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Spas: Big Macro

A dietary practice known for its privations—no caffeine, dairy, refined sugar, chemical additives, or nightshades (such as eggplant and tomato)—seems an unlikely basis for a destination spa. But Spanish real estate developer Alfredo Bataller Parietti believes the strict regimen of macrobiotics goes hand in hand with the good life. In May 2009, after using the diet […]

Insider’s Las Vegas: Best Bets: Slim City

The Canyon Ranch Grill at the Palazzo Resort might just be the healthiest place in Las Vegas. The restaurant, helmed by the Canyon Ranch company’s veteran chef James Boyer, uses largely organic ingredients; lists the calorie, fat, and fiber counts for each dish on the menu; and even makes its own secret-recipe, no-guilt sodas. And […]

Insider’s Las Vegas: Best Bets: Private Practice

Offering a rare respite on the Strip, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is refreshingly free of frills—an atmosphere in line with this exclusive non-gaming hotel’s philosophy. The spa’s therapists are among the best in the city, as are its treatments, which include Raindrop, a massage that entails drops of essential oils being […]