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A Year-End Party with a Twist

Looking for a unique way to celebrate the end of the year and all the achievements you and your team have made?

Have you considered a day at the Spa? Treating your team to some indulgence and an opportunity for them to truly relax and unwind is priceless. Some might be experiencing a spa treatment for the very first time.

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Did you know that majority of La Vita Spas are located on resorts throughout South Africa, perfect for those wanting to pair a lunch and wellness day? Here are our top 3 locations:

 

La Montagne Resort – Ballito

Located right on the beach, with the crashing waves at your doorstep, this destination is a sun lover’s delight. The resort has 2 restaurants and conferencing options, for those wanting to incorporate a larger scale event you can combine your day at the spa with a training workshop or year-end awards presentation. See More

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Magalies Park – Hartbeespoort

There is so much to do at this resort you will never want to leave. Your team can experience a day full of activities from paintball, the amazing splash zone water park to a barge cruise ending off with treatments at the La Vita Spa. See More

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Club Mykonos – Langebaan

Known as the little Greece on the West Coast of South Africa, this jewel of a resort boasts so many activates you could be there a week and never leave the resort. The flagship La Vita Spas is situated in the sports centre, with access to the undercover swimming pool. If you are looking for something different combine the day with the Club Mykonos Casino. See More

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So what are you waiting for… Book your year-end at one of these amazing venues.

Your Best Summer Skin

Are you ready for summer?

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Even if you are not – your skin is working overtime to adjust to the change in climate. Here in South Africa, we have a varied summer, from dry heat to hot and humid, each contributing to a different way our skin reacts.

If you have an oily to combination skin, you might find the humid weather plays havoc on your already shiny situation. Those with dry complexion will battle more in the more arid parts of the country. It is good to know your skin type and how to work with what you have, season by season.

A good skin care routine that is consistent will help you achieve the right glow this summer.

Have you considered a facial, it’s a great way to rejuvenate your complexion? La Vita Spa offers an array of treatments, from those that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines to a non-invasive facelift. Say goodbye to the winter blues by having a Majestic Milanese Facial, which cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin.

A good tip to remember over summer it to exfoliate once a week, this assists with removing dead skin cells. Find a sunscreen that also works for your skin type, some are oil-free or more focused on moisturising the skin.

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Have you got a tip to keep your skin looking great this summer? Share with us.

You can do it for Yourself!

Sisters… are doing it for themselves….

Yes we are!

Gone are the days we have to wait to be treated or wait for someone to gift us a spa experience. I don’t know about you, but I drop the hints to my partner all the time… ohh my back…. my shoulders are so stiff – in hope that he might surprise me with a spa day.

Don’t wait!

You are a strong independent woman, there is no need to wait. Here are our top 2 picks we think you need to treat yourself to:

Mona Lisa Facial and Massage

What you get:  Refreshment as well as your own take home Salon size Professional Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer.

LUXURY CLASSIC SOOTHING FACIAL – A full hour of pampering includes deep cleansing, steaming, exfoliation and softening of the skin, extraction of black and white heads. A hand and foot massage is included. This facial is suitable for all skin types and ages and is great for men.

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE – An ancient Indian form of massage for face, head, neck and shoulders. This technique is used widely for relieving tension headaches and daily pressure. Working on specific pressure points you are sure to feel energized and revitalized

Sunset Top-to-Toe Package

A top-to-toe unique blend to embrace the afternoon whilst enjoying refreshments.

HOT STONE FULL BODY MASSAGE – Experience the ultimate relaxation. Incorporating smooth heated basalt stones to promote a sedative and re-energizing response. The luxury of touch, combined with the warm stones, melts away stress and tension. Extremely relaxing and therapeutic.

SUPER EXTRACTION – This dramatic facial includes deep cleansing, exfoliation and steaming to soften and release blockages. Specialized extraction ensures that all pores are unblocked followed by a soothing facial massage and mask, resulting in radiant skin.

VENETIAN HANDS & FEET – A well groomed appearance is becoming increasingly important. Enhance your hands and feet with gentle exfoliation leaving the skin delectably soft and supple. This is followed by cuticle care and pressure point massage to conclude this uplifting experience.

Connect Again

Do you find that reconnecting with your loved one is becoming increasingly difficult in our fast pace life. We live in a world of technology, technology that is meant to bring us together and not pull us apart, instead, we spend so much screen time, chatting to people out of our homes, and we forget to focus on who is in the room with us.

You might be bringing your work home with you each night, and therefore, all your concentration goes towards reaching your deadlines and not checking in your emotional relationships.

Pencilling in time for your partner is a great idea, physically and mentally putting a date in time in your diary to make them a priority.

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This past week, I did a little eek and half jumped off my seat, when I saw the latest night out for couples or friends at the La Vita Spa at the Palace. They have put together this amazing package, like no jokes… amazing…. with huge value for money.

Their Superb Spa & Dine Experience is only offered at the Palace in Durban for now, so if you live close by, I would really take advantage of this, or if you plan to visit for a vacation, at only R1450 per couple.

What you get:

Treatments x 3 each

  • Rejuvenating Foot Exfoliation & Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Swedish Full Body Massage

Includes a 3 course dinner, red or white wine, soft drink, coffee and tea. To see the full menu, go here.

The Palace is a sophisticated venue, overlooking the glittering Durban promenade, this is certainly a space where you can truly relax and rekindle with your loved one. I highly suggest booking to stay the night or two or three, as you certainly won’t want to get in your car and drive away after this night. Wake up and have breakfast and watch the sunrise over the east coast.

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To find out more about this offer visit the La Vita website here.

 

Spa Getaway: La Côte d’Azur

 

Undoubtedly one of the best holiday destinations in South Africa, La Côte d’Azur is an award winning gem on the South Coast of KZN. Just outside the hub of Margate and overlooking the main beach. La Côte d’Azur should be on everyone’s travel list. This year La Vita Spa opened its doors at La Côte d’Azur, one of the largest wellness spa chains within South Africa, La Vita brings world class treatments and consistently good service to this beautiful resort.

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Did you know that La Côte d’Azur also offers these facilities to their guests?

  • Onsite restaurant
  • Swimming Pool (lovely area, with loungers and the perfect place to chill)
  • Tennis and squash courts
  • Internet Cafe
  • Playground
  • Jacuzzi and Sauna
  • Open air, outdoor chess
  • Fantastic Entertainment
  • Beach Access

La Côte d’Azur offers self-catering accommodation at the highest standard, with 2 and 3 bedroom sleeper options. Each has its own balcony with incredible views.

A must when staying at La Côte d’Azur is the new wellness spa, make your booking in advance so not to miss out.

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7 Quick Tips for Short Stays

Jet setting from province to province? Leaving early, and getting home late. Making sure you look meeting ready to make that deal or do that presentation?

Here are some quick tips for flying frequently:

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  • Always put your best foot forward: Wear flats on the plane and have a pair of heels in your carry on . Keep it in a zip lock bag.
  • Your hair can get into a tangle on a plane trip, with rushing and bustling through people. Carry a small comb, extra hair pins and ties if need be.
  • The weather can differ between destinations, layer your clothing, so you can either take off or put on, on arrival.
  • Mini make up kits are a must, keep a touch up kit in your bag to ensure you look your best throughout the day.
  • You might have early flights, and require to get ready at the crack of dawn. Make your beauty regime quick, by having your eyelashes and brows tinted at La Vita Spa.

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  • Well kept hands are a must, book yourself in to have gel or a manicured nails.
  • Travelling can play havoc on your body, from drying your skin, to strained neck and back muscles from uncomfortable seats. We suggest a once a month treat yourself day at La Vita Spa, from a relaxing neck and back massage to a revitalizing facial.

Do you travel often? Let us know your quick tips below and share your thoughts.

Winter  Colour Nail Trends

BRRRRR, it is cold outside, but nail trends are heating up this season! Various hues inspired by the change in the season and the range of winter must haves in your wardrobe. Your favourite maroon knit cardigan can now match your stunning new manicure.

There is something for everyone, for those that like to be a bit daring, with details of glitter, autumn leaf designs or multicolour nails. To the more demure lady, who prefers solid colours of maroon or beige, why not choose a matt colour instead of gloss? Whichever version of this latest trend you fall in love with, be sure you will make a statement this season.

Amber, orange, brown, beige, maroon, reds, mustard, nude so many colours to inspire you for your next nail appointment. Which one is your favourite?

How a Spa Day can help get you that job

If you thought being well groomed was old fashioned and  no one cares anymore, think again…

The old saying of first impressions really count is true, before you have even opened your mouth or finished your sentence, the person you have just met is weighing you up.

Unfortunately society is still very superficial, and we can’t help but notice your chipped nails while you sit across the table from us. When you look unkempt the subconscious mind has already judged you. An untidy outer appearance may give the impression you are sloppy with your work. If attention to detail is important for your role, then paying attention to how you look will play a role in how you are perceived.  

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Have you ever thought about asking before an interview if the company you are going to has a uniform policy? Do they dress very formal or ‘Harry casual’? It’s important to dress the part, and for them to see you as someone that could fit in with the team.

We might not all look like Beyoncé, but when you exude confidence you radiate and your true beauty will shine. The feeling of just having your nails done can send you on a little euphoric high and your strut might just have a little more pep in your step.

If you are going to a special interview or lined up a meeting with your boss to talk increases, why not book a day at the spa over the weekend and make sure you are looking and feeling golden!

When you look good you feel good.

3 Beauty Time Saving Tips

 

We are all trying to save time every day to make room for things that are more important, like catching up with your best friend over a glass of wine, playing with your kids or cooking your partner that fabulous dinner you saw on Masterchef the other night.

Did you know that going to a spa can save you time during the week… yes it really can! It might seem a little indulgent of time, but that 15-40 minutes can end up being a big time saver when you really need it. Plus you get to look fabulous while doing it!

1 – Eyebrow and Eyelash tint:

If you are fair of colour and pencil in your brows, why not consider having your eyebrows tined by a professional, save yourself a few minutes in the morning applying the colour.

2 – Gel nails:

Who hates it when your nails chip? I know I do! Not having to reapply or start over really helps that save you 15-20 minutes a day.

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3 – Waxing:

Did you know that when you wax your legs and other parts… it takes longer for the hair to grow back? What a time saver not having to shave your legs every second day?

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La Vita Spas offer all three, plus some other amazing time saving treatments.

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