From Our Editors
In a world chock full of banal slideshows, Chandra Retreat's website's homepage presents a slideshow worth seeing. It gives you a peek into the secluded, saffron- and crimson-accented treatment rooms at its Los Angeles and Santa Monica spas, where therapists soothe muscles and skin with treatments tailored to men and women. Against the softly lit, elegant backdrop, they knead bodies using eight massage modalities such as deep tissue, hot stone, traditional Thai, and prenatal. They also perform facials that exfoliate, cleanse, and encase faces in masks to minimize the visibility of age lines. At the Los Angeles spa, towel- and pillow-topped massage beds set against paneled walls beckon bad backs for some restorative therapy. In Santa Monica, the glow from hanging iron lamps and wall sconces highlights billowing curtains surrounded by dapper accents such as ceramic bottles with gilded taps—which are also what the king of beers has in his palace.