Category Archives: SPA + TRAVEL

ELEVATE YOUR WORKOUT GAME Ballerina body? Count us in.

August 20, 2017

Who would have thunk it? One studio with my two favorite things: Pilates/Reformers and Spinning? Welp, Studio Elevate, that’s who!

We’ve heard the hype about all the juicy classes Studio Elevate has to offer and finally got our booties there.

Walking into this sanctuary you soon realize that this is no ordinary workout place. The chill vibe -meets packed house is totally relaxing and invigorating at the same time. And the amazing playlist grooving in the background only magnifies the utmost relaxing experience. Elevate is truly the stress free place to work your body and chillax your mind.

Their team of inspired instructors rocks classes like, Reform Sculpt – the class we took that works to develop long, lean muscles. They also Reform Strength, Reform & Ride, Strength & Stretch, and Pre/Post Natal Reform and Le Reform Sculpt. The perfect challenge stretch from beginners to advanced students.

Millennial mama, founder Leah Kitching is the definition of living her dream and doing it all. Fitness guru and instructor herself she  got her start teaching pilates and spin at various studios in Los Angeles over the past 10 years before opening her very own.Her mission was simple, to create  a community that could connect mind and body.  Residing in Venice with her husband and adorable two kids, she has been able to find the balance between work and family. Leah opened her studio in 2015 and has been watching her business and clients break barriers ever since.  

Leah believes that, “There is nothing better than when someone comes to class and becomes stronger mentally and physically. I am so grateful to be able to facilitate that change and see my students change both inside and out. “

Studio Elevate opened their doors to create a pop up shop recently by, MiLa Style which has a great selection of outfits to choose from when you get out of class. They also carry some of her favorites including a divine product, Coco La Vie. It is a multi-use product that can be used for skin moisturizer, intimacy oil, makeup remover, hair mask and pregnancy belly oil.

Can’t forget to mention that Elevate also offers daycare options so that their customers can enjoy a workout while their little ones play. Definitely a memorable experience that makes you want to keep coming back for more. Located in Culver City West it is easily accessible from the west side. On the way out stop in next door for a refreshing pineapple, Goji Berry juice, one word- YUM!

Classes available on Class Pass or drop in your first time for only $10

Studio Elevate

12462 West Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066

424-289-8788

https://www.studioelevatela.com/

 

Kim Vō at Kim Vō Salon at Montage Beverly Hills.

August 4, 2017

 Kim Vō is one of those uber-genius, master-colorist to the stars that a girl literally dreams about having the chance to have her hair colored from. Lucky for me, I did!!! The good news is, you can too at the Kim Vō Salon at Montage Beverly Hills.

With a client list that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood’s favorite flaxen beauties, Vo has touched the tresses of Brittany Spears, Pamela Anderson, Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson to name just a few. But you would never know it. Sitting in his chair while he paints your hair like a canvas, Vo is truly one of the coolest, down-to-earth, no bullshit A-list stylists I have ever met. He’s bright and funny, interested and interesting, caring and kind. He’s the kind of guy that makes you feel — and look — like a celebrity. He’s so easy to be around you want to kidnap him from the salon, take him shopping down the street at Barneys, then bring him home to Mom.

Though Kim has been hailed by Vogue as “the best blonder in the business”, don’t let the buzz fool you. I am a brunette and he turned my faded, broken, fried summer hair  into gorgeous shiny locks in under 45 minutes. As much as I hate taking selfies, I couldn’t help but snap this shot in the lobby of The Montage before leaving. I looked — and felt — like I was walking down the red carpet.

Book your appointment now. And bring Mom!

Kim Vō

Montage Hotel

225 N Canon Dr

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310.860.7854

kimvosalon@montagehotels.com

XX Natasha

  

KIM!

Kim Vō Launches Vō Blow; a Concept Salon focused on Quick and Luxurious Treatments at the Montage Beverly Hills

July 10, 2017

Ten minute hair color? YES, PLEASE!!!

As summer kicks into high gear, so do the outdoor activities — beach gatherings, backyard BBQs, pool parties, weekends away. But with all that fun in the sun, our hair pays a major price. Summer conspires against hair color like no other season. The sun, salt water, chlorine and over-washing fade color and dull shine.  With the weather so perfect, who wants to spend the whole day in the salon getting those pesky roots touched up when we could be bouncing around town posting Instagram stories of “rosé all day”?”

Master colorist Kim Vo and his new Vō Blow salon has changed all that. You can now get hair color AND a blow out in the same amount of time it takes you to filter your photo. This express service is literally 10-minute hair color and a 30-minute blow out — game changer!! Oh yeah, and everything is under $50.

Located street-level at the famed Montage Beverly Hills, Vō Blow is the complete package from root to end. Perfect for a lunch break refresh or when you’re tight on time and need a root touch-up before a night out, Vō Blow’s core a la carte services include blowdrys, 10-minute color, glaze treatments, moisture masks, and intensive conditioning treatments —and did I mention everything is under $50?

“My clients have always asked me for an express service to take them in between their salon visits, or to deliver quick color in a pinch,” says Vō, whose famous clients include Britney Spears, Jenny McCarthy, Goldie Hawn and Pamela Anderson. “Our ten-minute color is perfect for both men and women on the go and, as we like to say, Vo Blow Color Go!”

Run, don’t walk, to Vō Blow.

MONTAGE BEV HILLS

Address225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 
xx Natasha

Organic Pharmacy – Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills

June 24, 2017

The ORGANIC PHARMACY has always been a huge fave of mine. Their products are simply top notch.

Stepping into this clean, minimal space brings me great joy. However, it’s smelling and feeling every single on of their products that sends me into bliss.

To put it simply – everything is a pure as it gets. And all I can say is you have to experience it all for yourself.

I recently popped over for their classic Rose Quartz Lymphatic Facial. 

I hadn’t had a treatment there in years and could not wait for a re-fresher. I left glowing and radiant and smelling like the cleanest and purest essential oils. I was reeling!

This is the Rose Quartz Facial: (sounds great, huh?)

Our Ultimate Signature Experience A luxurious treatment to re-energise and renew your skin. Awa

Your treatment begins with Lavender-infused deep breathing exercises, followed by deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming and extraction. Three luxurious masks of Rosehip, Seaweed, Honey & Jasmine and Collagen are applied, with intensive hands, arms, feet, face, décolleté and scalp massage* (using our nourishing Hair Serum).

This indulgent treatment leaves you in a completely renewed state, ready to face the world.

Each treatment is as individual as you are.

Treatments and facials  are all customizable

Address: 453 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Hours: 

Phone: (310) 272-7275

SAVVY TRAVELERS HELP YOU STAY FRESH WHILE YOU JET SET

May 15, 2017

 

Travel bug hits around now! And the difference between surviving and thriving on vacation has a lot to do with ensuring you have all the right tools…..yep, we’ve all been in those sticky situations!

 

I was recently introduced to Savvy Travelers http://www.savvytravelers.com/ who offers a no-rinse line of products that help to keep travelers healthy and lend a convenient collection of problem solvers for beauty and wellness needs.

They are all TSA friendly, so they can easily go on airplanes. Savvy Travelers designer beauty wipes are curated for the “on-the-go” sophisticated savvy travelista! No water? No problem!

You can go poolside with your designer wipes by your side or stash them in your beach bag. They will easily allow you to refresh a sweaty body with No Sweat wipes, get the chlorine or salty sea off with Take Offz refreshing face cleansing wipes, and remove the sand that got on your phone or on your sunglasses with In The Klear lens and screen cleaner wipes.

 

Looking great is easier when you are prepared, even down to your fingernails. Chipped a nail on day three? Lift Offz to the rescue! They are individually wrapped nail polish remover wipes with cuticle oil!

 

Sometimes we need a vacation from our vacation because we packed so much in on our trip. But the worst thing is to have to use all your sick days after your fabulous vacation, so stay healthy this spring break with Klean Upz and Klean Offz super sanitizing wipes by your side. 

Stay fresh and healthy when traveling by keeping individually wrapped wipes on hand. They can be used for sweat, killing germs, freshening breath, or cleaning off things that seem a tad too dirty to touch. From wiping down airplane tray tables to hotel room remote controls, spending seconds to do that and removing germs can save days worth of being ill.

Savvy Travelers’ Getaway Kit (for only $10) offers 12 individually wrapped beauty wipes that will save you on any trip. All Savvy Travelers’ wipes are convenient, individually wrapped, biodegradable, compostable, and cruelty free.

Those who sign up for the Savvy Travelers’ subscription service, called “Wipeaholics,” receive a personal stash of 40 designer beauty wipes each and every month, delivered right to their mailbox for only $15 a month. Wipes users, or “wipeaholics,” never have to worry about running out of wipes and trying to get to the right store to get more. They will be delivered each month, helping people to simply replenish their stock.

I’m psyched to grab my Savvy Travelers wipes and jump on a plane somewhere tropical this soon! Any of you keen to join?