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July 7, 2012updated Jan 30, 2013

Glitterati on the Go

By Chris Boyle

Spa Outdoor Relaxation Deck / Miraval Resort & SpaPresidential Suite / St. Regis Punta Mita ResortLos Angeles, California – Reported by Kelly Carter for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

DESERT BLISS Ever since going to Tucson to film the western The Quick and the Dead in the mid ‘90s, actress Sharon Stone has been fond of the desert city. “It’s been magical for me in my life,” she said. “I came here to make a movie that was very, very special to me. I fell in love with my horse that I bought and kept. I fell in love with a man here. I fell in love with the earth and the sky and the cactus here. And then I came back here (to Miraval Resort & Spa a few years ago) with friends and we had a very, very meaningful experience here. I keep coming back to Arizona.” And she returned again in May when she jetted in for the opening of Miraval’s new Life in Balance Spa with Clarins. She particularly loved the Naga, a new, Thai massage-like experience where the therapist suspends from silks anchored above. “Peter is just astonishing,” Stone gushed, referring to her therapist Peter Bird. “Plus, he’s hilarious. That experience of laughing out your stress was wonderful.” Stone also repeated the Climbing Wall, one of the many outdoor adventures and challenges Miraval offers. She loves all that Miraval has to offer—and that she can eat at the destination spa. “It’s not a luxury to me to have a massage and no food,” she said. “To me, a luxury is to have good, healthy food and healthy challenges that are mind-expanding…. This is the place that offers everything to the body, mind and spirit. It challenges the body, opens the mind and restores the spirit.”

SALUD On her first vacation since giving birth to her son Oliver in June 2011 and wrapping her hit NBC show Chuck, actress Sarah Lancaster made a beeline to Mexico to celebrate Cinco de Mayo during a girlfriend’s getaway to the Presidential Suite at The St. Regis Punta Mita. Tequila flowed for the female quintet, which enjoyed “Mita Marys” in the morning, margaritas by the pool in the afternoon, Tequila Don Julio 70 on the rocks in the evening and a private tequila tasting poolside at their three-bedroom suite. When they weren’t toasting, they were being pampered at the 10,000-square-foot Remède Spa, where they loved the Puebla Hot Stones Massage. “I love staying at St. Regis resorts, and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort made me love them even more,” said Lancaster, who also dined at the hotel’s Sea Breeze and Carolina restaurants. “The location is stunning and the food is fabulous as you would expect, but the service is what really took it to the next level. The staff was absolutely fantastic. They made our vacation one we will not forget.”

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