There are never enough lights when you're camping, and this one goes from picnic table to hanging in the tent. Bright light without glare, and it comes in several colors.
DTOX DAY SPA FACIAL
Besides a facial that feels great days later, you can hang out drinking tea, snacking and using the steam room and sauna in this independent, cozy spa.
$110, custom Dtox facial, 17401 Ventura Blvd., Encino, (818) 574-3700; and 3206 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 665-3869, http://www.dtoxdayspa.com
THE PEARL LAGUNA
Fans say the week of hiking, yoga, massage, mediation tai chi and cleansing spa menus at this 12-room retreat in Laguna Canyon changes their habits for months to come. The owners are well-respected yoga teachers Geo and Katresha Moskios, who emphasize customizing the experience. Peaceful white rooms with fresh flowers and hand-made sinks, an infrared sauna and well-equipped weight room round out the place.
$3,950 a week, 21095 Raquel Road, Laguna Beach, (949) 715-1674, http://www.thepearllaguna.com
GIVE AS GOOD AS YOU GET
You'll get an emotional boost if you donate financially — or your time. Food Forward harvests fruit to get fresh, healthful food to food banks. Or help a growing mind through the Los Angeles school volunteer program.
Food Forward, http://www.foodforward.org. The LAUSD School Volunteer Program, (213) 241-6900, http://www.lausd.net.
WHOLE BODY METHOD PILATES
The pretty, sophisticated new Mid-City studio aims to connect mind and body with owner Nigel Sampson's classic Pilates with a twist.
From $20 for a session with a teacher-in-training to $100 with Sampson. Group classes are $30, less if bought in a package, 5700 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., (323) 934-7134, http://www.wholebodymethod.com
Special correspondent Michael Darling contributed to this report.