Between all the parties, travel and other fa-la-la-festivities, decorating my own tree seems to get left till the last minute. And I think that is perfect – because 1. All those ornaments you got for prezzies can be put to use 2. You can get an awesome deal (often even free) on a live tree […]
Our recent Spa Brunch radio broadcast at the Golden Door Spa in Escondido, California, gave us loads of ideas to share! This diary is my daily account of treasures spotted – where I’ll reveal take it home resources and ideas – including my schedule fans (at the Door my personal scheduler chooses activities for that day […]
I can’t think of a better way to unwind during the holidays than beside a candlelit fireplace like this cozy one at Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. The robe is available in their online boutique.
One thing I always struggle with after Thanksgiving festivities is putting away all the table paraphernalia. You know, the gargantuan platters, gravy boats, the cutlery explosion (will I really use these butter spreaders the rest of the year?) and gazillions of linens? Sometimes its finding the space that gets me, but mainly a LOT of […]
Contrary to popular belief, one does not starve on a spa visit. Breakfast is essential to stave off mid morning hunger pangs. Case in point, during the Spa Party at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, we were served mango smoothie shots. It was so good we had to share our version. Recipe via My Recipes. But […]
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Here’s a little more turkish delight decor for today’s visual feast – featuring a seating area that could host a large family Turkey Day for sure! Plus. check out the window “art” on the far right window – it’s painted on cloth so it can be shown on the fabric blinds and […]
Even if you’re serving (or eating) traditional Thanksgiving fare, that doesn’t mean the table needs to be all pilgrimified! I’ve never really been a fan of the usual gratitude gala accoutrements. I mean fall leaves? Really? How boring is that? Inspired by one of our favorite Moroccan spas, La Sultana, and the autumnal tones of […]
I know I’m going to hear some boos and hisses, but “cringe” here goes anyhow. . . I do not like Turkey! It just always seems so dry and I’m not a gravy fan so I always take a few token bites on Thanksgiving, then that’s it. SOOOO, I’m always looking for alternative Thanksgiving recipes. […]
If there was such a disease as being a quoteaholic, sign me up! I’m constantly on the lookout for sage advice to help me through those not so great days. And as we gear up to celebrate, the holidays can also be super crazy with travel, relatives, shopping, parties – you name it. If you’re […]
If you think you don’t have room for a home office, note how this small corner beckons you to work with ambient, backlit lighting. Yellow accessories, warm wood walls & white cabinetry brighten it up even more! Bonus, remove computer – you’ve got a bar for entertaining!