Spa Week Media Party Fall 2011: Video Tour

You’ve seen the pictures, you read the recap post and you had an exclusive look inside those 15 pound gift bags… now it’s time for you to experience the Spa Week Media Party like you were right there with us. Press play and transport yourself to our largest, most successful media event in Spa Week’s history!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making it all possible:

Presenting Sponsor, Carefree®

Food Sponsor, Dole

Hair Care Sponsor, Ouidad – The Curl Experts

Skincare SponsorAmerican Laser Skincare

Cosmetic Sponsor, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

Destination SponsorVdara Hotel & Spa

Special thanks to our Media Event Sponsors, Spa Chicks On The GoBobby Berk HomePlank Yoga Mats, Seagrams Smooth, Given Liquor, and Reve Vodka as well as our caterers, the Altman Building and of course – the woman to whom you are all writing your thank you notes – Spa Week founder and CEO, Cheryl Reid.

Spa Week Media Party Recap – Fall 2011

As Spa Week continues to grow, our biannual parties for the media have no choice but to follow suit. And THAT is a good thing. Last week on October 5th, we held our Spa Week Media Party at The Altman Building, a space double the size of last year’s party! We welcomed 400 of our closest friends like we were Kim Kardashian. It’s our favorite night of the season, and we were truly touched at everyone who came out to celebrate the week of #50dollartreatments, and to thank them, we touched them back. Touches in the form of massages, acupuncture, hair, makeup and more, and from what we understand, it was a good time had by all. Everyone in the business from TV producers and radio personalities to magazine editors and top bloggers, even weather men came out to celebrate Spa Week!

Now take my hand and come with me – let’s a take a tour of the par-tay:

First, a stop at the Carefree Refresh Lounge.

Pink was in the air as the Carefree girls welcomed guests to sit and relax, or learn some new stretches you can do at your desk. In the spirit of feeling fresh, guests learned about their new super-absorbent Acti-Fresh liners, great for busy women on the go. Enter the Carefree $1000 refresh sweepstakes.

Now, the hair. If you see party girls in pretty curls, it’s because Ouidad, “the curl experts” were styling ringlets all night long. They took to locks with curling irons, and also did one-on-one consultations (plus sampling!) on how to embrace your curls, waves and kinks with their amazing products for curly hair. Enter the Ouidad sweepstakes.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics glammed out our guests with mini makeovers by Pauline Youngblood and her skilled artists. They introduced their new fall product, Incredible Wear Gel Liner. And when it comes to making a statement, according to Ms. Youngblood herself,  it’s all about bold lips for fall, ladies. Enter to win $500 worth of their all-natural makeup products.

Dole passed out samples of their Real Fruit Bites (which we are addicted to here in the office) and their oxygen bar offered fresh O2 in the flavors of their hearty, good-for-you snacks:  Mango, Apple and Pineapple. Enter Dole’s Fall Bliss sweepstakes.

Vdara Hotel & Spa, a non-smoking, non-gaming destination oasis, gave away a Vegas vacation to one of our lucky guests. (Not yet announced – hang tight!) But you didn’t miss a thing here, because we’re giving away a 3-night Vdara getaway with penthouse suite, spa treatments and limo for YOU too.

American Laser Skincare taught guests about how to obtain beauty through technology, such as photo facials, skin tightening and Velashape, and conducted onsite skincare analyses. Enter to win their Back to Beauty sweepstakes.

BREAK! Let’s grab a bite and go for a dip in the infamous Spa Week chocolate fountain.

Spa Chicks On The Go, our go-to girls for pop-up party high-quality spa treatments, did eyebrow shaping.

Red Door Spa pampered guests with small tastes of their coveted $50 Spa Week treatments.

Spa Martier flexed their nail art skills with Yukie, who co-owns both Martier in NYC and her nail school in Tokyo. Check out the p-p-p-poker hand manicure by Yukie and her team.

For the first time in Spa Week Media Party history, Village Wellness Project brought acupuncture to the scene. Guests, and many for the first time, experienced the power of the needle that’s been healing folks for thousands of years. Cupping is fun too!

LifeSpa, that brilliant spa located in LifeTime Fitness centers nationwide that’s offering 2 hours of free childcare with your Spa Week treatment, massaged all the kinks out.

The Bobby Berk Home Lounge provided a refuge from the, uh, refuge of the Spa Week Media Party. Using his modern, high-quality furniture and designs, Bobby created a large homey space, carpeted with statement-making Plank Yoga Mats.


Doreen Hing, owner and designer of Plank Yoga Mats at left, next to Bobby Berk himself, with Michelle and Bobby Berk’s crew.

La piece de resistence: Last season we had a Spa Week ice  sculpture… this season we upped it to a full-on Spa Week ice bar and luge! It kept Seagrams Smooth chilled all night, even with all those cameras flashing.

Cocktails by Given Liquor and Reve Vodka kept the crowd buzzed and feeling beautiful.

Guests also sipped on Honest Tea and Hint Water as a refreshing alternative to alcoholic beverages.

And of course, those famous goodie bags of ours. We hear they were really worth the weight. Literally. Wendy of Nitrolicious weighed hers and it was 15 pounds! You’re welcome. (Full post on the contents of these coveted bags coming soon.)

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate! We were thrilled to have guests from: ABC, CBS 2 News, Access Hollywood, EXTRA, Fox & Friends, Fox 5 News, Good Day New York, Good Morning America, HBO – Creative Services, Inside Edition, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, News 12, NY1 News,  PBS, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The TODAY Show, Z100 Morning Zoo, American Spa Magazine, BizBashMedia, BUST Magazine, CITY Magazine, Essence Magazine, Family Circle Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, HGTV Magazine, Men’s Journal, Metro New York, Metrosource Magazine, MVP | NY, Next Magazine, OK! Magazine, Parents Magazine, People Magazine, Shape Magazine, Style 1 Media, The Daily Buzz, The Daily Mail, The Atlanta Post, The Huffington Post, New York Post, Town & Country Magazine, Travelocity, US Weekly, Women’s Health Magazine, Zink Magazine,,,,,,,,,,,,,, KittenLounge,,,,, Second City Style,, Glamazon Diaries and so many more.

Photos by Tanya Isaeva, and also by Sunny Norton of Guest of a Guest.

To see more photos of the party, check out the album on our Facebook page or the coverage on Guest of a Guest.

Win Daily, Win it All! July Tweet-a-Thon

Summer’s here and we’re dancing with ourselves! Yes, we’re so excited that we’re kicking off a month of amazing daily giveaways for you, all to make your Summer 2011 healthier, prettier and yummier. The next National Spa Week isn’t till October 10-16 (mark your calendars for those $50 treatments!), but it’s always a celebration around here. From sunscreen and makeup to sunglasses, bags, yoga mats and cupcakes… sunny days ahead!


1. Daily Winners: One winner will be chosen per day and announced at the end of the day. (You must: Follow @SPAWEEK and @The_Right_Deal and tweet the below message with #WinDailyWinItAll to enter daily)

2. Grand Prize Winner: One lucky overall winner will win EVERYTHING on the calendar. That’s right, everything (You must: Enter on our Facebook Page, follow @SPAWEEK and @The_Right_Deal, tweet at least once)


Want to #WinDailyWinItAll ? Follow @SPAWEEK & @The_Right_Deal to enter! Click for prizes –>


Tuesday, July 5

@DicksCottons | 20tens Aviators in Carolina Blue – $49.50 The 20tens are crafted to set you apart. Combining comfort & style, they make everything look better – the beach, parties, and your stories.

Wednesday, July 6

@missionathlete | MISSION Athletecare’s Deluxe Bundle Kit – $49.99

Thursday, July 7

@drperricone | Perricone MD No Sun Tanner – $65 Get your glow on w/ Perricone MD No Sun Tanner! Multi-tasking Pro-Vitamin D formula w/o sun’s harmful effects. Bonus: smells like the beach!

Friday, July 8

@plankyogamats | Cobra Luxe Yoga Mat by Plank Designs, from the Art-on-Mat Series – $85. In a sea of ‘cookie cutter’ style products on the market, Plank is deliberate in its design to motivate our fans to shift the idea of what a yoga mat is.

Monday, July 11

@EMChocolatier | Edward Marc Chocolatier Ruby Tower of Sweets – $50 Edward Marc Chocolatier Ruby Tower of Sweets includes a 24 piece Gourmet Assorted Chocolates and a 16 piece Truffles

Tuesday, July 12

@popchipsNY | A 3 month supply of popchips – $85.68 all the flavor. less than half the fat of fried chips. party like a popstar. and snack like one too.

Wednesday, July 13

@yummietummie | Yummie Tummie by Heather Thompson shapewear – $100 gift card It’s not shapewear, it’s Happywear. Look and feel your best in Yummie Tummie!

Thursday, July 14

@EGskincare | Elizabeth Grant Collagen Capsules – $50 These capsules deliver a triple action lifting appearance– helping firm the skin, refine the appearance of facial contours and enhance the look of elasticity.

Friday, July 15

@bitebeauty | Bite Beauty Define & Refine Lip Set – $68 Define & Refine Set is a perfect trio of decadent color, superb hydration and antioxidant-rich Resveratrol that’s got your lips covered!


Monday , July 18

@KanshiBeauty | Kanshi Salted Mango Scrub, Healing Massage Oil and Mimosa Natural Soy Candle – $53 Kanshi’s new paraben-free aromatherapy spa line Kanshi features the finest natural ingredients such as juice mango and nourishing papaya.

Tuesday, July 19

@teatulia | 6 canisters assorted Teatulia tea – $60 Teatulia Tea comes direct to you from our single garden in Northern Bangladesh’s Tetulia region.

Wednesday, July 20

@SimplySharis | Simply Shari’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudge Brownies, Shortbread Cookies, Lemon Shortbread, Almond Shortbread, Macaroni & Cheese and Quinoa & Marinara – $50 Enjoy an assortment of baked goods and pastas from Simply Shari’s – the most delicious and nutritious line of gluten-free food on the market

Thursday, July 21

@ViolentLips | 10 Surprise Patterns of Violent Lips lip tattoos ~$120 Turn your pout into Polka Dot, Leopard or Glitter Prints that last through the night with Violent Lips, a fashionable line of Temporary Lip Tattoo Appliques.

Friday, July 22

@EcoyaAUS | Ecoya Lemongrass & Ginger Body Nourisher and Exfoliator – $64 A rich hypoallergenic duo that cleanses and locks in moisture to leave skin revitalized, soft & radiant.

Monday, July 25

@yestocarrots | Yes To 3 Yes To Cucumbers Natural Glow Facial Towelettes, 5 Yes To Cucumbers On-The-Go Facial Towelettes, and 3 Yes To Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes – $50 3 month’s supply of the #1 selling natural towelettes in the country.

Tuesday, July 26

@Skinsync | SKINSYNC Pro Pro-T Brightening Peel – $85 SKINSYNC is intelligent skincare providing simple, affordable, results-driven solutions that support skin’s natural ability to heal itself.

Wednesday, July 27

@Repechage | Repêchage Bath Set: Sea Spa Mineral Bath Salts and Sea Spa Bubble Bath – $57.70 Dive into the sea with the newest lifestyle collection by Repêchage, leaders in seaweed based skincare and cosmetics since 1980.

Thursday, July 28

@GTownCupcake | One Dozen of Assorted Georgetown Cupcakes- delivered fresh to your door for $55 A dozen of the most popular cupcakes flavors from Washington DC’s celebrated bakery, made by hand and baked just prior to being sent.

Friday, July 29

@FreeEndearment | Free Endearment Mindy Bag – $215 This convertible clutch from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection snaps closed and can be worn cross body or attached to your hip.

See Official Rules Here

DAILY WINNERS: One winner will be chosen per day and announced at the end of the day.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: One lucky overall winner will win EVERYTHING on the calendar. That’s right, everything!