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THERMAE BATH SPA IN BATH,
With a name like Bath, this is a city, just a two-hour train trip from London, that understands pampering. In fact, it has oodles of history behind it as the site of 2,000-year-old Roman baths with natural thermal springs. Sur- rounded by Georgian architecture befitting Jane Austen, its most famous former resident, the glitzy Thermae Spa is no old-timer.
It's the polar opposite, housed in a thoroughly modern glass cube building and decked out in stainless steel, icy white and cool blue. There also happens to be a comprehensive list of treatments, ranging from the tried and true (Swedish massages and vitamin C facials) to the more unusual (watsu, an in-pool massage, and Alpine hay baths). Add a two- hour session in the New Royal Bath to your treatment for access to the stunning rooftop pool (heated, of course), futuristic- looking, circular steam rooms and waterfall shower.
With the abundance of local thermal water, a soak and a scrub are a winning combo to get your skin gleaming again. Get deli- ciously dirty with an aromatic Moor mud cocoon, where warmed mud serves as a nourishing masque, paired with a Chardon- THE SANCTUARY SPA, KIAWAH
The Red Lane Spa in Exuma is a
nay Bath, infused with grape seed ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA
serene spot to enjoy luxurious treat-
oil and white grape skins, for Just 30 minutes from Charleston, ments (above). The Aquatonic pool
gentle exfoliation (courtesy of the the elegant Kiawah Island Golf at Egypt's Soma Bay resort features
fruit's natural glycolic acid).
Resort makes urban life seem a circuit of therapeutic water-jet
far, far, away. Oak trees covered stations (middle). The hammam at
THE CASCADES SPA & THALASSO,
in Spanish moss form a natural the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, taps
SOMA BAY, EGYPT
canopy over the winding road into the healing traditions of the
Located on the Red Sea, 45 to a majestic plantation house Middle East.
minutes from the resort town of that doubles as a luxe hotel. It Hurghada, the massive Somabay overlooks ridged sand dunes resort is like a mirage. It seems dotted with sea grass stretched to float off in the distance, rising along the Atlantic coastline. In In recent years, there has been magically from the barren, lifeless the spa, wafts of eucalyptus float an influx of luxurious hotels into desert as you approach it. The through the lobby, decorated with PHOTO: MICHELE SPONAGLE the Orlando area, expanding the spa, poised between the greens rattan furniture, breezy fabrics range of accommodations beyond of The Cascades golf course and and soft, creamy neutral colours just the same old family resort op- turquoise waves of the sea, is a big that would be right at home in a tions. Couples and business travel- one with 65 treatment rooms. Nat- seaside cottage. That's the idea – a ers feel at home at this expansive urally, water plays a central part, casual, easygoing place that oozes property, stacked with amenities from the moment you step in the southern charm, from the mini like an 18-hole golf course created door with the sound of a waterfall corn muffins in the solarium to by Rees Jones and an elegant, in the inside courtyard welcom- over-stuffed striped cushions on contemporary spa with a strong ing you. It's an instant feeling of the lounge chairs by the Jacuzzi.
lineup of face and body treat- aaaah. That mood continues as The massage beds are toasty, like ments. The theme parks can wait.
you descend a grand staircase into they've been warmed by the sun.
Come early for your appointment the 3,000 square-metre complex The soft ting of chimes from your to chill in the lounge or detox for with walls in sunny yellow, warm therapist signals the end of your a while in the eucalyptus steam light wood and hibiscus plants with hot pink blossoms. As an Like a good vacation, the spa's PHOTO: SHANGRI-LA Book an appointment for the appetizer and dessert, book a lineup of spa services is designed beauty diamond facial. It's 110 session in the beautiful Aquatonic to see you leave feeling rejuvenat- paradise. Sandals offers grown- MIRAJ HAMMAM SPA BY
minutes of bliss as your estheti- pool, divided into sections where ed. The mint julep facial tingles ups a luxurious getaway, complete CAUDALIE PARIS, SHANGRI-LA
cian lets you drift away as she uses carefully positioned water jets the skin with a hint of mint and with a two-level spa bathed in rhythmic massage to clean, nour- blast away any remaining stress.
rich moisturizers liven up tired light and white. Naturally, couples' It's no secret that the Shangri-La ish and stimulate your skin using Waiting for you at the end of the skin and get it glowing again.
treatments are front and centre is a gorgeous property, one of precious stones to purify. Under circuit are in-water lounge chairs Local ingredients like rice, citrus, on the spa menu, revamped and the newest and most luxurious a cocoon of blankets on a gently equipped with more jets, perfect and wild cherry blossom pop up revitalized sparked by the intro- to come to the city. What may heated massage bed, it's nearly for stretching out and day dream.
in lotions and potions. Grain and duction of an entirely new line of surprise some is that tucked away impossible not to enter an almost All roads lead back to the sea herb filled heated wraps make the pampering products. Treatments in the hotel is an award-winning dream-like state. The saddest part with a wide range of thalasso signature massage as soothing as are grouped according to the kind spa that taps into authentic tradi- is when she whispers in your ear, therapy treatments, chockfull a day on the beach, as the thera- of journey you crave, whether it's tions of the Middle East. The lav- "Your treatment for today is over." of algae, seaweed and salt water.
pist uses warmth and pressure to a soothing scent inspired by the ish décor – gold Turkish marble, If you're a Hilton HHonors Skin left looking dull from too banish knotted muscles.
sea breezes of the Caribbean or mosaics, beautiful textiles and member and collecting points to much Egyptian sun and the arid uplifting spicy essences that pay rich colours – imparts the feeling redeem on hotel stays, rental cars, climate becomes resuscitated with RED LANE SPA, SANDALS EMERALD
homage to Grenada.
that you have escaped to a special flights and more, you can earn the moisturizing facial. Thirsty BAY, EXUMA, BAHAMAS
The standout treatment is place. Before and after treatments, them at the Waldorf Astoria. It's cells drink up the mineral-rich red Exuma is a sleepy little island Raindrop Dreams, 90 minutes of stretch out on a daybed and sip just one of 11 brands under the algae and vitamin E during the where travelers come because serenity designed to rebalance mint tea in the relaxation room.
Hilton umbrella – 4,100 locations last steps of the facial, includ- they don't want to feel guilty your energy using seven essen- Don't miss a chance to experi- in 92 countries.
ing the masque. For the body, about running non-stop from tial oils and a variety of massage ence the hammam and gommage, the Soma Bay Scrub unleashes attraction to attraction. The silky, strokes to go with each. Afterward, a full-body steam and exfoliation the buffing powers of Dead Sea white sand beaches are enough of retreat to the private courtyard with eucalyptus-infused black This content was produced by The Globe salts and algae and washes away a star to entice those who don't where you can soak up the Baha- Moroccan soap. It's a perfect way and Mail's advertising department.
The Globe's editorial department was not evidence of overtaxed skin under mind getting off the grid to a place mian sun, take a dip in the pool or to chase away the winter blues involved in its creation.
a Vichy shower with salt water.
that serves nicely as a tropical and to rev up your energy.
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PHOTO: MICHELE SPONAGLE
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Chef Lisa Ahier had humble beginnings. She and her husband ran a food truck in Tofino, cook- ing up super fresh, super local nibbles to locals and the influx of summer tourists. It became so popular that they built a bricks and mortar location. The same PHOTO: LANGDON HALL
PHOTO: LANGDON HALL
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Supplemental Material can be found at:http://www.jbc.org/content/suppl/2007/07/24/M703810200.DC1.html THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY VOL. 282, NO. 37, pp. 27503–27517, September 14, 2007 © 2007 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. Cellular Internalization of Green Fluorescent Protein Fusedwith Herpes Simplex Virus Protein VP22 via a LipidRaft-mediated Endocytic Pathway Independentof Caveolae and Rho Family GTPases butDependent on Dynamin and Arf6*□SReceived for publication, May 9, 2007, and in revised form, July 2, 2007 Published, JBC Papers in Press, July 20, 2007, DOI 10.1074/jbc.M703810200