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Westlake Staycation

27 Aug

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Sometimes a girl needs a little staycation. Something with a spa. Somewhere not too-too far. Relaxing. Indulgent.

I had the perfect staycation this month at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. A gorgeous property that truthfully seems a little out of sorts in this particular location… but with a golf course could easily become a destination spot.

Less than an hour from West Hollywood, I highly recommend making the drive for a quick overnight. The deep marble 2-person tub alone is worth the trip. Just BYO bubble bath. Or request their intoxicating what-I-can-only-guess-is lemongrass-scented bath cubes.

Make sure to visit the pool, too. Once you make your way through the spa maze, it’s well worth reserving a cabana if you can swing it. Lovely spacious patios surround the pool, fully equipped with daybed, chaise lounges, television, ceiling fan & storage space. You can easily make a day of it out there.

I however had a spa and salon to visit. If you book a treatment, make sure to leave time to experience the spa amenities. Especially the sauna. It’s huge. Two rooms! I actually wasn’t counting the minutes ‘til I could bolt for the steam room. If you’re concerned about losing tone or firmness in your face, treat yourself to the Swift Lift Firming Facial. It’s as effective as it is relaxing—and they’ll do extractions if you want. Yes please.

The hotel is also home to the award-winning California Health & Longevity Institute — a facility with onsite doctors and specialists to help guests achieve individual wellness and total body rejuvenation.  

Recently taken over by the Four Seasons, the new Rhythm & Hair salon is modern beauty convenience at its best. Grab a cut, blowout, manicure… it’s all at your fingertips. Heh heh, punny. The stylists use some of my favorite Oribe products, and there’s even a special barber-esque area just for men.

Before I knew it, it was time to return to the real world. Perhaps the time I plan a staycation, I’ll plan to stay a little longer.

For more info, go to https://www.fourseasons.com/westlakevillage/

xo

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Spice Up Your Sunday

25 Sep

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Heads up, Ventura Blvd. boutiques – you’ve got a spicy new neighbor!

Today, The Spice Way is celebrating the Grand Opening of their new Studio City location! Stop by and join local chefs, herbalists, spice connoisseurs, and some really cool peeps for an afternoon of intros, infusions, and fun.

  • Sunday, Sept. 25th
  • Noon to 6pm
  • 12238-B Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604

 

…Oh, and while you’re welcoming ’em to the neighborhood, have them pick you out a special elixir to help face yet another looming Monday.

xo

 

Glow Yoga @ Exhale Santa Monica

18 Mar

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Calling all yogis and Earth lovers! This Saturday, March 19th, (aka tomorrow!), exhale Santa Monica is hosting a complimentary hour of Flow Yoga by candlelight at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

The chill event will be hosted by candlelight to welcome spring and honor Mother Earth. How lucky are we Angelenos to be able to enjoy outdoor events this time of year!?

The 60-minute exhale Flow Yoga class will be hosted on the Sunset Terrace from 8:30PM to 9:30PM. All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

Interested? Reserve a spot at exhalespa.com/santa-monica.

 

xx

 

Please share.

22 Jul

Friends of Gloss Angeles,

As some of you know, I’ll be walking from Malibu to Monterey in late September – it’s approximately a 250-mile trek.

It’s going to be an incredible journey and I’m even more excited to say I’ll be helping support children who are trying to live healthier & stronger lives.

The indiegogo campaign is simply to help with my journey essentials. If any funding goes unused, it will be donated to Kids in Sports Los Angeles.

Lastly, please don’t feel like you have to donate. I only ask that you share the link with others. And even better, if you’d like to join me on any part of the journey, hit me up…I’d love the company!

Here’s the link: http://igg.me/at/hikesfortykes

Thanks for spreading the good word! xo

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Equinox Downtown Arrives Tomorrow!

26 Mar

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For those who can swing the membership fee, good news is arriving downtown tomorrow in the form of a 28,000 sq. ft. Equinox fitness club! Finally, the downtown hipsters can work out in style.

This will be the company’s 15th Southern California location – located downtown in the Bunker Hill area at Citigroup Center: 444 South Flower Street, at 4th Street. It’s scheduled to open at 4:00pm.

It boasts a 2,000 sq ft private terrace, a high-end retail shop, juice bar, and spa with full range of facials, massages and body treatments.

If you actually want to work out – hit up a yoga, cycling, Pilates, Barre Burn, METCON3, Shockwave, ViPR or Tabata class. Or you can sweat it with the classics, on your own, in the strength training area, with good ol’ free weights and state of the art cardio machines.

For more info, go to http://www.equinox.com/clubs/downtownla or call 213.330.3999.

xo