Editors' Perspective

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...

Woodstock Inn & Resort Introduces Women's Wellness Package

Looking for a Good Time to Plan a Weekend in New England?
Last fall, I visited the Woodstock Inn & Resort (VT) during peak fall foliage season. It was a fabulous time for a road trip through Vermont. Although the leaves won't be changing any time soon, the resort is giving spa-goers another reason to visit this spring, April 27 - 29, with the introduction of the Women's Wellness Package (starting at...

CryBaby Brings Smiles to Lash-Challenged Clients

An editor test drives a semi-permanent mascara.
Perhaps it’s a case of always wanting what you don’t have, but I am obsessed with eyelashes. Without makeup, my blond lashes are pretty much invisible, so you name the mascara, lash extensions, or fake lashes, and I’ve tried them. So when I was invited to sample CryBaby , a professionally applied semi-permanent mascara, I was thrilled. Yesterday, I headed...

There is a Reason it is Called Work

A common misconception is that those of us working in the spa industry get paid just to be pampered.
As the managing editor at American Spa , I realize how fortunate I am to have a job I love, working in a fascinating industry filled with amazing people. I appreciate on a daily basis the fact that I consider all of my co-workers great friends (in fact, we probably spend more time together outside of work than we do...

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. Celebrates Spring with New Cherry-Themed Package and Treatment Special

Discover How One Spa is Springing Into the New Season
This past weekend, I couldn't help but notice the cherry blossoms in my Brooklyn neighborhood. Although it's a bit earlier than usual, I look forward to watching them bloom each spring. Today marks the advent of the spring season and with it comes a new Cherry Blossom Centennial package (starting at $395) from the Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. The package...

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