Monthly Archives: August 2013

Coo Coo for CoCo

Packed with electrolytes and vitamins,coconut water is the new it-drink for the health-conscious crowd. Housed in a stylish bottle designed by Alasdhair Willis, husband of famed eco-spirited fashion designer Stella McCartney, Jax Coco is 100 per cent pure coconut water sourced straight from the Philippines. This fat-free drink is the perfect choice for quenching summer thirst beachside or for rehydrating during a session at the gym. www.jaxcoco.com

Greening Your Life

Environmental pundits have been warning us for years that time is running out. From climate change to out-of-control plastic waste – it’s no secret that we need to show our planet some love. Whether it’s eating local foods, recycling your coffee cup or switching to a chemical-free deodorant, you don’t have to make dramatic changes to your lifestyle. In fact, it’s the little things you do that can reduce our environmental impact.

AsiaSpa’s 10th Anniversary Party

AsiaSpa magazine celebrated ten amazing years with friends as well as movers and shakers of the spa industry at KEE Club on 27 August in Hong Kong. Decorated with past issue covers of the last ten years and themed ‘cocktail chic’, the night started with speeches by Editor-in-Chief, Vivienne Tang and Marketing Manager, Peggy Choy. Over 150 guests came to celebrate this significant milestone for the magazine.

Indonesian Indulgence

Experience the latest in deluxe, slow-moving treatments in a stunning resort environment by booking yourself into the Karma Spa at the Karma Resorts in Bali. Highly trained healers and fitness experts lead a series of Pilates and yoga therapy, while the new Wonderlust spa days offer decadent treatments, such as the relaxing Sleep Well Tonight with Soul Reflexology and Jade Stone Therapy, or the Muscle Melt session where 45 minutes in the Infrared Detox Sauna precede a revitalising Karma Wellbeing Massage. Alternatively, opt for the Spa Escape package that comes especially designed for women with healing massages, goddess fitness workouts and celebrity-loved Oxygen Facials, plus the organic and gluten-free delights of executive chef Bjorn Van Veggel’s new Wellness Energy Cuisine.

Aquatic Treats

Luxurious skincare is the everyday indulgence to which we should all be treated. For the accomplished and adventurous sportsman, the fresh invigorating scent of L’Occitane’s aquatic Verdon range for men simultaneously energises the skin and revives the mind. The foaming Verdon Pure Face Wash removes impurities and rejuvenates the skin while the Verdon Energy Moisturiser uses their patented complex to hydrate and purify with instant, effective results. www.loccitane.com

Beauty That Gives Back

“The business of business should not just be about money, it should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed,” Dame Anita Roddick, Human Rights Activist and founder of The Body Shop said. Her ‘give while we live’ mantra resonated throughout her Body Shop days empowering professionals industry wide to invest in ingredients that nourish both body and soul in the most beautiful and ethical way possible.

Pulp Fashion

Bottega Veneta’s new Nero Carta Intrecciato Velvet Bag puts a unique twist on the art of papermaking. Crafted from the carta tree, which is used primarily for Japanese papermaking, paper pulp is turned into a new material to create this stylish accessory. Instead of leather accents, this purse is completely eco-friendly with velvet trim for added detail.

Summer in Sentosa

With their first anniversary on the horizon and their status as Singapore’s largest spa facility still in tact, the luxurious ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa has just launched a new series of holistic lifestyle retreats, each with a different wellness-related goal. Available in one- to three-day packages, the four retreats are entitled Fit For Life, Weight Management, Intro To Detox and De-Stress, all inclusive of three nutritious meals per day from celebrity chefs Sam and Forest Leong, plus personal consultations on lifestyle, fitness and skincare. Indulge in two daily treatments, such as salt and oil body scrubs, Reflex Zone foot massages and ESPA’s famed Hammam ritual, whilst also enjoying unlimited access to the top-of-the-range facilities. From hydrotherapy pools, a cutting-edge gym and relaxation lounge to 10,000 sq m of lush landscaped gardens and a backdrop of jungle-topped hillsides, this idyllic resort provides the perfect setting for summer rejuvenation. www.rwsentosa.com

Gahl Sassoon

Astrology isn’t just found in the back of women’s magazines or next to the comics in your newspaper, it’s everywhere and it has the ability to change your life if you only know how to read it properly. Imagine being taught to understand astrology by, say, a spiritual leader.

Masculine Bliss

Stress and anxiety are the unhappy realities of present-day life, so it’s a welcome relief to find that luxurious facilities like Hong Kong’s Chuan Spa are on hand to take us on a journey of escape and indulgence. Designed for the modern day man, looking to relieve the symptoms of tension, this sanctuary of relaxation offers the 75-minute A Man’s World treatment that begins with a stimulating back exfoliation to cleanse and replenish. Next comes a therapeutic muscle massage to relieve those aches and pains, followed by a purifying facial that’s perfectly suited to the male complexion. Continue your rest and recreation by enjoying the spa’s hot tub, sauna, steam room and state-of-the-art gym, then ascend to the rooftop pool and Jacuzzi for an end-of-day soak with a view.