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! […]
Well it’s January and we’re welcoming it with a No – Dr. No that is – this month’s James Bond theme is the very first caper. As I watched the trailer below, something caught my eye right away. The bedding that the villianess is lying on. . . it’s got a metallic gold ruffle on […]
What could be more fun than your favorite pals, loads of juicy holiday dish, and wine? How about baked goodies that turn your fridge full of stray food into culinary delights? Whether you made them or were given the hand me down variety of leftovers often doled out to us single folks, the holidays bring […]
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?
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 […]
If you are more of a retro spa stylista you will crave this lime and white decor so sixties! It really sets off the gray without being overly frilly and keeping clean lines.
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 […]
I know I’m going to hear some boos and hisses, but “cringe” here goes anyhow. . . I do not like Turkey! It just always seems so dry and I’m not a gravy fan so I always take a few token bites on Thanksgiving, then that’s it. SOOOO, I’m always looking for alternative Thanksgiving recipes. […]
Our pre-Thanksgiving tour of Spa House Spots in Turkey continues, with the Yenikoy Mansion an example of modern Turkish decor. Though the kitchen’s cabinets and tile are traditional, the room is anchored by a steel range hood and ceiling. Definitely a taste specific choice, but embodies the spirit of Turkish design – courage to mix […]
Countdowns are the bomb! Advent calendars are sort of like the New Years Rockin Eve of Chistmas and sooo much fun! As a kid, I loved opening the little doors for each day before Santa’s arrival! Many have pockets for each day too, each spot filled with candy. But who needs more sugar this time […]