Uncovered

Nancy Reagan

img_1636I’m known as the First Lady of Skin Care because of my given name, Nancy Reagan combined with my love of great skin. The spa business has become my life because I simply love making others feel great from the inside out. Bella Reina Spa, has evolved over the years from a “feel good” place into a spa noted for the latest in quality treatments.

Our clients know that the health of our skin, nails, or body comes from the inside. What we do at Bella Reina just makes you a better version of you. A lot of what we have learned has come from my own journey of getting older.

It’s a very odd feeling to have tons of energy, feel fabulous, and look in the mirror and go oh, “somewhere along the line….I’ve aged a little bit – said with lots of laughs.” We aim to change the “oh” to a “wow, “I look fabulous for my age”. We cannot change our age, but we can make us the best version of us!

Our business, a boutique spa, focuses on skin care, eyebrows, body care and nails with amazing vegan, organic and natural treatments. We are not a destination spa, but a weekly or monthly spa that you depend on for your beauty regimen. Because of our team training, we are constantly learning new treatments and expanding our knowledge. We try to focus on what we do best and repeat that over and over.

I started as an esthetician and it sort of grew from there. My team knows that the quality of our spa treatments must be “top notch superior”.

We have expanded our business on line with a shopping website, that has taken our spa philosophy all over the USA. That being said, the spa’s direction is to maintain our focus on wellness, preventative care and stress relief with “real results”.

5 Tips for Women in Business

  1. Strive to be the best, no matter what you do. Why get up every day if it’s not to be the BEST?
  2. Never stop learning. You are never too old or too smart to learn something new.
  3. Listen to the drumbeats. If it sounds like it, it looks like it, it could be something you should pay attention too.
  4. Always give back. It will always come back and it reminds you of those that are not so fortunate.
  5. Your reputation is priceless. The show is always on 24/7 and social media is ever
    present so make sure you live up to your reputation.

What inspires you?

A client that comes to us with a not so great self-esteem and she walks out with a gigantic smile. No matter the treatment, if we can put a smile on someone’s face….that’s what keeps me in this business.

How do you enjoy a day off? OR What is your perfect day off?

A perfect day off includes a facial or a massage, playing with my spinones (dogs), cooking something healthy like beet veggie burgers or flax seed crackers and watching NetFlix!

What are one or two things that many do not know about you?

That I was a very chubby child and always picked last for anything sports related.

What inspires you each day in fitness/health, life, love, family, work, etc?

To me, inspiration comes from how we feel inside. If we can make someone smile, or give someone hope, or make someone feel special, then that is all the inspiration that I need.

Your favorite places/hot spots in PB County?

Love the Farmer’s Table, Rise Sushi in Boca, Zirree Thai & Sushi, Food Shack (Jupiter) and Guanabana’s for food. Workout…love PurLife Fitness and Journey Yoga. Beach…Delray Beach. Morikami Museum.

A few of your favorite things?

Sport fishing, Panama (the country), dogs, and “real” people.

Jessica Rosato

img_1547Jessica Rosato, Dartmouth graduate and Luxury Residential Real Estate Broker Associate with Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International
Realty, a company known for its global reach and accessibility to the finest homes all over the country. Jessica first came to Delray Beach in 2001 from New York City after completing her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute to open a Ben & Jerry’s franchise alongside her father. She instantly fell in love with Delray and its culture, immersing herself in the community. She created a thriving business for over six years before returning to Burlington, Vermont, where she grew up, for a unique opportunity to work with Music Contact International, a company specializing in the creation of customized concert tours and music festivals in the USA and overseas.

In her latest entrepreneurial role as Luxury Residential Specialist for Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty, as A “Concierge Realtor”, she has made a name for herself by building a vast network of qualified professionals and acting as the bridge to connect each individual client to the knowledge and resources necessary for a successful real estate transaction.

She is an active member and Ambassador of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce where she is also chair of the Delray Business Partners, involved in the Focus on Women committee and a graduate of Leadership Delray. She is the 2016 local chapter president for the Women’s Council of Realtors Greater Palm Beach County where she was honored with the “Rising Star” award and Blue Diamond Circle Awards. She believes in giving back and is associated with many local charities.

5 Tips for Women in Business

  1. Don’t compare yourself to others. . . your journey is significant in and of itself.
  2. Success is about hard work, persistence, determination. . .it’s not just about being in the right place, at the right time, or luck. Putting yourself in situations that are good for you and your business may put you closer to your end goal, but do not ensure that it will happen. You do that. Those that we deem “successful” are successful because they never gave up.
  3. Our lives and our careers are a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t rush through life. Enjoy the journey. Be enthusiastic, show love, take risks, go the extra mile, cultivate your passion and purpose. You attract what you are, and people know it before you even say a word.
  4. Surround yourself with people that lift you up, that tell you the truth, that want to see you succeed and are willing to help you get there. . .this is true for both business and personal relationships.
  5. Work to live, don’t live to work. Achieving balance is so difficult for all of us, but setting small milestones as you work towards your ultimate goal can lighten the load and put your dreams into bite-size realities that allow you to work smart and ultimately achieve more. And don’t forget to celebrate those accomplishments along the way with yourself, family, friends, colleagues and employees.

What inspires you?

My daughter, Jade. . .all day, every day.

How do you enjoy a day off? OR What is your perfect day off?

A perfect day off. . .phone off. . .sleeping in until my body wakes up naturally. . .not having anything planned.

What are one or two things that many do not know about you?

Although I’ve gotten much better over the years, I am terrified of bugs — any kind, anywhere, outside or inside! Oh, the screams I’ve had and the panicked calls I’ve made. Too funny! Apparently, I dug up a biting red ant hole when I was a baby and that experience has stuck with me since.

Guess what? I’m also scared of dogs. Again, although I’ve gotten much better over the years, I am not the person you’re going to call to house sit your animal while you’re away.

What inspires you each day in fitness/health, life, love, family, work, etc?

Talent inspires me. Seeing excellence in others inspires me. Remembering that I am blessed every day inspires me. . . I don’t want to waste my days not taking advantage of all that is out there. If I can make a difference in my life or in the lives of others, I’m in!

Your favorite places/hot spots in PB County?

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Ocean Ridge Inlet Park & Pier, The Girls Strawberry Patch.

A few of your favorite things?

Stormy weather, Italy, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Sushi, Craft Beer, Fall in Vermont, Fine Art and Sculpture (Musee’ Rodin in Paris and the Bernini Sculptures at Villa Borghese in Rome), Costco!

Stefanie Wilson

img_1394I have always had an interest in the spa and retail Industry. I am very lucky that my life’s endeavors led me to my current position.

I discovered a passion for retail at age 17, and then worked in sales, management and merchandising positions. My first retail job in Florida was for the Christmas Shoppe in Delray Beach. There, I learned to set up a store and create displays. I went on to design and buy for future stores, but by then, I was a single mom with two daughters to support. I needed to make more money.

Since I also loved the beauty industry, I got my therapists’ licenses and eventually landed a position as business manager and esthetician for the ELEMIS brand at Nordstrom. My future husband at the time, Tony, was building The Seagate Hotel & Spa. He was confident I could set up the spa and the two retail stores for the hotel. When I said I didn’t believe I could do it, he insisted, “Yes, you can, and you can do it better than anyone.” His confidence led me to where I am today, Director of Spa & Retail for The Seagate Hotel & Spa.

5 Tips for Women in Business

  1. Keep it simple and remain consistent.
  2. Always have a vision. Follow it through. Never accept failure.
  3. Strike a good balance between work, home and yourself.
  4. Stay positive and enjoy life, remembering that each day is a gift from God.
  5. Planning and preparation are never lost time.

What inspires you?

Making people happy inspires and motivates me to exceed expectations. That’s why the concept and direction of the businesses I run are so important. My vision with The Seagate Spa is to create a home away from home for the locals and a memorable experience for all. The spa and the hotel’s stores allow me to express my creativity and utilize my God-given talents. I set the bar high, but I am only competing with myself.

How do you enjoy a day off? OR What is your perfect day off?

I love being active and spending time with my family. The perfect day off for me would be to drive my car on the racetrack, come home, cool down with a swim in my pool and enjoy a wonderful dinner with my family.

What are one or two things that many do not know about you?

I once had a pet wallaby, named Roo, and I love to drive fast cars on the race track.

What inspires you each day in fitness/health, life, love, family, work, etc?

Feeling healthy and happy is a daily goal. I begin each day with a tall glass of celery juice and a swim, when time permits. I enjoy traveling with my family, and I am always searching for unique merchandise to bring back to The Seagate Hotel & Spa. Barre class and swimming are my favorite fitness activities. Most of all, I live for new adventures, especially those I can share with my two daughters.

Your favorite places/hot spots in PB County?

My favorite place for dinner is Casa D’Angelo in Boca Raton. I also love IPIC. The Seagate, of course, is my all-time favorite spa.

A few of your favorite things?

My favorite things are chocolate, a really nice glass of Cabernet and my pool (preferably, at the same time). I enjoy traveling and have a sincere love of animals. That’s fairly obvious from the five dogs and horse I own.

Michele Wright

img_1824-neweditedMichele Wright is an award-winning news anchor. A proud native of Florida, she daily anchors CBS12 News at 10 p.m. on the CW34. She also co-anchors the CBS12 3:00pm newscast and covers special reports in the 5pm, 6pm & 11pm newscasts. Since 2013, Michele has led the CBS12 Extraordinary People weekly segment that spotlights local heroes who are making a positive impact in the community. She has been recognized for her innovative and creative digital media success making a positive impact as a social media Influencer. She is also the creative mind and lead behind Cbs12.com “Good News” section. Michele graduated from Florida State University with a double major in Political Science and Communications. She is an inspirational, motivational speaker and writer, she mentors young people and is dedicated to empowering women & families.

5 Tips for Women in Business

  1. Be grateful for your life, what you have, and all that you’ve already accomplished. Breathe. Nurture you mind, body and soul. Listen to your heart. Wake up with prayer. Keep in mind, you were born to be real, not to be perfect.
  2. Follow your passion. Passion is contagious. I learned my work ethic from my parents and to always believe in yourself. They worked so hard to sacrifice and provide for our family. Do what you love. Love what you do. Be prepared and know that the higher you rise and the brighter you shine, the more opposition you may face. I love the quote, “You may see me struggle but you will never see me quit”.
  3. Be original and be the best you! An original is always worth more than a copy. Know your brand. Recognize what makes you unique in your field. Build on your strengths. Learn and grow from your weaknesses. Reinvent yourself if necessary. Be confident and remain authentic.
  4. Stay connected. Engage and communicate daily with your family, friends, inner circle and audience via face-to-face meetings, phone calls, events and on social media. I love the quote by Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
  5. Give back and help others. I believe God blesses us to bless others. So many people invested into my life over the years, so I’m delighted to pay it forward. Empower young ladies and other women every chance you get.

What inspires you?

People inspire me. I am blessed that my career affords me the opportunity to meet all types of inspirational people. Celebrities, politicians, CEO’s, Clergy, locals, mothers, students, and other incredible women in their field. You never know what people go through, so I try to be kind always no matter who they are. Hearing and telling their stories gives me the chance to learn and grow both personally and professionally. The news never sleeps, so we’re always “ON”. I love it! There is one thing that confirms I am right where I am supposed to be. It’s meeting my diverse group of loyal viewers who have so graciously welcomed me into their homes, say that they feel I’m a part of their family.

How do you enjoy a day off? OR What is your perfect day off?

My perfect day off is spent with family, friends and/or loved ones relaxing with great food and drinks, just enjoying one another’s company.

What are one or two things that many do not know about you?

I am a former NFL Pro-Cheerleader for the Jacksonville Jaguars ROAR Cheerleaders and I love to cook. Being in the kitchen reminds me of precious moments I spent with my mother and grandmother growing up where meals were prepared and served with love.

What inspires you each day in fitness/health, life, love, family, work, etc?

As a Christian, my faith is my foundation. It helps ground me and provides guidance, wisdom, strength and peace. I try to eat healthy, buy local and organic and exercise at least three times a week.

Your favorite places/hot spots in PB County?

I love our Florida beaches. Sunfest. Christopher’s Kitchen. Bolay. Benvenuto. The Breakers. The Seagate Hotel. Eau Spa & Resort. Cafe L’Europe. Il Bellagio. The Green Markets. Morikami Museum. Singer Island. The Kravis Center.

A few of your favorite things?

I’m obsessed with fresh coffee. Sushi and Hibachi are my faves. I love to have fun and try not to take life to seriously. Fresh flowers make me smile. Eco-friendly/organic candles and diffusers set a relaxing mood after a long day. Nothing like curling up in sweats, warm blanket to read a book or watch a movie. I love college football (Go Noles!). I love music and playing the piano. Traveling. I love laughing and making people smile. I come from a USMC family, so with every fiber of my being, I support our troops and veterans/heroes.