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Tempting Tuesday: the Best of Bliss

August 21, 2012

NEW YORK, USA—Whether going back to school, a full-time work schedule, or simply welcoming fall, there’s nothing quite like a spa visit to get us ready for the next season. Booking a treatment at Bliss is a safe bet for fabulous beautifying services with a playful approach. We love… (more)
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A local spa with international flair at Oriental Taipan in Beijing

June 27, 2012

BEIJING, CHINA – A long, dusty day on the streets of Beijing can leave you feeling a bit like a quartet of Snow White’s seven dwarves: grumpy, sleepy, sneezy, and dopey. How can you get happy? Don’t be bashful: there’s nothing like a trip to the spa. If you’re looking… (more)
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Swimming in luxury at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street Spa

April 11, 2012

BEIJING, CHINA – In the Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street, the phrase “the lap of luxury” takes on a double meaning. The elegant spa will pamper you in all the comfort and ease that the idiom implies, but “lap” in this case also refers to the swoon-worthy lap… (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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Many hands make light work at Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat

August 31, 2010

BEIJING, CHINA – Sometimes it seems as if I don’t have enough hands to deal with the demands of navigating my way through a city like Beijing. Juggling camera, cab fare, map, umbrella, and cup of tea while traversing the cobblestones of the Forbidden City or maze-like hutongs is enough… (more)
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Massage simplicity (and frugality) at Graceful Services

November 12, 2008

MANHATTAN, USA – I had received word of mouth recommendations for years but was always just a wee-bit nervous to hit Graceful Services for a massage. I mean, the name alone sounded a bit sketchy to me, and when I heard that 60 minute massages cost just $60 (+ tip)… (more)