Vegas’ autumn-inspired spa treatments worth falling for


Ahh — the smell of fall. The rich, enticing scents of pumpkin, gingerbread  and cinnamon are always a treat for me. It’s always sad to say goodbye to summer, but these welcoming aromas make it easier to embrace the cooler months. And while these flavors make delicious cookies and fancy lattes, they can satisfy more than just your taste buds. On your next Vegas getaway, unwind with a treatment that smells so scrumptious you’ll want to eat it. It’ll make your summer blues vanish in no time.

The Grand Spa at MGM Grand

Enjoy the spa’s 75-minute Ginger Cocoa Body Contour. Combining warm cocoa  and ginger, the scent of this treatment embraces the season. This service is designed to fight against fatty deposits, reduce appearance of cellulite and increase firmness of skin ($295).

Spa Bellagio

Leave skin silky smooth with this enticing 50-minute Milk and Honey Body Wrap performed in a warm Vichy shower. Your therapist exfoliates the skin with warm milk and sugar, then wraps you in a milk and honey mask. This treatment is paired with a hydrating mini-facial, designed to pamper you from head to toe ($210).

Nurture Spa at Luxor

Bask in the scent of pumpkin and feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. The spa’s pumpkin-inspired treatment package includes a 25-minute body scrub, 25-minute massage and 25-minute facial. You’ll take in nothing but the aromas of pumpkin, spice and everything nice. This yummy treatment is available now through Nov. 30 ($180 for the 75-minute treatment).

Spa & Salon Vdara

Treat the body like a temple with one of Spa & Salon Vdara’s seasonal body treatments now through the end of October. Options include the Cactus & Agave Nectar Toning Body Wrap, Honey Oat Purifying Body Mask or Caramel & Bourbon Body Polish ($80 for each 25-minute service).

Make it a "girl's day out" on a spa trip with the ladies.

While you’re here, get a fresh look for fall with the Green Tea Eye Treatment. The treatment is designed to soothe tired or strained eyes with green tea compresses, rich in antioxidants. Enjoy a relaxing face massage with cool marble stones to complete the experience ($25 enhancement to any massage).

Spa Mandalay

The fall scent of the spa’s Pumpkin Spice Scrub accentuates this luxurious, full body gentle exfoliation.  Enriched in vitamins A and E, this tempting treat is designed to stimulate circulation and reveal soft healthy skin ($75, 25 minutes).  

Treat yourself to  the spa’s Almond Biscotti Massage. This massage increases circulation, soothes tired muscles and creates an overall sense of relaxation ($135, 50 minutes).

If the scents of almond biscotti are too tempting to leave behind, you can end your spa day with a matching pedicure.

Spa Mandalay also offers its Autumn Spice Facial. Indulge yourself with this seasonal spice facial while leaving with noticable results. This treatment revitalizes, hydrates and nourishes the skin to provide you with the glow for this holiday season ($135, 50 minutes).

These specials are available from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub, The Venetian and The Palazzo

The spa’s autumn treatments are designed to detoxify and rehydrate the skin. Available now through Nov. 18, you’ll leave feeling – and smelling – fabulous.

The 50-minute Sweet Mint Sugar Scrub includes detoxifying properties of organic, hand-harvested seaweed. The service starts with an organic full-body scrub with invigorating peppermint sugar. Next, you’ll step into a detoxifying seaweed bath, designed to melt all your worries away. The service ends with a conditioning body cream (infused with six aromatic oils) massage. Prices start at $180.

The Cabernet Grape Seed Oil Massage incorporates pure, cold-pressed oil that revitalizes and rehydrates skin. This oil contains high concentrations of vitamins C, D, E and beta-carotene. It’s also paraben- and cruelty-free. Prices start at $160.

The spa’s seasonal 50-minute  Apple Papaya Facial clarifies, exfoliates and draws out impurities while nourishing skin with peptides, vitamins, enzymes and nutrients. The ingredients remove dead surface cells, leaving your skin looking and feeling smoother and clearer. The apple papaya soufflé mask improves tone and firms the skin, while ferulic and lactic acids safely and effectively resurface the skin without irritating it. You’ll leave glowing. Prices start at $165.

Don’t leave without treating your feet: Canyon Ranch SpaClub features Ice Cream Pedicures with seasonal scents. It begins with a moisturizing footbath containing a scoop of ice cream. Next, your feet are cleansed and exfoliated with a scoop of sherbet scrub, followed by a delightful foot mask. Finally, after a moisturizing body icing massage, pick a polish of your choice. Pedicures start at $95.

Spa packages are also available and include a meal at the Canyon Ranch Café or Grill.

Did summer leave your skin feeling dry and parched? The Universal Glow Facial is a deep exfoliating treatment, ideal for the change of seasons. It is the perfect treatment to brighten and balance the skin ($140, 90 minutes).

Or, experience the healing technique of a hot stone massage as your muscles are cleansed of stress and tension ($215, 90 minutes).

If you’re short on time, but need a pick-me-up, Trump spa offers its Quick Fix services.  Choose any one of the following spa treatments for only $79: a 25-minute refresher facial, a 25-minute revitalizing massage or a 25- minute detoxifying body scrub.

Leave feeling and looking great, long after your treatment: Update your look for fall with fashionable shades from celebrity favorite mineral make-up line, La Bella Donna. This month,  receive 10 percent off all La Bella Donna products.

Color – A Salon by Michael Boychuck, Caesars Palace

Since Halloween is  just around the corner,  we thought we’d mention the “spook-tacular” Halloween package at Color. Whether you’re dressing up as a stunning Cleopatra or a seductive vampire, the make-up and hair stylists are all about helping you achieve your sexiest Halloween look. You’ll be turning heads all night. Read more about it here.


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.