I have to vote in the upcoming Belgian election. I was born in raised in the USA, but have been to Belgium many times, and speak Dutch fairly proficiently. I can't, however, really get a handle on the platforms of the various political parties - help me figure out what they stand for, or where I can find official statements in English. I'm leaning toward Groen or SPA at the moment, so information regarding them would be particularly appreciated.
posted by phrontist
on Jun 1, 2010 -
I want to buy a gift certificate to a day spa for a twenty-something gay man with upscale conservative taste. I'm looking for a place that's sleek, sophisticated and oriented towards men, with good massage and other services, high standards for service and cleanliness, and ideally also offering lunch and cocktails. The kind of place where someone could lounge around all day drinking a mimosa and reading the paper, wearing slippers and a robe. It needs to be in San Francisco proper, not elsewhere in the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Meeting up with a friend in Marseille and taking the car down to the Pyrenées for a few days of fun and relaxation (aka vacation). Have never been to Andorra before, nor this region.
We're keen on both gastronomic (local food and wine) and bodily pleasures (spa's, massage), which are much needed since we're both in the software development line of work.
Here's the hotel
(sport hotel village)
posted by avocade
on Apr 2, 2010 -
I want to give my friend who's having a really hard time lately something to do to take care of herself on Valentine's Day in LA. [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222
on Jan 20, 2010 -
Reasonable priced spa getaway options in the Southwest (CO, AZ, NM, etc) for a girl's weekend getaway this spring? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Jan 14, 2010 -
Gotta-Get-Away Filter: I'm trying to book a weekend away with my darling fiancée in late september or early october for our combination birthdays/two year anniversary. [more inside]
posted by Oktober
on Aug 26, 2009 -
San Jose/Silicon valley recommendations for spas *or* veggie restaurants for getting a gift certificate. Please help me! [more inside]
posted by bread-eater
on Aug 8, 2009 -
Is there some scientific or medical reason why a menstruating woman would be banned from a public/shared hot tub or pool? (I'm talking actual findings, not just general cultural ickiness.) [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell
on May 13, 2009 -
Where in Northern or Central California is a good place to vacation in late April/Early May with swimming pools,
, hot springs, massage, day hikes and/or B&Bs with vacancies? [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine
on Mar 24, 2009 -
Considering getting a spa for an Oregon beach house and have never owned one. We don't rent the house out and family is there about twice a month in summer/fall and perhaps less than once/month in the winter/spring. Interested in advice, considerations for such a set up particularly around necessity of hiring someone for maintenance and temperature/circulation settings while we are gone. BTW, freezing is not an issue, but it does stay pretty consistently cool (50s) most of the time.
posted by jbradley
on Mar 22, 2009 -
My girlfriend and I are going to Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) for a week, and she wants to book a day at a spa there. The spa wants payment up-front and via Paypal. Is this a scam? [more inside]
posted by hayvac
on Mar 11, 2009 -
There is fine iron sediment in my well water. My hot tub has a water circulating system that cannot tolerate filter blockage. [more inside]
posted by Raybun
on Mar 9, 2009 -
After a trip to Vegas, the desire to visit a spa like the ones there has come over me.
The spa in Vegas was sweet. Pay for a day pass and get to use a Sauna, Whirlpool, Steam room, cold dip pool and more...
Anyone know of one near Frederick, MD like this? Baltimore and DC would be options, but would prefer one closer.
posted by petethered
on Mar 7, 2009 -
LA Baths? I went to the Kabuki in San Francisco and loved it. Now I'd like to find something similar in Los Angeles. Japanese, Korean, Roman, Russian baths, whatever, with the following caveats: I'm a dude, and I'm not looking to have sex there. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston
on Jan 26, 2009 -
Can you recommend a health spa in the US for a one-week getaway, especially one you've been to personally? [more inside]
posted by Daily Alice
on Oct 10, 2008 -
How can I ground a large roll of plastic wrap to prevent static electric shocks when unrolling it? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe
on Sep 25, 2008 -
I live in Jerusalem and am going to Tel Aviv for the weekend. I really don't know the area, and am looking for:
1) A good day spa in Tel Aviv Yafo. My solid foam mattress is slowly killing my back, and I am in dire need of a good, strong massage.
2) Discotheque recommendation
3) Other recommendation? Anything? Cool place to visit, shop, good restaurant, anything. I live so close there's a good chance I'll come back too, so it doesn't have to all fit into a weekend.
posted by howgenerica
on Sep 9, 2008 -
Can anyone recommend a good portable spa? Or have experience using a wood fired heater with a storage tank? [more inside]
posted by tonci
on May 14, 2008 -
Please suggest destinations for an off-the-beaten-path weekend honeymoon this June. Criteria: close enough to St. Louis to fit a trip into three or four days including travel time; $1,000 to $2,000 total; somewhere beautiful, ocean is best; romantic but not in your standard champagne-and-strawberries way. We love the outdoors, arts and culture, great food, the environment, and discovering unexpected treasures when traveling. [more inside]
posted by TrixieRamble
on May 12, 2008 -
Where should I take my partner for our anniversary in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico?
We're looking at the two-night packages at Las Rosas, but would like suggested alternatives, preferably smaller and more intimate. Also looking for good spa and massage recommendations. If San Felipe is waaay better, please let me know. I researched it online and it looks like a marina and golf courses for American weekenders, which is sort of what we want to avoid.
Oh, we're also interested in a day hike, maybe inland in the mountains.
posted by billtron
on May 5, 2008 -
Recommendations for a good place to watch NBA playoff games in Las Vegas and good spa deals. Also, NYC playoff options... [more inside]
posted by i_cola
on Apr 15, 2008 -
I need salon/spa recommendations in Savannah or Richmond Hill GA. Specifically, I'm looking for a place to get a brazilian wax and also looking for a new hair stylist. Bonus if I can find them in one location or close together. Super-bonus if there's a bit of interesting shopping near by.
posted by pinkkitty
on Apr 2, 2008 -
I need suggestions for a spa weekend for three or four women in June -- preferably less than a 3 hour drive from Washington, DC... [more inside]
posted by chickaboo
on Mar 12, 2008 -
Howdy folks. I've got a friend in Tampa, FL, who is having a rough couple of weeks. She mentioned that she really needs a professional back massage. She's not the type of person to do something like that for herself, so I'd like to do it for her. I've never set foot in Tampa, so I have no idea where to begin, but I reckon one or two mefites might be from the area and have some experience with Tampa massage therapists. So this is what I need: recommendations for a good massage therapist/spa in or around Downtown Tampa (I can be more specific if necessary) that can take an order from me, preferably online, and get some form of gift certificate to my friend by mail. Thanks in advance.
posted by socratic
on Feb 22, 2008 -
Best inexpensive all-day spa treatment in or near either NY or DC? Needs to have facials, massage, body scrubs, etc. and a "couples" type of treatment where two can be treated side-by-side and not cost a small fortune. Thanks.
posted by shivohum
on Feb 14, 2008 -
What's a good, affordable day spa in Orange County, CA (South County preferred) that sells gift certificates? Thanks!
posted by Brocktoon
on Feb 13, 2008 -
I'm looking for a spa-type facial that is good for repeating every 4-6 weeks in Portland, OR for under 70usd... Any tips? [more inside]
posted by oreonax
on Feb 8, 2008 -
My husband needs some time away from the rat race and from us rats (his family). Any suggestions for a health or medical spa/resort where he could spend a week long vacation? [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06
on Dec 13, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend a good overnight spa within driving distance of Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by jrossi4r
on Aug 10, 2007 -
Don't laugh - am I right to let my body image issues get in the way of getting a massage? Are there cases where that is a legitimate concern? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Apr 18, 2007 -
SpaFilter: Jacuzzi, CalSpa and L.A. Spa -- what are the qualitative differences? [more inside]
posted by frogan
on Mar 31, 2007 -
Looking for recommendations for spa/lodging in Palm Springs or Desert Hot Springs. [more inside]
posted by scody
on Jan 2, 2007 -
NYCFilter: I am interested in purchasing a massage/spa package as a gift for my female roommate. Preferably located 60's east side or along the PATH route. Any suggestions?
posted by bastionofsanity
on Dec 19, 2006 -
Can anyone reccommend a good place for a massage in Nashville? The closer to Hendersonville, the better. [more inside]
posted by saucy
on Dec 3, 2006 -