Sadly, the reality of city living is that spa days are more special occasions than regular healing rituals. Where once steam baths and grooming galore used to be virtually free of charge, today an afternoon of pampering can rival the cost of rent — and a gal has got to have a roof over her head. So, in the name of relaxation for all, we've rounded up 10 places where you can refresh and renew while getting the most bang for your hard-earned buck.
Those looking for a mental-health day can take advantage of the luxe facilities at Balance Spa (Gym! Sauna!) in the Palmer House for just $20. If you've got maintenance on the brain, ZaZaZoo's BYOB nail services are both inexpensive and fun — even without your gal pals. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. That's right. We just stepped in to save the (spa) day.
Oh California, how we love you and your beachside weddings. Ashley + Danny had the ultimate SoCal wedding. She’s always had dreams of being a mermaid, he’s always loved the beach, and together they’ve shared a love for classic rock. So naturally they incorporated all of that into their wedding. read
If you're a fan of Teruyoshi Hayashida's seminal preppy-fashion playbook Take Ivy, or Patricia Mears' Ivy Style, you may have found yourself wondering what the ladies were doing while midcentury men were getting natty in Brooks Brothers tweeds, bucks, and beat-up chinos. Well, the answer to that question has finally read