Archive for June 24th, 2010
I am not ashamed to admit that I enjoy reality television from time to time. There has been the occasional lazy Sunday where I will relax on my couch watching the Bravo TV channel, which often runs marathons of its most popular reality shows on weekends. That is how I became hooked on “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” If you’ve never seen it before, you are missing out. Third-generation matchmaker Patti Stanger and her staff hand-pick two wealthy clients to transform with the help of personal shoppers, dating coaches, therapists, and more, and then set them up on a date, complete with a list of Patti’s rules to follow in order to ensure a match. Earlier this week, Sanger and the crew visited Susan Ciminelli Day Spa & Salon (New York City), where they filmed one client receiving crystal healing therapy to channel out negative energy in order to help her find true love. Stay tuned for the episode, which airs this upcoming season, to see if it worked. Trust me, after watching the sharp-tongued Sanger in action, you won’t be able to turn the channel.
It’s hard not to feel helpless when you see the devastation caused by the recent oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Wanting to do something about it, Bioelements made a donation to The Nature Conservancy, which works to protect coastal wetlands and marshes, re-establish critical habitats for threatened wildlife, and restore the Gulf of Mexico’s resiliency by bringing together scientists familiar with the area’s habitats, plants, animals, and people. “All of us at Bioelements wanted to find a way to help make a difference,” says Barbara Salomone, president and founder. “We found that The Nature Conservancy is working to assess, protect, and restore what has been ruined by the oil spill. Now we want to get the word out to anyone who wants to join us and make a donation if they can, or just help spread the word.” If you’re interested in contributing to the cause, log on here.
Happy hour has always been a time to unwind and score the best deals on drinks and food. Now spa lovers score a low-priced blissful buzz this summer at Hashani Spa at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa (Tuscon, AZ). The spa’s new SpaTastic Happy Hour, available through Aug. 31, includes 25-percent discount on services between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday through Friday. It also includes a choice of massages, facials, and manicures, and pedicures offered at exclusive summer rates. Additionally, guests who enjoy a facial during happy hour receive 20 percent off skincare products. This is one hangover-free happy hour where overindulgence is not only permitted, but also encouraged.