At the invitation of a dear friend in the wellness tourism arena, I had the opportunity to visit the International Spa Association's media meet and greet event held at the Montage Beverly Hills and was blown away by the fact that the spa industry even had such an event. Well, guess what, they have a full blown conference annually to talk all things spa! Shouldn't surprise me - every industry these days has conferences but this was my first such interaction directly with spa professionals where I wasn't simply getting a treatment but actually meeting and speaking with them about their workplace, offerings, products, trends, and more! In my enthusiasm, being a complete newbie, I ran around talking to all the spas represented and simply didn't think to take any images at the event itself. The gallery here features some of the products from the event though and the spas that presented those wellness products to attendees. Hope to do a better job if I get invited back next year! Meanwhile, enjoy the images here - watch out for product reviews as I try out some of these fabulous skin and wellness care goodies. For more information, check out their website and try to attend.