Editors' Perspective

Aura Cacia Sings the Praises of Geranium in its Choose Calm Campaign

Discover why you and your clients may want to pack geranium essential oil for any upcoming travel
This month, geranium is the featured ingredient in our In the Mix column, and for good reason, considering all the benefits it provides. It's also part of Aura Cacia's Choose Calm campaign, which is promoting ways in which its geranium essential oil can be used to invoke calm while traveling. Here are a few tips from the folks at Aura...

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Hosts a Vino and Vinotherapy Event with the Founder of Caudalie

Raise a glass with Caudalie's Mathilde Thomas
I recently had the opportunity to meet Mathilde Thomas, founder of Caudalie Skincare , at an event launching the line's Divine Body collection. As a fan of the vinotherapy-based line, it was great to meet the woman behind the popular products. I had interviewed Thomas earlier in the year for our From the Ground Up column in which we featured...

A Limited Edition Nail Polish Launches to Support Sandy Hook Victims

Discover another reason to go green
While new nail polish shades are often introduced in honor of celebs and new movie releases, OPI has created a limited-edition green nail polish in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization that was founded after the school shootings in Newton, CT. Not available for sale, Sandy Hook Green will be given to anyone who donates $10 or more...

St. Lucia Introduces Line-up for Third Annual Health & Wellness Retreat

A lush island paradise makes health and wellness a priority
Two years ago, I attended St. Lucia's inaugural Health & Wellness Retreat . The event was such a success that it is now back for its third year. Scheduled for November 1-3, the retreat, which is being billed as a means to "Elevate Yourself," will include noted experts such as Cat Cora, the first and only female Iron Chef winner;...

A Spa Enthusiast's Vietnam Adventure

Discover why Vietnam is on our spa radar.
I've long been a fan of Thailand's spa scene, but until recently, I never had an opportunity to explore spas in any of its neighboring countries. All of that changed last week when I found myself in Vietnam. While there, I was fortunate enough to experience treatments at several of its most inviting spas. At the Nam Hai (Hoi An),...

Growing Yoga Hybrids Attract Even Non-Yogis

Discover a new spin on yoga.
Despite its popularity, yoga isn't for everyone, at least that is what I used to think until I learned of some of the new hybrid versions that are emerging at resorts, spas, and studios around the world. As much as I've wanted to love yoga throughout the years, we've never been a match. However, I must admit that I would...

Is Your Leadership Hurting Your Spa’s Bottom Line?

Find out if you are adopting these four bad leadership behaviors that can impact your spa's productivity and profits.
As a spa leader, you are likely juggling about a million different projects to keep your spa successful. But have you taken the time to look inside to make sure you are doing everything you can as a leader? Kathleen Brush, a 25-year veteran of international business and author of The Power of One: You’re the Boss , ( www.kathleenbrush.com...

The Spa at Esperanza Introduces Summer Spa Tapas

Find out what is on the menu this summer at a Cabo retreat
As a fan of tapas, it's no stretch to think that I'd also be fond of the new spa tapas experience at Esperanza, An Auberge Resort (Cabos San Lucas, Mexico). Guests who opt for the Summer Soother package (prices start at $2,525) can enjoy a trio of massage tapas, such as a head and shoulder massage, a foot reflexology massage,...

Media Make-Up Academy Launches in Miami

Learn how to finally give your clients the looks they desire
Applying makeup is a talent I don't really possess. I have friends, however, who can go from looking like Plain Janes to Mysterious Minxes with just a little eyeliner and mascara. Needless to say, I envy the skill in which they're able to transform themselves. My evening look, unfortunately, isn't dramatically different from my daytime look, which is why I've...

Cal-a-Vie Introduces Celebrity-Hosted Mom & Teen Weeks

Discover what teen celebs will be hosting this annual program
While I certainly experience more than my fair share of spa treatments by virtue of my job, I wasn't an avid spa-goer in my younger years. Then again, teen treatments weren't really offered back then. If they had, I'd certainly have been all over Cal-a-Vie 's annual Mom & Teen Week. Celebrating its sixth year with two exclusive celebrity-hosted weeks,...

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