Archive for February 9th, 2010
Love isn’t the only thing in the air at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills this upcoming weekend—the scent of custom fragrances will also be lingering, thanks to the Everlasting Valentine’s Day Package. Starting at $535 per night, the package, which includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, and a specialty cocktail, invites couples to consult with Kedra Hart from Opus Oils’ Jitterbug Perfume Parlour to select different blends of perfume bases. Then, Hart discusses the history of each scent and how it is has complemented love rituals throughout time. After the fragrance is custom-blended, couples receive a (carry-on-luggage-friendly) 2-ounce Eau de Parfum spray and a travel-sized roll-on to serve as a reminder of their romantic weekend together.
This scent-imental gift is not the only thing smitten spa-goers can take home with them. Complete with chocolate, rose petals and romantic music, the Lover’s Duet Couples Massage ($380, 60 minute; $490, 90 minute) is an aromatherapy-based treat for the senses. In addition to romantic memories, guests are given bath salts and massage oils to enjoy at home. Need a little direction on how to use these gifts? They can book a special 30-minute private massage instructional session par deux two with one of the spa’s massage therapists. Forget February 14th—the Four Seasons is helping make every day about romance.
Spa Gregorie’s Day Spa, which has three locations in Southern California, has partnered with the Spencer Hospice Foundation, an organization that provides quality of life to patients diagnosed with six months or less to live. Through this partnership, therapists from the spa provide facial and restorative services to patients to help reduce pain, anxiety, fatigue, and nausea through the healing power of touch at hospice centers and in patients’ homes. Patients’ physicians also play an active role in directing the therapists in order to provide optimum care. “Our goal with this program is to nurture hospice patients and their families through physical support, in addition to emotional and spiritual comfort,” says Angela Cortright, owner and founder of Spa Gregorie’s.