News, Products, Promotions and Celebrations

Brown Amber Saturday Starts Now.

November 27, 2015


To celebrate our luxurious bath and body products, we’re launching our first-ever…

Brown Amber Saturday

Take 25% off all our organic, plant-based milk + honey bath and body products through Saturday, November 28.


This offer is valid at all of our Austin locations and online. Find us at or at Don’t miss your chance to stock up on your favorite milk + honey products!

News, Products

The 2015 milk + honey Holiday Gift Guide

November 27, 2015

The holiday season has arrived, and with it, the search for the perfect gift has commenced. We want to make this time of year relaxing and rewarding — so consider this gift guide your one-stop shop for everyone on your list. Simple as that. If you already know that our exclusive holiday retreats are your gifting no-brainer, click here.

Stay tuned as we add even more holiday ideas to this guide! 




The Ultimate Holiday Retreat experience is one they’ll never forget. This package includes: the Ultimate Massage, Ultimate Facial, Lux Manicure, Ultimate Pedicure and lunch.



For a little at-home spa indulgence, opt for our limited-edition Relax Set. Packed with Body Cream No. 16, Bath Soak No.14, Lip Butter No.40, and Lip Polish No.35, these items are all they need to unwind.


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We love this Gold Honeydew Triple Drop Necklace  from Bee Amour. It’s beautiful, delicate, and available in both gold and silver. Plus, did you know that 5% of all Bee Amour profits go directly to local organizations that provide education about and protection for bees? 



For the person who is always on-the-go, treat her to our Buff + Go manicure. This treatment includes light nail and cuticle maintenance and a buff to shine. 



KOBO’s  pure soy candles are intoxicating. No matter what fragrance you choose, these aromatic candles are sure to brighten the mood.




This is a no-brainer. Our Holiday Bliss Retreat package includes our 90-minute Signature Massage, a 75-minute Lux Facial, and m+h Manicure and Pedicure — and we’re pretty sure your parents have earned it.



The Sports Massage is perfect for the active parent. It incorporates deep stretching and tissue manipulation to ease the stiffness and pain in muscles and joints — pure relaxation and rejuvenation!



Our signature milk + honey robes are so cozy that you’ll feel like you’re at the spa… even when you’re not. Call 512.236.1115 to place an order and have it shipped directly to their house. 




Our Jet Set collection contains Calendula Cream, an Everything Oil roll-on, Lip Polish No. 40, and a travel-sized Hand Purifier. With this gift it’s sure to make traveling during the holiday a little more luxurious.





We suggest our newest (life-changing!) treatment, the HydraFacial. Loved by celebs such as Eva Mendes, Beyoncé, and Gwyneth Paltrow, this unique treatment utilizes antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid to create glowing skin. This a one-way ticket to gorgeous skin.



Our incredible multi-tasker Everything Oil comes in two compact sizes, but don’t let its petite packaging fool you. This product is a potent mixture of rosehip fruit, evening primrose, and argan oil, and can be used on your skin, hair, nails, or as a makeup remover.


Our signature Hydrating Scrub No. 35 is a “triple threat scrub” that will hydrate, cleanse, and exfoliate the skin all in one application.



Almonds, brown sugar, and coffee? No it’s not a Starbucks drink order; it’s milk + honey’s signature body treatment, the Spa Partisan. Along with a steam and 60-minute Signature Massage, this treatment will have anybody fully relaxed after the holiday madness.cupcake_500-ml

A must for great-looking skin is… water. Give the gift of a BKR water bottle to make sure that your special someone continues to stay beautiful inside and out long after the holiday season.





Our special Holiday Couples Retreat, which includes a 90-minute Signature Couple’s Massage and Side-by-Side Lux Pedicures, is available as an instant gift certificate. Boom.

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For the person who loves milk + honey, help them bring the spa home with them (plus! It’s a handy stocking stuffer). Infused with sandalwood, vetiver, and cardamom, the Home Fragrance No. 46 scent will warm up your space immediately.



This Live Love Spa shirt is not only comfortable and stylish, but also perfect for that spa enthusiast in your life.


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Our Bath Soak No.1 4 is a hypnotizing and calming scent, thanks to lavender, neroli, and chamomile oil. We promise that it will soothe frazzled holiday-season nerves and beyond. 



Whether this person on your list is a pro-basketball player, occasional runner, or a CrossFit enthusiast, this limied-edition Active Set has their name all over it. Filled with Muscle Soak, Bath & Body Oil No. 18, Arnica Balm, and Calendula Cream, weary muscles don’t stand a chance.



Don’t forget about yourself this holiday season, and by that, we mean: TREAT YOURSELF.  Our Holiday Treat Yourself Retreat includes a 60-minute Signature Massage with a foot and back scrub, 90-minute Lux Facial, and a Lux Manicure + Pedicure. Go ahead, you deserve it.



Have any questions about a treatment, specials, or holiday hours? Call us at 512.236.1115.

News, Skin Care

What Is a HydraFacial MD®?

November 5, 2015

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We’re excited to announce that we now offer the HydraFacial MD® treatment!

What is a HydraFacial MD®?

HydraFacial MD® is an invigorating treatment that delivers long-term
 skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation.

What are the benefits of getting a HydrFacial MD®?

The HydraFacial MD® resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. It also removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating, non-invasive, non-surgical, and immediately effective.

How often should I get a HydraFacial MD®?

One treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, oily and congested skin. 

Is this available at all of your Austin locations?

At the moment, we only offer the HydraFacial MD® treatment at our 2nd Street District spa. To schedule your appointment, please call 512.236.1115 or email

Does it hurt?

Absolutely not. This is the most pain-free facial you will ever receive. Extractions are automatic and painless with the use of vortex technology.

Can anyone get a HydraFacial MD®?

The HydraFacial MD® treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial MD® treatment. The esthetician may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs. Consult the esthetician for a skin evaluation and sensitivity test.

Have a question we haven’t answered? Call us at 512.236.1115 and we’d be happy to help in any way possible.



Houston, News, Specials

Houston, We Have Lift Off — Pre-Opening Specials

September 18, 2015

Our excitement level is at an all-time high with the impending opening of our first-ever (and largest ever!) spa and salon in Houston.


To celebrate this (soon-to-be) milestone, we’ve launched a selection limited-time offers, exclusive to our West Ave at River Oaks location, valid for purchase through October 31, 2015.

Have questions about treatments, memberships, and more? Call us at 713.231.0250.

News, Skin Care

Save the Date: m + h Peel Party Is Sept. 17!

September 3, 2015

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Mark your calendars — and while you’re at it, reserve your spot for our bi-annual Peel Party!

Take 50% off all peels.

Valid at our 2nd Street District, Hill Country Galleria, and South Lamar locations. All day. September 17 only. There will be bubbles and treats, too!

Yeah, we know we’re biased, but… it’s definitely a spa day not to be missed.

Call us at 512.236.1115 or email

Note: A $30 non-refundable deposit is required for reservation. 

Culture, Living

The 4 Books We Can’t Stop Talking About

August 14, 2015


For many of us at milk + honey, reading provides an outlet for self-reflection, creativity, and inspiration. It’s an action that requires dedicated time away from our phones and computers. And, most importantly, reading allows us to engage our minds in a meditative way.

With the dog days of summer in our midst, herein find our top escape-the-heat picks. Our recommendation? Grab a book, pack your sunscreen and a towel, and head to Barton Springs for an afternoon of lounging and literature.

  1. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller — Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.“The best book I’ve read this year. The writing is so good, so stark.” — Emilie, HR
  2. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan — When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

    “Frivolous, fun, and addictive. You’re immediately drawn in, like a fly on the wall of Singapore’s wealthiest [fictional] families. The characters are outrageous and the shopping is the stuff of fashionista dreams. And if you love this one, be sure to add China Rich Girlfriend to your list, too. ” — Marisa, marketing


  3. The Fever by Megan Abbott — Deenie Nash is a diligent student with a close-knit family; her brother Eli is a hockey star and her father is a popular teacher. But when Deenie’s best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class, the Nashes’ seeming stability dissolves into chaos. As rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through school, and hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families, and the town’s fragile sense of security.

    “Author Megan Abbott illustrates how quickly fear can sweep through even the sleepiest of towns. Like with any good book, you are left haunted long after you put it down. The scariest part? It all seems so real.” — Kate H., Hill Country Galleria assistant manager
  4. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr — Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

    “This was tortured reading for me, but not for the reason you think. I couldn’t put it down, but I didn’t want it to end. I’d find myself highlighting passages just so I could return to an exact turn of phrase later. Doerr’s writing is beautiful, lyrical even. The slow unfolding and eventual overlap of the characters’ lives expose us to the realities of World War II from two distinctive perspectives: a blind Parisian girl and a German boy. Highly recommend.” — Marisa, marketing
Body, Products

Sale’s On! Arnica Balm to the Rescue.

August 13, 2015

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Whether you’re an athlete, dealing with everyday aches and pains, or simply live by the “work hard, play hard” mantra, our Arnica Balm will help you recover. This powerful Arnica-infused balm stimulates the senses as it zeroes in on tired muscles and joints. The icing on the proverbial cake? It’s on sale through August 31, 2015.

Shop it right here.

Image courtesy of Instagram user nikerunning


Summer Style Decoded: the milk + honey way

July 3, 2015

The warmer (Austin translation: hottest) weather can be the seasonal impetus for breathing new life into your sense of self and daily routine. And yes, your sense of style certainly falls under the category of the former. Today, we’re mixing things up with something a little more fashion-minded. Let the spa be a place for repose and renewal — but these five tips? Let these inspire — and elevate — your summer wardrobe to the next level.

— Ricky Rodriguez

1. The Modern Strap


The strappy sandal has become a wardrobe essential for the woman who embraces simplicity and functionality. Thanks to designers such as Diane Von Furstenberg and Fendi, the summer staple has been upgraded with mixed materials, exotic textures, and unexpected accents (think PVC straps, colorblocked low heels, and flashes of metallic).

2. Monochromatic

Monochromatic color is defined as “all the colors of a single hue extended using its shades, tones and tints.” Take cues from Calvin Klein and Stella McCartney — both of whom could be crowned the Masters of Monochrome. Whether you opt for something as breezy as a dark blue denim mixed with a dark blue pocket tee or try a more complex mash-up of ivory, cream, and crisp white, the monochromatic palette instantly injects freshness and surprising versatility to any outfit.

3. Print + Pattern

Diane Von Furstenberg and Roberto Cavalli are renown for their constant (and refreshing) use of print and pattern. Season after season, these greats invent new ways to wear prints that dazzle the eye. Sure, pattern can deter many from wearing a particular garment for fear that it looks too busy or chaotic. But we say — everything in moderation, right? Don’t be afraid to select a print that speaks to you and reminds you that summer is here.

4. The Sundress Redux

This summer’s adaptation of the sundress combines equal parts structure and flow. What exactly does this mean? Look to the DKNY and Tibi S/S 2015 collections for what we’d like to think is the ideal balance between airy summer slip and tailored shift. Carefully constructed busts, cinched waists and flowing fabric will highlight your figure in all the right places, making you look (and feel!) like a goddess.

5. Just a Pop

Color enthusiasts, this is your time to shine (or more literally, to stand out). Select pieces that offer a subtle pop of color, giving you a dynamic yet classic look. Or, if you’re feeling a bit more daring, try something a little louder. We love how Thakoon and Carolina Herrera have interpreted this bright trend — adding bursts of bright blues and pinks to otherwise understated looks and embracing bright color-ways in accessories.

{Images courtesy of Net-A-Porter}

— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom

New Spa Partisans, News

Get to Know: Susan Michele, milk + honey’s New President of Operations

June 29, 2015

Susan Michele 4 (2)What better way to get to know someone than with a rapid-fire series of irreverent questions? Quick: what is your most-used emoji? What came first, the chicken or the egg? How do you say “Caribbean”? Are you a morning person or a night owl? Telling stuff, right?

For our inaugural Get to Know post, we put our newly-minted President of Operations, Susan Michele, to the test. And spoiler alert: she’s pretty great.

What’s your favorite spa treatment?   
My favorite spa treatment is always the one I just came from. I fall in love with skincare each time I have a facial.  My mainstay is massage because my body carries tension that massage takes away . . . and I love the fresh, polished, and buttered feeling after a body treatment.  
As a new Austin-ite, what’s high on your “to-do” list?
1. Find some favorite music spots.
2. Learn to stand-up paddle board on Lady Bird Lake.
3. Discover all the swimming holes and hiking trails.
4. Find the right community service organization to join.  
Your dream breakfast taco combination is…  
Scrambled eggs, cilantro, cheddar, and jalapeño.
If you could pick any city (after Houston), where would you like to see milk + honey next?
Dallas, Portland, and Seattle.
What’s your favorite milk + honey product?
Arnica balm is heaven.
What is your spirit animal — and why?
Wolf.  The wolf often appears both in my dreams and in my waking life when I’m in nature.  The wolf represents instincts and intuition. Whenever I see a wolf, I am reminded to be strong and fearless in all situations, to trust my instincts, and to be my most authentic self. 
If you could pick three dream dinner guests (past or present), who would they be?  
Jacque Cousteau, Queen Elizabeth, Sheryl Sandberg
Best beauty advice:   
Be exactly who you are. Express your inner self outward and your beauty will shine forth.  Next, find the place that nurtures you the most and then, go there physically or in your dreams. I think the most beautiful people are those who sparkle with health and vivaciousness and also those who glow with a gentle inner serenity. I love the spa/salon industry because the people in that industry are both sparkle and hush, excitement and Zen. That’s true beauty to me.
What’s the one beauty product (or three) you can’t live without?
A hydrating water-based moisturizer, SPF lip balm, and salt scrubs.


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