Monthly Archives: August 2013

Making Waves

Situated right beside the ocean, it’s only natural that Nalu Kinetic Spa’s treatments are inspired by the ripples of the sea. Nestled in the Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Hawaii, the spa’s signature Wave Therapy massage table gently cradles you as if you were floating in the ocean. The expansive spa, reaching 11,000 sq ft, also provides various other treatments with warm salt stones and marine nutrient-infused products that will soothe your muscles and calm your skin after a day out in the ocean or under the sun.

Beauty with a Cause

From butterflies in Mexico to corals in the deep blue, there seems to be an unbreakable bond between Chantecaille and nature. As the beauty and skincare house’s director of sales, Alex Chantecaille cleverly links the brand to various conservation causes as not only a way to gain awareness for the brand, but also to make a difference in the environment.

Anne Fontaine

The designer who turned the white shirt into a style statement, Anne Fontaine’s passions lie beyond fashion. Since establishing the Anne Fontaine Foundation in 2011, she’s been giving local farms of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest the help they need to set up tree nurseries to protect this unique slice of nature. Here, the designer shares a few of her favourite things.

Postcard From Mumbai

Mumbai being home to a 15 million-strong population of Bollywood starlets, business magnates and dreamers, it is also the fashion and financial capital of India, and it is well known for its fine array of nightspots, restaurants and spas. Glamour, in some shape or form, runs through every strata of Bombay society, and there are enough couture shops to put your baggage dangerously into the excess bracket.

Back to Nature

How often do you kick off your shoes and walk barefoot on grass? Do you visit the ocean and let wet sand squelch through your toes? Do you ever truly switch off from your digital devices? These simple daily practices help ground and connect us with the earth and boost our health in a myriad of ways. Known as ‘earthing’, this barefoot practice is one of the newest trends in the well-being industry and also one of the most accessible. And together with ‘mindfulness massage’, another trend that is gaining popularity, spas and resorts are exploring the power of reconnecting with oneself and the earth to achieve optimum healing and relaxation.

Chic Urban Eco-Hotels in Europe

An urban eco-hotel is an ecologically conscious hotel on a mission to preserve nature’s ecosystem, offering energy saving programmes ranging from electric cars to solar panels, recycling, as well as local and sustainable cuisine. The following selection of awarded eco-hotels in Europe have a range of initiatives to help and promote a sustainable way of life. On your next trip, why not consider a getaway that gives back to nature?

SpaRitual

Known for its chic and non-toxic vegan nail polishes, beauty brand SpaRitual has been making a name for itself among spa-goers, who are making healthier purchasing habits, believe in wellness and want to live a healthier lifestyle.

Lacy and Racy

The pleats and lace from La Perla’s latest lingerie collection are reworked snapshots of 19th century baroque palaces and extravagant society balls. Reminiscent of the antique lace and impeccable embroidery coveted by Sicilian noblewomen, the feminine seductiveness of each corset and bustier accentuates a woman’s curves. Faint shades of green, yellow, pink and beige give the collection a distinctively vintage feel.

Jonathan Saunders

Fashion designer Jonathan Saunders is best known for his famous prints and his distinct architectural form, which he showcases at London Fashion Week each season. Check out some of his most beloved items and places here.