It’s been a busy couple of months in spa land so I haven’t been able to post on the blog as much as I would like. I just started a new gig as a wellness blogger for the Sonoma County Tourist Board website. As an official “Sonoma Insider”, I’ll be able to explore some of the spas I’ve missed (hard to believe I know), in Sonoma County.
I’ll be reporting on the latest wellness news in Sonoma, including the best yoga classes, practitioners, retreats and workshops in the area.
Contributing to Healing Lifestyles and Spas“Daily Tips” column of hip, hot and innovative beauty and wellness news has proved to be a fun way to learn about all the latest trends in wellness and beauty and I’ve also been enjoying getting to know the HLS team (Shanon Hoffman, the HLS editor and publisher is an awesome lady!).
My recent facial of a lifetime with the “Grande Dame” of skincare Belle Schneider, is going to be a hard act to follow. Aesthetician and beauty guru to celebrities, politicians and Silicon Valley bigwigs, Schneider has been beautifying the world one day at a time since she first learned the trade at the tender age of 14. Check out my detailed review here
Osmosis Day Spa put on an unforgettable spa event at the recent “Maximum Buzz” party. Showcasing Osmosis’ unique cedar baths, stellar treatment menu and one of kind gardens and rooms, the evening featured local wines and a variety of tasty treats from Osmosis’ personal chef. I especially enjoyed laying in the hammock in Osmosis’ innovative “Field of Hammocks”, while drinking a glass of Lambert Bridge’s amazing Cabernet Sauvignon and enjoying a cardamom chocolate truffle as the sun set in the late afternoon Sonoma County sky.
I also had an amazing organic facial from Azja, an Osmosis aesthetician who has been working at Osmosis for over ten years! She must have started when she was about 15 because she didn’t look a day older than 25.
Three local wineries represented at the event from Graton, Healdsburg (Lambert Bridge) and Freestone.
Finger food! Loved the chef’s meatballs and the chocolate covered strawberries and cookie array went a long way towards making my sweet tooth happy.
Got to meet some great people and get more of a sense of what it means to be a truly “local” spa.
Soaking my feet in the Cedar Enzyme Bath with Ariane Hilterbrand, Interactive Media Manager of the Sonoma County Tourist Board and Jeanne House of Solcommunication.com