Happy New YOU my geeks4beauty!
Like many of you I need to re-charge and have made some resolutions to be healthier, happier and to recognize JOY and embrace it!
I had the distinct pleasure of enjoying a beautiful spa day at the Four Seasons Westlake in Westlake Village, CA- for the Four Seasons Spa Week on Nov 17, 2011.
First, let me tell you I was invited to join some of the best in beauty blogging- Romy Scherr of Romy Raves (@romyraves), Mikki Bey the Celeb MUA (@mikkibey), Gloria Yang of Gloria Yang (@GloriaYangBB) as well as some of the best in beauty, food and drink with Sadie Murray of thesadiemurray (@thesadiemurray) to name a few.
Second, the spa at the Four Seasons Westlake is an oasis that is never to far away if you are in need of respite and relaxation. The Four Seasons Hotels in general are MY FAVORITE place to stay in the world, period! For me there is no comparison- from level of customer service and care, the accommodations, to food and OMG YOU MUST TAKE THE COOKING CLASSES at the California Health and Longevity Institute!
We were provided with a private bungalow with our own soaking tub outdoor pool and lounge area just off the amazing pool. The food was healthy, delicious and super fresh. Mimosas always help a day of relaxation and they kept it flowing. (see slideshow)
Please do not be fooled by the level of relaxation you can achieve here, this is a serious spa that offers REAL results due to their partnership with Dr. Richard Moy, one the country’s most accomplished and renowned dermatologists, and the founder of DNA EGF Renewal. DNA EGF Renewal is a NEW age management system that utilizes the power of plant based EGF- epidermal growth factors, which have been found to repair prematurely aged skin and reduce the signs of aging, while also incorporating major vitamins and minerals crucial to skin health.
I have not yet tried the home care, but the DNA EGF Renewal Facial Treatment (exclusive to Four Seasons at this time) was wonderful, my therapist was thorough and had amazing hands. (Trust me you cannot teach a good touch to a therapist- they have it or they don’t, contrary to popular belief, inmho). The results- brighter, hydrated, plumped up skin- and trust at 45 years of age- I needed it.
Please note that when you use the beautiful and complimentary amenities available during your time at the spa (sauna, steam, cool plunge, jacuzzi)- use them PRIOR to your facial- NEVER after your skin will be too stimulated leading to INFLAMMAGING= rapid aging induced by inflammation! In essence defeating the purpose of your treatment.
I will always recommend the Four Seasons for any and all your travel and spa needs regardless of where your wanderlust takes you- you are guaranteed care and service beyond compare, truly world class techniques and philosophy of treatment and wellness. On my wish list…Four Seasons Hawai’i (all 4 locations, I know I am greedy for spa…lol), Four Seasons Costa Rica, Lisbon, Bali, Singapore… oh why try choosing- Someday I will stay at ALL OF THEM!!!
Hey a girl can dream. I ALWAYS DREAM BIG!
Thank you Four Seasons Westlake and a special THANK YOU to Allison Rhodes, who THE HOSTESS of 2011! Cannot wait to be back in 2012!
Where are some of your fave spots to R &R here in the good ole US of A and around the globe? Please share!
Be BOLD, Be BRAVE, Be BEAUTIFUL!