Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bring The Spa To You!

Tough economic times got you down? Treat yourself to a stress-relief massage in the comfort of your own home. Avoid traffic and hassle by allowing Virtual Spa Los Angeles to bring the spa to you. Treatments include: one-hour deep tissue massage, signature facial, couple's massage and nail services. Add a little excitement and romance to your weekend with a couples massage in the couple's suite, better know as your living room, just add candles and rose petals. Whether you chose a massage, facial or both you are in for a treat. Virtual Spa Los Angeles clients’ include: The LA Lakers, Sony Music, E! Networks, American Idol, and several A-List celebrities. 1-hour massage is $100 or $100 off a couple's massage (mention Lavish Lifestyles Concierge for these special rates). You can contact Virtual Spa Los Angeles at

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DPA Pre-Emmy's Gifting Lounge

On September 20th Lavish Lifestyles attended DPA's annual gifting suite at the Beverly Penthouse of the Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills. This event spanned over a 3-day period. Celebrities in attendance included: Rachael Leigh Cook, Annalynne McCord, Tamera Mowry, Neil Patrick Harris, James Morrison, Aaron Staton, Connie Staton, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Kali Hawk, Phylicia Rashad, Sofia Milos, Vida Guerra, John Michael Higgins, Bonnie Somerville, Kathy Hilton, Tichina Arnold, and several others.

The penthouse and roof offered many sections of fabulous gifts for celebrities, nominees, and presenters. Let's begin our tour with the Red Carpet Section: Emmy nominees and presenters were offered $45,000 gowns and clutches from Georges Hobeika, sunglasses from Micheal Kors and Oscar de la Renta provided by Marchon, Jewelry from Bel esprit and Mon bijou.

Moving on to Fashion Alley: guests walked away with gifts from several fashion designers including Bluehorse faux fur sweats, Kumi Kookoon silk pajamas, and Eva Varro. Further, guests enjoyed paintings from Timree, and photographic works from Anyes Galleani images.

Additionally, guests seeking the ultimate in relaxation enjoyed the on-site spa presented by Sphatika. Services included on site massages from massage express, 24 carat gold mini facials from Umo, and short session therapies by Dr. Solutions.

Lastly, celebrities walked away with the Green Gift Bag which included: Soaptopia, Planet botanicals, Urban tree salvage, Jet Zone, BamBoo Hugs and other fabulous items.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Last night Lavish Lifestyles had the honor of attending an event promoting "World Peace" hosted by Fred Nassiri (advocate for peace and founder of and Jamie Foxx on Paramount Studios back lot. The evening began with an assortment of mini bites and cocktails, some people mingled while others lounged on sleek white leather couches. Following the cocktail reception guests were escorted into the theater where we watched a short music video showcasing Fred Nassiri's journey around the world spreading love and peace through music.

This wasn't just another celebrity filled Hollywood party, it was an event showing that one person with a vision can inspire and move people to live in peace despite religion and race. His message is simply love sees no color!

To learn more about Fred Nassiri and how you can help bring change and peace to the world please visit

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Brunch at The Four Seasons Beverly Hills

This past Sunday Lavish Lifestyles enjoyed the Four Seasons famous Sunday Brunch. The service from the moment you walk in the door was top-notch. Everyone was extremely friendly, attentive, and alert. If you are a foodie, you will definitely love their brunch!
The presentation was excellent. The selection of food is impressive as you will find everything from omelets to sushi, and even a kids station with chicken fingers for the little ones. Lastly, you must save room for dessert as you will find a wide assortment of cakes, puddings, and tarts.
Average cost for two including Bellini's $200.00

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Norman Lewis Limousines

Are you looking for a limo for a special night on the town or heading to the spa and would prefer a luxury sedan to provide the transportation? Look no further as Norman Lewis Limousines, serving the Los Angeles community for over 20 years has a fleet ranging from luxury sedans to stretch limos. The drivers are professional, courteous, and punctual. Plus, the fleet is either a 2007 or 2008 model, no outdated cars!

TAO Las Vegas

On a recent trip to Las Vegas I was pleasantly surprised by the outstanding service, attention to detail, and decor that made my dining experience at Tao very enjoyable!
The restaurant has a nice size lounge where most guests, even with a reservation, have to wait a minimum of 15 minutes to be seated. The restaurant is very beautiful...with a huge Buddha positioned in the middle.
Furthermore, I would say the upstairs dining area is a little more intimate than the first level dining room...however..this is more of a trendy restaurant than a romantic dinner spot. I would definitely recommend Tao to a group of friends or couple looking to have dinner and then visit Tao Beach next door. FYI: Restaurant reservations do not guarantee entry into Tao Beach, however, your server might be able to obtain VIP passes for the club following dinner!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Puerto Plata & Cabarete

When you think of the Dominican Republic most people think of Punta Cana. Punta Cana is the most popular resort town in the Dominican Republic and is also the most touristy. If you are like me, you are not looking for 20+ all-inclusive hotels lined up along the beach, i.e Cancun. You are looking to experience the country's culture and discover a hidden gem or two. Lavish Lifestyles discovered two places that provide the peace and quiet of the Caribbean, while also allowing you to enjoy nightlife, casinos, and local restaurants.

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Resort (pic above) is located in Puerta Plata and is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of The World. This boutique all-suite hotel is reminiscent of an old Hollywood mansion, from the foyer to the well manicured grounds every detail exudes opulence. This hotel makes for a perfect romantic getaway with your special someone.

Velero Beach Resort is a luxury condo/hotel resort located in Cabarete approximately 20 minutes from Puerto Plata. Valero Beach Resort is comprised of 22 apartments and 7 penthouses all of which are privately owned condos located directly on the beach.Cabarete is internationally known as a windsurfers and kite boarders paradise; it is now also known as a fun destination for all. Cabarete has many clubs, restaurants, and bars within walking distance along the beach. This is a great place for a getaway with friends.

Also, be sure to visit Aura Beach House, it's the equivalent of Miami's Nikki Beach. Ask a local for directions, as it is hard to find if you are not familiar with the area.

A Taste Of NYC

Not to exclude our NYC readers Lavish Lifestyles will begin to include some of the city's hottest places to dine, relax, party, and sleep. First up is Socarrat a new restaurant located in Chelsea. Enjoy communal dining while feasting on delicious paella and Spanish beer. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel to Spain here is your little piece of heaven in Chelsea.

Next up, where does one go to unwind from a day of hot subway platforms and crazy cab drivers? Try Thai Privilege Spa located in Soho, be sure to ask for the Siam Nirvana (six -handed 75 minute massage not listed on the spa menu). This is like nothing you've experienced before!

Now that your relaxed.. do you want to party or sleep? Ummm...I would say sleep but in the case of the night owls I would like to introduce you to Kingswood located in the village. It appears to only be a restaurant, but for those in the know there is also a basement bar and lounge throwing some hot parties this summer. You enter via an unmarked door to the right of the restaurant and proceed down a narrow stairway and let the party begin!

OK, it's 4am and time to finally call it night. Why not treat yourself to room service in the morning by checking into The London, an all-suite hotel in mid-town, where in homage to its name all calls made from your room to London, England are free!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Restaurant/Lounge/Club = KRESS

Last Friday Lavish Lifestyles had the pleasure of dining at Kress, Hollywood's newest addition to the once infamous Hollywood Blvd. Upon entering this exotic 38,000 sf space you feel like your in Vegas ...everything is very big and over the top. The theme is Asian which caries through to the decor and several menu selections.

The service and food is impeccable! Here are some menu suggestions: Calamari, Shrimp ( prepared on a 500 degree rock which cooks at the table) and the Salmon are all excellent. The portions are on the smaller side so I recommend ordering side dishes. The mixed drinks are very good, try the mojito. Lastly, save room for dessert as they have a chocolate fountain which comes with a variety of dipping options. If you are more in the mood for sushi, the mezzanine has a complete wrap around sushi bar. The prices are not bad... dinner for two including drinks runs a little under $200.

OK, now on to the party side of Kress. We were lucky to be given a tour by the executive chef.The tour began in the basement which is all purple with a dance floor in the middle ( easiest part of the club to get into) we then proceeded via elevator to the third floor which is a large VIP section with all white leather couches and crystal chandeliers. Still curious to explore we continued on to the the fourth floor ( rooftop - another VIP section ) beautiful views and cabanas make this a great outdoor space during the summer. We had a great time at Kress! We even saw a couple of well -known celbs (who shall remain nameless) trying desperately to get in!!! This is definitely one of LA's newest hotspots!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Manure Wrap Party

On July 3rd Lavish Lifestyles attended the wrap party for the film "Manure" starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tea Leoni, Kyle MacLachlan and Ed Helms. This is one of four films Mark & Michael Polish aim to make this year through their production company Prohibition Pictures. These are the same guys that bought you Northfork and The Astronaut Farmer!

As guests arrived they enjoyed an assortment of hors d’ouevers such as chicken skewers with peanut dipping sauce to beverages ranging from beer provided by Anheuser-Busch to Vodka in the lounge/bar area of Fais Do-Do. Lavish Lifestyles was pleased that we could assist in securing Red Bull and vodka for the event. As the night progressed guests were led into a huge event space behind Fais Do-Do where Billy Bob and his band "The Boxmasters" took the stage. Dressed in matching suits and ties Billy Bob and his band had the crowd rocking til midnight!!

It was a great night and a great crowd!!