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Get ready for Spatober in the Palm Beaches!

A spa girlfriends getaway. Left to Right – Danielle Faust, Erica Villalobos, Michelle Olsen, Annie Alvarez. 

For the second year in a row, Spa & Wellness Month in The Palm Beaches Returns throughout October 2017, and this year it’s for a good cause. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all participating businesses will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Palm Beach County chapter of the American Cancer Society. More than 30 offers are available, including spa treatments starting at as little as $45, wellness experiences starting from $15 and healthy eats starting at $11.

“It’s a privilege to support the important work of the American Cancer Society while highlighting the exquisite spa and wellness experiences available in The Palm Beaches,” said Jorge Pesquera, president, and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches. “We are enormously grateful to both our local partners and visitors for making this thoughtful partnership work.”

This is definitely something to take advantage of. Keep in mind that many of the resort spas in the area might charge a little more, but you have to consider that you are getting way more than just a spa service at resort spa but rather a full day-cation experience if you plan accordingly. Many of the resort spas have pools, jacuzzis, steam rooms, saunas, relaxing lounges with tea and goodies to nibble on and more! So if you are looking to have a little “me time” definitely consider doing it for a good cause during October and in turn support the American Cancer Society.



Here is just a sampling of some of my personal favorite offers that are under $99:


Spa at PGA National

Cost: $89 per treatment including a mini-split of Includes a mini bottle of Rose Prosecco.

Tickled Pink Menu

  • Roses Facial (50 minutes): Breathe in the sweet scent of rose and experience the softness of natural marine and plant extracts for a sensory, soothing facial experience by Phytomer. After a rose-mineral mist, the complexion is polished with an AHA scrub for a petal-soft texture, then anointed with Rosee Soin rose oil to detoxify and strengthen skin.
  • Blushing Pink Rose Massage (50 minutes): Allow us to infuse your skin with a serum infused with roses and mixed with a nourishing oil featuring organic sunflower seed oil.
  • Pretty in Pink Manicure|Pedicure (75 minutes): Immerse in a refreshing bubbling soak that both relaxes and invigorates. A sugar scrub made with Square One organic vodka and raspberry extract thoroughly banishes dry skin and hydrates deeply with natural oils. A light drizzle of softly scented melted shea butter, cocoa and mango butter makes for a lavish finale.

Specials are valid Sunday through Friday. Tax and gratuity will be added. For each Tickled Pink treatment booked, $5 will go toward a breast cancer charity.

Beauté Therapies Medical Spa at 360 Beauty, Health, Wellness
Cost: $99
The Black Peel Facial: This new facial from Dermophisiologique uses a carbon mask rich in natural actives such as kaolin and microspheres of active charcoal that provides deep cleansing. It absorbs skin impurities such as sebum, microorganisms, and pollutants from the environment, while olive kernel powder exfoliates dead skin cells mechanically, favoring skin regeneration and promoting a natural glow. The spa will donate 5 percent of each service booked to the American Cancer Society.

Cosmo and Co. at 360 Beauty, Health, Wellness
Cost: $99
SilkPeel Facial:
SilkPeel Dermalinfusion or hydro-dermabrasion skin treatments combine noninvasive exfoliation with the infusion of skin-specific topical solutions to improve and revitalize the skin. An advanced form of microdermabrasion, SilkPeels are unique because they do not use crystals. One treatment per person. Twenty-four-hour cancellation required. The spa will donate 5 percent of each service booked to the American Cancer Society.

Elite Skin & Beauty
Cost: $99
Diamond Microdermabrasion: This skin resurfacing treatment removes the topmost layer of skin, leaving it more supple and vibrant (includes cherry light enzyme peel). It is noninvasive, painless and requires no downtime. Diamond microdermabrasion may improve discolored skin, acne-prone and scarred skin, and wrinkles.


Bolay Restaurant
Pink Power Bol: Anytime in October, visit Bolay and order the Pink Power Bol for $12; $1 of each order will benefit breast cancer research.

Serenity Garden Tea House & Café
Lunch at Serenity: From $11, enjoy a healthy lunch served with a selection of organic teas.  10% of the cost will be donated to charity.


Blueline Surf & Paddle Company
Cost: $20

Blueline Goes Pink for the Cure: Take to the calming waters in your pink to support breast cancer awareness during October with a one-hour paddleboard yoga class or a one-hour paddleboard rental. A donation of $5 from each rental will be made to charity.

Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County
Cost: $15

Yoga in the Garden: Relax, refresh and reflect while practicing yoga in the tropical landscape of Mounts Botanical Garden. This all-levels class includes infused waters with herbs and spices from the garden. Classes run 8–9 a.m. each Sunday.

Spa at PGA National

Cost: Suggested donation of $20 goes to charity

Yoga for a Cause: Yog with Pamela Collins, 8am on the Waters of the World Pool Deck each Saturday in October

South Florida Paddle
Cost: $20

Pink in the Sunshine Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental: Wear your pink gear in support of breast cancer research and enjoy a discounted two-hour paddleboard rental. A complimentary picture of your group in their pink attire will be taken and emailed to all guests. The offer is also valid for those guests who opt not to wear pink, but we will be encouraging all guests to dress in pink for October. Online promotion code is THINKPINK. Of each $20 rental, $5 goes to charity.

Visit Palm Beach
Cost: $15

Pink Power Paddling: Every Saturday in October, wear pink and join Visit Palm Beach for a morning sample paddle of the South Cove Estuary in downtown West Palm Beach. Choose a single or double kayak or SUP (stand-up paddleboard). Available 9:30–10:15 a.m. Space is limited. Reserve online. Must be wearing pink to receive the $15 rate. Of each $15 rental, $5 goes to charity.

For a complete list of all the restaurants, spa treatments, and wellness offerings visit

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September 26, 2017 · 1:47 pm

Tipsy SalonBar owner takes nail hygiene seriously

As I ent20160130_120133ered Tipsy’s newest Salon Bar, located in Boynton Beach where the former Yossi Salon used to be, I thought for a second I might have arrived at the wrong destination. As I looked around at the chic, and highly modern décor I did a double-take and suddenly realized the individuals enjoying libations at the bar were actually also getting their nails done or hair colored. The environment may look like a trendy South Beach Night Club  but getting you “tipsy” is definitely not what Tipsy Salonbar and Lounge is solely about.

There menu lists out options of wine from $7 to $10, Beer starts at $4 and then they have other cocktails like their signature Lychee Mimosa or Prosecco. For those looking for alternatives to alcohol they also offer non alcoholic beverages such as Green Tea, Coffee, Water and OJ. Drink up at the bar, all while you enjoy a full service salon and spa offering hair cuts, hair color, manis, pedis, facials, waxing and massage.

I really love Tipsy’s concept of a bar lounge and salon/spa all-in- one. The environment truly lends itself to bridal parties, birthday parties, a date night out, and girls outings. 20160130_120227Getting pampered plus sipping on a cocktail in the process is definitely an ideal match.

But the one thing that really stood out to me besides the pristine, modern décor, the highly professional Nail Technician, the vast selection of nail colors and the comfy furnishings was the fact that Founder, Beth Nguyen takes the nail biz and her clientele’s health so seriously.

If a salon does not take precautions in regards to cleanliness and sanitation, your dreamy day of pampering could potentially become your worst nightmare. For those who are not aware, tools like nail files and nail clippers, can spread fungal infections from person-to-person if they’re not sanitized. With a past experience as a medical doctor, Beth  goes the extra mile to insure all her guests the absolute highlest level of sanitation.  All tools, between clients, are treated to the degree that surgical tools are handled with an autoclave machi20160130_120327ne she has invested in. Liners are used at the pedicure stations and discarded after each use.

Tipsy SalonBar is located in Boynton Beach on the corner of Congress Avenue and Gateway Blvd.

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April 1, 2016 · 1:07 pm

Are you treating your skin right? a post by guest beauty expert Alyson Sichenzia

Come Check Luka's New Natural & Organic Skincare available now at Downtown at the Gardens store.

Come Check Luka’s New Natural & Organic Skincare available now at Downtown at the Gardens store.

Night time skin care and post makeup skin care regime’s are critical if you want a flawless makeup application. LUKA Cosmetics is now featuring an amazing skin care product line that leaves skin feeling baby soft!

The line includes plant and fruit extracts such as shiitake, kui kui nut, mango, avocado, neroli, aloe, chamomile, and carrot just to name a few vital ingredients. The ingredient arnica is in the eye brightening serum, which is a major healing ingredient for bruising and scaring. After using the skin care you may notice a huge difference in your skin’s glow, elasticity, and overall appearance.

If you are in search of an easy to use 3 step process prior to putting on your makeup, consider Luka Cosmetics all natural and organic skin care product line. You can stop by the Downtown Palm Beach Gardens store or visit some of the other locations such as The Spa at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens or Cosmo Prof in West Palm Beach.

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May 22, 2014 · 2:11 pm

Massages for Military this Veteran’s Day at Massage Envy

firstmassageThis Veteran’s Day, November 11th, Massage Envy is proudly honoring America’s service men and women with a complimentary one hour massage session for anybody that can prove they are active duty military, Military Spouses and U.S Military Veterans. There is limited space available so be sure to call the location nearest you to take advantage of the special promotion.

With over 850 locations nationwide Massage Envy believes everybody deserves a great customized massage or facial, so they’ve made relaxation convenient and affordable. With affordable spa memberships, flexible hours and convenient locations, Massage Envy Spa is an accessible alternative to traditional day spa massage therapy and facial treatments.

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November 5, 2013 · 1:27 pm

Chantecaille National Makeup Artist Adi Rico makes appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue Gardens Mall


Meet one on one with National Makeup ArtistAdi Rico from Chantecaille Beaute. Allow her to introduce you to this revolutionary makeup line. This Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th, as part of the Beauty Week festivities, Adi Rico National Makeup Artist will be at Saks Fifth Avenue from 11 am to 5 pm. 

About Chantecaille

Known for its high concentration of natural botanicals, Chantecaille is a luxury brand for serious skincare and beautifying cosmetics. The line stands out for the extensive research and technological innovation invested in each groundbreaking formula. It is also distinguished by the exceptional purity of its ingredients, capable of nourishing and revitalizing the skin, the body and the spirit.

The make up line is renowned for its natural look, particularly the foundations that have revolutionized the way women use coverage. The color collection, also packed with skin-friendly natural ingredients and botanical antioxidants, always complements current fashion, interpreting each season’s most important hues, textures and finishes.

Appointments are available by calling 561.694.9009 ext 368.

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September 26, 2012 · 5:46 pm

Ask the Expert: Q&A with Master Hair Designer Maria Salamis

Maria Salamis

Maria Salamis Master Hair Stylist offers expert hair care advice.

Q. I have noticed recently my scalp is flaking and itchy? What do you recommend?

If you have a dry, flaky scalp, it may be time to make some changes of your hair-care routine… Shampooing your hair the right way, by rinsing thoroughly can be an easy fix.

Give L’Oreal’s “Instant Clear Shampoo” a try. Make sure you rinse with cool water until the water runs clear of suds, that’s key. Shampoo remnants left behind in your hair could result to dry scalp and flaking. Being in the hot summer heat adds dryness as well. When going to the beach or pool, be sure to cover your scalp with a hat especially during these crazy summer months. 

If you have oily scalp that is flaky or if you have a heavy dandruff that’s accompanied by intense scalp itch, the problem may be a form of eczema, which causes irritated skin to become red and inflamed. Scalp psoriasis could also be the cause of flaking accompanied by itchy and irritated scalp. In these cases I recommend Kerastase Bain Clarifiant, Clarifying Shampoo for Oily Scalp/Oily Hair.

A full line of Loreal professional and Kerastase products are available for sale at the Salon at PGA National. 

And as always it doesn’t hurt to check with your dermatologist as well for peace of mind. 

To set up an appointment with Maria Salamis, Master Stylist, or one of the Salon at PGA National’s expert staff of spa and salon professionals call 561.627.3111 or visit  

Do you have a beauty question?  Email and you will see an upcoming blog post in regards to your question!

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July 13, 2012 · 10:31 am