Irish-born Clodagh is a force of nature. Designing resorts and spas that go beyond organic, her life-long passion is documented in her new book, Life-Enhancing Design.
From Portugal’s Six Senses Resort and Spa, to Arizona’s Miraval Resort, and EAST Hotel in Miami, Clodagh creates authentic sense of place. Whether renovating a 19th century chateau, New York hotel, or designing home decor for Restoration Hardware, elements come together with elegant simplicity.
Explaining our need for physical and visual comforts: “I want you to feel comfortable enough that your mind and body are refreshed through your physical environment.”
Cues to Clodagh’s aesthetic make this handsome book rewarding to read and a study in spa design trends.
Published by G Arts, $60, www.gartsbooks.com.
Health challenges led spa historian Bernard Burt to Canyon Ranch in Arizona, inspiring his 1986 book "Fodor's Healthy Escapes" for Random House. The co-author of "100 Best Spas of the World" (Globe Pequot), his byline has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, American Health, Spa Management Journal, and on Examiner.com. Based in Washington, DC, Burt is chairman emeritus of the Washington Spa Alliance and founding director of the International Spa Association.