Monday, December 13, 2010

Spa Utopia introduces the BraBag and PantyPak: Luggage for your Lingerie

Have you ever had to hold your breath as someone from customs rummages through your suitcase, praying they'll not hit upon your stash of not-yet-washed undies? Have you ever arrived at your destination, eager for dinner, to find your uplift bra flattened like yesterday's soufflĂ©? Most of us have "lingerie nightmare" stories to tell, usually involving travel. And this is what inspired North Vancouver entrepreneur, Jane Webb, to establish The Brag Company (Brag is short for Bra Bag). Her fabulous "BraBag" and "PantyPak" were quickly picked up by the media and red carpet set, who were collectively thrilled with this great way to transport lingerie. Now available in a variety of fun designs and colour themes at all Spa Utopia locations, the BraBag and PantyPak make an ideal Christmas Gift for a travelling friend, a bride-to-be, or yourself.

The BraBag

Twisting your bra in the centre and inverting one cup into the other is not good for the shape or stitching. This is particularly true for uplift or other shaper bras. Slipping your bra into a specially designed BraBag will help it retain its shape so that it shows off yours better.

The BraBag is available in a number of themes/colour choices and two sizes. The regular BraBag can hold 1 to 6 bras up to 36C cup, as well as size 32D. Its larger sister, the Buxom BraBag, can hold 1-6 bras up to 36G and 38F.

The BraBag is available in a number of colours/themes.
Shown here, the ultra sophisticated Sophia.

The Buxom BraBag is also available in a variety of
patterns. Shown here, the flirtatious and fun Katie.

The PantyPak

No more stuffing your underthings in plastic bags! Now your panties can travel First Class in their own adorable case, which keeps clean and "not so clean" panties in their respective spots—and away from the prying eyes of customs officials! As with the BraBag, the PantyPak will also prevent "bad connections" with stiletto heels and other hard or rough objects in your suitcase.

Now you can separate your panties into "clean" and
"not so clean" compartments.

Choose from a number of designs to keep
your panties safely organized. Shown here,
the polka-dot Tiffany.

Once you've used the BraBag and PantyPak, you'll wonder how you ever did without them. (We have heard that many women use the BraBag for everyday bra-keeping, and that those who have had a mastectomy find them the perfect, discreet place to store their prosthesis.)  You can find both at all Spa Utopia locations.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Spa Utopia introduces Life Designs Nutrition Workshops

Although the expression "You are what you eat" has been around for decades, it is only in recent years that scientists and researchers have uncovered just how much of an effect food has on our bodies and minds. Whether we feel energetic or sluggish, upbeat or melancholy, and whether we feel overwhelmed or challenged by our daily workload, depends very much on what we consume on an everyday basis.

In recognition of the fact that our inside "beauty" is every bit as important to our sense of well being as our outer appearance,
Spa Utopia
is excited to offer our valued guests Life Designs nutrition workshops, by Andrea Ferguson and her team of Certified Nutritionists. Andrea earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from UBC and is also a BCRPA certified Fitness Leader. She developed Life Designs to help people achieve all-important balance in their lives. Now you too can benefit from Andrea's knowledge. 

Andrea Ferguson

Beginning January 2011, Spa Utopia is offering a series of workshops—Eat Right for Life (three separate seminars), Eat Right from the Start (one seminar for parents of 1 to 5-year-olds ) and Eat Right to Grow Right (one seminar for parents of 5 to 12-year-olds.)

Eat Right for Life seminars include:

Part 1: The three keys to healthy eating for life.  No more dieting. No more gimmicks. No more food restrictions, just a fresh perspective on weight management, eating healthfully and feeling good about yourself. You’ll learn how to think yourself healthy and why you need to abolish the words cheat, junk food and bad foods from your vocabulary. You’ll be excited and inspired about your new way of thinking and the results you will achieve.

Part 2: The five steps to determining what foods are right for you. Take control and learn how to become an expert label reader. By fully understanding nutritional labelling you will avoid making unhealthy food choices and avoid falling for marketing gimmicks that are a waste of your hard-earned money.

Part 3: The ten secrets to preparing easy, healthy meals and eliminating stress associated with mealtimes. Save time and money by becoming your own expert meal planner. Taught in a step-by-step format and with a simple-to-use guide to meal planning, this workshop will enable you to eliminate the stress of meal time preparation. You will be able to eat the foods you enjoy and have a plan that works for all members of your family—including the picky eaters.

During the Eat Right from the Start workshop, you will learn how to end the mealtime battle-zone and give your 1 to 5-year-old child/ren the best possible nutritional start in life. You will learn many tips on how to judge if a specific food is right for your little one, and how to get a picky eater to love vegetables. You will leave the workshop with a binder full of helpful information and the knowledge to empower your children to become good eaters for life.

During the Eat Right to Grow Right workshop, you will learn how to choose foods that will help your 5 to 12-year-old child/ren grow healthy and strong — in body as well as intellectual development. You will leave with the resources, tools and language needed to talk to your growing child/ren about eating healthfully, and you will learn the right ways to discuss food and body image. This will foster dialogue to help build self-esteem and establish good eating habits for life.

These workshops are available at all Spa Utopia locations—Pan Pacific, Langley and North Vancouver.  (Special pricing is available when attending all three seminars in the Eat Right for Life workshop, or both the Eat Right from the Start and Eat Right to Grow Right workshops.)

You can read more about the Eat Right for Life workshop here and the Eat Right from the Start and Eat Right to Grow Right workshops here on the Spa Utopia website. Please call or visit your preferred spa location to book.

Personal (private) consultations are also available with follow-up if desired.

The positive impact of eating healthy, enjoyable foods is immeasurable. Not only will you look and feel better, you will also gain a sense of balance that affects every aspect of your lifestyle. And when you feel balanced, there is nothing you cannot achieve!

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming workshops.