WIth the cool onset of an LA autumn evening and the Organic Spa Magazine swag bag filled with plenty of the newest eco-luxe body care samples, visitors and guests at the lush Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills met with the foremost in health, body and beauty care professionals from all over the west coast. The evening gushed with wonderful conversation, helpful tips, wine and hors d’oeuvre, desserts and of course organic samples galore.
Products like eco-derived moisturizing creams, body butters, body scrubs, exfoliating and refining skin treatments, including natural deodorants and fragrances, plus natural clothing, accessories, foods and culinary treats, this event provided LA with a greener-than-traditional tableau of upscale earthiness and hardworking natural refinement. A fun, relaxing and artistic experience with California-chic Eileen Fisher apparel provided a unique opportunity to grab a classic crisp and flowing tunic, sweater or jacket, then get arranged by the stylist for a quick sketch done by the sitting artist-in-residence for a professional take-home art gift with you as the model!
Featured at this chic-yet-earthy boutique style trade event were speakers on global and international efforts to raise profitable attention for cultural causes like supporting travel to India with Incredible India, plus sightings of good-vibe celebrities, well-known athletes and activists taking time to learn more about causes connected to fair-trade, organic and sustainably created and responsibly sourced high quality products, earth-to-skin friendly clothing such as Fifth Dimension and the human-connection for sampling, sharing, curating and loving the products and exceptional spa services. Favorites of the professional spa-service focused on completely fresh and purifying simple approach to cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing the skin were generously offered by companies like brilliant IKOVE Brazilian organics and D’ames Spa at the Pier South Resort right in San Diego’s Eco-Tourism zone for a high brow but chill California beach-front experience.
Organizations like Spa4thePink that bring health, beauty and quality of life to forefront of spa treatments with the latest cancer support and fundraising efforts brought awareness to this unique and essential unified front to fighting terminal illness for patients, friends and family members alike. Top-rated spa centers from India to LA brought their hardworking esthetician and consulting teams, offering skin treatments, tips and invitations to their spa boosted by generous samples of soothing, blissful and practical products. Even the Peninsula’s Spa and Wellness provides top-of-the-line beauty, body care and spa specialists provided generous and luxurious samples of their in-house products, techniques and treatments.
The highlight of the LA EXPERIENCE WELLNESS Media & Eco Celebrity Event was the invitation to a one-on-one experience each eco-luxe brand or organization’s spa or wellness service at the Peninsula’s famous rooftop pool, surrounded by cabana-style gatherings for each individual service or brand to offer a unique experience with its products, clothing, spa-treatments or the outstanding and deeply connective wellness & healing guru, Felix Lopez, who brought focus, wisdom and warming insight to his visitors. Thank you, Felix!
On-the-spot massages, hand and facial treatments, and truly transformative yet simple make-up application and technique were provided by talented women like Seattle-based Kari Gran, who pumps out efficacious botanical oils blended with awesome natural pigments without any synthetic additives or offensive perfumes to cleanse, protect and beautify and balance the skin as a whole organ, from pores to a polished cosmetic finish. Traditional and naturally effective body, mind and planet preserving companies like Nubian Heritage and increasingly popular ancient Ayervedic practice of uplifting yet grounding Shankara Oil Collection and Ananda in the Himalayas offered their knowledge and exceptional experience with time-tested, potent natural products and whole-body & mind wellness ingredients from Africa and India that provide centuries old and now, more than ever, on-trend opportunities for balanced living at your finger-tips.
Spa-loving women and men of all ages, media-backgrounds and wellness-obsessive levels (including yours truly) sported the evening’s most fashionable accessories, including the I Love Nordic Naturals Sponsor eco-bags for gathering goodies and, by the end of the night, smoother, more balanced hands, faces and outlooks on life.
Proceed with joy!