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National Directory: Ritz Carlton Highlands – Lake Tahoe

If you haven’t been to a Ritz Carlton Spa, you don’t know what you are missing!!   The customer service is unparalleled….the treatments…luxurious.   I am certain this new property will be no exception.  The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe is the first new-build resort development in the Lake Tahoe area in decades.  Anticipated to be the premier Northern California contemporary mountain retreat, the $300 million project, situated mid-mountain in the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski area will feature ski-in, ski-out access with mountain concierge services.

The Highlands Spa is a 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center with treatments and therapies themed around water and the woods. local and historical elements meet modern results-oriented treatments. Unwind and warm yourself après ski by the cozy fireplace in your private restoration lounge while sipping hot chocolate or your favorite tea. Try stepping into the Dry-Heat-Lodge to detoxify or if you prefer – the mentally uplifting Pinyon-Pine steam room.

The Ritz-Carlton Highlands will be also be one of the first major five-star caliber mountain resorts to seek LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Beyond the pedestrian-friendly design of the site, some of the environmental features include underground parking instead of outdoor asphalt lots, the use of recycled steel, and the incorporation of energy efficient heating and cooling systems.

What To Get: Bear Paw or Knick-Knack package, Organic Marine Algae Mineralizing Envelopment & Rain Shower, Age-Defying Transformational Facial or the Ritz-Carlton Highlands Signature Organic Elements Massage

Ritz Carlton Highlands Lake Tahoe is located in Truckee, CA
13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court
Truckee, CA 96161 USA
Call: (530) 562-3000o book an appointment

Lianne Farbes writes The Makeup Girl.

December 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

National Directory: Sanctuary Day Spa – San Fransisco Bay Club…

Next time you are in San Fransisco, make sure you do some sight seeing, have some Ghiradelli chocolate and visit the Sanctuary Spa at the San Fransisco Bay Club.  This is a lovely retreat that is also a parent’s dream.  Not only do they have a state of the art workout facility and full service spa, there is also a children center/daycare facility. It  provides a fun, safe and welcoming play space for all children ages 6 weeks through 4 years.

The spa has a Zen like feel, also, unlike most spas, there is an androgynous feel to the decor, allowing men and women alike to feel comfortable in the tranquil atmosphere. The spa has been open for 17 years, and has an average 9 year wait list for employment. Most employees have been with Sanctuary for 7 years and ablogre required to continue their education monthly. Everything used in the over 10 facial treatments offered is clinical strength Epicuren, and executed with Silhouet-tone equipment. Sumptuous down comforters invite you to relax and be pampered.  Each treatment is specialized especially for each client, and you are offered a free consultation prior to your session.

What To Get: Silk Peel, Divine Intervention Sircuit® Facial, Western Ways Swedish Massage, Athlete’s Repair Pedicure

Sanctuary Day Spa  is located in the San Fransisco Bay Club
150 Greenwich St
San Francisco, CA 94111
Call (415) 433-2200 to book an appointment

Lianne Farbes writes The Makeup Girl.

November 19, 2009 at 5:37 am 2 comments

National Directory: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa – Chicago…

Red Door Spa - ChicagoIf you are ever in Chicago…a must see is the bustling Michigan Avenue near the lake. Yes it is cold and windy this time of year but there is SO much to see!  There is the Drake Hotel where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio have their names carved inside a heart on the old wooden bar, there is the breathtaking Hancock Tower and then there is the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.  A sprawling retreat located right across the street from the famed spot where Marilyn & Joe solidified their love, the Red Door offers a little bit of everything.  Spa goers can get the full monty like my friend’s wife did back in October or pop in for the classic signature warm cream manicure.

The Chicago location is located in the historic Palmolive building and takes up the entire floor of that building.  Also inside is the Spa Café which has become a popular place to hold a bridal spa party.  The best thing about the Red Door though is the option to get a la cart services, that way you can create your own package that is within your budget.  Men and Women alike can luxuriate here which is another plus.

What To Get: Phyto Organic Rescue Facial, Signature Stress Melter Massage, Olive Oil Body Glow, Signature Warm Cream Manicure & Pedicure.

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa – Chicago is located on historic Michigan Avenue
919 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago ,  IL    60611
Call (312) 988-9191 (phone) to book an appointment

Lianne Farbes writes The Makeup Girl.

November 11, 2009 at 4:47 am Leave a comment

National Directory: Frédéric Fekkai Melrose Place – Los Angeles

salon_melrose_placeFrédéric Fekkai, whose name is synonymous with sophistication and style, just announced that he will name his Melrose Place Salon the official West Coast based flagship Fekkai salon.

Located in the heart of West Hollywood, this newly expanded 2,400 square foot space will provide an intimate luxury retreat. After undergoing renovations and an expansion, the Melrose Place Salon will now operate on both floors of its current location with the addition of a ground floor retail environment.  The renovation includes an expansion of the salon service area, shampoo stations and private pedicure rooms, bringing the total number of service chairs to sixteen.

Residing within a Spanish-mission style building, the salon will offer clients a sunny, relaxing oasis to experience the exquisite cuts and luxurious, high-end services that Fekkai is famous for, including hair styling and coloring, manicure, pedicure, bridal services, brow grooming and make-up application. (more…)

October 19, 2009 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

National Directory: Spa at the Crescent Rosewood Hotel – Dallas

spa.001Everything is bigger in Texas….including the spas. Having been raised by a Texan and being that my Nana was a Texan as well….the state holds a special place in my heart. Nana used to send my sister and I things like giant fly swatters, she also had a sign that said, “Don’t mess with Texas!!” Not much has changed over the years as things in Texas always strive to be bigger and better. The gorgeous Spa at the Crescent located in the Rosewood Hotel in Dallas is nothing short of spectacular. Inside the 22,000-square-foot facility, you will find 77 one-of-a-kind treatments and services for men and women in 16 state-of-the-art treatment rooms. In addition, the boutique offers luxurious product lines and discreet and knowledgeable services that create a spa rivaling others in far-flung locations around the world.

The spa treatment list is endless and is based more on health and healing than relaxation. After your spa treatments, sun yourself at the heated outdoor pool (which is open year round), or workout in the state of the art gym (clothing is provided…all you need to bring are running shoes. You can also swing by the Juice Bar where you can grab some healthy food, fruit smoothies, vegetable juices, wheat grass shots and protein bars. Big and beautiful…it would sem that you can have whatever you want in this lovely oasis.

What To Get: Hotter ‘n Texas Summer Rock Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Thermal Mineral Kur, Thalassobath, Cowboy Boogie Pedicure, Double Mask Firming Facial.

The Spa at the Crescent – Rosewood Hotel is located in Dallas
Four Hundred Crescent Court
Dallas, TX
Call 214.871.3232 to book an appointment

Lianne Farbes writes The Makeup Girl

October 7, 2009 at 5:20 am 6 comments

National Directory: Raya European Day Spa – Los Angeles

raya-lab_2Right in the heart of West Hollywood, a few blocks in either direction will take you to Beverly Hills or the trendy Beverly Center. The Raya European Day Spa is practically an L.A. institution, having been in the business since 1982–it is one of the most affordable luxury day spas in the area.  Owned by Raya Taver, who began her career as an aesthetician in Russia in 1963, the spa now has its own skincare line and research laboratory.

The Spa features an Authentic Scandinavian Sauna, Roman Stone Aroma Steam Room and Traditional Steam Room, 3 Swiss Hydrotherapy Showers with 8 adjustable jet nozzles for body massage and overhead mushroom and spray shower heads with extra flexible shower handset, Vanity Area with complimentary use of Raya Skin & Body Care Products, 42″ Plasma TV in Refreshment/Waiting Room, Individual Lockers (with Terry Cotton Robes, Bath Towels, Sensa Slippers) Every drop of water used at Raya Day Spa is Softened and Purified by In-house Water Conditioning System.

This spa is THE PLACE to go if you are looking for a Brazilian Bikini Wax (they are famous for it…) and they have some amazing facial treatments as well. (more…)

September 30, 2009 at 4:08 am 1 comment

National Directory: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa – Seattle

spaI have never been to Seattle, but I have been dying to go for some time now.  The Pacific Northwest seems like such a relaxing part of the country!  So if you are on your way there or you live in the area – I have a treat for you!  The renowned Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, the destination for unsurpassed spa expertise, will debut its first signature spa in the Pacific Northwest at The Bravern, a vibrant urban village located in Bellevue, WA.

The state-of-the-art spa will offer the best in beauty and personal service to local residents, shoppers, and visitors to The Bravern. With more than 6,000 square feet dedicated to beauty, harmony and well being, the brand new spa will feature the following: (more…)

September 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

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