Photos: VIP Opening Party for Eviama Life Spa in Midtown Village PLUS YOUR INVITED TO…

Sunday I headed over to the new location of Eviama Life Spa in
Midtown Village, which had been previously located on 15th Street near
Locust for nearly 10 years.
Since 2002, owner Penny Ordway and her staff have provided clients with
holistic services meant to enhance their beauty, health and lives.


Before it was fashionable to be green or know what it meant,

owner Penny Ordway was pulling together resources for green construction and drawing plans that
respected energy flow and principles of feng shui; researching
alternative energy sources and ruthlessly healthy, pure organic products
for a spa; and devising a genuinely holistic treatment menu that could
bring the most benefit to clients. She wanted a real place for healing
in the city – and that is what the city got. The place is gorgeous, a real oasis in the middle of the hustling and bustling City. And it smells so good inside. Every time I walk in the place I really excited that something this special exists in Philadelphia, as I haven’t seen a spa of a similar nature as this in the City before. There nice, but this is really something special.
The door to Eviama Life Spa is on 13th Street, mid-block. A hallway takes you to an elevator and whisks you to the 2nd floor oasis in Center City. When you enter the door you really do feel like you’ve been transported to a spa in California or some exotic place. I love the sitting/meditation room with couches and over sized pillows.

The Sunday afternoon cocktail party brought out some of Philly’s notable and fashionable people including Tony Luke, Jr, and girlfriend, Jennifer Schloder (they jointly work on a blog together called: Married to Food), Roberta Pipto, Robin Austin (Check out
) and Tony Bruno (Both Tony’s will be judging The Burger Brawl on Sunday)

 Kate Marlys, Philly Pr Girl is helping promote Preakness on the Piazza on May 18. Sounds like an epic Piazza party, and an epic day with The Rittenhouse Row Festival going on, The Radnor Hunt annual race and in the evening the Eastern State Penitentiary’s Masquerade Ball’ with Priya Kothari
 Kristen Gangl and Kristen Levenick, Specialist @PeopleLinx: The Leader in Social Business Optimization Software
Taylor Test and Alexander Hankin tried out a modified 60-minute Eviama Simple Facial- created around the
botanicals-derived Dr.Hauschka product line- is chemical-free and
includes cleansing, massage, and a skin-purifying mask.

Fashion Bloggers in the house: Styled Out Loud’s Mecca Nuri, with Her Philly’s Emily Tharp and Zoha Memari, Posh to Ganache

 Penny Ordway and the always fashionable Maria Papadakis. Maria has been a long time client of
Penny’s and Eviama Life Spa, sometimes it’s the only place I can gab with MP as she’s relaxed and she’s not trying to accomplish 10 million things.
 Noel Booth and Bridgett Morris
 KYW1060’s Hadas Kuznits and baby Geffen stopped by

 Did I mention there was a gift store with cards, jewelery, and lovely gifts. I could spend all day in there just looking at all the fun stuff. 
Plus it smells so nice at the spa.
Penny and Marisa Magnatta, WMMR’s Preston and Steve

 Pamela Johnson and Ashley Johnson, WPHL17 chat with Randi Orlow, from Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products (l)
 Ian Michael Crumm and Michelle Conron


Spa Magazine says: Reconnect with your natural radiance and vitality in the tranquility of
this green-designed space. Exquisite organic facial and body treatments,
classes, and organic homecare echo ancient healing ways. Ayurveda,
herbalism, hot stone, aromatherapy, color-ways, Reiki, and water therapy
are among the diverse treatments that will restore your spirit at Evima Life Spa

Penny Ordway, Kory Aversa, Aversa PR (representing Eviama [who is also a new advertiser on PCC, yeah]) and Randi Orlow, from Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products
Public Grand Opening on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 109 S. 13th Street 6PM

Eviama Life Spa & Boutique is now open and
accepting appointments at 109 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, in the
heart of Midtown Village.  The public is invited to experience the
region’s first green designed and operated spa that has been named
“Best of” by Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Lucky
Magazine and Citysearch.  On Friday, May 3, 2013, from 6:00 PM to 8:30
PM, Eviama will host a grand opening celebration featuring
complimentary mini-spa services (first come, first served), light
refreshments, door prizes, guided tours, intimate music, boutique
discounts and $20 off any service booked during the event.  The event
is presented with support from Midtown Village Merchant’s Association,
Grid Magazine, Sustainable Business Network, Green Philly Blog,
Dr.Hauschka and Aversa PR & Events LLC.  RSVP is requested by calling
(215) 545-3344.