5 Beauty Industry Myths, Guest Post by Camille Malcolm, Spa on the Plaza

Twenty-five years in the beauty and health industry have made me wary of promises made by manufacturers selling miracle cures for aging. The industry has very little regulation and in our pursuit of youth, we could be harming our skin and our health. At the very least we are wasting time and money. How to…

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Renovation Update: Spa on the Plaza Upgrades

Guest Post by Camille Malcolm, Spa on the Plaza In our continued effort to operate as a green business, we are constantly looking at ways to become more environmentally friendly and more energy efficient. Being a green business, we consider the environment in how we operate the business, as well as the products we use in…

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Second Honeymoon Contest Returns

Have you always wanted to plan a second honeymoon, but just haven’t had the chance? Well, now’s the time to share a memory from your own wedding day and enter to win a second honeymoon in beautiful Monterey, California at the Portola Hotel & Spa! Post a favorite picture from your wedding on the Portola…

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A Monterey Bay Valentine’s Day Weekend

It may be cliché, but who doesn’t like a little extra romance on February 14th?! Whether it be a small token of appreciation like chocolates or something sparkly, a massage, special dinner or even a getaway –  I don’t know about you, but I sure wouldn’t turn it down! Well, here at the Portola Hotel…

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Pamper Someone Special: Holiday Spa-Themed Gift Ideas

The award-winning Spa on the Plaza located right here at the Portola Hotel has created a holiday gift guide that will pamper, soothe and rejuvenate the skin. Available in the Spa’s gift shop, pair these wonderful products with a gift certificate for one of the Spa’s signature European facials or a massage/facial combination package and…

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Your Perfect Spa Date

So, when it comes time to planning quality time with your significant other, we all know it can be difficult. Between the kiddos, work, volunteering and a myriad of other activities, it isn’t always easy. BUT, if you need an excuse to not only pamper your honey, but also treat yourself to some quiet adult…

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Turning Back the Hands of Time

Guest Post by Vanessa Delarrue, Spa Director at Spa on the Plaza We all want to look our best, youthful, healthy and happy and at Spa on the Plaza our team of skincare experts have discovered one of the industry’s best kept secrets – MDT5™ Technology (Molecular Dispersion Technology).  This revolutionary vitamin/protein delivery system is…

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Mother’s Day Memories

Mother’s Day is just a few short days away and with everyone’s hectic lives, finding the perfect gift might be hard to do. Sure there are the old standbys of flowers or a card, but what about something more to show mom just how much you care? Here are a few ideas that will take…

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Love is in the Air

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes the pressure of finding the perfect gift, or gifts for your significant other.  With work, kids and everything else in our lives, however, who has the time to properly pull together a great gift? Why not let the Portola Hotel & Spa handle all…

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Tis’ the Season for a Little Me Time

Between holiday parties, shopping, decorating and cooking, this time of year is can be anything but relaxing. BUT, that can all change with a little “ME” time.  Whether it’s cozying up with a great book and a latte at home or your favorite coffee house or taking that much needed run, it’s easier than you…

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