The Luxury Review Showcase And Private Shopping Experience Revealed The Season’s Sexiest 2012 Luxury Offerings Last Thursday. Over 750 affluent guests attended the Invitation-Only Event

 Ultra affluent shoppers and dozens of lifestyle press and media were wowed by the latest offerings by today’s most revered luxury brands at the highly anticipated New York Luxury Review. It took place Thursday, May 10th, at Manhattan’s elite Metropolitan Pavilion. The dapper crowd, which also included Chris Canty (NY Giants 2012 Superbowl Champion), Cliff Robinson (Phoenix Suns), Jim Leyritz (New York Yankees), Ross Bennett (NBC’s Fashion Star), Albie Manzo and Chris Laurita (Real Housewives of New Jersey), was invited to the first-ever tasting of Billionaires Row’s Brut Rose Champagne and witnessed unveilings by Bentley, Ducati and Leica Camera.

The event was created by Bradford Rand of Rand Luxury, a premier international event-production company, The Luxury Review has become the number one luxury event for today’s discerning consumers and the platform of choice for the world’s most respected luxury brands to showcase their newest products and services. Highly coveted creations in jewelry, timepieces, beauty and skincare, private aviation, yachting, fine wine and champagne, spirits and more were represented at this one-night only affair. 

A portion of silent auction proceeds held by Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia from the evening benefited The American Red Cross. “An unprecedented number of ultra-high-net-worth shoppers attended The New York Luxury Review last Thursday,” said Bradford Rand, CEO of RAND Luxury. “The event offered guests a true lifestyle experience, providing them with the unique opportunity to taste the finest champagne, try the most delicate chocolates and touch the leather of the newest luxury automobile.” A connoisseur’s dream come true,

The Luxury Review featured the unveiling of Bentley’s new Continental GTC convertible by Christophe Georges, President of Bentley Motors, Inc., the introduction of the limited edition Superbike 1199 Panigale by Ducati’s own Steven Radt, and the North American unveiling of the Leica V-LUX 40 and Leica X2. Brands that featured their latest products and services included: Aston Martin, Classic Car Club Manhattan, Davidoff Cigars, Edmiston & Company Yachting, Hacker-Craft, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, Tiro Design Jewelry, Mina D Jewelry, Jet Aviation, Keith Lloyd Couture, La Maison du Chocolat, Lili Diamonds, Maker’s Mark, Manhattan Woods Golf Club, The Ross Bennett Collection by Ross Bennett, Tracie Martyn Skincare, and Uber Transportation. In the fall in time for the holiday season, The Luxury Review will return to Beverly Hills on October 3rd and New York City on October 17th.

Truman’s Gentleman’s Groomers, Madison Avenue

Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers, a NYC-based men’s salon, barber and spa, opened the doors of a second NYC location at 121 Madison Avenue on March 5, 2012. The new location carries forward the clean, modern lines of the original location (120 East 56th Street) with semi-private cutting stations with Lucite dividers, an updated version of the classic barber chair and a guy-friendly reception/lounge area pair of TVs tuned to SportsCenter and CNBC. The new location includes an apothecary-style product bar, where clients can choose from the top men’s grooming brands and also enjoy complimentary beverages.

Services offered include haircuts, shaves, shoe shines and massage, where the client is the most important person in the room and no attitude.  You can expect exceptional service, complimentary beverages and quality care.

The new Truman’s location offers every service available at the uptown (56th street) location, including haircuts ($68), straight-edge shave ($55), Handshake Maintenance, aka manicure ($25), Foot Repair ($50), as well as massage and facial services ranging from $65 - $150. Service packages are also offered, including the popular Professional Package ($88), a 45 minute service package which includes a haircut, hair wash with scalp massage, manicure and shoe shine. Annual memberships, which start at $1,050 for the GOLD Passport (unlimited usage of the Professional Package services for a year), are transferable across both locations.

Truman’s also continues to offer a unique selection of men’s fashion accessories, including David Hart ties, Activist sunglasses, and Eton cuff links among others.

Property Details

Name of Spa: Truman's Gentleman's Groomers
Address: 121 Madison Ave between 30th / 31st)
City: New York
State or Province: NY
ZIP: 10016
Country: USA
Phone Number: 212.683.9400
Toll Free Phone Number: N/A
Square Feet: N/A
Number of Treatment Rooms: N/A
Retail Products: Anthony Logistics, Art of Shaving, Baxter of California, MOP, Nioxin, Schwarzkopf, Truman's, Kiehls, MD Skincare, Eshu
Number of Guest Rooms: N/A
Types of Payment Accepted: N/A
Cancellation Policy: 24 Hours
Gratuity: 20-30%
Awards: N/A
Staff to Guest Ratio: N/A
Rate: haircuts ($68)traight-edge shave ($55), Handshake Maintenance, aka manicure ($25), Foot Repair ($50)

Hours of Operation: Mon-Wed & Fri 11AM-8PM Thu 11AM-8:30PM Sat 10AM - 5PM
Pet Policy: N/A
Last Renovation: N/A
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Spa Director: N/A
Parking/Valet: N/A
Restaurant: Bar with complimentary drinks
Signature Treatment: Professional Package ($88), a 45 minute service package which includes a haircut, hair wash with scalp massage, manicure and shoe shine
Year Opened: March 5, 2012
Special Events: N/A
Airport: N/A
Owner: Three individual owners
Meeting Space: N/A
Outside Treatment Rooms: N/A
Memberships: $1,050
Fax: N/A
Minimum Age for Treatments: N/A

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Ted Gibson Salon & Bliss Spa Take Mom Beyond Brunch with Beachside Fairytale Stay

This Mother’s Day, make your family’s leading lady twirl with delight by giving her a pamperingly delicious spin on a beachside fairy tale at the W Fort Lauderdale.  The package combines offerings from the award-winning resort’s beauty experts at the new Ted Gibson Salon (founded by stylist to famous celeb moms like Angelina Jolie & Debra Messing), the hip Bliss Spa and a $50 credit ideal for a flower-infused Mother’s Day Brunch at Steak 954.

•              A Fabulous Facial and Hot Cream Manicure at Bliss Spa

•              A Blow Out at Ted Gibson salon

•              A $50 resort credit, perfect for a bite at Steak 954 or a delightful drink at Living Room or Whiskey Blue – a fare to feast upon

•              And Wonderful Room you’ll love from $449

And, instead of a predictable bouquet of flowers, this year Steven Starr’s Steak 954 restaurant – located oceanfront at this urban resort -- has created a special flower infused cocktail in honor of mom:  house-made hibiscus flower water made from dried hibiscus petals rehydrated with aloe water, St. Germain (elderflower liquor) and Kettle One Citron Vodka over ice.

In addition to the fancy, floral cocktail, Steak 954’s is offering their full a la carte menu along with a variety of special menu additions this Mother’s Day, including:

•         Blue Crab Cobb Salad with crispy shiitake mushrooms ($17)

•         Asparagus, goat cheese and ham quiche ($15)

•         Tomato and basil quiche ($15)

•         Banana bread with candied ginger and nutella ($8)

•         Local snapper with tzatziki, fava beans, raisins and cilantro ($27)

•         Made to order Maple and Bacon-Glazed Beignets ($9)

•         Desserts include: Local Black Raspberry Crisp, Oatmeal Amaretti Crumble ($11)

Steak 954 is open for breakfast from 7-10AM, brunch 10AM-4PM, and dinner 5-9PM.

About bliss spa

Bliss boasts more than 4,000-square feet of tension-fighting facilities at W Fort Lauderdale. With a focus on waxing, skincare services, manicures and pedicures, Bliss also provides massage and body treatments and is the only Bliss in the country with a poolside spa treatment menu too! W Fort Lauderdale guest and residents also receive “BIP” (“Bliss Important Person”) status for priority reservations, exclusive in-room sampling and much craved sink side bliss amenities.

About Ted Gibson

Following Mr. Gibson’s motto that “beauty is individual,” his personally selected and trained stylists at the new 2,000-square-foot salon  use award-winning Ted Gibson hair care products as well as a L’Oreal Professional color atelier. The salon, located at the entrance of W Fort Lauderdale has a chic, minimalist vibe that leaves guests refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.

Best known for coiffing some of Hollywood’s top starlets, Ted Gibson has worked with celebrities including Ashley Greene, Gabrielle Union, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway and Zoe Saldana. His work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone and Allure and backstage at runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana. Gibson also owns the well-known Flatiron salon in NYC and was recently named the hair guru on TLC’s hit show “What Not To Wear” and spokesperson for Beauty Changes Lives.

About W Fort Lauderdale

Located between Palm Beach and Miami, just 7 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the hotel was developed by The DYL Development Group and is managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts.  This sleek, Clodagh designed hotel features 346 stylishly appointed guest rooms, including 35 luxurious suites, a state-of-the-art gym, glamorous infinity pools and private cabanas, a full-service WIRED business center and W Hotels’ signature Whatever/Whenever® Concierge Service. One hundred and seventy one stylish W condo-hotel residences are located in the resorts second tower. 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL |954.414.8200 |


Nominate Your Favorite Teacher and Win

Nominate your favorite teacher and each top finalist will receive a $50 Skin Authority gift card.  Mission: get our teachers glam!

Through May 14, which includes Teacher Appreciation Week (7-11), TOUCH TRANSFORMS TEACHERS offers two ways to touch the hearts of teachers:

1.     Nominate: Share the story of why your favorite teacher makes a difference in your life and nominate that teacher to win a Skin Authority spa facial experience via Skin Authority’s Facebook contest. Through May 14, written nominations will be accepted on Skin Authority Touch Transforms Teachers Contest. Top finalists will receive $50 Skin Authority gift cards.

2.     Donate: For every customer who purchases $50 or more of Skin Authority product from or a participating retail location through May 14, Skin Authority will donate a FREE $50 gift certificate to a teacher of their choice. Gift Certificates will be delivered by e-mail to the teacher and will include a personalized message from the donor. The list of participating locations is available online at Skin Authority.

Pink slips. Packed classrooms. Not enough supplies for students. America’s teachers have a lot on their plates. A survey by the National School Supply and Equipment Association found that teachers spent a total of $1.3 billion out of pocket on classroom supplies during the 2010 school year. For Teacher Appreciation Week, leading healthy skin lifestyle company Skin Authority and nearly 50 top spas and resorts invite you to help put your favorite teachers’ face in the spotlight.

Skin Authority CEO Celeste Hilling is leading the TOUCH Transforms Teachers movement. Her San Diego-based company has hundreds of teachers as clients, “We listen to teacher’s stories of struggling to keep their classrooms stocked with basic supplies. Teachers are America’s heroes. While we can’t give every teacher $500, we can give them a wellness lift and self-esteem boost.”

the Fruits that Make People Smarter is one of the world’s most visited Vegetarian blogs. Offering daily tips and news to those enjoying a diet without meat, information can be read directly from their blog, or via a daily digest email.

Today, Jenny Sangler at published their latest post, titled “The Fruit That Makes You and Keeps You Smarter”.

Vegetarians and foodie fans can access the new blog post here:

In their latest blog post, Jenny opens by directing her readers to a link she found in her inbox. The link directs to the Real Age Website, run by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizin.

Jenny explains how their first book, “You: The Owner’s Manual” had a huge effect on her life:

“Even though they don’t necessarily endorse vegetarianism, it was information I learned from them that helped me make the decision to switch to the vegetarian lifestyle. I love their real-world advice backed up with solid science” Jenny Says.

Jenny proceeds to explain that, even though vegetarians eat a lot of fruit, they should still target fruits that are nutritionally better than others.

Blueberries are the focus of Jenny’s attention as she quotes a paragraph from the article she linked to:

“Blueberries improve memory and learning, and delay age-related cognitive decline like that seen with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.”

Claiming that she was unaware of the direct cognitive effects of Blueberries, Jenny further quotes the doctors in an effort to explain their benefits:

“They’re high in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants called flavonoids (also called polyphenols). In your brain, flavonoids interact with proteins and enzymes in ways that keep your brain younger” Jenny quotes.

Further discussing the article, Jenny publishes the fact that people who eat a high-flavonoid diet do remain smarter than those who do not. She also writes that drinking Blueberry juice on a daily basis can improve memory function by up to one third.

Concluding her blog post, Jenny makes a promise to her readers that she will make every effort to include more Blueberries in her daily diet.

“It sounds like a smart plan to me” she says.

Where can vegetarians learn more? A Vegetarian can subscribe to The Daily Radish for free by visiting their daily tips website at

TheDailyRadish (™) thinks this is important information for vegetarians and asks them to Like our Page on Facebook to learn exclusive daily vegetarian tips, recipes, and news about leading a healthy vegetarian lifestyle. "We’d appreciate your help in spreading the word amongst vegetarians," says Jenny Sangler.

New Natural Study Aid Achieves Incredible Results in Users, Boosts Concentration, Memory and Focus

It’s a competitive world out there. People in all different stages of their lives are discovering fast that every little advantage counts, especially as the employment market dries up and only the highest performing graduates are guaranteed any kind of job security or success. As the economy slows and opportunities become scarce, it’s easy to see that American’s everywhere are under more and more pressure. Those that don’t perform to increasing demands are looking down the barrel of some very difficult times.

Specifically, students who are attempting to lay down a solid foundation for future success are under more pressure than most. In many cases the results of a single exam or project can be all that stand between a well paid, fulfilling career and destitution. For each and every opportunity there is to succeed, students can count on that fact that there will be hundreds of eager candidates doing their utmost in order to achieve it. Even the smallest edge can count, but how do those who are already giving it everything they have, find any extra juice?

The answer, it seems, is Doxiderol. In the mess of fad study pills and over-hyped brain boosters, Doxiderol an all natural focus supplement, has proved a shining beacon of hope for hard-working students everywhere. Produced by combining a powerful selection of nature’s most proven focus, memory and energy boosting compounds, Doxiderol is providing thousands of students across the nation with the extra 10% they need to make it over the line.

But how does Doxiderol succeed where so many have failed, particularly whilst maintaining its status as a natural product? The team behind Doxiderol is quick to address any questions levelled at the efficacy of this new, breakthrough product. Specifically, they note that Doxiderol belongs to a very powerful group of supplements known as ‘Nootropics’, a class of natural products which have been getting a lot of praise over recent years. “They work by increasing the brain’s supply of neurochemicals, improving brain oxygen supply or stimulating nerve growth,” the minds behind Doxiderol confirm. “Doxiderol works in five distinct ways to improve both short term and long term brain function.” Specifically, Doxiderol supports improved learning by:

1. Supporting neurotransmitters
2. Increasing blood flow to the brain
3. Reducing stress levels
4. Protecting brain cells
5. Boosting mental agility, stamina and focus

While these might seem on the surface to be bold claims, the evidence is compelling. Many users report benefits so significant they claim that Doxiderol provides a safe, effective, and natural Adderall alternative. Whilst many students attempt to illegally access various pharmaceutical products in order to improve their academic ability, more and more are turning to Doxiderol, finally having sourced a safe, legal and natural substitute.

So as pressure mounts on students from all corners of the nation, it’s refreshing to see the launch of an effective, natural method by which thousands can improve their mental function. With professionally sourced ingredients of the highest purity creating one of the most influential mental acuity breakthroughs in a generation, it’s easy to see why more and more high performing American’s are turning to Doxiderol for that extra 10%.

About Doxiderol™
Doxiderol™ is an all natural supplement for brain performance. It was launched by Mentis Laboratories out of New York City. By combining powerful natural ingredients, all with individual characteristics benefiting mental agility and performance, the team at Doxiderol has created the first natural and effective alternative to black market study pills.

The UltraMind Solution

Dr. Hyman emphasizes the importance of eating organic, drinking filtered water, and ingesting vitamins as a way to improve performance and mood as well as a way to solve diseases associated with the brain.  

Dr. Hyman advocates that many issues related to PMS, cancers, depression and dementia can be prevented through ensuring we eat enough fruits and vegetables and we take enough vitamins.  He proposes we eat organic to protect ourselves from the pesticides found in our diet, which is causing many of the anxiety, weight gain, and loss of focus and depression found in many Americans today.

I personally am reading his book, the UltraMind Solution. The book is complicated but interesting.  I now buy organic food and saw an immediate glow in my skin and felt immediately better.  People advocate that going to spas like Rancho La Puerta are so great because of the organic farming produced in Mexico.  He advocates a lot of organic vitamin supplements and provides stories of many patients who have noticed significant weight loss and happiness as a result of changing their diet and vitamin intake.

He goes further to suggest abstaining from wi-fi devices and plugging in appliances whenever possible to prevent potential damage.  A major tip: keep your cell phone away from your hip, it's where the majority of blood cells are created.  Also, relax more and take in mother nature.


Destination Spa Recipes

The spas contributed a list of recipes which the Destination Spa Group compiled for Mother's Day.  So get out the cooking utensils, put away the deep fryer, and don't let mom know what's cooking:

Red Mountain - Breakfast Burritos - The burritos contain Cotija, which is a dry, crumbly Mexican cheese, sometimes referred to as the "Parmesan of Mexico." This cheese is strongly flavored, firm and perfect for grating or crumbling. RECIPE 

 The Oaks at Ojai - Date Nut Muffins - At only 110 calories per muffin, the kids will enjoy helping dad combine flavorful ingredients including cinnamon, apple juice and honey. RECIPE

Green Mountain at Fox Run - Easy Breakfast Casserole - The casserole can be made a few hours ahead or even the night before. The recipe can be doubled easily and try experimenting with other vegetables such as sliced mushrooms or chopped tomatoes. RECIPE

Deerfield Spa - Berry Nutty Quinoa - Quinoa is a fast-cooking, protein-packed whole grain. Quinoa is also higher in protein and fiber than many other grains, making it a super nutritious - and delicious -- way to start the day. RECIPE

Rancho La Puerta - Orange Walnut Bread - this recipe makes two loaves, so share one with grandma. RECIPE

The Heartland Spa - Pumpkin Pancakes - pancakes are the classic breakfast meal and this recipe jazzes things up a bit. We think these would be great with some Nutella! RECIPE

Canyon Ranch - Spinach Eggs Benedict - another twist on a breakfast favorite and at 210 calories per serving, mom can have extra. RECIPE


Cal-a-Vie Curb the Cravings

A nutritionist from Cal-a-Vie Spa discusses what to eat to curb cravings.

Auberge De Soleil

Built for the exclusive use of the inn’s guests, Auberge Spa occupies a 7,000- square-foot building overlooking the Napa Valley. It embraces a nurturing philosophy embodied by a unique menu of body and facial treatments that utilize natural ingredients indigenous to the olive groves, valley, gardens and vineyards of the region. Because these ingredients are harvested daily, the menu of services they inspire changes on a seasonal basis to provide unique nourishment for the body and soul.

Just as wine complements food for a memorable dining experience, the right wine can complement the notes and fragrances of spa treatments, creating an unforgettable sensory experience. With this in mind,
Auberge du Soleil’s sommelier and spa director collaborated to create the spa’s signature wine pairing experience. Guests are offered a complimentary glass of wine and are invited to savor the aromas of the
treatment’s botanical ingredients. The sommelier’s accompanying tasting notes discuss the features of the wine and why it was selected to complement the particular treatment.

Property Details

Name of Spa: Auberge De Soleil
Address: 180 Rutherford Hill Road
City: Rutherford
State or Province: CA
ZIP: 94573
Country: USA
Phone Number: 707-963-1211
Toll Free Phone Number: 800-348-5406
Square Feet: 7,000
Number of Treatment Rooms: Eight treatment rooms, including three designed specifically for couples
Retail Products: Treatments incorporate a blend of high-performing and botanical-based
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Types of Payment Accepted:
Cancellation Policy:
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Hours of Operation: 9:30am-6:00pm
Pet Policy:
Last Renovation:
Early Arrival Instructions:
Spa Director: Amy Wilson-Moghina
Restaurant: Auberge Restaurant
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Year Opened:
Special Events:
Airport: Driving distance from SFO / San Francisco via the Bay Bridge, SFO / San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland Airport, Sacramento Airport, Napa Valley Airport
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Fax: 707-963-8764
Minimum Age for Treatments:

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