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Golden Door Spa Introduces New Executive Chef

Golden Door Spa, the well-known Escondido, CA-based fitness resort and destination spa, has hired Chef Curtis Cooke (pictured) from Texas as its new executive chef. Chef Cooke was drawn to Golden Door Spa because he felt it was a perfect fit for his many years of culinary experience and belief in a balanced lifestyle and []


Golden Door Recipe: Soft Rosemary-Lemon Polenta with Sweet Corn, Oyster Mushrooms, and Rainbow Chard

With daylight savings in full swing, relish in the evening with Golden Door’s cozy and satisfying creamy polenta. This straight-forward recipe pairs tart lemon and warm rosemary polenta with sweet corn, meaty oyster mushrooms, and earthy, in-season rainbow chard. Add some roasted tomato sauce and a drizzle of a simple balsamic reduction to enhance this []

Travel & Play

Top 10 Spa Deals for November

This year is flying by (where have all the months gone?), but there’s still time to sneak in a spa getaway before the end of 2010. Save this season with SpaFinder’s top ten picks for November spa deals…discounts so good, there’s much to be thankful for. Canyon Ranch, Massachusetts Resort Save 15% per Guest – []


Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

It’s getting chilly and everyone around you seems to be coughing and sneezing. To make sure your immune system is in check and ready to fight off any unwanted cold and flu germs, we wanted to share with you some of the immune-boosting, detox-encouraging, and healthily-hydrating juices and smoothies being offered at spas and yoga []

Travel & Play

Rancho La Puerta’s 70th Birthday Gala Benefits Fundación La Puerta

Rancho La Puerta, a fitness resort and wellness spa in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, is hosting a two-day birthday gala and symposium, “The Sun, the Butterfly, the Dove,” in San Diego, California, this September 24-25th to celebrate its 70th. Proceeds from the gala will benefit Fundación La Puerta, a non-profit dedicated to the Tecate region and building a better future on the border through educational and ecological action, so join the fun and feel good about it at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

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Two-For-One Special at Golden Door Spa

If you’ve always dreamed about going to the famous Golden Door Spa, this is your chance! Share a week, and share the rate at Golden Door Spa. Sign up yourself and a friend for a weeklong stay this August* and split the summer rate!


Spa Recipes: Fall in Love with Golden Door Spa Cuisine

The legendary Golden Door Spa in Escondido, California offers guests customized program in fitness, nutrition, and beauty. Now you can enjoy their reknowned spa cuisine at home! A special highlight is on Fall recipes including Jam Dot Cookies and Beer Steamed Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado Vinaigrette & Mixed Greens from Chef Dean Rucker.

Living Well

The Famous Clinique La Prairie Medical Spa – Memory Lane

The Famous Clinique La Prairie Medical Spa – Memory Laneby Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider It was 1974 when I first heard about Clinique la Prairie. I had just begun working at the famous Golden Door spa in southern California and would occasionally hear guests whisper about the sheep cell injection therapy at this expensive place []

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Pritikin Spa Edging to a New Generation

Pritikin Spa Edging to a New Generationby Susie EllisSpaFinder Insider Just returned from a very nice Labor Day Weekend which Peter and I spent down in Florida on a boat tied up right near Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa in Aventura. Paul Lehr, President of Pritikin and author of their new book Pritikin Edge, was []

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Spa’s Colon Cleansing Program, Yin/Yang Exercise Classes, Luxury Villas and Resident Nature Expert Make Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat Unique

Spa’s Colon Cleansing Program, Yin/Yang Exercise Classes, Luxury Villas and Resident Nature Expert Make Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat Uniqueby Susie EllisSpaFinder Insider Before leaving the Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat here in Australia, I wanted to share a few more observations. From my previous posts you will notice that I found their program to be quite thoughtful and []

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Spa Terminology: Wellness or Well-being?

Spa Terminology: Wellness or Well-being?by Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Earlier this week I attended the New York Spa Promotion Alliance (NYSPA) conference. This year it was held at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Professor Mary Tabacchi organizes this event every year and despite the unfortunate timing (just days before the Global Spa Summit), I always try []

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Daytona Bike Weekend Photos

Daytona Bike Weekend Photos by Susie Ellis As promised here are the photos from our weekend in Daytona during their big bike rally. A couple of things I learned: 1.When you are working long hours and going to bed late, etc. there is nothing like a total change of scenery and schedule to revive you. []

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At Home at Brenner’s Park Hotel and Spa

There are some places where I just feel like saying, “I’m home.” Brenner’s Park Hotel and Spa in Baden-Baden, Germany is one of those places for me. Living here would probably be the ultimate fantasy. I have fond memories of past visits: When ISPA held their first European Spa Conference in Baden-Baden, when I visited []