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The Metropole ESPA Monte-Carlo is Set to Debut New Greek-Inspired Menu

Discover What Fashion Designer is Behind the Theme of the New Menu
Years ago, I visited Monaco, which proved to be as glamorous as I had imagined. While all the hotels were sights to behold, I developed an affinity for one in particular, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo . At the time, the hotel had just opened a new ESPA, which I didn't think could be improved upon. However, times change, and it seems...

Celebs Share Their Favorite Products as Part of a Monthly Club

Discover How to Live Like a Celebrity
Men have been on my mind a lot lately. I should preface that by saying that our upcoming November issue, which we're working on now, focuses on male spa-goers. That's why when I got an email about the 12SOCIETY , I just had to share. A member's club, 12SOCIETY involves celebs, such as Nick Cannon, Michael Strahan, and Nas, selecting...

VH Spa for Vitality + Health Helps Spa-Goers Find Their Mid-Week Mojo

Learn How to Keep Your Treatment Rooms Filled Throughout the Week
While it's no surprise that your appointment books are probably a bit emptier mid-week than on the weekends, there are a number of steps you can take to make those Wednesday and Thursday appointments a bit more enticing. For instance, take a page from the VH Spa for Vitality + Health at the Hotel Valley Ho (Scottsdale, AZ). The spa...

Spas Offer Promotions in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It's Not Too Late to Help Fight Breast Cancer
It's hard to believe that September is already more than half over. Soon it'll be October, and spas across the country will be offering a host of services in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month . For instance, The Spa at Flamingo and The Spa at Harrah's Las Vegas will offer special pricing on signature treatments Oct. 2 through Oct...

Thai Temptation

Unbridaled bliss is on the menu at this secluded and idyllic resort spa.
Overlooking the Andaman Sea and its enthralling islands, Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Krabi, Thailand) is a heavenly hideaway. A pioneer on many frontiers, it is the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the world. Reserve properties are designed to be a refuge from the expected. They feature one-of-a-kind boutique resorts in stunning locations and have their own distinct personalities and a...

Northern Michigan Spas Introduce Wine & Spa Tour

Discover What Spas Are Giving Back to Their Community
Last month, I returned to my roots with a visit to northern Michigan, where I spent many happy summers back in the day. While there, I had a chance to visit The Spa at Boyne Highlands (Harbor Springs, MI), Spa Grand Traverse at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (Acme, MI), and Astor's Spa and Salon at the Grand Hotel (Mackinac...

An Editor Goes Under a Laser for Skin Rejuvenation

Learn What Laser Genesis Can Do
Like most people, I have issues with my skin. If it's not one thing, it's another. Needless to say, such thinking explains why I'm always on the hunt for new treatments to either prevent breakouts, improve skin elasticity, or just leave my skin looking better in some way, shape, or form. Recently, I had the opportunity to experience Laser Genesis...

Corbu Spa & Salon Offers Free Treatments to Introduce A New Product Line

Discover a Great Way to Introduce a New Line
Last year around this time, I had the opportunity to visit Corbu Spa & Salon at The Charles Hotel (Cambridge, MA). The new spa was a first for the historic hotel. This month, the spa is celebrating its one-year anniversary and introducing Eminence Organic Skin Care to its guests. To mark the new launch, the spa is offering guests a...

Hydrotherapy Healing

Discover How A Bath Really Can Take Away the Pain.
Although I'm always writing about the healing benefits of hydrotherapy, I don't think I truly appreciated them until very recently. After suffering contact dermatitis from a run-in with some poison ivy or similarly harmful plant in the Hamptons, I finally got to experience therapeutic benefits that extend beyond just relaxation. Needless to say, the outcome of my run-in wasn't painless...

Exhale at the Fairmont Santa Monica Introduces a Three-Day Core Fusion Retreat

Head to the Beach for a Get Fit Weekend
Last year, I experienced my first Exhale Core Fusion class, and I must say I was hooked. Next weekend, September 14-16, fans of the workout can opt for a three-day Core Fusion adventure, complete with live music, stand-up paddleboarding, yoga, spa treatments, and specially selected meals using farm-fresh ingredients at Exhale at the Fairmont Santa Monica . Needless to say,...

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