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August 22, 2008 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You're sitting on the edge of a swimming pool so blue, you imagine you're in the Caribbean. The vivid flowers and aquatic plantings surrounding this pool are so spectacular, they rival those found near Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Now, you close your eyes and savor a meal so satisfying you'd swear you were in Paris. All this after a pedicure so perfect, a facial so cleansing and a massage so soothing, you think maybe you've just died and gone to . . . Atlantic City?
NEWS
April 18, 2004 | By Howard Rice FOR THE INQUIRER
When I saw the look on my daughter Cheryl's face last September at the final Phillies game at the Vet, I decided then and there to surprise her with a weekend of spring training games in Clearwater, Fla. Until two years ago, she didn't know a fly ball from a flyswatter; what little interest she had in baseball came from my association with the Phillies (for 18 years I have worked for the team as an advertising consultant) and from her younger brother, who had plastered his bedroom walls with Larry Bowa posters.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
Metro Commercial Real Estate Inc. has negotiated a lease for 1,400 square feet at Springwater Plaza in Glen Mills. The space will be leased by L'Image Femme, a health and beauty spa. Robert Lail, Delaware County retail specialist for Metro Commercial, said 70 percent of the 30,000 square-foot shopping center had been leased. Metro Commercial, the agent for Springwater Plaza, has offices in Plymouth Meeting and Cherry Hill. The firm specializes in retail and commercial brokerage.
NEWS
December 31, 1989 | By Anne Fahy, Special to The Inquirer
A couple has proposed converting a turn-of-the-century Victorian home in Tredyffrin Township into a health and beauty spa specializing in "a new concept of fitness. " A slight revision to the proposed parking plan for the spa, on Darby Road bordering the nearly completed Chestnut Village Shops retail center, was reviewed by the township Zoning Hearing Board Thursday night. The plan for the spa, to be called Antoinette, had received preliminary approval by the Planning Commission earlier this year but will need to be resubmitted because the owners said they could no longer locate the parking in the site originally proposed.
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Schools closed for the day. Businesses shuttered. No sales in stores in major malls. No justice in the courts. No tourists at the Liberty Bell. No trains, no buses, and no chance for Monday's late-afternoon seminar on "Airbrush Bridal Makeup. " "She begins with an eyebrow shaping service using only tweezers, scissors, eye shadow and blush," read the description of the seminar, set for 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Convention Center. Organizers of the Aesthetics Expo: International Congress of Esthetics and Spa decided Sunday to cancel events Monday, the final day of its three-day convention, disappointing 3,000 attendees and stranding some exhibitors.
FOOD
April 4, 1993 | By Marie Simmons, FOR THE INQUIRER
I recently returned from a first visit to a spa, and it was just as I had fantasized. No telephones, no deadlines, just lots of time - time to be pampered and to pamper myself. A massage, a facial, peaceful yoga sessions and revitalizing stretch classes filled each day. All this and good food, too. Eleanor Brown, the menu consultant at the Oaks at Ojai, developed many of the recipes at this comfortable, friendly spa in the scenic foothills of California. Although the daily menu selections were lean - only 1,000 calories - the food was well-prepared and tasty.
TRAVEL
July 3, 2011 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
BEDFORD, Pa. - You expect, when you're getting services in a classic spa, to be able to step into a steam room, a pool, a hot tub, maybe a pair of spa slippers. In Bedford Springs, you also step into history. Not that you go to a spa for a historic encounter - you go for a rub, not to rub elbows with spa guests of the past. But Bedford Springs, about a 3 1/2-hour drive west from Philadelphia, just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, is as much about the past as it is about its restoration to a new, serene present.
NEWS
June 29, 1992 | By Lucinda Fleeson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Back in the days of water beds and expanding consciousnesses, hot tubs were the quintessential symbol of the California hedonistic lifestyle. Dropped out, laid back, and soaked. But a decade or so ago, hot tubs headed East. Along the way, the big redwood vats that sometimes turned the water cypress-colored and reminded people of paganistic grape-stomping rituals went through a metamorphosis. They got fiberglass liners. They became kidney-shaped, and oval, and square. They were fitted with pulsating options called the Rejuvenator Seat and the Neck-Blaster.
NEWS
May 6, 1998 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
Is your busy mom so no-frills her "facial" consists of a dollop of Noxzema and a wet washcloth? Does your harried wife equate the word "pamper" only with a diaper change for your newborn? Is your sister's idea of relaxation the 10 minutes between rushing from her job and arriving at the day-care center? If so, forget the Hallmark card, the flowers, the $40 bottle of cologne and that 100 percent cotton terry cloth robe from J.C. Penney this Mother's Day. These women need real help.
NEWS
January 23, 1990 | By Lacy McCrary, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Sandy Matheson does aerobic exercises, her face glows like a stop sign. And when she gets down on the floor for various stretching and twisting exercises, she feels somewhat uneasy. "I don't mind women seeing me that way, but I don't want men to," said Matheson, 41, of Washington Crossing. Eighteen months ago she joined the LivingWell Lady fitness club in the Lincoln Plaza Shopping Center in Langhorne because it is an all-female facility. "I like men. I'm just not comfortable exercising with them," she said, pausing from her workout the other day at the gym with its mauve rug and cream-colored exercise machines.
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BUSINESS
April 21, 2015 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
More off-putting than dark roots, unkempt cuticles, and a face in need of a good peel was the condition of the Biaggio Salon & Spa in Marlton when it wound up in court-appointed receivership in 2007. Checks to employees and vendors were bouncing, the landlord had begun eviction proceedings, and the company owned by Thomas J. Fabiani and his son Thomas M. was $1 million in debt. "Biaggio had such a dark cloud over it," recalled Kim Carulillo, who at the time was working the salon's front desk after a 12-year career as a paralegal left her wanting a more people-oriented job. Eight years later, a makeover of enormous proportions has turned a high-glamour business on the brink of failure into what industry players say is one of South Jersey's busiest salons.
REAL_ESTATE
September 29, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
The renovation of the Rittenhouse Hotel is now complete, with the new Rittenhouse Spa & Club-Hair by Paul Labrecque. Of the nearly $12 million invested in overhauling the hotel, $5 million was spent on the spa and fitness center, which counts among its competition spas at the Four Seasons and the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, the Borgata in Atlantic City, and Woodloch in the Poconos. Even if they aren't hotel guests or residents of one of the 125 condos at the Rittenhouse, spa customers will be able to use the new locker rooms, sauna, and an indoor swimming pool that leads to an outdoor deck and lounge.
NEWS
October 8, 2013
P ENNY ORDWAY, 61, of Ardmore, is founder of Eviama Life Spa on 13th Street near Sansom, in Center City. Eviama was created with eco-friendly construction materials and uses 100 percent sustainable energy. The spa specializes in massages, but also offers organic facials, skin-care treatments, body wraps, waxing, meditation classes and more. A boutique also sells fair-trade and organic baby clothing, accessories, toys and eyeglasses. Q: When did you start, and what was the idea behind Eviama?
TRAVEL
September 9, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
My best gal pal Olivia and I had just arrived at our Vermont spa destination late one spring evening after a nine-hour drive from central Pennsylvania. I set up my laptop to check my e-mail and Olivia jumped on the queen-size bed and sprawled out on the starched white duvet cover. It was hard to believe that just three months earlier this delightful little Jack Russell terrier mix, whom I had adopted, had been sitting on death row in a Tennessee animal shelter. But here we were in the lap of luxury at the Essex Resort & Spa, ready to start our parent/puppy renewal weekend.
TRAVEL
June 3, 2013 | By Myscha Theriault, McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE SERVICE
Adorning the mountains of North Carolina with a hip urban vibe, noteworthy art scene, and a growing circuit of artisan microbreweries is the city of Asheville. Phenomenal food and well-preserved historical buildings are also part of the travel itinerary for this destination. Here's how to make the most of your vacation dollars while visiting. Appetites Favor a big breakfast? The Corner Kitchen ( www.thecornerkitchen.com ) offers a variety of hearty options such as $5 biscuits and gravy and $2 grits.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2012 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Virtua, the biggest health system in South Jersey, is opening its second spa this month, at its new health and wellness center in Moorestown. Called "vir tĂș" and offering services such as facials, massages, and even audio therapy, the spas are at the extreme end of Virtua's effort to focus more on keeping the population it serves healthy and less on taking care of people after they get sick. "Part of disease management is stress management as well. It's part of experimentation," Richard P. Miller, president and chief executive of Virtua, said of the for-profit spas.
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Schools closed for the day. Businesses shuttered. No sales in stores in major malls. No justice in the courts. No tourists at the Liberty Bell. No trains, no buses, and no chance for Monday's late-afternoon seminar on "Airbrush Bridal Makeup. " "She begins with an eyebrow shaping service using only tweezers, scissors, eye shadow and blush," read the description of the seminar, set for 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Convention Center. Organizers of the Aesthetics Expo: International Congress of Esthetics and Spa decided Sunday to cancel events Monday, the final day of its three-day convention, disappointing 3,000 attendees and stranding some exhibitors.
NEWS
October 23, 2012 | By Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - A Wisconsin man terrorized his wife for years, threatening to throw acid on her face, dousing her car with tomato juice, and slashing her vehicle's, tires before finally going to the spa where she worked, opening fire, and killing her and two others. The shooting spree stunned the middle- to upper-class Milwaukee suburb where it occurred Sunday, but court records show the conflict between Radcliffe Haughton and his wife had been escalating for years. The 45-year-old former car salesman ultimately shot seven women at the Brookfield spa before turning the gun on himself, taking his own life.
NEWS
October 22, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
AWISCONSIN man who had been accused of domestic violence and slashing his wife's tires took a gun into the spa where she worked Sunday and shot seven women, three fatally, before killing himself, police said. The shootings set off a six-hour search for the gunman that locked down a nearby mall, a country club adjacent to the spa and the hospital where the survivors were taken. The search froze activity in a commercial area in Brookfield, a middle-to-upper class community west of Milwaukee, for much of the day. Ultimately, he was found dead in the spa. Authorities said it would take time to sort out exactly what happened, and emphasized they were still interviewing witnesses and rescuers.
NEWS
October 22, 2012 | By Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press
BROOKFIELD, Wis. - A man police suspected of killing three and wounding four by opening fire at a tranquil day spa was found dead Sunday afternoon following a six-hour manhunt that locked down a shopping center, country club and hospital in suburban Milwaukee. Authorities said they believed the shooting was related to a domestic dispute. The man they identified as the suspect, Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, had a restraining order against him. Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus said Haughton died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was found in the spa. Authorities initially believed Haughton had fled and spent much of Sunday looking for him. The shooting happened about 11 a.m. at the Azana Day Spa, a two-story, 9,000-square-foot building across from a major shopping mall in Brookfield, a middle-to-upper class community west of Milwaukee.
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