Archive for March 17th, 2010

Beauty of Spa-ing in Bora Bora

Plain and simple: if you’re looking for paradise, you can find it on Bora Bora. I figured this out the moment I landed at Motu Mute Airport (BOB) during a recent visit to this tiny island in the South Pacific. Immediately upon arrival, I was rewarded for my many hours of traveling with a spectacular view of Bora Bora’s beloved Mount Otemanu—and it was love at first sight. My affair only intensified during my week-long stay thanks to the people I met, the beautiful resorts I visited, the exciting adventures I took part in, and the splendid spas I visited.

My favorite aspect about spa-ing on Bora Bora is that every spa I experienced honored its spectacular location in one way or another. Whether I was sampling the sweet-smelling, locally crafted products from Marù Spa at the Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa, taking in the sights from the outdoor relaxation area at Spa Miri Miri at The St. Regis Resort Bora Bora (check out the view in the above photo!), indulging in a black-pearl-powder foot scrub on the deck of the luxe Kahaia Spa Suite at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, or even enjoying the loud roar of the ocean from one of the lounges at the Deep Ocean Spa at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, I was thrilled to embrace the sense of place each property offered.

To read more about the spa scene on Bora Bora, keep your eyes peeled for American Spa’s April issue.

Dermalogica Announces Design Contest Winner

Dermalogica’s Clean Start line, which is designed for young-adult skin, recently conducted a global contest in search of the perfect design to place on its reusable aluminum water bottle. The winner, Filip Iliev Radenovski of Australia, has been announced and will receive a cash prize and credit for the design.

“Hydration is key for healthy skin,” says Jane Wurwand, founder Dermalogica. “We encourage people to drink plenty of water each day to keep their digestion and overall metabolism at peak function. We’re also sensitive to the fact that plastic waste, including one-time use, disposable plastic water-bottles, must be minimized, so this design project makes sense for our skincare ‘tribe’ on many levels.”

The bottle will be available at Clean Start stockist locations worldwide beginning in May.

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