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Healing Waters ~ Beverly Hot Springs’ mineral waters bring ancient practices to a modern city.

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Words by Felicia Tomasko Photography by David Young-Wolff More than two thousand feet beneath the bedrock of the City of Angels, is a hot spring whose mineral-rich water is pumped to the surface on a continual basis, where it feeds the soaking pools of Beverly Hot Springs. While we may travel far while searching for the healing powers of warm mineral water, we may not dream that LA has its own source, accessible by merely a turn or two off of Beverly Boulevard just east of Western … [Read more...]

Summer Soothers ~ Seasonal Spa Treatments

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  Good times under the sun’s rays can get the better of us sometimes, which calls for some TLC during the summer season. These treatments soothe and heal, and remind us to take extra care of ourselves. By Marina Chetner, Vanessa Harris, and Felicia Tomasko Beauty Balance Scalp Treatment Ona Spa Los Angeles If all signs of tension caused by traffic gridlock don’t dissipate upon entering the calm of this Balinese-inspired space, they will during Ona Spa’s Beauty Balance Scalp Treatment. … [Read more...]

Mariel Hemingway Finds Refuge at Home

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At 51, Mariel Hemingway says she is finally learning how to play A setting for the pursuit for play is found in her cozy 1.7 acre ranch that features an expanding outdoor gym and organic farm set deep in Malibu Canyon. Mariel shares this idyllic setting Mariel with her partner, Bobby Williams. Bobby is delivering the workout ethos of Venice Beach to the couple’s ranch. He’s continually adding to the converted corral lined with sand, where he's installed a pair of custom-built balance bars … [Read more...]

Editor’s Note July/August 2013

While any time of year is a good time to indulge, there’s something about the long days of summer that call out for something special. Whether it’s my memories of the characteristic ringing bell of the ice cream truck or packing a picnic to take to the park or the beach, these months offer a sense of freedom, giving us permission to revel. Indulgence can also be good for us--which is part of the criteria of some of my personal favorite Los Angeles treats. These include: the iced blended maca … [Read more...]

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