Spas and Salons

Spas, spa services, local day spas and product reviews for San Diego by California lifestyle and luxury travel blogger Katie Dillon.
A review of Golden Door spa in North County San Diego, widely regarded as the world's best destination spa.

See how a week at Golden Door Spa can change your life. By treating the mind, body and spirit, the wellness spa helps guests regain their center.

Microdermabrasion Facial at Bella La Vie Spa in La Jolla

Belle La Vie Salon & Spa in La Jolla near UCSD is offering a microdermabrasion special during Spa Week for just $50.

Hydrafacial Spa Skin Care Facial

Hydrafacial feels a little like someone is vacuuming your skin, but it works. Here’s where to get it in La Jolla.

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The ila Spa Facial is one of the best I’ve had. Face massage, natural products, and I felt completely relaxed afterward. Oh, and my skin looked great.

Elf Cosmetics

I took my makeup to Tina Marie & Company in La Jolla and they showed me how to use it. Simple.

Beautiful female legs in the pool

OasisMD has a painless laser for hair removal. Took only a few minutes and I’ve been able to go a long time between shaving my legs.

morning sickness remedies

I am free from the prescription allergy medication I’d been taking for over a decade, thanks to Place360 in Del Mar.

How to Apply Eye Cream Correctly

Puffy eyes are an unwelcome part of motherhood. I asked an expert, Tina Marie & Company, how to combat them.

rancho bernardo inn

The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn is newly renovated and a great place to take a much needed break from the kids. Spend the day there.

armonia specials

Medically proven treatments in a spa like setting. Customized facials, pedicures and a hair salon. Located in Birdrock, La Jolla.