Organic Spa Magazine’s September/October issue hits stands today! If you’ve been wondering about the significance of 108 or those mala necklaces with tassels you’ve probably seen around town, check out my mala article:
When the email arrived yesterday to let me know that I’m on the long list for the first annual Cosmonauts Avenue Fiction Prize, I cried. (Also, I received the news just after a yoga class.) Returning to my literary roots has been a goal this year, and I couldn’t have asked for better encouragement to keep pushing on my fiction. Stay tuned for a future issue of Cosmonauts Avenue, where “Barren” will appear.
Thrilled to have two pieces in the quarterly cheese magazine, Culture. I reported about endangered Balkan donkeys in Serbia, and a cheese that is made from their milk. I also wrote an essay that is as much about Croatian Paški cheese as it is about memories of my grandmother’s cooking and connecting with my roots.
Read them here:
For Organic Spa Magazine’s annual Skin Care Guide, I wrote about products and treatments designed to turn back the clock on aging, as well as Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik, which is getting a facelift.
The areas just outside Frankfurt offer wines of a different nature—check out a couple here:
I traveled to Serbia to taste Serbian donkey cheese—the most expensive cheese in the world. Read about my adventures at Zasavica Special Nature Reserve below:
If you’re headed Down Under and need some R&R, check out these spas:
Thanks to Ellis Avery for publishing this short literary piece on Pag island in Croatia. Pag will always hold a special place in my heart.
Click below to read it:
In this issue of Organic Spa Magazine, I loved interviewing fashion designer/organic food guru Melissa Sweet, who uprooted her New York City life to follow her heart to Costa Rica. Read more about her story and Vida Auténtica here:
I also enjoyed writing about a wellness trip to Puerto Rico and seaweed and salt products that harness the healing power of the sea:
Here’s a short one from the May issue, with a great quote from the director of the Spa at the Broodmoor: “If you don’t invest in yourself, you’re not a good investment for others.”
From December 2015 through February 2016, I filled in as executive editor at American Spa Magazine. I got to write about cryotherapy, green spas, meditation in spas, Asian beauty trends, and much more.
Check out the March issue for my “Mind on Meditation” article (p. 60-66):
Also, check out this Chef’s Corner piece for a refreshing Papaya Ginger Soup recipe, courtesy of Chef Christophe Gillino at The Leela Palace New Delhi (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE):
In the April issue of American Spa, I wrote a lot about green to celebrate Earth Month, including green spas (pages 38-44) and matcha (page 18). CLICK IMAGES BELOW TO ENLARGE.
Check out the green issue (April) here:
I wrote about on-demand massage (pages 34-38) and Asian skin care (pages 50-58) in the May issue of American Spa: