Wed 07.20

Spa Weekend in Miami: Mandarin Oriental, Canyon Ranch, and Aveda Spa

Seriously I think I need to temporarily hibernate in South Beach this coming winter. My parents have had a condo smack in the middle of all the action for nearly a decade now and this past weekend was my first time staying at their place. It sounds crazy now that I think about it, but […]

Tue 07.19

Boracay Shangri-La, The Chi Spa

I just got back from a beach vacation to the Philippines at the Boracay Shangri-la. Truly amazing and otherworldly gorgeous. This Shangri-la lived up to its name for sure! Of course, a trip to the spa (or 2) was a must, especially after a long travel day (plane, car, boat and finally golf cart to […]

Mon 06.20

Beach Body Works: A Holistic Day Spa in Redondo Beach

Sometimes a friend makes a recommendation and it sounds great but you never follow through on it. And then there are those times when the universe does everything to ensure you do follow through. Like when my friend Allison talked about getting a holistic body wrap detox at Beach Body Works and I immediately picked […]

Wed 05.04

Massage Envy: Good When You Need It

Massage Envy is a massage studio conveniently located in your nearest strip mall. It is a franchise of over 300 studios. It has a store front that is not all that appealing so, like me, you will probably pass by it for years and never consider getting a massage there. I finally relented after hearing […]

Tue 04.19

Decléor Aromessence Spa Relax Balm: No Masseuse Required

Today was one of those days I was just not ready for. I would have preferred to spend the entire day in bed. But instead of whining and having a horrible day, I decided to take charge. I doused my body with Decéor‘s Aromessence Spa Relax Balm and spent twenty minutes relaxing. Although a massage […]

Wed 10.20

Cowshed Spa at Soho House NY

I got a Hot Stone massage a couple of weeks ago at the “Cowshed Spa” at Soho House New York Hotel (compliments of the hotel, yes I’m one lucky girl) and it was just the respite I needed during my hectic 3 day whirlwind trip. Have you tried Hot Stone massages before? It’s one of […]

Tue 09.28

We Care Spa – A Detox Retreat

We have all heard about detox. It makes sense to us, sure we would like to remove toxins from our body. Sounds like a good idea, right? But have you really thought about why you need to detox? It may seem that our bodies are designed to naturally detox, that’s what most of our organs […]

Mon 09.27

Spa Snob: Spa Chatwal by Kashwere

I am a major Spa Snob (why are you surprised?!).  Friends have tried to convince me that a massage is a massage no matter where you get it but I disagree (I will never go to any of those strip mall massage parlors no matter how cheap it is!)– I need the whole spa experience […]

Wed 07.21

The Dry Bar, a Blowdry Bar

I wish this place was down the street from me! If they open one, I would be there twice a week! The Dry Bar is a blowout only salon and it includes the wash for only $35. Maybe I got lucky and had the talented Rudy do my blowout but when I looked around, everyone’s […]