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Wordless Wine Wednesday: Bastille Day Spa at Hotel Royal Garden on Champs Elysee

While a Bastille is NOT a retreat we want to go to.  How about the Hotel Royal Garden on the Champs Elysee?  From the flower & macaroon welcome to breakfasting under a glass dome. . .here’s a place we can pause the world for a while! SpaHome Tip:  Wouldn’t these dusty & dark grays and […]

Spa Scandinavian: Hagabadet in Gothenberg Sweden

Happy Travel Tuesday everyone or should I say Skol? Today’s spa is Hagabadet in Gothenberg on the coast of Sweden – a small historical cobblestone town. Ironically, Hagabadet was built by a local philanthropist as a gift to the locals so they could enjoy well-being and health care, but today it is an exclusive resort. […]

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 […]

Wordless Wine Wednesday: Agua Serena Spa

Spa Treat: Spring is the best time for the desert and what better locale than Palm Springs? The After Sun Body Wrap at The Agua Serena Spa at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Palm Springs soothes your apres sun skin. Wine Pairing: While you’re in Palm Springs quench your thirst at Wild for the Vine […]

Amazing Race to the Spa: Shangri-La Malaysia & Decor Palette

Well it’s been a pretty insane Easter! First, an earthquake (my first), the beach then a switchback Amazing Race where the 1st team last week was eliminated & the last place team last week was first! Go Cowboys! I loved all the spa influences in this episode. Malaysia’s breathtaking as a backdrop to the race. […]

Amazing Race to the Spa: Maia Luxury Spa Seychelles

Our intrepid racers got to check out the Seychelles – though hardly any of them could pronounce it. Repeat after me. . Say-shells NOT Say-chilies! The detour choices both involved animal & fruit combos. . .turtles w/bananas or oxes w/coconuts. Several racers had coconut troubles and had to redo the detour.  The roadblock was a […]

Amazing Race to the Spa: Chateau de Fere Champagne, France

This week the Amazing Racers created new jabs of envy in my soul as they wandered around the Champagne region of France. J’adore champagne and France! Then I got to thinking, who could use a spa respite more than the racers? After all that detouring and road block challenges – I’m sure they are tuckered […]