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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?

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.

Spa Getaway: The Palace All Suites

Having a long day? It’s 2017 and you might already feel the strain of the New Year or never even went on leave?  If you are a ‘Durbanite’ and looking for one of the best kept secrets on the golden mile, a place where you can really relax and escape

Lean in close and read….

Set within the Palace All Suites – La Vita Spa has one of the best views along Durban’s Golden Mile, this gem of a wellness spa is such a delight to the senses. The moment you step off the elevator and towards the doors, your body already starts to feel all the good vibrations. The calming atmosphere, soothing aromas and calming music truly delight.

I tried to think how I could put into words, how truly beautiful the spa really is, from the tall ceilings with crown mouldings, elegant chandelier and mosaic. What really took my breath away was the view, wow…  just wow,  imagine having a luxurious treatment and having a panoramic view of the Indian ocean? Can’t imagine it? Then you have to visit for yourself.

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So what does it have to offer?

Spa & Hydro Facilities: Couples treatment room, single treatment room, steam room, relaxation area, Jacuzzi.

Operational Hours: 8am – 10pm, 7 day spa service.

Other Facilities on site: Swimming pool, conference centre, restaurant, entertainment / relaxation area, all inclusive spa packages including Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and spa treatments, sauna, Jacuzzi

Find out more here.

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.

To find out more, click here 

Spa Getaway Series: Magalies Park

Let him Play while you get Pampered

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The La Vita Spa at Magalies Park is one of our ultimate destination getaways, set on the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains and bordering the Magalies River – where else better to unwind and escape the craziness of your day to day life?

The resort offers a myriad of things to do, from leisurely strolling about the magnificent property, testing out your new golf clubs, splashing about in one of the many water attractions including the Splash Zone or try your hand at one of the many sporting facilities. When it’s time to put your feet up and relax – the best part of the resort is the magnificent wellness spa.

The Italian inspired spa is set among a tranquil forested grove – wish you were there? I do!

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The spa is available 7 days a week until 10pm, with luxury treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge.

Magalies Park also offers accommodation, so you can make a whole weekend or week of it! The resort is also a short drive from central parts of Gauteng. Perfect for the whole family or a romantic escape, this is a not to be missed holiday destination.

To make a booking and find out more – visit the La Vita website

 

Other Facilities on site. The resort offers 3 swimming pools, 1 kiddies pool, 1 covered heated pool, adventure golf, paddle boats, canoes, 3 tennis courts and 1 kiddies tennis court, squash courts, volley ball, giant chess, bird and nature walks, 18 hole golf course, jogging route and a 50 seater Cruiser that can take you out on the Hartbeespoortdam for an hour to two hour cruise and an all inclusive spa packages including Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and spa treatments.

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Makeup Tricks to help Oily Skin

Warmer days are coming, this means those of us that suffer from oily skin are going to start gleaming more! Yikes! I for one much prefer my face to have a lovely matt look, how about you?

If you wear make-up each day, it can be a struggle to keep it on. Oily skin can cause your makeup to fade and melt off easily. If you are like me and want to make sure you maintain your look throughout the day. Here are a few tips and tricks that will not only prevent shine and keep makeup from fading.

Toner

Always use a toner to wipe your face before you apply any makeup to your face. Toner helps to remove excess oil without stripping the skin of essential oils.

 

Prepare the skin

Always prep your skin before you begin your daily makeup ritual. Use a primer. Primer acts as a base and also ensures that your makeup stays on for a longer period of time.

 

Carry a face powder

Face powder helps set your foundation, combat shine and soaks up any residual oil. Don’t use powders that have a shine or shimmer as that would make your face look oily.

 

 Matte products

Choose products that are shine-free. Use a matte powder and blush that will last longer and give a matte finish.

Also don’t forget that getting a facial can help to keep your skin in good condition and remove impurities. La Vita Spas offers a wonderful soothing facial. Visit the website to find out more.

 

Try Body Brushing Today!

 

I have started incorporating body brushing in my everyday lifestyle. It is a traditional technique to help remove dead skin, build-up and stimulate the lymphatic system, help eliminate waste. Some experts claim that body brushing can even dissolve cellulite and prevent premature ageing while obtaining brighter, smoother, softer looking skin.

 Stimulates your Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. Lymphatic congestion doesn’t allow drainage of toxins and waste from the body that could lead to inflammation and disease. Dry brushing every day stimulates your lymphatic system and helps release toxins.

Exfoliate

Dry brushing removes dead skin cells and unclogs blocked pores allowing your skin to breathe and improves its appearance.

Eliminate Metabolic Waste

Dry brush every day before bath to increase blood circulation and remove metabolic waste.

Feel Good

Dry brushing can have an invigorating effect. Apart from tightening skin and improving its appearance, a quick session of dry brushing can make you feel energized and rejuvenated.

 Improve Digestion

Dry brushing can help with bloating as it massages the lymph nodes and helps in shedding of excess water and toxins. It also improves digestion and kidney function.

We all need girlfriends

Do we ever have enough time for everyone is our lives? My weekends are divided between spending time with my daughter, husband, family and friends. Sometimes we can mix them all together in a large function. When I do, it is normally mass chaos of conversations and running after children. At the end of one of those “get-togethers” I will sit back, and reflect, “did I have any real conversations or time with my girlfriends?” Did we spend the whole time talking about kids and listening with half an ear as we have one eye on our little escape artists.

Sometimes I long for an hour of time with those treasured women that make you feel sane. Some coffee, gossip and a little bit of shopping. To actually give them my full attention, and them to hear me pour my heart out too. No one understands as much as your girlfriends do, when it comes to juggling work and mommy-hood.

I love the idea of a spa day, for you and your girlfriends, catching up over manicures. Feeling completely relaxed in fluffy robes, pampered to the max. Selborne Golf Estate Hotel & Spa in conjunction with La Vita Spas are running a wonderful competition for you and your girlfriend to completely escape for 4 hours! Absolute bliss!

To enter the competition click here

XOXOX

Teri

Mom needs a weekend too 

 May “moms month” is closing out and Mothers Day is just a distant memory or is it?  Moms around the world will agree with me I am sure…. do we ever get a weekend? On a Sunday evening do you ever feel like you need a weekend from your weekend? I know I do! 

My 10 month old has me running around, from keeping offending items out of her mouth, preventing her from any danger, playing, singing, making food, bottles, cleaning, diapers, wet wipes, bath time, garden walks and cleaning up the wake left behind. Shew! Did I leave anything out? Probably – myself. 

Tangled up in being a mom and the endless selfless acts will leave you tired and drained. Where, when and how do you relax? 

Did you know that La Vita Spas are open late? Well there are! What a delight, while on holiday or at your spa nearby, book yourself a late night treatment. The kids are fed, bathed and asleep, leave hubby behind and go get that white fluffy robe on! I suggest a wonderful massage. Once complete you can just melt into bed and fall asleep  – bliss.  

XOXOX 

Teri

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