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.

What’s that Wonderful Aroma?

An aromatherapy massage combines the benefits of massage therapy with the use of essential oils. They can have many different effects on the mind, body and spirit, and make an aromatherapy massage an uplifting experience. Essential oils are an aromatic essence distilled from a single botanical source and are renowned for their sedative, stimulating and analgesic properties. They have many different therapeutic uses. The benefits of an aromatherapy massage affect the body as a whole and it... Full Post >

Apples, Spice and Everything Nice

Now that the air has turned cool and the autumn leaves glow yellow, orange and red, we turn our thoughts to all things holiday…time with family, home-cooked meals and sweet delights come to mind. Bushels of apples, crisp and juicy, brown sugar, and sweet cinnamon create a wonderful recipe for our luxurious Spiced Apple spa treatments this holiday season. We are excited to share with you our newest treatments at The Spa at Fearrington. With the holidays in mind, now is the time to prepare... Full Post >

“An Apple a Day”

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 share with you our newest 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 >

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Everyone knows that it feels great to get a pedicure. Spending some extra time pampering your toes and legs is always welcomed and goes beyond just aesthetic appeal. Nail health and foot health is incredibly important. There are several physical benefits to getting a pedicure on a regular schedule. Walking around everyday creates natural wear, tear and stress in your feet, so it is logical to want to take care of them. Your feet endure quite a bit on a daily basis. The average person takes... Full Post >

Oranges, Apples and Tkees

Orange you glad the heat of the summer is almost over? Fall is heading our direction very quickly. Here at Haven, we are ready to put our best foot forward with a sale to kick off the season. We will have our Orange, Candy Apple, Poppy and Sunrise Tkee sandal colors at 50% off while supplies last. Tkee sandals are leather, classic, simple, elegant, stylish, chic, effortless, and fun. They compliment any outfit and are easy to throw into your purse or gym bag for on the go. Come by and visit... Full Post >

Introducing Vinylux Nail Polish

Let me introduce you to our newest product line. We are now carrying CND Vinylux Weekly nail polish. This nail polish will last four times longer than traditional nail polish. The durability of your manicure and pedicure is increased when your nails are exposed to natural light verses using a UV lamp. Here are a few more facts about this wonderful new and innovative nail polish: No base coat is needed Self adhering color coat A faster nail dry time 56 colors to choose from With... Full Post >

Cosmetics for Your Feet

TKEES sandals are "cosmetics for your feet," that are available in several shades and come in a variety of beauty-product inspired finishes from Lipsticks to Liners, Highlighters, Glosses and Foundations. The most fun we've had with flip-flops in a long time. Choose the color and shade that best suits your outfit in just a slip of the foot. TKEES work any time of the day, anywhere you are! With a heavy list of Hollywood A- listers already fans, we've seen them look perfect with pants, skirts,... Full Post >

Smart Sun Tips

Summer has arrived and people are beginning to think about the sun now more than any other time of the year. However, sun damage can happen at any time of the year, rain or shine. It can happen all year long and adds up over time as well. Most people don’t consider the exposure they get from driving a car (or even being a passenger), working near a window, walking the dog around the block or relaxing on a shady deck. What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays? A good way to remember... Full Post >

Looking for the key to healthy looking skin?

Whenever it comes to beauty regimen, many people think of taking care of their face only. And that is why it's only the face that looks revitalized but not the entire body. So many companies bombard you today with the latest technology, chemical peels, and jars of youth to make your skin look younger longer. But the real key to keeping that fresh look could be as simple as exfoliating on a regular basis. One of the benefits to exfoliating skin is the fact that when the layer of dead... Full Post >

New arrivals

Come by Haven Boutique to see the new arrivals in the Gianna Rose Atelier couture soaps. These decorative soap products will add beauty to your home and add a feeling of warmth and hospitality for your guests. Gianna Rose presents a triple-milled, vegetable-based soap that is as luxurious to use as it is to behold. They have also created a delightful animal themed decorative soaps that will bring enjoyment into your home, and make washing an entertaining event. What a wonderful idea to use... Full Post >