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Spa Director Profile: Damien Craft ~ The Spa at Four Seasons Westlake Village

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Interview by Marina Chetner   Damien Craft has an impressive resume. He’s carved a niche for himself, having worked at some of the largest resort spas including Bacara Resort and Spa, Grand Wailea in Hawaii, and now Four Seasons Westlake Village, where he serves as Spa Director.  Passionate about the industry, there’s no stopping him… except, of course, when summoned for a massage.   FIND BLISS How did you get started or decide you wanted to become a resort Spa Director?   I started as a … [Read more...]

Stylish Kitchen Solutions ~ Jill Wolff shares expert kitchen advice and design tips

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Known for her clean and elegant style, interior designer Jill Wolff shares kitchen advice and design tips to gear us up for a season of entertaining. ~~ Interviewed by Marina Chetner           Photography by Adam Latham and Everett Fenton Gidley ~~ The kitchen is the beating heart of the home. It’s where the art of meal creation happens; it’s a gathering spot for family and friends.  For many home cooks, the kitchen is their place of refuge, while for others, this space functions as a … [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...]

Going with the Flow ~ Escape to The Langham Huntington Spa, Pasadena

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  Set on magnificent grounds, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena feels a world away from the stresses of the city. The hotel’s proximity to Los Angeles’ downtown makes for a perfect day spa getaway. Words by Marina Chetner Photography by David Young-Wolff Over a century old, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is a palatial property set on more than 23 acres. One end of the property is flush with lush green lawns and gardens; the other side is home to Chuan Body + Soul, a spa offering … [Read more...]

Home Feature – David Hertz Home Design

Contemplative Home Design David Hertz incorporates elements of water in his Venice home Acclaimed architect David Hertz is an expert in environmentally conscious design. Not only is water the creative inspiration behind many of the home’s features, this element also plays an important role in the construction’s sustainable blueprint. To show us this relationship, Hertz takes us on a tour of his Venice Beach property. By Marina Chetner We’re on the balcony of the second floor of the … [Read more...]

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