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Bernardus Spa Gets in the Spirit of Fungi Season

Mushrooms are at the heart of a fun new spa offering.
I don’t particularly care for mushrooms, but mushroom hunting, decked out in festive fall garb and following a foraging pig or dog, has always seemed like a fun thing to do. So I’m loving the new fungi-focused fall offerings from Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, CA. In honor of the seasonal forage for local porcinis, chanterelles, and candy caps, the...

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...

Spa Claremont Combines Tango & Spa

Argentinean-inspired services celebrate a popular tango weekend.
Guest of The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa (Berkeley, CA) can experience a total tango immersion next month during the October Tango Dance Weekend, which takes place Oct. 26-28. The weekend allows dancers of all skill levels to choose from more than 15 activities at the historic hotel , including dance classes led by industry veterans, milongas, and an Argentinean...

Unleash Your Inner Designer with Noel Asmar

New contest is seeking ideas for a new spa uniform.
Are you a closet fashionista with a flair for design? Then get your sketch pad ready and create what you think is the perfect spa uniform as part of Noel Asmar Uniform ’s new design contest. This quick contest ends October 15, so submit a hand-drawn or computer generated picture of your drawing to marketing@noelasmar.com . The winner will receive...

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...

Introducing the Apple Lover’s Cookbook

This scrumptious new cookbook is the perfect pick for your spa’s retail area.
Like many of your spa clients, one of my favorite fall activities is apple picking. Each autumn, my husband, my dog, Winston, and I head to the orchards and come home with a trunk full of apples. Unfortunately, we also tend to buy way too many and find ourselves at a loss for what to do with them. This year,...

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...

Ritz Coconut Grove Celebrates 10 Years with $10 Treatments

Spa-goers can cash in on the hotel's anniversary with spa and other specials.
I'm a big fan of celebrating milestones, as are the folks at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami . October 8 marks the resort's 10th anniversary, and to celebrate, travelers and local guests are invited to partake in a variety of festivities and reap the rewards, including a renovated lobby lounge, a 10-year commemorative event, and $10 specialty priced meals, cocktails,...

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