April 2, 1999 |
Nothing in Howard Murad's appearance or manner suggests a rebel. At 59, he is a soft-spoken, natty dresser with stylishly slender eyeglasses and short silver hair. Yet throughout his career, and especially in the 10 years in which he's built his El Segundo-based skin care company into a $60-million-or-more-a-year business, he has been a maverick. In his characteristically calm, self-assured way, he says, "I'm open-minded, and I look at things differently than a lot of people do."
February 19, 2002 |
Shoppers from Pasadena to Mission Viejo are finding new spots to spend money on personal luxury: day spas where they can treat themselves to pleasures that range from a simple steam bath to a full day of rubdowns and relaxation. Day spas have been proliferating during the last few years at resorts and hotels, but they're a relatively recent phenomenon at shopping centers.
HOME & GARDEN
February 17, 2005 |
The bride-to-be splurges on a pre-wedding party, taking nine guests to a spa so exclusive that it will exist for only five hours -- in her Redondo Beach home. Another woman throws a "girls' night in" for her three best friends amid flickering candles and fluffy white robes in her Los Angeles den. Massages, pedicures and intense female bonding included. As spa-going has become more mainstream, in-home spa parties have become one of the nation's newest entertaining trends.
October 11, 2009 |
We're still in a recession. Work is scarce, cash is low, spirits are lower and layoffs still loom. It seems like the least opportune time to pamper yourself, and yet it may be one of the most important. As a stress relief for you and your bank account, the spas of Koreatown offer first-class services at economical prices. Edward Kim, manager of Century Sports Club and Day Spa, put it this way: "People say we're a luxury. We're not a luxury. We're more of a luxurious necessity.
May 6, 2007 |
IT'S Friday night and the techno beats are bouncing around the dimly lighted room. Perfectly groomed men and gaggles of smartly dressed young women are kicking back with wine, hors d'oeuvres and some pretty intense touching. No one is complaining about the very public interactions, especially not Leonard Lanzi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1999 |
The Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a new day spa, the latest addition to the city's new downtown retail and entertainment hub. Lisa Belle Salon and Day Spa will offer hair care, makeup, skin treatment and massages. It will be in the Birch Street Promenade, which is also home to a 22-screen movie theater, restaurants, apartments and shops.