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Don’t be boring this Father’s Day – we have 5 gift ideas for you!

Why do we always go for the traditional gifts for dad for Fathers Day? The socks, gadgets and DIY, ring a bell? Our first instinct is to grab the all familiar, sometimes impulsive or last minute item off the shelf. Well not all of us, we know some of you go that extra mile to spoil your dad, planning in advance and choosing just the right item to show how much you love him.

For those that need a little more guidance on picking something a little different this year we have put a list together for you:

1- A day at the spa for him – most of our fathers work hard each day and have plenty stress weighing them down. They would not think twice about booking themselves some indulgence at the spa. So why not make the decision for them and help them take the leap. They get to really relax, let that stress melt away and enjoy the day. This might even be his first time having a spa treatment, so maybe choose something you know your dad will be comfortable with.

2- Weekend away, if your budget allows, nothing beats some quality time together and creating more family memories. Weather this is for your dad or your husband, or both, bringing everyone together in a beautiful setting with activities and shared experiences is one of the books and something awesome to post to Facebook.

3- Are your kids still small? Why not do some arts and crafts? Not all gifts need to cost an arm and a leg, they may cost you some soap and extra cleaning up as you try to remedy the paint that has found its way onto everything. Pinterest has hundreds of Fathers Day craft ideas to use for inspiration and it’s something fun to keep the children entertained too. They will run through Sunday morning with more pep in their step, knowing they did it themselves.

4 – We as women would like to give those DIY tools and projects to our hubbies, with a giant hint, hint for them to do all those items we have had on the “to do list” – but maybe dad wants to be celebrated for being a dad. Raising his kids and having something that reflects his contribution? Why not some lovely framed photos of your kids? A set to put in his office or you could arrange a fun family shoot.

5 – Plan a fun activity, has dad wanted to always do something and never taken the leap? Think… shark cage diving, getting that tattoo he always wanted, learning to cook with professional lessons or taking up a new hobby?

Spa Spotlight: Bushman’s Nek

Bushman’s Nek Resort, situated in the Southern Drakensberg has undoubtedly one of the best views in the area. It has become a mecca for those seeking fresh mountain air, stunning scenery, relaxation and adventure.

The resort has a mixture of accommodation options to suit everyone’s needs, from fun family getaways to romantic escapes.

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The popularity and location of the resort was an obvious choice for La Vita Spa to make its mark in the mountains. Guests staying at Bushman’s Nek have loved the addition the wellness spa makes to their vacation.

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There are a number of locations on the property where treatments are given, these include; luxury treatment rooms, outdoor treatments, rock swimming pool, and relaxation area. The spa specializes in packages including accommodation, meals and spa treatments. The spa also has its own hydro facilities.

After a day at the spa, there is so much more to do at Bushman’s Nek:

Adventure golf, gorgeous outdoor rock pool, tennis, darts, bar with big screen TV, restaurant, horse riding, fly fishing, games room, swimming pool, squash, bowls, badminton, table tennis, babysitting, public telephone, conference centre, guided trails, paintball, jungle gym, mountain hiking and daily entertainment programs.

 

Find out more about the spa here and to make a booking at the resort.

http://www.bushmansnek.co.za/Pages/default.aspx

Lines of Wisdom or Lines of Stress?

Looked in the mirror lately and wondered where the face you knew has gone? You start to contemplate your life choices? Maybe you should have stayed out the sun more? Had another glass of water or removed your make-up before bed, or just maybe you smoke? All these factors can lead to early onset of wrinkles, so can genetics.

Some will say, those are lines of “wisdom”,  but really, when you staring down another birthday, I would give a little less wisdom, to not having to worry about the dark circles and my eyelids going south for the winter.

Thank goodness for companies that know how we (the forever youthful) – want to stop the clock, or at least slow it down just a little. Fighting back the early onset of ageing is not easy, but with a little help from the new La Vita Facial Range, we have a friend on our side.

Anti-Ageing Science… nothing comes close!

This is what La Vita has to say about their new product range:

The most intense and scientifically proven anti-ageing combination formulated yet, Containing:

  • Argireline: Prevents and slows down the signs of ageing.
  • Vitamin A,C & E: Lightens pigmentation and brightens skin tone.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Replenishes skins moisture.
  • Matrixyl 3000: Prevents visible signs of premature ageing.
  • Niacinamide: Refines the appearance of skin’s texture and fine lines.
  • Rooibos: Protects skin and maintain a more youthful look.

Cleansing Toner (2 in 1) (250ml)

Cleanser Toner

A two in one cleanser and toner which is gentle yet highly effective. Thoroughly cleanses the skin removing excess makeup and impurities without drying out the skin and balances the ph levels. Suitable for a dry ageing skin.

Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream (100ml)

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Incorporating the optimal gold standard age-reversing ingredients with SPF 15 for ageing skin, Firms, smoothes, rehydrate and nourishes skin improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream (100ml)

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La Vita Regenerating Night Cream, fortified with Green Rooibos extract, Vitamin A and Olive Oil, provides intensive moisture and supports the skin’s renewal process and natural balance during the night, leaving an intensively rehydrated and rejuvenated skin. Boost the production of collagen and elastin.

Anti-Ageing Eye Cream (20ml)

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La Vita  Anti – Ageing Eye Cream instantly hydrates the vulnerable eye area. Helps reverse the look of ageing.  Repairs fine lines & wrinkles,  reduces dark circles, puffiness, and brightens dull skin for a younger look. Strengthens the moisture barrier of the skin.

Dead Sea Peel Off Mask (500gr)

Dead Sea Peel of Mask

A natural Dead Sea Peel-Off Mask that evens out the skin tone giving radiance. Excellent for anti-ageing, lifting and firming and hydrates the skin.

 

Visit their online store to get yours

Facial Range

 

 

Freaking out this Festive Season?

ahhhh – starting to feel a little crazy already? This can really be the ‘silly’ season for some. So much can be jammed into a week of the year. From last-minute jobs at the office, to creating the shopping list for gifts and so much more.

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For so many of us the thought of going to the malls and browse the many shops for the perfect gift can be so daunting. Starting off with fighting for a parking spot, hustle and bustle of the isles – and not to forget your sore and aching legs.

After a long day scouting for the best deals and ultimate gift – why not treat yourself to a Spa Paraffin Pedicure.

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The festive season is also a reason to celebrate with your family and friends. Our homes become a meeting place for many – and so does our sink for the piles of dishes. Stressed about all the cleaning you will have to do after the party ends? Why not make a booking now for after the party – spend a day at the spa, get pampered and treat your tired muscles to a much-deserved massage. 

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Traveling this month? Are you worried about the drive, the flight or just the packing that needs to be done before you set off? Travel – as fun as it is, can be extremely stressful for some. The worrying starts before you even set off on your journey.

Did you know La Vita Spas is situated at many top South African holiday destinations throughout South Africa? If you are staying at one of the properties they have a spa located or nearby to one, why not book in advance for a day at the spa on arrival? Unwind the tension from the travels before you even get your holiday started.

See the various spa locations here.

 

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.

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.

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