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Spa of the Week: Nikki Beach Koh Samui

By Olivia Cuccaro Even the most seasoned private jet traveler is subject to the physical toll incurred by a long flight. Traveling to Thailand from certain parts of the world can be especially taxing, but if your destination is Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui, you’ll be feeling rejuvenated in no time. Fringed with palm trees on the country’s […]

Louis Vuitton Debuts Travel Cases for Your Fragrances

By Olivia Cuccaro If you can’t leave home without your favorite Louis Vuitton perfume, the latest launch from the maison will send you packing. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, you can give your signature scent the same gorgeously leather-clad storage as your wardrobe on your next trip. Designed by Marc Newson — known for […]

Spa of the Week: The Trident Spa Jamaica

Caffeine and calm. The words don’t typically go together, but if you still crave your morning coffee even in the most laidback tropical setting, this week’s spa is sure to have you jetting to Jamaica. In secluded Port Antonio, The Trident Hotel is home to a newly renovated spa debuting an exclusive mocha-inspired menu in partnership with Wallenford Jamaica Blue […]

Spa of the Week: Auberge Spa Hacienda AltaGracia

By Olivia Cuccaro A sprawling rainforest, active volcanoes and abounding wildlife make Costa Rica a tropical destination with plenty to explore. Days spent ziplining above the bountiful trees and scuba diving alongside hawksbill turtles below the surface of the ocean call for a break from adventure — at least for a few spa treatments. Hacienda AltaGracia, part of the Auberge […]

Spa of the Week: Fairmont Willow Stream Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro Escape to the heart of the Mexican jungle for this week’s tropical spa experience. Among the natural lagoons and canopy of trees once home to the ancient Mayans, Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Mayakoba overlooks the surrounding mangrove forest and rejuvenates with treatments inspired by organic elements of Mexico. With a name chosen for the strength of […]

Spa of the Week: The Dewberry Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro They call it Southern comfort for a reason. In Charleston, the laidback lifestyle of South Carolina is at its most relaxed and most luxurious. Housed in a former federal building, the limewashed Dewberry hotel is home to a spa that embodies the mellow southern atmosphere through its carriage house-inspired character. On the second floor of The Dewberry, […]

Spa of the Week: Dior Institut Plaza Athénée

By Olivia Cuccaro In 1946, iconic fashion designer Christian Dior opened his first atelier on 30, avenue Montaigne in Paris. It’s said that inspiration struck when he strolled past the elegant Hôtel Plaza Athénée, and in that moment decided to start his own couture house on that very street. After 70 years of Dior models frequenting the hotel and high-profile […]

Spa of the Week: Beach House Ocean Edge

By Olivia Cuccaro Just a short drive away from charming Boston, Cape Cod is a quaint peninsula promising oceanside serenity. The Beach House Spa at Ocean Edge is the newest destination on the Cape for a tranquil escape by the bay, located in picturesque Brewster. Situated on the 429-acre Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, The Beach House Spa draws […]

Spa of the Week: San Clemente Palace Kempinski

By Olivia Cuccaro When your Italian adventure calls for a spa retreat, escape to a private island in the Lagoon of Venice. San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice has recently debuted its spa in partnership with local perfumery The Merchant of Venice to offer Venetian luxury from head to toe. Just a private boat ride away from Piazza San Marco, the […]

Spa of the Week: The Spa Hotel Healdsburg

By Olivia Cuccaro As harvest approaches, a trip to the Sonoma region of California promises a serene getaway where wine is at the heart of relaxing spa treatments. On the Western edge of the historic wine country town, Hotel Healdsburg provides a sense of place from its calm atmosphere to its farm-to-spa services. The Spa Hotel Healdsburg features six treatment […]