Category Archives: News

Spa Speak

But if you’re new to the experience, the spa “menu” may need a little translation. Don’t stress out—it defeats the purpose—just use this handy decoder of several popular treatments, courtesy of the International Spa Association. (Caution: like potato chips, once you get started…) Accupressure  Finger massage designed to release muscle tension and promote healing by…

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Hypo Surface: Leonardo Would Have Loved This!

That’s da Vinci, not DiCaprio, incidentally, and, as arguably the greatest genius in human history, he would have a blast with this new medium were he around today, 500 years later. You see, HypoSurface is the world’s very first digital architecture. You are allowed a pause of 15 seconds here to absorb this concept. Get…

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Intelligence Report: August 2006

A year after its launch, Preferred Boutique has added four hotels in the West to its portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide…. Posh Portfolio Additions A year after its launch, Preferred Boutique has added four hotels in the West to its portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide. The hotels include Alisal Guest Ranch…

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In The Steps Of A Meeting Professional

Surprises don’t upend Jan Marino, of Universal Conferences and Incentive Travel. Earlier this year, I was invited to spend a day following Marino, ably assisted by her colleague Kathleen Custis, to see how a professional planner works during an actual meeting. The attendees were coming together in La Jolla, Calif. to exchange new information and…

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Summertime

Rules of the PlaygroundWant to have some fun—or get even? Try the Dodge ‘Em Desktop Dodgeball Game. Just line up the figures and take aim with the sponge ball. You don’t have to assign a name to each figure, but we’ll bet you could. uncommongoods.comWillow Stream at Home productsIf your energy is flagging, check out…

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Trends start in California

Joe D’Alessandro Named President and CEO of San Francisco CVBJoe D’Alessandro is  the newly appointed president and CEO of  San Francisco’s Convention & Visitors Bureau, replacing veteran John A. Marks, who retires at the end of this month. D’Alessandro joins San Francisco after  10 years as president & CEO of the Portland Oregon Visitors Association…

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