Hello and welcome back fifth element followers.
As I sit here pondering the last 9 years (wow can you believe it) the first thing that comes to mind is the good old saying ‘if only I knew then what I know now’. But then I had to stop myself and bring myself back to the now. Having just returned from a glorious and memorable holiday in Croatia, Italy and Poland with our grown up family (I actually visited the house my Dad grew up in) not only did I relish the time and experience with them but realised I have never had more clarity in what Fifth Element means to me, our team and you.
Having already decided to freshen up our look and menu, I wanted to find the best (and Australian) brand that offered the best of everything in traditional spa treatments. It was whilst I was away that I finally had a light bulb moment and without hesitation I pounded the keyboard to Naomi, an amazing woman that I truly admire. I met Naomi and her husband Paul at the 2009 Sydney Beauty Expo, at a very small stand they had showcasing their beautiful range of homewares and I was so impressed I instantly became a stockist. Since then their range has grown, and grown…yes and grown to include pure results organic skin care that is fast gaining an incredible following and reputation.
Practising what she preaches is so inspirational, I could listen, learn, oh and stalk (yes that’s not a typo and meant to read talk) Naomi for hours and hours. Her story stems back to when she was on holidays (ironically just like mine does). Whilst soaking in an outdoor bath overlooking a rainforest with Paul following their spa treatment they wondered why they didn’t take the time to nurture themselves at home. With that, emerged their story iKOU – Japanese for rest, relax and restore.
Amongst many awards one of which was Telstra Business Women of the Year, I am still pinching myself that Naomi dropped everything and said she will be personally be on a plane in a week to train our therapists on all things iKOU. So privileged to also learn that we will be the first Spa Partner in Victoria alongside only a select few five star hotels around Australia.
So proud to be supporting Australian made as iKOU joins our other Aussie brands O Cosmedics, Ginger&ME, Salt by Hendrix, Salus, Cocolux, Miss Frankie and Mr Smith.
Also obsessed with skin it was important to make sure we had the latest modalities – Infusion and Dermapen4 are our latest recruits to advance our skin offerings (healthy skin is another one of my things). With this we bring you our new Facial collection to not only Nourish but Renew, Correct and Rejuvenate. Lots more coming, watch this space!
Finally (as in not the last thing I am talking about but as in AT LAST) my gorgeous daughter Emily will be joining our team and helping me with all things communication. An amazing creative lady who will help keep you up to date with EVERYTHING that’s in my head, our therapist head and hers. Competitions, giveaways, special offers, skin curated, demos, tutorials, what’s happening, what’s on. I could go on but stay in touch and you will see what I mean, literally as she is a film pro too. Plus, I get to see her more YAY!
Still on a high, I hope you get a sense of how thrilled we are of what is to come to your local day spa, a place to escape and bask in some well deserved Me Time. I am truly appreciative of all the support you have given us over the years and look forward to many more.
Your kind words (especially when you spread the love) gives us so much happiness and gratitude, it puts a huge smile on our faces and we are so grateful we can help change the way you feel whether its for a few hours, a day, or forever.
Please join us for the month of October and have a little fun with us for our 9th Birthday Celebrations.
Your Me Time Advocate,
Fifth Element Day Spa Director