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Spa Gift Guide: Add Haven to Your Holidays!

3 Dec

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The #HolladayWishbook is your guide to giving the spa life this holiday season.  With a carefully curated Santa’s bag of spa living goodies that we loved so much we had to buy them ourselves!  We even included a few hints to make your season more haven and less harried.

Holladay Hint:  Click the image above to view the magazine on ISSUU, at the top of viewer there’s a little box with an arrow shooting out of it, use that to share the entire book or just an item – after all you might like to receive a few of these gems as well as give them!

PS:  We have more of these coming out, if you’d like to receive them via email, join our Spa Brunchers Club here

We hope you love what we found as much as we do!

Happy Holidays Y’all!

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Spa Style, A Partridge in a Pear Tree Pt. 1

25 Dec

Seasons Greetings from the Spa!  No matter how you celebrate the holidays, you are no doubt familiar with the song The Twelve Days of Christmas.  Did you know that the 12 days actually begin on Christmas Day?  

Our 12-Day tribute takes you to spas that bring these twelve days alive.  So let’s go and get some spirit on!

“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.”

The North Pole Cottage

The North Pole Cottage

Not to get too kitschy (hey it’s the holidays!), but there’s no doubt the ideal spa to begin our twelve day spa journey is The Christmas Farm Inn & Spa.  This gem set in the New Hampshire countryside literally defines the essence of a Christmas getaway.  It marries luxury with rustic charm and with an address like 3 Blitzen Way, you know it’s going to be unique.

The main inn is cozy, but the Inn’s newest creation, the Carriage House Suites, proves that yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause.  Perched on a picturesque hilltop, staying in one of the twelve suites is like being foisted inside a Christmas card.  And, here’s the kicker, each of the suites is dedicated to one of the twelve days of christmas!

Yes, you can stay in the Partridge in a Pear Tree room!   Surrounded by red and green galore & a deep warm hot tub – you can’t help but get festive.   Or, take your girlfriends for one of their getaways and stay in one of their cottages.  My faves are The North Pole or The Sleigh House.  No wonder the Christmas Farm Inn & Spa is recognized as one of New Hampshire’s top resorts and the country’s top Inns.

When I first learned about the spa, you can only imagine what I thought the treatments would be (Candy Cane Scrubs, etc.).  Surprise!  The Carriage House Spa’s focus is on natural and effective beauty and anti-aging regimens.  They use Peuvonia products and have a treatment menu that addresses what the seasons do to the skin. 

The Spa Christmas Style

The Spa Christmas Style

For instance, their unique body wrap selection includes:

The Desert Heat Body Wrap

The Moroccan Rassoul Body Wrap        

Detox Thalasso Wrap

Water Lily After Sun Soothing Wrap

Book a visit today at 1-800-HI-ELVES.  

Join us tomorrow for the 2nd day of Christmas.  See you at the Spa, Candy

Where Would Santa Spa? A Christmas Poem – Santa’s Spa Sanctuary

24 Dec
Santa's Spa Vacation

Santa's Spa Vacation

The big guy in the red suit is on his global ride.  You may think a fella like Mr. Claus isn’t a spa guy.  I beg to differ.  Yeah, Santa definitely deserves some pampering after his deliveries – flying around the world can be exhausting and don’t you know men are the fastest growing segment of spagoers?  

Santa’s Spa Sanctuary

In the spirit of our Celebrity Spa tradition,

I accept this noble mission, 

Let’s see how Santa really gets his jollies, 

After decking the halls with boughs of holly, 

On Dasher, Dancer, Prancer & Vixen

Comet, Cupid, Donner & Blitzen (& Rudolph’s folly)

On to the Spa, massages for all!

Here’s where we will spa by golly:

The Santa Spa in Pembroke, Florida will be our first stop

Here I’ll get the Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment for my wind blown mop

(and The bright sunshine will defrost the reindeer’s paws)

Waves Spa in Chicago is next, where a peppermint polish,


Aromatherapy massage and pedicure will this soreness abolish.

Is that Disney I hear calling?  We must stop at the Candy Cane Inn

Where we can relax in red and white delight & finish our sleigh pain.

One more stop before we go home, 

The Pampered & Polished Spa in North Pole, 

Alaska, for a beard trim and a comb 

Our spa journey comes to an end, Rudolph, don’t tell Mrs. Claus! 

Copyright 2008 Candace Silvasy

Don’t forget to join us beginning Christmas Day we’ve still got the Twelve Days of Christmas to celebrate Spa Style. 

Wishing you bunches of holiday hugs & wishes and I’ll see you at the spa, Candy