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.

Sleepwear Sale

Have you hopped by Haven Spa Boutique for their spring cleaning sale? Don't miss out on some of our favorite brands with discounts up to 50% off! Pick up something perfect for Mother's Day or treat yourself! Check out some of the fantastic sleep and lounge wear on sale at Haven below! Out of Miami, Eberjey Lounge Wear offers comfortable lounge wear, knitted robes, chemises, and night gowns in an array of colors and fabrics. Cat’s Pajamas is a California company that offers knit, light... Full Post >

Spring Treats

Spring has arrived and what better way to celebrate than with some delightful spa products to turn winter skin into spring delights. You can create a spa treatment at home with our Elemis brand British Botanical and Sweet Orchid collection. Harnessing the powerhouse of ingredients grown in the idyllic British countryside, the Elemis British Botanical Shower Cream ($39) is expertly blended with soothing Lavender, Chamomile and uplifting Geranium and Palmarosa. Omega-rich Echium oil works to... Full Post >

Indulgent Finds

Even though Valentine’s Day has passed by doesn’t mean that the celebration for your loved one can’t continue. Spoil your significant other with some fabulous product finds hand selected by our spa team. For Him Elemis Gym Kit Collection for Him – contains five products to keep his skin and muscles supple, dynamic and detoxed for maximum vitality. Contains the following: Deep Cleanse Facial Wash, Anti Fatigue Day Cream, Revitalize Me Shower Gel, Aching Muscle Super Soak, and... Full Post >

Travel in Style

Haven Spa Boutique carries an array of travel items to help you on your journeys in style. Our “Eat. Sleep. Spa. Repeat” Canvas Tote bag ($70) from DewDrop Designs is perfect for traveling back and forth to your spa treatments or even to the beach. We also have this same design in a smaller pouch for your essentials ($35). Check out these adorable travel pouches for $40 from Elizabeth W. Perfect companions for travel or storage. They are made of organic cotton and embroidered with... Full Post >

Detox Body Wraps

Did you know the body is capable of losing one pound of toxins a day? There are a few safe and gentle ways to help your body get rid of toxins. Body brushing will go a long way in assisting this process. The Elemis cactus bristle body brush gets circulation back on track and increases lymphatic flow while ridding the skin of dead cells. Dry-brushing the skin every day before showering will increase firmness and tone, encouraging cellulite deposits and areas of congestion to disperse. The Spa... Full Post >

Early Spring Cleaning

Spring has come early for Haven Spa Boutique. We are clearing out the shelves and have put many items on sale half off! Select items from MerSea, Molton Brown, Elemis, Elizabeth W, Inis and more are included in the sale. Check out discounted pajama clothing and lounge wear from JJJ, Marigot and PJ Harlow. These items will not be on sale for long so hurry into Haven to find your next treasures at incredible prices. Full Post >

Treat Your Sweetheart

February is the month to take time to pamper your sweetheart. Since February is host to National Heart Month and Valentine's Day, it's a great time to treat your sweetie - and yourself. Studies show that when you give someone a gift, you get the same feelings of pleasure as the person who receives the gift. Take time to relax with your loved one at The Spa at Fearrington. Book a 60 minute couple's massage and enjoy a glass of champagne with pedicures together for the ultimate... Full Post >

Pamper Yourself at Home

Did you know Haven Spa Boutique carries some wonderful products that continue and compliment the pampering you receive from our body treatments? Here are four different at home spa treatments you can do yourself. We have bundled these products to help you continue your relaxation. Elemis Frangipani Monoi products compliment the Elemis Frangipani Salt Glow Exfoliation: Salt Glow Body Exfoliation ($62) - to use before or in the shower Frangipani Body Oil ($63.50)  - to be used as a... Full Post >

Reduce Stress in a Healthy Way

In our busy lives, it is easy to become stressed just from the day to day activities. It is important to take time for yourself just to recharge yourself so you can get back out there and tackle those tasks. An hour out of your busy schedule for a relaxing spa treatment is the best activity you can do. Take a moment right now and think of the last moment you sat still and allowed yourself to do absolutely nothing for just an hour. Doesn't happen as often as you would like, does it? Just... Full Post >

7 Exfoliation Tips

Your skin is your largest organ of your body. Biologically, our skin is our first line of defense. Culturally, skin defines much of our standard for beauty. Bright, youthful skin signals health and vitality. And, like every part of our bodies, skin responds to care and attention. Proper treatment can revitalize skin and slow the aging process, keeping skin healthier, longer. The difference between neglected and pampered skin is incredible — once you experience the joy of supple, breathable... Full Post >