Here we are in February, the month of LOVE! Here at Spa Mariana, LOVE is definitely in the air! We are excited to share many spa, wellness, and beauty tips with you this month.
I don’t know about you, but its seems that many people have difficulty finding the right gift. So, we made selecting a Valentine Gift for you loved one super easy this year. We are suggesting that you go beyond candy this year and choose Spa Wellness instead.
Check out all the specials below that you can give to your loved ones! We are dedicating this entire month to LOVE, so don’t limit yourself to only celebrating it on the 14th. You have time to celebrate it the whole month.
Also to help you further with selecting the right gift, we have included a couple of great articles.
From all of us at Spa Mariana, we hope that this month is filled with love and cherished memories!
Founder and owner, Maciek Lyko
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Fun Valentine Surprises you both can get excited about!
The month of LOVE has arrived and Cupid is on the move! Have you been struck by the arrow of love? Need some ideas to celebrate with your sweetheart? Check out these fun activities to keep the spark ignited all month long!
Splurge on a movie and dessert night! Rent a movie you both will enjoy. It doesn’t have to be romantic. Grab a comedy for a night of laughs. After all, a couple that laughs together, stays together. Then, create a dessert bar on the coffee table with cookies, ice cream…the works! (No counting calories tonight!) Sit back, laugh, eat, and enjoy your special time together.
Catch a concert together. Check websites for concerts in your area. Spend the evening dancing and singing to some of your favorite tunes. You can even opt for an out of town concert and enjoy a weekend getaway!
Create a day of surprises. Purchase a few roses and your Valentine’s favorite candy. Place them in places you know he/she visits throughout the day, perhaps in a desk drawer, in the car, or in their briefcase. You’ll bring smiles to your loved one’s face all day long!
Do a little wine tasting. Head to the nearest winery and sample wines together. You don’t need to be an expert to appreciate a fine glass of wine. Pick the wine you both like the most and buy a bottle to take home. You can look forward to sharing it together one romantic night in the near future.
Go horseback riding. What a fun way to spend time with your sweetie! Riding horses brings out the kid in all of us!! Are you near a beach? Check local websites for horseback riding on the beach. This is an adventure you can take advantage of any day of the week!
Watch the sun set. Choose any afternoon, grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and cheese, and lay back while nature does its thing. You can even prolong your date with a relaxing evening under the stars. Don’t forget the camera. You’ll definitely want pictures of this!!
Schedule a day at the spa. Indulge in a couple’s massage followed by a mani/pedi as you sip on champagne and enjoy a tasty snack. Your spa team will make the arrangements so you and your significant other can experience a relaxing day together and leave all your worries behind. For that extra special touch, purchase a spa gift card for your sweetie so they can stop in and relax by themselves one day after work.
Stop talking about it and just do it! Do you both keep talking about something you want to do, but never get around to it? The month of romance is the perfect time to pull out all the stops. Go ahead and plan that special trip. You’ll both enjoy making lasting memories with each other.
Most importantly, don’t get stuck showing your special someone how much you love them on Valentine’s Day only. Express your love all month long. Want to look extra special for that romantic night out? Call us today to schedule a facial and makeup application. You’ll look and feel fabulous!
Charity as an Expression of Love!
Celebrate the Month of Love through Acts of Kindness
Love is in the air this month! We’ll see happy couples exchanging gifts, making plans for Valentine’s Day, and stampeding their favorite florists for the perfect flower arrangement. But, this year, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be for couples only. We all can show our love by helping others this month.
Whether you volunteer your time, or donate funds to a cause in need, providing assistance to charities is a thoughtful way of expressing your love for your family, your friends, and your community.
Read on for recent acts of kindness by celebrities, as well as one little girl in Florida and an entire football team in Georgia:
Singer, Taylor Swift surprised a 10-year old fan at her hospital bedside in March, 2013. The child’s family had previously made a YouTube video requesting the pop star’s visit.
Actor, Bradley Cooper and NFL wide receiver, Julian Edelman visited a fan who was recovering from surgery after suffering injuries during the Boston Marathon bombing last year.
In 2013, soccer player, David Beckham announced that he would donate his entire salary to charity.
Did you hear about the little girl in Tampa, Florida who collected over $100.00 in pennies from friends and families and donated it to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay? What an amazing act of love for a child!
And then there’s the Roswell High School football team who recently expressed many acts of kindness to a 9-year old fan battling leukemia. Not only did they offer continued encouragement by sending cards and organizing fundraisers, but they also rallied together and named her their Homecoming Sweetheart! Now, that’s teamwork at its finest!
You don’t have to be famous or have a lot of money to assist those in need. In many cases, simply contributing your time can be the most worthy donation of all.
Want to help, but don’t know where to begin? Check out the following organizations for opportunities to assist both financially and/or by volunteering your time:
Give Kids the World
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society
Make this a Valentine’s Day to remember. Follow your heart and assist someone less fortunate than yourself. You’ll be so glad that you did!
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“I bought a couples massage, and the experience was unbelievable. The massage was amazing and the treat afterwards was a huge plus. Very nice presentation (champagne, strawberries and chocolates). I will be back for more!” – Lucia M.
Valentine’s Day Steak Dinner for 2!
Plan a luxurious evening at home with this succulent meal!
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
4 scallions, washed and cut in 1/2
2 large cloves garlic
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 pounds inside skirt steak, cut into 3 equal pieces
Special equipment: blow dryer
1. Heat charcoal until grey ash appears.
2. In a blender, mix oil, soy sauce, scallions, garlic, lime juice, red pepper, cumin, and sugar and puree.
3. Place pieces of steak in a large Ziploc bag and pour in marinade. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible. Allow steak to marinate for 1 hour in refrigerator.
4. Remove steak from bag and pat dry with paper towels.
5. Using a blow dryer, blow charcoal clean of ash.
6. Place steaks directly onto hot coals for 1 minute per side. When finished cooking, place meat in aluminum foil, wrap, and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
7. Remove meat from foil, reserving foil and juices.
8. Slice thinly across the grain of the meat. Return to foil pouch and toss with juice.
Serve with your favorite red wine and side salad for a delightful, romantic meal!