Editors' Perspective

A Spa Weekend in New England

An Editor Falls for the Woodstock Inn & Resort
Although I’ve wanted to visit the Woodstock Inn & Resort since it first opened, I never found the time until very recently. When I realized that the year’s end was fast approaching and that I had vacation days to use or lose, I decided to hit the road. In fact, I chose this past weekend to visit. The fact that...

Celebrating Happy Hour

Discover How Happy Hour Can Boost Your Business
Like most people I know, I’m a fan of happy hour. Not only is it an ideal way for restaurants and bars to entice new and repeat customers, it is also a great idea for spas looking to do the same. I recently came across a new threading happy hour at Sumita Beauty (Las Vegas). Every Tuesday and Wednesday from...

Say Goodbye to Dry Skin with VMV Hypoallergenics's Moisture Milk

An editor ends her quest to find the perfect moisturizer.
As an editor for American Spa , a slew of beauty and health products come across my desk on a daily basis. And while I do enjoy trying new things, there are some tried-and-true products that I usually won't substitute. So when I left my normal face moisturizer and my sister's house last weekend, I reluctantly went into my beauty...

Customer Service—It Isn't What It Used to Be

Is Customer Service a Lost Art?
While I don't consider myself to be an especially demanding customer, I do expect to be acknowledged and treated with respect. Unfortunately, it seems that many businesses I rely on have forgotten the fundamentals of good customer service. I spent this past summer writing complaints to Hampton Jitney, a bus service that transports travelers from New York City to the...

Celebrating the Democratization of Spas

Spa Week is Coming to Town.
Yesterday, I attended the Spa Week Media Party in celebration of next week’s annual Fall Spa Week Event (Oct 10-16), which offers $50 treatments at participating spas. There, I was joined by a host of health, beauty, and fashion media professionals in experiencing the world of spa. From complimentary chair massages to accupuncture treatments and more, attendees like myself got...

Stopping the Clock

An editor finally stops worrying about her deepening worry lines.
I’ve always been pretty low-maintenance when it comes to beauty regimens, preferring the most natural route whenever possible. I’ve also never thought much about Botox and dermal fillers until lately when a couple of lines decided to take up permanent residence on my forehead. While the occasional furrowed brow isn’t necessarily cause for concern, a permanently furrowed one most definitely...

Suite Spa Transforms In-Room Spa Treatments

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Suite Spa Cart Makes In-room Services Sweeter
Several years ago, I visited a Caribbean-based resort that was still developing its spa concept. Although it had been open for years, it had always relied on in-room treatments to make up for the fact that it didn’t have a spa. I experienced one of those in-room treatments while I was there and promptly realized that I wasn’t altogether comfortable...

Elements Spa Opens Exclusively to Residents on Manhattan's Upper East Side

Residents can experience spa treatments without ever having to leave their own building.
In Manhattan, there is an unspoken, subtle rivalry between those living on Upper East Side and those on the Upper West Side. I am an UWS girl, and I love my neighborhood. I will even go as far to say that, for me, I couldn't see myself living anywhere east of Central Park. With one exception. If anything could change...

Corbu Spa & Salon Debuts MySkin Skincare System

About a week ago, I had the opportunity to visit Corbu Spa & Salon at The Charles Hotel (Cambridge, MA).
About a week ago, I had the opportunity to visit Corbu Spa & Salon at The Charles Hotel (Cambridge, MA). It was my first trip to Boston, and I was excited to check out the newly opened spa. What I found especially interesting was the new mySkin skincare system that the spa is introducing. Developed by Harvard Business School grads...