trick or treat

September 30th, 2010


Looking for something a little different for Halloween? Maybe a ghoulish puppy party or a tasty celebration of Dia de Muertos will do the trick. Go hunting for ghosts or carve a star pumpkin and get in the holiday spirit.

Washington, D.C.

Where: Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

What: Halloween Doggy Happy Hour

When: October 20, 2010

Why: Your tail will be waggin’ at the swanky DC hotel’s Halloween-themed pet costume party. Pooch-loving guests and visitors can strut their dressed dogs down the red carpet before mingling for doggy happy hour. Celebrate Halloween with your four-legged friend in comfort as part of their Paws at the Park package, available year round. (Above are images of Doggy Happy Hour; the first Halloween Doggy Happy Hour is happening October 20 with dressed up pooches.)


white night

September 29th, 2010

Celebrate “Nuit Blanche,” or, White Night, in Paris on Saturday. The 9th annual all-night contemporary art festival will feature artists from around the globe with three main locations in the city: the Trocadero and Alma area; the Marais, Île St.-Louis and Île de la Cité; and Belleville and Oberkampf. (The charming hotel on the Place des Vosges, Pavillon de la Reine, is a great jumping off point for the installations in the Marais and the Îles.) Over 150 art projects will cover the city, including a fantastical projection on the Hôtel de Ville by Michelangelo Pistoletto and a Dance performance in the courtyard of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts inspired by famed smooches in the history of art…Klimpt, Munch, Rodin, Koons…

Learn more here.

thailand tourism award goes to…

September 29th, 2010

Anantara Hua Hin Spa Double Massage Room

We are pleased to report that the Anantara Spa at Anantara Hua Hin Resort took home the gold for an Outstanding Performance this week at the 8th annual Thailand Tourism Awards.  Situated along the Gulf of Thailand, the Hua Hin region first came on the scene as in the 1920’s as a royal retreat and its early glamour is still evident today. An exclusive group of Bangkok residents have second homes along the coast as a quick city escape (think of it as the Hamptons of Thailand).

If a luxury spa retreat sounds enticing, the Anantara Spa should not be overlooked. Treatments combined ancient Eastern healing traditions fused with contemporary holistic therapies designed to address full body, mind, and soul healing and total relaxation. For instance, the Hua Hin Signature Journey includes a floral foot ritual, turmeric scrub, shower, and sand compress massage. Plan a visit and see for yourself just what all the fuss is about – it won’t disappoint!

parrot cay on today show

September 29th, 2010

Check out Parrot Cay on the TODAY Show this morning! Where will Melissa and Jeremy go on their honeymoon? We hope Parrot Cay; help decide and vote for the tropical island paradise.

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-Champagne upon arrival

-7 nights in a private villa (more…)

fashion night out, poolside

September 28th, 2010

Anantara Phuket Nighttime Ambience

If recent Fashion Weeks spanning the globe have you wanting to experience the designs and after-show parties firsthand, book a trip to Anantara Phuket Villas this December to stay (and party) like a rockstar. Or, at least an insider. The resort will host the second annual Silk Rhythms Music and Fashion Show on December 4 – and we’re extending the invitation to make sure your name is on the list. (more…)

time-travel in thailand

September 23rd, 2010


Colors of the North: Portraits of the Golden Triangle

In remote and barely accessible regions of Thailand, Laos, Burma, and China, indigenous peoples have been living without the influence of microwavable dinners, iPods, and cell phones for millennia, instead perpetuating a simpler way of life with traditions and ancient practices rooted in their cultures for thousands of years.  With the tick of the clock, these tribes are slowly disappearing and their rich oral histories and veritable life knowledge is slipping by the wayside. (more…)

later gator-ade

September 23rd, 2010

 We all know Gatorade is there for replenishing electrolytes, but it’s also filled with some shady ingredients like yellow 5. To replace nutrients we lose while working out, COMO Shambhala has come up with a special “Electrolyte Lemonade.” Parrot Cay recommends a shot of this magic juice after yoga workouts. The salt replenishes the body’s natural cooling system, ginger soothes digestion, and flaxseed feeds the body with those vital Omega-3 fatty acids. Lucky for us, Executive Chef Daniel Moran is sharing his recipe, so we don’t have to settle for Red 3.

electrolyte lemonade


think pink

September 23rd, 2010

think pink

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, New York is offering a “Think Pink” 60-minute Holistic Massage that includes an exclusive and complimentary ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud application.  For each treatment, the spa will donate $5 to benefit the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides against Breast Cancer” fundraiser.

The “Think Pink” Treatment is $195 and is available from October 1-31, 2010.  To secure an appointment, please call (212) 903 3910 or e-mail  Click to view the full Treatment Menu.

perfect provence

September 22nd, 2010

Hotel Crillon Le Brave

You may have already received word from us about this quaint, quintessential countryside hideaway – here’s the official word… Alice Marshall Public Relations is now working with Hotel Crillon Le Brave in Provence! Perched atop a hill in the French countryside and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, the five-star property is a relaxed haven of simple sophistication. The hotel is made up of seven beautifully restored stone houses that dating from the 16th and 17th centuries that are linked by bridges, cobblestone walkways, and hidden courtyards. (more…)

a lobster to travel for

September 21st, 2010

Head to the Brant Point Grill this fall to check out the newest menu item, the Lobster a la Plancha.  Now through September 26, enjoy a two lb lobster grilled a la plancha and seasoned perfectly with Chef Fred’s Secret Lobster Spice and accompanied by baby potatoes and French beans, all for $29.