A holistic sanctuary found in one of the least likely places
The view from a luxury suite on the 17th floor of Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, encompasses a vast suburban scene framed by jagged mountains. Looking down there is the white roof of a shopping mall, an orderly parking garage, a spiraling freeway system. Beyond the highways are neat ... More
Skip the pumpkin spice latte and celebrate the season at the spa with these treatments.
Pumpkin Facial at the Well & Being at The Four Seasons Resort & Club in Dallas, Texas
Pumpkin purée and active yogurt cultures deeply invigorate the face with an anti-aging combination of turmeric, poppy seeds, whole milk ... More
No longer tailoring to a niche urban market, cosmetic practitioners—armed with subtler, less invasive techniques—are busier than ever helping men respond to the pressures of social media and shifting standards of male beauty
Think about a handsome man. What does his face look like? If you’re of a certain age (between your twenties and fifties), living in a certain metropolitan area (New York, L.A., Miami), you’re probably imagining someone with an angular jaw, chiseled cheekbones and washboard abs. It’s as important to note ... More
Six things you can't miss in Morocco's most exciting city
Le Grand Café de la PosteCorner of Boulevard el-Mansour Eddahbi and Avenue Imam Malik, Marrakech
On any trip to Marrakech, you’re going to eat your fill of couscous and meat cooked in a tagine. It’s what people do. Still, make the time to enjoy the top-notch French-Moroccan fare at this ... More
A Texas spa is serving up a bucketful of relaxation for the tiniest of patrons
At Houston’s tot-friendly haven for relaxation, Float Baby, ‘pamper’ means much more than a diaper brand. Privileged little ones at the “spa” are treated to a 20-minute hydrotherapy session, where they are free to move their limbs in the water, immediately followed by an instructor-led neonatal massage from a parent ... More
You’ve likely seen his face a thousand times, but how much do you really know about Burt Shavitz?
The septuagenarian creator of grooming behemoth Burt’s Bees is the subject of filmmaker Jody Shapiro’s new documentary, Burt’s Buzz, which peeks behind the iconic packaging and into the life of a New England curmudgeon who started his empire selling honey on the side of the road.
Through extensive interviews ... More
One woman is taking sculpting, toning and chiseling treatments to high-tech heights
Aesthetic laser specialist Jeannel Astarita doesn’t cut corners. When she worked in various doctors’ offices and saw patients whose concerns couldn’t be suitably addressed by whatever body-contouring machines she had on-hand, she’d send them away, refusing to treat using anything other than the precise mix of technology she knew to be ... More
How the pros treat their patients’—and their own—most pressing concerns
DR. PAUL JARROD FRANK
Patients: Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Frank estimates that about 25% of his practice is fat removal, and clients are asking for new, faster, less invasive procedures. Enter SculpSure, which uses laser technology to destroy fat cells in targeted areas—think belly fat or love handles—by exposing them to very high temperatures. ... More
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
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