Sage Advice

For the second year in a row I am in charge of roasting the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. My recipe includes a number of fresh herbs, including sage, for extra flavor without slathering it in butter. Fresh sage is also ideal for festive spa treatments this month. Through December, at The Spa at El Encanto at Belmond El Encanto (Santa Barbara, CA) guests can indulge in the Soothing Sage Body Treatment ($240, 80 minutes), which relies on a sage and herb infused concoction straight from the resort’s garden.  Sage helps stimulate circulation and cell renewal in the skin. This indulgent experience includes a luxurious body scrub, relaxing massage, and soothing scalp therapy to help spa-goers find bliss.

For more herbal infusions, check out: Key Notes and Garden in the Sky.