Editors' Perspective

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...

Skincando Gives Back Through Operation Sand Flea

Discover a skincare line that is truly ready to do battle.
Always happy to share a great story, I often find myself just as interested in how a skincare company got its start as in the products themselves. Recently, I learned of a company called Skincando , which was created by licensed esthetician and organic beauty specialist Sara Damelio. After finding herself unemployed, Damelio began experimenting at home with a KitchenAid...

OPI and My Case Couture Partner Up to Launch Six iPhone Cases with Matching Nail Lacquer

Discover the ultimate matching accessory
Because I no longer have an iPhone (I traded mine in for a Droid), I must admit to being a bit disappointed that I have no use for the new colorful iPhone Cases from My Case Couture and OPI . Partnering with the popular nailcare company, My Case Couture has introduced six cases with free matching mini bottles of OPI...

The Spa at Stoweflake Introduces Balanced Life Retreat

Learn how one spa is teaching guests how not to let hormones get the best of them
At least once a week I think to myself that it's time for a reboot. It's been several years since my last one, and since then, I've fallen back into some old bad habits, such as unhealthy snacking and such. When I visited Chiva-Som (Hua Hin, Thailand) years ago, it was just the getaway I needed to clear my head...

Spas Show Their Appreciation

Discover some ways you can thank your clients
Last month, I celebrated my birthday and received birthday cards from several unexpected sources, including a spa I had frequented the previous year. In addition to the card, the spa also offered me a special birthday discount, a marketing move I always appreciate. Earlier this week, I was made aware of Client Appreciation Week at Blu Water Day Spa &...

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Breaks Ground on New Retreat

Find out where the next Mirbeau Inn & Spa will be located.
A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles, NY) in the picturesque Finger Lakes region. It is a charming property that makes you feel as if you've stepped into a Monet painting. Needless to say, I was very excited to hear that Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills (Plymouth, MA) is...

NIYAMA, Maldives Introduces a New Aromatherapy Program

Discover the impact fragrance can have on spa-goers.
I've never been one to wear a fragrance until a couple of years ago when I happened to visit the island of St. Barths. It was there I toured the manufacturing facility of Ligne St. Barth and became familiar with the company's Vanille West Indies fragrance, which I quickly adopted as my own signature scent. I wasn't alone in my...

Minnie Mouse Serves as Inspiration for OPI’s Latest Collection

Discover what colors fashion-forward Disney lovers will want to sport.
I must admit I’m often surprised by the passion with which some people express their love for all things Disney . Now Disney lovers have another reason to rejoice thanks to the new OPI launch of the Couture de Minnie collection, which features four limited edition nail lacquers and one new Liquid Sand shade. Inspired by Minnie Mouse, the line...

How Is Your Spa Celebrating Earth Month?

Share your ideas to help spread the word.
Though yesterday was April Fool’s Day, green living is no joke, which is why the entire month of April has been deemed Earth Month. We celebrated this milestone in the April issue of American Spa with “ Naturally Green ,” a story that provided tips for making your spa more eco-friendly. Suggestions from the experts included selecting green skincare and...

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