Beached at Vivo Spa

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I believe spas should provide napping areas. Nothing fancy, just a quiet nook to relax, or sleep, and shore up  your just-treated body before going back to the world. Sort of like the essential savasana after yoga. A long rest at a spa can be tough to come by, but at least we know where to begin with a good massage. It’s been a couple of years since Vivo Salon and Spa hung... Read More

Stomping Grapes at 29 Spa

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A winter staycation with “Stomping Grapes” massage: at $3 a minute, don’t forget to pack a sense of humor. The sky is grey. The thermometer dips to 40 degrees in Atlanta, and all we can think of is a 140-degree sauna. So we pack a bag and check into the nearby Mansion on Peachtree for a little R&R in the form of a steamy whirlpool at 29 Spa, a deep massage... Read More

Kudos to Kiawah


Five-Star Bliss at Sanctuary’s Spa   The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, SC, has earned five stars from Forbes (formerly Mobil) travel guide, making it one of only 20 spas to claim the accolade. Add that to kudos from the latest Conde Nast Traveler “Readers’ Choice Award” which named Kiawah the... Read More

Pumpkin Chaser; Green Tea Chaser


Autumn is a time to reap what we sow, though not always in the ways we expect. After a too-long absence, I visited my favorite aesthetician, Frances Justice at Buckhead Skin Studio, to see if she could deliver a facial to undo months of neglect. To be fair (to myself) I did have to wait a month or so to get an appointment. The unassuming, one-room boutique has been one of Atlanta’s... Read More

Believe Nothing

 “Believe nothing.
No matter 
where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with you own reason and your own common sense."

               - Buddha

“The same molecules
that make up the food
we consume become
the molecules of our
minds and bodies.
So, unless you grow
your own food, you
should choose a
farmer as carefully as
 you choose your 
doctor or pastor.”

  _ Tim Willey, Farmer
             Madera CA
 “If man made it… don’t eat





        - Jack LaLanne

  “If we are
 always arriving and
 departing, it is also
 true that we are 
 eternally anchored. 
 One's destination is 
 never a place but 
 rather a new way of 
 looking at things."

           - Henry Miller
  “The rest of the
 world lives to eat…
 I eat to live.”
- Socrates
“Teachers open the door, 

you must enter by 


         - Chinese proverb

Factory Farm Map