Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

joya spa wet lounge

Joya. Even the name (pronounced joy-ah) elicits a peaceful easy feelin’. But as the new kid on the resort spa block, did it live up to its name and budding reputation? Oh yah. Did it ever. I visited the spa mid-summer with my spa-savvy sister-in-law in tow. A high-powered admin assistant, she was as fried […]

Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch

Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale is undeniably gorgeous in its architecture and decor, and the nurturing time-of-day philosophy is undoubtedly brilliant. But I’d have to peg the people — from the reception staff to the highly skilled therapists — as the primary reason for the Avania experience being so emotionally elevating and memorable. […]

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale

Believe it or not, it’s rare these days that head Spa Girl Sunny actually has time to spend a day at the spa (crazy, huh?). So when she decided to go, she went big and chose Well & Being at Willow Stream as the place to waste away a few valuable hours just hanging at […]

Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

An enchanting visit to Agave Spa at Westin Kierland’s grand resort. Okay, I admit it, I love my job. The endless hours hunched over the computer, the backs of my legs stuck to the fake leather of my creaky desk chair, are all worth it on days like today. ‘Cause today, I went to the […]

Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician

Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician

Arizona Spa Girls review of the Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician. The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician will always be a sentimental favorite among all the spas that I’ve been lucky enough to visit. One, because it was the first spa that I’ve ever been to and two, because it was the very […]

Sundrops Nail Spot

A girly girl’s retreat for manis and pedis in the heart of the Arcadia neighborhood. Our super spa sleuth Carolyn is at it again and this time, her tootsies are in serious need of soothing. Before we would let her step foot back in the office, we sent her off to get her tattered toes […]

Maggie’s European Skin Care

There's just something about Maggie. It had been nearly 7 years since I last visited her at the resort spa where she still works a few days a week. I had fallen head over heels for her thorough yet oh-so relaxing facials, her warm and compassionate sensibility, and her sincere concern for the condition of […]

Massage Envy Spa Thompson Peak & Frank Lloyd Wright

Massage Envy to the rescue! Massage Envy is a lifesaver. It was a 4:00 on a Friday afternoon and my neck was so wracked that is was permanently cocked to one side. If I moved the wrong way – pow – a ping of pain. It’s the same ol’ story: poor posture + stress + […]

Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment

Spa Girls review of their enchanting Mii amo excursion. Bliss is a dish best shared. Or at least in the case of a visit to one of the world’s top destination spas. In mid-September, the Spa Girls team set out for a two-day odyssey to the magical Enchantment Resort, home of Mii amo, a destination spa […]

Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Discovering yourself through the Luk Pra Kope ritual at Sanctuary Spa. A friend recently told me that she had never been to the illustrious Sanctuary Spa without spotting a celebrity (Al Sharpton, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, the Bennifer baby). I saw not a single famous person the day I went. Not even a famous person’s […]