Chinese Beauty Brands Put Focus on Eco-Friendly Ingredients

Apr 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

After celebrating Earth Day last week, we’ve become much more aware of the kinds of chemicals, toxins and other harmful ingredients that are commonly used in health, beauty and fragrance products. We now have a whole new appreciation for eco-friendly beauty products— that’s why we’re more than thrilled to learn that China’s beauty industry puts a huge emphasis on health and safety benefits in their tubes, compacts and bottles. So if you’re interested in natural alternatives to the items that are currently in your beauty bag, there may be no better example than the one that China is setting.... Read More

Health and Wellness Center Comes to Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Apr 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As French luxury brand Sofitel continues its expansion into Asian markets, the Sofitel Philippine Plaza has gone one step further by offering the first health and wellness treatment center located inside a hotel in Asia. With medical tourism on... Read More

Eat Healthy on Vacation With Omni Hotels & Resorts New Menus

Apr 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

It can be next to impossible to stick to a healthy diet while you're traveling. Luckily, Omni Hotels & Resorts have created a new menu with input from The Biggest Loser's Chef Cheryl Forberg to give travelers the ability to eat healthy, even when... Read More

Fairmont Hotels' Top Fitness Experiences

Apr 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If your favorite yoga routine is starting to get stale, liven it up with a trip to a Fairmont hotel.... Read More

Is Hybrid Yoga the Next Big Thing in Trendy Fitness?

Apr 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Yoga these days has gone so far beyond Hatha and Vinyasa. Hybrids are all the rage, as multi-certified instructors figure out how to combine it with other practices like martial arts, dance, swimming and more. Aside from the obvious health and wellness benefits of incorporating yoga into your lifestyle, many of the formerly specialized yoga types are finding a new user base as people look to stretch their bodies and psyches to challenging new places. From hardcore to low-impact, and from tasty to downright silly, this list comprises all of our favorite hybrids that are currently on the market.... Read More

GROOV3 Mixes Up The Fitness Scene in L.A.

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Always the epicenter of southern California’s beauty and fashion, the people of Los Angeles are continually looking for new ways to keep fit. Diet and exercise trends (like the nutrition world’s latest Paleo craze) go in and out of the spotlight about as quickly as Hollywood’s “it factor” celebrities. Yet, the success factor of many health plans seems to be less about the fancy trainers, expensive gym

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9 Fitness Retreats to Whip You Into Shape for Summer 2013

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With less than two months to go till swimsuit season, it’s time to start thinking about working off that winter chub and getting back into trim, fit and fighting form. If it’s hard to force your body back into the standard “fit body” routine of regular five-mile runs and cross-training sessions at the gym, we recommend kick-starting your program with a “pre-vacation” at a luxury fitness retreat. Resorts and fitness companies are coming up with innovative, fun and unique programs that combine strength training, dance, hiking, biking, meditation and more.... Read More

Losing Focus? Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions With These 5 Easy Tips

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Only a few months have passed since we proclaimed our New Year's resolutions on January 1st, but that is plenty of time for the motivation needed to keep them in place to start wearing thin. A lifestyle or health regimen that once seemed so excitingly hopeful may now be hindered by the reality of long work hours, family, or plain old procrastination. If your New Year's resolve is slowly breaking and you are beginning to revert to last year's habits, below is a list of five simple suggestions to help you keep your promises.... Read More

Escape to a Healthy Beach Retreat at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach

Feb 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

When it comes to Miami Beach, choosing the right luxury hotel for your trip can be difficult. Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach makes the choice a little easier by offering the intimacy of a boutique hotel with the perks and amenities of a larger property—combining the flexibility of à la carte services with a focus on health and wellness, and the best that Miami has to offer all at its doorstep.

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Get Closer This Valentine's Day With a Couple's Cleanse from BluePrint

Feb 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

As seen from previous articles and our all-around focus on health and wellness, we know a lot about juicing. Recently, we thrived off the energy, rejuvenation and all around well-being provided by BluePrintCleanse’s Renovation Cleanse. The first line of cleanses to get USDA Organic certification, BluePrint began pressing in 2006 when co-founders Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss teamed up to combine their advantageous backgrounds of food, nutrition and public relations.... Read More

Peek Inside The First Women-Only Members' Club in London

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London’s first members’ club for women has fully opened its doors this month, and JustLuxe was offered a private viewing. Grace Belgravia, the vision of businesswoman Kate Percival, is an exclusive, private club for sophisticated and health-conscious women.... Read More

Master Chef's Joe Bastianich on the Challenges and Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

It's the New Year, and like many people, you may have a few resolutions in mind. Quitting smoking and eating healthier may seem like cliché's because they get the most hype, but the truth is they are probably the hardest goals to accomplish. Just ask renowned restaurateur and co-host of Master Chef, Joe Bastianich. Like many people in the restaurant industry, he was a heavy smoker and even got to the point where he was smoking more than two-and-a-half packs of cigarettes per day. But the good news is that he successfully quit and is now focused on treating his body well to live a full and healthy life. Here, he discusses the challenges and benefits of quitting and how it has encouraged more healthy habits in other aspects of his life.... Read More

Luxury Spa in Scottsdale Helps Guests Fulfill Healthy New Year's Resolutions

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

On January 1, the AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’s new spa concept, Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa opened, giving guests the opportunity to follow through on their healthy New Year's resolutions. Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa is uniquely notable for the focused approach on mind and body synergy, as devised by Well & Being’s chief medical officer, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, a world-renowned expert in Integrative Medicine and author of “Life is Your Best Medicine.”... Read More

Romance Awaits High Atop the California Coast at Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Suzanne Aaronson

I have been reading and hearing about—and wanting to visit—Post Ranch Inn for at least 10 years! For whatever reason, a stay there never fell into place until our last trip over New Year’s. Suffice it to say, upfront and center, it is for very good reason that this Big Sur property is known to be one of the very best in the world. It certainly is. Period. If time allows, stay for minimum three days. According to Business Insider, it is one of the USA’s most expensive places to stay and worth every penny.... Read More

What Are the Health Benefits of Massage?

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

There are a number of reasons why people enjoy getting massages from time to time. For many, getting a professional massage means having the opportunity to completely relax in a soothing and meditative environment; but if you still aren’t sold on the idea, you might be surprised to learn that there are several other benefits of massage that can help contribute to your overall health and wellness— both mentally and physically. So what can massage do for you? Read on to find out.... Read More

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