Lady Spa Spa Loves Miami Spa Month

Greater Miami and the Miami Beaches are home to some of “Best Spas in America,” and during the months of July and August guests to the area can indulge in rejuvenating special treatments for as low as $99.

To me its all about the Spa experience. In addition to the treatment offered and a quality service, I want to feel like I am on a day-long vacation  so when making spa appointment decisions, I also consider if there are extra perks that allow me to enjoy a full day of total relaxation PLUS the treatment.

Here are a few of my favorite standouts from this year’s Miami Spa Month:

THE PALMS HOTEL & SPA
The Palms Aveda Spa

What: Their Rejuvenate & Glow Package includes a 30 Minute Hydrocapsule Salt Scrub and a 30 Minute Elemental Nature Massage or Facial. For a full 80 minutes of bliss, the Head to Toe Revival sounds great wtih a 30 Minute Elemental Nature Massage or Facial in addition to a 50 Minute Stress-Fix Pedicure. If you want to splurge and spend a little more time on yourself the $129 Total Body Rejuvenation package cannot be beat with an 80 Minute Elemental Nature Massage followed by a 15 Minute Warm Oil Infusion Scalp Massage.

The Extras: The Palms is one of the only spas in Miami with Hydrocapsule technology and all-day access to the pool the day of your treatment (most of the nice hotel pools are off limits unless you’re a guest). As an added bonus, Spa treatment rooms are equipped with docking stations for iPods and individual music channel controls to customize your sound choice for each treatment.

The perfect location for spa day retreat, be sure to lunch at the garden-to-table Essensia restaurant. Ahhh.. I cannot think of anything better than lounging by the pool with a  ‘conscious cocktail’ in hand. These hand crafted, signature libations are made with fresh fruit and herbs grown in Essensia’s Organic Chef’s Gardens.

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL BEACH RESORT
Aquanox Spa at Trump International Beach Resort

What: Trump International is offering multiple $99 options including your choice of a 75 minute Total Relaxation Massage, Grapefruit Body Polish or Seaweed Collagen. That’s a good amount of time to submerge yourself in a true euphoric state!

The Extras: Completely new and renovated locker rooms feature a Finnish sauna, eucalyptus steam room, digital showers, lockers, luxurious robes, and spa slippers. A redecorated Relaxation Lounge features comfortable leather seating, beverages and light snacks. Bring sneakers along to work out in the state of the art Fitness Center. Then get some sun bathing in with access to the exclusive Beach Club. Discounted $5.00 valet parking is also offered to Spa Month guests.

FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH
Lapis Spa, the Spa at Fontainebleau

The What: Choose from your choice of $99 – 50 minute treatment options like a Swedish Rubdown Massage, Hot Rock Massages, Mommy’s Bliss Massage, Pore Perfecting Facial or a Men’s Grooming Facial. A variety of weekday samplers and a couple massage for $129 are also offered for Spa Month.

The Extras: Miami Spa guests can immerse themselves in over six different water elements including mineral pools and infused steam rooms. Then they can spend the remainder of their day lounging pool and beachside at the perfect spot on Miami Beach. Just this mineral pools experience is worth the cost of the $99 treatment. It is something you need to try at least once in your lifetime.  Unforgettable, I simply cannot wait to go back some day to try it all over again.

View the full list of participating spas here. Don’t forget Miami Spa Month comes but once a year experiencing at the end of August so be sure to schedule your treatment today. You deserve a day long vacation. Doesn’t everybody?

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Being on the brides side by Beauty Expert Alyson Sichenzia of South Florida

Here’s a post from Guest Contributor, Alyson Sichenzia

ALysonSo here’s the scoop ladies, being a make up artist and performer, I see; and deal with a lot of brides and weddings, especially in South Florida. I am now about to experience my own! I’m so excited to be on the other side and to get pampered by my closest friends who are amazing professionals, to get me ready for my special day at the end of this summer!

June is the season of love in South Florida. Those of you who live here know it’s wedding time, which means I’m going to be quite busy this month doing some gorgeous trials and beautiful wedding make up applications. Brides always want to feel very special on the day of their wedding. They want to feel like superstars and they should! It’s a lot of hard work planning a wedding as I now am figuring it out!

Weddings are a time of a celebration and a time for families to come together to enjoy the company of each other. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you deserve to look your absolute best for this special day.Feel like a million bucks and marry that man of your dreams!

Please visit alysonsichenzia.com for makeup tips and tricks! Stay beautiful ladies!

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Spa after Dark Evening Twilight with special musical guest Timothee Lovelock

This Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Spa & Salon at PGA National will host, Spa After Dark Evening Twilight, benefitting Big Dog Ranch Rescue from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a fun-filled and informative evening under the stars by the renowned Waters of the World pools.

The spa after-hours event features live entertainment by The DJ/Violinist, Timothee Lovelock. With a classical background and a degree from Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Lovelock has mastered the mix of his skills with different genres of music.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Hair demonstrations using MoroccanOil and L’Oreal products
  • HydraFacial demonstrations 
  • Chair Massages
  • DK Lulu Jewelry Tattoo Applications
  • Salon Braid Bar
  • Browgal brow consultations
  • Skincare demonstrations from Clarisonic and NuFace
  • Sample giveaways
  • Silent auction to benefit Big Dog Ranch Rescue
  • Shopping vendors include: Prep Obsessed, Jessie’s Girl Western Hats, International Beauty Concepts and Jamberry Nails

The Spa will also offer a 10% discount on any spa and/or salon retail purchased that night! Guests will be treated to a variety of spa style cuisine and one complimentary champagne, beer or wine.  Tickets are available via www.pgaspaafterdark.eventbrite.com, by phone by calling 561-627-3111 or at the door that day for $25.

About Timothee Lovelock, Special Musical Guest

Timothee Lovelock was born in Brooklyn, NY. After moving to Florida, Timothee’s father decided to teach young Lovelock the violin at the age of 8. With a classical background and graduating from DSOA (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Lovelock decided to melange his skills with different genres of music. The range of skill and creativity between Electronic Dance Music, Producer/DJ Timothee Lovelock make a driving force to the listeners ear. Contrarily, Timothee Lovelock is not limited to producing any specific style while incorporating violin to these fine tunes into his live performances and music production. And while Party Rockin’ with great vibes and positive energy, Timothee Lovelock makes spinning records a graceful party experience like the year 2050.

 

 

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Linda Troeller reveals Healing Waters Art Collection in NYC tomorrow

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 4.03.23 PMAcclaimed photographer, author and society staple Linda Troeller’s  Healing Waters exhibition will debut tomorrow,Wednesday, March 18th 2015 and be on display throughout the Month of April  at PR Firm, Trent & Company, Inc. Based off of Troeller’s celebrated photobook, Healing Waters, the exhibit is described as a “vivid exploration of water therapy used all over the world,” taking the viewers through a rejuvenating visual journey. The event will include a book signing and meet-and-greet session with Troeller herself.

Healing Waters is the recipient of the “Pictures of the Year” book award, which is presented for excellence in content. “These stunning images place the viewer at the forefront of the revitalization, rebirth and renewal that water therapy is intended to bring,” said Troeller. Through the use of blurring and subtle coloring tactics, the photographs portray the way the human form communicates with water.

As an adult, Troller gained connections and notoriety while living at New York City’s Chelsea Hotel for more than a decade. An environment that she explains “provides a safe haven and artistic acceptance,” she enjoyed several milestones with the hotel as a backdrop, including editing Healing Waters in Room 832.

Healing Waters opens on Wednesday, March 18th and will be on display at Trent & Company throughout the month of April.

For more information on Linda Troeller and to view her Healing Waters artwork visit www.lindatroeller.com.

To experience water therapy for yourself visit The Spa at PGA National’s healing Waters of the World pools in Palm Beach Gardens.

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Jo Malone London launches Rock the Ages limited edition collection

Jo Malone London the creator my all time favorite cologne Rock_the-ages2Nectarine Honey Blossom recently launched a new limited edition collection called Rock the Ages. Each of the five fragrances in the lineup is historically linked to a different era in British History.

Tudor Rose & Amber is inspired by the Tudor era. It contains Damask and Tudor rose as well as ginger in the heart, spicy pink pepper and clove and the base of golden amber, patchouli and white musk.

 

Lily of the Valley & Ivy is inspired by the Georgian era. The cologne opens with green ivy, pink grapefruit and sparkling black currant, with a delicate floral heart of lily of the valley and narcissus and the base of beeswax, amber wood and white musk.

Geranium & Verbena inspired by the Edwardian period, contains notes of bergamot, basil and verbena in the top, geranium, neroli and coumarin in the heart, and vetiver, patchouli, vanilla and cedar in the base.

Pomegranate Noir evokes the Victorian period with its rich scent. It contains notes of pomegranate, raspberry, plum, watermelon and rhubarb on the top, Casablanca lily, jasmine, clove, frankincense and pink pepper in the heart, guaiac wood, musk, amber and patchouli in the base.

Birch & Black Pepper evokes modern Britain with accords of mandarin, cardamom and black pepper. Patchouli and birch are in the heart, followed by the base of gurjum, vanilla and ink.

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Pick up the collection now for $65 per 30 ml bottle at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Gardens Mall where you can celebrate the launch this coming Thursday, March 12, 2015.

 

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Experience IMAGE Skincare O2 Lift facial at the home of the Honda Classic

Combining the latest technology in oxygen and stem cell therapies, the company at the forefront of innovation in skincare recently created the ultimate anti-aging spa treatment:  The O2 Lift. For a limited time only during the Honda Classic, the Spa at PGA National is offering it to guests for half its usual cost. For just $75 plus gratuity guests can enjoy the treatment before or after their time spent at the Honda Classic, February 23 through March 1st, 2015

The O2 Lift is a five-step luxury spa treatment that exfoliates and oxygenates the skin while infusing plant-derived stem cells, peptides, and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals to leave skin glowing and illuminated.

Recipients can expect to leave with noticeably softer, smoother and more radiant skin after just the one treatment.  “Dr. Marc Ronert, European Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and President said “There is no other product on the market like this one. We wanted to bring that same technology to the cosmetic market, and we’re one of the few companies in the world who has been able to harness the power of oxygen in a cosmetic application”

The goal of oxygen therapy is to increase skin cell metabolism. Simply put, the faster your skin cells regenerate the younger you will look. By combining this technology with the latest advances in peptides and stem cells, IMAGE Skincare has created a product that not only feels incredible on the skin, but helps to protect against environmental damage and the effects of aging.

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Spring 2015 Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus Palm Beach

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Eddie Borgo Magazine Tote

The Spring Beauty Event 2015 at Neiman Marcus, Worth Avenue kicks off on Wednesday, February 18th, at 11:30 am with the first Project Beauty presented by MasterCard and Beth Pine, VP General Manager! This exciting event features runway shows highlighting top cosmetic brands and commentary from industry experts. Registration is required, as the show will be a seated presentation. Attendees will enjoy music, delicious bites & beverages. Beauty makeovers, shopping and more! The low cost for registration is $25 and each attendee will be rewarded with a $25 Neiman Marcus Gift Card upon check in. Anybody who uses a MasterCard to pay the registration fee will receive an additional $25 gift card as a bonus! To register for PROJECT BEAUTY please call 561.805.6126.

Additionally,  for the first time ever Neiman Marcus has collaborated with a designer on the Beauty Event bags and are pleased to reveal that the designer is Eddie Borgo. With any cosmetics or fragrance purchase of $125 or more, customers will receive an Eddie Borgo magazine tote with the must-have Spring beauty samples. With a purchase of $500 or more, the customer will also receive a matching wristlet.

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