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Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

You can go to a hundred clubs in Miami with half-naked party people sweating it out to a world-class DJ.

But last night, the Standard flipped the script on that template, hosting a free, life-affirming meditative journey led by Donna D'Cruz on the (CDJ) wheels of steel in the hotel's hamam spa.

D'Cruz is not only a globetrotting party girl but also the leader of musical therapy sessions at super-high-end Phoenix drug rehab centers as well as a fund-raiser for parolees.

Guests were led to a third-floor terrace, where a bowl of cucumber water greeted them.

Cucumber water
Cucumber water

The view wasn't bad either.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

There was mixing and mingling.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

Then they were offered Mercy, an "elixir" that supposedly eliminates hangovers if it's ingested preemptively (while you're getting drunk).

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

People drank it. But there was no liquor anywhere in sight.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

Some of them walked around in bathrobes.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

They picked up gift bags and smiled.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

Then they were led into the hamam. It's like a sauna. In Turkish.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

They relaxed and waited for the DJ.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

There was a bunch of candles burning in the middle of the room.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

There was a tub if you wanted to take a bath.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

Then D'Cruz entered the room and hit the decks.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

She soothingly repeated Zen quotes and played new-age music.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

She looked like she was having a good time.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

A couple of hours later, it was over, and people thanked her and told her how much they loved the experience.

Donna D'Cruz Blissed Out the Standard for WMC 2012

It must be tough to be a DJ.

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