Beauty goes beyond facials and massages. Our 2016 guide to wellness in the Bay Area will make you gorgeous on the inside with the best local Chinese medicine, juice cleanses, chiropractors, healthy foods, and yes, even colonics.
After a long day—whether you hiked Lands End, rode your bike at Lake Merritt, tasted wine in Napa, or disrupted an entire industry—treat yourself to rest, relaxation, and a little bit of pampering. Our 2016 beauty, wellness, and fitness directory has all the best spas, salons, skincare, cosmetics, workouts and wellness practitioners in the Bay Area—lovingly vetted by your 7x7 editors. Stay gorgeous and be well!
Sneezing, sniffling, wheezing—so annoying, right? Thankfully, modern technology has brought us a few clever apps, designed to help minimize the likelihood of allergy attacks, which allow us to navigate the city and keep breathing easy. Whether you have respiratory issues or food intolerances, download these apps pronto.
Exhausted after a long day at work? Not only do these uber-hip services save you precious time and energy, but they'll also leave you satisfied and radiating health and wellness. Plus, they're easy on the wallet.
You were late on taxes, your side project is slowly dying, your friends are driving you nuts, you need to hit the gym, and your cat just puked on your favorite sweater. Like in any other situation, technology is here to save the day.
A new permanent exhibit at San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation, Body Metrics, a highly original and completely interactive exhibition (hint: you'll be asked to wear a sensor), asks the billion-dollar question: How can technology really, truly improve our lives?
Tahoe is intrinsically relaxing: mountain air, lake views, mellow townies, and countless activities to satiate an athletic appetite. Whether an avid skier or river floater, most people leave Tahoe with an overall feeling of greatness. Tahoe is also an ideal retreat for gaining wellness while lapping in luxury. The 4th annual Lake Tahoe Wellness Weekend at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino offers an all-inclusive two days packed with fitness and healthy living classes and seminars at an alpine oasis.
There is an abundance of services in San Francisco: restaurants, music venues, bike shops, bars, boutiques, dry cleaners, Starbucks. Such is big city life. But there are also tons of hair salons and exercise studios. When seeking a new look, or workout, I turn to referrals. That is, my social network of the fabulously coiffed and fit. Enter StyleSeat.