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London Styled Lounge for Ogling the Olympics

Can you believe it’s time for the Olympics?  I get weary of the whole hullaballoo by the time it’s over, but am always super excited about watching those opening ceremonies, they usually rock! Whether you’re hosting an Olympic viewing party or vegging out ogling those gorgeous athlethes, how about a bit of Brit witted spa style […]

DIY: A New Year’s Tree to Make Wishes Come True

My recent visit to Golden Door Spa got me wondering how Japan celebrates the holidays.  Though Japan doesn’t officially celebrate Christmas, they do love our western seasonal traditions with decorations galore but add Japanese flair. Take the Christmas Tree, many Japanese festoon it with wishes on festive paper instead of ornaments. . . a loose […]

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: Dine

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 […]