Giving Back: Spa Mirbeau at the White Party

(Left to Right) Michael Dal Pos (Managing Partner), Jonathan Dal Pos (Managing Partner), Alex Marano, Molly McKenna (Retail Buyer), Stefanie Traynor (Creative Coordinator), Stephanie Hemsworth (Director of Finance), and Doug Kottely

What’s the first thought that comes to your mind when you think of a “White Party”? If you’re imagining flowy white sundresses, clean and crisp white collars, perfectly-pressed white tablecloths, all caught in a warm summer breeze, you just got a little taste of Saturday night’s event!

We were honored to be an Associate Sponsor at the Saratoga Bridges annual White Party, located at the Saratoga National Golf Club. Six of our team members enjoyed delicious tastings by Mazzone Catering, while sipping mouth-watering cocktails by Ketel One Vodka and fine wines courtesy of MJM World Imports. It was a perfect evening, complete with a spectacular private fireworks show under the stars. But even better than the look, the feel, the sights, the sounds and the overall experience, was the inspiration behind the event—and the cause.

Saratoga Bridges is a Chapter of NYSARC, Inc., the largest not-for-profit in New York State, serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Staffing 545 employees and 197 volunteers, Saratoga Bridges is the third-largest non-profit human services agency and one of the top 15 employers in Saratoga County. On a daily basis, this organization betters the lives of community members, providing 450 individuals commuter transportation, giving 278 families in-home support and so much more.

Giving back to the community is more than just something we talk about at Spa Mirbeau—It’s something we’re committed to doing. Even before we open this fall at Crossgates, we want people to know that we’re a community partner, dedicated toward making the welfare of our community and the people who live in it a priority.

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The Lyme Disease Remedy You Didn’t Know You Needed

Summer is a wonderful time of year in Upstate New York, bringing us long days, warm weather, barbecues, lake adventures, and quite frankly, more happiness! But there’s one summer side effect none of us love. It has eight legs and comes as small as a poppy seed. You probably guessed it based on the title of this post: ticks!

By talking to friends, scrolling through your social media feeds, and simply being outside you may have noticed that ticks seem to be everywhere this season. In fact, this map was created by two university professors to predict the number of positive Lyme tests for dogs this season. Keep in mind that where dogs are getting bit by Lyme-carrying ticks, so are people.

Lyme Disease is an epidemic, striking 300,000 Americans victim annually, and growing in prevalence each year. But here’s some news that should bring Lyme patients in upstate New York relief: Spa Mirbeau has just the remedy Lyme patients need to help treat their symptoms.

To combat the joint pain, muscle pain, and fatigue most commonly associated with this disease, many specialists are now recommending a little extra spa time as part of their patients’ treatment regimens.

“Supplementing medical regimens with a steam room, sauna, and gentle massage therapy can assist healing among Lyme patients,” shares Dr. Richard Horowitz, a national bestselling author and world renowned Lyme Disease Specialist from Hyde Park, N.Y., “The massage can ease their joint and muscle pain during treatment, while helping to lower inflammation, and the heat in a steam room and sauna will help their bodies to sweat out toxins associated with the illness.”

If you’re reading this and have Lyme Disease, our day resort will offer all the natural remedies you could need, including a eucalyptus-infused steam room, yoga classes, an extensive menu of spa treatments, an aqua terrace with a hot tub and waterfall, a relaxation lounge, and a Bistro so you can truly unplug from your daily routine.

We’re committed to helping renew your mind, body, and spirit, creating an environment that will propel you on your journey to complete health.


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Your Dream Staycation Is Almost Here.

Welcome spa lovers, to your newest source of beauty and wellness tips, skincare advice and food and wine demos, as well as updates on the Capital Region’s newest spa concept! Our very own Spa Mirbeau, loosely translated from French as “reflected beauty,” will be opening its doors this fall for everyone in need of a little extra pampering.
But keep in mind that we’re so much more than just a spa. We’re talking about a full day resort offering all of the amenities you would find at a French resort in the countryside, with the conveniences of staying close to home.

Take a breath and imagine for a moment… You start your day with an energizing yoga or spin class before you get your sweat on in our eucalyptus-infused steam room and sauna. Next, you reward your body’s hard work with a hot stone massage courtesy of one of our highly-trained massage therapists. Once you’re relaxed and unplugged, you happen upon our wine bar and enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc while your feet dangle in the foot pool on our aqua terrace, until you’re ready for your dinner reservation at Le Bistro. Good thing your robe is perfectly acceptable attire, allowing you to seamlessly move from our spa to our restaurant, where you can indulge in incredible French fare.

No matter which part of this dream day is your favorite—or maybe you simply can’t choose—know that Spa Mirbeau endeavors to make sure your stay is memorable, peaceful and exactly what you need it to be. In just a few short months, we’ll be opening our doors to you and your loved ones. But in the meantime, we look forward to keeping you updated on the process. Stay tuned!

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A Partner to the Community: Spa Mirbeau at American Cancer Society’s Red, White, & Blue Party

Berry Lavender Cocktail anyone? We were thrilled to join the American Cancer Society in celebrating their annual Red, White & Blue party! This year’s guests enjoyed live grilling, live music from Funk Evolution, yard games and a silent auction, not to mention delicious food and beverage.

We knew we had to be a part of this magnificent community cause, so we decided to jump in, Spa Mirbeau-style! We sponsored Blueberry Lavender Cocktails for each guest, reminiscent of a luxurious spa getaway with each sip. We also donated to the party’s silent auction, providing a luxurious Mirbeau brand gym bag filled with top-of-the-line beauty products, candles, chocolates, and gift cards to Crossgates Mall and Spa Mirbeau. The deserving winner, Barbara Macdowell, is a volunteer on all 3 ACS event committees, sits on the local ACS Board of Advisors and runs the ACS Blood Cancer support group, all on top of her hectic schedule as an oncology nurse. We look forward to spoiling Barbara when we open this fall!

To top off the Red, White, & Blue party, the American Cancer Society took time to honor two people who have been personally impacted by their mission. The society presented the Hero of Hope Award to the Villa Family in honor of John Villa, who recently passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, and the Rising Star Award to Robert Bellizzi, a young professional who has not only been impacted by cancer, but has used his passion to help fight the disease.

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to one day create a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer, and we were honored to play a tiny part in helping them get one step closer to that world.

To all of the fabulous guests from the Red, White and Blue Party, we look forward to seeing you again at Spa Mirbeau in Crossgates this fall!

We were so proud to have Spa Mirabeau as a new community partner in the 2017 American Cancer Society’s Red, White & Blue Party as our Signature Drink Sponsor! Donating to events like these allows the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds to provide life-saving patient services and groundbreaking research. It is our mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer and we certainly couldn’t do that without partners like Spa Mirbeau! They were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to continuing to make a difference in the fight against cancer with them by our side in the future. –Elizabeth Hunter, ACS Community Development Manager

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