Archive for March 18th, 2011
The long and bitter cold winter days in New York can be very depressing, which is why I have been seeking solace in red velvet cupcakes. Too often, I find myself on my sofa with the remote control in one hand and my frosted treat in the other. With the warm months right around the corner, though, I have to face the traumatic effect it has had on my waistline. Just in time for spring, the Mandarin Oriental, New York has the perfect remedy for guests like me who want shake the winter blues and shed those extra winter pounds—the Ultimate 24 Hour Detox Spa Package (starting at $1,630 per night), which is available for guests who want to rejuvenate and cleanse the mind and body in a luxurious environment. Upon arrival at the hotel guests will begin their journey of invigoration with a package that includes one night accommodation; a three-hour Himalayan Salt, Sea and Chakra Therapy treatment at the spa, which releases toxins from the body and stimulates detoxification; complimentary take-home products from the treatment to help ensure for long-lasting benefits; a healthy bento box dinner at the Oriental Tea Lounge; and a day’s worth of BluePrintCleanse Renovation Cleanse juices (six 16oz.bottles); and a complimentary copy of the Three-Day Cleanse book by founders Zoë Sakoutisand and Erica Huss.
Szép Élet, exclusive distributors of Ilike Organic Skin Care in the U.S. and Canada, has partnered with Stellar Spa (Corte Madera, CA) in a grassroots project to supply preventative skincare to Afghan women and children who are dealing with chronic skin issues such as extreme sun damage, severely dry, dehydrated skin, and cracked dry lips. An assortment of Ilike Rich Carrot Moisturizers and Apricot Whipped Moisturizers were donated to help spearhead the humanitarian efforts of California’s Stellar Spa. “We are glad that we are in a position where we can provide a few skin necessities to assist with easing the symptoms and conditions of Afghan women and their children,” says Szilvia Hickman, senior vice president of Szép Élet.