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Spa of the Week: Secret Garden Koh Samui

By Olivia Cuccaro

Olfactory memory is a powerful thing, and when it comes to relaxation, there are few fragrances that evoke a tranquil ocean setting more vividly than coconut. In Thailand, a stone pathway hemmed with palm trees and flourishing greenery leads to The Secret Garden Spa at Four Seasons Koh Samui, where nourishing coconut treatments take guests to a state of beachside […]

Spa of the Week: Fonteverde Tuscany Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

Immersed in the hills of Tuscany among picturesque olive groves and vineyards, Fonteverde is a pastoral wellness destination steeped in history. Once home to the influential Medici family, the 17th-century property has since been transformed into a rustic spa halfway between Florence and Rome, Italy. Relax with panoramic views of the unspoiled countryside from a 460ft outdoor pool after a […]

Spa of the Week: Le Royal Monceau

By Olivia Cuccaro

Bright white and filled with natural light, Spa My Blend By Clarins at Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is an idyllic escape from the humming streets of the capital. Designed by Dr Olivier Courtin-Clarins, Spa My Blend by Clarins provides a range of high-tech treatments that can be tailored to the specific skin-care needs of an individual, so it truly is your […]

Spa of the Week: The Spa at Culloden

By Olivia Cuccaro

There’s something magical about Belfast during the holiday season, and spending it in a Gothic mansion perched within the Northern Ireland woodlands makes it all the more enchanting. Stroll through the charming Christmas markets in the city center, cozy up by the fireplace with a cup of tea (or an Irish whiskey cocktail), then set time aside for some seasonal […]

Spa of the Week: Spa Grande Grand Wailea

By Olivia Cuccaro

From hiking in dense rainforest for a glimpse of cascading waterfalls to snorkeling beside vibrant marine life, Maui has so much to explore. But just because the island is full of adventure at every turn of the Road to Hāna doesn’t mean there isn’t just as much opportunity to sit back and find your center. As the largest spa in […]

Spa of the Week: Rancho Valencia

By Olivia Cuccaro

On 45 acres of rolling hills, lush gardens, winding trails and olive groves, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is a Southern California destination for eco-friendly luxury. As the region’s only Relais & Châteaux property, Rancho Valencia’s commitment to sustainable practices extends from energy-efficient fixtures to locally sourced cuisine to organic spa treatments. At the Rancho Valencia Spa, wellness is as much […]

Spa of the Week: Eau Spa Palm Beach

By Olivia Cuccaro

From dining at lauded restaurants to shopping in Worth Avenue’s upscale boutiques, there is no shortage of elevated activities in the coastal town of Palm Beach.  This level of luxury also speaks to Palm Beach as a relaxation destination, especially when enjoying a glass of champagne in a secluded garden post-massage as one can at this week’s pick of Eau […]

Spa of the Week: Bulgari Spa Beijing

By Olivia Cuccaro

This week’s spa is the latest in luxury for Beijing, but inside, its design is all Italian. Created by Milanese team Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, the new Bulgari Spa is the most recent addition to the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts hospitality collection and combines urban retreat with the iconic brand’s Italian influence in its 16,000 sq ft of wellness […]

Spa of the Week: Four Seasons Punta Mita

By Olivia Cuccaro

From the mystical Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, the Mexican Huichol culture developed an approach to wellness focusing on the power of nature, sleep and laughter. These ancient healing techniques are embraced by the quaint fishing village of Punta Mita, where Apuane Spa at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita México melds tradition with innovation to create a spa sanctuary. Tucked at the […]

Spa of the Week: The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

By Olivia Cuccaro

If you’re a yacht lover, Florida is the place to be this week as the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show takes over. With more than 1,500 boats on display during the five-day event, there’s plenty to see and do in Fort Lauderdale, making a moment to relax hard to come by. As the only full-service beachfront spa in the city, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, […]