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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 […]

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?

Repurpose Holiday Table Decor

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 […]

Sultan Chic Thanksgiving: Recline

Welcome back!  Since we’ve just dined. . . now it’s time to recline! Lots of you tell me that you talk at the table after the feast, but is it really just because you don’t have enough chairs elsewhere? Turn your living room into a Moroccan Lounge with these fun finds. Don’t forget floor pillows […]

Spa House Daily Spot: Sup in a Sunroom!

Happy Thanksgiving Week! We have more gorgeous spa vibing home spots from Turkey.  First, this eating area which makes every meal feel like a picnic!  The banquette is surrounded by windows and a huge skylight to get that inside/outside vibe!  If you don’t have the same setup at home, don’t worry – try surrounding your […]