Monday, September 28, 2009

#1 Reason to Visit Glen Ivy in the Fall Finalists

Congratulations to our finalists for the "#1 Reason to Visit Glen Ivy in the Fall" contest! The winner will receive a "Day in Paradise" which includes two complimentary spa admissions, a 50 minute Glen Ivy facial, a 50 minute Swedish massage, and a few Glen Ivy products to enjoy at home. What a perfect way to enjoy the season!

The finalists are......

Finalist #1 Let me say this, when you need a vacation or a reason to get out of town - this is it! And it was really out of town because we went to the one in Corona (we live in Fullerton). So let me say this, a #1 reason to go to your spa resort in the fall would be: Summer just ended, school and work start on a regular schedule again and it is an absolute reason to give yourself a start to the new season--Caroline B.

Finalist #2 Fall is my favorite time of year, and Glen Ivy is one of my favorite places on earth. There is no better way for me to enjoy that first really crisp fall day than to slip into the warm, soothing hot springs at Glen Ivy and enjoy both the crisp day and the warm, healing water at the same time!--Robin B.

Finalist #3 There are several good reasons for visiting Glen Ivy in the Fall like the weather is still warm in the early months. The drive is a reasonable distance from my home, not too close where it feels like I’m not really “AWAY” yet close enough to get home in time to make dinner or pick up the kiddies. My favorite reason though, has to be the calming effects of the spa itself. Summer is over and the craziness is back, getting up early, getting three kids ready and off to school, the craziness of my work schedule and the planning for the holidays that are sure to be busy and stressful. When you get to the spa, it’s a different world. For a moment in time there is a slowing down. The scenery is that of relaxing and it feels like you’re far away on a vacation someplace remote, maybe an island in the Caribbean or a beach resort. All week, your objective is doing for others, but this is the one moment in time, where the objective is YOU… so quite honestly whether it’s the spring, summer or fall, it’s always a great place to find peace and serenity in this chaotic place, also known as LIFE.--Bridget P.

Finalist #4 The number one best reason to visit Glen Ivy in the fall is it's like the calm before the storm with holidays just around the corner it gives me a much needed break to clear my mind, relax my body before planning for family dinners, gift shopping, and taking the kids trick or treating. The end of the year can get stressful so Glen Ivy is the perfect place to take a one day break from it all!!--Autumn R.

Finalist #5 Every part of Glen Ivy helps me keep my Fall cool: The mineral springs make all my physical parts happy while giving my sometimes unsteady emotions a break. (Glen ivy is single handedly responsible for a significant drop in my road rage!) Lying by the pool sipping a Peach Belini, and recognizing the unique smell of Fall breezing through my hair, helps me get my Zen on. Next, I use the Mineral Mud as my own private therapy session: slopping my problems on, watching them turn to dust, then briskly exfoliating them like you would unwanted sand from the beach. I feel like a little kid playing in the mud while wearing my white dress and not caring if my mom finds me. It's very freeing. Not to mention, in the fall, you kind of match the turning leaves. And there's more! The food is my next stop. The Glen Ivy menu borders on perfection since it tastes like comfort food, yet is amazingly healthy. Ahhh, if only Glen Ivy were open on Thanksgiving! Lastly, I hit every pool and hot tub on the premises’ to solidify the relaxation I have achieved. I prefer the cooler weather: quickly scurrying from tub to tub before getting chilled, clutching a towel in one hand and some bubbly in the other. I am stress free for a few weeks! Or at least until I have to start my holiday shopping.--Lara S.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What's Your #1 Reason to Visit Glen Ivy in the Fall?

Share your #1 reason with us for a chance to win a "Day in Paradise!" Is it because the cooler weather allows you to lay out longer? Or maybe now that the kids are back in school and you can enjoy some "me" time? Whatever the reason, we want to know!

Our 5 favorite reasons will be chosen on Sept. 28 and then posted on the Glen Ivy blog. Then it's up to YOU to vote for the best reason to visit us in the fall! Voting will begin Sept. 28 and the winner will be announced Friday, Oct. 2.

The winner will receive two complimentary spa admissions, a 50 minute Glen Ivy facial, a 50 minute Swedish massage, and a few Glen Ivy products to enjoy at home. What a great way to enjoy the season!

Please submit your entries to Meghann at by Monday, Sept. 27, 2009. We can't wait to read them!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Glen Ivy Email Subscriber Gift Card Sale!

On Tuesday Glen Ivy email subscribers received a thank you email with access to a subscriber only gift card sale ($100 gift cards for $85!). Glen Ivy gift cards can be used at all locations for admission, services, gratuity, products, and food! The best part is--they NEVER expire! If you’re not already receiving Glen Ivy news and promotions via email, click here to sign up and you’ll automatically receive the gift card sale email. Remember, the sale ends Sunday!

We’ve been overwhelmed by your response and are so appreciative of your support. We look forward to seeing you soon in paradise.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Slow Up

When recently prompted with a question of ways that spas are helping people slow down in their busy lives, Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa Founder John C. Gray gave the following response:

"I'm a naturally enthusiastic guy, and I can't tell you how many times over the years family, friends, business colleagues, and even strangers have suggested I slow down. I always resisted the idea, and some time ago I finally got that it wasn't about the 'slow' part of the suggestion. It was about the 'down.'

As a kid growing up in suburban New York we boys loved riding our bikes on a narrow asphalt path in a strip of trees we called 'the woods' parallel to Wantagh Parkway. We’d pedal as fast as our ten-year-old legs could go, and I was pretty fast. Whenever I was way out ahead, Doug or George or Dick would yell, 'Hey! Slow up!'

Slow up. Now there’s a message I don’t resist. There’s no down about it! Slow up and let things you rushed by catch up with you. Slow up and feel the breeze in your face. Slow up and see the path ahead as something welcoming, inviting, and not as a race to win. Who wants down when you can be up?

Our long-established vision statement at Glen Ivy Hot Springs is “elevating life experience.” I believe there’s a natural buoyancy in people, and whenever we stop holding on to what’s holding us down, up we go! And slow up. It’s the best way to go."

I really enjoyed hearing John narrate these words to me, especially as I continue to learn and put into practice the principles of spa as a lifestyle - making time for myself, enjoying the company of friends and family, and doing things that are good and good for me.

I hope these words spoke to you too and, hey, slow up.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Deeper Look into Your Skin

Join us this Friday, September 4th at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa in Corona for a complimentary skin scan! If you aren’t familiar with skin scan technology, check out this video from Oprah’s show:

The process is really as easy as taking a picture and gives you a print out of your skin that shows a more in-depth look at your skin’s health than what can be seen by the naked eye. Using your skin scan print out, our estheticians will be able to create a personalized skincare regimen to fit your skin’s needs. So make sure you stop by our Spa Salon on Friday or any of the dates below so you can protect the most important skin in the world—yours!

Friday, Sept. 4, 10-5
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 10-5
Friday, Sept. 11, 10-5