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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 […]

Spa Flick: Tower Heist & Midas Spa Treats

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 […]

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 […]

Italian Spa House Style: Glam Geometric Garden Floor

The underpinnings of this ground “quilt” are what takes the work here.  How to achieve this look with low maintenance results: 1.  Determine where this landscaping will go, the pattern of the filling and map it out on your lawn with ribbon or tape. 2.  Measure the size of the sides of each box of […]

Virtual Bike Ride Through the Vineyards at Caudalie Spa

Doesn’t a sunny cycle through Caudalie’s sumptuous vineyards sound (and smell) di-vine right now?  Good news, you don’t have to travel to France to enjoy a relaxing, rejuvenating ride.  And winter weather?  Who cares?  Our Virtual Vineyard tour leaves from your living room daily: Choose a Bike  1. A stationary bike can be a reluctant […]