One brave soul (literally) lays it all on the table
Hydrotherapy spas have been cropping up all over New York and Los Angeles, but the Turks have been steaming and stewing in hot water for a thousand years. At the Richmond Nua Spa on sublime Lake Sapanca—the Hamptons of Turkey—I hesitated before signing up for a full Turkish bath ... More
With more pressed juice labels popping up every day, one website will help locate the most convenient truly organic squeeze
Let's face it; buying fresh-pressed juice these days (from small cafes, Fresh Direct and even Starbucks) is akin to purchasing organic in the grocery aisle. It's something many of us do regularly, even when we aren't sure exactly what we're paying for. Portlandia-esque questions – Is the chicken really farm ... More
Health and wellness spas around the globe are offering sessions with intuitive counselors and tarot card readers. So what if it's bunk?
Did I really need to see the psychic?
The question gnawed at me as I sat down with Susan King, the visiting “intuitive counselor” at the COMO Shambhala wellness retreat in Bali. I was decompressing for a few days, and the other guests convinced me to drop the $350 dollars ... More
At a growing number of upscale resorts, rest and relaxation means offering slews of activities to appease antsy guests
In anticipation of a relaxing getaway to The Lodge at Woodloch, a spa resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, I found myself calculating how early I’d need to wake up in order to drive the three hours to make the 9 a.m. Great Wall of Yoga class. Sure, getting out the door ... More
The London aristocrat and hospitality maven dishes on her must-have travel gear
At 27 years old, Irene Forte, the daughter of English hotel tycoon Sir Rocco Forte—whose portfolio of 11 iconic properties includes London’s Brown’s and Edinburgh’s Balmoral—is anything but content to fall back on her vast fortune. While overseeing all training and development for the company’s hotels, she also runs the ... More
The buzz about detoxifying teas, cold-pressed juices and other trendy products that promise to flush out toxins can truly be deafening. In an attempt to find the perfect plan for a pre-summer detox, DuJour turned to Dr. Richard Firshein of the Firshein Center for Integrative Medicine in New York City. ... More
These companies help you get a little refresher while on a jaunt abroad
A new trend has emerged in cosmetic surgery. No, it isn’t elbow enhancements. It’s plastic surgery tourism. Americans are turning their tummy tucks and breast implants into full-blown vacations to countries like Thailand and Brazil. There, they can get quality care plus a retreat for as much as ... More
Nonsurgical procedures that promise an effortless way to zap fat are surging in popularity. Here, the skinny on two treatments
The thigh gap, in case you haven't heard, is exceedingly trendy. Vice magazine called the gap—that airy divide between a thin person's upper thighs—"the most desirable fashion accessory" and "the new cleavage." Model Cara Delevingne's perfect concavity has inspired @CarasThighGap, which tweets about craving peanut butter and working ... More
This members-only beauty boutique is seriously selective
The latest “club” in New York City doesn’t have a line or velvet rope at the door, but it does require a membership to get in.
Sub Rosa Concierge Aesthetics, a private cosmetic surgery boutique spearheaded by certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonita Sadio, offers Botox injections, collagen fillers and ... More