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Miraval Introduces Summer Chef Series

Three celeb chefs share their secrets at this popular destination spa
Involved in two cooking clubs, I think it's safe to say I enjoy spending time in the kitchen. That's why I was so excited to hear about the new Summer Chef Series at Miraval (Tucson). Offered for one weekend in June, July, and August, Chef's Night In features celebrity chefs Jody Adams (June 28-30), Brooke Williamson (July 19-21), and Alex...

Rosemary May Increase Memory by 75 Percent

Get the scoop on this healing herb from Aromandina's Cristina Proano-Carrion.
I’m coming off a rather busy time that involves attending two trade shows, the closing of the year’s biggest issue of American Spa , and the planning of a summer family trip. One thing I’ve learned about myself is that when I get busy, I get forgetful. Just this week, I’ve forgotten my keys, my cell phone, and the names...

Dolder Grand Introduces Meet Me at Midnight Spa Package

Discover how one spa is letting guests enjoy all its amenities after hours
I've always thought that spas with extended hours were on to something. Being a self-described type-A personality who enjoys being on the go, I like to pack my days with as many activities as there are hours. As a result, it can sometimes be difficult to find time for a spa treatment or two. However, the new Meet Me at...

Real Numbers on Esthetician Compensation

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit team gets real about employee compensation.
As an industry, one of the most talked-about topics is employee compensation. With this in mind, I wanted to share this excellent recent post from the team at the Global Spa & Wellness Summit’s blog as it relates to esthetician compensation. Enjoy! Compensation is, in most markets, the single biggest expense in spa business operations. This makes sense – after...

Skincando Gives Back Through Operation Sand Flea

Discover a skincare line that is truly ready to do battle.
Always happy to share a great story, I often find myself just as interested in how a skincare company got its start as in the products themselves. Recently, I learned of a company called Skincando , which was created by licensed esthetician and organic beauty specialist Sara Damelio. After finding herself unemployed, Damelio began experimenting at home with a KitchenAid...

OPI and My Case Couture Partner Up to Launch Six iPhone Cases with Matching Nail Lacquer

Discover the ultimate matching accessory
Because I no longer have an iPhone (I traded mine in for a Droid), I must admit to being a bit disappointed that I have no use for the new colorful iPhone Cases from My Case Couture and OPI . Partnering with the popular nailcare company, My Case Couture has introduced six cases with free matching mini bottles of OPI...

Global Spa Trends & Innovations

Check out Lisa Starr’s latest report on the top industry trends.
As spa professionals, we all love a good trend report. Last week, I was introduced to one more excellent industry analysis courtesy of Wynne Business ’s Lisa Starr at Spatec Spring . She was the event’s keynote speaker, and she created an excellent report based on her vast industry knowledge and world travels. Among the her picks for the hottest...

Trump SoHo Helps Spa-Goers Sparkle

New promotions pair diamonds and spa.
For spa-goers who love a little bling, Trump SoHo New York is proving to be a girl’s best friend, thanks to the Diamonds for Diamonds package and spa promotion. The Diamonds for Diamonds overnight package includes a one-night stay in a spacious Penthouse suite, $50 off a Balancing Diamonds Massage at The Spa at Trump SoHo, and 50 percent savings...

Carlsbad, CA, Launches City's First Wellness Weekends Promotion

Discover how one town is promoting its wellness roots
Long known as a wellness retreat thanks to the discovery of a mineral spring in 1882, Carlsbad, CA, is pulling out all the stops when it comes to cementing its reputation as a healthy destination by offering a host of Wellness Weekends at various resorts and spas throughout the month of May. The Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa ,...

The Spa at Stoweflake Introduces Balanced Life Retreat

Learn how one spa is teaching guests how not to let hormones get the best of them
At least once a week I think to myself that it's time for a reboot. It's been several years since my last one, and since then, I've fallen back into some old bad habits, such as unhealthy snacking and such. When I visited Chiva-Som (Hua Hin, Thailand) years ago, it was just the getaway I needed to clear my head...