Archive for September 16th, 2009
When “Da Bears” kicked off their season opener this Sunday against perennial rival Green Bay Packers, The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago launched a treat for non-football lovers. While Chicago football fanatics were left to mourn an early-season loss, Windy City spa-goers who discovered The Getaway from the Gridiron Package rejoiced. For $175, the package allows spa fans to enjoy a quiet day with a 55-minute massage, a healthy spa lunch (no beer or brats), a pass to visit the pool and fitness club, and a complimentary makeup application at the Bobbi Brown counter at nearby Bloomingdales. Guests also receive a special gift from Bloomingdales, as well as 20 percent off of a future couples’ massage, applicable Sunday through Thursday, to be used for some together time without SportsCenter on in the background. Available until Super Bowl Sunday, this package is the perfect way for ladies to take a time out during football season and to score points with their fellows for giving them some space to enjoy the games.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and to do its part in helping to raise money for research, Anthony Logistics For Men is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of its 32-ounce Sea Salt Body Scrub to the Aureon Protocol Study at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for its prostate cancer research program. In addition, the scrub’s bottle is adorned with a blue ribbon, representing prostate cancer awareness.
Since launching the brand in 2000, founder Anthony Sosnick has been a vocal advocate for the disease. While giving skincare consultations around the country, Sosnick educates clients on the importance of getting a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test. Prostate cancer affects as many as 16,000 men a month, according to the National Cancer Research.
Tired of the pan flutes and wind chimes that populate most spa music CDs? Consider snapping up two new albums from CMH Label Group featuring instrumental renditions of some of rock music’s best-known and most beloved songs. Slated for a release Nov.17 release, “Rock Classics” and “Modern Classics” are 12-track collections designed to bring a modern rock perspective to traditional New Age music fare. “Rock Classics” features instrumental versions of songs from rockers like Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Police, Led Zeppelin, and others. “Modern Classics” offers tranquil renditions of songs by The Verve, U2, The Cure, Oasis, R.E.M., Nirvana, and more.
And this is just the beginning. An album dedicated to U2 will be released later this year, and CDs highlighting the music of Bob Marley, Radiohead, and Coldplay are coming in 2010, as will an “Indie Classics” set featuring meditative renditions of the music of Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Cat Power, and Sigur Ros.
“We are as much an idea company as we are a record label,” says David Haerle, owner of CMH Records. “We wanted to create a much more modern musical experience targeted at younger audiences who are now becoming more and more involved in healthy lifestyles. People’s perception of New Age music as heard in yoga studios, meditative sessions, spas, hotels and at home is going to change.”
The “Modern Meditations” series will be available for purchase at all traditional music retail outlets and online services, as well as distributed to many high-end lifestyle retailers. Visit www.modernmeditations.com for more information.
And rock on!