Archive for January 18th, 2011
This past weekend, I had the good fortune to experience Bermuda’s spa scene. Although the island is a bit chilly this time of year, it proved an infinite improvement over New York’s bitter cold. And the weather made the spas seem even more inviting. With a host of special offers designed to entice spa-goers in the off season, The Spa at Elbow Beach features the Midday Escape ($245), which involves a Quintessence Body Scrub, a 50-minute Hot Stone Massage, and a bento box lunch throughout the month of January. That was just one of the many enticing specials I came across. The treatment offerings were also something to write home about. I was especially excited to try the $100,000 Silver TAG shower with 18 showerheads at The Spa at Tucker’s Point. It’s one of only seven in the world. Needless to say, it was quite the experience. Look for more on the spas of Bermuda in an upcoming issue.
A few weeks ago on my way home from work, I went into a Hallmark store to quickly pick up a birthday card for a friend. Forty-five minutes later I found myself at the check-out line with 12 cards, some of which I wasn’t even sure who would be the recipient. They ranged from cheesy puns to inspirational messages, all of which I appreciated equally. So when I recently learned about KindNotes, I was immediately smitten by the concept. A perfect gift for anyone, KindNotes is a beautifully decorated jar containing 31 individual sayings and quotations stuffed into mini-envelopes that can be opened and enjoyed. Customers choose the notes they want to include, or they can choose to personalize all 31 notes with their own words. Even better, KindNotes offers an array of themes to suit any relationship or event, from sisters to children to long-distance couples. Ideal for Valentine’s Day is A Daily Dose of My Love. It’s the perfect way to get your message across, whether it is a serious sentiment, a fun snippet, or a variety, much like my greeting card selection.