Seventh Ray Skin Care
2019 Galisteo St., N8, Santa Fe; 505.982.9865, www.seventhrayskincare.com
Why Facials Make a Great Green Gift
As many become more green-thinking in their lives and their gifting, gifts with a personal touch have become increasingly popular. Rather than another piece of stuff or another thing to dust, nurturing and healing have become recognized as ideal green gifts. Facials offer a healthy, stress-reducing, soothing and renewing personal experience that nurtures well-being and beauty.
Products that come from nature are more acceptable to our skin. We look to nature to stimulate processes for skin regeneration. For example, using a tiny sample from plant meristems, green biotechnology cultures stem cells without the need to harvest living plants. Biodiversity is paramount for the future of skin science.
Forward-thinking companies have put emphasis toward sustainable practices in production, packaging and eco-friendly sourcing, which helps support agriculture in local communities. One of the companies we represent uses recycled packaging, vegetable-based inks for labeling and biodegradable cellulose packing peanuts. With each product purchased from EmerginC by ReNature, the company plants a tree and ships milkweed “seed bombs” (for the Monarch butterfly) in each order for us to distribute.
We use natural and or organic products with phytonutrients and custom-formulate products using organic bases and high-quality botanicals. Every facial is customized to our clients’ needs. We have a relaxed atmosphere with two hours scheduled for every client. It’s a great privilege to do business in a field that allows us to work in a holistic fashion to enhance the health and well-being of our clients.
We invite you to come to Seventh Ray Skin Care. After all, we would all love an hour or two of relaxing, focused care of our skin. Remember: “Drink water and wear your sunscreen.”
Real Deal Collection:
Luxury Handbags and Accessories for Sale, Consignment and Trade
223 West San Francisco St., Santa Fe; RealDealCollection.com
Since 2006, Real Deal Collection has bought, sold, consigned and traded gently used, authentic designer bags, shoes, accessories and luggage, including renowned brands such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton. Highly sought-after limited editions and rare vintage items can be found here, as well as timeless classics at a fraction of retail, and they are always guaranteed to be the real deal.
After hearing stories from online friends who received counterfeit bags from supposedly reputable websites, Corey Palmer founded RealDealCollection.com to create a safe marketplace where bag enthusiasts from around the world can buy, sell and trade without worry. She then opened the Real Deal Collection boutique store, where Santa Fe locals and visitors alike can recycle their designer bags and accessories that may be sitting neglected in the back of a closet. Corey draws upon years of experience honing her authentication skills and networks with other skilled specialists throughout the world.
Cañon del Río Retreat and Spa, Jemez Springs, New Mexico
A visit to Cañon del Río can make a perfect green gift for loved ones. This small retreat and day spa is nestled in the Jemez Mountains along a river on five acres surrounded by national forest; perfect for hiking. The bed & breakfast has six private bedrooms and provides a healthy breakfast using produce grown on-site without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Similarly, green products are used in the facility’s maintenance.
The luxurious spa has colorful, spacious therapy rooms, a dry sauna and outdoor hot tub with breathtaking mesa views. Licensed therapists offer massage, stone massage, hydrating mud wrap and a “revival cota wrap” among their customized treatments. They use indigenous herbs and all-natural New Mexico products.
The facility has hosted yoga, art and writing retreats. There is also a gift shop featuring works from local fine artists, jewelers and potters. Further information about treatments, specials and gift certificates is available online.
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Rides Makes Fodor’s Travel Top-10 List
Fodor’s Travel recently included Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co. on its list of 10 Best Hot Air Balloon Rides in the U.S. Writing about the Albuquerque, NM-based company, Fodor’s, a renowned national and international travel guide, says, “Rainbow Ryders operates balloon tours along the Río Grande almost 300 days a year. Guided by FAA-certified pilots, the balloons move using wind currents and shift directions by changing altitudes. With baskets that can fit up to 12, bring a group along to party in the cool air of the desert morning.”
“It’s an honor to receive national recognition from for doing what we love to do,” said Scott Appleman, president of Rainbow Ryders, which has been in business for 31 years and has flown over 220,000 passengers. “We’re in the business of having fun and helping our passengers check items off their bucket lists, make their dreams come true, or just have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We offer travelers a unique experience that creates lasting memories, and we hope to see more visitors from across the nation.”
Cassie’s Fitness Boutique: Where Fitness and Fashion Meet
505 Cerrillos Rd., at the new Luna Center Courtyard in Santa Fe; 505.983.0647, www.cassiesboutiquesantafe.com
Cassie’s Boutique, a locally owned Santa Fe business, provides personalized service and a wide selection of stylish fitness attire and activewear for women and men who want to look and feel great before, during and after workouts. Cassie’s has leggings, flare-leg and capri-length pants, skirted leggings, tank-tops, long- and short-sleeve workout tops, sweatshirts, shorts and jackets for yoga, dance, Pilates, tennis, running, Zumba, biking, spinning or for just working out at the gym. In addition, Cassie’s carries a large selection of LUCY Activewear and many other brands, many made in the USA, including several that are organic. Fitness accessories at Cassie’s include headbands, ToeSox, Great Soles sticky socks, leg warmers, yoga mats, cork blocks, hemp straps, fun yoga mat bags and a lot more. Gift Certificates are available. Park in the Luna lot at Cerrillos & Manhattan streets just north of Sage Bakery.
Great Gifts from Southwest Green Home Center
6300 San Mateo NE, D3, Albuquerque, NM 87109 – 505.821.6259
Southwest Green Home Center can provide for all of your green product needs; from non-toxic milk-based paints to corn and potato starch biodegradable “plastic” flatware. Let Cathy Kumar and her friendly staff help you find ways to live a more comfortable and balanced life. For this holiday season, give a gift with extra value. A gift from SWGHC shows that you care about the person you are giving to and that you also care about our environment.
Some of SWGHC’s popular and affordable gifts include:
- ChicoBags—There are available in several styles, functions and sizes. Eliminate the single-use plastic bag.
- Recycled Glass Suncatchers, coasters and ornaments—Made in the USA by a unique working group.
- Organic Pillow and Sheets—Bedding and sleep accessories for a healthy night’s sleep
James Kallas Jewelers
2801 Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, 87507; 505.986.1955, http://www.jameskallasjewelersinc.com
James Kallas Jewelers is a local expert jewelry repair shop and retail jeweler. The business specializes in restoring and repairing antique and fine jewelry. All repairs and custom work are done on-site. CAD/CAM technology is employed, which helps make possible the creation of unique, intricate designs. A laser welder is used for delicate jobs, and cast work is also done in-shop. You can bring in pieces that are collecting dust at the bottom of your jewelry box and be helped in designing something brand new that you’ll love to wear.
The store is cozy and eclectic, featuring one-of-a-kind designs from each employee. There is no such thing as a “salesperson” here. The three people who work there are all jewelers and wear many hats. You will find a friendly and unaggressive atmosphere where the advice you get is sound. James Kallas has been running this business for 20-plus years. He has become the go-to jeweler for locals and well-informed tourists alike. The store may be slightly off the beaten path, but it maintains the highest level of craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.