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A Note From Beth

bethHappy Holidays!  Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet?  What plans are you making to celebrate with friends and family?  I'm sure you are busy organizing holiday parties at work or perhaps at home.  Be sure to take a look at this month's spa recipe for a tasty holiday party treat!

Don't miss out on the fantastic specials we are having this month, especially those on Cyber Monday!  Hurry!  These great online shopping opportunities are for one day only!  Click here.

We also have some spa specials for you for the remainder of the month.  Spa gift cards make wonderful gifts! Stop by or go online to make your shopping easy and your gift-giving extra cheerful!  While you're here, take advantage of the sensational product and treatment specials we have for you all month long.

Attending a few parties to celebrate the season?  You'll want to check out this month's articles for tips to get you prepared for your event and keep you on track with all the goodies once you arrive.  This advice is sure to help us all!

May your holidays be joyful and full of cheer!  We look forward to celebrating with you at the spa throughout this festive season!

Beth Pestotnik - Founder

Featured Article

Here Come the Holidays!

give thanksLook your Best for the Holiday Social Scene

The holidays are here and with them come the parties, dances, family gatherings, and charitable events. Are you ready for all the excitement? We all want to look fabulous for these festive occasions. Don't wait until the last minute to prepare. Plan your look ahead of time for you and your mate! Check out these great ideas to help you celebrate in style!

Ladies, obtaining the perfect outfit is your first priority. First, make a mental note of all the events you will attend. Are you celebrating with co-workers, friends, or both? Keep in mind, your dress at an office party should definitely be more conservative than that of a party with friends and family.

The popular little black dress is always a safe bet. You can accessorize to fit the occasion! Dress it up with sexy heels, earrings, a necklace, etc., or add a pop of color with a silky, red scarf, red lips and red nails.  Or, downplay it a bit for that business party with modest heels and jewelry, and neutral makeup and nail tones. It depends on the statement you want to make.

And don't forget about the special man in your life. Make sure you select the perfect tie for him that matches your dress. A traditional black suit and tie are always in style!

Don't forget the most important part of your pre-party plan. Schedule your spa visits and hair appointments in advance so you can arrive to your social events looking refreshed and vibrant. Reserve your chemical facial peel to eliminate dry, rough skin and top it off with a hydrating mask for soft, supple skin. You won't believe how beautiful your makeup will look once applied after these treatments!

give thanksOnce you have found the dress, you can plan your makeup. Stop by the spa for holiday makeup tips and check out the latest colors. Glossy lips and smoky eyes are a popular look this year and they complement the black dress, as well. For a little flair, spice up the gloss with hues of red or hot pink. And, as always...long, lush lashes are a must!! Top it off with a bronzer for a sun-kissed, healthy glow. Don't overdo it. We want a healthy look...not a fake one.

You've got the dress, accessories and makeup in place. All that's left is the perfect hair design to complete your look. Trendy styles this year include the up do...perhaps a high bun or ponytail. Or, you may want to let your hair down in soft, cascading waves for a more casual look. Start thinking about your hairstyle a few weeks ahead of time so you don't have to stress about it the day of the event. Make your appointment with your hairstylist way in advance!

Want to lose a few inches before you slip into that dress? A body wrap is the perfect solution. Reduce cellulite and lose inches quickly and safely with a signature body wrap. You'll feel so confident when you head out to spend time with friends, family and co-workers!

Remember, less is more. Keep it simple, yet classy. That's a guaranteed winner every time.

Spa Promotions

Look what's new with Collagen Induction Therapy (C.I.T.)!

give thanksThis month, we have added an extra boost to this skin-tightening and rejuvenation procedure.  Enhance collagen stimulation with a C.I.T. procedure PLUS LED LightWave treatment.  Your skin will be instantly lifted, tightened and smoothed in just one treatment!

$ 125  (VIP's only $25)
Roller Special:  Only $99 ($160 value)

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Eliminate tense, sore muscles with this Massage Special!


Relax and revitalize with a 90-minute Massage and receive your choice of a Moroccan Hair Treatment or Back Renewal Scrub for FREE! $100

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Just in time for the holidays...

Gift cards make the perfect stocking stuffer!

Cyber Monday Mania
give thanksDon't miss your chance for this great opportunity!
Purchase a $100 gift card and receive $50 Free (provided in $25 gift cards that may be used one at a time or given to friends and family members)! Good on Cyber Monday Online Purchases Only.

(VIP members may purchase this fantastic special value Sunday, December 1st- Tuesday, December 3rd.)

Check out the Holiday Gift Packages we have created for everyone on your shopping list!

Plus...take a break from shopping yourself and unwind!

Sweet Holiday Retreat
give thanksIndulge in your choice of a Signature Facial or 60-minute Massage.  Continue your spa experience at home with a Signature Milk & Honey Body Butter and Scrub Gift Set ($47.50 value). $115

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give thanksHoliday Pep-Me-Up
Escape the long shopping lines and prepare to glow for the holidays. Reserve the HydraFacial, a popular "instant results" treatment, and take home NectiFirm, the latest firming and lifting "must have" neck and decollete cream ($60 value).  You'll feel relaxed and instantly rejuvenated! $180 (Includes Face, Neck & Chest)

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Sweet Dreams
give thanksPerfect for Her and Him
The ultimate gift of pampering and relaxation...  Enjoy a Signature Facial, 90-minute Massage and Body Scrub.  Plus, take home a pair of the new Bamboo Pajama Sets for her or the Ultimate Royal Highnies Boxer Set for him! $275. For two: $525.

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And that's not all!
While you're taking a little time for yourself, go ahead and pick up a few gift cards for friends and family.  For every two - $50 gift certificates purchased through the end of the year, you will receive a complimentary Shower Burst!  Choose from: Energy, Relax, Clarity, or Healing ($5.75 value)

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Favorite Things


give thanksBe sure to like us on Facebook!  Don't miss out on the specials and last-minute savings you can only find on Facebook!

 

Give the gift of Cashmere-scented candles by Linnea's Lights!give thanks

Each candle is handcrafted and mindfully packaged in recycled materials, printed with soy inks and hand stamped-the ultimate gift for someone or to keep for yourself. Matchboxes included! $31


Try Comphy Sheet Sets and you will never want to get out of bed!!
You spend 1/3 of your life in bed so your sheets better be Comphy!  Do you love crawling into the cozy sheets we utilize at the Spa?  Take that lavish softness home with you or give as a gift this holiday season!

give thanksComphy Sheets feel like luxurious high-count cotton, but are actually made from a breathable, high-performance microfiber. In addition to feeling great, these sheets need no ironing and they dry quickly. They are pre-treated to resist stains and are non-allergenic.

Choose from white, cream, tea green, silver blue and chocolate. Stop by the spa and pick yours up today for a more Comphy sleep tonight! Queen Set $150. King Set $160.

Events at a Glance

We invite you to join us...

Saturday, December 7th, for the Skin Essentials Annual Holiday Sale!

- Take advantage of 20% off all retail products and clothing
-Earn a FREE treatment with any skin care device (Clarisonic or NuFace)
-Sign up for a FREE Holiday Make-up Lesson with a guest makeup artist from Jane Iredale (sign up now)
-Receive a Free Gift with any $100 purchase
-Bring a friend
-Save on great holiday gifts!

We'll see you there!

Save the Date!

Be sure to reserve your Botox & Juvederm sessions with Dr. Greene on Thursday, December 5th & Thursday, December 19th, from 5:30-7p.m. Space is limited so schedule your appointment today!

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Healthy Holiday Party Tips

Keep your commitment to healthy eating!
The holidays are such a festive, fun time of year! We get to spend time with friends and family, shop our cares away and attend all of those holiday parties.  Whether it's the office party or a gathering at a neighbor's house, parties are in full swing during the holidays.  And so are the food and drinks! This can cause anxiety for even the healthiest eaters.  But, it doesn't have to!  Try these helpful tips to enjoy the festivities in a healthy and safe way.

Don't arrive hungry.  Enjoy a small, healthy snack of nuts, cheese, and fruit, such as an apple or grapes, before the party. You want to arrive to the party satisfied, not starving and eyeing the buffet table as soon as you walk through the door. 

Easy does it on the alcohol.  Loading up on alcoholic beverages is a recipe for disaster.  You know that tasty, holiday drinks can be loaded with alcohol and calories.  And isn't it fun to pair them up with some "carby" snacks?  Don't fall into that trap!  You've heard the saying, "Everything in moderation."  This would be the time to put that into practice.

Also, keep in mind....your alcohol intake and behavior at a business party must be more composed versus that of a friend's party. Remember the infamous Elaine dance on that hilarious episode of Seinfeld?  Elaine is the life of the party as she performs her "dry heave dance" all night long at a business party.  Needless to say, she is mocked and whispered about in the office for the following weeks.  Don't be Elaine!  Keep your behavior in check.

Sip on your cocktails instead of gulping them down. Try drinking water after an alcoholic beverage to fill you up and lessen the effects of the alcohol.  And, most importantly...make sure you have someone designated to get you home safely.

Look for the fruit and vegetable trays. Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of nutrients, high in fiber, low in calories, and a delicious snack.  If you're really hungry, consume those first.  But, stay away from calorie-laden dips and spreads.  Don't undo the positive decisions you've made up to this point. 

Holiday festivities can be lots of fun.  But, it doesn't mean we should make unhealthy choices.  It's easy to overindulge at parties only to wake up with regrets the next morning.  However, if you plan carefully, and make wise choices, you can have fun at your party and feel great the next day.

How will your after-party be? It's up to you!  Enjoy!

 

Spa Cuisine

Baked Brie with Strawberry Glaze

A sweet-tart glaze made with strawberry preserves and balsamic vinegar tops a wheel of baked brie.  Perfect for your holiday celebration!give thanks

Ingredients
- 1 (13 to 16-ounce) whole Brie cheese with rind left on
- 3 tablespoons strawberry preserves
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted hazelnuts or sliced toasted almonds
- Toasted Bread Hearts and Crackers

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Place the Brie on a baking sheet or baking dish. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the Brie is semi-soft and warm.

2. While the brie is baking, combine the preserves and balsamic vinegar in a saucepan and heat until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat.

3. Remove the Brie from the oven and place on a festive serving dish. Arrange the strawberries on top and drizzle with the heated preserves.  Sprinkle with the nuts. Serve with crackers or toasted bread hearts.

Makes 8 servings.

 

Ask a Therapist

Q: What type of product should I take my eye makeup off with?

A: We have two favorites... A simple, all-in-one product we love is Image's Hydrating Facial Cleanser.  It is amazing at taking off most makeup, even on the eyes!  Or, you could try Jane Iredale's NEW Eye Makeup Remover. Both work great!

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