Holistic Wellness Retreat in Loreto, Mexico

Air, space, fire, water and earth. I recently learned what make up the five elements of Aryurveda thanks to a holistic wellness retreat at Villa del Palmar Loreto. I’ve experienced an Aryurvedic massage before, but truthfully, I had no idea what that actually meant and didn’t have much understanding of the holistic wellness world or […]

June 10th, 2016|Mexico, Resorts, Spa|

Hotel Review: Bacara Resort Santa Barbara

As I stepped into the lobby of Bacara Resort & Spa, I noticed that I was seeing a lot of blondes. Only these golden, long-haired beauties were the four-legged type. That’s right, these two Golden Retrievers and the short haired yellow Labrador Retriever were feeling right at home by the reception desk of the Santa […]

February 12th, 2016|California, Lodging, Spa|

Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, Santa Rosa, CA

I’ve driven by it hundreds of times on the way to my in-law’s place in Sonoma. That pink neon spire that looms above a grouping of low-lying buildings. Neon letters spell out F-L-A-M-I-N-G-O  and at the top, the eponymous bird rotates in a circle. A touch of Vegas or Hollywood glitz in Santa Rosa. I’ve […]

April 6th, 2015|California, Spa, Wine Country|