A celebration of muses is seldom a one time event. After the successful debut of The Muse in Miracle Mile, we couldn’t wait to take it to Orange County. For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with our Equinox adventures, The Muse is a 30 minute dance cardio class conceptualized by Nicole De Anda. Rounding up a crew of beach babe muses, we headed to Equinox Huntington Beach for an afternoon of wellness and connection. When thinking of the ideal muse to host the event, we immediately thought of professional surfer Steffi Kerson. She embodies the main facets of a muse – driven, effortlessly beautiful, forward-thinking, strong. Opting for an open air event, every muse was sun-kissed and glowing.
The spoiling began as soon as the event started – we curated a locker for each muse. A floral arrangement, love note, and outfit from Hurley awaited for each attendee. Afterwards, we spent half an hour stretching and toning, pulsing and pushing. Half an hour may not sound like much, but it is just the perfect amount for The Muse – as soon as you begin to feel winded and are compelled to check your watch because you are wondering just how much of the class is left, you are entering a cool down. Fret not, you will certainly feel the burn for days to follow and can rest assured that the class is extremely effective.
We conceptualized a lavish post-event experience to take place on Equinox’s beach-facing deck. Decor curated by The Arc, massages from the Equinox spa team, a full body LightStim experience, facials from Adina Diaz of Natural Feeling Spa, and hand and feet masks from Karuna made for an exquisite open air spa experience. Sweetfin, Après, Generosity Water, and Super Elixir were all onsite to refresh and replenish.
The post-event experience also featured a next level gifting lounge. Per our previous event, we included a cute gym bag from ban.do stuffed with all the necessities a powerhouse muse could dream of, including goodies from Preheels, shades from Sunnies Studios, a gift certificate to Hotbox Sauna in downtown LA, a set from Quip, Corkcicle water bottles, Pointe Studio socks, apothecary goods from LATHER and Odacite, sun protection from Salt and Stone, rose water from The Arc, and mushroom treats (no, not those mushrooms) from Four Sigmatic. To make sure each babe could lavish and indulge post-event, we teamed up with Violet Grey and Equal Beauty to gift our attendees with an exclusive skincare set.
At this point, the cat is out of the bag – I mean, The Muse has rolled out to all Equinox locations nationwide. Treat yourself like the queen you are and hit up your local Equinox club today.