Waikiki to Buenos Aires: Finding the Best Facial

Canyon Ranch Spa Steps from a busy world-renowned Waikiki Beach or tucked away from the cacophony of 5th Avenue in Manhattan, you might be surprised to learn that there are serene spas offering rejuvenation to your weary body and ragged spirit. And where does the effect of dry plane air, airline food and jet lag show up first ? Why on your face, of course, so I always try to fit a facial into my travel plans. This collection of spas offers some of the best facials I have ever had. The facial criteria included product, application, product knowledge, surroundings, skill of the esthetician and total experience. The Spa at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue, New York City Billed as “a luxurious retreat from the chaos of the world outside,” it fulfills this promise. The Spa at Langham Place [...]

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Half Moon Bay Resort Jamaica’s Exec Chef Sowa’s Coconut Poached Grouper with Lobster Medallions

Half Moon Bay's Executive Chef Steve Sowa One of my new chef friends is Executive Chef Steve Sowa of the Half Moon Bay Resort in Jamaica. He is fun to be around, very open and supremely talented.  With an assortment of  restaurants on property ranging from Caribbean (Pepperpot) , Italian (Il Giardino), International with a Caribe twist (Seagrape Terrace) and signature fine dining (Sugar Mill) and catering to international stars, royalty and business leaders the world over, he obviously knows his stuff.  I love sitting outdoors at the more casual  Seagrape Terrace,  a whisper  away from the waters edge under trees stuffed with glowing twinkle lights, nibbling on any of his creations.  Seagrape is  a welcome  spot for  dining  all day but at night with the  addition of a band  it surprises.  One night after a  leisurely dinner we  ended up joining a conga line lead by [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:39:05+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Categories: Chefs, Main Course, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment