HOTLINE: Sunday, Feb. 8Posted: Updated:
Treat Your Valentine at the Spa at the Village
This Valentine's Day weekend (Friday, Feb. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 16), The Spa at The Village, located within each Village Health Club & Spa, is offering the Valley's most pampering packages which will last through the whole month of February.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffle Escape ($94, 60 minutes): This featured body treatment for February includes a whipped honey and sea salt exfoliation with a warm dark-chocolate full body-softening mask. The mask cocoons you in warmth to allow the antioxidant rich CoQ10 enzymes to penetrate and soften the skin. A light peppery caramel lotion is also used in a re-hydrating massage that will take you away.
Pink Grapefruit Vitality Treatment with Dermaplane ($125): This amazing February Spa Bar Facial includes a complimentary "pout-o-matic lip treatment from Bliss for fabulips." Eminence Organic Pink Grapefruit Vitality Treatment is a vitamin-rich burst of pink grapefruit that revitalizes skin and brings life and vitality to the skin. It will make your skin immediately hydrated, lifted and toned with the high antioxidant richness of the treatment. The Dermaplane is performed for maximum exfoliation; lip treatment is a mini microderm for the lips with a plumping mask and hydration. Enjoy 20 percent off the purchase of an Eminence Lip Trio product when you receive this service!
The Bundle Up Package (any two services: $240, any three services: $310): This soothing bundle up package will have you pampered and beautified, with a complimentary breakfast or lunch entrée and your choice of soft drink or glass of wine. Choose from any two or three services including: 60-minute facial, 60-minute massage, Seasonal Body Treatment, Haircut/Style. Village Signature Manicure and Pedicure.
Even better, each Spa will be offering complimentary sparkling wine, long stemmed rose and chocolate covered strawberries for all spa guests on 2/14 - 2/16. Plus, purchase a Valentine gift card anytime from 2/01 - 2/14 for a one-hour spa treatment and receive a complimentary box of Godiva Chocolates.
The Spa at Gainey Village
7477 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
The Spa at DC Ranch Village
18501 N. Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
The Spa at Camelback Village
4444 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Valentine's Day crafts
A handmade Valentine's Day card or gift from the heart is perfect for loved ones, friends and teachers. Michaels, North America's leading arts and crafts specialty retailer, offers fun and affordable projects perfect for the entire family. For more organization project ideas and inspiration, chat with your local Michaels associates or check out the Michaels Pinterest board.
Dr. Art Mollen
Dr. Mollen's practice is located at 16100 N. 71st St. in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480-656-0016 or log onto www.drartmollen.com.
If you'd like to add Sunday's Sweetheart or any other pet to your family, contact the Arizona Humane Society at 602-997-7585. For more information about AHS events and programs, visit www.azhumane.org.
Paws for Love campaign: Throughout the month of February, Safeway customers can make a donation for AHS at checkout.
Puppy Kissing Booth
Safeway, 810 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
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Chef Dad's Drunken Bread
Recipe courtesy Chef Andrea at Local Bistro in north Scottsdale
8 oz. Gruyere cheese (shredded)
8 oz. Fontina cheese (shredded)
1 loaf of Ciabatta bread* (one day old)
4 garlic cloves
1/4 cup white wine (your favorite chardonnay or pinot grigio)
8 oz. Mascarpone cheese
1) Preheat your toaster oven or regular oven to 375 on the "convection" setting. If your oven doesn't have the convection option, simply set it on regular bake mode, but at 450 degrees.
2) After shredding your cheeses, put them in a bowl and mix them well. Set aside.
3) We need four slices of bread that are each about 1 1/4 inch thick. Take a piece of garlic and cut it in half. Rub the exposed flesh of the garlic all over the top of the bread then discard the clove. Spread 1/4 of your Mascarpone over the top of each piece. Move the bread to your baking pan. Be sure you are using a nonstick foil on a baking pan or use regular foil then spray it with cooking spray because cheese is going to melt over the top.
4) Evenly distribute your cheese over the four pieces. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of wine over each piece. That's all you need. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese starts turning golden brown. Remove and serve immediately.
Each slice of bread should serve two people as a great tasting and impressive appetizer.
Cook's Notes: *The bread slices easier and holds its shape better after being one day old. Here in the greater Phoenix area, the Ciabatta bread we use is the plain (not flavored with asiago, herbs, etc.) flavor and can be found in Wildflower Bread stores or most supermarkets. If you can't find Mascarpone cheese in your store, you can always use a whipped cream cheese spread, but that changes the outcome a little too much.
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We get a rundown on the Valley's hottest jobs from Ryan Naylor with www.localwork.com.
Hot industry: Transportation
Company: Knight Transportation, OnTrac and Fry's Food Stores
Positions: Logistics account manager (Knight)
Customer Service representative (OnTrac)
Logistics -- Trucking/delivery (Fry's)
Hot company: Safelite
Positions: Customer service representative, telephone sales
Hot job: Account executive
Companies Hiring: Nextiva, DataSphere Technologies Inc. and Universal Background Screening
Compensation: $10-$15 per hour
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1- Optimize With Keywords: Use industry keywords to highlight your experience/achievements
2- When you ahould apply: Wednesday morning for optimal follow-up communication later that week
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Brother's Tailors & Clothing Co.
13843 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032