Archive for the ‘Local Spas’ Category

Catalina Island Day Trip

May 10th, 2016

May is the perfect month for a Catalina day trip. Just 22 miles from the shores of Malibu, sheer paradise awaits (as if southern California’s mainland isn’t paradise enough!). This quaint, charming, Mediterranean-style town has incredible dining, pampering and nightlife. Avalon and Two Harbors are the two hot spots that really come to life at night, perfect for wining, dining and dancing.


Catch a movie at the Avalon Theater, or slip into your dancing shoes for the Descanso Beach Club. The Island Spa will treat you right with the Sea Oxygen De-Age treatment using pure white algae, white wine, copper, and white tea to detox your body and refresh your mind. Their classic facial treatments, anti-aging treatments, and brow perfectors pair perfectly with massages.

A Slice of Paradise

Camping and boating, including “primitive camping,” lets you truly get away from it all. Boat-in camping sites, mooring sites, guided camping trips, and the ability to really go off the grid on your own are all possible on Catalina. Blackjack Campground is Catalina’s highest peak and offers incredible views of the terrain and ocean.

You can go ziplining, golfing on an 18-hole course, take a scenic tour, or board a glass-bottom boat. Where will Catalina take you?

Spa Getaway

February 25th, 2014

SpaNeed a nice relaxing day away from the kids or the office? Take a day for yourself and enjoy some well deserved pampering at one of the top spas close by.

Urban Bliss Day Spa offers the usual fare including body treatments and facials. If you need a quick pick-me-up, try an Aromatherapy Body Scrub or a Food Detox to get you renewed and feeling fresh. There are also packages for you to choose from to give you a full day of relaxation and renewing of your body and mind.

A favorite of many is the Lux Aveda Salon which is one of Aveda’s training institutes. Don’t let that scare you away just yet. They have a wide variety of facials, massages and body treatments at a great price you can’t find anywhere else. With the professionalism and service of a spa at a five star resort, a stop at Lux Aveda Salon will be part of your monthly routine.

Next on the list is Montanya Spa. A great place to relax and escape for an hour or a day, this spa has a list of treatments to choose from or you can personalize your services. If you are in a hurry and need a mini vacation to reenergize yourself, try a Sugar Foot Scrub. Or gentlemen, try a Stress Relief Massage. They have a list of services specialized just for men to give you a chance to escape also.

Last but not least, Mandara Spa at Disney’s Grand California Hotel will massage your cares away with one of their specialty spas or exotic treatments. Giving patrons a touch of Bali, Mandara Spa pampers their visitors with signature services that are guaranteed to put you in a state of total serenity.