Spa Diaries

Good-bye jet-lag

Harnessing the restorative and anti-inflammatory compounds of the cannabis plant, Thailand’s Anantara Spa is on trend with blissful new antidotal treatments for long-haul flyers. Just the ticket—the Restful Slumber Journey. After a relaxing cup of CBD tea, international travellers are pampered with an infused aromatherapy massage followed by a cannabis salt infused food bath and quiet time to take in the resort’s peaceful vibe.



Introduced by practitioner Suzi Teitelman in 2001, “doga” is a bonding experience of doing yoga with your puppy (or dog). The human is called the yogi and the dog, the dogis. Said to be equally beneficial to both you and your dog, a doga session will have you helping your pet strike dog yoga poses and/or keeping your dog nearby as you flow through your yoga routine. Try poses like Heart to Hound Mudra that promotes a transfer of energy between human and pup, trust building puppy paw and the true doga wheelbarrow and you’ll both be heading towards samadi in no time.

In fact, people who own a dog are 54% more likely to get their recommended amount of exercise, and 73% of pet owners admit their dogs have helped keep them fit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sleep, AI and genetics

A recent sleep retreat at Amangiri in Utah raised the bar with a four-day masterclass in the art of rest. With personalized sessions, wake up routines, cold water plunges and treatments informed by sleep genetics, participants learned how to get a more healthy night’s rest. 

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Become a food waste warrior

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The story of Eagle’s Nest

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I like shiny things

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The art of indulgence

Located in the picturesque Eastern Townships of the province of Quebec, Manoir Hovey is a five-star estate set on the shores of scenic Lake Massawippi. With 30 acres of birch forests and English garden, the sprawling southern-styled property offers distinguished

Laurentides to Outaouais 

Laurentides… Sharing lake and forest moments second to none that are bound to conquer the heart of even the most fervent of city dwellers, the Laurentians cover a region that is 22,000 kms just north of Montreal. It’s a four

The finer points of owning a residence at sea

One of the most interesting, and perhaps most sought-after lifestyles has become reality for some 165 residence owners on the world’s largest private yacht, The World. Travelling to the most storied and untamed parts of the globe, life onboard The