Posts Tagged ‘Palm Beach’
In the summertime, I love to be outdoors. Whether I am at the beach, a barbeque, or the park, I love to enjoy some rays, preferably with a frosty drink in hand. All winter long I dream of sundresses and open-toed shoes. When the warm season finally arrives, it is a must to have freshly pedicured feet that are ready to be exposed. In an ode to the season, Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach (FL) is offering its Pure Fiji Pina Colada Pedicure ($75, 50 minutes), which is sure to satisfy guests with a double dose of indulgence. This exotic pedicure gently exfoliates the feet by combining coconut and organic sugar cane scrub infused with exotic nut oils from Fiji. After exfoliation, warm oils are applied to the lower legs to massage tired muscles, leaving guests feeling totally relaxed. The pedicure is then completed with the application of one of a wide range of nail colors, as well as a complimentary pina colada. Guests will leave feeling like they were just swept away to a tropical island.
Beyond the beaches and the babes, South Florida is also home to the Florida Everglades, a wetlands region that begins just north of Lake Okeechobee and runs through the southern tip of the state. Until March 13, Eau Spa by Cornelia at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach (FL) is inviting its guests to make a difference while experiencing the beauty of the wild marshes with the Everglades and Eau Spa Getaway (starting at $510 per couple). The day kicks off with an educational tour of the dynamic ecosystem where guests can see the indigenous flora and fauna of the area and even plant a native Cypress tree. After getting their hands dirty, guests are taken back to the resort where they can continue to enjoy the outdoors during lunch for two in the spa’s Self-Centered Garden. An earth-inspired treatment awaits them as they can enjoy a Hot Stone Therapy-enhanced Bamboo Massage. This deep-tissue treatment features essential-oil-soaked bamboo shoots, which are rolled along the body to offer a relaxing massage, and hot stones to melt away muscle tension. This experience gives going au naturel in South Florida a new meaning.
Palm Beach, FL, is getting a Big Apple infusion thanks to a new partnership between Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach and Cornelia Fifth Avenue, New York. As of Dec. 14, the two will unite to create Eau Spa by Cornelia. According to company officials, this combined team will continue to showcase the playful, social nature for which Eau Spa has become known, while drawing upon the famed efficacy and worldwide reputation of Cornelia Fifth Avenue’s treatments, product lines, and signature guest services.
“Eau Spa by Cornelia will continue to break the spa mold by going beyond the traditional spa experience,” says Simon Lewis, owner of The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach and Eau Spa by Cornelia. “We are excited about this partnership, as Cornelia brings a new level of personalized guest service, unique and effective treatments and precision skin and body products to the boutique spa experience.”
For details on this new venture, be sure to pick up the January issue of American Spa.
As the editor of a spa magazine, I pride myself on trying out any and all spa services, no matter how obscure. One thing I’d never experienced until recently, however, was a Sensory Dry-Float Bed. I’ve been hearing news from spas around the globe about treatments that incorporate a nap on these weightlessness-inducing beds, and I’ve been dying to try it. During my recent visit to Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, I was thrilled to discover that one of my scheduled services included it. The Clock Stops ($325, 2 hours 10 minutes) treatment, which included a wrap, a scalp and foot massage, and a full-body massage, also involved a 30-minute snooze in a Sensory Dry-Float Bed. My therapist told me that after my nap, I would feel like I had a full, eight-hour night of sleep. I was a little dubious, since I rarely nod off during spa services, but she was right. After being wrapped in the warm cocoon, and feeling the bed fill with water beneath me, I conked out in a matter of minutes. And when she woke me up 30 minutes later, I felt amazingly well-rested and rejuvenated. I was so relaxed that I spent the rest of the afternoon in the sublime Self-Centered Garden, swinging in a suspended chair, nibbling on an Eau Spa Lunch Box, and reading a book, all the while wondering if it would be possible to replace my bed at home with a Sensory Dry-Float Bed. For more on the treatments, gardens, and other enchanting aspects of this south Florida spa, check out the September issue of American Spa.