Monthly Archives: July 2014

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid for Getting Healthier at Home

Have you ever demanded your kids to clean their plate? Are you offering them too many snacks? Find out some of the most common nutrition mistakes parents make when feeding their toddlers and learn how to avoid them

Château Monfort, Milan

Located in the heart of Milan, Château Monfort is not your typical five-star hotel. A fairy tale reimagined in a restored historical building, the hotel’s various themed guest rooms are fit for a princess. Enchanted gardens, dungeons and its restaurants all evoke a sense of the surreal, in the most magical way possible. Let your children play prince and princess for an afternoon at the Sala del Dolce Risveglio, a fairy tale tea room where teapots are lamps and the delectable morsels are colourfully concocted.

Hotel Lone, Croatia

With curves that are reminiscent of a superyacht, Hotel Lone, a part of Design Hotels’ network of boutique properties, brings its minimalist form to the unique natural hillside landscape of Rovinj, Croatia. With the Adriatic Sea on the horizon, each of the 248 bedrooms owns a beautiful slice of sea or park view, due in no part to the unusual Y-shape of the structure, cloistering the surrounding scenery. Private massage tubs with infinity pool effect can be found on the balconies of Deluxe rooms, offering an unusual way to enjoy nature while being indoors.

French Flair

L’Occitane’s signature French pampering gets an updated new look at its Hong Kong flagship spa on Starstreet. Hints of the brand’s roots in Provence can still be found throughout the spa, including bunches of lavender and immortelle that bring traces of freshness to the space. With an earthy, woody colour tone, the nine treatment rooms and relaxation lounge are the perfect urban sanctuaries for those living in a busy city like Hong Kong.

Water Wonderland

Inspired by the desire to achieve balance, the navasana Spa at Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa brings together a luxurious environment and a sense of calm. Aside from treatments in one of its 13 rooms, guests can also enjoy hydro- massage, balneotherapy, sauna and hammam.

Alpine Hideaway

There is nothing better than an indulgent treatment to soothe tired muscles after a day of zigzagging down the Alps. At the Spa at The Chedi Andermatt, guests will find the perfect hideout to unwind and release tension. Plop atop the Swiss Alps in Urseren valley, the spa’s lavish decor echoes the beauty of its alpine surrounding. Featuring private treatment rooms dedicated to holistic therapies, this state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest in gym equipment, a pool and relaxation area. Escape the outdoors and unwind with a trip to the hammam or a few moments in the sauna.

Spa Like a Star

Varua Polynesian Spa opens in French Polynesia’s newest resort The Brando. Built on Tetiaroa, an island previously owned by the resort’s namesake, actor Marlon Brando, both the resort and the spa are set to be the region’s latest ecotourism attractions. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, the spa is the perfect place to retreat and relax, so much so the island itself was once the vacation spot for the Tahitian royal family.

World’s Top 10 Philanthropic Holidays

Some say travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer – it’s very true, but why not add a give-back element to your trip as well and turn it into a charitable vacation? For your next family getaway, join one of these philanthropic holiday programmes that promise to create memories
of a lifetime by letting both you and your kids experience the joy of giving rather than just taking.

How To Survive Family Gatherings

If we’re to be honest, we’ve all had at least some experiences of awkward or unpleasant family gatherings to share. But family reunions are supposed to be stress-free and joyous, so here are some tips to help you survive and truly enjoy your family holidays

Saddle up at a Horse Country Spa ​

Nestled within the historic village of Middleburg in Virginia, USA, Salamander Resort & Spa is more than a peaceful destination resort. Part spa and part equestrian centre, this is the perfect place to experience what both worlds can offer together and reconnect with the land, nature, history and yourself