Insider's Guide to Spas


Not Your Grandma’s Doily: Perfect little beach dress

We were wandering the aromatic aisles of the International Spa Association’s annual trade show in Las Vegas, and found  a simple little booth run by Letarte. On display were some of the prettiest and perfect-for-the-spa attire we’ve seen in ages. Based in Maui, Letarte was created by siblings Lisa Letarte Cabrinha and Michele Letarte Ross who make ethereal, beachy wear that includes light cashmere coverups,  swimwear, after-sun styles, and sexy little dresses. We were drawn to the Doily Dress, shown here. We love it in crisp white with its brown suede lace up, but it also comes in ocean, and, of course, black. You can find it in the Essentials Collection online at