We are excited to introduce the Canyon Ranch® Collection by Frontgate, which includes five luxurious product offerings thoughtfully chosen to help you create an at-home spa ritual to prepare you for a good night’s rest. All the things you do before you go to sleep—from taking a shower to applying moisturizer to resting your head on the pillow—can become deeper experiences that not only feel good physically but also allow you to relax, reflect and take time for yourself. “The richness of this collection is what makes it so wonderful,” says Angie Day, corporate spa director at Canyon Ranch. “The high-quality materials and natural ingredients engage your senses and transform your nighttime routine into a meaningful experience—one that nourishes your body and your spirit.”
Our mission when putting the collection together was about much more than offering a variety of beauty items. “For those who have never visited, we want to give you a Canyon Ranch experience at home, and if you have been to Canyon Ranch, we’re hoping the rituals you practice with these products serve as an extension of your stay,” Day says. “When you feel good, it shows, and that’s why this collection is special—it nurtures your beauty from the inside out.”
Whether you’re relaxing in a bath or practicing a bedtime meditation, enjoying the beauty of candlelight during a time of solitude can be very powerful. The tranquil, soft glow of a flame can help calm both body and mind, and tune you into the present moment. Our Canyon Ranch Candles, offered as pillars or in a ceramic candlepot, emit soothing aromas, like lavender, to help you unwind and feel at ease.
The Red Flower Gift Set includes a unique combination of products that exfoliate, detoxify and moisturize skin. The Moroccan Mint Tea Silt Purifier, packed with antioxidants, calms irritation and extracts impurities from your pores. The caffeine in the Lemon Coffee Blossom Olive Stone Scrub, which you can apply with the Sea Wool Sponge, helps to break up cellulite and constrict varicose veins. The shea butter base of the Tangerine Fig Butter Creme is ultra-hydrating, and the Moroccan Rose Petal Topped Candle offers a comforting scent that complements the other items.
Our Shower Spa and Pillow Mist allow you to experience at-home aromatherapy through the healing scents of eucalyptus and lavender essential oils. As the shower’s steam activates the Spa Mist, inhale the released fragrance to help clear your mind and let go of the day’s demands. The Turkish Cotton Spa Towel & Bath Mat provide the luxurious feeling we all crave when we step out of the shower or tub, and the silky feel of the Turkish Cotton Honeycomb Robe wrapped around you makes you feel like you’ve just finished a spa treatment. Turkish cotton is an essential part of why these products feel so good—its extra-long fibers make it strong and comfortable.
And finally, as you lay your head down to sleep, take in the stress-relieving scent of the Pillow Mist. “Make it a personal experience that you truly enjoy,” Day encourages. “That’s what creating this ritual is all about—feeling good while caring for your body and your soul.”
This is a second in a series of guest posts from Marc Friedland, stationer to the stars.
Gratitude. It’s not just a moment or a day. It’s a way of life. For some, it comes naturally. For others, it needs to be cultivated.
And when gratitude is put into practice, it can be life changing. Studies have shown that gratitude helps people feel more cheerful and more meaningfully connected.
Thanksgiving reminds us – gives us the opportunity – to be grateful. Yet the bustle of the day can distract us from the intent.
So how do we cultivate gratefulness, if even just for the holiday? Here are five ways.
1. Spend time – quality time – with the people around you. Whether that’s cooking, shopping, eating or watching football, be present in that activity and with that person. Your undivided attention is the most meaningful way to show someone he or she is dear.
2. If you are the hostess, use placecards as a means of telling guests what you value about them. A simple calling card – like that from the Writer’s Wardrobe – is all that’s needed for a short sentiment.
3. Use the interlude between dinner and dessert for others to share in writing something for which they are grateful. In this way, you’ll be ushering in what I like to call a new era in communication … awakening a deeper sense of personal connectivity and relationship through the handwritten word.
4. As a guest, you can express your gratitude to the host and hostess in a myriad of ways. Bringing a side dish, helping clean up, and toasting them at dinner are all appropriate and appreciated. Yet again, being in a fully present state of mind is the most valued. And afterwards, a thank you note, even to family, will endear you to them evermore.
5. Lastly, start a gratitude journal. Simply take a few moments each day to jot down something for which you are thankful. It may be humble or grandiose, short or long. Carry your journal (we’re partial to the embossed suede journal from The Writer’s Wardrobe) with you to record these sentiments as you have time, or keep it on your bedside table to bookend your day.
Putting these ideas into practice will help you have a richer, fuller experience at Thanksgiving and beyond.
More to come –
Read more about how Marc works to “Usher in a New Era in Personal Communications.”
When it comes to decorating with holiday lights this year, it’s time to pull the plug. Brilliant battery-operated decor gives you endless versatility – without cumbersome and unsightly cords.
So take your holiday lights to places you’ve never dreamed. The fence line, the roofline, the mailbox. Or simply at the door. Cordless greenery like pre-lit garland, wreaths, and lush door swags were never so easy to set up. The best part? Built-in timers turn the lights on for six hours and then off for 18 – meaning there’s one less thing to hassle with during the hectic holiday season.
For many people, the timer function is what really strikes a chord. It’s such a welcoming sight to arrive home in the evening and find the wreaths already glowing brightly. Plus, it’s a huge relief not to have to step out into the cold in your pajamas to unplug the lights.
And it’s not just greenery. Luminous Pre-lit Trees create a magical look along a pathway or clustered in a dormant garden bed. Battery-operated Micro LED lights allow you to wrap a tree even in the far reaches of your yard. Just put them out, turn them on and enjoy. For the entire holiday season!
Your can enjoy the pre-lit, professionally decorated look inside, too. The mantel is the most obvious place – a Christmas wreath or garland simply goes up with the need for an ugly extension cord. Then, hang stockings that glimmer with LED lights, and Santa will know who’s the best and the brightest.
Pre-decorated centerpieces also dazzle with their brilliance and ease. How magical it is to have mini lights and Dream Candles glowing on your beautifully set table.
Lastly, get everyone in the spirit with our battery-operated marquee letters. Hung over a bar or placed on a buffet, these vintage-style letters are merry and bright – even after the holidays. Cheers!
Escape to balmy shores – even if you’re way north of the equator. Unabashedly playful yet infused with tradition, our exclusive Caribbean Tidings Collection mixes the glorious shades of sunsets and palms with iconic beach motifs.
If a Jimmy Buffett fan were to create a tree, this might be it. Loaded with richly detailed ornaments, the handpainted mouth-blown glass collection includes a surfing Santa, Chris Craft boat, classic Woodie wagon, parrot, flip-flops and hibiscus blooms. It’s a welcome change in latitude and attitude from your traditional tree.
Even just a little of this vibrant and playful collection will enliven your existing tree decor. And the 60-piece Caribbean Tidings Ornament Kit makes this possible at less than $5 per ornament – an amazing value, we think, for designer-inspired, European-quality glass ornaments.
You can also make a statement by decorating your whole tree in tropical style. And its whimsy is perfect in a kitchen or sunroom. Here’s our recipe:
Slim Rosewood Pine with Caribbean Tidings Trim
Behind the more traditional palette of red, gold and green is a collection that comes alive with a playful mix of iconic shapes and lustrous finishes.
|1 9 ft. Slim Rosewood Pine with Premium Traditional Lights #142127|
|6 rolls Glitter Mesh Ribbon with Coral Background #142256|
|2 packs Glitz Herb Spray in Gold #66869|
|2 packs Mini Hibiscus in Coral or Red #142435|
|7 60-piece Caribbean Tidings Ornament Collections #141435|
|1 Holiday Palm Trees Tree Skirt #141910|
Hang ornaments evenly around the tree, layering from top to bottom and working from the inside out. For added dimension, place smaller and filler ornaments on the inner branches.
Arrange the tree skirt beneath. Turn on the lights … and admire endlessly for weeks to come!
For full details on how to decorate your tree, read “5 Steps to a Dazzling Designer Tree.”