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Sweet Treats

Celebrate National Watermelon Day early with FarmHouse Fresh
In the summer, there are few things better than relaxing with a chilled drink at the end (or middle, or even beginning) of a hot day. As the temperatures climb above 90 in New York City, it’s the perfect time to break out the refreshing, fruity drinks that we all love, and next week on August 3rd, many are taking...

Better in Bold

Learn how to create the season's hottest eyebrow trends.
Bigger is better doesn’t often ring true when it comes to the spa industry. According to Mintel’s Color Cosmetics U.S. 2015 report, bigger is definitely better for brows. Clients with bold, groomed brows are garnering a lot of compliments and your spa can help them achieve award-winning arches. In fact, 25 percent of American women use eyebrow pencils and 19...

Tequila Time

Celebrate National Tequila Day with hot shot spa treatments
My dad had a saying: everyone loves tequila, until the night they stop loving tequila. Be that as it may, with National Tequila Day today, spas are offering guilt-free tequila treatments. We found a few fabulous (and hang-over free) treatments last year, but there’s always room for more! Check out this batch of spirited services. The Margarita Tequila Body Shot...

Bacteria for Beauty

Discover a new beauty company infusing its products with dirt
It was love at first spritz when I tried my first facial mist. Now, I never board a plane without it, and I have at least 10 varieties of hydration sprays in my cabinet. The moisturizing ingredients, sweet scents, and extra skincare benefits add up to a winning combination for me. What I sincerely hope is not included in any...

Manicure Masters

Find out how a specialty hotel concierge beautifies guests
It seems the only thing more common in New York City than Starbucks and Duane Reade is nail salons. Locals all have their favorite regular beauty spot, but what about visitors to the big apple? Guests at 70 Park Avenue, a Kimpton Hotel , don’t have to take chances with their nail needs. The hotel's new Manicure Concierge directs them...

Fit to Float

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Discover the newest surf fitness classes at a Puerto Rican resort
No matter how the waves roll in, the surf’s always up now in Puerto Rico at The Condado Plaza Hilton. Surfset, the surf-inspired fitness class gathering a loyal following, myself included, is now available at the San Juan hotel. For guests looking to have a blast while blasting calories, the cardio, strength, and balance workout is a perfect hang 10...

Relax with Roosevelt

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Roosevelt Baths & Spa celebrates its 80th anniversary with a walk down memory lane
I’m a bit of a history nerd, and I'm proud of it. I love learning about different historical events, figuring out what people were thinking and how they were acting. A night of history at a spa? Sign me up. This Wednesday, Roosevelt Baths & Spa at the Gideon Putnam (Saratoga Springs, NY) will host the Know Your Spa 80th...

Cream of the Crop

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with products and treatments inspired by this summer favorite
I can say without shame that I’m an ice cream junkie. For me, the time of year doesn’t matter—You can find me diving into a tub of Ben and Jerry’s in the middle of January. I will admit, however, that ice cream in the summer is a little more satisfying. That’s probably why National Ice Cream Day doesn’t take place...

Nautical and Nice

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Check out this nautical manicure from Essie that transports finger tips to the high seas in a snap
One of the items on my summer to-do list is to go sailing. I'm perfectly content as a passenger on any size sailboat, but a lesson and the opportunity to play captain would be even better. For those near the shore, sailboats are a common sight floating through the harbors. They remind me of calm seas and a sense of...

Free and Clear

Learn about how an Austin spa is celebrating marriage equality with free facials
Though politics can cause great divides and heated debates, community support has been widespread for marriage equality across the country after the SCOTUS groundbreaking ruling last month. Spas are on board and spreading the love too. Beleza Medspa (multiple locations in Austin) is providing a celebration for same-sex couples by way of clear, glowing skin. The medical spa is offering...