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 […]
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 […]
With Thanksgiving upon us (and a whole lotta rain here in Cali), we decided to go see Tower Heist with Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller (always so fun!), Tea Leoni and Alan Alda. I’d classify Tower Heist as a cross between Wall Street, 48 Hours, and Night at the Museum. It’s a comedy about a rich baddie […]
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 […]
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 […]
Chills. That’s the only way to describe walking through the Golden Doors (yes they actually exist), across the bridge and onto the grounds of the Golden Door Spa in Escondido, California. A place where Hollywood goes to unwind and a place that I have fantasized about since I was a child. Yes here I was […]
Easter makes me think of candy colors and soft creamy drinks. That’s why these cocktails are our favorites for Easter. BUT, while we love the froth, we don’t like the calories, so we’ve created our own Spa versions! First, the glasses! For a pretty and fun table we love these Dancing Cocktail Glasses by Zwiesel […]
Caudalie Chef Franck Salein gives video how tos for several spa favorites on Gourmandia. Get ready to salivate over sumptuous and healthy dishes such as: Bon Appetit!
A spa salut to you all – by popular request Art of the Spa’s Spatini Martini. Now that’s a yummy way to relax into 2011.
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 […]