Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Mesa, Arizona – Day 3

Mesa Arizona Superstition Mountains

We started day 3 of our desert renewal headed to Mesa, Arizona. Mesa is suburb of Phoenix, but to visitors the city isn’t as known as say Scottsdale. That is changing. Mesa is full of fun things to do such as hiking and biking tours, yoga at Usury park, birding tours, canyon lake cruises, and […]

Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Phoenix, Arizona – Day 2

Center for Well-Being

The best way to appreciate a desert renewal consists of being inside and outdoors. This renewal included yoga, hiking, spa treatments, and meditation. The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician is located at the center of the property and with up-close and breathtaking views and access to Camelback Mountain. The Centre is a respite from […]

Spa-tacular: Massage at Piaf Salon ~ Washington, DC


I didn’t expect my massage to be that great. Seriously. My massage took place in an unassuming room. There wasn’t water trickling down a bubbling brook fountain or the sound of Enya playing through the speakers. Piaf is primarily a hair salon that does amazing work, but tucked in the back you will find Don. […]

Destination Pretty: ELLE Spa at Eden Roc Renaissance (Miami, Florida)


It was bound to happen. Hotels have always relied on magazines for reviews, but an elusive partnership had yet come to fruition. Times have changed with the launch of ELLE Spa at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach, Florida. Eden Roc Renaissance partnered with ELLE Magazine and it’s editors to create a lush spa […]

Spa Week – April 11-17

Spa Week

Have you made your appointments for Spa Week? Spa Week is the annual event where spas across the country discount many of their treatments to $50.00. I won’t be home to participate in it, but I have in the past and it’s so worth it. I love being able to test out different spas, massage […]

Om Pretty: SpaFinder Wellness Week

SpaFinder Wellness Week

I love getting a good deal and getting one at the spa is no exception.   I’m constantly working on the concept of “self love.”  This means no matter how busy I may I take time out for myself.  Instead of Calgon, Take Me Away – it’s I need a spa break and I’m putting myself […]

Destination Pretty: St. Regis Princeville and Halele’a Spa – Kauai, Hawaii

On my first trip to the Hawaiian Islands I paid a visit to the St. Regis Princeville and Halele’a Spa on Kauai’s North Shore.  Kauai has spoiled me.  It’s so relaxed and beautiful and the words “take your breath away” is definitely apropos in Kauai.  The St. Regis Hotel has everything one expects from this […]