Body Beautiful: Treat Yourself to a Slimmer You
Dec04

Body Beautiful: Treat Yourself to a Slimmer You

Sometimes it seems that diet and exercise can fall short when it comes to a tightly toned body, that no matter how little your carb intake or how far you run, the instrument could use a jumpstart.   We are not talking liposuction or any other kind of surgery, but rather a luxurious new body treatment. It’s called Flawless Body, available at one of LA’s top spas, a treatment that will satisfy those into immediate...

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Results-Driven and Glowing for Awards Season
Jan18

Results-Driven and Glowing for Awards Season

Is it a good or a bad thing to look like you’ve “had some work done?” Come awards season, it really doesn’t matter—you have to look good. And we are not advocating going under the surgeon’s knife, as you certainly can’t do that last- minute and look your best on the red carpet. But here’s something to give you a real lift—and bring a healthy, youthful glow to your face—a high-tech, results-driven facial with no downtime. It is perfect...

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Lovely Rita
Oct06

Lovely Rita

There’s a big difference between a facialist trained at a beauty school and one trained by some of the top estheticians in the business.  Rita Csizmadia is one of those people—and one of the best in the biz. She worked in the offices of some of Beverly Hills’ top plastic surgeons before starting the Institute for Beautiful Skin.  Housed in a medical office building in Santa Monica, Rita gets to work quickly by analyzing your...

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Surf, Sand and Spa
Aug11

Surf, Sand and Spa

Everyone knows it hasn’t exactly been beach weather this summer in SoCal. But here’s a great place to get your beach fix without the wind-chill factor—the spa at Le Merigot in Santa Monica. This hotel, nestled next to Loew’s, seems to get perpetually overshadowed by the higher-profile names in the neighborhood– Shutters, Casa del Mar and the Viceroy.  And that makes it an even sweeter hideaway for tranquility and privacy. The...

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The Continental Touch
Jan25

The Continental Touch

So, you’re looking for some quiet luxury, a bit off the beaten path, but still close in and a tad undiscovered. It’s no further than a stone’s throw from the heart of Century City. Not many people realize that InterContinental has taken over what was formerly the Park Hyatt and for those with really long memories, the JW Marriott property on the edge of the Fox lot. Now that the St. Regis has gone condo, this is the hideaway hotel in...

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