Editors' Perspective

Vampire Facials Hit Prime Time

Find out what bloody procedure has people talking.
Recently, on " Kourtney and Kim Take Miami ," Kim Kardashian underwent a procedure that is getting a fair amount of attention these days, the aptly named Vampire Facial. While not exactly pretty to watch, the bloody facial, which relies on the body's own platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is reputed to energize cells and boost collagen production. After skin is treated...

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver Introduces a Treatment Based on a Jane Austen Classic

Discover how one spa is tying into a local theatrical production
There was a time when I was obsessed with all things Jane Austen. I read all the books and saw all the movies. Not surprisingly, I'm a fan of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver 's new Sense & Sensibility Performing Arts Package. As a seasonal sponsor to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts , the hotel has introduced the package to...

The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Introduces Masters-Themed Menu

Discover a host of golf-inspired treatments
For some time, golf and spa have proven to be the perfect duo. That's why I wasn't surprised when I learned that The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation (Greensboro, GA) is offering a host of Masters-themed spa treatments throughout March and April. The golf-inspired menu is meant to coincide with The Masters , which is scheduled to...

Pravassa Introduces Mother's Day Wellness Weekend

Consider how a wellness-themed weekend can prove to be the ideal gift for moms
Although Mother's Day is still a couple of months away, it's the perfect time to start planning how you'd like to promote the holiday in your spa. Pravassa Wellness Travel , which offers wellness-related travel opportunities around the world, is ahead of the game, having just introduced a Mother's Day Wellness Weekend (starting at $1,765 for two) in Palm Springs,...

A Spa Weekend to Remember

Discover a quick escape from Manhattan that will have spa enthusiasts reconnecting with nature in no time
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the Poconos , a short getaway from New York City. Staying at the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort (Shawnee on the Delaware, PA). I was able to get to know the charming property and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. From a scenic hike in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation...

A Germaphobe's Greatest Nightmare

Discover the top eight places you'll find germs
Those who know me well know that I am a germaphobe, which is why I couldn't pass up the chance to share eight of the germiest places, as reported by Healing Lifestyles & Spas in 8 Germiest Places : 1. Soap Dispensers 2. Bathroom Door Handles 3. Restaurant Menus 4. Condiment Dispensers 5. Grocery Carts 6. Airplane Bathrooms 7. Doctor's...

The Great Debate

Discover one editor's take on online discount sites
Although Groupon and other discount sites sometimes get a bad rap among spa owners, others swear by them. As a consumer, I must admit I'm a fan, having benefited from numerous online deals over the years. In fact, just today I came across one from TravelZoo offering a regularly priced $70 Hot Stone Mani and Pedi with wine for just...

Minx Introduces Easter and St. Patrick's Day Nail Designs

Prepare for the upcoming holidays with these inspired nail designs
With St. Patrick's Day and Easter fast approaching, there is no better time to get you and your clients in the spirit. One easy way to do that is with Minx Nail designs. The company recently released its 2013 designs for each occasion. In honor of March 17th, spa-goers can decorate their digits with shamrocks or the invitation, "Kiss Me...

The BodyHoliday Offers an Olympic-Inspired Boot Camp

Learn how one spa is challenging guests to be all they can be.
A self-confessed boot-camp lover, I recently learned of The BodyHoliday 's upcoming Well Fit Retreats , which serve as a mini version of an Olympic Training Camp. Set to take place March 18-22 and March 25-29, the program, designed by twice Olympic gold medalist Daley Thompson, sounds right up my alley. In additon to being set on St. Lucia, one...

Hot Oscar Trend? Manly Stubble

Are you offering men’s grooming treatments at your spa?
Though women tend to be the headline makers at the Academy Awards, the guys got into the act for the 2013 Oscars. The hottest trend? Sexy stubble. From George Clooney to Ben Affleck to Bradley Cooper to Hugh Jackman, some of Hollywood’s hottest actors were sporting beards of various lengths. But even though these guys were not clean shaven, I...

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