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Aug 5, 2014
Diane James

Comics turn sweltering subway platform into sweaty day ‘spa’

An improv comedy troupe made light of one of New York’s least pleasant summer experiences, the subway schvitz.

Improv Everywhere pranksters commandeered the uptown 34th Street N, R and Q station platform and ran an impromptu day spa — to the confusion and delight of overheated straphangers.

The day’s 85-degree heat of July 19 meant it was a sweltering 95 degrees down below, making an ideal setting for the group’s mock “34th Street Spa.”

Members of the troupe wrapped themselves in robes and towels, playing the roles of spa clients. The footage was posted on the group’s website on Tuesday.

“It’s very warm and humid down here,” one of the funny group’s leaders told bewildered subway riders. “We can’t provide air conditioning, so we’ve converted this space into a spa.”

They served lemon-lime-infused water, offered hot-stone therapy and “misting stations” for some cooling from the oppressive subway heat.

One courageous middle-aged woman took advantage of the hot-stone therapy and loved it: “That stone treatment was lovely.”

Cops warned comedians that they’d have to leave if anyone complained, according to Todd.

“They [police] were very polite,” Todd told The Post on Tuesday. “We had a polite interaction with them. We saw them laughing.”

The group shot an hour of footage before a station manager came downstairs, asking the comics to leave. But by that point, the group had all it needed.

Group founder Charlie Todd said he’d been considering this prank for years.

Like all subway riders, Todd has eagerly jumped into an empty subway car on a sweltering day without realizing there’s no AC.

“Every so often in the summer, you’ll accidentally step into a car with broken air conditioning, briefly considering yourself lucky to find an empty car before realizing the reason why it is empty,” he wrote on the group’s website.

“I never got around to staging this because I couldn’t logistically figure out how we’d be able to reliably find a car with broken A/C. Plus, there would be no audience, as no one in their right mind would enter the car.”

Then he realized where the perfect stage would be.

“The platform! Of course!” he wrote. “It’s reliably hot and there is no escape.”

Aug 4, 2014
Diane James

Day spa at home

Glama Gal is a spa dedicated for young girls to inspire them to be confident, positive and unique. Elisabeth Mensher and Jenna Sharpley of Glama Gal visited Morning Live to tell us more.


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Lisa Cadman says:

Tween spa what a fabulous idea

Andrea says:

This is a wonderful concept! Great idea for a birthday party

Prettysmartgal says:

i love the kool aid ideas

Jerry says:

that is good for a confidence booster

Countrylady says:

Glama Gal is a spa for young girls one to build their confidence in addition to receiving a spa treatment

Aug 3, 2014
Diane James

Award-Winning Botanica Day Spa Celebrates 12000 Brazilian Bikini Waxes

Award-Winning Botanica Day Spa Celebrates 12,000 Brazilian Bikini Waxes

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PRWEB.COM NewswireClearwater, Florida (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

Botanica Day Spa continues their celebration of summer with the announcement of having performed more than 12,000 Brazilian bikini waxes to clients in the Tampa Bay area. In honor of this milestone achievement, the spa has rolled out a number of new client specials including great deals on products and services. Those new to Botanica can now get a free mini facial with their first Brazilian wax at the spa.

The iconic day spa located in downtown Clearwater, FL celebrates its twentieth year in business in 2014. Known for its warm, relaxing atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff, Botanica Day Spa was voted “Best of Tampa Bay” for Brazilian bikini waxing by CitySearch in 2010, and again was recognized in 2013 as first runner-up for Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay” awards.

Gen Obolensky, owner at the spa, says she was surprised when she realized how many Brazilian waxes Botanica had performed. “It was surprising, but we have been very lucky to have such a loyal client base of people who are like family to us. We also know that when it comes to Brazilian bikini waxes, clients are more likely to stick with a technician that they feel comfortable with.”

As for what makes a good Brazilian bikini wax, Obolensky adds, “The most important thing is to make your client feel comfortable, especially if this is their first time getting a wax. Of course, minimizing discomfort is also key and this is done by working quickly and using perfect waxing technique.”

The spa’s new client specials, listed in full on their website, include:

  • Purchase your first 90 min massage for just $90.
  • 15% off your first service or product.
  • Get a free brow wax with your first-time purchase of semi-permanent eyelash extensions.

To make an appointment, call 727-441-1711 or book online today!

ABOUT BOTANICA DAY SPA

Located in downtown Clearwater, Botanica Day Spa specializes in natural treatments for the body, skin and nails. Recognized in 2013 as first runner-up for Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay” awards, Botanica was voted first runner-up for Best Day Spa and first place for Best Mani/Pedi. Botanica was also voted “Best of Tampa Bay” for Brazilian bikini waxing, eyebrow shaping and therapeutic massage by CitySearch in 2010. With an emphasis on the use of organic and natural product lines in a cutting edge beauty services setting, Botanica’s staff is comprised of 12 fully licensed aestheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists and makeup artists offering a full menu of luxury spa services. The spa celebrates its twentieth year in business in 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.BotanicaDaySpa.com.

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Aug 2, 2014
Diane James

New day spa aims to make clients feel good inside & out

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Aug 1, 2014
Diane James

Local Long Island Massage Day Spa and Auto Dealer Combine Forces to Raise …

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An All Star Comedy Night will take place on August 7th at Governor’s Comedy Club in order to raise funds for Avery Moskowitz who has Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. Two women, Donna Fazio and Ann Marie Thompson from Lindenhurst both have multiple ties to Avery and her family. Together, they have put together a fundraiser and worked hard at securing sponsors. Avery’s story is being documented daily though her page AveryAndHerBravery, on Facebook

Atlantic Toyota and NY Auto Giant has generously donated a Samsung 3D Blue Ray DVD and Home Entertainment System that will be raffled off during the fundraiser. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa will donate gift certificates as well. In addition, other raffle baskets are expected. Tickets are also available through Hands On.

“I am pleased to announce our participation in this event and I would also like to thank Atlantic Toyota and NY Auto Giant for their generous donation, as well,” states Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Director Of Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy. She continues, “This fundraiser is very close to my heart. Avery is my best-friend’s daughter. She has been through a very difficult year. The financial burden has also taken a toll on the family. Shara, Avery’s mom has always been a very generous person with both her time and her money. To have the opportunity to give back to such a wonderful family, is truly a blessing!”

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa has been serving the Commack Community since 2000. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy is a recognized leader in Advanced Medical Massage in Suffolk County, Long Island. Medical Massage is often the answer regarding pain, injury and disease. Hands On offers Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymph Drainage and is a recommended community provider for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The Spa Services Division offers spa treatments such as therapeutic facials, skincare, microdermabrasion, body treatments, permanent makeup and para-medical cosmetics and cellulite reduction through ultrasound cavitation (Cavi-Lipo). The Wellness Day Spa has an extensive Couples Massage Spa Date Menu. Spa parties are a specialty. An array of services and packages are available for both on and off-site. Beyond the spa services include off-site on-site workplace of event mobile services which include bringing the day spa to the doorstep at home, venue or corporate function. Common events include bachelorette parties, showers, birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16 Corporate Events and functions. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy claims its licensed massage therapists and estheticians provide clients with the ultimate experience in attention, service and care.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa
Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Director
208 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12062811.htm.


Jul 31, 2014
Diane James

Artistic Designs Day Spa & Salon

Welcome to Artistic Design Day Spa Salon. Our full service salon features a highly skilled staff that is devoted to making sure your time here with us relaxing and enjoyable. Our stylists are committed to continuing their education in order to stay current with the latest trends and techniques in the beauty industry. The health and integrity of your hair and skin is our top priority, and our salon only uses the highest quality professional products so that we may provide you with the best services and treatments possible.

At Artistic Design Day Spa Salon you’ll find a wonderful menu of professional services including haircuts and styles, hair color, facials, therapeutic massage treatments, manicures and pedicures, makeup, bridal services and more. Our talented staff is dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction and is ready to cater to your needs in an elegant and relaxing environment with your comfort in mind.

For an exceptional salon and day spa experience, make an appointment today and discover why we are among the best salons is Lewes, De!

Jul 30, 2014
Diane James

Blush Beauty Lounge is not your typical day spa

Blush Beauty Lounge in Seagrove isn’t your typical day spa. Owner Jamie Gummere offers private, one-on-one sessions with her (and only her) to satisfy your every beauty need.

“I’m the only employee at Blush Beauty Lounge,” she said. “That’s what makes it so special. I can build a relationship with every one of my clients and they know they’ll get that consistent, high level of care every time they book an appointment.”

Blush Beauty Lounge is a full-service spa that offers wedding makeup, skin care, mild and mid depth peels, organic sunless tanning, full-body waxing and lash extensions. The lounge also sells retail products, such organic sunscreen and skincare, and Gummere hopes to add a cosmetic line sometime soon.

“I love working with women and helping them look and feel beautiful,” Gummere said. “It’s such a good feeling to see a woman look at herself in the mirror and smile at her reflection. It’s the best compliment I can receive as a beauty expert.”

Gummere’s passion for beauty started when she was just a little girl. She recalled concocting hair conditioners and face masks from recipes she found in her mother’s “mom magazines” at the young age of 8. And although she admits to getting in trouble for using all the eggs and oils in her mom’s pantry, she just couldn’t help herself.

“I feel like this was always my calling,” Gummere said. “I love helping women look and feel good, pretty and confident. And I love the relationships I’ve built with my clients. I never feel like I’m at work, but that I’ve spent the day hanging out with my girlfriends.”

For the last 12 years, Gummere has shaped Blush Beauty Lounge with services and products that she personally loves and believes in. She designed the menu of service and product offerings as a “direct reflection” of her go-to beauty essentials.

She writes on her website, “I love being able to customize a beauty repertoire for every single one of my clients. And because I’m appointment only, I am able to give my clients undivided attention in a private, cozy environment. It’s personal, you know? There’s not one woman that doesn’t leave without a hug and a smile.”

Blush Beauty Lounge is located at 5410 E County Road 30A and is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call Gummere at 496-0807 or find out more on her website at www.blushbeautylounge.com.

 

Jul 29, 2014
Diane James

Trinitas Health Foundation Golf/Spa Day set for Sept. 8 – The Star

The Trinitas Health Foundation’s Annual Golf Classic and Spa Day, set for Monday, Sept. 8, returns to the Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield and the Vito Mazza Day Spa in Woodbridge.

“This marks our fourth year at Echo Lake Country Club. It’s been ‘a hole in one’ because golfers and guests really enjoy the beautiful settings. It’s one of New Jersey’s ‘hidden gems’, convenient to many major roads, and home to one of the most well-appointed club houses around,” said Nadine Brechner, vice president/Trinitas Health Foundation/Chief Development Officer. “Seven years ago we introduced a spa experience at the Vito Mazza Day Spa and in that time it has become as much of a draw as the Golf Outing.”

The $650 per-golfer fee for the Classic covers golf, power cart, buffet brunch, refreshments on the course, cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, premium gifts, and a chance for exciting raffle prizes. There will be a single Shot Gun start at noon. Early registration is encouraged.

The Vito Mazza Day Spa option, limited to only 29 guests, offers guests round trip limousine transportation from Echo Lake to the Spa in Woodbridge for sessions at 8:15 a.m. or 11:15 a.m., at a cost of $650 per person. “Evening Only” events — a cocktail reception and dinner — are available at a cost of $125.

“Those who support Trinitas Regional Medical Center always have a great time at this fundraiser,” explains Jan Margolis, Chairperson of the Trinitas Health Foundation. “Spirits are always high and we’ll be happy to welcome back those who have been with us in the past as well as newcomers. By joining us at this event, businesses, corporations, agencies and individuals provide financial support to Trinitas that helps ensure quality healthcare in our community. Networking with fellow golfers, or enjoying a stress-free day at the spa, plus cocktails and dinner — that’s a great day on anyone’s post-Labor Day calendar.”

Those interested in business and individual sponsorship opportunities are urged to contact Laura Ciraco, director of operations, at 908–994–8249. To make reservations for participation in this fun-filled day, call the Trinitas Health Foundation at 908-994-8249.

Checks may be made payable to Trinitas Health Foundation, and mailed to P.O. Box 259, Elizabeth, NJ 07207-0259.

Jul 28, 2014
Diane James

Local Massage Day Spa Participates In Fundraiser For A Four Year Old Child

Avery Moskowitz

Avery is an amazing little girl who battles a deadly disease, with a smile and laughter.

Commack, Long Island, New York (PRWEB) July 16, 2014

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa is looking forward to helping raise funds for Avery, a 4 year old who has Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. She has been an incredible fighter through multiple chemotherapy treatments, surgeries and hospital stays. Avery recently received stem cell transplant treatment at the Children Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She developed a complication from this procedure called veno-occlusive disease (VOD). VOD is when small veins in the liver become obstructed causing clots. It was life threatening. Avery endured a lengthy 2 month stay at CHOP but battled her way back. She is currently receiving Proton Radiation treatments at CHOP which will be followed by Immunotherapy.

Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Director states, “Avery is an amazing little girl who battles a deadly disease, with a smile and laughter, at least most of the time! She was diagnosed in August 2013 and her and her family have faced multiple challenges since. And, they still have along way to go. She is in the midst of receiving Proton Radiation and then she should also be a candidate for Immunotherapy, which is expected to be a difficult time.”

Two women, Donna Fazio and Ann Marie Thompson from Lindenhurst both have multiple ties to Avery and her family. Together, they have put together a fundraiser.

The All Star Comedy Night will take place on August 7th at Governor’s Comedy Club. Hands On will participate in the fundraiser and tickets are also available through Hands On.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa has been serving the Commack Community since 2000. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy is a recognized leader in Advanced Medical Massage in Suffolk County, Long Island. Medical Massage is often the answer regarding pain, injury and disease. Hands On offers Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymph Drainage and is a recommended community provider for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The Spa Services Division offers spa treatments such as therapeutic facials, skincare, microdermabrasion, body treatments, permanent makeup and para-medical cosmetics and cellulite reduction through ultrasound cavitation (Cavi-Lipo). The Wellness Day Spa has an extensive Couples Massage Spa Date Menu. Spa parties are a specialty. An array of services and packages are available for both on and off-site. Beyond the spa services include off-site on-site workplace of event mobile services which include bringing the day spa to the doorstep at home, venue or corporate function. Common events include bachelorette parties, showers, birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16 Corporate Events and functions. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy claims its licensed massage therapists and estheticians provide clients with the ultimate experience in attention, service and care.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa

Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Director

208 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725


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Jul 26, 2014
Diane James

WHAT’S IN STORE: Orange County inn plans to add rooms, day spa

A poplular Orange County bed-and-breakfast is eyeing expansion.

The Inn at Willow Grove’s owners are planning to build a 120-foot-long building that will feature 11 bedrooms and a day spa next year. A pool will be added behind the building as well.

The idea, said David Scibal, who owns the inn with his wife, “is to give guests something to keep them on the property longer.”

Currently, guests typically stay a couple of nights at the inn, which has 14 rooms and suites in an 18th-century plantation house and its surrounding cottages. Scibal said he thinks that the day spa and pool will help stretch that to three or four days.

In addition, he expects that some people will drive from Northern Virginia to the inn just to use the day spa. It will have a wine theme because there are a number of wineries nearby.

The new building will be to the right of the manor house on a slope near three creeks. Plans have been drawn up by Charlottesville architect Peter LaBau, who also designed the inn’s event barn.

“It’s modeled on Virginia stables, the big, beautiful stables that you see in Middleburg,” he said of the new building.

The front will look as if it’s one story with a hip roof topped with a cupola. The back will have a lower level where the 7,000-square-foot spa will be located, along with an area for yoga classes and a kitchen where cooking classes and demonstrations can be held.

The spa will have the typical amenities as well as three rooms that couples can use for the day to receive treatments. These will include a large tub, fireplace and full bathroom.

“They’re pretty popular in the spa business,” said Scibal, who has talked to spa experts and gathered ideas from a number of upscale spas across the country. They included Miraval Arizona Resort Spa in Tucson.

Scibal said he expects that the new building will cost between $2.5 million and $3 million, including furniture, fixtures and artwork.

The Inn at Willow Grove is a boutique hotel with a restaurant and pub that was created from a 1778 plantation house and its surrounding cottages. David and Charlene Scibal opened it in 2010 after spending two years restoring the property, on 30 acres at 14079 Plantation Way.

Southern Living magazine named the inn as one of the eight best bed-and-breakfasts in the South in its August 2013 issue. It was No. 1 on the list, which also included The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville. Others were from Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

“We got possibly the biggest response out of that from any press we’ve gotten,” said Hope Scibal, the Scibal’s daughter-in-law and the marketing manager for the property. “We got an incredible bounce from that one issue.”

That was one of the reasons why the owners decided to accept the invitation to join the Southern Living Hotel Collection, which the collection’s website describes as “a carefully selected collection of Four and Five Star level independent resorts, hotels and inns, diligently vetted and creatively marketed by Southern Living, and devoted exclusively to and offering the best in authentic Southern travel, hospitality and experience.”

“The collection has been wonderful,” said Hope Scibal. “We’ve really enjoyed being a part of it this past year. We’ve had a number of people come due to that.”

The inn’s ties to Southern Living also include a mention in the magazine’s April 2014 issue as the final place to stay in an article outlining a three-day antiques road trip.

It’s also been mentioned in several other publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Virginia Living Magazine and Travel Leisure Magazine.

Cathy Jett: 540/374-5407

cjett@freelancestar.com

 

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