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Rancho La Puerta To Offer Two Family Weeks in August

Families can head to The Ranch for one of two family focused weeks this summer.
For me, Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico) has always been about family. I’ve been lucky enough to have been a guest there several times, and each time, I’ve been accompanied by at least one member of my family. My mother has joined me three times, and my dad came with us the last time. While visiting The Ranch as a...

An Editor's Obsession: Crystal Purse Hooks

Add a little sparkle to your retail area with these fancy hooks.
I am somewhat obsessed with purses (I can't walk past Cole Haan without stopping in), so when I first learned about the ingenious little invention of purse hooks, I was...well...hooked. And now I have discovered the cutest styles of purse hooks from Luxe Link on rsvpinstyle.com. My favorite is this Swarovkski Crystal Luxe Link folding hook, which is sure to...

Oasis Spa Teams Up With The Carlton Hotel For Two Prettifying Packages

What New Partnership is Giving Brides and Girlfriends a Beauty Break?
Wanting to give brides and girlfriends a place to be pampered, primped, and prepared for either the big day or a big night out on the town, The Carlton hotel and Oasis Day Spa have partnered together to create the new Bridal Beauty (starting at $1, 549) and Girlfriend Going Out (starting at $939) packages at The Carlton. Brides can...

Dr. Weil Offers Summer Footcare Advice

Get tips to help keep clients feet healthy this season.
While I do, actually know better, I will admit that I pretty much live in flip flops all summer long. Due to the fact that I live in New York City and the fact that I’m a complete germaphobe, I do my best to take care of my feet, in spite of this bad practice, and I am always thankful...

A Therapist to the Stars Delivers a Massage with Bite

A Therapist Adds a Little Something Extra to Make Her Massages Rock-Star Worthy
While I've certainly met my share of rock star massage therapists who know how to manipulate a muscle, I've yet to encounter the rock star massage therapist who bites. Fortunately, thanks to Ann Abel's inciteful reporting for Well+GoodNYC , I didn't have to succumb to that particular fate. Then again, there might be something to it considering the rock stars...

Well-Being and Medical Travel Conference Features Reality Show Contestant

What better guest speaker to discuss health and fitness than a contestant from "The Biggest Loser?"
I have been a fan of the hit TV show "The Biggest Loser" since season one (It's now completing season 13). Although it is considered "reality television," the show actually helps contestants not only lose weight in a huge way but also inspires them, and viewers, to lead a healthier lifestyle. So it is a perfect fit having one of...

GoRecess Gives Workout Junkies Access to the Classes They Want

Simplify Your Workout Options With a New Website.
Like most people, I find the gym can get a bit monotonous at times. While I try to mix up my routine with a variety of classes, I still find myself losing interest. It could be the fact that my gym's selection of classes haven't changed all that much throughout the years. That's why I was thrilled to discover GoRecess...

Guests Can Unwind and Unplug at The Westin Riverfront in Beaver Creek

A new package encourages visitors to take a break from technology.
Last winter, my friend and I took a ski vacation to Colorado, where we spent a few days staying at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain just outside of Vail. While we were there, we totally left the rest of the world behind and spent our days on the slopes, walking around the quaint village, eating...

Wellness Travel Trend Report for 2012/2013

JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers predicts wellness travel trends for 2012-2013
Take note: another great wellness travel trend report has been released. This time, JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers, the president and founder of Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates and a longtime leader in hospitality, has released a roundup of experiences that are gaining a new wave of popularity amongst wellness travelers for 2012 and 2013. “Over the past two decades, the concept of spa has...

FDA Pushes Back New Sunscreen Regulations

Find Out Why the New Rules are Being Delayed
If you've been eagerly anticipating the new sunscreen label changes that were scheduled to be introduced this summer, you'll have to wait a bit longer. The FDA is giving sunscreen manufacturers a bit of a reprieve and extending the deadline to December 17, 2012. Small manufacturers get until December 2013 to implement the new regulations. The delay is on account...

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