Over the last couple of months we’ve seen some of our favorite celebs taking a little break from their busy schedules to indulge in some rest and relaxation.
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Check out some of the spas across the country that are accommodating fashionistas with an aversion to flats with reflexology, sumptuous pedicures and more.
La Cocina Que Canta, the Cooking School and Culinary Center at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Baja California, announced the arrival of Executive Chef Denise Roa.
Yoga is a great way to get a workout while increasing flexibility, and it’s also an opportunity to stretch the mind as you focus your attention on yourself and your body. Because yoga focuses on the all-encompassing concept of wellness through touching on mind, body, and soul, the practice is a great fit with getaway […]
We love Rancho La Puerta’s spa cuisine, so when we saw their face mask recipes for every skin type, we had to share! The masks, created by the spa’s skin care guru, Jan Greaves, are made with food ingredients you most-likely have stocked in your kitchen already. To achieve maximum benefits, an initial gentle steaming […]
Nothing says fall like warm homemade bread, fresh out of the oven, and the pine nuts and maple syrup in this recipe adds to its fall-like feel. If you can’t make it down to Baja California to nosh at Rancho La Puerta’s lush and vast resort – known for its quality cuisine and cooking classes – give this recipe a try. We love the Spanish touch of saffron.
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.
Celebrate this Mother’s Day with a bit of spa-ing, re-connecting, and treatments à deux with your best friend—mom, of course! Spas catering to a mother-daughter clientele, from adults to teens alike, are increasingly becoming more common (find an extensive list here), and promote the importance of overall wellness at an early age. Whether you’re a mom, daughter, grandmother, niece, or confidant, these destination spots offer getaway packages or amenities (and a non-stressful atmosphere!) that honor mom this Mother’s Day weekend—and throughout the year. Here’s a sample of just some of SpaFinder’s top picks we’d like to share.
In Mexico, fresh corn is roasted or grilled until smoky-sweet and deliciously chewy. For this classic chowder, the corn is pan-roasted, then cooked to a golden velvet with leeks and aromatic vegetables.
Founder Deborah Szekely and Chef Jesus Gonzales like to give food a quick last touch as it is served. It might be as simple as a quick sauté of leeks, corn and peppers for this corn soup, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil over tomatoes and basil or a dash of fennel powder on grilled fish. That last touch always lifts each fish a notch, adding freshness and flavor, a hint of texture or temperature contrast and eye appeal.
Top Ten Sexiest Spas By Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider Well, there are lists of sexiest bathrooms, beaches and hotels, so why not sexiest spas? I decided to ask my editor friends and a few spa experts around the world which spas they thought were the sexiest. Then we selected the spas with the most votes […]
That Famous Spa in Switzerland, Clinique La Prairie and the Product Line, La Prairie – Sorting it All Out
That Famous Spa in Switzerland, Clinique La Prairie and the Product Line, La Prairie – Sorting it All Outby Susie EllisSpaFinder Insider (Note, if you aren’t seeing any photos in this blog post, then please read the blog at http://www.www.spafinder.com/blog/ as the photos will be a big help in following this timeline!) By now I […]
Kids & Teens at Spas…Supply or Demand? by Susie EllisSpaFinder Insider This article, “Spas Go All Out To Give Kids the Treatment” by Andrea Petersen and Miriam Foster was in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. It’s about the trend of more kids and teens going to spas for treatments. I have two comments. Both relate […]
Global Spa Summit 2008: Spa Industry’s Key Questions Answeredby Susie Ellis Want to know the #1 problem facing the global spa industry today? We know the answer – thanks to an instant audience response system technology which was used at the Global Spa Summit last month here in New York. Here is a visual example […]
A “Plugged-In” Spa Visit to Thailand with Massage and Facial on Day One and a Pre-Flight Manicure and Pedicure
A “Plugged-In” Spa Visit To Thailand with Massage and Facial on Day One and a Pre-Flight Manicure and Pedicureby Susie Ellis Just got to Thailand after a 16 hour flight from New York to Bangkok aboard Thai Airways, a three hour layover at the Bangkok airport, a one hour flight to Phuket, a 1/2 hour […]
I am currently at Rancho La Puerta for a few days. My plans included being here for the opening of their exciting new cooking school . However, as things generally go with construction, there is some delay and I will only be able to visit the cooking school on Wednesday – not experience a cooking […]
I received a call yesterday from New York 1 requesting an interview about pedicure equipment at spas and what consumers should know to make sure they are safe when receiving a pedicure. Since manicures and pedicures are the most popular beauty services at spas, this is clearly an important topic. With the hundreds of thousands […]
Just got this email from hubby who is in Brussels for a global internet conference. I reminded him that he was close to the city of Spa and that it might be worth a drive to see it. He found out it was only 90 minutes away, so off he went. Here is his email […]