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Spa spotlight: The perfect winter massage at the Trump Toronto

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The vibe: The Quartz Crystal Spa at the Trump Toronto is everything you expect a Trump spa to be. Draped in crystal chandeliers, slick black floors, black leather couches and small flicks of gold as embellishment ooze the idealism of the luxe New York City Trump lifestyle. And the service will not go unnoticed – rarely will you have an empty glass of cucumber water in hand, or tea too cool to sip.

The treatment: You need to up your massage game. A deep tissue will no longer do – a hot stone will no longer cut it. The cure? A hot bamboo massage to help ease away any holiday stress and those pesky winter blues. Think about this … fresh cut bamboo being rubbed and rolled over your body to release all that tension. Could it get any better?
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Spa spotlight: Swedish massage at L’Auberge de Sedona in Arizona

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Imagine receiving your spa treatment with Sedona’s Red Rocks in the background. Photo courtesy of Sedona Chamber of Commerce.

The vibe: Sedona, Arizona is known for its iconic Red Rocks–many of which are magnetically charged with energizing vortex points–that light up the town at dawn and dusk. Naturally, a trip to the spa at L’Auberge de Sedona offers up a chance to enhance your encounter with this breathtaking (and energizing) location.

Hidden away amongst the banks of Oak Creek and overlooking Snoopy Rock (yes, it really does resemble the well-known beagle), the prestigious spa has a casual appeal along with a few unexpectedly chic bonuses. Enjoy a visit to the steam room before your treatment with a glass of cucumber water, trail mix and seasonal fruit. Then, indulge in the spa’s rustic atmosphere with a stone fireplace and comfy lounge chairs before your treatment.

Discover the luxury of L’Auberge de Sedona’s Swedish massage right the jump…
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HOTEL SPOTLIGHT: LAS ALCOBAS, MEXICO CITY

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Las Alcobas Mexico City HOTEL SPOTLIGHT: LAS ALCOBAS, MEXICO CITY

Stepping out of the hustle and bustle of Mexico City and into the quiet luxury of Las Alcobas’ boutique lobby feels like coming home—only better.

Designed by Toronto-based superstar architects Yabu Pushelberg, this tasteful and comfortable hotel is a highlight of the swish Polanco neighbourhood. But don’t let yourself spend the whole day in the deluxe corner room that overlooks the neighbourhood (or in the all marble bathroom that’s lovely enough to bring a tear to your eye). Head downstairs to celeb chef Martha Ortiz’s resto Dulce Patria for some truly remarkable and refined takes on classic Mexican fare (interesting side note, most of the celeb chefs in Mexico are women. Who knew?)

Be warned though, Dulce Patria’s margaritas are as delicious as they are strong. You might just need to partake in a Purifying Chicxulub wrap—one of the many Mexican healing rituals offered at the Los Alcobas’ calming Aurora spa.

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