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Miraval Arizona Introduces Special Offers to Support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Miraval Resort & Spa (Tucson, AZ) is introducing three special offers throughout October to help support Breast Cancer Research.  Guests will want to take advantage of the Mani for the Cure ($65, 50 minutes) and the Pedi for the Cure ($80, 50 minutes), as the spa will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. With each treatment, they will also receive a complimentary SpaRitual nail polish from the In Pink 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection. Guests can also do good by purchasing PINK items, such as the Miraval Crystal Ball Cap, the Pink Miraval Ribbed Tank Top, the Pink S’Well Water Bottle, and more. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these featured items will also be donated. What are you doing in your spa to bring awareness to this important issue?

The Spa at Ravella Debuts Sip & Spa Thursdays

Like most people, by the time Thursday rolls around each week, I’m pooped from four days of working hard. So it has quickly become one of my favorite days to gather my girlfriends and enjoy a cocktail or two. So when I heard news of a fun new offering at The Spa at Ravella (Las Vegas), I wished I lived in Sin City. The spa recently debuted Sip & Spa Thursdays, a fashionable ladies’ night out featuring fun spa treatments and cool signature cocktails. The weekly event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. and features a fun new duo every Thursday night. Each week, participating ladies leave with a great takeaway gift from OPI, Naturopathica, and Morocconoil, among others. Plus, they have the chance to win a spectacular spa gift basket. Options include an express treatment, a signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, and a spa gift for $25. Or, they can indulge in everything but the treatment for $10.

Here’s a look at the upcoming schedule:

  • Mai Tais & Massages (Sept. 22)
  • Bellinis & Brows (Sept. 29)
  • Ritas & Relaxation (Oct. 6)
  • Long Islands & Lashes (Oct. 13)
  • Absinthe & Aromatherapy (Oct. 20)
  • Tinis & Tinsel (Oct. 27, Nov. 17)
  • Martinis & Manicures (Nov. 3)
  • Mojitos & Makeovers (Nov. 10)

Heading to Vegas any time soon for a fun girls getaway? Be sure to make a pit-stop at The Spa at Ravella.

Las Ventanas Brings Luxury to the Local Airport

The clearest memory I have of my visit to Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico, with overwhelming amount of attention to detail and commitment to satisfying my every whim that the staff possessed from the second of my arrival. In fact, since 2005, Las Ventanas has “Airport Hosts” who greet guests at San Jose Cabo International Airport where they help them through check-in and escort them to the security area. I thought that was pretty amazing, but now the resort has taken it a step further. Airport Hosts have now been certified with the airport, allowing them to also escort guests though security and into a private VIP lounge, where, for $20, they can enjoy a wifi, light dining, and beverages in a comfortable environment. Talk about full service luxury.

The Spa at Trump Introduces Back-to-School Menu

With the end of summer close at hand, many are now gearing up to head back to school. Wanting to reward both hard-working students and tireless educators, the folks at The Spa at Trump have introduced a special back-to-school menu. Effective Sept. 5th through the end of the month, the Student Spa Menu is available at all Spa at Trump locations for those who provide a valid student or educator ID upon arrival. Here are the inspired offerings…

  • The Study Break – The 60-minute Classic Trump Massage. Regularly $150; specially offered at $110.
  • The BFF Mani-Pedi – For two: the 30-minute Classic Manicure followed by the 45-minute Classic Pedicure. Regularly $200; specially offered at $150.
  • The Formal – The 60-minute Universal Glow Facial. Regularly $150; specially offered at $110.
  • The BMOC – The 60-minute Classic Trump Massage followed by the 30-minute Executive Men’s Facial. Regularly $250; specially offered at $160.
  • The Study Abroad – The 45-minute Turkish Hammam Treatment. Regularly $100; specially offered at $75. Available exclusively at the Trump SoHo location.

Como Hotels and Resorts To Offer New Wellness Retreats

Beginning this fall, Como Hotels and Resorts will introduce a week-long Pilates retreat and two yoga retreats. From Oct. 30-Nov. 5, yoga experts Andrea and Christina Curry will host the “Strength and Surrender: A Journey Into Balance by the Curry Sisters” retreat at the COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali. During this retreat, guests will embark on a journey to explore beyond physical and mental limits, promoting relaxation and self-awareness. Also during the retreat, the Curry sisters will recommend specific Como Shambhala spa treatments customized to fit each guest’s needs.

From Nov. 6-12 celebrity trainer, author and pilates instructor, Alycea Ungaro will host the “Real Wellness Retreat with Alycea Ungaro” at Parrot Cay in Turks & Caicos. There, Ungaro will offer 15 hours of Pilates instruction and 30 minutes of private assessment. Also at Parrot Cay, from Nov. 13-19, well-known yogi Elena Brower will offer “The Art of Attention with Elena Brower” retreat, which includes daily anusara classes comprising of asana, pranayama, and meditation.

In addition to the yoga and pilates classes, all of the retreats include six nights of accommodations, welcome and farewell dinners, round-trip airport transfers, and tax and service charges. Depending on which retreat is chosen, other meals and amenities are included.

Girls Can Leave the World Behind at Harvest Inn

Last week while perusing Facebook, I came across one of my good friend’s status, which read, “Looking forward to seeing all my friends during my upcoming visit to NYC!” I had no idea she was going to be in town! When I called her later that night to scold her, she said she was having a busy week and didn’t have time to call all of her friends individually, so it was easier to post on Facebook. This lack of interaction is the premise behind the new Wine Country Slumber Party–Unplugged being offered at Harvest Inn in St. Helena, CA. Created to get the girls together for a gadget-free retreat, the weekend begins at check-in, when friends surrender their gadgets and digital devices, which are then stored in a safety box. Next, guests enjoy real face-to-face catch-up time during a private one-hour reception featuring local wines and cheeses. More quality time is spent during a private five-hour wine country tour and tastings, as well as a private picnic lunch at a vineyard. Day two includes a 60-minute massage either in the resort’s therapy room or in an outdoor cabana. And finally, what girls’ getaway would be complete without some shopping at the boutiques on Main Street. Starting at $1,999 for two nights, the package also includes daily breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, on-site parking, and access to the fitness center. For more information, click here.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver
Introduces Fall Into Football Menu

You don’t have to be a fan of football to enjoy the new Fall Into Football menu debuting at The Ritz Carlton Spa, Denver. The specially priced seasonal menu hikes into town Sept. 1-Dec. 31. The playful menu includes the First Down Facial ($115, 50 minutes), a signature facial with autumn-inspired ingredients; the Heisman Hops and Honey Pedicure ($125, 75 minutes), a one-of-a-kind pedi incorporating real hops; the Touchdown Thai Massage ($165, 75 minutes), a traditional Thai massage; and the Quarterback Sneak ($165, 75 minutes), a sampler package that involves a 25-minute massage, a 25-minute facial, and a 25-minute manicure. Any one of the the treatments are sure to leave guests ready to tackle whatever comes their way.

The Kahala Spa Offers Guests a Taste of Authentic Hawaiian Healing

One of my favorite memories about my last trip to Hawaii was getting an authentic lomi lomi massage while listening to the sounds of the ocean. The Kahala Spa in Honolulu actually takes relaxation even farther with the introduction of its Island Offerings: Inspiration for the Senses package. The three-hour program begins with a 30-minute consultation with a therapist, along with a mixology lesson to help them create a customized concoction of farm-fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables to be used throughout their treatment. A sea Salt, macadamia nut, or sugar scrub is performed, followed by a yogurt-based body wrap and scalp treatment. Clients then relax in a scented bath before receiving a 90-minute lomi lomi massage. They are also given a refreshing smoothie with fresh Hawaiian fruit to enjoy. After this program, vacationers will feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to enjoy all the island has to offer.

The Viceroy Bali Offers a Spa and Wellness Package

The Viceroy Bali, which is a luxurious 25-villa retreat located in Ubud, Bali, features stunning views, luxurious accommodations, and excellent service that will help to renew each guest’s body and mind. Now, for the ultimate in pampering, the hotel is offering a Spa & Wellness Package (starting at $1,701), which is focused on overall wellbeing and includes a three-night stay in a luxury pool villa, a one-hour yoga class, a two-hour couples’ spa treatment, and a four-hand harmony massage at the resort’s Lembah Spa. Guests will also enjoy a welcome drink and cool down towel upon arrival, daily breakfast, a delicious three-course dinner for two at the resort’s award-winning CasCades restaurant, and a three-course high tea experience.

Renowned Chef Hosts “Plates and Pilates” Retreat in Italy

Renowned  chef and restaurateur, Kelly Liken, who has appeared on such shows as Bravo’s Top Chef D.C. and the Food Network’s Iron Chef America, is heading to Italy and bringing along her passion for cooking and Pilates. From September 5-11, Liken is inviting guests to join her for the “Plates and Pilates” retreat taking place during the Italian harvest season at the luxurious Cascina Papaveri villa, a small working farm, in Piedmonte, Italy. The week-long retreat offers guests the chance to rejuvenate the mind and the body with Pilates and yoga and embrace their love of cooking. “Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand,” says Liken. “I love food and cooking and it will always be a part of my life. I thought, what better way to bring the two things that I love doing to such a beautiful setting as Italy?”

During the culinary portion of the trip, Liken will lead guests on day trips to the market while introducing them to respected artisans along the way. She will also guide guests on a truffle hunt to enrich their cultural and culinary experience. Every evening she will teach a hands-on cooking class where participants will learn how to make such Italian classics as handmade pasta from scratch. For those guests who truly want to embrace the wellness experience, expert Pilates instructor Elizabeth Sullivan will be on hand to lead Pilates and yoga classes in the state-of-the-art Pilates studio. Sullivan will provide an intimate setting where guests will receive a customized program to fit their goals and lifestyle. Guests can also enjoy such leisure activities as a wine tour in the breathtaking Piedmonte wine region, where they will learn all about food and wine pairings. The villa also offers a private pool where guests can relax and local villages to stroll through and explore.

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