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Vegas in the Fall

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It was brilliant being in Las Vegas in October. The sauna-like heat of the desert that I experience annually on my late-May visit for the Couture Show was replaced by breezy days, mid-70’s temperatures and evenings that require layers to sit comfortably outside. But, beyond the temperature, perhaps the most lovely characteristic of Vegas in the Fall is the dramatic sky that kissed the mountain tops in the distance and the towering hotels all around us. Although we were working long hours and didn’t make it outside much, we were always met with awe-inspiring views when we did.

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_MG_1670Vegas rarely allows for much time outdoors, be it the aforementioned infernal heat or the heavy work load (the only reason I have ever been to Vegas is for work, and it may be the only reason I return for the years to come as work finds me there at least annually). But I was happy for the long hours of work that this trip brought at the International Spa Show because of the truly great community I was introduced to. The press, vendors, and spa executives that we interacted with this past week had an infectious energy all in the name of wellness and health and I left with a reinvigorated desire to take the best care of myself, my family and friends, and my world that I possibly can.

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These gracious people shared their knowledge as well as their incredible products with us all (amazing gift bags were delivered to us all in our rooms each night)  and I have already had the pleasure of trying many of them. One morning, in fact, the long hours (and late night brainstorming) had made way for a rough wake up and I used the Shower Spa Mist infused with lemongrass and eucalyptus for a jump-start to the day. The Chaleur self-heating facial mask is also super, and the mineral process in each one sounds like the pattering of rain when you wear it in bed at night for a soothing treatment. I highly recommend it!

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I am looking forward to using all of these incredible wellness products to sustain me through the growing cold and through all of the hard work in the next weeks. The show also brought an amazing bevy of new opportunities that I am so excited to dive into.

Happy to be back in NYC!

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GROUPON Your Life!

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The number one great unifier of all entrepreneurs, freelancers and up-and-comings is the need for affordable health coverage. If we haven’t dealt with it ourselves, we’ve had a dear friend lament their lack of healthcare and their forgone checkups, and even trips to the emergency room. I don’t mean to enter the complexities of the argument in American Health Care here, I am merely on a mission to share with you an incredible life hack that I’ve just been taught: How to GROUPON Your Life!

I was openly complaining in the office about having to book a dental cleaning for what was sure to cost me no less than $300 with my lack of dental coverage. (I should say here that I thank my lucky stars and moons {and my dear boss and mentor} everyday that I have medical insurance). When my friend and co-worker told me to use GROUPON.

Oh, you mean the online coupon website featuring two $100 massages for the price of one and 87% off wine of the month club memberships? Yes.

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Apparently, what I happily discovered upon further investigation, GROUPON offers full dental check-ups including x-rays and cleaning for a fraction of what it would cost to walk into your regular dentist (you know, the one you haven’t seen since your insurance ran out two years ago…). I found a GROUPON for a dentist’s office around the corner from my house in Brooklyn that offered a consultation, cleaning and x-ray for $60.

That’s right, folks. An amount of money small enough to pay in cash.

Of course, I did a quick YELP search to ensure that this outpost was reputable and hygienic and when I felt confident enough that I was getting the DEAL OF THE CENTURY I bought the GROUPON, called the office and made an appointment with the effusively kind and helpful receptionist.

I encourage all of you to check out GROUPON for those practical never-thought-it-could-be-possible deals like this one. I sure plan to. And please let us know should you find any other life hack bargains on the site.

 

Happy Weekend! I’m off to Las Vegas for the week and will return with my photo round-up next Friday!

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