Archives for 2007

Spa Spaces: How to Create a Spa Vibe at Home

I’ll never forget the first time I stepped foot into the Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Resort (now the Waldorf Astoria Spa). A Zen garden bubbled just outside the doors. The reception area was spacious, uncluttered and adorned in natural hues and textures. At every turn, the spa spoke of nature and harmony. I […]

Curse of the Bad Haircuts

It all started in kindergarten. My best friend, Sarah Macky, innocently asked me one day, “Can I cut your hair?” Me, being a people-pleaser at age 5, said, “Sure.” And thus began my life-long curse of bad haircuts. See, Sarah Macky had not quite mastered the art of using scissors yet and basically, she lopped […]

Berry Me Away Mask

Perfect for the gal on the go! This easy, three-in-one mask whisks away dirt and dead skin cells while delivering skin-softening botanicals. Here’s what you need: 1 cup fresh strawberries 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 tablespoon honey 1 egg 1 tablespoon plain yogurt 1/4 cup almonds Here’s what you do: Combine ingredients in a blender […]

Summer Spaaah Series Returns

Let’s be honest, the summers in Phoenix metro and beyond can be unbearably hot. So hot that you could fry an egg and cheese omelet on the sidewalk. But here’s the good news: The blistering, three-digit temps also keep tourists to a minimum and give us locals free reign to fully enjoy the spoils of […]

Spa Tour California

Today marks the first heat advisory of the season. It’s gonna be a long, hot summer folks. And like most Valley dwellers, I’m already planning a summer jaunt westward. From the balmy beaches to the grape-covered hills of wine country, California hides a bevy of acclaimed resort spa destinations, each with distinctive styles and offerings […]

Mother's Day at the Spa

What does every mom want for Mother’s Day? According to our completely unscientific survey, nine out of 10 moms want a day at the spa. Here are just a few to consider: The Centre for Well-Being at the Phoenician, Scottsdale Expecting moms need love too! The Mother-to-Be day of relaxation package begins with a 50-minute […]

Handicapped Accessible Spas

A few weeks back, we got an email from a user requesting a list of handicapped accessible spas. Apparently, one of the Valley’s most beloved spas had some serious limitations and she was very disappointed in her experience. But we won’t point fingers and instead, we put together a list of spas in greater Phoenix […]

Mani Madness

Nothing beckons in spring like soft hands and pretty fingers. Here’s the quick rap on an easy home spa manicure. Before you start, gather all your tools, a few clean hand towels and something nourishing to sip while you work. 1. Clean and Shape Remove old lacquer with non-acetone polish remover. Clip only the tips […]