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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,...

Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau Introduces a Spa Day for Moms

Discover how one spa is nurturing moms for their special day
It never fails that Mother's Day always seems to sneak up on me. This year, however, I'm determined to plan ahead. The folks at Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau (Miami Beach, FL) are doing just that and making it easier than ever for spa-goers to give their moms the gift of relaxation this year. The spa is offering a $99...

Miraval Introduces Summer Chef Series

Three celeb chefs share their secrets at this popular destination spa
Involved in two cooking clubs, I think it's safe to say I enjoy spending time in the kitchen. That's why I was so excited to hear about the new Summer Chef Series at Miraval (Tucson). Offered for one weekend in June, July, and August, Chef's Night In features celebrity chefs Jody Adams (June 28-30), Brooke Williamson (July 19-21), and Alex...

Dolder Grand Introduces Meet Me at Midnight Spa Package

Discover how one spa is letting guests enjoy all its amenities after hours
I've always thought that spas with extended hours were on to something. Being a self-described type-A personality who enjoys being on the go, I like to pack my days with as many activities as there are hours. As a result, it can sometimes be difficult to find time for a spa treatment or two. However, the new Meet Me at...

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