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S PA H O P P I N G
S C OT T S DA L E
BY MARIA CAMILLE AND ANNE DIMON
destination once synonymous with golf, Scottsdale’s increasing number
of luxury spas has turned the desert city into a year-round Mecca for spa
lovers. The Beauty Show™ visited in the heat of mid-summer to take
advantage of low season rates but we were surprised to ﬁnd that these popular
resorts are just as busy during their so called “slow” season as they are during
the peak fall and winter months.
Here’s what we discovered on this spa-hopping expedition:
I n the shadow of the Praying Monk - that
rocky, red outcropping perched high
above this luxury boutique resort is the
Sanctuary, a stylish property with a Zen
One of the features that sets the Sanc-
tuary Spa apart from others, not only in
Scottsdale but elsewhere, is how it embrac-
es nature. Here, the waiting area and the
treatment rooms have doors that open onto
a Zen-inspired courtyard offering guests an
up-close view of water and swaying ornamental grasses.
The path to the spa winds past the vast inﬁnity pool, the largest in Scottsdale and through a Zen-inspired garden
where the scent of essential oils announces that the spa is nearby.
In keeping with its Eastern theme, one of the spa’s signature treatments is the Table Top Thai Massage. This ancient
massage, traditionally given while the client lies on a futon-like ﬂoor mat, is being North Americanized by having clients
lie on a table. Loose ﬁtting Thai-style pajamas are worn and the therapist gently pulls and pushes limbs and kneads
muscles in patterns of gentle rocking and rhythmic motion. It’s a simultaneous massage and stretch session that’s often
referred to as Yoga on the table.
Another signature treatment is the Onsen Longevity Body Treatment
which includes a full body exfoliation, a foot treatment with self-heating
seaweed to help with detoxiﬁcation, and the application of a ﬁrming gel
applied to the entire body.
Another point of distinction at Sanctuary is The Sanctum, a circular
stone enclave open to the sky. With its open ﬁre pit, hot tub and show-
ers, it’s the perfect half-day or day-long hide-away for couples seeking
a combo of pampering and privacy. Guest rooms and gourmet restau-
rant Elements – offering a romantic 180 degree mountain view, are just as
pleasing as the spa.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT SCOTTSDALE AT TROON NORTH
T ransformed from a “no man’s land” in the ‘70s, this des-
ert region hugging Pinnacle Peak is now a community
of fabulous homes anchored by the striking adobe-style
The Optimum Hydration Body Treatment offers opti-
mum value and is an excellent choice if you can’t decide
which part of your body needs attention most. The 80-
Four Seasons. minute hydration combines a full facial with a hand treat-
The Four Seasons Spa, not overly luxurious by Four Sea- ment, a foot treatment, an extensive neck and shoulder
sons standards but certainly in keeping with the chain’s massage and a scalp massage. For this treatment the spa
legendary service, offers an extensive menu of bodywork uses Academie products from France. With apple water
therapies, specialty massages, Ayurvedic treatments, spe- as the carrier, we’re told they allow for better penetration
cialty facials and health and ﬁtness services including body into the skin resulting in greater hydration.
composition evaluation and a take-home ﬁtness proﬁle.
T his landmark resort, now a J.W. Marriott property, is one that originally helped put
Scottsdale on the map.
The signature Native Hot Stone Massage incorporates the Native American art of using
heated basalt stones to massage the body. It begins with the therapist placing hot rocks
along the client’s back and arms. It’s very relaxing but during the summer heat it can be
just – well – too hot! As an alternative, the therapist suggested a cooling aromatherapy
massage. Thoughtful, considerate and ﬂexible. We like that in a spa.
The Adobe Clay Puriﬁcation Treatment is another winner. It begins with an exfoliation,
followed by the application of adobe clay to relax muscles and draw impurities from the
system. Aromatic conditioner is massaged into the hair and scalp. Southwestern-inspired
soap and cactus-ﬁber cloth are used during a shower to remove the clay, and a gentle
application of warmed Juniper and Sage oils ends the treatment. You leave with a
great feeling of relaxation and a nice little bonus – the soap and the cactus ﬁber
scrubber. Nice touch.
H ome of the Golden Door Spa, The Boulders Resort is located several hundred feet
higher in elevation than many of the other resorts in the area so it tends to be a bit
cooler even during those triple-digit days of summer. Golf carts are used to take guests
along pathways that wind between rocks and beautiful desert vegetation to the private
and charming cottages that make for a delightful ambience.
Inspired by the Native American belief that turquoise is a protective color, The Golden
Door Spa’s signature Turquoise Wrap is “staged” in a Vichy shower room. Beginning with
a turquoise-colored bath in a hydrotherapy tub, followed by a dry brushing with blue
organic cornmeal, then a body mask with ionized turquoise clay, the wrap treatment is
rounded out with the shaking of rain drop reeds,
a quick chant and the sound of native rhythms.
Nice treatment, but one does feel a little rushed
out the door at the end of it all.
One of the more unique offerings at the re-
sort is the boulder-climbing clinic. Yes, The
Boulders truly does have boulders. Big boulders.
A guided excursion here gives new meaning to
T he newest star on the Scottsdale spa scene is Spa Avania
at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. Not only is it one of the
largest and most visually beautiful spa environments in this
the body requires nutritionally at that time of day: things such
as fresh berries and peppermint to detox and stimulate. Treat-
ments - from massages to scrubs and wraps - also focus on the
spa-centric city, it also offers one of the most unique spa con- system’s morning needs (such as detox and stimulating) with the
cepts. use of certain strokes, techniques and select essential oils.
Yes, this is one spa that really works by the clock. And we don’t We loved the morning Aroma Mineral Massage delivered with berga-
mean that your spa treatment is simply “on time.” Spa Avania is the ﬁrst mot and mint essential oils for their energizing effect, and the Nourishing
and only spa we know of to choreograph all details of the spa experience Vichy mid-day offering was truly invigorating. And, as far as we’re con-
to the science of time and the body’s internal time clock. cerned the Crushed Pearl Facial, made with real crushed pearl powder
Impassioned spa director Kyra Johnson says, “we are mindful and re- from Parma, Italy, is good anytime of day or night. It leaves the skin with a
spectful of the body and what is happening inside during the different healthy, pearlescent glow.
times throughout the day.” For instance, there are 14 different music zones Another pillar is the tea program. Relaxing in one of several lounge
to guide spa guests from arrival to departure, and at various times of day. areas you can sip rare and exotic blends from the Himalayas, China, Ja-
Johnson explains that music has been choreographed to have vitalizing, pan, Italy and Egypt. In between spa treatments, sipping tea, relaxing and
energizing or calming effects and to work with the biorhythms to subtly soaking in the mineral pool, there’s also a gym and fabulous yoga classes
stimulate the system for day, or to relax it in preparation for evening. by Yoga Away.
Spa cuisine is also tied into time. The morning culinary offering, or For the seasoned spa-goer looking for something truly unique, it’s deﬁ-
“morning ﬂight” as it is called at Spa Avania, is made with ingredients that nitely time to visit Spa Avania. The bar has been raised.
For more on Scottsdale and Scottsdale spas you can visit the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau web site at www.scottsdalecvb.com.
For more on the above resorts:
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain—www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com
The Beauty Show™
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
he Beauty Show visited The Sycamore Mineral Springs Retreat these week-long all-inclusive retreats start at
Resort in San Luis Obispo, California and discovered that the $3,500 per person.
three-year old resort is redeﬁning the retreat concept by embracing For more information please go to
it as a “healing art.” www.sycamoresprings.com. To ﬁnd out
Deborah Coryell, director of health and wellness division of when and where this segment of The
King Ventures, developers of the resort, explains, “the retreat as a “healing art” Beauty Show will be aired please check our
is about stepping away from daily life and familiar environment, slowing down listings at www.thebeautyshow.com.
enough to listen to one’s inner voice and connecting with one’s inner wisdom.”
She says the elements they have identiﬁed as essential com-
ponents of the “retreat as a healing art” experience include: Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
the taking of waters (which is the original concept of the word 1215 Avila Beach Drive
“spa”), comfortable accommodations in a beautiful natural envi- San Luis Obispo CA 93405
ronment; nourishing and nurturing food; walking/hiking trails; (800) 234-5831
and healing therapies such as massage, yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Gong www.sycamoresprings.com
and meditation. Sycamore Mineral Springs offers it all.
Located on 125 acres in the Sycamore Forest just three
miles from Avila Beach, one of the most pristine beaches in
the state, the historic property was transformed into a 72-room
retreat by King Ventures in the spring of 2003. While the facil-
ity cannot be classiﬁed as “luxurious,” accommodations are
comfortable, the environment is naturally beautiful, there are nurturing meals,
groomed trails, a variety of healing therapies and, of course, the signature min-
eral springs that give the property its name.
“One of our goals,” says Coryell, “is helping to create more informed consum-
ers.” With about 40 years of experience in the industry, Coryell brings her exper-
tise as a psychotherapist, nutritionist, herbalist and yoga instructor to the project.
“We are committed to educating about the true meaning of the word “spa,” she
says, “and the retreat as a healing art.”
Retreats being offered in 2007 include those focusing on healthy aging; deal-
ing with grief, loss and change; couple’s relationship; and fasting. Prices for
T R E AT M E N T S A N D T R E N D S
While Einstein was the ﬁrst to practically apply the use of scalar energy
B Y K I M B E R LY J U S T I C E
scientiﬁcally, Dr. Sandra Rose Michael has taken this to a different level.
Her Energy Enhancement System (EES) is a breakthrough technology,
consisting of a precisely aligned custom computer array that produces a
ﬁeld of scalar waves. Applied on a holistic level, in an effort to bring about
SPAS WORLDWIDE ARE INTRODUCING healing of the mind, body, and spirit, those entering the EES environment
are encouraged to enter a meditative state for maximum beneﬁts. Dr. Mi-
A NEW WAVE OF THERAPY chael encourages clients to “ask for clarity of vision,” and “give their bod-
ies permission to function perfectly.” Upon completion of a session, many
have reported increased mental focus, decreased stress, and improved
hether it is in the atoms that make up our body over all health.
or the air that surrounds us, scalar energy has ex- The use of scalar energy does not stop here. Health professionals and
isted since the beginning of time in the vacuums ministries of health worldwide are now looking at the effects that scalar
of empty space. First proposed by mathematician energy could have on major diseases. Dr. Michael is in the process of
James Clerk Maxwell, demonstrated decades later conducting studies along with a Mayo Clinic doctor on the effects of EES
by Nicola Tesla and practically applied by Albert on diabetes. Others have proposed the beneﬁts that scalar energy might
Einstein, scalar waves are now proving themselves to be an exciting new have on cancer patients by boosting their low energy cells in an effort
trend in the arena of alternative healing. to restore the optimum charge and encourage the body to heal. These
All life is made up of unseen energy. The normal cell pumps 70-90 studies could prove to have profound effects on the way that disease
milivolts of energy at optimum health. As a person grows older, acquires is treated, and with more and more people turning to alternative treat-
disease, or experiences stress, the voltage of the cell decreases. This ments, scalar energy could soon be the new standard wave of healing.
decrease in energy has signiﬁcant effects on the body, most signiﬁcantly Scalar-Spa Energy Enhancement Systems are ideal
the decreased ability of the body to recuperate. This is where the appli- for medi-spas, wellness centers, retreats and
cation of scalar energy comes in. Scalar energy, as opposed to other your home. For more information or to
forms of energy (such ﬁnd a location near you, go to
as electrical or light), www.energyenhancementsystems.com
tends to ﬁll its envi- or call (888) 483-2283.
ronment as a ﬁeld as
opposed to a simple The Energy Enhancement
wavelength. It is able System (EES) is a break-
to pass through solid through technology, consist-
objects, such as hu-
ing of precisely aligned cus-
man cells, with no loss
of intensity. It acts tom computer screens that
as a charger, boost- produce a ﬁeld of scalar
ing the voltage of the waves. In this beautifully
cell, making the cell designed center, there are
wall more permeable
and facilitating great- over 80,000 crystals in the
er intake of nutrients and elimination of waste. In other words, ceiling and surrounding
every single cell detoxiﬁes. arches.
HomeResorts Private Residence Resort Spa Feel
BY ANNE DIMON
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSE BROSSA
ver the years, the inspiration for home
décor has come from a multitude of
places. Today, as a growing number of
hotels and resorts adopt a more upscale
THE HOME: A 25-year-old, three
home style décor in their guest rooms and public bedroom, ranch style home near
Laguna Beach, California
spaces, an increasing number of homeowners are
ﬁnding their inspiration on their travels. In this La Quinta Resort,
La Quinta, California
regular feature, The Beauty Show Magazine looks at THE DESIGNER:
homes that have been inspired
Showcase Design Group,
by luxury resorts, hotels, inns San Clemente, California
Top & Middle: Family room of Laguna
and spas throughout the world. Beach home (top) is designed to have the
look and feel of the “big room” (above)
sitting area at La Quinta.
Left: Marlene Thompson on a bench from
the “Zen Garden.”
aguna Beach, California: The chal-
In Laguna Beach, California lenge, says interior designer Marlene
“We wanted to create a home escape, a place where the homeowners could just walk in the front door Thompson, president of Showcase De-
sign Group in San Clemente, “was to design the
and feel an instant sense of calm and comfort, so we picked up elements from La Quinta newly-renovated home so someone would walk
and worked them into the home.” in and connect with it immediately.” The leg-
endary La Quinta Resort & Club - dating all
the way back to 1927 and, during its heyday, a
private, sophisticated enclave for Hollywood ce-
lebrities – offered the spark of inﬂuence.
Thompson, a 13-year veteran designer, says
she likes to start from scratch and work with
builders and contractors to take a square box
and create something unique. The project was
a 25-year-old ranch-style Laguna Beach home,
completely gutted with the intention to redesign
and rehabilitate into the marketplace. The vi-
sion was to stay within the parameters of the
Italian, Mediterranean, Country Tuscan feel
that’s has been very popular in the area for the
last three to ﬁve years.
The two-level, 4,200 square foot property, its
Top: Master bedroom in Laguna Beach home
backyard fronting the Nigel Golf course, sits on
using design elements of La Quinta’s
a beautiful, private lot with mature trees and
landscaping. “The home’s distinguishing fea-
Left: Side table in Laguna master bedroom
tures are its cathedral ceilings, the location and
with “Chinese Money Plant” for ﬂoral and
its extra-ordinary view,” says Thompson. “We
white ﬂower picture to complement.
wanted to create a home escape, a place where
Aromatherapy candle gives ﬁnishing touch.
the homeowners could just walk in the front
Designer: Marlene Thompson, 949-439-3313 door and feel an instant sense of calm and com-
www.showcasedesign.com fort,” she says, so we picked up elements from
Furniture: Ashley, www.ashleyfurniture.com La Quinta and worked them into the home.”
Accessories: Lori Laverty Design, 949-488-0004
Floral: Domi Quintana, Plantrageous Worldwide In keeping with the resort’s meticulously land-
714-546-2437 scaped grounds, where wide sweeps of garden
Candles: Brite Lites Soy Environments, 800-917-2368 add instant color, and fountains and pools cre-
Bedding: Dream Sack, 800-670-7661 ate a sense of a desert oasis, Thompson wanted
www.dreamsack.com the home’s entryway to be just as impressive as
its interior. The Mediterranean-style door is carved distressed oak and lining the In the master bedroom “we went with a little more of an island feel,” points out
cobblestone walkway, glazed earth-colored pots are ﬁlled with bamboo and willow Thompson. The canopied, Pan Casari four-poster bed in a rich pecan ﬁnish is
sticks. A stone concrete fountain in the centre of the walkway takes its cue from the draped with creamy-colored gauze, covered with a citron-colored raw silk duvet ac-
water features at La Quinta. Just inside the home’s entrance, a smaller fountain cented with a collection of pillows. An intricately-carved Thai-inﬂuenced wooded
mirrors the one on the outside and the sound of trickling waters lends a calming screen adds an exotic touch to one corner of the room. Anchoring the foot of the
Feng Shui feel. bed, the armchair’s curved wooden legs are painted in black satin to carry though
In the spacious living and dining area the focal point is the view: jacaranda trees with the Asian theme.
with their purple blooms and the velvet fairways of the golf course. Opposite this “In the master bathroom we wanted a spa feel so we created the ambience with
wall of windows, a ﬁeldstone ﬁreplace reaches up to a natural wood ceiling. Re- a sunken tub, a copper bowl that sits on a custom-designed rich-toned cherry wood
cessed arches, reminiscent of those in La Quinta’s lobby, ﬂank the ﬁreplace. vanity, copper faucets and muted earth-toned tiles on splash boards and the ﬂoor,”
“We wanted to go a little more elegant in this living space,” says Thompson, “a says Thompson. Open shelves hold stacks of white towels, soaps, bath oils and
little more Old World Mediterranean.” She says the fabric and design of the Casa other spa amenities. The vanity mirror, with its elegantly ornate frame, adds a
Molina collection from Wisconson-based Ashley Furniture ﬁt the look and style Mediterranean touch.
of the home beautifully. Picking up the color of the carpet, the living and dining The family/media room with its dark wood ﬂoors “tended to be somber,” says
room walls are painted the same oatmeal color and trimmed with crown moldings Thompson, “so we really turned up the vibrant volume with a bright pallet of reds,
bringing attention to the home’s elevated ceilings. oranges and greens to give it a Caribbean feel.” Colors are thrown around the
On the dining room table, Old World place settings are complemented with room with the help of pillows, a throw rug, tall vases, candle and accessories neatly
candle sticks—some wooden and rod iron, others with glass teardrops to add a placed on a wooden bookshelf. She says, against the dark ﬂoors, the color scheme
touch of elegance. A table tapestry adds accent colors of burgundy, copper and “really conveys energy.” The attractive warm caramel-colored armoire, from the
gold, while an iron basket displays lush greenery. Ashley Furniture Mellenium Collection, conceals a television set and a sound sys-
In the living room, the Pan Casari sofa upholstered in soft cinnamon-colored tem. “The room conveys a festive holiday atmosphere,” says Thompson.
shadow tapestry, sits on chunky cabriole legs. Two matching Bergere armchairs From front entrance to bathroom and media room, the home exudes that re-
with cross bow backs, also from the Pan Casari collection complete the conversa- laxed, comfortable, Old World ambience that envelopes La Quinta. “Walk through
tion area. Cinnamon throw cushions add punch and cut glass vases on the mantle the door,” says Thompson, “and you really feel as if you’re walking into a resort.”
helps reﬂect the abundance of natural light that streams into the room.
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“A SEGWAY TOUR” OF THE AMERICAN RIVIERA
24 East Mason St. Once a quaint beach town where the wealthy ﬂocked to sign haven, to eateries and spas. We motored noiselessly
www.segwayofsb.com enjoy its year-round warm climate and fresh ocean breez- past sailboats and kayakers circling the famous frolicking
es, this historic hideaway is now home to celebrities, great dolphin fountain at Stearns Wharf.
Delicious Dining: cuisine, a lively art scene and natural beauty - an American Our ﬁrst stop was Avia Spa: The East West Sanctuary,
Le Bon Café: Riviera on the Paciﬁc. For a 21st century ride in this Cool for a tanning session. This Zen-like haven calmed our
138 E. Canon Perdido St.
(805) 965-7025 City, we stepped aboard our Segways for a mini, guided senses with its bamboo fountains and earthen textures of
www.leboncafe.net tour of Santa Barbara, California. wood and stone. The full-service spa offers a customized
Maria Camille, Founder and Publisher of The Beauty facial with a comprehensive skin diagnosis. We poured
Ruby’s Diner: Show Magazine, Val- over skin care products including Avia’s own line sold in
601 Paseo Nuevo Mall
(805) 564-1941 erie Rodriquez, Co- the spa’s boutique.
www.rubyscampus.com Executive Producer,
and I took a Santa
Taj Café: Barbara joy ride with
905 State Street
(805) 564-8280, Trish Caron of Seg-
Ventura, Ca. way Tours, each on
www.thetajcafe.com our own Segway, the
Altamirano Mexican ing and emission-free
Grille: human transporter.
422 North Milpas
5838 Hollister Ave,
Spa Serenity &
350 Chapala St.
(805) 730-7303 Next, Trish led us to locally-owned Crimson Day Spa
which uses only plant-based products. Crimson Day Spa’s
Crimson Day Spa: signature facial features YonKa aromatherapy to restore
31 Parker Way health and beauty to the skin. The spa’s old-world archi-
(805) 563-7546 tectural space with turn of the century rugs and elegant
maple furniture provides an intimate retreat. We browsed
its selection of organic clothing and jewelry, blissfully sip-
We Segway-ed around this Cool City stopping every ping a cup of herbal tea.
now and then to enjoy some of its “best kept secrets” - ev- As we Segway-ed north on State Street’s sidewalks,
erything from a dog-friendly hotel to an exotic home de- Santa Barbara’s main drag, zipping past art galleries and
palm trees, Trish explained that the Spanish arrived here in the 1500s, claiming the Santa
Barbara region from the Chumash Indians.
Their military fortress, the Presidio, still stands. It’s an elegant whitewashed adobe struc-
ture which offers a perfect setting for weddings and chamber music concerts. Across the
street, Le Bon Café serves up specialties such as salads, salmon and lamb—mostly organic
and free-range. Vietnamese/French Chef, Jean Paul Luvanvi and his co-owner mother Kim
Shaw combine raw food with Pan-Asian textures to create eclectic health food. Jean Paul,
along with his team of consulting nutritionists and physicians, offer nutritional workshops,
catering and custom-designed menus.
Spanish, Mediterranean, and Moorish architectural styles dominate Santa Barbara and
its landmark Courthouse is a gorgeous example of Moorish inﬂuence. The historic prop-
erty features exotic sunken gardens and an 85-foot tall clock tower which we climbed for a
stunning panoramic view of the city!
Three blocks away, The Taj Café offers patrons a taste of East India. Here, tradition-
al village-style cooking bursts with exotic ﬂavors as fresh spices meet ancient recipes.
Dishes are lean, healthy Qui Si Bella Medi-Spa:
3311 State St. (Loreto Plaza)
and delicious. (805) 682-0003
Altamirano Mexican www.quisibella.com
Grille serves traditional
ﬂavors of Old Mexico. Santa Barbara
The family’s chicken Chiropractic:
1926 De La Vina Street
mole is the best this (805) 687-8100 ,
side of Puebla! Car- Los Angeles
men Ortiz, Altamirano’s www.chiropracticandperformance.com
owner who is affec-
tionately called “mom” Microscopic, Cosmetic
cooks without lard and and General Dentistry:
1809 Cliff Dr, Ste D
offers vegetarian dish- (805) 963-1222
es, seafood and tender www.walterdukesdds.com
Guiding us further into Old Mexico, Trish led us to the Mission Santa Barbara, the only California mission to be con- Comfy
tinuously used as a church by the Franciscan Order to this day. The Queen of the Missions originally built in 1786, sits Accommodations:
Secret Garden Inn and
regally in front of the mountain’s dramatic backdrop. We spun 180 degrees to get a dazzling view of the Paciﬁc Ocean!
Back downtown at Paseo Nuevo Mall, we each ordered the Ruby’s Diner signature Vanilla Black Cherry Shake and Breakfast:
vowed to return for their classic burgers, veggie dishes and french fries made with fresh Idaho potatoes cooked in 1908 Bath St.
healthy vegetable oil. (805) 687-2300
Time for bed! Santa Barbara hosts an average number of 29,000 regional, national and international visitors per day.
One of our favorite properties is Secret Garden Inn and Cottages/Bed and Breakfast. Guests can choose to stay in the The Beach House Inn:
main house, a cottage room, a suite or a private cottage. Owned and run by Dominique Hannaux, Secret Garden’s quaint 320 West Yannonali St.
gardens offer tranquility - and a yummy continental breakfast. (805) 966-1126
If you want to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean, and don’t want to leave Rover at home, The Beach House Inn
is a cozy, dog-friendly, 12-unit get-away with high-speed internet access. Some units also have kitchens and ﬁreplaces. Molina Home
Built around a ﬂowered and shady courtyard, the Beach House Inn is the perfect choice for guests who like to gather Furnishings:
and mingle over a cup of tea or a glass of Santa Barbara wine. From here, it’s an easy stroll to the beach and Tuesday’s by appointment only
Farmer’s Market on State Street. www.molinahome.net
We spent a few evenings together enjoying Santa Barbara’s rich artistic culture. The historic Arling-
ton Theatre, the venue for the Santa Barbara Symphony and performing arts, also screens ﬁrst-run
movies. Santa Barbara Museum of Art anchors the city’s many art galleries.
We couldn’t get enough of Santa Barbara’s elegant and eclectic style so we stopped in for a private
showing of Molina Home Furnishing’s Moroccan pillows and a very hip global fusion of Moroccan,
Spanish Reviva, and Asian design.
Qui Si Bella, meaning “The beauty from within” in Italian, is a serene getaway blending East/West
traditions of holistic wellness, combined with advanced beauty treatments. Experience jade stone
rituals, the Renaissance Man treatment and acupuncture. Wednesdays, ﬁrst time clients or seniors
( 65 or older) can take advantage of the special $50 price for a one-hour massage or facial.
For More Information on Santa Barbara, Call the Conference and Visitor’s Bureau: 805-966-9222.
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TSetters EDITORIAL STYLIST
Veronica Bessey (Carrollton, TX)
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The Natural Jenteal Body Care
For precious new members of the family,
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Sensual Nature’s Body
Here’s a candle that does Therapeutic Living Clay (TLC) from
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your skin! Light the candle while luxuriating in your bath, luxurious. Their whipped body soufﬂé,
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melted oils and delight your skin with a
will be ready for use. You can also dip your ﬁngers in the enriching meal for the skin.
5 Sprayology offers a line of homeopathic and vitamin oral sprays to promote beauty and well-being
from within. Suitable for men, women and children, the sprays combine natural ingredients proven
to help the body increase its ability to function at optimum levels. Sprayology tells us that for-
mulas are all FDA-approved and tested by medical experts and homeopaths to assure a balance
between modern technology and holistic health.
We discovered Relish
Beauty to be an essential
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skin care line is infused with vitamins,
botanical extracts, anti-oxidants, marine
Brenda Christian cosmetics provide women
with several interesting products that give solutions to
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ingredients. Their strong focus on sun is the Prima Firm, a treatment which
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to travelers heading to the lids, evens skin tone and repairs loss
tropics. of elasticity, giving
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Best Private Spa Events
Romancing Laura Regan, owner of Divine Laser in Phoenix, Arizona,
the Hair says laser treatments are becoming so popular with both
More curls and natural men and women that she’s making her divine digs available
colors are predicted for for private events.
2007 and beyond. “The square cut-
ting and hard textures of the past
couple of years is becoming passé,”
says styling expert and Beauty Show
advisor Michael Leonetti. The trend is
the “round cut” which allows the hair
to ﬂow naturally with the hair line. “The
Catering to demand, Regan allows groups of
customers - from ﬁve to 15 - to book her facili-
ties after-hours for private services. She says
birthday and bachelorette parties are very
popular and while women make up the majority of business, “we’re seeing more men com-
ing in with spouses, on their own or in a group.” Mostly, she says, “they love the laser treatments for hair
reduction but they are also going for Botox injections mostly in the forehead.” Beard Sculpting and laser
way hair is going now is soft, ﬂowing treatments to front and back of neck are most popular with male clients.
and with beautiful natural colors,” he Divine Laser, 4030 E. Bell Road, Suite 109, Phoenix, AZ
says. Recently landing in Scottsdale www.divinelaser.com 602-787-8888
after a stint in Los Angeles, the stylist
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and technical educator is now the fea-
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of the most established tennis facilities
Award-winning spa architect and designer Rob-
ert D. Henry presents a “well-curated collection”
of the world’s most sensuous spas in Spa: The
Sensuous Experience. His ﬁfty havens of luxury
and well-being include thermal, hotel, resort,
day, thalasso, destination, medical
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Lodge and Spa near Australia’s
Great Barrier Reef to the thermal
spa at Liquidrom Therme Bath
in Berlin and the isolated Orient Retreat Spa in
Taiwan – is introduced by a spa expert. Design
writer Julie V. Iovine, for instance, leads you
through the historic rituals of Salus Per Aqua
– health through water - and describes where
With regard to hair hues, “the stark
these rituals were practiced.
goth colors are gone and we’re see-
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ing warmer more natural shades,” he
says. Blondes are going more golden,
brunettes are adding lighter golden
highlights and a lot of women are going
for the more golden red hues. Lighter Edimi
colors are framing the face with natu-
ral-looking darker colors underneath.
Styling will also be a lot easier, Le-
onetti predicts, “because we’re going
from ﬂat iron – for that straight and
edgy look – to the curling iron for soft
full curls.” Very big, soft romantic curls
Edimi Penetrating Tightening Gel is the non-
toxic, non-invasive answer to Botox. Devel-
oped in France, the topical gel uses trans-
dermal infusion, a process that helps the 11
skin to self repair. Modern life - poor diet,
stress, environmental toxicity - creates skin damage.
The key active ingredient, Pal-KTTKS, A French pat-
(bends, Leonetti calls them) falling ented peptide enhances the synthesis of collagen to
back and to the sides. If women want combat skin damage and dramatically reduce wrinkle
to add extensions they would be soft depth and volume, with no harmful side effects.
curl extensions, he says. www.edimi.com 805-737-0307
With more than 25 years of the beau-
ty business under his belt, Leonetti’s
approach to hair design is intuitive Vemma Raw Botanicals
with cuts and colors to suit the indi- Nutritionally challenged with stale snacks This luxury organic skin care line is hand made in small
vidual client’s personality and lifestyle. from vending machines, greasy airport batches, using the freshest, raw ingredients Costa Rica
“Most importantly,” he says, “a cut must food, or theme park fast food? Vemma has to offer. The company
be easy, simple and versatile so the is the ultimate carefully researches and
client can maintain the look when she travel compan- dermatologically tests each
leaves the salon.” ion! Vemma will product such as Mango
The Salon at La Camarilla help meet your Dream Cream, Papaya
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Thinnies™ Spa Shorts Aromaﬂoria
Whether you sit or sprint, you’ll know that your Thin- Aromaﬂoria Herbal Therapy continues to seduce the
nies™ will be enhancing the forces of senses with their unique array of aromatherapy prod-
ucts. We loved their new Asian-inspired bath, body
nature for you.
These comfort- and home aromatherapy collection inspired by ancient
able shorts recipes and rituals.
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that goes with are the stylish “silent”
partners to the medical practitioner,
dietician, and massage therapist, yet
they “scream” results, as attested to
by cosmetic surgeons and derma-
tologists across the country. When
worn regularly during workouts of
any intensity, Thinnies™ continue the weight loss process
– comfortably, fashionably, and steadily. Shedding cellulite
and unwanted extra pounds is now as easy as “a walk in
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Could seaweed soon re-
place the pearl as the new
gem of the Lemon+Ade
14 16 seas? Mozu-
Ocean, is considered to
be one of the purest and
Skin Prophecy Clinic
Lemon Ade is a versatile product
that treats irritations caused by;
insect bites, waxing and skin
resurfacing procedures. It
most potent forms of
contains Aloe Vera, Vitamin
seaweed. Found on the
E, Lemon Extracts and
seaweed exterior, it’s very
rich in nutrients and heal-
Skin Prophecy Clinical
ing properties and is often
Skin Care compounds
used in products to treat a
are of the highest phar-
number of degenerative ill-
maceutical grades avail-
nesses. One of the newest
able in the industry. They
products on the market to
are developed to work
contain mozuko fucoidan
at the cellular level. This
is Mozique, a two-part skin
care system from Califor-
Sabai™ Herbal Compresses calming balm is must for every
The popular Hot Stone Massage may soon be medicine cabinet.
nia-based Mozique Skin
replaced by the Thai Herbal Compress Massage. We www.skinprophecy.com
love these ﬁst-sized poltices stuffed with herbs. After 805-969-6454
just one treatment we feel they will become the next
“big thing” in North American spas. The Thai herbal
compresses we tried come from Thailand-based
Sabai™ Spa. www.sabaispa.com 804-897-0873
Visionary Anakiri is creating products
that lead the ﬁeld of bio-energetic
medicine, herbology, aromatherapy
and phyto-nutrition. Their skin care
line includes the latest anti-aging
East to West
On the west coast Kamala Day Spa and advancements designed to work in
Salon in San Francisco incorporates the conjunction with the
Ayurvedic ancient practice of Ayurvedic into a lavish
setting inﬂuenced by the Raj Era in East
India. The spa menu offers more than 16
specialized body treatments including Shirodhara (balanc-
ing essential oils are slowly poured onto the forehead in
a calming 40-minute massage), the Bindi body treatment,
a customized Dosha facial, and a variety of hair and scalp
20 body’s subtle ener-
240 Stockton Street 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108
On the east coast located on trendy and bustling Wash-
ington Street in Hoboken, N.J., Roop Ayurvedic Day Spa
transports guests to an atmosphere reminiscent of the
ancient world of India.
The menu lists approximately 19 specialized therapies
for body and soul including Rudraksha pyramid therapy,
Shirodhara, Pizhichil for arthritis and nervous disorders,
Nasyam for nasal infusion for relief of sinus headaches
and Udvarthanam for cellulite reduction. All treatments
are made with 100% natural herbs and organic oils, and an
Ayurvedic doctor is on board to insure the integrity of the
therapeutic services provided.
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