Say hello to Mozart, Beethoven and Bach: your new intellectual BFFs. For this next challenge, we’ve enlisted international tastemaker Shauna Mei, Spa Week’s Intellectual Wellbeing Expert, for a challenge to enhance your intelligence. As the CEO of booming luxury brand, this entrepreneur knows a thing or two about smarts.

Are you ready for CHALLENGE #5?

Here’s what to do:
Pledge to listen to classical music every morning for two weeks.

Friday, November 4  –  Thursday, November 17


SHAUNA SAYS: Listening to classical music can increase your intelligence by improving your spatial-temporal reasoning.  This is known as the Mozart Effect.  In 1993, Nature magazine published a study that proved your IQ actually increases by listening to classical music.  I recommend setting your alarm to classical music and turning it on as soon as you wake up and listen to it as you get ready in the morning. After three days, you’ll start to notice a difference!

Your intelligence and your brain power your creativity. It’s important to feed that for your well being so you can create your own reality!

What’s in it for me? (WIN!)

Besides getting smarter and enhancing your power to be creative with this fun morning ritual… join Shauna Mei’s Spa Week Daily Challenge Event on Facebook and share your success story or struggle. Once you RSVP and start sharing, you are automatically entered to win one of two $50 SpaWeek Gift Cards.

More on Shauna:

Shauna Mei is the founder and CEO of, an innovative global lifestyle e-commerce media company. After attending MIT she began her career at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker, where she worked on several deals in the fashion media space, most notably the sale of Neiman Marcus Group. After leaving Goldman Sachs, Shauna co-founded Aronsson, Group a luxury fashion investment and advisory firm, with Jeffry Aronsson, where they invested in and advised brands such as Matthew Williamson and Mitsui. Shauna founded in 2010 after realizing that many of the best products from all over the world were not easily accessible to consumers. became an online platform blending commerce and content to discover and purchase the best unique products and ideas sourced from around the world. Addressing a variety of facets across one’s entire lifestyle – from fashion, accessories, home décor, food, and more – has already garnered the support of tastemakers such as Deepak Chopra, Tim Gunn, Bobbi Brown, Daniel Boulud, Cynthia Rowley and Wendi Murdoch – all of whom have curated their favorite finds. This media-meets-commerce platform has fast become a go-to resource for those seeking exceptional content and exclusive products.

Shauna’s Top 4 Classical Picks:

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 – Andante

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Chopin Fantasie Impromptu Op 66

Vanessa Mae’s rendition of Toccata & Fugue (especially at 1:38 sec)