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Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Introduces a Sweet Retreat

Discover a Retreat That Sounds Too Good to Be True
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand. A gorgeous paradise, it seemed almost too good to be true. In keeping with that sentiment, the resort recently introduced a new four-day wellness retreat that sounds too good to be true, as well. The Paradise in Balance Retreat (starting at $3,000 based...

Casa Madrona Debuts Sip, Savor & Spa Package

New lunchtime package combines the best of three worlds.
American Spa ’s New York City office is located in a rather dreary part of midtown Manhattan with lots of office buildings and not many great options for lunch. As such, my colleagues and I often find ourselves eating lunch at our desks and bemoaning the state of our sorry homemade sandwiches. After reading about a fun new package at...

August is Designated National Hair Loss Awareness Month

Learn How Many Are Affected With Hair Thinning or Loss
Although my hair has always been the least of my worries, I must admit, I do sometimes feel cause for concern. On a recent trip to New Zealand, I felt as if I was pulling out half of it everytime I went to put a brush or comb through it. I don't know if it was the stress of travel...

Drybar Offers Marilyn Monroe Tribute

New hairstyle honors the silver screen icon.
Just the other day, I came across the following fun girl power quote from Marilyn Monroe—“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition”—and I was reminded how much I love her movies, her style, and her spirit. Turns out, the folks at Drybar feel the same way. August 5 marks the 50th anniversary of her death, and as...

The Oaks at Ojai Introduces Water Week

What Spa Is Inviting Guests To Dive Into their Workouts?
While I've never been a water baby, I am a fan of the results a great water workout can have on the body. And I must admit, watching the Olympic swim competition has certainly inspired me to consider diving back into the pool. That's part of the reason Water Week, slated for October 6 through 14, at The Oaks at...

Minx Nails Help Athletes Express their Love of Country

How are Olympic Athletes Showing their Team Spirit?
Obsessed with the Olympics like most of the country, I can't help but appreciate the lengths people go to express their patriotism. While I find grills a definite beauty don't, I think it would have been amusing had Team USA gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte been allowed to wear his $25,000 custom red, white, and blue diamond-encrusted grill on the...

Elemis & Bliss Offer ‘Ahh’-lympian Massage

Spa-goers can get into the Olympic spirit with a limited-time treatment.
The Olympics are in full swing, and many wannabe atheletes are inspired to get moving. To help soothe those sore muscles and get guests into the spirit of the games, Elemis is offering a special ‘Ahh’-lympian Massage ($70, 30 minutes) at Bliss spas in New York City and Hoboken, NJ. from July 26 through August 31. This limited edition treatment...

Aveda Introduces New Virtual Makeover App

Know Any Commitment-Phobes in Need of a New Look?
Although I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to food and travel, I can't really say the same when referring to my personal style. Even going from day to night, I can't say my look changes all that dramatically. That isn't to say I don't sometimes have an overwhelming desire to color my hair red or opt for a cute cropped...

Tyra Lowman, Senior Director of Spa Brands at Hilton Worldwide, Hosts Chat on Global Spa Trends

Want to Learn More About Upcoming Spa Trends?
Last week, we brought you news of "Emerging Global Spa Trends," a new Hilton Blue Paper released by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Outlining insights from industy experts, the report provides interesting insight into the spa industry and even includes a survey of 6,000 respondents from Australia, China, Great Britain, and the United States to...

Cornelia Spa Returns to Manhattan

High-end spa debuts at The Surrey.
The Surrey Hotel is one my favorites in the city, so when I received news that the hotel recently teamed up with a new spa partner, I was excited to learn more. Turns out, Cornelia Spa , a luxurious retreat that got its start in Manhattan several years ago, is returning to the Big Apple and making a new home...