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Your monthly peek into the spa industry with exclusive news, resources, tips, recipes and more!
A Note from Ilana

Are you thinking outside the box? No box required!

Thinking is a process in which we realize the act of an unusual approach to the logical thinking structure, to escape typical reasoning and thinking.  So, have you been asked to think outside of the box for work, or have you desired a creative idea for your approach to a specific situation?  Thinking outside the box is a skill that can be developed through practice.  Break down the walls and challenge yourself.  Moving outside your comfort zone doesn't have to be scary, and it can lead to an amazing start in developing creative thinking skills.


Spa Juice

Congratulations to Brandon Claypool, Director of Spa at Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, on his newly renovated spa.

March 2017 unveils the newly enhanced Ritz-Carlton Spa featuring a refreshed design, 14 treatment rooms, relaxation pods, ESPA product line, signature treatments and innovated Timeless Capsule. 
Spa Director Spotlight

Pat Dutcher,  Director of Spa Services  Mar-a-Lago Club

Former Florida Spa Association Events Committee Chair and friend, Pat Dutcher, has recently made a switch in properties, but she stays close to home, remaining in the Palm Beach area. 

Vendor Highlight

The Root of Éminence Organic Skin Care's Beauty 

Éminence Certified Organic Farm in Hungary Opens to the Public
Rows of deep-purple lavender bushes bask in the warm golden sun, filling the perfect spring air with their well-loved, time-honored soothing scent.  

Upcoming Events

7th Annual WSPA Symposium

The Watergate Hotel
Washington DC

March 20, 2017

Turning a glamorous spa into a forum for wellness, the Washington Spa Alliance is set for its 7th Annual Symposium at The Watergate Hotel on Monday, March 20, 2017.

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Green Spa Network 2017 Buyers Conference
Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
March 26 - 29, 2017
The GSN Buyers Conference is the  industry's only green buying event  that hosts quality resource suppliers  and interested buyers for three days  of networking, one-on-one meetings,  and sustainability education.

Wellness Feature

Work-Life Integration: The Power of Daily Practices
By Agapi Stassinopoulos, Speaker & Author of "Wake Up to the Joy of You"

My mother would often say to my sister, Arianna (Arianna Huffington, "The Huffington Post"), and me: "Take care of your capital." She wasn't referring to money or power.

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Featured Article

How to Create a Game Plan for Your Goals

Want to reach your goals? Start with small changes.
We all have objectives we want to hit. This includes our personal goals and our goals for our companies. Unfortunately, most of us never draw up a road map for how we are going to reach our targets.  

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What's Trending in Travel

Pros share their predictions for the year ahead. In 2017, innovative travel companies, apps and products will change travel as we know it. Eco-friendly initiatives and sustainable travel will be a top industry trend, says Rebecca Warren, managing editor at Lonely Planet. With the United Nations declaring 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, you can expect industry wide efforts to reduce carbon emissions.


March Calendar
  • March 12 - Daylight Savings Begins
  • March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • March 20 - First day of Spring
  • March 20 - Washington Spa Alliance Symposium, Washington D.C.
  • March 26 - Green Spa Network Buyers Conference, Pine Mountain, GA
FSA Foodie

Scallops with Cherry - Tarragon Sauce

The combination of rich sea scallops with sweet and tangy cherries is exceptionally satisfying. Scallops are at their best and most tender with short cooking at very high heat; make sure to have the scallops as dry as possible and your pan so hot that the oil is shimmering-but not smoking-before you add the scallops.

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