Spa Party at The Ritz DTLA, July 16th

2 Jul

Ritz-Carlton poolside yoga

Beauty enthusiasts take note. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles is bringing back the Summer Spa Soiree for one fab evening of head-to-toe indulgence on Thursday, July 16. And, it’s open to the public! Think: Complimentary poolside yoga, healthy treats, champagne, and a selection of random fun prizes.

Guests can also take advantage of personal hair and skincare consultants who will be on hand. Brand reps include Eminence Organics, African Botanics, BAR Skin and Body, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Clarisonic, NuFace (!!), Salon 11, and Jane Iredale Cosmetics.

Attendees can also book 15-30 minute mini spa treatments. Each one costs $25, but you can apply that toward any retail purchase over $75 – so that’s cool. During the event, also enjoy 15% off retail shopping.

The event is complimentary but reservations are suggested, so email the contact below. Hey lookit us thinking in advance…

Here’s the breakdown:
Summer Soiree event | Thursday, July 16th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Yoga | 5:00pm or 6:30pm
Valet parking | complimentary with spa validation

Mini treatment appointments available:
• Peach Bellini Hand Treatment
• Eminence Mini-Facial
• Chair Massage
• Dr. Dennis Gross Peel
• NuFace Contour & Lift Treatment
• African Botanics Marula Experience
• Nail Polish Change

RSVP to Spa Manager Kory Keith by July 9th:
Kory.keith@ritzcarlton.com

The event itself is a tease for what’s yet to come in August. Ask about their Wellness Retreat coming up on Sunday, August 16 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. It’ll be the first one of a new quarterly series!

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles | 900 West Olympic Blvd. | LA, 90015

xo

From L.A. to Wellness in Loreto: A 4-Day Diary

27 May

Rtkf2Fy20ALEn3NzZLnFElIa-xsmGLnZDvj60BNuVmNVi1t57d0ZSM3QQJybSwiLY3qJBwdIZOuHkHIV-xx3k3-jAGDTHZxNhrcMEZ4wpu3-ZDCeSv5NRqF8E2ZMe9AWsZnSB6cIocHiQbC32Xm2-BR7KS3uKnnoOxFWZWpQFdqWsHsdIYFBDYm7ISWI6SVtcVOY6ADuF33XCS9dtKgj5lDQBgMTSitting quietly off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula is a hidden jewel in Loreto called the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa. Upon seconds of arrival, I went from feeling like I was in the middle of nowhere, to exactly where I was supposed to be.

Greeted with kind smiles and quenching strawberry lemonade, we would soon kick off our Wellness Week experience through a special hand washing ritual—signifying all of our stress and bad juju would be left outside the hotel doors.

SETTLING IN

Checking in was surprisingly simple since we had emailed all of our information and food preferences prior. I always recommend doing this, btw. Help the hotel help you! We were given magical bracelets to wear for the entirety of our stay. No room keys to lose (or get deactivated from being held too close to your cell phone) here. Just this little waterproof accessory that would never fail to let you in your room.

I had a One Bedroom Suite. It was 1,300 square feet of total comfort! With a king bed in the bedroom and a pullout queen sofa in the living room, it could have slept four easily. Not to mention a huge private balcony overlooking eyefuls of the Sea of Cortez, fully functioning kitchen, two bathrooms, two TVs, and (big drum roll!) a washer/dryer. The appliances put my little Los Angeles apartment to shame. Charming touches such as Welcome truffles and your name in colorful pebbles on the master bed represent the warmth of the culture—as well as the resort staff. Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 3.48.07 PM

The first night, we enjoyed surf & turf skewers under the stars amongst the fire pits and island breeze. There are three restaurants on the almost 4,500 acre property—all of which provide room service and can accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and even kosher (if notified in advance) diners.

Menus aren’t taken lightly here. Each meal is prepared like a work of art and presented with all the care of a gallery curator. Continue reading

ME! Bath time

15 May

Ice-Cream-Collection-by-ME!-BathIf you enjoy a good bath at the end of the day or post-workout, you’re probably familiar with ME! Bath. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you might recognize their cute ice cream scoop-shaped bath bombs. Ahh-dorbs!

Not only are the bombs cute, but they really do spruce up your soak with fizzy fabulousness. Each one is made with six oils, purifying minerals, fragrance and Epsom salts to hydrate and improve skin tone.

The brand also makes a sugar-based Shower Sherbet that I indulge in regularly. Each tub is an experience of cleansing, exfoliation and silky smoothing. My favorite is the Land of Milk n Honey. You don’t even have to moisturize after the shower when you use it.

The ME! Bath Ice Cream Collection makes an aesthetically adorable gift, too. Check out all the collections at mebath.com. And look for some classic Ice Cream Collection flavors at your nearest Target location this spring!

Shower Sherbet

xo

Best. Day. EVER. | No. 11

8 May

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Love Love LOVE this Bibi hoodie by Good hYOUman. Who could have anything but an awesome day while wearing this? Not even your mom!

If you aren’t familiar with Good hYOUman, check out the entire site. It’s a feel good, do good, inspiring LA-based company.

Act quickly if you want to order this particular hoodie though. There are only 75 shirts in total available. Yes, mom might receive it a little late… but it’ll be like her best day ever, so who could complain? Again, not even your mom.

Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

xo

Gifts with Grace | No. 10

7 May

IG Signature Bracelet

It’s come down to the wire, but there’s still time to get Mom something special. Just jump online, scroll through the styles and pick something that looks like her from Isabelle Grace Jewelry. You’ll find everything from simple drop earrings to intricate crystal bracelets.

And bonus, their prices are so good that opting for overnight delivery is totally doable.

IG Bridget Drop

The Bridget Crystal Drop Earrings feature fancy cushion cut Swarovski stones that sparkle with jeans during the day or for cocktails at night.

Or get personal with a fun customized piece like the gold-filled Signature Initial bracelet.

And while you’re scrolling through the pages, check out the key chains. Love these for Father’s Day gifting! Nothing like [cough, cough] planning ahead.

xo

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