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Sunshine State of Mind

The luxurious new spa at a renowned island resort celebrates its coastal connection with a variety of beach-inspired treatments, leaving guests savoring their place in the sun.
Known for its championship links, temperate climate, and kid-friendly activities, northeast Florida plays host to throngs of tourists year-round. With the recent debut of The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, savvy spa-goers now join the flocks of snowbirds, golf aficionados, and families who travel to the Atlantic shore for a healthy dose of sunshine and Southern hospitality. Measuring only 13 miles...

On a Grande Scale

One of the spa world's most distinguished dames combines Eastern modalities and Western therapies with a decidedlyHawaiian twist, offering spa-goers everything under the sun.
When it comes to superlatives, the island of Maui has many to boast. It offers more miles of swimmable beach than any other Hawaiian island, hosts the largest dormant volcano in the world, and is consistently rated one of the best Pacific islands by travel magazines. With its pristine azure beaches, seemingly endless sunny days, and an utterly perfect climate,...

Room to Breathe

A well-known spa brand brings its concept of fusing mind and body wellness to the Lone Star state with its first southern outpost.
In a state where the locals pride themselves on everything being bigger, the new kid on the block fits right in. Last September, Exhale Mind Body Spa added a 10,000-square-foot Dallas location to its already hearty portfolio of properties. While the minds behind Exhale have recognized that their formula for launching spas is successful, they did tweak the winning concept...

Escape to the Tropics

A modern spa in a historic Florida hotel offers guests a luxurious refuge above the city.
The pastel playground of South Beach can only entertain the perfectly primped and pedicured for so long. For those looking for an escape from their escape, a short 15-minute drive will take them from the pulsing nightlife and bustling café culture to Coral Gables, FL. This serene residential enclave, made up of sprawling esplanades and Mediterranean Revival architecture, is better...

Spotlight: New Products

1 SPA WALK-ABOUTS Simplify your inventory hassles with Spa Walk-Abouts from Perfect Image Footwear . Featuring durable 0.25-inch thick soles that perforate to fit any desired size, these hygienic and disposable slippers are skid resistant and waterproof for shower use. (800) 908-1111; www.flappers.org . 2 GIVE THE GOOD LIFE HOLIDAY TOTE Make holiday shopping easy for your clients by offering Spa Ritual 's Give the Good Life Holiday Tote. Packaged in a brocade cosmetic case, the gift features Epicurean, a...

On Sacred Ground

The first-class service at this haven in a majestic Arizona canyon offers more than just another day at the spa.
NO STONE IS EVER LEFT UNTURNED AT MII AMO, a desert oasis nestled in the natural slope of red rock mountains in Sedona, AZ. Although premiere spa-ing has been taken to a whole new pampering level at this luxe locale in Boynton Canyon, it doesn't sum up the entire Mii amo adventure. A Native American term for "journey," Mii amo...

Bluegrass Belle

Hotel patrons and neighbors alike enjoy the comforts of this charming southern spa.
As The Home Of The Most Revered Event In Horse Racing And the birthplace of the official bat of Major League Baseball, Louisville, KY, has left an indelible mark in the history books. This eponymous city, with a history as regal as its namesake (French monarch Louis XVI), still offers a glimpse of the past in the heart of it...

Steeping Beauty

As if we didn't have enough reasons to enjoy a healthy cup of tea, the creators of Tea Forté have now made the experience even better. Guests at both The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas and Sanctuary Spa (Paradise Valley, AZ) are indulging their palates with Tea Forté's premium teas. Whole tea leaves and rough-cut herbs are encased in a silk pyramid-shaped infuser, allowing each blend to steep freely and release its full flavor. Flavors range from the traditional, such...

Spotlight: New Products

Take a look at this month's editors' picks.
1 AGE INTERVENTION EYELASH To help your clients achieve a red carpet–ready look, offer Jan Marini Skin Research 's Age Intervention Eyelash. The easy-to-apply formula delivers fuller and longer lashes by catalyzing eyelash growth. (800) 347-2223; www.janmarini.com . 1 2 PANSY PERFECT Clients are sure to have a blooming love affair with Bonjour Fleurette 's Pansy Perfect Spa Fleurs sandals. An attractive retail item, these slippers offer comfort and style and can even be coordinated with polish colors and spa...

Spotlight: New Products

HOLIDAY 2005 FACE COLOR COLLECTION The Holiday 2005 Face Color Collection by Aveda helps clients put their best face forward on the party circuit this winter. The line includes Eye Color Singles and Duos in both cool and warm tones; Lip Color Concentrate SPF 15; Eye Definer; Lip Tint SPF 15; Lip Glaze; Face Accent; and a refillable lip color case. (800) 328-0849; www.aveda.com . MULTI-GLOSS KIT Made up of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics 's five top-selling shades, the Multi-Gloss Kit...

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