When we do an event at Poosh, we go all out, even if it’s a tight-knit guest list. While our original vision was quite different, given the state of the world, we decided to shift direction and instead host an intimate spa day. Ahead we’re giving you a peek inside our latest Poolside with Poosh event.
Since we wanted to give guests a much-needed day of relaxation, we made sure everything was seamless and soothing down to the last detail. We kept the attendee list super small so that everyone could enjoy the treatment and feel pampered from head to toe.
We worked with Sharon Sacks, founder of Sacks Productions and event designer, Leigh Carter from @revelry_east, to bring Kourt’s vision to life. Kourt really wanted guests to feel like they walked into a luxurious European spa, and Sharon and her team came through with the help of Dave Allen from Artefact Design and Salvage and his custom decor installations. Each guest had a butler to walk them around to each station, and prior to the event, attendees were able to select which treatments they wanted to participate in (full spa menu listed below).
Upon arrival, everyone was able to set an intention for the day and place it on our gorgeous intention tree. Throughout the event, guests wore robes from Slip Silk and personalized eye masks, scrunchies, and glam bands from the brand too.
*Editor’s note: all guests were COVID tested upon arrival to ensure a safe and sound day.
The event: POOSH x AMBARI presents Poolside with Poosh
The Treatment: Custom Ambari Facials with Candice Miele and Celeste Rodrigues
Each guest received a facial with one of the two celebrity facialists, Candice Miele (who works with Kim and Kourt) or facialist Celeste Rodrigues, using Ambari’s performance-driven products. The facials were tailored to each individual and their skin’s needs and featured the below skincare essentials.
Guests also had the option to receive back and shoulder massages with Celeste Rodrigues using Ambari products.
The Treatment: Hot Stone Foot Massage with Dolce Vita
In true angel feet fashion, each guest received a relaxing hot stone foot massage in partnership with Dolce Vita. Post-pampering, their paws were rejuvenated and ready to slide into the covetable and comfortable Paily Heel.
You can read all about how to style the timeless heels here. During the event, we offered our guests these three different colors: caramel, espresso, and café.
The Treatment: Group Sound Bath with FILA
Colette Carlsson led a group sound bath for attendees. FILA provided personalized yoga mats as well as activewear for each guest to enjoy while participating in the meditative session. The selection at the event was from the brand’s newly launched FILA Performa collection, which includes sizes ranging from XS–4X.
Breathability with all the support.
High-neck and sexy criss-cross detail in the back.
Lightweight with four-way stretch for the ultimate level of comfort.
Made to compress, sculpt, and lift the body throughout any workout.
You can never have too many quality matching sets.
The soothing blue print lends a relaxing state of mind for your next yoga class.
The Treatment: Ice Baths with Remedy Place
The coolest (pun intended) moment at the event. If you followed along during our stories then you saw Kim attempt to plunge in the freezing cold ice bath. Only a few guests made it into the six-minute club, but the team at Remedy Place calls it a win if you can stay in for at least three minutes. It’s all about mind over matter.
Remedy Place also provided IV vitamin drips and wellness shots plus an ear seed acupuncture station during the event.
The Treatment: Lymphatic Drainage Massage with Rebecca Faria
Guests were able to receive one of Kourt’s favorite detox massages with Brazilian detox creator, Rebecca Faria. You can read all about the benefits of this full-body de-bloating treatment here.
The Lunch Menu presented by Beyond Meat
Kim’s Signature Plant-Based Taco Salad
topped with corn tortilla strips and Southwest BBQ dressing
Vegan Ceasar Salad
with gluten-free croutons
with cashew cheese and arugula
Beyond Meat Bolognese
with zucchini noodles and vegan Parmesan
Vegan Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
with gluten-free vanilla ice cream
Bite-sized desserts courtesy of Dip’d N Drip’d
The Matcha Bar with Matcha Bloom
It wouldn’t be a Poosh event without a matcha moment. Guests were able to pick from two delicious recipes. We had Kourt’s signature matcha latte and a calming lavender latte (recipe here using Matcha Bloom Purity Powder).
The Non-Alcoholic Beverage with AMASS
Mocktails courtesy of AMASS were served throughout the afternoon (you can recreate the drink with the below recipe). The brand also provided hand sanitizer throughout the event and hand soap and lotion in the bathrooms. Guests even went home with hard seltzers (for those 21 and over) and hand sanitizer to enjoy after the event.
Recipe Name: AMASS Spa Day Mocktail
Recipe Type: Beverage
Serving Size: 1
Prep Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 2 mins
2 ounces Riverine
3-5 ounces Fever-Tree Cucumber Light Tonic
1. Mix ingredients together.
2. Serve in a white wine glass on the rocks.
3. Add cucumber wheels for garnish and enjoy!
Riverine Non-Alcoholic Spirit & Pseudo Citrine Soap + Sanitizer Set
The swimwear on display:
We wanted to keep the color tones very spa vibes with solid black, white, and cream options and one classic leopard print for the guests to change into or take home.
A special thanks to Manifatura for providing beach towels during the event, Proud Source Water for keeping guests hydrated, Amanda Daniels from Flight for the Himalayan crystal display, Artefact Design and Salvage for the stylized decor, The Hidden Garden for all floral design (including the stunning pool masterpiece), Pierre for photographing the afternoon, and Ari Pearlstein for filming.
Shop more goodies from the event:
Watch the below video for a BTS view of the event.
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