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The fashionista visited Lanserhof Tegernsee in Munich for a weeklong detox that included drinking moon water.
Just like the rest of us, celebrities need a little break once in a while. But their R&R retreats look a bit different than ours. Case in point: Victoria Beckham’s recent getaway to the Lanserhof Tegernsee health retreat in Munich, Germany.
The former Spice Girl shared on social media recently that she visited the luxury wellness center for a “week’s detox.” In addition to sharing that she drank moon water, went cycling through the mountains, and ate completely clean meals as part of the facility’s FX Mayr philosophy, Beckham also showed off the luxurious amenities and modern design of the resort.
Hotel Martinez’s wellness hideaway spa L.RAPHAEL debuts two new luxe treatments during the Cannes Film Festival.
Chopard jewels regularly help A-listers like Julianne Moore, Chloe Sevigny and Elle Fanning sparkle on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, but now, thanks to a new spa treatment, they can do the same for tired skin. The jewelry house, one of the official partners of the Cannes Film Festival, has teamed with Hotel Martinez’s L.RAPHAEL spa on the Diamond Powder Mask, which combines Chopard’s “diamond powder” and L.Raphael’s anti-aging Cure-C nutraceuticals.
L.RAPHAEL founder and president Ronit Raphael calls the collaboration with Chopard’s Caroline Scheufele “very special.” She adds: “This marks the first time a luxury jewelry brand has collaborated with a luxury beauty brand.” The powder acts as an exfoliator to remove dead cells from the skin’s outer layers, opening up the pores for deeper penetration of the active ingredients in the Cure-C formula, which boosts collagen production, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, reduces pigmentation and brightens the skin. “It’s the perfect mask to prepare your skin and show off your perfect glow on the red carpet,” says Raphael. But it’s not for everyone: The diamond mask is an exclusive offering to VIP talent.
Confession time: I have well and truly been swept up in the wave of environmental change. 2018 has been the year people started becoming woke about our negative impact on this planet (looking at you plastic) and I am here for it. I knew I’d become a greener person when I started making changes in my own lifestyle, but what I didn’t realise is that I would find a new self-love and start caring about my body more.
What’s going in
Your body is your temple right? Well the outside of my temple looked better (although also a matter of opinion haha) than the inside for most of my life, until I started down the path of least impact. I started doing some reading about the dangers of plastic and realised that it’s not just bad for the environment, but also bad for your body. I had scoffed at everyone who said not to heat up your leftovers in plastic containers in the microwave because they leak chemicals. I thought it was bogus and they were trying to stop me eating my delicious leftover pad thai, but it turns out it’s not! In fact, turns out there are so many harmful things on our foods and food storage containers and I while won’t bore you to death with all the stats, highly recommend doing some reading of your own on it.
So how did I start treating my insides better? I looked at food labels and if I didn’t know what an ingredient was, I didn’t buy it. I stopped buying microwave meals (I live alone don’t judge me). I also stopped heating up my leftovers in plastic containers, now it’s only glass or microwave safe plastic (they’re not the best choice but they are still a better choice). One other change I made is to become mostly vegetarian. Don’t run away! It works! I don’t cook meat in my house and I meal prep so at least 15 meals a week are vego. Ethics aside, meat consumption is hard on the environment and many health experts believe too much meat can lead to abnormal cell growth (read: cancer). To me, it’s a no brainer to cut back and only have meat as a treat. It still shocks me sometimes, but I do genuinely give a crap what I put in my body now. I’m healthier by default and feel so much more appreciative of this vessel that’s carrying me through life.
Before traveling to Seoul, South Korea, last month, K-pop stars fully hyped up facials available there for me. Tiffany Young once told me she used to visit her dermatologist once a week for a treatment. During a short video interview with SF9, members also repeatedly told me they swear by Korean facials. Needless to say, I knew getting a facial would be one of the first things I did once I landed in South Korea. During my one-week stay, I ended up getting four, in total. (Disclaimer: Dermatologists recommend only getting one facial a month, but when in Seoul, as they say.)
Of course, innovative facials of the acupuncture, cryotherapy, gemstone, and Hydra varieties exist in America. You can also get treatments with unexpected ingredients, like salt, weed, and champagne. But most take place in a spa and the overall experience is basically the same: you tuck yourself into a special bed while an aesthetician goes to town on your face.
In Seoul, facials go beyond the confines of day spas and holistic centers. I ended up at a public bathhouse, a “life center,” and a Korean traditional medicine spa. Although I spent a lot of time in dermatologists’ offices while in Seoul to learn more about acne treatments and injectable trends, I decided to forgo the hyped-up medical facial because breakouts haven’t been my skin’s major concern lately. Keep scrolling to find out more about my week of facials in Seoul.
1. Full Body Experience
My formidable first moments in Seoul were spent as most in life are: naked. I got to the city late Saturday night, and at 10 a.m. the next morning, I made my way to Sparex, a jjimjilbang (or public bathhouse) located in a basement across the street from the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
In the 21st century life has become so hectic and people are juggling with a lot of things, getting exposed to serious pressure.
The times we live in make us want to escape into another world every so often, even if it’s just for a few hours, to shut off from external stimulation.
This urgent need to “get away”, especially in the urban scenario, is becoming an increasing reality.
So what do you do?
With all the stresses that come with everyday life, it’s no surprise the global wellness industry is now worth a cool £3.2 trillion.
Luckily for us, wellness retreats have popped up across the world and while we have some stellar wellness retreats right here in the UK, with summer just around the corner, a visit to a European retreat is the best way to combine health with that much-needed vitamin D.
Kohler Waters Spa is the industry leader in hydrotherapy and one of 64 Forbes Five-Star spas in the world. Their annual new menu launches May 1 with new services that not only leverage their expertise in hydrotherapy, but also reflect many of the top trends in the wellness industry. Joining us with a preview of the new offerings is Nikki Miller. Take a day trip or overnight to Kohler and don’t miss out on the new and exciting menu at Kohler Waters Spa! And it makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift, too! For more information, visit DestinationKohler.com.
Does a blueberry facial followed by an aromatherapy mud bath and deep tissue massage sound like a heavenly way to unwind? Well, we’re afraid that this salon in Mosman isn’t serving human clientele – these treatments are reserved for pets only.
The Fur Salon by Rufus and Coco are taking pet grooming to a ridiculously swanky level. As well as getting shampoos, trims and hairdos, your dog, cat and even your rabbit can book in for human-standard massage treatments, activated charcoal exfoliation, pedicures and even spa day dog birthday parties. And we’re just a little bit jealous.
We’ve all heard about restaurants going straw-free. Now a Clearwater Beach salon is taking “ocean-friendly” to a new level.
Lori Fudens is the co-owner of Sharmaines Salon and Day Spa in Clearwater Beach.
She says when the restaurants started going ocean-friendly they started researching how to join in.
“We’ve taken it way beyond no straws,” said Fudens.
The salon and spa no longer uses plastic, and they produce virtually no waste.
Spending a day at the spa is one of the most relaxing little luxuries most people indulge in. Far more affordable than a holiday or even a weekend break, it’s a little pick me up that can go a long way in easing the stress that comes along with modern life.
Here’s how to spend a day at the spa to make sure that you get the most from your trip and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Finding the Right Spa
While most people opt for convenience, the right location can really affect how enjoyable your spa day is. For example, a Lake District spa set in one of the most beautiful areas in England will always prove to be a far more enjoyable experience that a day spent at city centre spa. If it’s within your budget, it’s always worth looking further afield to find a high-quality spa rather than settling for the nearest option.
You should also look at the treatments on offer in order to find the right spa for your visit and take a look at reviews from previous visitors. These days, if you are after the full experience, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than a wide range of treatment options, along with facilities like saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, and hydrotherapy tubs.