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Tue 03.05

WAX Santa Monica: House of Wax

When it comes to waxing, especially bikini waxing, you have to go to a professional. If you try it at home and end up with a horrendous yet hilarious experience, you only have yourself to blame. But even at salons there are vastly different methods used, so I suggest going somewhere that specializes in waxing, […]

Fri 01.11
Mandarin Oriental

Ultimate Spa Detox

I got back from Miami a few days ago and the transition from 70-something to 30-something degree weather has been brutal…already figuring out when I can head back next for a weekend! I was there over New Year, which was fantastic because it kind of felt like NYC was transplanted to Florida meaning I kept […]

Tue 11.27

June Jacobs Spa Collection: DIY Spa

High-end hotels started carrying the June Jacobs Spa Collection a few years ago – but rather than waiting for luxury to find you, why not make your own? Now that snow has started falling for some of you, I recommend a nice warm spa day – at home! Just pick up a few of these […]

Mon 10.22

Moana Lani Spa: Heaven on Earth

While in Hawaii, I escaped to the spa for the day. Escaped is probably the wrong word. It’s not like I needed further relaxation, but considering it’s the nicest spa on the island, I couldn’t resist! Moana Lani opened four years ago when Westin bought the property. The owners converted a restaurant to create the […]

Thu 09.27

Queen Helene Batherapy: Bring the Hot Springs Home

While in Taiwan over each summer, even in deathly humid heat, one of my favorite things to do is go to the sulfur hot springs. I truly believe in the health benefits, but even without them, time in a hot spring is good for the soul and purifying for the mind just because it is […]

Mon 08.13

Water Spa: Aire Ancient Bath

I’ll never tire of a basic deep tissue or Swedish massage, but when I heard that Aire Ancient Bath was opening its first U.S. location in Tribeca (it’s a Spanish chain, which launched in the ’90s inside a 16th century palace in Seville), I couldn’t wait to try it. The idea behind this uniquely luxurious […]

Thu 07.19

Banyan Tree Phuket Spa: Serenity Mine

I am at the Banyan Tree resort in Phuket, Thailand this week (yes luckiest girl on the planet, I agree!) recovering from a nasty Asian flu virus that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. It’s been almost two weeks and I am still not 100% recovered! We had planned this family vacation months before […]

Mon 02.13

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift: Kiawah Island Getaway

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, located 45min from Charleston, South Carolina Have you ever heard of Kiawah Island? If not you’ll likely be hearing all about it this summer if your husband/boyfriend/friends are into golf because the Kiawah Island Golf Resort is hosting the 2012 PGA Championship. Last week, before all the NYFW madness began, I […]

Wed 02.08

Chakra Rebalancing at Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa

One of my best friend’s mother is a spiritual healer, which as I’m sure you can imagine made most of us laugh when we were growing up! She always had yogis, spiritual advisers, gurus, and all kinds of what we back then considered oddball people over at their apartment — remember not only were we […]