Fall in love with fall spa treatments

Summer may be gone, but I’m not the least bit sullen.

Sure, I’ll miss hours by the poolside and wearing shorts at nighttime, but autumn is seriously one of my favorite seasons. The air is fresh and cool, the sun lightly kisses my face and I get to wear all my cute sweaters and berets all over again.

But even more exciting are all the fun spa specials during this time of year. From pumpkin facials to seasonal berry body treatments, it’ll be hard to narrow down your choices. Or you could just do them all.

bathhousehotrumbathhouse spa at Mandalay Bay’s THEhotel

Hot Spiced Rum Stone Massage

Settle down for a relaxing treatment with the Hot Spiced Rum Stone Massage combining warm stones and essential oils of cinnamon, clove and arnica. Prices are $95, $165 or $215 for  25, 50 or 80 minutes.

Color – A Salon by Michael Boychuck at Caesars Palace

Body painting

Seeking something creative and over-the-top?  This Halloween season, make your body a canvas with body painting at Color. Book a session with award-winning make-up and body paint artists. These artisans work with dozens of colors and textures and can create everything from a simple eye or face application to a full body masterpiece. Nothing here is ever too extreme — artists within the salon have created looks ranging from “Gaga Barbie” to wild giraffes and mermaids. Prices are based on consultation.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Venetian and Palazzo

Cloudberry Dream massage

Just the name alone makes me want to be on Cloud Nine. This nurturing, full-body massage features a divinely light-textured cream containing extracts of Arctic cloudberries. You’ll leave with your skin feeling supple, moist and fully replenished. You can choose the 50 or 80-minute treatment, with prices beginning at $155 for Tuesday through Thursday appointments and $165 for Friday through Monday appointments.

Ice Cream Pedicure

Who says your feet aren’t worthy of such a delectable sundae treat? Canyon Ranch SpaClub offers a different Ice Cream Pedicure flavor each month. This month, enjoy the scent of Coconut Macaroon.

This special pedicure begins with a moisturizing foot bath containing a scoop of Coconut Cove ice cream. The treatment follows up with a Vanilla Shower sherbet, which exfoliates and cleans. You’ll also receive a chocolate foot mask. After a dollop of moisturizing vanilla body icing, choose your polish for your toes and get ready to have the prettiest feet in town. Ice Cream Pedicures are $95 for Monday through Friday appointments and $100 for Saturday and Sunday appointments.

The spa at Bellagio

Coffeeberry Natureceutical Treatment

This all-natural, body-slimming treatment is combined with a botanical anti-aging mini facial. The botanical fruit extracts reduce the appearance of cellulite (don’t we all wish for this!) and leave the skin looking and feeling smoother. Coffeeberry improves the skin tone, reduces fine lines and protects the skin from the harmful effects of the environment. The one-hour service is $150.

Fall Back into Bliss Massage

Treat yourself during the changing season to a revitalizing Plum Persimmon aromatherapy massage, which incorporates a signature oil combined with an organic chamomile cold compress treatment for the eyes. Plum and persimmon essential oils are infused into a premium blend of five natural cold-pressed oils and Vitamin E to leave the skin naturally conditioned and incredibly soft. You’ll also receive a complimentary Plum Persimmon lotion with the treatment while supplies last. The 50-minute treatment is $150.

The Grand Spa at MGM

Chocolate Raspberry Anti-Aging Facial

Summer may be over, but the after-effects on the skin? Not so much. This aromatic facial helps to correct sun damage and moisturize dehydrated skin. Anti-aging elements such as cocoa and fruit acids aid in skin regeneration and repair. This treatment is organic and free of chemical preservatives and parabens. The 50-minute service is  $185  Sunday through Thursday and $195, Friday through Saturday.

Spa Mandalay

Chai Tea Mud Mask
I love chai tea, so you can only imagine my excitement when I heard about this. The service starts with a spicy, aromatic herbal scrub which prepares the skin for a Chai Soy Mud Mask, rich with minerals, soy, proteins and spices to detoxify and revitalize. When removed, a full-body lotion application allows the skin’s natural radiance to shine. The 80-minute service is $205.

nurtureNurture Spa and Salon at Luxor

Autumn Harvest Spa Specials

Through Dec. 23, enjoy a rejuvenating Swedish massage with a pumpkin spice body scrub and facial at a special package price. The package is $150, Monday through Thursday or a la carte for $70  Friday through Sunday. The package is 75 minutes long or 25 minutes for each a la carte.

The spa at New York – New York

It’s that time of year again — pumpkins are making a comeback for the season in an oh-so-yummy way. These specials are good through Nov. 30.

Pumpkin Spice Massage

Enjoy a soothing Swedish massage with a sweet pumpkin spice oil that accentuates this treatment. The cost is $60, $105 or $155 for 25, 50 or 75 minutes.

Pumpkin Spice Soak and Glowpumpkin

Relax in a luxurious pumpkin spice scented bath while experiencing a mini facial. The 45-minute service is $90.

Pumpkin Spice Mani/Pedi

Enjoy the classic elements of a mini-manicure and pedicure paired with a sweet pumpkin spice soak, followed by an application of hydrating sweet pumpkin spice lotion. The 50-minute service is $75.

Pumpkin Spice Package

Combine the Pumpkin Spice Massage (50 minutes), Soak and Glow (45 minutes) and Mani/Pedi (50 minutes) for the ultimate fall escape ($255).

Mini Pumpkin Spice Package

Enjoy an express version of the Pumpkin Spice Massage (25 minutes), Pumpkin
Facial (25 minutes) and a choice of the Pumpkin Spice manicure or pedicure (25 minutes) for only $150.

Vdara Health & Beauty

Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

This purifying treatment uses pumpkin enzymes to clear the skin of the cellular build-up that can make us prone to blackheads. Fortified with a mélange of beta-carotenes, this nourishing service slows down environmental damage to the skin. Prices are $135, $185 or $235 for 60, 90 or 120 minutes.


Most folks take their Vegas jackpot winnings back home, but my dad decided to stay here instead. That’s how I left Seattle almost 20 years ago. I moved from greenery and rainy days to hot summers, palm trees and desert. As much as I love my hometown, I decided to stick around Vegas. This city just has so much to offer. You don’t even have to be a gambler, bar hopper or an all-night partier. I love Vegas for its awesome vegan-friendly spots, concerts, swanky hotel suites and spas so big, they’re like castles. The pool scene is not too shabby either, which is why I love taking stay-cations. Besides living it up -- Vegas style -- I’m hanging out with my handsome hubby, adorable baby girl, two cats and super-fluffy Shih-Tzu. I’m also a huge fan of '90s music, shows and movies. You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.