About this contributor: Lisa Kasanicky

For Lisa Kasanicky, spa hopping is not just an adventure, it’s a job. Through a passion that has propelled her to become recognized as spa authority, she shares her enthusiasm for her “job” through an expanding media base including publications, the Internet and live television and radio. Her first book, "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways," was an ode to women everywhere to take time out to bond and re-energize sans life’s endless responsibilities. Not surprisingly, the book has one very enormous spa chapter.

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Go Coconuts at Westin Kierland’s Agave Spa

Summer spa specials at Agave Spa

Go coconuts over these summer treatment specials at Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale. Who doesn’t love the tropical aroma of coconut on a scorching summer day? Drift off to the tropics with these special summertime spa treatments at Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale. Not only […]

Summer of Joya Spa Specials

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Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, Paradise Valley offers summer spa specials nearly every day of the week! Whew, is it hot out there, or what? We desert dwellers somehow manage to survive the summer heat every year, yet, when the 100+ degree temps take over the weather map, it makes […]

Faux Tan 411: The Spa Girls Guide to Going with the Faux

Everything NOT under the sun you need to know for a healthy faux tan. Most trend spotters point a manicured finger at Coco Chanel’s fateful French Riviera trip for the fashionably tan craze. I blame Malibu Barbie circa 1971 (yes, I know I’m showing my age!). Role playing with a deeply tanned, platinum blond bombshell […]

Spa Momma: DIY Skincare for Toddlers

diy skincare for toddlers

Do-it-yourself skincare lotions and potions for kids made with love and simple, natural ingredients. Let me start by saying that I’m not an expert on anything to do with kids. Nothing. Nada. And yet, I have one. He’s a super active, super spirited little 4-year-old who, through the adoption process, was placed with me and […]

Jewel of Joya DIY Honey Hair Mask

diy honey hair mask

Bring out the superstar shine in your hair with this honey hair mask courtesy of Joya Salon’s secret weapon. We know a little secret. Joya Spa at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia in Paradise Valley, AZ is well-known for its lavish interior, breathtaking vistas and world-class spa services. But did you know that Joya hides a […]

Reset Yourself DIY Complexion Boosters

DIY facial scrub

Mix up these DIY facial treatments to reset your complexion. Talk about a dynamic duo. Anti-aging experts and innovators Michele Periquet and Firouze Zeroual have teamed up to create Reset Yourself for Life, a provider of personalized and preventive anti-aging, weight loss, energy and detox programs based on each client’s unique biochemical blueprint. How do they do […]

Rhonda Allison’s Tips for Curing Alligator Skin

Skincare innovator Rhonda Allison shares her five key strategies for fending off dry, scaly skin. By Rhonda Allison Founder Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals Dry skin conditions can impact the skin year round, but during the winter months it becomes even more prevalent. This is especially true in desert regions. Not only is it uncomfortable, it also […]

Dry Hair DIY: Coconut & Rose Oil Conditioner

diy hair conditioner

This rose and coconut oil-infused DIY hair conditioner can be used multiple ways to deep treat dry hair. Let’s be honest, dry hair happens. No matter how much we condition and recondition, environmental elements always tend to win. Chlorine, wind, sun or simply dry desert air like we have here in Arizona, parch hair of […]