On Sundays while my husband finds joy in the sounds of whistles, referee announcements and men grunting, I prefer to escape to Koreatown here in Los Angeles to experience my own Sunday oasis – Natura Spa. When I first moved to LA, I explored the larger (also slightly more expensive) Korean spas – Olympic, Century and Wi – but found the intimate quiet and reasonable prices for top notch services at Natura Spa more my speed. I’ve been frequenting this spa for almost five years and each time I go, I typically get one of the following two treatments:  …

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If you are heading to Helsinki, Finland and want to truly immerse yourself in the culture, a trip to a local sauna is a must! The Finns love their saunas and view them as a part of life. In fact, ‘sauna’ is actually a Finnish word. It is estimated there are around two million saunas in Finland to support a population of 5.3 million people which is  about one per household: The president and the prime minister even have official saunas, corporations and some homes have their own as well, but there are many public saunas. The idea of the Finnish sauna…

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I have been frequenting Adina Diaz’s Natural Feeling Spa for the past year and I can say at this point that things are serious. We’re talking committed, head over heels, locking it down, ball and chain, my ride or die, putting a ring on it, matching couple t-shirts – committed! I’m sure there will be others on this spa journey of mine seeing as I’m a beauty blogger and all, but they’ll be Lil Kim and Natural Feeling Spa will be my Faith Evans. (LOL, sorry for the Biggie Smalls reference. It’s been on my mind since I saw that…

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