Contributor Profile

Angela Avellino, Spa & Haven Manager

Angela was previously the Assistant Spa Director of The Umstead Hotel since 2006 and is also a licensed massage therapist. Angela is a veteran of the U.S. Army where she served in the Gulf War as a cryptologist and weapons specialist. Angela has three wonderful children that she adores, loves to sail and spend time on the coast. View her blogs.

Spiced Apple is Back!

As the air turns cool and the autumn leaves start to change with their majestic colors, we turn our thoughts to all things fall! Bountiful harvests of beautiful fall delights come to mind -- bushels of apples, crisp and juicy, brown sugar, and sweet cinnamon create a wonderful recipe for luxurious Spiced Apple spa treatments. We are excited to bring back the Spiced Apple spa treatments at The Spa at Fearrington. With autumn in mind, now is the time to prepare your skin and nails for the next... Full Post >

The Ultimate in Relaxation

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of a hot stone massage knows the intense feeling of relaxation it provides the recipient.  But do you know that there are lasting long term benefits of hot stone massage? A hot stone massage combines thermotherapy with massage techniques to provide an effective healing therapy. This results in a full body relaxation of the mind, body and spirit. For those who haven’t had the pleasure of having a hot stone massage; it consists of both warm and hot... Full Post >

Haven’s New Look

Haven has had a makeover! We have added some new products from Caswell-Massey and expanded our pajama and lounge clothing from Eberjey. In order to make changes, we have several items at 50% off. We have Yves Delorme candles, room sprays, soaps, Rica body tonics, Barr Co. soap and Tkees, all half off! We have pajamas on sale from Allegria Wear, Kumi Kookoon, Bella Notte, Taylor Linens, and Claridge & King. Stop in to see the new look and find a treasure or two for yourself. Full Post >

Introducing Pro-Intense Lift Effect Facial

The Spa at Fearrington introduces our newest facial and product line. The Pro-Intense Lift Effect Facial is designed to shape, lift, firm and significantly reduce facial contour sagging. As we get older, your cheeks, chin and jaw area can begin to sag.  Sagging is often caused by tiredness and the onset of menopause as the skin rapidly loses proteins and calcium – the building blocks of the skin that keep cells full and round. Often in life, when you feel physically tired and sluggish you... Full Post >

Add a Little Sparkle to your Summer

To help you look and feel your best for the summer, come visit us in The Spa at Fearrington. We have some exciting new treatments to help you beat the heat of summer. Introducing Coconut Lime Manicure and Pedicure Nail treatments. We also have a 60 and 90 minute Coconut Lime Exfoliation as a body treatment. Coconut benefits to the skin are rich in vitamins and minerals. Coconut oil and coconut milk exhibit excellent compatibility to the skin. The coconut fragrance helps to bring to your... Full Post >

Father’s Day Fabulous Finds

Come on in to the Spa at Fearrington to find some wonderful gifts for that special man in your life. We have some fabulous finds that will be sure to help him feel pampered. Yes - men need pampering too! The best way to help him wind down after a long week is with a spa treatment. You can purchase a gift certificate in Haven for a 30, 60, 90 or 2 hour massage. We also have a four-handed massage as well for that ultimate relaxation. In addition to massage, we also offer a men's facial, manicure... Full Post >

Spring into a New Routine

With Spring in full swing, it is time to begin a new routine for your skin care needs. After months of exposing your skin to dry indoor heated air, dead skin cells accumulate at the surface. Even though your skin should naturally shed dead skin cells, it does not do a very efficient job - making your need for exfoliation even more critical. The cold, harsh weather outside, and dry, heated air inside during the winter months does quite a bit of damage to our skin. Add to that the fact that we... Full Post >

A Massage Just for Desk Workers

We realize that many people have computer or desk related jobs these days. Did you know that this can take a toll on your body? Anyone out there with neck aches? Rounded shoulders? Pain in your wrists and forearms? Yeah, I thought so. You can have the best ergonomic workstation in the world, but our bodies need care to compensate for endless hours in a chair. Our bodies are not designed to sit for long periods of time. Our massage therapists at The Spa at Fearrington have designed a massage... Full Post >

Escape the Winter

Here are a few ideas from The Spa at Fearrington to help you escape this chilly winter. You can purchase a Spa gift certificate for spa treatments to indulge and relax. How about extending that gift for future visits to the spa? Our Fearrington Signature Series package is a wonderful way to continue the pampering. Purchase five of the same treatment in advance and receive the sixth one complimentary. Another idea would be some of our wonderful Elemis products. We have a large... Full Post >

New Year’s Revolution

If you're like most people, you want smooth, healthy skin, but maybe you don't want to wade through hundreds of chemically laden products to get it. That's where antioxidants can help. Incorporating the right antioxidants into your diet and skin care routine can have a positive effect on your skin. Your skin is your largest organ, so it is important to take care of it. Antioxidants protect your skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Antioxidants in... Full Post >