The holiday season tends to leave partygoers feeling emotionally deflated and physically inflated, head to a top spa to hit the refresh button on your wellness.
On our recent trip to Chicago for Lollapalooza, we caught up with makeup artist Jenny Patinkin (you probably know her line of luxe makeup brushes) to get the scoop on her favorite spots for pampering, green juice, and staying fit in Chi-Town. Check out her recommendations below!
There were a few Hard Rock locations with the music-infused spa menu specialty, as music is the underlying theme there, after all. I was ready for rest, relaxation and the rhythm motion inspired massage.
Fast facts: The Blue Lagoon was created in 1976 in the middle of a lava field. This promise of fresh water, along with Iceland’s strict hygiene code and the chance to relax before hopping on my flight to Greenland, got me out of the airport and into a bathing suit during a snowstorm.
The Viva Mayr’s newest property, Viva Altaussee, is a premiere med spa. Viva Altaussee operates on the Modern Mayr Medicine principle of detoxing, which involves optimizing digestion to clear skin, get rid of illness, and even address fertility issues and diabetes.
Ingredients: * 1 cup coconut water * 2 big handfuls greens (I used a spinach and super greens mix) * ½ cucumber * ½ avocado (frozen is great here) * Few chunks of frozen mango (abt half a cup) * Dash of cinnamon * Dash of turmeric * 3 cubes of icePlace all ingredients in blender (starting with the coconut water) and blend until smooth. Enjoy! Lily Kunin is the voice behind the NYC-based food blog Clean Food Dirty City . Inspired by the chefs in her family as well as her friends who are looking for easy recipes, her mission is to create food that is simple, clean, and flavorful.
By: Q Editors, Q by Equinox In search of the most decadent, dream-inducing locales, we turned to Tom Marchant, co-founder of bespoke travel agency Black Tomato and award-winning travel site Beach Tomato. Iceland Hot Springs “Iceland is cool in more than one sense,” says Marchant. After relaxing in a warm, natural hot spring with my muscles and my mind completely at ease, we were ready to head to bed to dream of the adventures at Hotel Borg the upcoming day.” Indonesian Sea Safari “In Indonesia, you can spend the days scuba diving in turquoise waters, island hopping and lounging on white beaches,” says Marchant. The Tiger Blue is a private vessel that, after a day at sea, allows a great way to fall asleep, lulled by the methodic motion of the ocean.” Related: Get a Chic Night’s Sleep Wilson Island, Australia "From mountain biking in the outback to diving the Great Barrier Reef, I can confirm that Australia is one giant adventure," says Marchant.