Editors' Perspective

Sphatika Helps Spa-goers Celebrate Their Birthdays

Find out how one spa encourages pampering during a birthday month.
Earlier today, I received a call from someone at Sphatika (New York City) wishing me an early happy birthday. Although my birthday isn't for another couple of weeks, the call was to let me know that I'm eligible for 20 percent off all treatments and products throughout March, my birthday month. It was a welcome surprise, as I don't even...

Buccament Bay Resort Tempts Spa-goers to Get in Shape With Luxury Boot Camp

Discover Where Boot Camp and Luxury Mix.
While boot camp is not for everyone, I’ve always been a fan. In fact, I used to regularly skip out on fun Friday lunches with the American Spa girls just so I could take part in a rather brutal boot camp class at my local gym. While there was nothing luxurious about it, I’m sure the Luxury Boot Camp just...

Good News! Spa Biz Rebounds in Q4 of 2011

New PBA report finally shows increases after three quarters of decline
I love to be the bearer of good news, particularly when it comes to the economy and spa. So, I'm thrilled to pass along a report from the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) regarding the fourth quarter of 2011 for the spa and salon industry. Guess what? We're finally showing a rebound! Driven by stronger sales and traffic levels and a...

A Heartfelt Reminder

What Spa, Treatment, or Product Gets Your Heart Beating?
While it’s easy to think of today as just another Hallmark holiday, there is no denying the fact that Valentine’s Day helps remind us to celebrate the love in our lives. For those of us involved in the spa industry, there is certainly plenty to love. From a favorite treatment to a beloved therapist, it’s not hard to find something...

The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa Serves Up Nocturnal Nurturing

Spa-goers Love the Nightlife at this After-Hours Spa
Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. And there are few places that inspire romance better than the Maldives. Of course, I wouldn’t really know considering that I was single when I visited the islands and had one of my best friends in tow. Fortunately, she is always a great “date” no matter what the occasion be...

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...

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