Everyone has a different idea of the ideal vacation. While my perfect vacation includes plenty of pampering and relaxation, others might be longing for romance, culture, or family fun. With this in mind, Uma Ubud, Bali is offering customized packages to fulfill every guest’s unique interests. A lush Balinese paradise, Uma Ubud has created four personalized packages for guests to experience. Whether discovering the village of Ubud, receiving a luxurious spa treatment at the COMO Shambala Retreat, or looking for adventure, all four of these indulgent packages include half-board accommodation, complimentary activities, and excursions. Guests can create their own experience by selecting one activity for a two-night stay, two activities for a three-night stay, or three activities for a four-night stay. Packages include:
Discover Ubud Culture:
- A tour of the Bedugul Mountains and markets
- A variety of activities that include a three hour Ubud tour, a two hour cooking class, and a Kintamani freewheel cycle
Ultimate Ubud Spa Retreat:
- A 60-minute COMO Shambhala Massage
- A 75-minute Purify Facial or 90-minute Deep Tissue Massage
- More spa treatments that will be selected according to the number of nights
Romantic Getaway in the Heart of Bali
- A candlelight dinner for two and one cocktail per person
- Other activities that include a 60-minute Couples COMO Shambhala Massage, a three-hour chauffeured sightseeing tour, and a 60-minute yoga session
Ubud Family Adventure
- An elephant ride for the family at the Ubud Elephant Sanctuary
- With other activities that include a three-hour Ubud tour, a two hour cooking class, a guided birded walk, and white water rafting
Aji Spa at The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa (Chandler, AZ) announced its second Broadway Summer Spa Day, presented in partnership with Arizona State University’s ASU Gammage performing arts theater. This event will take place on August 17 and offers guests a day of relaxing spa treatments, arts, and culture. The Summer Spa Day package ($99 per person) includes a 50-minute Swedish Massage, lunch in the Aji Café, use of the spa’s private swimming pool, instructor-led fitness classes, steam room, sauna, and other amenities. Representatives for ASU Gammage will be on-hand to share information on the upcoming 2011-2012 Progressive Broadway Across America Season, which includes such classics as West Side Story, White Christmas, and South Pacific. Attendees will also receive a complimentary Broadway gift box, a peek at the upcoming Broadway season, and the chance to win a season subscription for two ($654 value). For more information or to reserve a space, call (602) 385.5759 and mention promotional code: BROADWAY SPA DAY.
Whenever a season changes, my first thought is, what will everyone be wearing? With fall just around the corner, I have started to browse through the shops to see the latest trends. This year fall is bringing rich, dramatic and deep colors and I can’t wait to make my first purchase! But no new outfit can be complete without a well-polished manicure. To complement the upcoming autumn season, Duri Cosmetics has introduced its new Wine Tasting Party Collection. Available in September, the new collection includes such enticing colors as Cognac XO, Bloody Mary, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dragontini, and Grape Swirl. The rich shade of these reds, plums, garnets, and violets are reminiscent of a flavorful wine that can be enjoyed while watching the autumn leaves change color. What’s more, Duri Cosmetics also introduced a free color and treatment app for Android and iPhone users where customers can virtually try on any nail shade. Now that’s worth toasting to!
The summer just got a bit hotter with the launch of the “Summer Seduction” package (starting at $450) now being offered at the St. Regis Atlanta. From now through September 30, couples can enjoy a variety of indulgences including luxury accommodations, a $100 food and beverage credit to be redeemed at the Poolside Café & Bar, and an oversized St. Regis resort beach towel to take home. The menu at the Poolside Café & Bar offers such delights as watermelon champagne chilled soup, summer fruit gazpacho, icy adult snow cones, refreshing lemonade, and more. There are additional summer offerings on the menu at the Pool Piazza. To top it off, the hotel also offers relaxing and rejuvenating treatments at the Remède Spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the Pool Piazza.
Between my love for the summer sun, the changing climate, and the harsh reality of aging, my skin tends to require a lot of attention. That’s why I was thrilled to hear about Exhale Mind Body Spa’s new and unique Skincare Revolution initiative. Starting in October, this program is designed to meet client’s specific needs, whether skin is dry, mature, oily, acne prone, combination, or aging. After a consultation, an esthetician creates a customized approach to target and solve existing skincare issues while also preventing further damage. The client may choose between a regimen of four, eight, or twelve sessions. Exhale’s main goal is to build the foundation for healthy skin that can also be maintained at home, so clients will also enjoy a 25 percent discount on skincare products purchased during the program to maintain their newly glowing and revitalized skin.
The July 25th episode of ABC’s reality series ‘The Bachelorette’ was filmed at the Koro Sun Resort in Savusavu, Fiji Islands. The new bachelorette Ashley Hebert, and her lucky date experienced lush Fiji rain forests, beautiful accommodations, a candle lit dinner, and everything else this breathtaking resort has to offer. Now, inspired by the show, the resort is offering its “Passion Under the Palms” package where couples can indulge in luxury and enjoy the beauty of this magical island. The package is made for couples who really want to connect or rekindle romance.
Here is what the package includes:
- 5 nights at the Koro Sun Resort.
- Three daily gourmet meals made with ingredients from the resort’s organic garden and afternoon tea.
- A true Fijian welcome that includes a coconut milk foot soak and leg massage at Rainforest Spa.
- A champagne breakfast in guest’s private villa.
- A private candle lit dinner for two in the rainforest which includes hors de oeuvres and a three course seafood platter.
- The spa’s Ultimate Indulgence treatment which starts off with a relaxing banana leaf body wrap, followed by a couples massage in the rainforest.
- A complimentary ladies sarong.
- A guided snorkeling excursion and a guided waterfall excursion with a visit to a Fijian Village and Kava Ceremony.
- A tour of the J. Hunter Pearl Farm in Savusavu Bay.
- A mouthwatering private beach picnic.
- Turn down service, floating candles in the villa’s plunge pool and delicious desserts on the final night in the resort’s Fantasy Suite.
The package can be purchased through March 31, 2012 for travel from July 18, 2011 to March 31, 2013.
Music plays an integral role in changing my mood. When I am practicing yoga or when I am stressed it’s music that helps to relax and soothe my mind. Recognizing the power of music, and drumming in particular, the Bishop’s Lodge and Resort (Santa Fe, NM), is offering its Drum and Journey Circle. Drumming is an ancient practice that is commonly used in many cultures to reduce stress and re-connect by finding peace through the repetitive rhythms of the drum. During this retreat, not only will participants drum, they are also invited to join the journey circle which allows them the opportunity to share their experiences and connect with one another. Participants are asked to bring meaningful items with them such as photos or letters that will be placed in the circle to keep them inspired and in tune. Sage is used at the beginning of each session to set the mood for offerings to the spirits. Participants in the circle will later find peace and serenity. In addition to the Drum and Journey Circle, the Bishop’s Lodge and Resort also offers many activities including hiking, horseback riding, tennis courts, a skeet and trap range, and a variety of spa and wellness amenities at SháNah Spa.
Red Mountain Resort announced exciting news for anyone who loves Clarins’ products and treatments as much as I do. Starting in September, Red Mountain Resort’s acclaimed Sagestone Spa & Salon will be the first spa in Utah to become an exclusive Clarins’ USA spa. The spa has taken on the famed Clarins’ Touch massage technique that was developed in Paris by Jacques Courtin-Clarins in 1954. The technique involves over 80 complex hand movements and rhythmic strokes that balance and renew the body and mind.
Here is a look at some of the Clarins’ treatments that will be offered at the Sagestone Spa:
The Lifting Line Smoother ($120, 50 minutes): This youth recovery treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines by utilizing sunflower phospholipids, bluebutton flower, and hops.
Sea Lily Luminosity Treatment ($120, 50 minutes): Clients will reveal fresh and glowing skin with this treatment that utilizes sea lily flower to reduce pigment producing cells and diminish age spots.
Anti-Ageing Special ($120, 50 minutes): This intensive all-over body treatment is designed to firm and tone the skin while leaving it soft and renewed.
Customized Mud and Clay wraps by Clarins’ ($120, 50 minutes): The customized mud and clay wraps use an array of unique ingredients to tone the body and relax the body and mind.
Exfoliation by Clarins’ ($115, 50 minutes): Each guest will be pampered with this exfoliating treatment that is customized to meet individual needs.
Any spa treatment that contains the word ‘mojito’ is sure to peak my interest. It’s such a refreshing summer drink, so I understand why its ingredients would be the inspiration for the perfect seasonal body scrub and there is no better place to experience it than in Miami. This summer, the Mayfair Hotel and Spa in Coconut Grove, FL, is offering the Miami Mojito Body Wrap ($150, 60 minutes), the ultimate experience for relaxation after a day in the hot Miami sun. Exclusively at the Mayfair’s Jurlique Spa, the body wrap includes a perfect blend of sugar and mint to exfoliate and nourish the skin while stimulating the senses. After the treatment, guests are invited to head up to the breathtaking rooftop pool and lounge for a complimentary Mojito cocktail. Call (800) 433-4555 to book your appointment and mention the code MOJITO to receive this special rate limited to July and August.
The summer treatments on the menu at the Nidah Spa at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa (Santa Fe, NM) have me dreaming of hopping on the next flight to New Mexico. To celebrate the arrival of summer and help guests rejuvenate and relax, the spa is offering three unique treatments, including Prickly Pear Pedicure ($75) to heal tired and dry feet using such ingredients as bliss prickly pear aloe and yucca root. Also on the menu is the soothing Desert Aloe Soothing Gel Body Wrap ($130) that is sure to leave skin glowing and refreshed, and the Turquoise Sage Organic Facial ($130), which hydrates, exfoliates, and cleanses skin, leaving it feeling silky and soft. At the Eldorado Hotel and Spa guests can enjoy the perfect getaway and indulge in treatments that truly capture the magic of the southwest.