It has the best medical minds worldwide baffled: the growing number of tourists in the Dominican Republic getting sick and dying. A local man shared his story about nearly suffering a disaster in paradise.What was supposed to be a relaxing trip to the Dominican Republic for a co-worker’s wedding could have turned tragic for Ryan Duff and his husband Jose Gomez.”The night of the wedding, I stopped off at the room before the reception and had a drink from the minibar,” Duff said.He made it to the wedding but had to return to the room when he fell ill.”Started feeling a little delirious… it almost felt unreal, like I was in a dream or something,” Duff said.Within a half hour, Duff spiked a fever of 104.5. Continue reading at ABC7
Thirty-2 Advanced Dentistry is currently open for business and has a fabulously lavish grand opening celebration planned for February 22nd from 5:30-8 pm at their office on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. The event is open to the public and will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, after-party and entertainment by LA Photo Party. West Hollywood’s newest dental office, Thirty-2 Advanced Dentistry, is where science, luxury and comfort come together at a competitive price. Designed by Marco DiMaccio, Thirty-2 Advanced Dentistry is worlds apart from other dentists’ offices. Patients are greeted by a 16 foot chandelier and flat-screen televisions in the luxurious and opulent reception area.
SPA 7 has joined the Equinox family, completing the full-service beauty trilogy of Fitness Club, Day Spa and now Medical Spa while delivering on the tagline “It’s not fitness. It’s life.” SPA 7’s medical team is headed by Azita Simoni, M.D., specialty trained at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, board certified in dermatology, and complimented by Registered Nurses experienced in cosmetic procedures. Clients, including notable celebrities, can now complete their physical transformation with laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation procedures, and VASER® Shape non-surgical cellulite reduction and body contouring. February 7, 4:00 to 9:00pm is the official launch with a VIP Private Event Night hosted by SPA 7 and EQUINOX, providing complimentary paraffin hand treatments, foot reflexology, mini facials, massages, chiropractic assessments by Active Body Chiro-Care, and laser and body contouring consultations with SPA 7’s medical team, plus refreshments and giveaways at the West Hollywood location, 8590 Sunset Boulevard.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the City of Beverly Hills is lending its famous name to a line of skin care products. This is the first time that the city has allowed the name to be used in product branding, and it only did so after extensive screening and research on the products. So far, the line only consists of two products, and they will be available online on October 15. Read about it at the Los Angeles Times
Strange but true: To make your teeth gleaming white, you’ll first have to turn ’em blue — at least, with today’s 50% off deal. Try the Blue Magic Teeth Whitening system for only $99 at the Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center in Weho. The quick 30-minute procedure is simple and effective, requiring nothing more than gel, a blue light, and your teeth — no wince-inducing treatments that use lasers or scrapers. The process goes something like this: After a special whitening gel is applied to your teeth, you sit back under the safe, gentle glow of the Blue Magic lamp, and let the light accelerate the whitening process (no harmful ultraviolet rays involved). The result is a set of brighter choppers in a half hour’s time.
The new Essensuals London salon just opened Monday, and that got Racked LA excited. According to the press release, “With over eight seasons of London Fashion Week under their belt, Essensuals London brings the latest looks from the European runways stateside. With global appeal and an award-winning team dedicated to providing precision services in a cool, yet inviting environment, Essensuals London is one of the most anticipated salon launches of 2010.” Racked LA raced down to see it firsthand, while it was still fresh and virginal. They previously viewed the original renderings and toured it about two months ago, but had no idea it would turn out so snazzy. They report that it’s equal parts James Bond, fashion show, and music video.