Gina Hyams is an author and editor who specializes in travel, tradition, and the arts. Her books include the bestselling travel-design titles, In a Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools, and Open-Air Living Rooms and Mexicasa: The Enchanting Inns and Haciendas of Mexico, as well as Pacific Spas: Luxury Getaways on the West Coast, Day of the Dead Box, The Campfire Collection: Thrilling, Chilling Tales of Alien Encounters, and Incense: Rituals, Mystery, Lore -- all published by Chronicle Books. She is also co-editor of the recently-published anthology, Searching for Mary Poppins: Women Write About the Relationship Between Mothers and Nannies (Hudson Street Press/Penguin U.S.A.). Gina's essays and articles have appeared in Newsweek, San Francisco, Berkshire Living, Organic Style, Living Southern Style, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, and Salon.com. She has also contributed to Fodor's Travel Publications, National Public Radio, and numerous anthologies. For more info, see www.ginahyams.com.
This book provides wonderful information and great photographs of some of the best spas on the West Coast - treat yourself to the knowledge of some of the best spas ever. Fantastic book, well written and informative, and just a delight to look at. The index provides websites to all the places shown in the book - a treasure.
PACIFIC SPAS: LUXURY GETAWAYS ON THE WEST COAST by Gina Hyams may be intended as a travel guide to some eyes; but it comes packed with color interior photos by Cesar Rubino and describes many of the appealing and finishing design touches unique to spas, making PACIFIC SPAS both a travel guide and a home decorator's guide to reproducing some of the luxuries spas offer in environment and setting.