October 2011

Autumnal Sights and Sounds in Southern California

Southern California may still be balmy during autumn months, but that doesn’t stop residents and visitors from enjoying fall festivities. The sounds of theatrical performances are in the air and the flavors of apples abound – all in the lower half of The Golden State.
 
At Balensi’s Institute in Chula Vista, pumpkins are not just seasonal decorations, they’re secret weapons. The spa offers a Pumpkin Peel Treatment that uses antioxidants to rejuvenate your skin. High concentrations of salicylic acid, vitamins A and C and beta-carotene found in pumpkins help purify skin and infuse it with enzymes and nutrients that help you look and feel younger. Another treatment that is perfect for autumn is the Rhonda Apple Wine Peel, which tones and tightens your skin. See what other peels, facials, massages and more are available at the spa by visiting www.balensispa.com. A trip to Balensi’s is the perfect way to pamper yourself or a loved one before winter.
 
Autumn is an artsy season in Southern California. From comedies to dramas to musicals, every performance is memorable at the Huntington Beach Playhouse (HBPH). The HBPH is located at the Huntington Beach Central Library Theater and has already made headlines this year with Oliver! and Seussical The Musical. From October 14 to November 6, 2011, catch Treasure Island by Ken Ludwig and directed by Bob May. The cast of talented actors and expert behind-the-scenes crew are sure to impress you with the artistic and musical elements of this exciting performance. Check out seating charts, special events and more at www.hbplayhouse.com.
 
At Naturewell on West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, crisp fall apples are one of the most valuable ingredients on the menu. At Naturewell’s Wellness Bar, there are many concoctions that feature this popular autumn fruit. The Healthy Heart, for example, combines apples with celery, strawberries, blueberries and spinach while the Anti-Virus Drink uses ginger and kale to help boost the apple’s immune-boosting power. See how else Naturewell uses the flavors and health benefits of California apples at www.naturewell.me.
 
Southern California knows how to celebrate autumn. See what else is going on this fall at www.visitcalifornia.com.