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Help For West Hartford Area Skin Coming From Paris

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spa1 When West Hartford’s Blue Back Square welcomes the new Delamar to town, there will be more than a 120-room hotel to be excited about.

The proposed hotel, scheduled to break ground in the spring, will also include a serious and very “in” spa. And on Thursday, there was a bit of a sneak peek as to what to expect when it does finally open.

French skin specialist, Dr. Philippe Allouche, whose trendy product line, Biologique Recherche and personalized face treatments will be featured as the spa, came to Connecticut Thursday. He and his team were at the spa at the Delamar, Greenwich Harbor, to introduce the plans and some of the team, including spa supervisor Georgette Mallory, who will be opening the West Hartford spa at the hotel in this part of the state.

“Actually American women probably take better care their skin then the French women do,” said the charming and handsome Paris internist who joined his father and mother’s 30-year-old skin care business and is now president of the company. “American women are getting the idea that skin is the “roof” of the house and needs to be rebuilt, not traumatized,” he said. His fan list includes a ‘who’s who’ of movie stars, fashionistas and men and women who subscribe to his philosophy that bad skin can be repaired with the right massage techniques and customized care regime.

And as winter approaches…some tips for the weather worn skins we soon face here?

“Don’t use hot water on your skin, it makes it more sensitive,” advised the good doctor. “And at night, a nice thick layer of moisturizer.”





And The Holiday Season Continues This Weekend

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As December  revs up and traditional  holidays are days or weeks away, it’s only natural that the “what to do” is all about the seasonal festivities.

Head over to Blue Back Square beginning today for Habitat For Humanity’s  Gingerbread House Show & Competition.

Teams, individuals, community leaders and professionals have entered a tasty selection of edible homes, cottages, replicas and fanciful confections in categories including student, amateur, professional, community champion and media.

Entries will be part of a silent auction through Sunday with the winning submissions being auctioned off on Sunday.

For more information call 860-541-2208 or go to hartfordhabitat.org.

On Friday, Governor Dannel Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy will throw open the doors of the Governor’s Mansion at 990 Prospect St. for the annual holiday open house.

The 1909 Georgian Revival-style home will feature assorted holiday decorations including a tree decorated with ornaments from the first family’s private collection, another with handcrafted ornaments by the Malloy children and another featuring the family’s silver ornaments. The decorated rooms open to the public include the dining room, with a lavishly set table, living room, sunroom, reception area and library. Docents will be on hand to discuss the history and features of each of the rooms.

Donations for the event come from the Connecticut Christmas Tree Growers Association, Christmas Northeast Inc., the Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association, and the Connecticut Greenhouse Growers Association.

Open house hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Several special performances will be featured each day including one by The Coast Guard Glee Club.

There is no fee but those planning to visit  are asked to bring a donation for Toys for Tots.


On Friday, The Village will host its annual “The Girl Within” luncheon at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Guest speaker will be actress and author Victoria Rowell, who is also a blogger for the Huffington Post and is known for her work on “The Young and the Restless.”

The “Woman of the Year 2012″ will also be announced.   For information go to villageforchildren.org.