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Keeping to your Resolutions?

We are halfway through January already…. have you had a chance to catch your breath as yet? Are you ready for the year ahead?

The big question is how are your New Year’s resolutions doing? Don’t beat yourself up, if you have fallen off the wagon a couple times. It’s okay to reset your goals and expectations and try again.

Try writing down your goals on a piece of paper and have them somewhere visible at your workstation or at home. Wanting to keep your resolutions private? Why not set up a bi-weekly reminder on your phone, with an alert that pops up.

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One of the most popular resolutions is to choose a healthier lifestyle and care more about yourself. If you don’t look after YOU, you can’t look after anyone else.

Part of a good health regime is to exercise, eat right and to look after your body after you have worked so hard getting it into shape.

Here is a list of 5 things to make you feel fabulous on your journey to a healthier, happier you:

  1. Hot Stone Full Body Massage
  2. Ultimate Anti-Ageing Facial
  3. Venetian Hands & Feet
  4. Full Leg and Arm Waxing
  5. Swiss Body Wrap

All of the above can be found at La Vita Spas. Did you know they have a loyalty program? It offers discounts on your treatments, that will help towards your goals.

Comment below and tell us if you have set any resolutions and are you keeping them?

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.

Don’t cut your beauty budget just yet!

If you are feeling the pinch of the festive season spending and thinking about what you can cut back on. WAIT… don’t cut this beauty essential from your list.

Did you know there are health benefits to getting a manicure and pedicure? Yes really...

Not only do they make your hands and feet look fabulous, but they keep you in top shape too!

Daily our hands and feet are exposed to dirt and germs, even though we do bathe and wash our hands, grime can build up, so it’s not such a bad idea to pamper and take care of them.

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Here is a list of health benefits:

Exfoliating can help remove dead skin cells, and callous build ups. This process also gives the hands and feet a more attractive appearance.

A professional pedicure can also alert you to any potential fungal infections before it spreads. This is why regular treatments can keep your feet in tip top shape throughout the year.

Increased circulation is another benefit, the gentle massage during your treatment, results in increased blood flow. Those suffering with pain in their hands or ache in the soles of their feet can find relief.

It’s also not all about the physical, your mental health benefits too.  Getting to sit still, relax, unwind and have some ‘me’ time is so important. Relaxation helps with stress relief, which in turn contributes to a healthier you! It also works wonders for your self-esteem, when you have well-groomed hands and feed

La Vita Spas has a range of treatments to chose from, and look out from time to time for some amazing specials to help out your budget.

Memories vs Things TOP 5 Gift Ideas

I am sure that I can’t be the only one that sometimes battles with choosing the right Christmas present for those special people in your life? What do you get someone that has enough; they don’t really need another gadget, another handbag or ornament for the house. I have always found that the best gifts have been those that involve an experience.

From bungee jumping, spa days, samba classes or shark cage diving, nothing beats creating a memory that lasts a lifetime, those special moments you talk about for days afterwards.

When chatting to friends lately, the topic that keeps on coming up – is that of stress, no time and the need to really unwind. I could not think of anything better than a day at the spa!

Did you know that La Vita Spas are located in some of the most beautiful and sort out locations throughout South Africa and the UK? They are really destination spas and are an experience to themselves. When wracking my mind on what to get some of my best friends and family, my thoughts kept on going back to spa vouchers.

Giving them a gift of not only a treatment – but a gift of time, a gift of self indulgence, and something that was truly just for them.

Here is my TOP 5 ideas for your loved ones:

For your BFF

De-stress back and foot massage:

You know she has been working hard all year, from working all day to looking after the home. She really needs to put her feet up.

 

The Husband, Your Significant other

Heavenly For Him

This package includes a de-stress back and foot massage, plus a back exfoliation. He has been working so hard for his family and you, time for him to unwind and just chill.

 

The Teenager

Spa Paraffin Manicure

It’s the holidays and she wants to look glam, having a fab set of nails is a great confidence booster and the La Vita Spas are the perfect spot for that selfie.

Your Mom

Sunset Package

I don’t think I need to explain why you need to treat your mom? The Sunset package includes 3 treatments – Hotstone Full Body Massage, Super Extraction and a Venetian hands and feet massage.

 

For YOU!!

Ultimate Indulgence

Yes YOU, you need to treat yourself too! Who knows better how hard you have worked this year? The Ultimate Indulgence package includes 6 different amazing treatments. Facial, hot stone and Indian Head massage, manicure and pedicure, plus a wonderful foot massage

Spa Getaway: Club Mykonos Langebaan

If you could dream about a holiday destination that gives you everything on your wish list – the picture that should form in your mind is one of white washed buildings, exotic location, endless beautiful horizons, delicious gourmet food, great wine, tons of actives and watching the sun set over the Atlantic ocean.

Club Mykonos in Langebaan is all of those things and more, it is truly a one of kind resort on the west coast.

The resort caters for your every need, it is one of those holiday destinations that would work for the whole family. Part of their experience is the amazing La Vita Spa, in the Health and Leisure centre. One of La Vita’s flagship spas, this is a not to be missed treat when staying at the resort.

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What you can expect:

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Single treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Outdoor treatments
  • Gymnasium
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Manicure area
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Wet room
  • Steam room
  • 2 Saunas
  • 2 Plunge pools
  • The Leisure cafe

The Italian inspired spa, radiates luxury and serenity, the warmth you feel when you enter this spa is amazing, the therapists are so welcoming. When planning on visiting Club Mykonos and the La Vita Spa, make sure you book your spa treatments in advance, take a look at the treatment menu to plan your day.

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Fathers day is always a difficult period for me as my dad passed on 8 years ago. I miss him everyday and even more on all the special occasions. I also get a bit envious when I see all the families spending time with their dad’s. My dad and I were very close. Girls are always special for their dads.

 

My dad was a bit old fashioned when it came to going to a spa and having beauty treatments. Dad came from the “old school” and felt spa treatments were not manly. About 12 years ago the resort group I worked for started adding La Vita Spas to their properties and hotels to enhance customer experiences and I kept bragging about all the wonderful treatments I was experiencing and how wonderful and relaxed I feel after each spa treatment.

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Gradually dad became inquisitive and wanted to know more about the spas and what they offer and what type of people go to a spa. I eventually convinced dad to join me and mum for a day in the spa, we went to the La Vita Spa at The Palace All Suites. I had dad look at the vast array of treatments offered in the spa menu and made him choose what he felt comfortable with. His first treatment was a spa paraffin pedicure and that was a hit, he tried the spa paraffin manicure next and after that he had a full body hot stone massage, dad was in his element. He next had to try the hydro facilities. He loved both the sauna and the Jacuzzi.

 

The spa bug had now bitten dad and I had to book him a treatment once a month. The spa paraffin pedicure was his favorite monthly treat combined with a Full Body Aromatherapy Massage.

 

Miss you dad, hope you enjoying some spa treatments with the angels.

Shamila,

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Did you drink lemon water this weekend?

It is so easy to slip out of routine on the weekend. Are you an avid water drinker during the week? Fill up the bottle and ensure you keep hydrated? Come the weekend, and you have fallen off the “wagon”

My friend Savita is a great advocate of drinking Lemon Water through the day. In the last few months encouraged by her, I have investigated articles and posts in the newspapers and the internet showing the benefits of drinking lemon water. On the weekends, I ensure I fill up a jug of and keep in the fridge that I drink as an alternative to fizzy drinks.

Little did I know just how many benefits there are in drinking lemon water.

Improves digestion throughout the day

  • Helps with weight loss and weight maintenance
  • Relives constipation
  • Vitamin C in the lemon water will improve adrenalin functions and will reduce stress symptoms
  • Lessons the symptoms of indigestion
  • Boost the immune system
  • Alleviate symptoms of colds and flu
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Helps to eliminate waste products and toxins from the liver
  • Removes toxins from the skin and unwanted junk from the body
  • Source of minerals and vitamins

Lemon water provides many solutions to health related problems, because it contains its own set of antiseptic and natural medications.

Start Drinking Lemon Water Today!

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Traveling with Mum – Mothers Day Inspiration  

As a daughter, Mothers Day gives me the ideal opportunity to tell my mum how much I love, respect, appreciate and admire her. It also reminds me to aspire and make my mum proud of who I am today all because of her sacrifices.

My mum is my best friend and we spend lots of time together doing lots of different things. Travel is one of our passions that mum and I share. We recently spent a few weeks in India exploring the sights, sounds and colour of this beautiful country. Visiting the Taj Mahal one of the 10 wonders of the world was one of the highlights of our trip and not forgetting elephant riding around the Amber fort. Mum is more adventurous than I am and will give anything extreme a try. This year mum and I plan to explore Hong Kong and Thailand together for her 70th birthday.
With Mothers Day around the corner, both adults and children start searching for new ways to make the most important person in their lives feel extra special.

Taking the time to research mum’s hobbies show you care, and can result in a fantastic new gift that she would not normally purchase for herself.

I have come up with a few suggestions to help you celebrate Mothers Day and spoil the woman in your life.

➢ Visit La Vita Spa online store http://www.lavitaspas.com for gift ideas

➢ Book the Mother & Daughter Spa Package as a treat for you and mum to bond http://www.lavitaspas.com.

➢ Book a weekend away at an Optima Holidays Resort with spa packages included http://www.optimabreaks.com

➢ Buy her some costume jewellery http://www.cazabella.co.za

➢ Take her on a picnic

➢ Buy her perfume http://www.lavitaspas.com

➢ Buy her a book from her favorite author

➢ Buy her some imported chocolates

➢ Buy her some flowers

➢ Treat her to High Tea at your favorite hotel

➢ Treat her to a special lunch or dinner

Love you mum, happy Mothers Day

Chat soon

Shamila

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I Drink Rooibos Tea!

  Confession- I’ve been having a love affair with Rooibos tea for the last 5 years it has been my go to beverage of choice. 

If you are like me and looking for that refreshing drink without the added calories, then I would suggest drinking Rooibos Tea or Red Tea as its most commonly known as.

 Rooibos tea is obtained from a plant that grows in abundance in the Cederbeg mountain range of South Africa. Rooibos tea has a naturally sweet flavor and nutritional benefits.

 Red rooibos tea is an excellent thirst quencher and does wonders for active people like professional athletes, hyperactive children and those who travel often, whether for pleasure or business. Most people prefer to drink rooibos tea in its natural form without any sweeteners, and those who simply want a refreshing drink without a caffeine boost, rooibos is the ideal choice. This tea is worth trying. 

I always have a box of Freshpak Rooibos Tea and I buy loose rooibos leaves from Sri Lanka on my yearly travels

   

   
How do I prepare my special Rooibos Tea?

 15 grams loose Rooibos tea leaves

Honey or Brown Sugar

Lemon Juice

Boiling Water

 

Method

Place the Rooibos tea in a tea pot and pour boiling water over the tea. Leave to stand for 4 to 6 minutes.

Strain the tea in a second teapot using a sieve.

Serve tea

Add honey and lemon juice for extra sweetness and flavor 

How do you like your Rooibos? Leave a comment and let me know. 
Chat soon… 

Shamila 

  
 

 

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