to ensure that it meets the Kid Cool Factor and 
delivers both smiles and memories to all guests. Known as 
key contributor, it’s been rumored that he secretly consults with 
his savvy 2-year old sister.