Bella Zenn Salon& Spa June/July Newsletter Summer is officially here…and our Midwest weather is starting to catch up to the season. Here at Bella Zenn Salon & Spa, we wanted to take a few minutes to share some timely information with you. WHAT’S NEW? Or should we say WHO’S NEW? Join us in welcoming out newest cosmetologist/stylist, Tara Gruny. Tara is on board and accepting new clients. She’s excited to introduce them to our natural hair, skin and nail products. Also NEW, is our gorgeous, paved walkway- the launching point of our exterior decorating and landscaping….sealed and ready to walk on, and get you out of the monsoons…although the temporary boardwalk was kind of fun! Also NEW, is our website, Check us out! It’s still a work in progress but you’ll be able find services details, staff bios, upcoming events, contact info (in case you didn’t know it already) and links to both our blog and our Facebook page! SUMMER PRODUCTS…..For hair we have John Masters Sea Mist- a sea salt and lavender essential oil spray designed to enhance volume, create body and give hair that day- at- the- beach wave. For protecting your face from too much sun, try John Masters Suncare, a facial moisturizer with a 30 SPF. And if you missed our last wellness class, “Living with Mother Nature…Naturally” we do have some of the Insect-Aside essential oil blend, made up and available for sale. SUMMER ACTIVITY……Have you heard about the first( we hope of many) Bella Bus trip? We are planning a night out at Munson Bridge Winery. Limited seating, so register soon, if interested! Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013 Wine and Cheese by the campfire MoJo Lemon, live classic Blues music Time: Bus will depart from Bella Zenn at 5:15 PM and return around 11:00 PM Cost: $20- will include Munson Bridge cover charge and round trip bus fare *Bring your own bag chair* Healthy Benefits of Wine: Researchers agree that wine may have health benefits. Of course, as with all things, too much may negate those benefits, and moderation is the key. Studies have shown that red wine may prevent heart attacks, increase “good” cholesterol, and have anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory properties. White wine and champagne also have higher antioxidant effects, than red wine. And if you are seeking the lowest calorie option, champagne is your choice. Studies are now revealing that moderate white wine or champagne consumption may lessen chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The phenolic acid found in the skins of black grapes, used to make champagne, helps to improve memory. In general, 1 five ounce glass of wine for women, and 2 glasses for men, three times a week should help reap the benefits without getting into any negative effects. And of course, nothing better for the spirit, than sitting around a campfire, with good friends, good food, good wine. OUR “Good For You” SUMMER RECIPE ………………………………..……Fiesta Lime Barley Salad……………………………..…….. Cook barley in 2 C. water per package directions and chill. Combine all of the ingredients below; prepare dressing, toss and refrigerate. Plan to make several hours ahead or overnight for best flavor. Salad Ingredients: 1 C. pearl barley, 2 C. water, ½-1 can black beans, ½-1 can corn, ½ cup chopped green pepper, ½ cup chopped red pepper, 1 stalk celery, sliced, 1 small red onion, sliced or diced, 1 carrot, chopped, A chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped*(I omitted this and use a few drops of chipotle hot sauce), 1 T. oil( canola, olive, grapeseed), ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, ½ tsp cumin Dressing Ingredients: ¼ C. water, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 T. honey, 1 T. oil, 1 t. lime juice, 1 T. lemon juice, ¼ C. chopped cilantro