Now Accepting Reservations: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla Unveils Special Offers for Fall/Winter 2016

Be Among The First to Experience The Newest Four Seasons in The Caribbean When It Re-opens This October

Just when things start to get chilly further north, one of the Caribbean’s finest beachfront resorts will reopen with a new name and a new attitude. Debuting this October, the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is extending several limited-time offers to welcome sunseekers to the beautiful island of Anguilla, and introduces new features and experiences to those who already know it well.

Aerial View of the new  Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla

Aerial View of the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla

Visiting Anguilla means enjoying its natural beauty, its beaches, its infinite ways to explore the brilliant blue waters, and basking in the island’s laid-back, low-key spirit. Friendly Anguillians generously share their cuisine and culture, from a passion for dominoes and boat racing to the vibrant music scene and colorful Caribbean festivals. So a list of Things-to-Do in Anguilla is less about going places and more about being there.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla General Manager Ilse Harley

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla General Manager Ilse Harley

Here in Anguilla, the warmth comes not just from the sun, but from the people who call the island home,” says General Manager Ilse Harley, who has just relocated here with her young family. “It will be our pleasure to extend the friendly welcome we’ve received to our first guests, and in the spirit of celebration, we’re offering some very special introductory packages.”

With a range of accommodations from garden-view guest rooms to five-bedroom beachfront villas with private pools, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla offers 98 sleek and spacious guest rooms and suites, 4 townhouses, 33 residences and 31 villas – 80% with views of the Caribbean Sea. The wide selection of multi-bedroom accommodations makes the Resort perfect for families, while couples love the sense of romantic seclusion in options like the Rooftop Studio.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla  - Sunset Pool

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla – Sunset Pool

While there, you can ease back and embrace the beauty of Anguilla from a large, furnished sun deck, most with private plunge pool. All accommodations include marble bathrooms with a deep soaking tub and oversized shower.

THE RESIDENCES: The Residences, including the Three-Bedroom Penthouse, Three-Bedroom Ocean-View Residences, Two-Bedroom Ocean-View Residence, and One-Bedroom Ocean-View Residence, range between 131 and 342 square meters (1,407 and 3,679 square feet), making them ideal for up to eight guests. Each is designed with a kitchen, comfortable living and dining areas, and one or more amply furnished sun decks. Bathrooms in the three-bedroom Penthouse feature outdoor showers.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla - Villa Accomodations

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla – Villa Accommodations

THE VILLAS: Three-, Four- and Five-bedroom villas (Five-Bedroom Beachfront Villa, Four-Bedroom Beachfront Villa, Four-Bedroom Oceanfront Villa, Four-Bedroom Blufftop Villa and The Three-Bedroom Beachfront Villa), situated near the water’s edge on the beach or bluffs, range from 180 to 309 square meters (1,938 to 3,331 square feet) and comfortably house up to 12 guests. A gourmet kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and an infinity pool with a deck and whirlpool are among the luxurious design features.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla - RoofTop Suites Accomodations

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla – RoofTop Suites Accommodations

Ocean-View Rooftop Studio Suites feature a long, open floor plan spanning 70 square meters (750 square feet), as well as a custom-designed four-poster king bed. The modern marble bathroom boasts double sinks, a deep soaking tub and an oversized walk-in shower. Outside, a spiral staircase from the balcony leads to a spacious rooftop sundeck where guests can enjoy the ocean view from a private plunge pool or two chaises lounges.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla - Guest Room Accomodations

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla – Guest Room Accommodations

Enjoy dedicated living and sleeping spaces in the property’s One-Bedroom Ocean-View Suites. Unwind in the chic living room, complete with a sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table. A discrete kitchenette lets you make a cup of coffee or prepare snacks for the family. The spacious bathroom centers around a custom-designed four-poster king bed and leads to the suite’s outdoor balcony, where a private plunge pool, two chaises lounges. and a majestic ocean view await.

The Four Seasons Executive One-Bedroom Ocean-View Suite offers dedicated living and sleeping areas. Unwind in the comfortable living room, complete with a sofa, two armchairs, flat-screen TV and dining table for four. A discrete kitchenette lets you prepare food and beverages. The suite’s ocean-view balcony boasts a private plunge pool and two chaises lounges.

Enjoy dedicated living and sleeping spaces in the Two-Bedroom Ocean-View Suites. Unwind in the chic living room, complete with a sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table. The two spacious bedrooms boast custom-designed furniture with ocean views, as well as private marble bathrooms.

Dip into your private plunge pool on the outdoor sundeck of your Ocean-View Studio Room. Starting from 486 square feet (45 square meters), Studio Rooms are an airy oasis, complete with custom-designed bedroom furniture and a marble bathroom featuring double sinks, a deep soaking tub and an oversized walk-in shower. Continue reading

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Baxter of California Launches New Men’s Grooming Video Series

Baxter of California, the Los Angeles-based men’s grooming company announced that they will launch a new educational video series that addresses the many personal care questions men have in a humorous and witty way. Titled “WTF,” the series will initially include 10 videos that cover a variety of topics, that are then answered with the same satire and hyperbole that it’s “tongue in cheek” name would suggest.

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The first video in the series debuted on August 24th and officially kicked off “WTF Wednesdays.” The first video, which stars Comedian Justin Martindale (who has written for the legendary Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police,) answered the question “What is the difference between anti-perspirant and deodorant?

Each week following, Baxter of California will release a new video in the series on their YouTube channel and social media networks. The WTF Video Series will also feature Tobias Jelinek, who most recently appeared as the lead agent in the Netflix hit series “Stranger Things,” as well as comedian Karl Hess and actor Jay Ali.

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Screenshot from the first episode of Baxter’s of California’s new WTF Video Series, a new educational video series that addresses the many personal care questions men have in a humorous and witty way.

Baxter of California is on a mission to innovate how men get educated on grooming. We know our core consumer, the Millennial man, resonates with content that entertains him as well as provides factual and relevant information. We are excited to release our groundbreaking “WTF Video Series” as a testament to Baxter of California becoming the prominent resource for all things grooming,” said Nathan Puksta, Head of Baxter of California and Baxter Finley Barber & Shop.

In addition to the WTF Video Series, Baxter of California will launch BAXTERPEDIA™, an online destination that will house answers to common grooming questions via videos, blog posts, glossary of terms, and much more. Set to debut mid-September, BAXTERPEDIA™ will allow customers access to existing content, as well as the opportunity to submit their own questions and be a part of Baxter of California’s content development

Founded in 1965, Baxter of California was one of the first companies to seriously address men’s grooming needs. Its innovative products for men are available at lifestyle stores, apothecaries, better barber shops and online at baxterofcalifornia.com, as well as at Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in Los Angeles, which features classic barbering services alongside a selected collection of men’s grooming products.

Sephora Opens Its 400th Store And Brings Its “Teach, Inspire And Play” Approach To Chicago’s Michigan Avenue

On Friday, August 26th, Sephora brought its innovative BEAUTY TIP (Teach, Inspire, Play) WORKSHOP Concept Store to the Midwest with the opening of its new Michigan Avenue store (Sephora Michigan Avenue, 605 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, Phone: 312-649-9343. Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 am to 9 pm, Sun: 11 am to 7 pm). Chicago’s revolutionary new shopping experience will be the fourth Sephora BEAUTY TIP Workshop in the U.S., joining San Francisco’s Powell Street, Boston’s Prudential Center, and Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre locations which opened within the last year, and marks the global beauty retailer’s 400th free-standing SEPHORA store in North America.
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Sephora Michigan Avenue’s BEAUTY TIP WORKSHOP, an all-new 10,040 square foot street-level store, is Sephora’s fourth largest and reflects the next-generation of the continuously evolving Sephora experience. The virtual paradise of endless beauty options includes an exciting footprint that’s both distinctive and intuitive, with over 13,000 products, and a pioneering store environment rooted in discovery and innovation. This includes a wide array of services and classes that will make a visit to the store a one-of-a-kind, individualized experience, every time.

Find the lip, foundation and concealer colors for your skintone with Color IQ

Find the lip, foundation and concealer colors for your skintone with Color IQ (Photo Credit: Sephora)

We’re thrilled to expand our re-imagined Sephora Beauty TIP Workshop experience to Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, one of the premier shopping destinations in the country,” said Calvin McDonald, President & CEO of Sephora Americas. “Every detail works collectively to create a space for our clients to Beauty Together, offering an incomparable level of integrated physical and digital designed to teach and inspire our community of beauty enthusiasts, partnered with an unparalleled assortment of prestige-only beauty that engages them to play and discover what works best for them.”

Sephora’s re-imagined store concept features The Beauty Workshop, the striking “heart” of the store design, and an integral part of the TIP experience. The sleek table acts as a central workstation where clients come together to learn via group beauty classes with Sephora’s educated facilitators, leverage tutorials and Sephora Virtual Artist technology on integrated iPad stations, or gather inspiration from The Beauty Board, Sephora’s own shop-able gallery showcasing user-generated content via a large digital screen. Each station is equipped with its own product, iPad, USB port and wifi, so clients can play, browse and share looks on the digital screen and online, right from their seat.

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BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 04: The Beauty Workshop – General atmosphere at the Sephora Prudential Center Pre-opening event on February 4, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Sephora)

The new 14-seat Sephora Beauty Studios serve as the place for one-on-one makeovers with Sephora experts, and will feature the debut of Sephora’s NEW Digital Makeover Guide, an interactive face chart that is a record of the specific service the client received combined with customized product and application tips, and is delivered directly to the client via email, making it the first digital take-home-tool to be offered by Sephora. At the Beauty Studio, clients will enjoy large stations featuring Sephora + Pantone Color IQ touchscreens for foundation, lip and concealer shade matching, and new mirror and canopy lighting fixtures for maximum light exposure. The Beauty Studio is staffed with trained Senior Artists, and to ensure the makeover is the most convenient, clients can drop by to check makeover availability or book a premium service at one of the 14 beauty studio seats before they come in using Sephora’s client reservation system available through www.sephora.com, Sephora mobile web and the Sephora app.

Sample scent categories with Sephora’s exclusive InstaScent Techology

Sample scent categories with Sephora’s exclusive InstaScent Techology

The new store will also be the first to offer a completely NEW Fragrance Studio experience, featuring Fragrance IQ enhanced with the first-to-market sensory technology, InstaScent. Developed in partnership with 5th Screen Digital, and available exclusively at Sephora, InstaScent allows clients to explore 18 scent families through an innovative, dry air delivery system. Clients can now explore scent families before trying individual fragrances with our fragrance experts. As clients move through the Fragrance Studio, they can choose to sample favorites, have their purchases gift wrapped, and even customize their bottle with complimentary engraving.

Learn a new look at The Beauty Workshop Table’s iPad Station

Learn a new look at The Beauty Workshop Table’s iPad Station

Additionally, skincare consultations will take place at The Skincare Studio. Sephora Michigan Avenue is one of the first stores in the fleet to feature this newest client service fixture, complete with a working sink and four well-lit seated stations to ease facilitation of the Sephora’s client-favorite Mini Facial service. A touchscreen station is also affixed to the area for instant access to Sephora’s exclusive Skincare IQ diagnostic, helping clients determine the best products based on their skin concerns and demystifying the wide range of highly effective product choices Sephora offers.

The Sephora BEAUTY TIP WORKSHOP also boasts digital signage throughout the store, as well as brighter lighting, a larger cash wrap, additional mobile POS stations, easier-to-shop fixtures, enhanced gifting stations, and more impactful brand imagery.

Exclusive Merchandise Assortment Enhances TIP Experience

Sephora Michigan Avenue is the destination for iconic, cult and emerging prestige beauty brands, including exclusives such as: Atelier Cologne, Belif, BITE Beauty, Black Up, Cover FX, Drunk Elephant, Erborian, IGK, Kat Von D Beauty, Madam C.J. Walker, Beauty Culture, Nest, Ouai, The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder and Too Cool For School.

Additionally, Sephora Michigan Avenue features a large assortment of SEPHORA COLLECTION makeup, skincare, tools and accessories, including new and exciting products that further expand the assortment all displayed with enhanced brand fixtures.

Sephora is a leader in global beauty retail, teaching and inspiring clients to play in a world of beauty. It has earned its reputation with its expertise, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit, and has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in Paris in the early 1970’s. Now with 400 stores in the Americas—including US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil—plus 500 inside JCPenney, Sephora has become a leading international beauty destination with over 2,000 locations in 31 countries, plus an award-winning website and an intuitive mobile app. Clients have the opportunity to play with 14,000 products from 200 carefully curated brands, featuring indie darlings, emerging favorites, trusted classics, and Sephora’s private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. In store, the client receives personalized recommendations from the IQ system, and at the Beauty Studio she explores her look with makeovers, complimentary classes, hands-on events, and one-on-one consultations. Online she interacts with an inclusive beauty community on the award-winning Beauty Board, interactive Beauty Talk, and The Sephora Glossy blog.