Ace Hotel Spa Palm Springs

Spas and stripes: an all-American party pampering guide

Look at the States you’re in! Let our friends in luxury spa hotels sort out your pre- and post-holiday physique with their insider advice on top-to-toe perfection: Ace Hotel & Swim Club FeelGood Spa Palm Springswe’ve grilled personnel from leading pampering parlours and spa stays across the Americas to bring you a healthful dose of detox and DIY tips just in time for the New Year…

Spa and Wellness Director Lisa Ross

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?
We’ll be offering intimate spa parties in our treatment yurts, for small groups of 8 or less: guests will enjoy a few treatment stations, yummy libations and edibles – it’s fun, unique and affordable!

Top pre-party pampering tip?
Exfoliate before the big night out with a Body Scrub or dry brush treatment; this will give your skin great glow, and make you soft and touchable for later!

Insider travel website Area Daily: we ask the questions

Ah, Mondays. Don’t you just love to hate ’em? Definitely the best day of the week to spend a few idle online moments casting your eyes around in search of sunny pictures, faraway inspiration and otherwise entertaining distractions from the daily grind – presumably what brought you to our balmy travel blog shores in the first place. Well today we’re going to signpost you to another insider travel site, Area Daily, because we’re generous like that when it comes to kindred spirits, and because we recently caught up with the site’s energetic and travel-obsessed founder, Christine Magda. Here’s what she had to say…


Area Daily insider travel adviceTell us a bit about Area Daily: what inspired you to get it started?

The concept of Area came about as a group of friends were searching for a resource that would give the inside scoop on where locals were dining and hanging out in cities around the world.