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

27 May

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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

WORKSHOP WEEKEND: Essential Oils

25 Aug

Squeeze in some last minute Me-time before summer is over…

 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28 – WORKSHOP
11 AM – 1 PM
The use of essential oils in beauty regimes has been recorded since Ancient Egypt. Register for the “BEAUTY WORKSHOP” and learn: 
• Which essential oils are anti-aging and protect against free radicals
• How simple oils like frankincense, sandalwood, lavender, lemon, and orange may help repair and rebuild damaged skin cells
• How to custom tailor your own blend of bath oils to help you relax, rejuvenate, and release toxins

You’ll even discuss balancing your hormones!  Umm, not that you need it…

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 – SPA DAY 
The day will be devoted solely to Tandem Raindrop Therapy! Rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul with the healing power of essential oils.  One hour treatments available between 9:30 – 5:00 PM.

Anyone attending the workshop on Saturday will receive 20% off a Raindrop Treatment.

To learn more about Raindrop visit http://www.essentialhealingoils.net/  then click “Raindrop” and “Testimonials.”
To book appointments, RSVP to Katherine at  katfleming@sbcglobal.net.
 

LOCATION: 2353 San Marco Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90068

WORKSHOP: $20