Award-Winning Lifestyle and Wellness Experience Returns to NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans

Published October 28, 2013

McLEAN, Va. (Oct. 28, 2013) - The NADA Convention's award-winning Lifestyle Experience is back for 2014 offering both men and women numerous activities to relax their minds, bodies and souls while walking through the Expo floor in New Orleans.

The four Lifestyle Experience pavilions encompass Beauty and Fashion; Lifetime; Mind, Body and Spirit; and Relax.

Highlights for 2014 include a professional portrait studio, a golf clinic and putting green, psychics and tarot card readers, yoga, health screenings, manicures and hair care, massage therapists, an oxygen bar, aromatherapy, jewelry making and more.

"The NADA convention has taken the lifestyle and wellness concept to the next level with four specialty zones," said Melissa Wolpert, director of convention services and operations for NADA. "Attendees can take a quick break from the action throughout the day. The activities last about 10 to 15 minutes."

NADA has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to offer skin care and makeup consultation from Lancôme, clothing accessory bars for men and women, Hermes fragrance bar and fashion show.

"The Lifestyle Experience pavilions are not just for spouses," Wolpert added. "There's something for everyone."

Saks Fifth Avenue will also host in-store events, including a private champagne-jazz breakfast and shopping events. (Saks Fifth Avenue, located at 301 Canal St., is walking distance from most NADA hotels. A shuttle bus also runs from the convention center.)

Lifestyle Experience dates and hours:

  • Saturday, Jan. 25  (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Sunday, Jan. 26  (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Monday, Jan. 27  (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Considered the "Automotive Industry Event of the Year," the convention includes dealer-manufacturer franchise meetings, educational workshops, hundreds of exhibits on the expo floor and numerous networking events.

The 2013 NADA convention's Lifestyle Experience pavilions in Orlando, Fla., were recognized by BizBash as one of the most innovative events held by both corporations and trade associations this year. BizBash is an industry magazine and online resource for event planners.

The 2014 NADA convention runs Jan. 24-27. Dealers and their managers who register in advance by Jan. 16 will receive a $75 discount from the on-site rate. 


From yoga and fitness to fashion and jazz, here's a schedule of lifestyle events held at specific times during the NADA convention in New Orleans:

Laughter Yoga
Saturday, Jan. 25
10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Laughter yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group with eye contact and childlike playfulness that offers physiological and psychological benefits. LOCATION: Mind, Body & Spirit (Hall G)

The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue
Saturday, Jan. 25
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

A fashion show will present the latest "looks" for men and women, and includes a prize drawing for a $250 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card. (Must be present to win.) LOCATION: Beauty & Fashion Pavilion's Lifestyle Theatre (Hall G)

Work/Life Balance Presentation
-- Saturday, Jan. 25 (11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)
-- Sunday Jan. 26 (11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

How organized are you? With today's busy lifestyle, it's a challenge to stay organized. Take a quiz from the "Occasional Wife" and learn the top-10 ways to create a better work-life balance and stay organized. LOCATION: Mind, Body & Spirit (Hall G)

"Wardrobing" … Saks Style
Sunday, Jan. 26
2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Hear from style experts how to take your "look" from day to evening and from home to on the "go." Learn about fabrics that travel well and packing techniques. A $250 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card will be raffled. (Must be present to win.) LOCATION: Beauty & Fashion Pavilion (Hall G)

Champagne Jazz Breakfast and Exclusive Shopping Event
Sunday, Jan. 26
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Attend a private continental champagne brunch and register to win a $250 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card. To make a reservation, call (504) 524-2220 Ext. 5228. Space is limited.
LOCATION: Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St.

Hula Hooping
-- Sunday, Jan. 26 (10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.)
-- Monday, Jan. 27 (10 a.m., 2p.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

The Hula Hoop has evolved, and hooping is a new fitness trend sweeping the country. The circle is the infinite symbol of health, fitness, playfulness and joy. LOCATION: Mind, Body & Spirit (Hall G)

Jazz, Cocktails and Shopping Event
Monday, Jan. 27
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cocktails will be served at Three at Saks in the men's complex, which includes live jazz from local musicians. Register to win a $250 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card. LOCATION: Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St.

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