Diva’s favorite spa takes Shape honors

 

Golden Door Spa,  where the Diva and her husband Richard go to shape up, tone and atone and up our body awareness, was fittingly named one of the Top 10 A-List Bikini Boot Camps by Shape Magazine.Whiel I wouldn’t call it a “boot camp”, hey magazines like to play with words, as do I, I would whole heartedly agree it’s the best in the world. I have gone through the all-inclusive week-long with women of all walks of life, from Hollywood starlets to Greek heiresses, and regular career girls.

The Door is open as a woman only facility for most of the year with the exception of four or five coed and men’s weeks (depends).  For the last four years the Diva has  been doing coed week with her man and loves it.

The  zen-like Japanese style facility is so spiritual and beautiful that you unwind the minute you walk across a little foot bridge from the parking lot to the lobby. From there it’s euphoria albeit mixed with rigorous mountain hikes, aerobics, spinning, Pilates, Yoga, assorted dance classes including Zumba and several other ways to get your heart pumping  and your fat down. Of course you don’t have do anything either, you can simply lounge around enjoy the primordial pampering which is generously proffered every day and including in the $7000 tab (which is sometimes on sale for $6600).

Golden Door Spa (866) 420-6414 book online: www.goldendoor.com.

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The Diva Didn’t Have to Go Far to Find Her Spa

Le Posh Spa

Holly had me. She took me for all I was worth. My body collapased, I began to doze.  Her melodic movements put me in a trance.  It was a Diva’s dream come true–a facial that only improved my looks but relaxed me to a plutocratic pulp.

The Divaonthe go tried a new spa aptly called Le Posh Salon. I booked the signature facial and lucked out with Holly–although I’m sure the entire staff of this 4 week old LA day spa is as able bodied.

Located on Sunset Boulevard, just shie  of the heart of Hollywood, the  highly stylized spa  seems a bit out of place among the funky shops and eateries that line the area.  But that’s part of the charm.

When you walk in the door you can feel the vibe, hip, young, engergetic–possibly induced by the free espresso/cappucino bar or the complimentary Vieuve Cliquot champagne (one of my favorites) or the long WiFi bar where you can plop your laptop and go to work or email or whatever you do, but of course why would you  want to when the spa’s intent is  to relax and induce nirvana.

I love the phyiscal place–but it was the facial that sold me. Now if you read my blogs and/or Examiner.com pieces you know that I’ve had lots of beauty treatments all over the world. So I do not  compliment lightly. The Diva takes her facials seriously especially at today’s high prices.

Le Posh uses one of the best products on the market f or their facials: Biologique Recherche, that combined with Holly’s holy hands,  made for a marriage made in facial heaven.  The products really work. My face felt taut and looked younger after the 90 minute treatment, that also included a barely legal scalp massage (it was that rewarding), and hand, foot and shoulder massage s.

Let’s face it, what else is there in life.

Le Posh Salon is located at 7551 Sunset Blvd., LA, 323-851-5559, www.salonleposh.com.

WiFi Bar is free to hook up, drink bubbly or coffee

The Diva Discovers Alexander’s for hair

Not your typical salon, Alexander’s for hair, a  family-run operation  that originated as a sort of Hooter’s hair salon for men called Reeder’s Barber Shop, concentrates on making men feel like men and women feel feminine.

Krissy Smith (whose mother, Jeanne Phares owns the shop) worked at Reeders where the requirement was well-endowed women in tight or revealing tops to groom macho men.  A successful formula it was, but alas all good things come to an end and Krissy was right there to pick up the pieces and open shop.

Her Alexander’s for hair, is hip and cool. You feel comfortable, which is important, plus the prices rock. It’s darn cheap at that for what you get.

he chic, but casual shop now favors both sexes. There are flat screen TVs at each styling station selected mostly for men who want to watch sports during preening, but of course women can watch shows of their choice, too.

There’s also wine, beer and soft drinks on tap, snacks and of course a full menu of services from head to toe at what Krissy calls, “five star services at three star prices.”  Indeed the fees posted are very reasonable. “You can get a color and cut for $100,” Krissy beamed.

You can even have a facial or $55  to $75, a back treatment for $65, custom peel for $25, mani/pedi for $35—complete with hand and foot rub and softening treatment), massage for just $75 for an hour and $90 for a hot stone rub.

Then there’s waxing, barbering (shave for $30, beard, beard rim for $15, a buzz cut for $25 and more).

I  was treated to an excellent mani/pedi and my hands and feet massaged and softened to a baby’s skin. I will be going back to try the other services especially since the salon is offering a 30% discount for all my readers of this blog as well as my LA Travel Diva Examiner.com  at:  www.examiner.com/travel–diva-in-los-angeles/patti-pietschmann    through the end of February.

Alexander’s is located at 11515 W Pico Blvd. 310-473-0462, www.alexandersforhair.com.

During Media Day, I  was introduced to Dr. Bernard Gramlic, founder of GRAM Skincare, who performs facial analysis with the Reveal Imager, who treated me to a session and let me tell you, it was revealing. But you’ll have to check out my LA Beauty Products Examiner site www.examiner.com/beauty-products-in-los-angeles/patti-pietschmann  for more on that.

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Alas things went south for the old salon and Krissy, who was an employee at the time, got her family into the act, remodeled the place and changed the name to Alexander’s For Hair.

The chic, but casual shop now favors both sexes. There are flat screen TVs at each styling station selected mostly for men who want to watch sports during preening, but of course women can watch shows of their choice, too.

There’s also wine, beer and soft drinks on tap, snacks and of course a full menu of services from head to toe at what Krissy calls, “five star services at three star prices.”  Indeed the fees posted are very reasonable. “You can get a color and cut for $100,” Krissy beamed.

You can even have a facial or $55  to $75, a back treatment for $65, custom peel for $25, mani/pedi for $35—complete with hand and foot rub and softening treatment), massage for just $75 for an hour and $90 for a hot stone rub.

Then there’s waxing, barbering (shave for $30, beard, beard rim for $15, a buzz cut for $25 and more).

I  was treated to an excellent mani/pedi and my hands and feet massaged and softened to a baby’s skin. I will be going back to try the other services especially since the salon is offering a 30% discount for all Examiner.com readers through the end of February.

Alexanders for hair is located at 11515 W Pico Blvd. 310-473-0462, www.alexandersforhair.com.

Spa Struck By Displays at Spa Magazine’s Annual Event

The annual Spa 
Magazine Spring Event , which yours truly never misses,  was certainly a star-struck affair featuring  headliner spas and cosmetics companies gathered at the posh Montage Beverly Hills Hotel.

The Diva samples a new treatment from Terranea Spa (one of the spa sponsors), it felt so good

Sheila Cluff, owner/founder The Oaks at Ojai, promotes new menu and cutting edge treatments offered at her spa.Sheila showed  her chef’s yummy, 52.6 calorie dessert, a divine chocolate mousse made with tofu. The Oaks at Oaji, www.oaksspa.com.

Miraval Spa also showed its “ground breaking treatments” offered at the Tucson, Arizona resort.  www.miravalresorts.com

Mii Amo at Enchantment, a destination spa in Sedona Boynton Canyon, gave out this little sampler, along with information on its new “Journeys”: Healthy Body Balance, Rites of Passage and Mii amo Master.

Glen Ivy Hot Springs in SoCalm a 150-yea-old  rejuvenation spa promoted the red clay mud baths, underground moisturizing cabes and massages done under oak trees. www.glenivy.com.

The  Huntingon Spa at the Langham Huntingon formerly a Ritz Carlton (where I’ve spa-ed happily in the past), talked about the spa’s facelift and the Chaun Body + Soul philosophy that incorporates traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture and cupping) for a holistical experience. www.thehuntingtonspa.com.

Until last night I was unfamiliar with Kohler Waters Spa.  I’d heard of the company but dnot the spa which is actually 10 years old and focuses on, you guess it, water treatments that cleanse the mind and body. www.destinationkohler.com.

One healthy getaway I am very familiar with, The Spa at The Grand Del Mar, touted the variety of natural therapies gleaned from resources of near by Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve (which we checked out and hiked through on our last visit). This is one fab spa with top notch treatments. www.thegranddelmar.com.

And the host hotel, Montage, escorted guests to their  spiffy spa for a salubrious hand, exfoliation treatment.

The Diva Treats Her Main Man to a Birthday Desert Fling

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Rich's birthday 2009 016I treated Rich's birthday 2009 018Richard to a two night stay in a villa at Grand Champions in Indian Wells, California, for his birthday, complete with spa treatments and a World Series win by the New York Yankees. Well, it just happened that the last game was played on his birthday eve and we ordered room service so we didn’t miss an at bat. Glad we opened a bottle of fine champagne, too, because it was an apt celebration to our team’s victory and the beginning or myhusband’s birthday bash.

I booked him a “Gentlemen’s”  facial and deep tissue  massage at the hotel’s  Aqua Serena Spa (www.aquaserenaspa.com)  and while at it an Anti-aging ritual and deep tissue rub for myself, especially since anyone celebrating a birthday gets a free 50 minute treatment when accompanied by a companion who purchases one (so it’s half price essentially, and all were well worth it.

Took him to dinner at Sirocco Restaurant at the Renaissance Esmeralda, next door to Grand Champions) on his birthday and again we lucked out with a price fixed $35 tasting menu that was superb from appetizers to desserts with a glass of wine each thrown in plus yummy desserts. 

I had proscuitto and melon, we both had pastas, risotto,  Mahi Mahi) and an amazing creamy dessert with fresh fruit .We splurged on a big uttery bottle of Rombauer Chard which made a perfect accompaniment.  Also sat on the fireplace warmed patio prior to dinner where he enjoyed a perfect martini an me a so so glass of wine. The pre-dinner drinks and dinner set  me back  about $200 but he’s worth it.

And what’s more we stopped at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa on the way back to LA where I’m a slot machine member and I actually won. The casino gives you credit for play and I had enough for the lunch buffet, which is quite an amazing spread for $11 per person. We rode home happy.

For more info go to www.hyattgrandchampionscomwww.renaissanceesmeralda.com.

The Golden Door Offers Super Summer Specials

goldendoorsCall me the Spa Queen, fitness diva or pampered princess but I love spa breaks especially the week-long kind offered at the salubrious, luxurious, ultra-serene Golden Door in Escondido, California where I’ve been recharging my batteries  on yearly treks for over 20 years.  The Japanese-influenced, transcendental sanctuary set in a valley framed by gorgeous mountains is simply the best of its kind barring none.
And that’s the truth, why else would the rich, famous, beautiful faces flock there –many to get in shape and look their best for their movie roles or  awards ceremonies.

It’s always fun to run into a celeb and I have from Sally Struthers and Joyce DeWitt to Pat Kennnedy and beyond. Whether a luminary or ordinary (but rich enough to afford $8,000 a week), the 40 female guests who frequent most of the Door most weeks of the year save for a few men’s weeks, bond during the 7-day retreat. Unfortunately the ties usually melt shortly after.

I went there Easter Sunday for a glorious week of atonement (no alcohol, healthy food, lots of activities that egins with earling morning mountain hikes followed by a full menu of exercise classes, personal training, gym, swimming, volleyball, pilates, and  Yoga with lots of  personal pampering in-between like massages, facials, foot and hand treatments, body scrubs, herbal wraps, hair care, makeup, steams, saunas and more for one albeit stiff weekly price–worth every gold coin.door

Anyhow the Door just announced super summer specials you can’t afford to miss. Check it out:

 
2009 Summer Weeks – $7,495 with Special Programs and Guest Presenters 

SPIRITED WALKER® with Carolyn Scott Kortge June 14 – 21. A simple walk around the block can turn into a journey of discovery.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS WEEK with Judith Greer Essex June 21 – June 28. Art-making puts life’s issues in perspective so you can experience life’s joy.

WATER WEEKS July 19 – 26 and August 30 – September 6. Bring out your “inner mermaid” while strengthening and toning.

INNER DOOR WEEK with Annharriet Buck July 26 – August 2. Draw on supportive group energy to achieve life-altering insights.

LABYRINTH WEEK with Dr. Lauren Artress August 2 – 9 (Special Rate: $6,000) (Bring A Friend does not apply) The labyrinth has been celebrated through the centuries for its power to quiet and focus the mind.

Hot, hot,  hot . . . Cooking Week with Chef Dean Rucker!!
GOLDEN DOOR COOKS AT HOME with Executive Chef Dean Rucker August 9 – 16. Become a Golden Door At-Home Cook. We’ve built an entire week around your training!

EAT WELL. MOVE DAILY. BE HEALTHY with Drs. Wendy and Jason Bazilian August 23 – 30. Science, culture and philosophy of eastern and western medicine and nutrition blend to help you improve your health.

THE “FITPACK” AND ”YOU” BOOK WORKOUTS with Joel Harper September 13 – 20. Work out with the celebrity fitness trainer and creator of the famous “FitPak” and New York Times best-selling “YOU” books workouts. $7,750

AND–Bring A Friend. Share a week with a friend or family member and you both receive an additional $500 discount. Friend’s name must be referenced at time of booking.
More Cool Specials. 
3-or 4-Day stay. (Bring A Friend does not apply)

3-Day Spa Interlude August 16 – 19 $3,625
4-Day Spa Interlude August 19 – 23 $4,725
Fall Special  October 11 – 18  $6,000 (Bring A Friend does not apply)
Thanksgiving Week  November 22 – 29 $7,495
Holiday Special   December 6 – 13 $6,000 (Bring A Friend does not apply)
New Year’s Week  December 27, 2009 – January 2, 2010  $7,495

All Other Weeks In 2009 available at the 2007 rate of $7,750

Factoids:   The Golden Door is located just outside of San Diego near Escondio about a 2 to 3 hour from LA where I live, but I don’t drive, I take Amtrak  from Union Station and relax in a cushy Business Class seat  where I read or view the awesome coastline as we chug along.  A driver from the Door picks me up at the Oceanside Station, which is only 20-minutes from the resort.

Check it out www.goldendoor.com.

  • A peaceful, remote sanctuary, discreetly tucked away on 377 acres of rolling terrain, five miles north of Escondido, California
  • World-class spa facilities, including nine treatment rooms, an herbal wrap area, hydrotherapy tub, sauna, steam room, and hot tub
  • Asian-inspired architecture and philosophy, inspired by the ancient Japanese Honjin inns, famed for their gracious welcome and guest care
  • 40 spacious and comfortable guest rooms, each with private patios and uniquely restful amenities that foster serenity
  • Meticulously landscaped grounds, complete with traditional Japanese gardens, koi ponds, and a million-dollar antique collection
  • Premier fitness facilities, including 3 poolside aerobic gyms, a hilltop gym for private fitness sessions, a new 4000 square foot Fitness Pavilion housing a 2000 square foot equipment gym, spinning gym, and additional aerobic gym; two swimming pools and a Kiatsu water therapy pool; tennis courts; and solarium
  • 20 miles of switchback hiking trails, winding through avocado groves and ponds, suitable for all levels of expertise

The Diva’s Recession-Friendly Bag of Beauty Tips

 The Divaonthego doesn’t go anywhere without her bag of beauty essentials. And like everybody these days, she keeps an eye out for bargains like these…. 

Sumita eyeliner

Sumita eyeliner

  

I just discovered one of the best makeups on the market for my skin type, it’s
Natural FX Water based Foundation with SPF 15, it spreads on like silk and provides complete coverage of those areas you want to hide from view. I love it, love it.    The company also has a Bronzed FX Mineral Bronzing Powder and Nouveau 10 fps, Mineral Foundation Powder that are exceptional. Had fun trying them all on for Valentine’s Day date. Of course there’s much more to choose from at www.coverfx.com.
 
Another new product worth mentioning and getting your sponge and brushes on is Helio Mineral Cosmetics.  The company sent me an assortment of foundations, concealers, blush, bronzers, shadows and lip balms to sample and I love them all. They go on nicely and look great. Check out the extensive menu at www.heliominerals.com.
 
More  new stuff from  Mixology–this company offers fabulous Loose Mineral Foundations, Mineral Veil/Setting Powder, Eye Liner, dry and wet shadows at affordable prices. I only sampled the shadows and one of their special brushes and I like it. Check out their Beauti-licious Club at www.mixologygmakeup.blogspot.com.  
 
All the makeup in the world won’t help you look good unless you…..
Hydrate,hydrate, hydrate– for a glowing complexion, high energy and de-toxing.   It’s my mantra and I’m sticking to it. But I hate water and it’s always an effort for me to drink enough, but that’s before I discovered ZICO Coconut Waters. They not only taste better than the plain stuff but they have more potassium than bananas and lots of added benefits. I was hooked after my first 60-calorie carton of Zirco Natural. I also like the
mango and  passion fruit, but prefer the natural. All have same calorie count and cost about $2 per drink.
 
 Made from 100 percent pure  coconut water ZICO Coconut Water is more effective than water for full-body rehydration and contains none of the added sugars or flavors associated with other sports drinks. It also contains more potassium than a banana and five essential electrolytes. What’s more, in terms of other spa treatments such as facials, drinking ZICO can help maximize effects by producing beautiful skin from the inside out. ZICO is packed with cytokinins which are powerful antioxidants that detoxify the skin by removing free radicals from the body. They also aid in the regeneration of new skin cells and help clear debris from older cells, leading to healthier, younger-looking and softer skin.
 Check it out: www.zico.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping your essential beauty products at hand is a must when you’re constantly on the go!  That’s why these products are never too far away from me.

 

1-Beauty Benefits 100% Natural Lip Color in Barely There ($5.99).  This nude shade is the perfect compliment to any outfit.

 

2-Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Lip Gloss ($4.95).  A yummy tropical treat, this gloss keeps my lips shining all-day long (that is, if I don’t lick it off first!)

 

3-Black Radiance Velvet & Glow Illuminator in Modern Glamour ($4.99).  The perfect all-over shimmer.  Use it as blush, to highlight eyes or even on lips, this is the ultimate multi-tasker.

 

4- Wet ‘n Wild Mega Eyes Defining Marker ($3.99).  Can’t live without your black liner?  This liquid liner is perfect for on-the-go application. 

 

5-Black Radiance Starry Eyes Shadow Stick in Deepest Plum ($3.99).  Purple is the new “it” color, especially in cosmetics.  This shadow stick makes flawless application a breeze.

 

6-Wet ‘n Wile Wild Shine Nail Color in Eggplant Frost ($.99).  Always carry your polish for quick touch ups.

 

7-Tropez Volumizing Mascara ($1.99).  Plump up your lashes for the perfect day-to-night look.

 

8-Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion (travel size $2.50).  Keeping hands silky smooth has never been easier with this natural lotion.

 

9-Modella Patent Perfect Wristlet Blue ($3.97).  This little guy is perfect to store all the essentials.  Throw it in your purse during the day and use it at night for a fashionable wristlet! (Additional colors: white, black and pink)

 

 Please also check me out at www.pattipietschmann.blogspot.com.

 

 

Facing Facts About Facials

Let’s face it, everybody, including Britney, Paris, Hilary, Angelina, et al, will eventually show signs of aging. Some with opt for drastic action like plastic surgery, lifts, nips and tucks. However you really can stave off Mother Nature’s ugly side with regular facials, especially if you start taking steps when you’re young. Your Diva here has been having regular facials since I was 22. Part of it was for research for my beauty writing, but I also learned earlier enough that this was a good thing and way to trick the clock.

So whether you’re 22 or younger or older, it’s never too early or too late to start taking care of your skin. Here’s the realy skin-ny on the subject:

  

 

The Truth About Facials

 Face it.  Save for the genetically blessed, most of us need extra help in caring for our complexion.  This goes double for anybody with sun damaged or maturing skin. While following a skin care regimen at home is a good start, cleansing and moisturizing alone won’t do the trick.  Keeping your complexion in tiptop shape requires professional care.

 

“The perfect facial begins with a complete skin analysis to determine the proper applications for each individual, and unfolds like a beautiful orchestration which focuses on every detail,” according to Ole Henriksen, internationally renowned face-saver of the stars whose client list at his Los Angeles, California day spas reads like a lineup of Oscar presenters at the Academy Awards. We’re talking famous figures like Kirk Douglas, regular since 1975, Lauren Bacall for about as many years, and fresher faces such as Rene Zellweger, Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Campbell, Charlise Theron, Jessica Alda, Sly Stallone, Maria Carey, and Hillary Swank.  “A true complexion treatment thoroughly eliminates impurities in the skin, tightens the pores, tones the muscles and texturizes the skin through the use of gentle peeling agents and special massage techniques like lymphatic drainage and acupressure.”  “But we must never forget the importance of continued pampering throughout the treatment, “ emphasizes the soft-spoken Danish-born dynamo.  “I don’t believe in gimmicky fluff and fold facials that don’t deliver what the customer deserves,” he warns.

 

Contrary to popular belief, facials are not exclusive to women. More men than ever are getting facials, according to Henriksen, who claims 25% his clientele are male.”  Men also want to look good in today’s youth-driven society. And since men are more prone than women to neglect their skin, many seek the services of a professional to get them on the right track. So you guys out there reading this shouldn’t slough it off. And gals it wouldn’t hurt to give may want to give your boyfriend or husband a nudge. I convinced my mate to get facials about 10 years ago. He kicked and screamed at first. “Facials are for women,” he moaned, but quickly changed his tune after his first experience. “Wow, that was great,” he cooed, “I actually fell asleep.” 

 

I began my frequent facial regimen nearly 20 years ago (I started young). For me, it’s an indispensable indulgence. Especially now that facial treatments have evolved from what were once perfunctory, cookie cutter procedures into more individualized treatments. Estheticians are better trained and have more advanced tools to perform their skills like highly developed power products that peel, oxygenate, restore, exfoliate and rejuvenate, and specialized machines such as microdermabrasion and Lasers that dig deeper into the dermis to generate more definitive results.

 

According to the experts, everybody beginning from about age 16 and on, should have a professional facial at least once a month to help slow down the signs of aging. Of course we can’t stop the aging process, but regular facials will help reduce deep lines and wrinkles. Think of it like brushing your teeth, we need to after meals, we go to the dentist to have them professionally cleaned so use the same rule to maintain your complexion. 

 

Louise Bianco, a veteran esthetician known as the  “miracle maker of the stars” for her unique facial contouring treatments, credited with keeping some of Hollywood’s most famous faces looking good, is a firm believer in facials as both a preventative measure and educational tool.  She insists her clients follow a professionally designed regimen at home in-between appointments. “Because everybody’s skin is different, it’s important to consult an authority to prescribe products most suitable for your skin,” Bianco advises.  “It’s essential to cleanse and moisturize your skin twice a day, but some skin types require more intense serums and applications,” she continued. Bianco contends that regular facials by a skin care practitioner provide relief from stress; helps firm facial muscles, holds the pull of gravity at bay and even delays or averts the need for cosmetic procedures.   “However,” she adds, “healthy, vital skin also requires regular exercise, drinking lots of water, eating right and getting your beauty sleep,”—a mantra she repeats regularly to her clients.

 

Sidebar

If you’ve never had a facial, it’s not too late to start.  And if you happen to be reading this while sailing on one of the Yachts of Seabourn, it’s as easy as visiting the onboard Spa.  The inviting sanctuary is the perfect place to begin taking care of your skin. You can select from an extensive menu that includes luxurious offerings as: La Therapie HydraLift Facial, a 50 minute session that helps reduce lines and wrinkles; Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Facial, which offers a similar boost by the use of a specialized lifting massage and Japanese silk mask saturated in collagen booster serum; Elemis Aromapure Time for Men Facial, a 50 stress-reducing minutes of unadulterated luxury that cleanses and rejuvenates. It also includes a heavenly scalp massage.

 

Contact the gurus:

OleHenriksen face and body products and treatments can be found at more than 350 spas throughout the world.  His flagship day spa provides a little oasis nestled in an upscale mini mall at 8622A Sunset Boulevard, 310/854.7700 and at the deluxe Shutters Hotel at 1 Pico Boulevard, 310/458.0030. OleHenriksen international locations include: the Hotel Side—a favorite stop-over for rock stars and musicians on tour– at Drehbahn 49, 20354 Hamburg Germany, 49-(40) 30-99-9562; The Bluebird in London, 350  Kings Road, 020 7351 3873,  situated in a hip and trendy mall;  OleHenriksen Face/Body Bangkok in the GMM Grammy Building 50 by the Four Seasons Hotel, 66-26 65 99 45; and the Cromwell Hotel on Copenhagen’s charming waterfront. For additional information call:  800/327.0331 or on the web: www. OleHenriksen.com

 

 

Louise Bianco, after nearly 30 years in her Beverly Hills days spas, Bianco moved shop into his charming San Fernando Valley home where she continues her miracle making on the faces celebrities, writers, producers, moguls and ordinary folk such as yours truly.

818/786.2700, 800/782.3067, http://www.louisebianco.com