The Aspens May Be Changing, But Your Skin Doesn’t Have To

It may only be the end of August, but fall is right around the corner and you’ll be trading your swimwear for a cozy winter jacket in no time. As Denver temps begins to fluctuate in anticipation of the fall season, it’s time to start thinking about adjusting your skin care routine before winter wrinkles get the best of you. Here are some tips on making the adjustment from summer glow to fall radiance.

Stay Hydrated.
A Mile High mantra to say the least, staying hydrated is of utmost importance to maintain good health in our arid climate. Especially in the colder months, the air can drain the moisture from your skin leaving you dry and itchy. Drink plenty of water and green tea to keep your skin hydrated and flush toxins from your body. Not to mention, it’s a perfect excuse for afternoon tea at the Brown Palace! Here’s a trick: If your watch (or anything, really) leaves an impression in your skin after staying in place for twenty minutes, you are not well hydrated. Drink a glass of water or two.

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Exfoliate and renew.
Sun, salt and chlorine have spent months wreaking havoc on your skin. Start the fall season off fresh and treat yourself to at least one good facial or full-body exfoliation treatment to buff off the old and bring in the new. Maintain the benefits by doing a gentle exfoliation once a week.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Eating a well-balanced diet and establishing a regular exercise routine is a year-round commitment you should take seriously for every seasons. A healthy, active lifestyle is the foundation for beautiful skin and will keep you feeling great all year long. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants can help reverse summer damage and boost your skin’s defenses against environmental aggravates. Include seasonal produce in your diet like pears, apples, pomegranates and oranges to boost antioxidant protection.

Re-up your skin care regime.
Adjust your skin care routine for winter and stock up on rich winter skin care products, especially your daily moisturizer. First, wash with warm water and a pH-balanced daily cleanser, follow with a toner that does not contain alcohol (the alcohol dries out your skin) and finish with a complex daily moisturizer.

Pucker up.
Nothing is worse than cracked red lips in the fall and winter months. Find an ultra-luxurious lip balm you love and stock up for the season. Put one in your handbag, desk drawer and center console to ensure you are never without a quick fix for your lips.

Make This Mother’s Day the Best One Yet

Being a Mom is a tough job, and she probably deserves more than just one day that’s all about her. With that being said, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to say thank you and show her how grateful you are to have her in your life. Here are some ways to make Sunday, May 12 a day to remember…

Dom Perignon Champagne Brunch at Ellyngton’s

A little bubbly makes every one smile. Choose from four tiers: just brunch, Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon and Dom Perignon. Lavish buffet tables feature exquisite culinary creations from eggs and waffles to fresh seafood selections to freshly baked cakes, pies and pastries. There’s something for everyone at this Denver restaurant. Be sure to make your reservation now as tables book fast.

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Champagne Brunch featuring cakes, pies, pastries and a chocolate fountain.

Pamper Her at The Spa

After enjoying a nice family brunch, send your mother to the spa to relax and rejuvenate. This is one treat she will surely appreciate. From massages to facials to scrubs and wraps, you can’t go wrong with whichever treatment you choose to pamper your mom. Visit the spa to book now.

Treat Her to Afternoon Tea

No matter how you spend the day with your mom in Denver, afternoon tea in the historical atrium lobby is the prefect way to unwind. Indulge in scones, tea pastries and tea sandwiches while enjoying the soothing sounds of the harp or piano. This too books fast, so make your reservations today. 

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, actually less than four days away, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have time to get mom something extra special. Here at The Brown Palace we have oodles of great gifts that are fit for the queen that your mother is. Here are a few last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas here at The Brown Palace.

Spa Treatments. Nothing says the greatest son or daughter than giving the gift of relaxation. Here at The Spa at The Brown Palace you can treat mom to a series of massages, facials, body treatments, manicures & pedicures, nail treatments, waxing services and salon hair care. Better yet if you are really cramped on time to find a gift, our spa has a wide variety of spa and beauty products that make the perfect gift. Please visit here for a full list of spa treatments and amenities and to make reservations.

Traditional Afternoon Tea. For an afternoon of relaxation for your mom to enjoy solo or with her lovely children, be sure to take part in The Brown’s longstanding tradition of afternoon tea. Afternoon tea offers an elegant setting to enjoy tea, scones, tea pastries and tea sandwiches, all of which are artfully prepared by our culinary staff daily. You will also experience the soothing sounds of The Brown’s harpist or pianist. To ensure a spot at afternoon tea you can make reservations now. Open daily from 12-4pm in our atrium lobby.

Brown Palace Flower ShopMake mom feel like the best mom ever on Mother’s Day with a flower arrangement from The Brown Palace Flower Shop that will make all other moms jealous.  Whether is’s an orchid or a dozen roses, your mom will love the sight and smell of the flowers you give her. To order your arrangement today, please visit our Brown Palace Flowers Page.

For more information regarding reservations or for general inquiries please call 303.297.3111 or e-mail us at concierge@brownpalace.com.

Denver Holiday Traditions: Afternoon Tea at The Brown Palace

Afternoon Holiday Tea at The Brown Palace is a fabulous Denver tradition. Due to its popularity, however, securing a last minute reservation may be a bit of challenge. Erin Johnston, Spa and Retail Director at The Brown Palace, shares a fun tea alternative that is both relaxing and festive.

Celebrate Father’s Day at The Brown

 

Doesn’t Dad deserve a special treat this weekend? Join us for a special Father’s Day brunch on Sunday and Dad could win the Father’s Day Grand Prize that includes a set of XPC 5000 Clubs, Top Flight golf balls, a SoftJoy glove, a Brown Palace Golf Polo and a round of golf for four at Arrowhead Golf Course.