Greer's OC: Relax with spa deals

September 15, 2010|By Greer Wylder

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Fall Spa Week is here! That means you can indulge in luxury spa treatments for less by taking advantage of Spa Week specials through Sunday. For 50 bucks, you can receive a designated spa week special treatment from a participating spa in Orange County.

At CloudMover Day Spa in Huntington Beach you can choose a 60-minute hot stone or deep-tissue massage; a 60-minute facial with diamond peel or sinus/allergy relief massage; or a 60-minute low tide manicure and pedicure with pumpkin peel.


At Clarins Skin Spa at Bloomingdales at Fashion Island or at Clarins Skin Spa at Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza receive a 60-minute Clarins signature facial treatment.

At Ergonique in Newport Beach you can enjoy a 60-minute wellness massage and detoxification experience, with healing stones; a 60-minute rejuvenation and hydration facial; or a 60-minute back-to-school teen facial.

At Fresh at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa enjoy a 45-minute Umbrian clay purify and balance facial experience; a 45-minute black tea age-delay facial; or a 45-minute Ancienne ultimate age-delay facial.

At Pure Blu Spa at the Newport Beach Marriott enjoy a 45-minute spa week facial; or a 50-minute spa week paraffin pedicure.

To book an appointment or for more information, visit


Get a Taste of Newport

Newport's premier food and entertainment festival, the Taste of Newport, celebrates 22 years at Fashion Island from Friday to Sunday. The weekend party attracts more than 50,000 guests who come to sample gourmet foods from more than 30 local restaurants; to taste wines, cocktails and handcrafted beers; and to hear live bands perform throughout the event.

This year's main acts include Gin Blossoms on Friday, Foreigner on Saturday and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on Sunday. Sample cuisines range from casual to fine dining choices throughout the event including prime rib, tiramisu, chicken empanadas, and lobster hand rolls — just to name a few.

General admission tickets at the gate cost $25. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $125 each. A VIP experience includes valet parking, event admission, up-front section seating, private restrooms, etc. from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call (949) 729-4400 or visit


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