Locations for Wellness

So Close, So Far Away

Taking time-out at the Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa  Remember when you were a kid (or you have kids) and were told (or you tell them) “take a time-out?” Well,…

Dispensing Confidence for 25 Years: SF’s Epi Center MedSpa

Medspa. It’s a powerful word, one that represents hope for those seeking aesthetic rejuvenation, and thus, confidence. It projects authority and professionalism, and thanks to San Francisco’s Margaret Mitchell and her business…

Napa’s Meadowood is a Beacon for Luxury Wellness

Tucked into the hillside off of the famed Silverado Trail, Meadowood Napa Valley blends seamlessly and sublimely into its oak and redwood tree-studded terrain. Secluded, romantic, and preternaturally posh, the resort, despite…

Monterey Plaza Hotel is a Dining and Spa Destination

Featuring a world famous aquarium, gorgeous bay and ocean views, and of course the John Steinbeck-memorialized Cannery Row, Monterey attracts tourists from all over the world who are lured by the region’s…

Experiencing The Power of The Blue Zone

Disconnect to reconnect at Costa Rica’s Punta Islita     The morning’s clouds opened, and the sun’s reflection cast vibrant rainbows throughout the Costa Rican sky. Perched atop a horse named Rabbit,…

Beauty From the Vine: Vinotherapy Help for the Skin

And you thought wine was for sipping?  As it turns out there’s another use for wine good enough to turn a few heads. It’s called Vinotherapy. Redefining happy hour, the practice doesn’t…

Country-Chic: Forestville’s Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant 

Sonoma County is one of California’s most diverse regions. Within a short drive, one can pass through vineyard covered hillsides, redwood forests, and riverbeds while headed to the crashing surf of the…

Water 101: Lessons from a water sommelier

Water sommelier? That’s not a typo. That’s a thing. Indeed, Martin Riese, seen on Good Morning America, Conan O’Brien, CNN, and NPR among other key media outlets, has a degree in water.…

Sylvan Serenity: Sensei Lana’i, a Four Seasons Resort

To fully express the characteristics of Sensei Lāna’i, it helps to explain what the Hawaiian resort is not. Though located within the tropical isles, Sensei Lāna’i is far from the beach. Though…

Inside-Out Beauty: The Founder of Total Glow MD Shares her Secrets

Terrie Absher’s beauty gleams from the inside out. With a passion for wellness and holistic beauty, the founder of Total Glow shares her decades of education and insider discoveries with her guests, a glitterati clientele,…

Healthy Horizons: Dr. Toni Brayer Talks Holistic Healing

Have you ever considered integrative medicine? Dr Toni Brayer, one of the lead physicians of Sutter’s Institute for Health & Healing, thinks you should. “Integrative medicine is absolutely critical to global health.…

Snow Bound: Tempting Round-the-World Ski Resorts for 2022

There’s a comfort in routine. That may be why so many skiers return again and again each year to their favorite ski resorts. At our preferred winter wonderlands, we know the fastest…

Balance At Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Experience a resort dedicated to your wellbeing Banyan tree might seem like an odd name for a world class hospitality group. After all, what does a tropical fig tree have to do…

The Estate Yountville Features the Best of Napa Valley

Home to more culinary star power than any other Unites States locale, Yountville is a dream destination not only for gastronomes, but also wine lovers, art aficionados, and those merely seeking a…

Be Transformed: Spa to Immerse in Sense of Place

Before breakfast in a rustic chalet amid pine trees in Bavaria’s Ammergau Alps, I ease tentatively into a huge, vintage soaking tub. Not filled with water, it brims with decomposed organic matter, a hot, gooey muck…

DAY TO BREATHE – THE RETREAT: SF

Shifting Hearts, Minds and Spirits, One Leader at a Time    Just steps away from San Francisco’s iconic Land’s End Trail and its beautiful labyrinth, the sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge,…