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Start your engines: The Spa Week list is out

Start your engines: The Spa Week list is out

It’s all shopping and fashion shows these days and that’s just fine with us, especially when one of Houston’s favorite designers stages her latest show and a new lifestyle center is springing forward with a fresh outdoor market. And while you’re at it, why not get buffed and polished for less during Spa Week?

Spa Week Steals and Deals

Swimsuit season looms before us, so gym time is a must, but there are likely some body parts that require a little TLC after a winter of being underwraps. SpaWeek is a national event held in cities across the country that offers various treatments for a flat $50.

Seventeen area spas are participating this year including ZaSpa at the Hotel ZaZa, Bella Rinova Salon and Spa, The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel, Balance Urban Spa and Bliss Nail Spa. Contact the spa directly to book the treatments that range from massages and facials to refloxology and bikini wax. Spa Week runs April 12-18 and appointments book fast.

CityCentre’s Spring Fling

There will be plenty of air-conditioned shopping come June, so enjoy the great outdoors at CityCentre’s Spring Market Saturday and Sunday in the plaza. Glam girl items like clothing, jewelry and handbags, plus handmade soaps, candles, art, pottery and other arts and crafts items are part of the sale which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Dao sees the light in new collection

It’s only appropriate designer Chloe Dao would title her Spring 2010 fashion show “Lightness” since her fall “Destruction, Death and Rebirth” exhibition was heavy on somber hues and structure. Despite the dark themes of her last fashion show at the Four Seasons Hotel, the event sold out and was standing room only, so even though she doesn’t unveil her newest collection until Saturday, April 17, it’s wise to snag a runway seat early.

Dao has moved her show to Warehouse Live for more space, plus a pre-event sponsors' exhibit room and an after-party. Seated tickets are $35, general admission tickets are $20 and include drink specials.

The designer always donates a portion of the ticket sales to charity and has chosen The Fairy Godmother Project, a non-profit providing free prom dresses and tuxedo rentals to students in need, as her spring show beneficiary. Tickets are available at WareHouse Live and at Dao's Lot 8 boutique.

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ZaSpa in Hotel ZaZa Courtesy of Hotel ZaZa
Places_Hotel_Spa_UptownSpa_by Bella Rinova Salon and Spa
Uptown Park Spa Courtesy of Bella Rinova Salon and Spa