Good fortune is what happens when opportunity opens itself up to our amazing spa community. And that’s exactly what we experienced at Tierra Santa Healing House Spa in the Faena Hotel on September 19th in Miami Beach. This was one of the best Florida Spa Association events ever!
A Forbes Five-Star luxury resort and Miami’s first South American-inspired spa that is an oasis built on healing techniques; Tierra Santa Healing House was an enchanting spa to hold our FSA Fall event. The décor and ambiance of the Faena was an uplifting setting for our vendors to display their brands, which was held in their large brilliant yoga room and spilled out into the entry area of the spa which created the appearance of a trendy fashion bazaar.
The event started at 1pm when spa attendees started to flow in and immediately started shopping, mingling and networking with our vendor partners. Guests were excited to see new indie brands as well as recognized suppliers that presented innovative products to explore. With the famous red Faena “Do What You Love” swag bag in hand; deluxe samples were handed out to guests from vendors that they met with.
While attendees were busy checking out all the exhibits, luxurious and result driven facials were taking place in the treatment rooms. Spa leaders had the opportunity to experience deluxe facials offered by our vendors.
We held a tea ritual pre and post our featured presentation, which was an outstanding inspirational “Twin Heart” meditation by Agustina Caminos, the Wellness Director for Faena Group and Spa Director. Agustina also a Pranic Healing instructor, therapist and spiritual guide as well as a professor of yoga and alternative medicine practitioner. This guided quiet time introspection was held in a lavish penthouse overlooking the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. Time stood still as a sense of deep meditation enveloped everyone that tuned in.
We concluded our event with a first rate cocktail reception at Faena’s “Tree of Life”, a charming outdoor courtyard with hand-painted mosaic seating and views of Damien Hirst’s golden mammoth. An ongoing service of superior champagne was free-flowing along with mouthwatering gourmet hor d’ouevres. Good times spent with good friends ruled the evening as everyone enjoyed each other’s company chatting, laughing, and taking pleasure in the wonders of our awesome spa family.
We thank Kristen Laukaitis, Assistant Spa Director and Agustina Caminos for helping to organize such an amazing experience for our spa community and love our champion Vendor Partners and leading Florida Spas!