Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

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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 […]

True Rest Float Spa

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Sailing away at the True Rest Float Spa in Tempe … the Spa Girls review. Imagine crawling into in a large, egg-shaped vessel and floating in salt water as you sink into a deep state of relaxation. No, you’re not in some existential dream or adrift at sea. You are at the True Rest Float […]

Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment

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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

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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 […]

Brow Threading at Beautif-Eye Studios Scottsdale

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If you’ve never tried facial threading, Tori at Beautif-Eye Studios is your girl! An aesthecian and experienced threader, she is also an absolutely meticulous eyebrow shaper. I visited Tori for my very first brow threading service recently and was blown away by the results. The second-story Beautif-Eye studio houses a sunlight-filled reception area, spacious skincare […]

Aji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort

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Peace. That’s the word that resonates with me on the several occasions I’ve had to visit Aji Spa at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass. Once you make the turn off the I-10 freeway and cross into the expansive Gila River Indian Reservation, your pace naturally begins to slow. A gently curving two-lane road leads you […]

Aletris Center of Integrative Medicine

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Ahhh it’s summer and time to bring on the dog days of sipping pina coladas poolside! But not so fast. Before we get carried away with fun in the sun, the ugly side of bikini season creeps up with a hairy reminder. Thankfully, we got word of a new bikini hair removal service that claims […]

Zethina Cosmetics & Skin Care

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I first met Zethina in the lady’s restroom on the set of a local morning TV show. She took one look at me, pulled out her magical makeup brush and went to town on fixing my botched makeup job. I have adored her ever since and now that she has her own spa, I couldn’t […]

VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho

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Okay, here’s my perfect spa day. I roll up into Hotel Valley Ho and relinquish my ride into the trusty hands of the handsome hotel valet attendant. I stroll into the hotel, through the airy lobby, the slinky lounge and into Cafe Zuzu where I plop down in a cozy nook. I throw back a […]

La Bonne Vie Day Spa

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On a 115-degree day in the dead of summer, downtown Scottsdale can get a little sleepy. Half the merchants have skipped town while the other half signal their willingness to brave the heat with electrical tape or towels on their door handles so shoppers won’t scorch their hands on entry. Restaurants that usually enjoy alfresco […]