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Spa of the Week: Dior Institut Plaza Athénée

By Olivia Cuccaro In 1946, iconic fashion designer Christian Dior opened his first atelier on 30, avenue Montaigne in Paris. It’s said that inspiration struck when he strolled past the elegant Hôtel Plaza Athénée, and in that moment decided to start his own couture house on that very street. After 70 years of Dior models frequenting the hotel and high-profile […]

Spa of the Week: Beach House Ocean Edge

By Olivia Cuccaro Just a short drive away from charming Boston, Cape Cod is a quaint peninsula promising oceanside serenity. The Beach House Spa at Ocean Edge is the newest destination on the Cape for a tranquil escape by the bay, located in picturesque Brewster. Situated on the 429-acre Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, The Beach House Spa draws […]

Spa of the Week: San Clemente Palace Kempinski

By Olivia Cuccaro When your Italian adventure calls for a spa retreat, escape to a private island in the Lagoon of Venice. San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice has recently debuted its spa in partnership with local perfumery The Merchant of Venice to offer Venetian luxury from head to toe. Just a private boat ride away from Piazza San Marco, the […]

Spa of the Week: The Spa Hotel Healdsburg

By Olivia Cuccaro As harvest approaches, a trip to the Sonoma region of California promises a serene getaway where wine is at the heart of relaxing spa treatments. On the Western edge of the historic wine country town, Hotel Healdsburg provides a sense of place from its calm atmosphere to its farm-to-spa services. The Spa Hotel Healdsburg features six treatment […]

Spa of the Week: The Peninsula Spa

By Kristen Shirley Unlike many city spas who are pressed for space and have limited facilities, The Peninsula Spa is a destination on its own, and is also a member’s club for discerning New Yorkers. Arrive 60 minutes early to ensure you are completely relaxed before your treatment. Enjoy a pre-spa ritual of your choice, incorporating the aromatherapy steam room, sauna, […]

Spa of the Week: Spa Montage Palmetto Bluff

By Tenley Satre Spa Montage is set in a picture-perfect Southern setting along the May River in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. Surrounded by tranquil waterways and towering oaks trees draped in Spanish moss, the natural beauty instantly creates a feeling of calm, which extends into Spa Montage. A soothing palette of coastal colors and antique pine floors are balanced with beautiful […]

Spa of the Week: Shore Club Dune Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro At this week’s spa, find your center in a tranquil cottage overlooking the sparkling waters of Turks and Caicos. Opened in December 2016, The Shore Club has unveiled its luxurious Dune Spa, featuring eight rooms and three wellness cottages. With soothing names like Moonshadow, Sundancers and Sea Breeze, the three wellness cottages are accessed via a peaceful, […]

Spa of the Week: Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Center

By Kristen Shirley and Olivia Cuccaro From wading in the sparkling ocean to floating in the infinity pool to simply staying hydrated in the heat, water is synonymous with the summer season. Skiing, scuba diving and surfing are just a few of our favorite aquatic activities, but water sports are not all the element has to offer. At Hotel Café […]

Spa of the Week: Langham Place New York

By Olivia Cuccaro In the heart of Manhattan, Chuan Body + Soul Spa serves as an urban escape from the daily whirr or city life. Inside the luxurious Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue, the recently opened spa has introduced its newest feature, a Himalayan salt wall. As spas around the world realize the wellness benefits of Himalayan salt, Chuan Body + […]

Nannette de Gaspé on the Latest Beauty Trend

By Olivia Cuccaro If you’ve set foot in a beauty department over the past year, chances are you’ve noticed a new product popping up on shelves. If you’re like me, you’ve even tried this new trend for yourself in hopes of a skin transformation. One-step simple and light enough to carry in your purse, masks are taking over the skin […]