Editors' Perspective

Are You Inspired?

DIscover the power of inspirational items.
The past two weeks have been beyond hectic for me. I have spent every morning traveling all the way downtown to serve on the grand jury for four hours before taking two subways to get to work. And because we are shipping our March issue, there have been quite a few late nights at the office. By the time I...

Phoenix Area Spas Spice Things Up for Valentine’s Day

Desert spa-goers can find plenty of romantic options.
I find Arizona to be a rather romantic place, due partly to the fact that I was married at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North last December at and will now always see it as a place that makes me think of my big day. Turns out, I’m not the only one who finds it a perfect place...

Well+Good Releases Top Fitness and Wellness Trends for 2012

Find Out What's New In the World of Wellness
I’m often asked about industry trends. And after more than a decade covering the industry, I must admit, it’s not always as easy as it once was to come up with a few. It sometimes seems like it’s all been done before. Then again, perhaps being involved in the industry from its infancy has raised my expectations based on the...

OPI Introduces Six Ballet-Inspired Shades

Could a New Dance-Inspired Shade Give Ballet Slippers a Bit of Competition?
It’s not always easy to be creative on demand. In fact, it’s rarely, if ever, easy. That’s why I’m always impressed by the ingenuity expressed by nailcare companies in naming their new polishes. Looking for inspiration in that department, OPI partnered with the New York City Ballet to create six new additions to its SoftShades collection. New York City Ballet...

Tackling Tax Time!

Make the most of your 2011 and 2012 deductions with these helpful strategies.
I am the first to admit that I am not a whiz when it comes to personal finance. In fact, my grandfather has done my taxes every year since I was about 18, and it generally takes at least three calls from grandpa before I get serious about preparing for tax time. Inevitably, I discover too late that I could...

Canyon Ranch Introduces Workout DVD

Bring the Ranch Home with a New Fitness DVD
I must admit, after seeing Jane Fonda on the red carpet at the recent Golden Globes, I was tempted to dig out my old Jane Fonda workout tapes. She has certainly discovered the fountain of youth. Unfortunately, like my old VCR, I'm sure they're long gone. I was reminded, however, that it's not always necessary to pay a pretty penny...

Deborah Szekely to Celebrate 90th Birthday in May

The visionary founder of Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door shares her thoughts on 90 inspiring years of life.
I am an enormous fan of Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. In fact, I have visited this incredible healing haven several times, and after each visit, I am completely inspired. As such, I think Deborah Szekely, The Ranch’s co-founder and the founder of Golden Door , is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. She is an...

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa Gives the Heart a Little Love This February

Discover How One Spa Is Helping Guests Get Heart Healthy
Several years ago my dad went in for a routine checkup. Unfortunately, the physical was deemed about as routine as they come when he was told he would need bypass surgery, one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S. Considering the fact that heart disease is a leading cause of death, it should come as no surprise that...

Drybar Opens Second NYC Location

Midtown Manhattanites can now get luscious locks in their own neighborhood.
Like most curly-haired girls, I enjoy a good blowout from time to time. But ever since I got bangs, blowouts have become more of a necessity than a luxury. Because of this, I was thrilled when I just received an invitation to attend the opening of the second NYC Drybar this Thursday. Located inside Le Parker Meridien (which makes it...

VH Spa for Vitality + Health Introduces Sunday Fun Day

Discover a New Way to Ease Work Day Woes For Your Spa-goers
While most people spend the better part of their Sundays dreading the upcoming work week, guests at VH Spa for Vitality + Health can put the day to better use with the Spa Party Package. Available through the end of 2012, the package includes 90 minutes of treatment time and a drink for just $99 (regularly priced $190). Guests can...

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