Spa

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

Over the last couple of months, we jammed your iPods with the best spa-tunes and filled your palate with the tastiest (and healthiest) spa treats. Now it’s time to redefine what it means to go to the spa for a ‘touch-up’.

My brother used to wear this gray silky shirt to bars to pick up girls. I thought it was cheesy but he said it worked like a charm. Women would find all sorts of reasons to touch him, or rather, his shirt – making his long hours at the gym all the more worth it. No one can resist the comfort of softness. And haven’t we all had a massage at a spa, only to realize that one of the most luxurious sensations of the whole experience was wrapping yourself up in the comfy robe they gave you? Well, instead of kicking yourself for not actually purchasing the robe that was hanging in your locker, why not put some of the following snuggly softness on your holiday gift list and bring the spa home to you?

World’s Softest Spa Collection

OK, is this really the softest material you could find in the whole wide world? Well, it just might be! The signature sock collection as well as the World’s Softest Spa Collection’s cozy robes and wraps, offered in a wide array of colors, will have you feeling as though you’re walking on clouds. Wrap your tootsies or your whole body up in warm coziness with one or all of these products this winter. Visit www.worldssoftest.com.

Telegraph Hill Cabana Robe

If you’re feeling more sensuous than cuddly, opt for the Telegraph Hill Cabana Robe. This 100% poly-chiffon robe is elegantly suited for outside around the pool, cabana and spa. Designed with two ultra-feminine, wafting layers, a gathered hood and French-finished seams, this chic robe is available in fashionable black or pristine white. Look hot but feel cool and comfortable in this sophisticated robe. Visit www.telegraphhill.com.

“Save My Face!” Pillow

This multi-purpose pillow does more than just feel great against your skin. The machine washable hypoallergenic sateen or cotton fabric on this double crescent pillow can actually help prevent the formation of wrinkles. By elevating or ‘suspending’ your face while you sleep, this miracle pillow improves breathing, reduces muscle tension and protects delicate facial tissue. It also works wonders as a travel pillow. Visit the Save My Face website or take a spa vacation at Body & Soul Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona and try this miracle pillow during one of their luxurious treatments. www.savemyface.com/www.bodyandsoulspa.net

Supracor Honeycomb

Found in exclusive stores, including Fred Segal and Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and at the world’s finest hotels and spas, like Bliss Spa, Supracor’s fabulous bath, body and spa products cleanse, exfoliate and massage for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin. Their products are exclusively made in California’s Silicon Valley from American-made, recyclable materials. The honeycombs feel great as they massage various parts of the body while promoting safety and comfort as well. Products include bath and travel pillows, baby crib mattresses, sandals, lounge chair cushions, bath mitts and yoga mats. www.supracor.com

Zendals

If you’ve ever been on a massage table at one of the world’s finest spas and said, “Oh my God, what kind of sheets are these?” there’s a good chance you were laying on bedding made by Zendals. You can experience this level of luxury with their massaging sandals, super soft robes and lightweight but warm throws. They also offer gift sets featuring their finest products – perfect for newlyweds or new moms in need of some major pampering. www.zendals.com

So if you find yourself jealous of all those babies with their super soft blankies or you sound like that chick from Seinfeld talking about cashmere, these products could be just the ‘touch’ of spa you’re looking for!

Originally published December 2007
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