Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate just how much you care for your most beloved with a meaningful and indulgent gift that will not only express your admiration but will also inspire lasting memories. And if there isn’t that special someone in your life, all the more reason to treat yourself! Regardless, nothing is as luxuriously indulgent as a day at the spa or better still, a decadent spa get-away. This year, forego the traditional, cliché Valentine’s Day gifts and choose an extravagant and delightful spa-inspired present. A spa gift certificate will enable the lucky recipient to choose his or her own treatment, thus allowing more flexibility for personal scheduling. And of course, planning a special spa getaway in advance is sure to be well received as well as highly anticipated. In this edition of Beauty Guru, we share our top selections for the most definitive spa experiences. From the very best day spas to romantic destination spas, our choices are sure to please.
Hollywood’s A-list celebrities flock to the Arcona Studio in Santa Monica, CA. for the most effective ‘pre-red carpet’ facial treatments including the Red Carpet Radiance and Signature Facial Contouring. And each exclusive treatment is performed using Arcona’s signature products, which are impressively made in small batches to ensure pureness and efficacy, and formulated with the finest organic, active ingredients. Truly a facial experience to be had!
Setting the standard for the ultimate in spa getaway destinations, spa enthusiasts throughout the world recognize the Auberge Resorts for offering a superior spa experience with a relaxed, contemporary elegance, as well as for fine dining. There are locations to suit all tastes and preferences – from the original Auberge de Soleil in the heart of California’s magnificent wine country – Napa, to the beautiful Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, as well several other key destination locations. And of course, each unique location offers the very best spa treatments available.
The Burke Williams spas with multiple locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area, receive our highest ratings and have an impeccable reputation for consistently offering an extensive menu of superior spa treatments – from facials, body scrubs, to massage, and more as well as sauna and steam rooms that are impeccably clean and well-maintained. Furthermore, the staff are always welcoming and extremely efficient but most importantly the therapists are amongst the best and most experienced.
Located in New York City’s historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the Guerlain Spa is one of this great city’s chic-est spas. Upon first entering, one might feel as though the surroundings of the hustle and bustle are miles away, as this is an experience that exemplifies sophisticated luxury at its finest – paying homage to the historic house of Guerlain’s prestigious reputation. The spa offers an incredible menu of treatments for men and women including the signature Abeille Royale Expert Facial. There are also numerous special Valentine’s Day specials on offer including two paraffin wraps for forty dollars to honor the 40th anniversary of Diane Von Furstenburg’s iconic wrap dress.
Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan as well as a location in Westchester, NY – the Oasis Day Spas are the ultimate escape from the grime and stress of city life. With a fantastic selection of spa treatments, incredible skincare as well as highly skilled therapists, there’s really no excuse not to indulge! And be sure to book out a few extra minutes pre or post treatment to simply relax in the tranquility of this wonderful day spa.
If there were only one reason to visit the glorious and historic city of Santa Fe, New Mexico it would have to be a stay at the amazing Ten Thousand Waves Spa. This is truly the most unique and authentic spa experience one can have. Inspired by traditional Japanese mountain spas, Ten Thousand Waves is built on a hillside just outside of the majestic national forest and minutes from downtown Santa Fe, with natural mineral hot springs running through the entire property. Sprinkled with communal pools and hot tubs there’s also the opportunity to book private hot tubs and suites and the treatments particularly massage, are amongst the best we have ever experienced. The Ten Thousand Waves Spa receives our highest ratings for the most incredible overall experience.