Editors' Perspective

The BodyHoliday Launches a September Solo Retreat

Discover an Individual Retreat That is More Akin to a Girlfriends' Getaway
A longtime fan of solo retreats, I've traveled much of the world on my own. One of my most life-changing experiences was at the highly regarded Chiva-Som (Hua Hin, Thailand) where I felt anything but alone thanks to a group of likeminded spa-goers I immediately bonded with over dinner at the spa's popular Talker Table. A good friend of mine...

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...

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...

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...

Exhale Mind Body Spa at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Introduces Beyonce-Themed Boot Camp

As I've said before, I'm a sucker for boot camp. My newest obsession is a special Beyonce-themed Boot Camp at Exhale Mind Body Spa at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows (Santa Monica, CA). Appropriately titled Bed, Bask & Beyonce, the booty-licious boot camp inspired by pop diva Beyonce Knowles invites all the single (and taken) ladies to shimmy and shake...

Get Smooth Moves with Keratherapy

An editor finally straightens up with a revolutionary smoothing system.
This morning changed my life. Or, at least it changed my life for the next three months. As I've mentioned before on this blog, my unruly hair is a source of contention for me. When I don't have time to get a professional blowout, I usually find myself just throwing it back in a ponytail and calling it a day,...

Miraval Introduces New Life In Balance Spa

Interested in a Deal That's Too Good To Resist?
Several years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Miraval (Tucson, AZ). It was a fantastic few days in which I experienced the highly touted Equine Experience and one of the best and most educational massages I've received to date. After undergoing an extensive renovation, the property recently debuted its new Life in Balance Spa. In celebration, Miraval is offering...

A Loss Highlights the Healing Havens Spas Have the Potential to Be

Discover Another Reason To Love Spas
Earlier today, I learned that a neighbor from my childhood had passed away unexpectedly. Although I hadn't seen her in years, I couldn't help but be profoundly affected by the news. I grew up with her children, and the time I spent in her home probably rivaled the amount spent in my own. With Mother's Day just a week away,...

New Editor Obsession: OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps

Easy to apply, long-lasting strips offer a magnificent mani.
If you’ve been reading our blog over the past few years, you’ll know that we here at American Spa are a little obsessed with nails. From nail gels to fun lacquer names, we’re always experimenting with and commenting on what’s new in nails. So when OPI ’s new Pure Lacquer Nail Apps arrived at the office yesterday, we were all...

VH Spa for Vitality + Health Delivers a Dose of Mid-Week Mojo

Discover What Spa is Helping Guests Spend Less Mid-Week
Mid-week can be challenging for most people, yours truly included. That's why I love the new deal from VH Spa for Vitality + Health (Scottsdale, AZ), which offers discounted rates on its most requested services every Wednesday and Thursday. For example, the 60-minute Ultimate Pedicure, regularly priced at $75, is only $50 on Wednesday and Thursday. Spa-goers can also add...

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