You know those “Stars, They’re Just Like Us” sections in the weekly tabloids we know you’re flipping through in the checkout line at the market? Yes, they walk their dogs, they get parking tickets, they leave the gym without makeup on. And they also visit some of our favorite spas! Yep, stars, they’re just like us ─ they love a little pampering!
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Check out some of the spas across the country that are accommodating fashionistas with an aversion to flats with reflexology, sumptuous pedicures and more.
This month, La Cocina Que Canta, the Cooking School and Culinary Center at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Baja California, announced the arrival of Executive Chef Denise Roa. Located in the midst of Rancho La Puerta’s six-acre organic farm that climbs a fertile hillside at the foot of Mt. Kuchumaa in Baja California (not far [...]
Yoga is a great way to get a workout while increasing flexibility, and it’s also an opportunity to stretch the mind as you focus your attention on yourself and your body. Because yoga focuses on the all-encompassing concept of wellness through touching on mind, body, and soul, the practice is a great fit with getaway [...]
We love Rancho La Puerta’s spa cuisine, so when we saw their face mask recipes for every skin type, we had to share! The masks, created by the spa’s skin care guru, Jan Greaves, are made with food ingredients you most-likely have stocked in your kitchen already. To achieve maximum benefits, an initial gentle steaming [...]
Year after year, we’ve all developed our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, but why not branch out and give one of these healthy spa-inspired Thanksgiving recipes a try? SpaFinder picked out three spa recipes that sound like great potential additions to mix things up for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner repertoire – Apple Parsnip Soup, Grilled Figs with [...]
Grilled Figs with Creamy Honeyed Ricotta and Almonds (Serves 6) A recipe from Rancho La Puerta Ingredients: ½ cup ricotta cheese ½ cup cream cheese (See note) 4 tbsp honey, plus more to taste 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp pure vanilla extract or anise- or fruit-flavored liqueur, or a combination of the two [...]
Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie (Serves 10) A recipe from Green Mountain at Fox Run Use your favorite pie dough recipe, just mixing the pecans into the flour mix before adding the water. Or, to save time, use a ready-made refrigerated crust. Green Mountain provides an ‘in-between’ version below, using a boxed mix for the crust. [...]