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Update! DIY: New Year’s Spa Styled Tree Inspired by The Golden Door to Make Wishes Come True

In case y’all didn’t know, before the Golden Door was sold to it’s new owners, I broadcast my podcast, Life’s A Holladay from the spa so y’all could experience my week with me.  That visit got me wondering how Japan celebrates the holidays. Take the Christmas Tree, many Japanese festoon it with wishes written on festive paper […]

Dish Up A Spa Supper for the Golden Globe Awards

Tomorrow night is the Golden Globe Awards and guess which of our fave spa hotels is hosting?  The Beverly Hilton!  We’re betting there will be so many stars in their Aqua Star Spa tomorrow, the therapists will need sunglasses. But what really excites me is stumbling upon the menu for the awards!  The chefs at […]

007 Copper Chic: Eau Spa

Though January is over, we’re still obsessing over Dr. No’s (our James Bond film for January) escape.  For instance, it’s kitted out with copper.  From the automatic sliding pushbutton doors, to the elevators and walls, bright shiny copper glams up the place. Spas are no stranger to copper either.  With a gorgeous aesthetic and renowned […]

Chillin’ Like A Villian: Living with the Fishes

This week, in our search for James Bond bliss, we’re focusing on Dr. No’s evil underwater lair.  Think living inside of a giant aquarium would be relaxing?  Did you know that watching fish swim can drop blood pressure up to 10 points? Well, we think the inhabitants of this spa house must have the lowest […]

Dr. No “Worries” Spa: Sans Souci, Jamaica

Part of Dr. No was filmed at the Sans Souci resort in Jamaica which, lucky for us, is still in business!  It’s now a couples retreat, perfect for Valentine’s Day coming up!, and we went undercover to bring you a taste of the resort . . . plus a few ideas for bringing it home! […]

Tree Trimming on Christmas Eve

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 […]

Seasonal Spot: Orchid & Silver Disco Dazzle

The Izek Day Spa on Lakeshore in Oakland, CA decking it out a la disco with striking orchid lavender and silver palette – that tree is spa-velous!  Note the deer around the tree too cute!  How can you “spa”scape the area round yours?