Archive for August 17th, 2010
Despite suffering from a relentless sweet tooth, I tend to eat a rather healthy diet. Quinoa, a nutritious grain from South America, is my latest obsession. Based on a new package recently unveiled at Tambo del Inka (Sacred Valley, Peru), I’m not the only one infatuated with this tasty treat. Introduced by the folks at Libertador Hotels, The Quinoa Trail is a new package (starting at $205 per person) that incorporates a host of quinoa-themed offerings and activities. Before setting off to bike, hike, or kayak through a quinoa-filled landscape, guests begin the day with breakfast, which features goodies such as quinoa soufflés, pancakes, cereals, and other baked goods. A picnic lunch is also included near a picturesque lake. After an adventure-filled day, guests can opt for the Quinoa Facial (not included in the package) at The Spa at Valle Sagrado. Later in the evening, they’ll discover indigenous quinoa candies left during turndown service as well as a keepsake book of recipes. Keep on the lookout for more on the Quinoa Facial in an upcoming issue.
On July 26th, 2010, the professional beauty industry lost an icon with the passing of Rosalyn (Roz) A. Barton. Roz joined Spilo Worldwide, a manufacturer, international distributor, and importer of professional beauty products, more than 40 years ago. She served as the right hand to Charles G. Spilo, the company’s founder, and acted as a guiding influence to the entire company. Throughout her career, Roz was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of Spilo Worldwide. She also served as executive vice president, becoming involved in purchasing, special projects, and general management. In 2005, Roz was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), honoring her work ethic, compassion, and enthusiasm for the industry.
According to president Marc Spilo, Roz’s genuine interest in people and her caring nature were the qualities that really set her apart from the rest. “As a friend and mentor, Roz was a unique individual–someone you could count on for honest opinions, thoughtful guidance, and absolute loyalty,” says Spilo. “If one is measured in life by the love, respect, and admiration of the people around them, then Roz Barton was truly a rich woman.”