Friday, April 1, 2011
From April 11 - 17, four Newton spas are offering dramatic discounts to make your Great Escape relaxing and inexpensive.
Most people know that Boston has a bi-annual Restaurant Week, but few are aware that there is also a Spa Week. Once a year, SpaWeek.com offers a variety of $50 treatments at some of the best spas in the area. Your Spa Week Great Escape will not only help you to relax and recharge, but you can get specialized treatments at greatly reduced prices. This year, there are four Newton spas participating in Spa Week from April 11 - 17. Most locations accept SpaWeek.com gift cards, so if you want to treat a friend to a Great Escape this makes a fantastic present. Check SpaWeek.com or the spas’ websites for specifics about the featured treatments, and be sure to book early as appointments fill up quickly.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Check out Urban Grape to find the perfect glass of wine to help you wind down
We all have those days when we say, “I could just use a nice glass of wine and a few minutes to unwind.” And while The Great Escape is not suggesting that you escape into a bottle, if you are going to enjoy the fruit of the vine why not make absolutely sure it’s the best glass of wine you can have? This is where Urban Grape can make your “grape escape” even greater. Owners TJ and Hadley Douglas are committed to making sure every patron of their well-designed shop finds exactly the right wine. They will take the time to talk to you about what you like, what your price range is, with what food you might be pairing your wine or for what occasion it is being served. And they will pour you samples so that you aren’t just guessing about whether…
Friday, March 18, 2011
Take a break and delve into the stories and performance of some notable Newton women.
March is National Women’s History Month, so for this week’s Great Escape we’re going to encourage you to enjoy the work of some famous Newton women. Whether you prefer your escapism between the pages of a great biography/autobiography or on DVD, the following suggestions should provide some inspiration. Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire by Eileen Blumenthal and Julie Taymor – While lately she has been in the news for her disassociation from “Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark,” Newton native Taymor has a lengthy and prestigious career as a Broadway and film director, producer, and writer. Amazon.com says of Blumenthal’s work on Playing with Fire, “…her lengthy critical assessment of this inspired artist's work combines interviews with the …