The South Bay Professional Connection©, Spa Riviera & Actress Maria Rangel wrap up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE SOUTH BAY PROFESSIONAL CONNECTION AND SPA RIVIERA WELCOMED OVER 75 GUESTS TO FIRST EVER PRE-VALENTINE’S DAY NETWORKING/BUSINESS EXPO EVENT

Special Guest Appearance by Actress Maria Rangel (NBC’s Hit Show Age of Love)

South Bay, CA— Spa Riviera Owner and Renowned Microdermabrasion Specialist, Tony Cutrona, along with The South Bay Professional Connection Founder, Joy A. Kennelly, co–hosted a Pre-Valentine’s Day networking evening of health, beauty, food, special guests, and a holiday celebration in Redondo Beach, CA on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

The South Bay Professional Connection networking event took place at Spa Riviera. The day spa and lobby area amply accommodated over seventy-five guests who attended the first-time event and visited the business sponsors represented.

The evening began at 6pm with Clarisonic and Microdermabrasion skincare demonstrations and chair massages provided by Spa Riviera experts which continued throughout the evening. Spa Riviera Microdermabrasion and European facial treatments were given away during the drawing.

Artist Bigwood’s fine art was on display for sale and commission from Bigwood’s private art collection which was admired by attendees such as, Del Amo Rotary Club President, David Guelff; Chiropractor, Dr. Brian Carrico of Performance Health Medical Group; Hermosa Beach UPAC member, Kimberlee MacMullan; and Strand Rental Owner, Suzanne Rampe, among many others.

Actress Maria Rangel (star of NBC’s hit show Age of Love) arrived at 7pm to showcase her new “Yummy” line of soy candles and designer dresses. She also signed autographs, posed for pictures and answered questions from fans.

The networking event was enhanced with appetizers provided by Award-Winning Chef Rafael of Lou-e-Luey’s Restaurant, and capped off by red velvet and chocolate cupcake desserts provided by Chef Melinda. Nutritionist, Jayne Justice, offered New GoChi – Himalayan Goji juice tastings and cocktails.

ABOUT SPA RIVIERA

Renowned Microdermabrasion Specialist and Spa Riviera Owner, Tony Cutrona, and his expert staff offer Microdermabrasion, European facials and body treatments by appointment only. Spa Riveira is located at 611 South Catalina Ave., Lower level – L40, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 (Corner of Catalina and Avenue I –free parking underneath.) For more information, please call 310 316-2888; http://www.spa-riviera.com

THE SOUTH BAY PROFESSIONAL CONNECTION©

The South Bay Professional Connection’s (TSBPC) mission is to promote the interests of the South Bay as a whole to the media, the public, businesses, and residents.

TSBPC provides a wide variety of community, professional, social and business opportunities for professional groups, companies, and others interested in connecting with South Bay businesses, residents, visitors, and cultural, entertainment and educational institutions.

The South Bay Professional Connection achieves these goals through membership, special events, a comprehensive calendar of events, local, state and national government advocacy, public-private partnerships, and public relations/marketing for members.

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CAPTIONS

Clarisonic Representative, Christina Kirk

1) Skincare demonstrations were offered by a Clarisonic representative, Christina Kirk, during Spa Riviera’s Pre-Valentine’s Day Networking Event co-sponsored by The South Bay Professional Connection on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Spa Riviera Massage Therapist, Martha

2) Chair massages were provided by Spa Riviera’s newest massage therapist, Martha, during Spa Riviera’s Pre-Valentine’s Day Networking Event co-sponsored by The South Bay Professional Connection on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

South Bay Lovebirds, Deborah Thomas & Steve Barnes

3) South Bay lovebirds, Deborah Thomas and Steve Barnes, appreciated Bigwood Art on display during Spa Riviera’s Pre-Valentine’s Day Networking Event co-sponsored by The South Bay Professional Connection on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Dr. Carico admires Bigwood Art

4) Dr. Brian Carrico of Performance Health, UPAC Member Kim MacMullan and others, admired the Bigwood Art display during Spa Riviera’s Pre-Valentine’s Day Networking Event co-sponsored by The South Bay Professional Connection on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Actress Maria Rangel

5) Actress Maria Rangel (Star of NBC’s Hit Show “Age of Love”) showcased some of her “Yummy” soy candles and dress designs during Spa Riviera’s Pre-Valentine’s Day Networking Event co-sponsored by The South Bay Professional Connection on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Fans gathered around Actress Maria Rangel

6) Fans gathered around Actress Maria Rangel of NBC’s Hit Show “Age of Love” during Spa Riviera’s Pre-Valentine’s Day Networking Event co-sponsored by The South Bay Professional Connection on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Lou-e-Luey’s Restaurant

7) Award-winning Chef Rafael of Lou-e-Luey’s provided delicious appetizers during Spa Riviera’s Pre-Valentine’s Day Networking Event co-sponsored by The South Bay Professional Connection on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Chef Melinda

8) Chef Melinda presented her Sugar Cups cupcakes during Spa Riviera’s Pre-Valentine’s Day Networking Event co-sponsored by The South Bay Professional Connection on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Hosts Tony Cutrona and Joy Kennelly

9) Renowned Microdermabrasion Specialist and Spa Riviera owner, Tony Cutrona and The South Bay Professional Connection Founder, Joy Kennelly, at the Pre-Valentine’s Day Networking Event on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

GoChi Juice

10) The Himalayn Gochi Juice tastings and cocktails were a big hit among attendees of the Spa Riviera’s Pre-Valentine’s Day Networking Event co-sponsored by The South Bay Professional Connection on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

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