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2012 - Issue 7 - November

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY TEDESTUDIO/THINKSTOCK (ORANGE SALTS) GUIDE relax 'tis the season INGREDIENTS AND HOLIDAY SCENTS. BY KATRINA CONCEPCION Aquae Sulis Spa Na INDULGE THE SENSES WITH ULTRALUXE SPA TREATMENTS STARRING SEASONAL Prevent holiday meltdowns with seasoned spa treats. med after the ancient Roman "healing city," recovery and relaxation thrive at Aquae Sulis, a favorite Summerlin spa. The Porefection Pumpkin Facial hydrates dry skin, while the Orange Spice Pumpkin & Polish pedicure incorporates a purée of pumpkin mud with a honeysuckle orange cream custard massage. Both treatments run through the end of November. Bonus: Locals receive a 30 percent discount at the spa seven days a week. 50 minutes, $49–$85. JW Marriott, 702-869-7807; Bathhouse at THEhotel F inish a rough day of holiday shopping with a long nap at Bathhouse—and don't forget to try one of its famous baths. Follow with the Autumn Spice Facial, which revitalizes, hydrates, nourishes, and is scented with cinnamon, the fragrance of the season. 50 minutes, $135. THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, 877-632-9636; Canyon Ranch SpaClub A utumn in Las Vegas may not be cold enough for gloves, but the exceedingly dry climate is enough to leave hands parched and rough. Smooth things out with the Peppermint Manicure at Canyon Ranch. To make sure feet are staying pretty under Ugg-ly conditions, opt for the luxurious Ice Cream Pedicure, which refreshes feet with a 122 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM sherbet scrub, foot mask, and moisturizing body icing. 50 minutes, $95–$100. Palazzo & Venetian, 702-414- 3600; MGM Grand Spa & Health Club T he beloved smell of hot cocoa dominates November, especially during Grand Spa's Ginger Cocoa Body Contour at MGM Grand's luxe hideaway (where Cristophe Salon is also located). The treatment gets legs and arms holiday-party ready, as it's designed to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, increase skin's firmness, and decrease fatty deposits. 75 minutes, $295. MGM Grand, 702-891-3077; Nurture Spa and Salon T he Autumn Harvest treatment package at Luxor is ideal for busy execs on the go. Through November 30, luxuriate in a 25-minute body scrub, 25-minute massage, and 25-minute facial, all scented with seasonal pumpkin and spice. 75 minutes, $180. Luxor, 800-258-9308; Qua Baths & Spa T he 50,000-square-foot sanctuary Qua's Holiday Toddy Mystic Journey includes agave nectar oil; a body scrub made of brown sugar and bourbon; caramel body milk lotion, plus body wrap in towels; a mini scalp treatment; and a restorative facial. Or, to prevent fine lines due to holiday stress, opt for the Lifting & Firming Holiday Facial plus an added pumpkin mask. The treat takes Qua's traditional facial and adds a Pumpkin Splendid Dirt Mud Mask to hydrate and protect. With both packages available through January 31, the treat- ments make an ideal holiday gift. 50–75 minutes, $120–$300. Caesars Palace, 866-782-0655; Spa Mandalay W ith a lineup of scents that rivals that of a coffee shop, Spa Mandalay is offering treatments to put guests in an autumn state of mind. The custom pressure Almond Biscotti Massage soothes tired muscles and improves circulation; package the deal with an Almond Biscotti Pedicure or Pumpkin Spice Scrub, available through November 30. 25–50 minutes, $75–$135. Mandalay Bay, 877-632-7300; Spa & Salon Vdara R eveal a brighter, more clarified face with an herbal enzyme facial that uses the power of pumpkins. The Naturopathica Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme peel is packed with beta-carotene and leaves your skin with a clear, radiant complexion. Perfect for those with normal to oily or congested skin, the treatment removes impurities and prevents black- heads. 60 minutes, $135. Vdara Hotel & Spa, 702-590-2030; V SKIN SCENTS Talking "spa-lidays" with Jane Cox, spa operations manager at Spa Mandalay and Bathhouse. How were the specialty fall treatments developed? We decided the popular pumpkin aroma would be the best fit for our body-scrub service. And almonds contain the most nutrients of any nut, making Almond Biscotti treatments great for nails. Do guests prefer pre- or post-holiday spa days? Many guests visit prior to the holiday season to enjoy a little time-out for them- selves before the madness of the holidays sets in. Wind down at Spa Mandalay.

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