Spa Therapy & Etiquette 101

Mastering the art of spa is easy and dare I say addictive. Spas are a respite for the body and the mind. From an early age, I have known that wellness is not and should not be a luxury. It should not be reserved for the privileged, but be made widely accessible to all who…

Cultivating an At-Home Spa, Part III

Featured Image, Audrey Hepburn/Breakfast at Tiffany’s  Taking care of the mind, body and soul can seem like a never ending job, however when you immerse yourself in the spa lifestyle, self-care becomes a lot more doable. The trick to cultivating an at-home spa is repeated rituals. Take the hard work out of self-care with regular…

My Experience at Resorts World Catskills New Crystal Life Spa

This article was originally written for Insider’s Guide to Spas. The Sullivan Catskills, known as America’s first vacationland, is where, in 1968, my relatives decided to take a nature drive to the mysterious mountains of upstate New York. The trip resulted in a wise purchase: My great-uncle bought a rambling farmhouse and a factory space…

Health & The City: Best Places to Find Wellness & Community

Editor Note: For many, the New Year means making resolutions. My mantra is to take it easy on myself and not make promises I might not keep. You should always try your hardest to accomplish what you wish for but be kind to yourself in the process.  If you are looking towards a healthier and…

Cultivating Beauty & At-Home Spa, Part II

The saying, “You can’t pour from an empty cup” rings true to every kind and empathetic care-taker. This is especially true during the holiday season. It is time for decorating, parties, lots of errands and being there for others. The holidays are ideal for showing those you love how much you care about them. This…

3 Products for Practicing Divine Rituals

In the past lives of our ancestors, mindfulness was a way of life. It was not labeled or made into a trend. This was a time when humans took special care of their possessions, single-use products did not exit, there was no need to document every other moment of their lives and leisure was sacred,…

Cultivating An At-Home Spa, Part I

2018 has been a year focusing on personal wellness. There has been a shift in the way we take care of ourselves. More and more people are going from overlooking their mental and physical health to putting more emphasis on self-care. In this ugly political climate and uneasy news, a stress-free home is the respite…

Let’s have the “Wellness” and “Self-Care” Conversation

As the last weeks of summer slow down and so do our lives, I wanted to reflect and have the wellness and self-care conversation. For those who have always been a part of the wellness and healing community, this past year has been an interesting one to watch. While visiting with a number of beauty…

Step Into The Salt Room

Not all himalayan salt rooms are alike. Modrn Sanctuary, located in the Normad area of New York City, created a Salt Room with attention to detail and practicality. Modrn Sanctuary could be best described as a tranquil and healing space resembling a WeWork concept. Before the salt room was made into reality, I interviewed the…