A grand opening and dancing into Fall


Park Place was hopping last Wednesday for the Grand Opening celebration of Complexions Spa for Beauty and Wellness. Guests arrived to tour the sparkling new facility which is spread out over two floors and spans 7000 square feet, while sipping champagne and nibbling on hors doerves from Mazzone Hospitality.  Owner Denise Dubois and husband Dr. Bill Deluca of Deluca Plastic surgery were on hand to host the ribbon cutting ceremony and introduce guests to the huge array of medical spa services Complexions offers.

With beautiful views of Congress Park, attendees lingered in the lavish relaxation room and patio, perfect for an afternoon of blissful indulgence and pampering. Among those in the crowd were Julie Bonacio, Patty Riggi, Dolores Parillo and Amy Sutton. Mini spa services were also being offered throughout the event, as well as gift cards and a raffle, with a portion of all of the evening’s sales going to benefit Shelters of Saratoga. Greg and Suzanne Grande and Carol Chauvin were also spotted in the crowd as was Ann Marie Flores who will be heading up Complexions hair salon.

Although it may not feel like the summer is behind us, the season has wrapped up although you wouldn’t know it by looking at the social calendar. October kicks off with Project Lift University’s Annual Fundraiser at Longfellows on the 9th and is one of several can’t miss events this fall. The evening raises money for Franklin Community Center’s free afterschool program for grades 1-5, which provides role models and education to help set children on a more positive developmental path.

The event features an impressive lineup of auction items, music and food, with last year’s event raising nearly $30,000.  The following week marks the 19th Annual ‘Touched by an Angel” Gala to benefit the Community Hospice of Saratoga. Last years over 500 people came to support this event which features 20 different food stations, champagne and fun touches like Saratoga Photobooth. All of the proceeds will support critical patient and family programs and services at Community Hospice.  The following evening To Life! will host their annual Pink Ball, to  honor breast cancer survivors and members of the community who dramatically impact treatment and care quality.

This black tie event will include dinner and dancing to the sounds of the TS Ensemble with all proceeds used to fund education and support programs and wellness services throughout the year. Last, but certainly not least, you can’t end the month of October without a fabulous masquerade ball. It will be an evening of fun and fine dining at the 7th Annual Halloween Masquerade Gala to benefit the Capital Region office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on Friday, October 24th.

There will be silent and live auctions as well as cocktails and costume contests, all to support educational programming in schools, training for local law enforcement and assists in the recovery of local children. What a great month we have ahead, enjoy it Saratoga! 

Posted on September 29, 2014 .