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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Cecilia Wong’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Face Scrub

pumpkin face scrub

A delicious pumpkin face scrub recipe for glowing skin. With the busiest season of the year upon us, caring for ourselves (and our skin) usually ends up at the bottom of the to-do list. Lucky for us, New York aesthetician Cecilia Wong has created a seasonal DIY facial scrub recipe that requires little time and effort and brings your natural glow to […]

New at Alvadora Spa: Gong Baths & Salt Stones

alvadora spa at royal palms resort phoenix

 Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, introduces new therapies that explore the age-old benefits of salt and sound. Steeped in a breezy Mediterranean atmosphere and decor, Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix has introduced two new therapies that call on ancient traditions to soothe mind and body. […]

Seasonal Deals at Omni Scottsdale’s Joya Spa

Joya Spa Fall & Holiday Specials

Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia becksons in the fall and the holidays with these exclusive spa deals! While Santa and his elves are busy building toys for deserving girls and boys, we Arizonans have some spahhhing to do! Before the busy holiday season hits, prepare your spirit with a spa […]

3 Trend-inspired Home Spa Hacks

A softer approach to exfoliation, slime stress balls and the latest nail color! What’s trending? Oh, just slimey stress-relieving goo, totally naked nails and weird spongy-like thingamajigs. Inspired by the latest social and spa trends, these home spa hacks will save you money and give your spirit a boost.  Take a little time out and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]