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Golden Door Diary: Day 1

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 […]

Race to the Bedroom in Borobudur

Would you race around the world for a million dollars? I would! Hence my addiction to CBS’ The Amazing Race. Channel surfing on Sunday I discovered I had missed the first episode egads! Last season we took you around the world with the racers, picking a spa at each destination with our signature bring it […]

Ni’Mat Spa Hilton Copenhagen, 2011 Spa Tour

How could we NOT choose Ni’mat as our spa for our Easter decor & entertaining extravaganza week? Ni’Mat may just as well be known as the spa that laid the golden egg!  Seriously, I think Mother Goose and WIlly Wonka would both be proud!  Ni’mat is an oasis inside the Hilton Hotel located at the […]

Tobira Onsen Myojinkan Spa Japan

Because our thoughts and hearts are turned towards the tragic situation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan – we are proud to be a founding partner of #JapanLife an initiative to raise awareness. Couple this with our passion for the Japanese way of life equals a jam-packed week where we are going to […]

Les Sources de Caudalie

J’adore wine, relaxation and beauty? Then Les Sources de Caudalie is the spa escape for you. You may recognize Caudalie as a brand of skin care products carried by Sephora and the like. Well, the spa came before the egg. Located on the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte estate in Bordeaux, France, Les Sources de Caudalie […]

An Italian Summer Picnic Menu from Essex Resort

What foodie wouldn’t love a spa retreat at the Essex Resort and Spa?  A Vermont culinary destination renowned for acclaimed dining at Butler’s (with a wine list named one of the top by Wine Spectator magazine), it also boasts a myriad of cooking classes. Just look at the August schedule. One of my favorite is […]

Create Your Own Cozy Patio for Canoodling like Spa La Serra

The center of an orange and olive garden is a lush setting for anything I can think of & even better – a spa. In the midst of such a place in Sorrento, Italy (the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in fact) – resides the Boutique Spa La Serra. Focusing on well-being & beauty, La Serra […]

Wordless Wine Wednesday Hershey Spa

Spa Treat So many of my friends are dieting in prep for bathing suit season – I thought you may enjoy a bikini friendly chocolate spa experience.  The Chocolate Spa at the Hotel Hershey is set in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania dairy country.  And their treatments smell as good as they feel – no […]

Wordless Wine Wednesday: Sanctuary Spa

Spa Treat What better spot for a spa than Paradise Valley, Arizona?  Sanctuary Camelback Mountain shuts out reality at it’s sky high locale. The watsu (water massage in a special heated votive surrounded pool) will leave you wordless. Wine Pairing Su Vino Winery in nearby Scottsdale, offers a huge array of wine & even a […]