Contributor Profile

Angela Avellino, Spa & Haven Manager

Join us in welcoming Angela as our new spa manager! Previously, she was 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.

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 >