Lindsay Cohn


The Coolest Yoga Classes Around the World

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Yoga seeks to unite the body, mind, and spirit. It’s also one of the best stress-busting workouts for brides. As the popularity of this ancient practice grows, innovative offerings are popping up at hotels around the world. Even if you aren’t into traditional asana, you’ve got to admit that Aroma Flow and Aqua Vida sounds pretty awesome.

In celebration of National Yoga Month, we are rounding up the coolest classes from Arizona to the Maldives.

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The Sexiest Outdoor Bathtubs for Some Good Clean Fun

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Find Local Wedding Vendors

Browse the best wedding vendors in your area — from venues and photographers, to wedding planners, caterers, florists and more.

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6 Stunning Pacific Coast Highway Hotels

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The Surfrider has a warm, laid-back atmosphere that makes you never want to leave. And after spending hours in the car, nothing could be better than hanging on the guests-only roof deck and sipping a cocktail. We recommend the “Endless Summer,” a vacation-in-your-mouth coconut margarita. If you’re feeling peckish, the fresh ceviche and market board are delicious options. Perhaps, active pursuits are more your speed? There are complimentary surfboards and stand up paddleboards to get you into the Malibu spirit. Then again, we wouldn’t blame for you wanting to chill in the hammock on your balcony and watch folks frocklicking in the water.

23033 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

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8 Surf Hotels for a Surf-Centric Honeymoon

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Located within walking distance of downtown and the ocean, Laguna Beach House channels a laid-back SoCal sensibility with a palette of airy neutrals, coastal décor, and vintage surf keepsakes. Think: boards above the beds, knotted rope lamps, and 1940s pin-up artwork. The owner, a former World Surf Kayaking champion, even offers private and group lessons. If relaxation is more your speed, sunbathing on the pool deck is always a great option.

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​The Best Products to Help You Sleep


Moon Juice Dream Dust

Before bed, stir this ingestible powder into any hot or cold beverage. With a blend of herbs that includes chamomile flower, jujube seeds, and ashwagandha root, it will reduce stress and anxiety and promote a deeper sleep.

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $35

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The Best Nail Polish Colors to Try for Fall 2018

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Hair and makeup may take center stage while prepping for your wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you can neglect your digits. A mani is another opportunity to show off your sense of bridal style, after all. And while we love moody florals and lunar designs, you can’t go wrong with a stunning wash of color. With that in mind, there are a few nail polishes that should be on your radar for fall weddings, bridal showers, and engagement ring selfies this season.

From harvest hues to natural nudes, these are the hottest shades we’ll be rocking all autumn long.

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The Best Natural Shampoos for the Healthiest, Shiniest Strands of Your Life

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Lustrous locks are just the thing to complement your sparkling smile and so-in-love glow on your wedding day. But the key to shiny, healthy hair isn’t in an ingredients list a mile long. In fact, chemical-laden shampoos can actually be the culprit that causes frizz and dullness, as sulfates and other ingredients strip hair of the moisture it desperately needs to be smooth and glossy. Cue natural shampoos and organic cleansing formulas.

With pure, often plant-based ingredients, natural shampoos have everything you need (and nothing you don’t) to cleanse your hair without harmful chemicals or stripping it of necessary oils. The result? The healthiest, shiniest strands of your life.

Luckily, holistic haircare is now mainstream and making the switch to a natural shampoo has never been easier. “With people becoming more sensitive to what they are eating, the awareness of what we use topically is shifting too,” explains Stefani Padilla, founder of La Tierra Sagrada.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best natural shampoos for each hair type. Find yours below!

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These Charcoal Skincare Products Will Detoxify Your Skin

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In the world of earthy purifying wonders, charcoal is right up there with clay and mud. This holy-grail ingredient has been purging impurities since ancient times, thanks to its ability to attach to and absorb toxins. (Emergency rooms will even use it to treat overdoses and poisonings!) But in the past few years, charcoal has also been trending in the world of skincare with promises of removing blackheads, minimizing pores, and zapping zits. How, you ask? As cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson explained to Allure: “When dirt and oil in your pores come in contact with the carbon, they stick to it and then get washed away when you rinse.” So if you want a clear, glowy complexion on your big day (and who doesn’t?), charcoal skincare products could just be your ticket.

We expect the purifying formulas ahead to become a staple in your pre-wedding skincare routine.

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Why You Need to Visit Santa Rosa Right Now


California wine country conjures images of sprawling estates and verdant vineyards. And, while that’s certainly true, it’s not the whole picture. Nestled within Sonoma County is an under-the-radar gem that offers a mix of classic viticulture activities and more eclectic pursuits.

Santa Rosa is artsy, hip and still has a bit of grit, which is appealing to many travelers. Beyond that, there’s great food, world-class vino, cool accommodations, and unique attractions that make a solid case for visiting this up-and-coming destination ASAP.

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The Astro is an uber-hip, redesigned motel. Bathrooms flaunt retro tile and updated appliances. What’s not in there? A sink. The basin sits just outside the door in the main area. Overall, the use of space is quite brilliant. You won’t find a closet. Instead, there’s a rainbow hanging rack and a wood bench that doubles as storage and seating. Mid-century furnishings and art are all available for purchase. If the rooms don’t scratch your itch for nostalgia, the exterior will. It really looks like an old-school motor lodge with a two-floor setup, centered around an outdoor courtyard plus alternating turquoise and orange doors.

For a more traditional stay, check out Vintners Inn. It’s super charming with manicured grounds and on-site gardens. In the mood for fine dining? John Ash & Co. is an excellent option. Glasses from nearby vineyards are the perfect complement to the farm-fresh tasting menu.

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Around the corner from The Astro is a dynamite eatery called The Spinster Sisters, helmed by chef/owner Liza Hinman. The menu is a shining example of Sonoma County cuisine, while the wine list reflects the breadth of the local viticulture talent with under-the-radar makers you won’t find anywhere else. (Order any bottle from Martha Stoumen; you won’t be disappointed!) Speaking of sips, the city is home to tons of urban tasting rooms. You can sample stellar vino and yummy bites at Santa Rosa Vintners Square. The mountain-top Belden Barns and Matanzas Creek Winery are also scenic, fan favorites.

In the heart of downtown, just past Historic Railroad Square—where you can enjoy live music and an artisanal market every Wednesday evening—is Russian River Brewing Company. This is the place to go for craft beer! Get your java fix at one of the funky, neighborhood coffee shops. And to work off all that indulgence? How about a bike tour.

See more: A Travel Expert Predicts the Next Big Honeymoon Destinations

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In need of a little retail therapy? Head to Montgomery Village for shops like Sonoma Outfitters and Urban Garden. Fans of the Peanuts will want to make time for the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

Last but certainly not least, no trip to this locale is complete without a visit to the Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. (OK, technically it’s in Freestone not Santa Rosa, but the 25-minute drive is totally worth it.) Distance aside, this oasis is exactly what its name asserts. After a cedar enzyme bath and aromatherapy massage in a private pagoda, you’ll leave about as zen as can be.

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10 Beauty Bridesmaid Gifts From Etsy


Sandalwood & Sage Ritual Bath Salt Set

What’s better than a soothing soak? Passing along that gift of relaxation by giving your girls this trio of aromatic bath salts, featuring blends of rose, frankincense, and lavender; coconut, chamomile, and vanilla; and white sage, cedar, and hibiscus.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $18

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7 Idyllic Lakeside Hotels in the U.S.


While we love salty sea breezes and crashing waves, there’s something so alluring about a lakeside vacation. Log cabin-esque lodgings with crackling hearths and private porches are tailor-made to inspire romance. Bonfires and lawn games exude nostalgic charm. Postcard-worthy views plus outdoor recreation and pampering amenities seal the deal.

Whether you want to get back to nature or simply relax, these lakeside properties are perfect for your next getaway.

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The Sagamore | Bolton Landing, New York

The Sagamore is an institution—dating back to 1883. Perched on the southern end of Green Island, it offers majestic vistas of the Adirondacks and Lake George. Speaking of, guests can drop a line right off the dock or hop aboard The Morgan, a 72-foot replica of a 19th-century touring vessel. The aquatic fun doesn’t end there. Parasailing, water skiing, and wakeboarding are also available. Back on land, you’ll find an 18-hole golf course and tennis courts.

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Lake Austin Spa Resort | Austin, Texas

From aqua fitness and stand up paddleboarding to sunset cruises and forest bathing, Lake Austin Spa Resort is all about the water. Ideal for a relaxing couples weekend or laid-back girls getaway, this holistic haven enchants with its scenic surroundings, tranquil atmosphere, and wellness programming. The award-winning spa boasts an extensive menu of more than 100 treatments, including custom therapies and signature services like Manuka Tapping. Hungry? Savor “conscientious cuisine” made with fresh herbs and vegetables grown on-site.

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Lake Placid Lodge | Lake Placid, New York

Situated on the shores of Lake Placid, in the heart of the Adirondacks, this exclusive Relais & Châteaux respite is an irresistible blend of luxury, romance, and comfort. The ambiance is warm and woodsy. All 13 guest rooms and 17 cabins are individually appointed with hand-built beds, deep soaking tubs, and stone fireplaces. And with a slew of amenities and location attractions, you certainly won’t have a problem filling your days or nights.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee | Greensboro, Georgia

This Ritz-Carlton is known for its posh properties. And this outpost (75 miles east of Atlanta) is no exception. If its upscale milieu and prime position along the western coast of Lake Oconee aren’t enough to sell you, the myriad activities certainly will. With championship golf and kayaking plus plenty of nostalgia-inducing pursuits such as evening s’mores-making sessions, you can make your trip as peaceful and quiet or action packed as you want.

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Big Cedar Lodge | Ridgedale, Missouri

Tucked away in the breathtaking beauty of Ridgedale, overlooking Table Rock Lake and the Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge is a playground for nature lovers. The design is decidedly rustic with a dose of grandeur, evoking images of 1900s wilderness retreats. Accommodations include cottages, cabins, and intimate rooms. On top of that, the property promises an array of recreational opportunities such as boating, horseback riding, hiking, and some of the best bass fishing in the country.

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Mission Point | Mackinac Island, Michigan

Longing for simpler times? Poised on Mackinac Island, Mission Point treats guests to old-school fun (kite flying, croquet, bocce, and more), Midwestern hospitality, and captivating views. Nab an Adirondack chair on the great lawn and watch the boats float by or opt for a horse-drawn carriage ride. When the temperature falls, cozy up with a glass of red in front of the crackling fire. There’s also a full-service salon and spa with a couples treatment sanctuary.

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Shore Lodge | McCall, Idaho

Two hours north of Boise in the mountain town of McCall lies Shore Lodge, a 77-key idyl facing the glacier-fed Payette Lake. Of course, the bucolic setting is a major draw. But that’s just the beginning. For adrenaline junkies, there’s cliff jumping and water trampolining. Foodies can feast on Snake River Farms wagyu from Eastern Idaho at The Narrows Steakhouse, which also boasts a 2,000-bottle wine cellar. Need to unwind? Burgdorf Hot Springs is nearby.

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Singapore Airlines: This is the Most Luxurious In-Flight Experience


Flying these days is a mixed bag. On one hand, there’s basic economy on Delta and United, which offers affordable fares for price-conscious travelers, but doesn’t provide seat assignments until check-in and only allows passengers to bring a carry-on that fits underneath the seat. On the other, there’s the elevated experience on Emirates and Qantas.

Soaring high above competitors is Singapore Airlines—the world’s most awarded carrier for a reason—which recently debuted individual cabins so grand they’ll make you look forward to long-haul flights.

Located on the upper forward deck of the new Airbus A380 fleet, the highly-anticipated first-class suites are spacious, luxurious, and come with a plethora of perks. (Even before you step foot on the plane, the royal treatments begins with expedited entry and lounge access.)

Each of the six private sanctuaries features a fully flat bed with adjustable recline, leather swivel chair, 32-inch HD flat-screen television, USB charging ports, closet, handbag storage, plush carpeting, and mood lighting. Because, well, ambiance. For couples, suites can be converted into massive doubles for majorly premium cuddling.

And then there are the opulent extras, such as a dedicated crew member assigned to cater to your every whim and personalized meals created by Michelin star chefs. On the menu might be blinis and caviar artfully presented on specially designed Wedgwood china or poached lobster paired with a glass of buttery chardonnay. Adding to the allure are Lalique pajamas, linens, toiletries, and perfumes. Plus, top-tier turndown service.

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And forget waiting in lengthy lines to use the lavatory. The exclusive suites cabin boasts two beautiful bathrooms, one with a sit-down vanity—perfect for in-flight facials.

As to be expected, a voyage this extraordinary comes at a price. But it’s worth it to land bright-eyed, satisfied, and ready for whatever adventure awaits.

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13 Amazing Overwater Bungalows for Your Honeymoon


Looking for an upscale adults-only escape? In mid-December, Sandals South Coast will debut 12 Tahitian-style “honeymoon” bungalows, equipped with A-list amenities like 24/7 butler service, extended sun decks, outdoor soaking tubs or over-water hammocks and unfettered Caribbean Sea access. Inside: hardwood floors with glass panels, vaulted ceilings, walk-in rain showers and smart TVs.

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The Best Non-Toxic and Natural Mascaras for Lashes You Can Bat All Night Long


Can’t decide if you’re ready to jump on the green beauty bandwagon? Finding safe, effective cosmetics isn’t as difficult as you may think. Take non-toxic and natural mascaras for example.

Lush, full lashes are an integral part of any wedding-day look, but mascara is also one of those products that many people (incorrectly) assume has to be riddled with chemicals to work. That simply isn’t true!

To prove our point, we asked makeup mavens to share the best clean formulas on the market. Don’t let the ingredient lists fool you, these natural wonders deliver all the aisle-worthy oomph of their conventional counterparts.

Below, see the best non-toxic and natural mascaras that really work.

ILIA Limitless Mascara

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This newbie is already creating a lot of buzz. “It offers buildable volume, length, and a flirty flip,” says makeup artist Lou Dartford. Plus, it won’t budge for hours and washes off with warm water—saving you from scrubbing at the end of the evening.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $28

W3ll People Expressionist Pro Mascara

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Free of nasties (parabens, phthalates, sulfates, fragrance, etc.), this jojoba-infused formula gives lashes a lush, full appearance. Bonus: you don’t have to be a glam guru to achieve expert-level results. The high-tech rubber brush makes application a piece of cake.

SHOP NOW: Target, $21.99

Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara

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Between exchanging vows and listening to heartfelt toasts, happy tears come with the territory. For brides who need a bit more staying power, Dartford suggests this waterproof mascara. It pledges to lift and curl for a whopping 24 hours.

SHOP NOW: Credo Beauty, $24

RMS Beauty Volumizing Mascara

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Want va-va-voom lashes for your wedding? RMS Beauty brings the drama, delivering on its promise to volumize and thicken without sacrificing separation. This cult favorite also boasts a nourishing blend of natural oils, shea butter and plant waxes.

SHOP NOW: Dermstore, $28

Kjaer Weis Mascara

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Not only is Kjaer Weis certified organic and loaded with good-for-you ingredients, it comes with a genius wand that guarantees a defined, shapely look every time. The container is refillable too, which is great for your peepers and the planet.

SHOP NOW: Credo Beauty, $38

Inika Long Lash Vegan Mascara

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“This award-winning vegan formulation is currently in my makeup bag,” reveals Dartford. It’s packed with vitamin E and sunflower oil to condition, while boosting length and fullness. On top of that, you don’t have to worry about flaking, clumping, or drying.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $33

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Winter Travel Destinations in the Caribbean Where You Can Escape the Cold


If you’re anything like us, the first instance of snow signals a need to escape somewhere warm. The Caribbean is an ever-popular pick among travelers looking for sunny skies, soft sand, and consistent temps. Plus, its proximity to the East Coast and bevy of upscale resorts doesn’t hurt either.

While hurricane season did wreak havoc on parts of the region—leaving some locales, like St. Barts and St. Martin, with extensive damage—there are still plenty of islands open for business, among them Antigua, Barbados, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, and Turks and Caicos.

Ready to book your tropical getaway? Ahead are six Caribbean resorts guaranteed to banish your winter woes.

See more: 7 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Caribbean Honeymoon

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11 Natural and Organic Lipsticks For a Chemical-Free First Kiss


A picture-perfect pout is a wedding-day must. So, it stands to reason that lipstick is among the most important beauty buys in a bride’s makeup bag. Finding a kiss-proof formula that’s moisturizing and stays put from photos to the after-party is essential. It also needs to be available in an assortment of pretty hues. After all, a girl needs options! Sounds like a tall order, sure. But there are plenty of products that deliver. Even better, a bunch of the best are natural—because who wants to pucker up to a tube full of chemicals, amiright?

So, without further adieu, here are the pro-approved clean formulas you need for a chemical-free first kiss.

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Napa Valley Honeymoon Guide: A Laid-Back Guide to Your Visit


Napa Valley has drawn oenophiles and foodies since the 1970s. In recent years, this delicious destination has gained notoriety, leading to an increase in tourism and widespread growth. While some misinformed folks will tell you it’s “too built up,” savvy travelers know there’s more to this beloved viticulture region than pomp and chardonnay.

Seeking a down-to-earth escape? Turn your attention toward Calistoga, Carneros, Rutherford, and St. Helena. (There are few gems in Napa proper too.) The casual atmosphere and idyllic landscapes—sun-drenched vineyards and rolling hills—are downright delightful. From boutique wineries and farm-focused fare to tranquil treatments and refined yet relaxed lodgings, you’ll find plenty to appeal to low-key visitors. And, as to be expected, there’s no shortage of world-class vino.

Ahead are our favorite laid-back spots to sip, savor, stay, and spa (that’s a verb right?) in Napa Valley.

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Auberge du Soleil

Auberge Du Soleil may set the bar for luxury but it does so without an ounce of pretension (not always the case when it comes to hotels of this caliber). Spacious suites flaunt neutral tones, cozy furnishings, hearths, and soaking tubs. The food at the Michelin-rated restaurant is as scrumptious as the views are spectacular. And the ambiance is surprisingly easygoing. Chilly? Your server—having anticipated your needs—will bring over a pashmina. Speaking of, service goes above and beyond in every respect. While working poolside, a courteous staff member might offer a tray for your laptop or a cup of citrus-infused water. Also, we’d be remiss not to the mention the award-winning spa.

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Ashes & Diamonds

Guided by a midcentury mind-set, Ashes & Diamonds delivers an experience like no where else in Napa—hip with a modern-meets-retro sensibility. Perhaps cool is the right word. Although the Kashy Khaledi–founded outpost doesn’t try to be, it just is. Saying it has a “millennial vibe” (although that’s true in many regards) would be an oversimplification of this treasure. Everything is thoughtfully curated, from the design to the viticulture techniques, and yet remarkably uncomplicated. Bottles are a true expression of grapes grown, harvested, and handled with care. Then there are the concerts and conversation series.

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Carneros Resort & Spa

Carneros Resort & Spa captures the true spirit of wine country with its refined rural aesthetics, bucolic surroundings, and seasonal cuisine. Spread across 28 acres, guest cottages are endlessly charming: vaulted ceilings, heated slate floors, and picturesque back patios. The reimagined tasting menu at FARM spotlights a single ingredient from the on-site culinary garden. Bocce and cornhole are compelling reasons to stay put. Then again, a leisurely bike to the nearby vineyards is pretty wonderful too. Afterwards head to the peaceful, adults-only pool—perfect for couples who would prefer not to deal with splashing and screaming kids.

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Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega is something of a dying breed in Napa Valley, a family-owned winery with a focus on sustainability and quality over quantity. The annual production of 15,000 cases is far less than big-name competitors—and that’s a purposeful decision. If you’re looking to spend a lovely afternoon sipping Bordeaux-style nectar, the St. Helena tasting room (open daily from 10 to 6) is the place to do it. Reflective of the region, the setting is pastoral and picturesque. Umbrellas provide a reprieve from the sun. Another distinguishing feature is the fountain, which is particularly pleasant when the breeze gets going.

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Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa

New kid on the block, err in the valley, Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa is actually a revamped roadside motel. The 1940s darling retains its vintage charisma thanks to the genius of design firm AvroKO. Rooms pay tribute to classic car trips with quirky art, sputnik fixtures, and graphic tile. The lobby—more accurately described as a communal living space—boasts plush velvet sofas and old-school games that beckon travelers to hang out for a while. Plus, there’s fridge stocked with snacks and drinks. String light-draped pergolas, fire pits, Giant Jenga, and Yard Yahtzee also induce nostalgia. And did we mention pools are fed by geothermal hot springs from below the property?

See more: Why Willamette Valley Is the Next Big U.S. Wine Destination

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Long Meadow Ranch

When in Napa…eat, drink, and be merry. That’s precisely why you need to experience Long Meadow Ranch. The Mayacamas Estate, where it all started in 1989, comprises 650 acres of grape vines, olive groves, fruit orchards, vegetable gardens, chicken coops, cattle pastures, and beehives. (The two-hour tour and tasting costs $75.) A few minutes away in downtown St. Helena is Farmstead. The celebrated restaurant showcases the beauty of fresh-grown ingredients. Patrons can dine indoors, alfresco, or book the chef’s table—an extraordinary culinary journey. The most important thing to remember? If you’re planning to visit, be sure to bring your appetite.

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Mud Masks That Make Miracles Happen


Mud masks (a mixture of water and some combination of clay, loam, and silt) conjure images of spa-goers donning plush terry robes, faces slathered with earthy goodness and eyes covered by cucumbers. These days, there are tons of mud masks that deliver all the detoxifying benefits of a session at some fancy wellness facility—in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re planning to get the girls together for a DIY spa day or just want to make self-care part of your pre-wedding regimen, these magical mud masks are a must.

Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask

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Hungarian moor mud gets an assist from marine exopolysaccharides, amino acids, and essential oils (including chamomile, rose geranium, and sage) in this potent powerhouse that lifts, plumps, firms, and brightens in just 10 minutes flat. So, yeah, it’s worth every penny.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $125

Nyakio African Black Soap Purifying Mud Mask

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This creamy, dreamy blend of African black soap, jojoba beads, kaolin, and bentonite clay gives clogged pores the one-two punch, while gently retexturizing. You’ll be amazed by just how baby-soft your skin feels after a single use.

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $35

I. Pekar Hungarian Thermal Mud

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You might not be able to jet off to the City of Baths whenever you want, but you can reap the beautifying benefits of its thermal waters. Infused with a wealth of natural minerals, this luxurious mask stimulates circulation, minimizes breakouts, and boosts hydration.

SHOP NOW: Ildi Pekar, $98

Yes To Cucumbers Cooling Mud Mask

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Ideal for sensitive skin, this ultra-refreshing formula features soothing cucumber extract, cleansing micellar water, and refining green clay. As an added bonus, the built-in metal roller cools on contact and makes for mess-free application. Now, that’s what we call chill.

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Maapilim Facial Mud Mask

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Dating back to the days of Cleopatra, Dead Sea mud has been considered the gold standard. Therapeutic mud sourced from ancient marine beds is combined with carrot seed and olive oils in this miracle worker. Aromas of bergamot, cedarwood, and jasmine enhance the experience.

SHOP NOW: Maapilim, $38

Karuna MatteMUD Mask

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Keep oil slicks at bay with this mattifying sheet mask. Kaolin draws out impurities and balances sebum, while green tea extract tightens pores. Leave it on until completely dry (approximately 20 minutes), then peel off to reveal a clearer, shine-free complexion.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $8

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Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask

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Gunk be gone! The star of this rinse-off formula is 9,000-year-old Irish moor mud, which contains a high concentration of minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids. In all fairness, hydrating hijiki seaweed plus purifying volcanic ash and activated charcoal also deserve some of the credit.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $58

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4 Underwater Hotels for Your Honeymoon

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From subaquatic weddings to mermaid-esque crowns, brides are drawing inspiration from the deep-blue sea. So, we weren’t all that surprised when we started seeing the underwater hotels trend extend to honeymoons.

Ever dreamt of sleeping with the fishes or waking up to sharks swimming past your bedroom? Properties around the world are going to great depths to make vacationing beneath the waves a reality! You’ll be amazed by the sparkling tides and majestic marine life at these lust-worthy underwater hotels.

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Atlantis, The Palm | Dubai, UAE

The Poseidon and Neptune suites at Atlantis, The Palm are fit for a king. Master bedrooms and baths are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows that peer into Ambassador Lagoon, brimming with Persian Gulf marine inhabitants. Included in the $8,000 nightly rate is a 24-hour personal butler, gold-flecked soap, and sumptuous linens. Don’t miss Hatha yoga classes, held every Tuesday and Friday in the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

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The Manta Resort | Pemba Island, Tanzania

Anchored to the ocean floor, the underwater room at The Manta Resort is a unique tri-level structure that floats just off the coast of Pemba Island. Catch rays on the sun-splashed roof deck, relax in the sea-level lounge, and snooze in the subaqueous retreat that offers 360-degree views of fascinating creatures—including the endangered coelacanth. seeking something a bit more adventurous? Book a once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving excursion.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel | Rangali, Maldives

The ultra-luxurious Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is home to Ithaa, the first all-glass underwater restaurant on the planet. Diners savor contemporary haute cuisine 16 feet below the surface. And then there’s The Muraka, debuting in November 2018. Enclosed in a curved acrylic dome, the state-of-the-art villa boasts a submerged boudoir (imagine sleeping in a fish tank), bathroom, living space, and spiral staircase. Equally jaw-dropping is the $50,000 price tag.

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Resorts World Sentosa | Singapore

Immersed in a massive aquarium filled with over 40,000 fish, each of the exclusive ocean suites at Resort World Sentosa are the definition of deluxe. Think: five-star comforts), hideaway tubs, and giant windows. You could spend the entire day watching shoals of fish, sharks, and stingrays swim past. Upstairs is a posh sitting area that leads onto an outdoor patio with a jacuzzi.

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The Summer 2018 Beauty Launches Every Bride Needs


If you’re anything like us, your medicine cabinet and vanity are stocked to capacity with beauty products, potions, and skin-care salves. Heck, you might even have some extra goodies stashed in your kitchen. No judgment (after all, you can stack pots and pans, but serums need their space). Better make room, though, because a bunch of soon-to-be-legendary launches just hit the market—and you’re going to want to stock up.

From stress-countering moisture cream to an ethereal highlighter, these are the standouts every bride-to-be needs for summer.

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