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Tempting Tuesday: Getting Back on Track with London’s Spa InterContinental

January 21, 2014

LONDON, UK – Following the holiday season madness, we are finding ourselves a bit ragged. But who has time for those indulgent spa treatments that we luxuriated in last month? Work’s in full swing, school’s back in session, and we are just barely keeping up with life, let alone making… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Treating Mom to a Spring Spa Day

March 12, 2013

LONDON, UK – If there’s one person we’d like to treat to a super-special girly and relaxing day, it’s our mums. Last Sunday was mother’s day in the UK and later this spring (mark May 12 on your calendar), we’ll celebrate the US mother’s day. Regardless of which side of… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Special Offers at One Aldwych, London

March 5, 2013

LONDON, UK — Just like New York, it doesn’t matter when we arrive in London, there’s always something going on. With theater, museums, restaurants, and shopping, we can easily work ourselves into a tizzy thinking about all the ground we want to cover in this city—that’s why staying in a… (more)
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A Stylish Guide to London’s Knightsbridge

February 6, 2013

LONDON, UK — Whether you’re sightseeing or striking a deal in London, consider taking a break from all the action and making like many of the world’s wealthiest by treating yourself to a pampering escape in the ever-so upscale enclaves of exclusive Knightsbridge. It’s no secret that many of Knightsbridge’s… (more)
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A Stylish Guide to London’s Marylebone

November 10, 2012

LONDON, UK – This year has been a big one for London, full of world-class events from The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration in June to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games underway this July and August. But as the tourist crowd’s eyes have been trained on the lavish spectacles of pageantry… (more)
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The eyes have it at Blink Brow Bar in London

June 25, 2012

LONDON, UK – They say the eyes are like the windows of the soul. Perhaps that’s why cosmetic choices for the eyes–from liner to shadow to mascara–are so popular: the better to put the window in a flattering frame. But what if those beautifully made-up eyes are overrun by out-of-control… (more)
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The pearly gates of beauty at Dorchester Spa

January 8, 2012

LONDON, UK – They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but after a trip to the Dorchester Spa, you might just change your preference to pearls. After going through a fab, multi-million pound makeover, the opulent Art Deco spa emerged as one of the most glam in London. Case… (more)
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Spa at Mandarin Oriental: water, water, everywhere!

April 25, 2011

LONDON, UK- The Spa at Mandarin Oriental is one of the prettiest in all of London, evoking the Far East with dark woods, carvings, water features, and stone sculptures.  The treatments are outstanding to boot, but what I really come here for is the unique Heat and Water Oasis.  It’s… (more)
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A boudoir of beauty within a mecca of fashion: Urban Retreat at Harrods

February 20, 2010

LONDON, UK – Urban Retreat is like a Russian nesting doll of style and beauty. First off, it’s housed within the fashion mecca of Harrods department store, so it’s a place to beautify within a place to adorn oneself with the latest designer duds. Upon arrival, you’ll find that separate… (more)
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Townhouse turned South East Asian retreat at Ushvani

June 17, 2009

LONDON, UK – The Ushvani Spa is tucked away in an unmarked and unassuming townhouse on a small street in Chelsea. Only the address, not the spa’s name, appears at the door. So, as I buzzed in, gave my name, and entered the spa’s reception, I had low expectations for… (more)