Category Archives: SPA + TRAVEL


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 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?


Moms have found their Shangri-La in Spa Lé La

May 11, 2017

Moms have found their Shangri-La in Spa Lé La, the new Studio City place for pampering that accommodates busy moms by offering quality onsite childcare during treatments. The concept of catering to mommy-me-time is simple, because hardworking moms often don’t have a free hand nevermind free time for a temporary and relaxing escape.


Spa creator Trina Renea found that after she became a mom, merging a welcoming sanctuary for moms and safe playful space for kids was a perfect and necessary match. Spa Lé La ( is so in tune with the pressures of parenting, it even offers the pleasure of naptime for sleep-deprived mom (or dad) on a sumptuous bed.


The entire vision of the spa focuses on mom’s need to make sure everyone else is cared for before she can slip away to find her inner calm. Spa Lé La maximizes precious time for temporary transportation to tranquility by providing attentive care straight away. Staff serves mom her favorite tea ushering her to the sanctuary and joyfully welcomes children to settle them into the all-natural and clean environment of the play area.  Designers thoroughly researched the kids zone to guarantee the best possible experience for children ages six months to nine years under the careful watch of CPR certified childcare professionals. While it is safe and sterile, the play area is packed with toys, books, activities, color and whimsy that speaks joy to its precious little clients. Single children receive complimentary care, and it’s $6 for a second child.The innovative spa specializes in $70 combinations of two treatments, whether it be a bath and a nap or infrared sauna and massage throne. Every treatment begins with a soothing hot towel, and founder Trina Renea brings with her expertise in the art of beautiful skin perfected at the popular Facial Bungalow in Los Angeles. Treatments can include getting hair styled for a well-deserved night out and competitive pricing is based on the philosophy that luxury doesn’t have to be outrageously expensive.

Following the opening of its maiden spa in Studio City, Spa Lé La will grow to four additional locations in the Los Angeles area. Once moms (dads welcome too) become aware of the gift of an inclusive spa designed specifically for their rejuvenation in Los Angeles, the plan is to launch franchises across America. Moms everywhere will win back their sense of self and be rewarded with rejuvenation and a fresh state of mind to face the real challenges and grind of modern motherhood.

Address: 4338 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

Spa Week’s National event is coming up April 17th-23rd!

March 27, 2017

Spa Week’s National event is coming up April 17th-23rd.

Treatments normally $100-$500 offered
for $50 across the country!!!

Everyone knows a healthy lifestyle benefits not only your body and appearance but can also change your attitude and mood. And with a price tag of just $50, a little trip to the spa can even benefit your wallet! From April 17th – 23rd, hundreds of spas will give consumers the opportunity to explore wellness in an extraordinary and affordable way during Spa Week’s Spring 2017 Event.

To celebrate my new favorite week of the year, I popped into Le Jolie Medi Spa in West Hollywood for a lunch-break 60 Min Signature Le Jolie Facial. Located in a super-cute bungalow on Doheny Dr., Le Jolie is the perfect hidden retreat tucked right in the middle of the city. After one hour with Farrah — who washed, steamed, massaged, masked, extracted and hydrated my dull, dry skin — I re-emerged glowing and radiant. And with a price tag of just $50, even my smile seemed brighter!

Run — don’t walk — to one of the participating spas at

You can thank me later!  xx, Natasha

Top 10 LA Treatments offered at below!

Beverly Hills Beauty Lounge 9410 Dayton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.246.1500

24-Karat GOLD Red Carpet Foot Facial Manicure and Pedicure Package

Vip Gel Manicure with Champagne and Truffles 

Regular Manicure + Pedicure Treatment 

Cinema Wellness 2528 Hyperion Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027  323.913.1737

60 Min Aromatherapy Massage

70 Min Spring Renewal Oxygen Treatment, Peel, Microdermabrasion or LED Therapy

50 Min Slimming Detox Body Wrap (Lose 600-2500 Calories)

Finely Kneaded Day Spa 3203 Carson Street, Suite 1  Lakewood, CA 90712 562.425.3500 

60 Min Hot Stone Massage

60 Min Bacteria Blasting Back Facial

50 Min BioActive Face Peel 

Hylunia Wellness MD Spa 1901 Newport Boulevard, Suite 180 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949.313.7760

60 Min Hylunia Total Relaxation Massage

60 Min Skin Brightening Facial Papaya Enzyme and Cooling Eye Treatment

Le Jolie Medi Spa 652 North Doheny Drive West Hollywood, CA 90065 424.355.0070

60 Min Signature Le Jolie Facial With Microdermabrasion, Glycolic Acid and Extractions

Choice of Ear Coning or Ear Acupuncture for Weight Loss and Cupping

Blow Out and Conditioning Treatment With Head Massage

Nelson J Salon 350 North Bedford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.274.1553

Power Keratin Blow Out (Lasts 4-6 Weeks)

Aveda Color Glossing Treatment with Blowdry Styling

Rescue Treatment for Bleached Hair with Blowdry Styling

Project Beauty Spa 722 East Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91101 626.460.2113

60 Min Hello Spring Deep Tissue Massage

60 Min Spring Cleaning Facial

Brazilian Supreme + Under Arms Wax

Supernatural Skin 10718 White Oak Ave #2 Granada Hills, CA 91344 818.900.4429

50 Min Osmosis Holistic Signature Facial + LED Light Therapy

50 Min ECHO2Plus Oxygen Infusion Facial + Ultimate Eye Corrector with 87 Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes and Amino Acids

Lower Legs + Basic Bikini + Underarms Sugaring Hair Removal

The Organic Pharmacy 453 North Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.272.7275

60 Min Award Winning Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial with Extractions

60 Min Health Assessment with In-Depth Scan for Organ Functionality, Toxicity and Deficiencies

Vida Emanuel European Day Spa 9406 Dayton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210

60 Min Deep Pore Facial with Oxygen, Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peel

One Venus Legacy Treatment for Cellulite, Wrinkles and Stretch Marks or Body Lymphatic Detox 

Laser Hair Removal for Small Area

ZO SKIN CENTRE® – North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills

March 26, 2017

The Art of Skin Health, Restoration and Rejuvenation, Brought Right to You

I recently visited the ZO Skin Care Centre and was thrilled to put another 5 star spa on the GLA list! I had an excellent top notch facial with a super star aesthetician. A must for those of you who don’t like to travel too far from BH for an A-lister facial.

WHAT IT IS: ZO Skin Centre® for the art of skin health, restoration and rejuvenation was created by the preeminent authority on skin care, Dr. Zein Obagi. These state-of-the-art facilities are located throughout California, as well as in Florida, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.

WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Dr. Obagi’s mission has always been to bridge the gap between patient and doctor, making it easier for clients to receive quality care for optimal skin health. Now, the pioneering skin health expert has done just that via his groundbreaking ZO Skin Centre®, which bring both the doctors and the power of ZO® products, services, and programs — all based on the philosophies and innovations of Dr. Zein Obagi — right to the client. With five locations in California – Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, San Gabriel and Pasadena – as well as a Centre in St. Petersburg, Florida, and international locations in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the facilities offer comprehensive medical and aesthetic services all in one place. Specialized MD services include skin consultations, skin condition solutions, injectables and peels including Dr. Obagi’s signature ZO® Control Depth Peel™, while facial treatments include:

  • The ZO®2 Oxygen Treatment
  • ZO® Ultimate Regeneration Treatment
  • ZO® Skin Brightening Treatment
  • ZO® Acne Clarifying Treatment
  • Stem Cell Extract Treatment
  • Therapeutic Back Treatment
  • Nourishing Oraser® Hand Treatment
  • ZO® Ossential® Resurfacing Treatment
  • ZO® Ossential® Hydration Treatment

Treatment enhancers like oxygen, collagen masques, dermaplane exfoliation, L.E.D. therapy, and microdermabrasion are also on the menu. The bottom line? ZO Skin Centre® offers you unmatched access to the services of outstanding medical professionals, skilled aestheticians, and experienced ZO® Skin Health Consultants to give you everything you need to achieve healthy smooth, radiant, younger-looking skin.

ABOUT ZO SKIN CENTRE®: ZO Skin Centre® was established by board-certified practicing dermatologist and world-renowned skincare expert Dr. Zein Obagi, who saw a need to make scientific skincare analysis more accessible to his clients, bringing it out of doctors’ offices and right to the people. After establishing two stand-alone ZO Skin Centre® locations in Southern California in 2015, ZO Skin Centre® now boasts five locations in California, as well as St. Petersburg, Florida, and international locations in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Each Centre is headed by a physician trained in Dr. Obagi’s approach to skincare, and offers a wide range of services and products, from Botox, fillers and facial treatments to customized skincare programs designed to target a client’s specific skin health needs.

Address: 270 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Discovered a Facial GEM in Santa Monica: Margaret @European Skin and Massage Studio

March 6, 2017


I recently met a wonderful aesthetician, Margaret Tomaszewicz, at a Red Carpet Secret Room Event  for the the Golden Globes. She works out of a cozy, no-frills studio in Santa Monica in one of those shared beauty space (Salon Republic) buildings – and wow, what a gem I discovered! Margaret is from Poland, the land of top-notch aestheticians. She’s been here for 30 years and trained under the best (Dr. Murad, Dermalogica and oversaw the treatments at Burke Williams for years). The vibe is very insider skin magician who knows her shit backwards and forwards. She looked at my skin, which had mysteriously become covered with blotch red spots over night and said, this is rosacea. NOOOOO!!! But she was right. It was exactly that. And she not only treated it accordingly with a facial but also sent me home with skin-care from Poland that she promised would clear it up in two weeks.

Now here is another amazing thing. Her treatments are so affordable you have no excuse not to go at least once a month. Take a look at them! Treatments 

I had the Red Carpet 24 Karat Gold Facial:

Used by Cleopatra every night, this facial will make you feel like royalty. This treatment will diminish your fine lines. reduce the appearance of sun damage, minimize pores, and restore the natural elasticity for more youthful glowing appearance. Gold also lighten’s the completion and prevents depletion of collagen. It will help you looking hydrating and glowing for any occasion. The Red Carpet 24 Karat Gold facial comes with exfoliation, deep cleansing, face neck and hand massage.

Margaret also sells a wonderful, natural, organic skin care line. After this facial she recommends you take home the Celebrity 24 Karat Gold mask to use in-between facial treatments.

It is available on website.

More about Margaret:

As a little girl in my native Poland, I learned to always use quality skincare to keep one’s skin supple and beautiful. I remember my grandmother using lemon juice on her skin to lighten her complexion, and washing our hair in chamomile tea. When I came to California, my first skincare salon experience was with Dr. Murad at the developmental stage of product creation, and I have worked on many different skin care product development teams at some of the best Salons in Los Angeles.

I was instrumental in the successful growth of the Day Spa industry by working at Burke Williams Spa and helping them develop their brand, and later their skin care line.

At my European Skin Care Studio, I am committed to helping all skin types, including dry, sensitive, mature, acne, and sun-damaged skin. I provide personalized European-style treatments, combined with the newest technology, such as LED lights, Microdermabrasion, Oxygen Treatment, Micro Current, and Ultrasonic Treatments. In addition, I am certified as an oncology aesthetician and a member of the International Society of Oncology Esthetics. In my studio, I provide affordable and complementary treatments to people living with cancer.

Utilizing all of my experience, I have created my own hydration-focused skincare line called WODA, which means, “water” in Polish. Practically every client I have worked with for the last 25 years has had severely dehydrated skin, which is the primary reason why their skin is not truly supple and as radiant as it could be.

WODA products are based on scientific research, promising to be of the best quality, using organic and natural ingredients to aid specific skincare needs.

My skin care products are for everybody. From dry and mature complexions, to sensitive and problematic skin. Woda is a result driven, affordable, and high-quality skin care line made without any artificial or harsh chemicals. I test all the products on myself, never on animals.

I believe in giving back as well as keeping our planet beautiful, so I am partnering with One Tree Planted. For every product sold in my Spa or online, the One Tree Planted plants a tree.

Margaret Tomaszewicz – European Skin and Massage Studio
1333 2nd street #100 studio #23
Santa Monica, CA 90401