Editors' Perspective

Mother's Day Survey Reveals Spa Services on the Rise as Ideal Gift

Give the Gift of Spa this Mother's Day
If you haven't given any thought yet as to what to get your mom for Mother's Day then a recent survey might just give you some ideas. It may also inspire you to roll out a few Mother's Day specials. According to the annual Brand Keys Mother's Day Survey, total spending is estimated to reach nearly $17.2 billion. The New...

OKA b. Helps Clients Look, Feel, And Do Good

This Stylish Sandal Company Gives Back.
Last weekend, I set aside a day for the dreaded wardrobe switch, where I put all of my winter sweaters, wool coats, and snow boots into storage and replace them with cute little dresses, T-shirts, and flip flops. (Maybe this is just a New York City thing, but it is what most of us are forced to do when living...

SpaExec Takes Manhattan

Find Our What Challenges Urban Spa Operators Face
Yesterday, managing editor Nanci McArdle and I (pictured here with Yotel's resident mascot) attended the sixth annual SpaExec event at Yotel New York . This popular networking event involved a vendor showcase; a keynote speech on Expanding an Iconic Brand by George Lopez, general manager for the recently opened flagship Red Door Spa in New York City; and a panel...

Finding Solace at the Spa

Discover How One Editor Deals with an Unexpected Travel Hiccup
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand. If you've see the Hangover 2, you might recognize the location, as many of the scenes were filmed there. It's a stunning property with a gorgeous new ESPA . The spa was a definite highlight of my stay especially after the resort had to...

Earth Month Specials Take Center Stage

Discover How Some Spas Are Celebrating Earth Month
While it's important to be environmentally minded each and every day of the year, it's nice to shine a spotlight on various product companies and spas that are putting forth a particular effort to celebrate Earth Month in April. Some specials that recently caught my eye rely on Primavera , a natural and organic skincare company that has adopted a...

An Editor Gets Lasered at New York City's Pulse Laser Skincare Center

Discover How One Editor Is Saying Goodbye to Unwanted Hair.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Pulse Laser Skincare Center (New York City). Although I’ve had my share of laser hair removal sessions, I have to say this was one of the most hassle-free. The spa uses the Candela GentleLASE, which features the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD). The fact that it could treat a large...

Spa Walden Introduces a Spa and Sushi Night

Where Do Sushi and Spa Go Together?
It wasn't until I moved to New York City that I developed a taste for sushi. Now, I probably eat it at least once a week. Any more often and I start to worry about mercury poisoning. Consumed in moderation, however, I find it a healthy option. It's not often though that you find it offered in spas. That's why...

Underground at Le Parker Meridien to Entice NYC

Cool new wellness concept is on the horizon.
I always love it when someone takes a unique approach to spa and wellness. So I was thrilled when I got the chance to check out the cool new space at Le Parker Meridien on 56 th Street in New York City. I love the idea—basically any fitness, beauty, and wellness goals can be achieved at this subterranean one-stop-shop. There,...

Guerlain Spa Introduces Final Four Specials

What Spa is Celebrating March Madness?
While I'm not a huge basketball fan, I recently found myself succumbing to a bit of Lin-sanity. I must admit though that I'm a fairweather fan. I'd much rather be spa-ing. That's why Guerlain Spa 's basketball-themed treatments and packages at The Roosevelt Hotel (New Orleans) sound so appealing. The specials are in celebration of New Orleans hosting The Final...

American Spa Blisses Out at My Blend by Clarins in Paris

A staffer relaxes for her birthday at Le Royal Monceau–Raffles Paris.
Last week, my husband and I spent a few days in Paris celebrating my 40th birthday. It was our first return to Paris together since our honeymoon 15 years earlier, so we were very excited. When I travel, I always bring my running shoes, just in case. And since I am currently training for a half marathon, I was hoping...

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