Spa Diaries

Baby it’s cold in here
While  hot tubs may still dominate when it comes to hydrotherapy, a new report suggests that the use of cold water ice plunges, also known as ice baths, has been growing. Used to treat inflammation, discomfort and muscle soreness in athletes for years, it’s now becoming more popular with consumers looking for alternatives therapies and treatments for neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Soft Living
Described as “a more common-sense approach” to wellness, the “Soft Living” movement is all over TikTok these days. Driven by Gen-Z‘ers who are pushing back against the hustle-productivity culture, it’s influencing spa treatments and travel experiences. Soft life fans believe they shouldn’t have to beat themselves up with workouts or obsess about every little ingredient they put in their bodies. Yes, they believe in staying well but they want to feel good, eat what tastes good and take a softer and more relaxed approach when it comes to time off. Sounds like pampering to us.

Take your face to the gym 
Just when you think you’ve seen everything along comes face gym and face yoga… both non-invasive, celeb touted workouts designed exclusively for your face. Using a combination of centuries old massage techniques, kneading, exercises and in the case of face gym, cutting edge tools, smiling disciples claim results that see their faces lifted, sculpted and glowing. 

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Become a food waste warrior

Every year, we throw away 1.3 billion tons of edible food. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest one with additional impacts being wasted energy, water and land used to produce the food as well

The story of Eagle’s Nest

Set within a nature reserve with spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding land-scape, this eco-cabin near Cape Town is an enviable family retreat. By Robyn Alexander Perched on the spectacular slopes of Klein Hangklip mountain, just over an hour’s journey

I like shiny things

Crush on glossy? You’re not the only one with a taste for a little glitter and gold. Look around and one can’t help but notice a world full of over-the-top bling. Glittering diamonds, sequined evening wear, cosmic glamour and fancy

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