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Category: Spas & Wellness

Interview Exclusive: Living Your Best Life with Dr. Mylaine Riobe

We sat down with Dr. Mylaine Riobe, a Board Certified Medical Doctor with over 15 years of experience and the Director of the Riobe Institute of Integrative Medicine. The author of two books, has a passion for medicine and health, so we asked Dr. Riobe on her tips for living your best life.​ How did you become involved in medicine? I grew up in a “medical” family.  My mom is a nurse and my dad is a dentist.  My grandparents all worked in hospitals, so I was always surrounded by medicine in some way.  My grandmothers introduced me to...

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Four Seasons Westlake: So Near, Yet So Far From LA

The Southern California Four Seasons Westlake is a great halfway spot between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. From Los Angeles it’s about a 40-minute drive north, if you time the traffic right. Owner billionaire American businessman and philanthropist David Murdock built the resort was after losing his mother and later his wife Gabriele to cancer. Murdock focused on helping researchers find a cure for the disease, while extending life through wellness and nutrition. He  established the Dole Nutrition Institute, and in 2006 opened the California Health and Longevity Institute and Four Seasons Westlake. Walking inside, one feels as if they...

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My Beauty Buster Experience with Celebrity Esthetician Lora Condon

Until a few weeks ago, I had nothing in common with Tory Johnson, Debra Rush, Flo Anthony and a long list of other celebrities. But now I ‘m a member of the Beauty Buster Experience club, one of the lucky people to have been treated by Lora Condon, who has developed a truly extraordinary facial that is unlike any I have ever experienced. The beauty Buster Experience, a 90-minute treatment includes DMK Enzymes (the magical ingredients!), my own oxygen, LED lights, Beauty Buster Skin Care products, Reiki, a jade roller and—the bonus—a callus-dissolving foot treatment with reflexology. Lora has...

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Jamaica Offers Pampering Resort Wellness and Retreats with Local Flavor

With palm ferns rustling in the wind, the hypnotic sound of lapping waves and balmy ocean breezes to chase away the heavy, hot air, Jamaica is like a Hollywood stage set for wellness. The only challenge is to script and cast your perfect escape. Jamaica offers pampering resort wellness and retreats with local flavor.  Resort-Hopping If you like your Namaste to come with added niceties, then a resort wellness getaway featuring pampering and Pranayama is the way to go. I start my island wellness tour at one of Negril’s newest properties, The Cliff Hotel. As the name suggests, the...

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Beverly Hills is a City of WELLTH

Beverly Hills is one of the most luxurious destinations in the world. Recently the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau (BHCVB) announced its new campaign: WELLTH, bringing wellness and health opportunities to locals and visitors. Kicking off the campaign was an expert panel including Supermodel and Actress Christie Brinkley and mindbodygreen founder Jason Wachob. Sitting on the rooftop of Alo Yoga on Canon Drive, Wachob led a the discussion of  how one can attain health, purpose and happiness, while living a less materialistic lifestyle. Julie Wagner, CEO of BHCVB introduced the pillars of WELLTH: Move, Eat, Restore, Gratitude and Explore....

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UNICO 20ºN 87ºW Changes the All-Inclusive Game in Mexico

The all-inclusive concept isn’t new, but a luxury, adults-only property where spa treatments, golf and excursions are part of that inclusion is. Opened in March 2017, 20N 87W Unico is changing the all-inclusive game in Mexico. Like traditional all-inclusive properties, UNICO 20˚87˚, located on Riviera Maya, includes room, meals, drinks and on property entertainment and water activities, in addition to the unexpected inclusions. Spa divas will find a multitude of treatments available for nothing more than a gratuity. Classics like the Swedish massage or the age-defying facial or more exotic offerings like The Shaman Wrap or the Volcanic Stone massage,...

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Switzerland is Bursting With Countrywide Wellness Experiences

With its crisp mountain air, focus on outdoor sports and overall healthy lifestyle, Switzerland is bursting with wellness experiences. In a country slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey, there are a whopping nine designated wellness areas in this alpine paradise. My first stop is to explore the Weggis Vitnau Rigi region, which has six wellness hotels including my hotel, the Park Weggis, a member of the prestigious Swiss Deluxe Hotel network. The five-star Art Nouveau hotel is located on the shores of iconic Lake Lucerne and has private access to a park and beach. The 52-room...

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La Siesta Resort & Spa Hoi An Debuts New Five-Star Wing

La Siesta Resort and Spa emerges as a new five-star opportunity walking distance from UNESCO district in Hoi An, Viet Nam. A major expansion, refurbishment and rebrand has propelled La Siesta Resort and Spa Hoi an into the elite category of hotels in Hoi An – a UNESCO-listed ancient port famous as one of the most Vietnam’s premier tourist destinations. The property, which is owned and operated by leading Vietnamese boutique hotel brand Elegance Hospitality Group (EHG), recently unveiled a name change – it was formerly the Essence Hoi An Hotel and Spa — and its brand-new East Wing,...

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Pamper Yourself…

When was the last time you pampered yourself? Here are a few products to help unwind, relax, and feel great! Oojra-The premier lifestyle brand of home fragrances will transport you to a whole new world in the comfort of your own home using aromatic essential oils. The perfect final touch to any home environment, their beautiful reed diffusers provide feelings of relaxation, romance, focus and balance. Their most popular fragrance, the Thai Jasmine Bamboo Diffuser, inspires romance and relaxation while leaving you with impressions of fresh bamboo and garlands of flowers. It will feel like a spa your own...

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Want to Get Ready for Beach Season? Try the Max Trainer

The Bowflex Max Trainer is one of the best pieces of workout equipment that you can use in order to get ready for beach season. It is not only a convenient exercise machine that offers an all-in-one workout routine, but it is a great way to get your entire body in shape. Because it is so good at providing an all around exercise, it is a great machine to use for getting ready for beach season. Below, we will be going over some of the top benefits associated with using the Max Trainer in order to do so. The...

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The South Beach Diet Enters the Meal Delivery Space – Are Their Meals worth Eating?

Low-carb diets are still the most popular techniques for shedding pounds before swimsuit season approaches. There are two huge low-carb diets that you can’t turn on your TV without hearing about. The first and oldest of the two is the Atkins diet. The second option is the South Beach Diet. Though both of these are considered low-carb diets, they manage to tackle the same problem with very different approaches. On one hand, the Atkins diet aims to eliminate as many carbohydrates and fats as possible. In contrast, the South Beach Diet chooses specific carbs and fats to eliminate while...

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Scottsdale’s Most Elegant Family Resort

Checking into the grand Hyatt Regency in the Gainey Ranch area of Scottsdale, the front desk attendant offered me a glass of cactus cooler with a straw to sip on my way to my room. This large resort is offers an elegant Frank Lloyd Wright motif in all the common areas. This makes sense since there are over 11 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the greater Phoenix area of Arizona with the most famous being Taliesin West. My standard room #2743 was located in a quiet section of the property with a big tree offering shade and privacy from...

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