Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Something for Your Tweetie" Twitter Contest

Make sure to check Glen Ivy's Twitter feed January 28-February 5 for a chance to win a 2-for-1 admission pass to the Hot Springs! All you have to do is re-tweet our daily tweet to be eligible. Yes, it's that easy! A random winner will be picked each day and contacted. So make your Valentine's Day gift shopping a little easier and post away for your chance to win Something for your Tweetie!

Click HERE to follow GlenIvySpas on Twitter!

P.S-Check your email for details about the sweet deal on Glen Ivy gift cards or click HERE to purchase online!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Look and Feel Your Best for Your Big Day

Attention all you brides out there! Are you feeling a little overwhelmed with the wedding planning process? While you no doubt have a ton of things on your wedding to-do list, one thing a bride must do: RELAX and enjoy this special time! As someone who recently tied the knot, I know all too well the amount of time and energy that goes into planning a wedding, so hopefully I can help to alleviate some stress with a few suggestions:
  • Set up a series of facial appointments to get your skin ready for all those pictures! Your esthetician can recommend the best products to help you work toward your skincare goals at home.
  • Your wedding is a special time to enjoy with friends and family so make sure you get quality time together. How about asking your future mother-in-law or sister-in-law to join you for your next mani/pedi appointment?

  • Schedule massages to work out those tie-the-knots in you shoulders. I'd highly recommend the Stress Reliever!
  • Want a natural-looking tan? Try the Infinity Spray Tan at our Brea location to get an all over, even glow for the big day.

  • Need flawless makeup for engagement photos, the bridal shower or The Big Day? Call us to schedule your appointment in Brea.
  • Grab your best girls and spend an entire day relaxing in one of our cabanas at the Hot Springs. Cabanas are perfect for bridal showers and bachelorette parties - call and ask for Georgia and she'll help you plan your day. Your cabana concierge will take care of your party all day so everyone can simply relax and enjoy!
  • Bring your fiance to the spa for some quality time together. Leave the bridal magazines and checklists at home and take a day for just the two of you to enjoy each other's company.

If you're still in planning mode and want to check out some great vendors, make sure to stop by the Brea Bridal Show on January 30 from 11-3 to get some inspiration, vendor contacts, and of course, visit Glen Ivy's booth for a chance to win some pre-wedding pampering prizes!

We'll also be at the following bridal shows coming up so stop by to say hello:
Jan. 31 - Coyote Hills Bridal Show (Fullerton, CA)
Feb. 18 - Corona Public Library Bridal Show (Corona, CA)

We'd love to hear from you: Have you been to a bridal shower or bachelorette party at Glen Ivy? What's your special memory of wedding festivities at Glen Ivy?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jumpstart Your Resolution with a Healthy Recipe

The New Year is underway and that means that those resolutions you made are in effect! If you're worried about sticking to your resolution of eating healthy or staying fit have no fear, our own Chef Bill is here to help keep you on track with some healthy recipes that you're sure to enjoy--like this recipe for Kashmir Apple and Cucumber Salad!

Kashmir Apple and Cucumber Salad
(Yields 6 servings)

2 English cucumbers, peel only [1] and chop both in large dice
1 Granny Smith apple core and dice large
1 Red delicious apple core and dice large
1/2 cup red grapes, washed and stemmed
1/2 cup green seedless grapes, washed and stemmed
2 tablespoons fresh mint chiffonade

1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon orange blossom honey
2 tablespoons of walnuts
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons fresh mint chiffonade


Prepare the first 6 ingredients and place in a bowl. Place the remaining ingredients for the dressing in a blender to combine and toss together with the cucumber mix. Serve immediately or refrigerate and chill for an hour before service.

Stay tuned for more of Chef Bill's recipes to keep you healthy and fit throughout 2010!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year's Resolution Contest Winner

After receiving a large number of entries, the winner of the New Year's Resolution Contest is....Mary S. of San Diego! Her personal story was extremely touching and inspiring. A self-proclaimed Glen Ivy "addict," Mary is a true supporter of Glen Ivy and we couldn't be more excited to help her fulfill her resolution in 2010. Her story is a true testament to how having a positive and determined attitude can be life changing.

Thank you to everyone who sent in your New Year's Resolutions! We hope that you all put your intentions into actions and keep your resolutions in 2010! Make sure to check back each month to enter in our monthly blog contest!