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I love New York City. I really do. But I wouldn’t love it without being able to “go upstate.” You may have heard of The Catskills or The Hudson Valley (two different areas of New York state that are often conflated). Read more

Expert Q/A

Is Facial Steaming Actually Good For My Skin?

A Charlotte’s Book reader submitted an #AskCharlotte question about facial steaming. For an expert’s perspective, we reached out to Allison Tray of Tres Belle Spa, who cleared things up for us. Read more

A New Beauty + Wellness Retreat Launches In Upstate New York
Travel + Spa

ShesWELL: A New Wellness & Beauty Retreat Launches in Upstate New York

What happens when a spa owner, a massage therapist, an acupuncturist, a cosmetologist, and a Hudson Valley B&B innkeeper get together? A series of retreat weekends in the Hudson Valley, of course! Read more

Erica'a Gragg's Escape To Shape - Charlotte's Book
Travel + Spa

How To Find The Right Detox Destination For You


Editor’s Note: Not only is Erica Gragg an ACE-certified Vinyasa flow yoga teacher, she is a wellness and travel expert, otherwise known as ‘The Escape Artist’ Read more

How much to tip for facial treatments: tipping etiquette at medi-spas and doctor's offices

Money Rules: Tipping Etiquette At Spas, Your Doctor’s Office, & Medi-Spas

We’ve all been there: you’re leaving the medi-spa after receiving injections, or a laser treatment, and it’s time to pay for the service. How much to tip for facial treatments? Read more

Cryotherapy Coolest Way To Destress

Hot? Try Cryotherapy: The Best Way To Cool Down, De-Stress, And Increase Metabolism

Yes, freezing yourself seems extreme. But the benefits of Cryotheraphy—a 2-3 minute full-body freeze in a chamber where nitrogen-iced air circulates at minus-200 degrees Fahrenheit—has purported benefits that range from stress relief to reduced inflammation, better sleep, improved skin tone, and increased metabolism. Read more

What Is Flotation Therapy And What Is It Like?

Is Flotation Therapy The New Meditation?

Flotation Therapy isn’t exactly like Minority Report, where Tom Cruise finds Samantha Morton floating in a temperature controlled pool, meditative to the point where she can see the future, but that’s the basic idea: Read more

Couples spa NYC: get a couples massage and special treats at NYC's most sensual destinations

Soak It Up: NYC’s Most Sensual Couples Spa Destinations

This Valentine’s Day, don’t stress by planning a day of overdone clichés. To fully reap the benefits of quality time with your other half, treat yourselves to an intimate couples spa experience in the privacy of one of these VIP suites, nestled in some of the most exclusive hotels in NYC. Read more

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