With the full fury of winter upon us, warmer environs beckon, promising to pamper our body, nurture our soul and help us forget that spring is still weeks away. Spas provide just the right remedy for the wintertime blahs, whether it’s a weeklong retreat at a destination resort or a few hours’ respite at a closer-to-home day spa. Contributor Julie Keller takes us on a tour of five western desert spas and shares the benefits of dry climate treatments. Learn about the full-body feng shui at Mii Amo in Sedona, chakra balancing at Qua Spa in Las Vegas and how to have a personalized iPod playlist assembled for the needs of your body at Spa Avania in Scottsdale.
It’s February and that means Valentines. For inspiration on choosing the perfect gift for the one you love, check out Looking Back and the story of
In Journey, we encounter the other side of
hotels and enticing shops in Nelson.
Local Gifts takes you on a tour of public art in Marin, featuring the striking new sculpture in Tiburon, Coming About. Made in Marin introduces you to Susan and Brad Black, founded of EO Products, a Corte Madera all-natural beauty products manufacturer. In Dialogue we chat with Doug McConnell, the popular host of Bay Area Backroads.
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Lisa Shanower, Publisher
Nikki Wood, Editorial Director
Jim Wood, Executive Editor