Archive for March 23rd, 2011

Rancho Bernardo Inn Helps Spa-goers Spring Forward

Although it doesn’t feel like it here today in New York City where it is snowing once again, Sunday was the official start of Spring, and to kick off the season, The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn (San Diego, CA) is offering some irresistible offerings. Now through May 31, guests can choose from the following options:

• Spring Made Fresh Daily ($150, 80 minutes) includes a strawberry body scrub, a strawberry body wrap, a grapefruit oil massage, and, as an added treat, a strawberry daiquiri to top it all off

• Sunday Funday Spa Package ($150, 80 minutes) includes two mini bite-sized treats, two sandwiches, and two desserts, and a beverage, plus the choice of three mini treatments (facial, massage, and manicure or pedicure) either before or after the tasting

Both options offer the perfect way to ring in Spring!

OPI Adds New Shades to the Glam Slam! Collection

OPI added four new shades to the Glam Slam! collection. Launching in May in conjunction with the French Open, the first Lacquer set includes Spark de Triomphe (a silver glitter) paired with White Shatter. Once applied over completely dried Nail Lacquer, Shatter begins to crackle, leaving behind a two-texture pattern on each nail. The second Lacquer set features Rally Pretty Pink paired with Red Shatter. “We are very excited to continue working with tennis superstar Serena Williams to launch the next Glam Slam! shades,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive vice president and artistic director of OPI. “France is a country with a rich history in fashion and setting trends. These four new color options are ideal for showcasing your own personal style, à la Serena, whether worn alone or overlaid with Shatter for instant nail art.” New shades in the Glam Slam! collection will be introduced to coincide with each of the four major tournaments, beginning with the Australian Open in January 2011, followed by launches in May 2011 for the French Open, June 2011 for Wimbledon, and August 2011 for the US Open.

Ritz-Carlton Dallas Helps Guests Run & Recover

I don’t like to run. At all. A few years ago, my team and I ran a half-marathon for charity. While I was thrilled with the funds we were able to raise, at the end of the race, I was equally thrilled to be able to stop the training and return to my regular fitness routine. But I just heard about a new package from The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dallas, that makes running seem a bit more palatable—in fact, it makes it sound downright enticing. Run and Recover ($205 to $235) is an interactive experience during which a hotel guest can enjoy a run along Dallas’ famed Katy Trail near The Ritz-Carlton, accompanied by a hotel Running Buddy who is familiar with the area, its running terrain, and trail options. After an accompanied run of up to one hour, the guest will return to The Ritz-Carlton Spa for a 50- or 80-minute Fitness and Sports Massage, a customized athlete’s therapy that addresses pain and trigger points related to muscle stress and sports injuries. It’s the perfect solution to treat the perils of running with the pleasure of spa. Where can I sign up?

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