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BoBo’s Juicery

January is the month when you are presented with diets, detox and deprivation. Yes, its all very well, but to be honest the whole concept of detox is…

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Review: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London

THE SPA: In a commanding position on the top floor of the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane, the spa is light airy and inviting. The staff were…

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Review: Ushvani Spa, London

THE SPA: Ushvani Spa is a hidden oasis of tranquillity in a listed terrace building in the heart of London’s Chelsea. Dark wood abounds throughout the spa which…

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Escape to Bath for an early spa break

Bath is renowned for its spa history and has been a centre of well-being since Roman times.  The main attraction is the Thermae Bath Spa and of course…

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Six Senses launch singing bowl rituals

Taking a more holistic approach to spa treatments, Six Senses Spas has introduced a signature Singing Bowl Ritual to precede and conclude every treatment. Singing bowls have traditionally…

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The Spa Man’s favourite spas – 2014

This year its been a privilege to visit some incredible spas around Europe and a little further afield. From banana body wraps to mango body scrubs and some…

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Where to spa in 2015

The spa market never stands still and 2015 is already shaping up to be an exciting one with spa resorts opening across Europe and some impressive locations abroad,…

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Review: Pennyhill Park Hotel and The Spa

THE HOTEL: Set in 123 acres of rolling Surrey parkland, this elegant 19th century manor house features 123 luxury bedrooms, a Michelin starred fine dining restaurant, a 9…

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Regal Gentleman

Online retail destinations for men are booming. It’s where most men shop for personal care and grooming products and Mintel found that some 3 in 4 men purchasing…

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Spa retail therapy at Q Hotels

Christmas shopping can be a nightmare, so the clever people at QHotels have created a set of pampering spa offers for weary festive shoppers. The spas at The…

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Charity shout-out for Decembeard

There’s no doubt you will have heard of Movember, and seen a host of men sporting Mo’s for charity. Less well known, but no less important is Decembeard….

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Christmas gift inspiration

Christmas gift shopping – you either love it or hate it. Grab your tablet or laptop and in a few cliks – its all done. This definitely takes…

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The Good Spa Guide Awards 2014

The Good Spa Guide has announced the results of its annual Good Spa Guide Awards.  The national and regional awards took place on Tuesday 18th November at a…

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Postcard from Istanbul

Istanbul is many things to many people. And the cliches ring true.  In a city where East meets West, there is a convergence of cultures where two continents…

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Dominate your day at Four Seasons Canary Wharf

THE HOTEL: A definite cut above the average corporate hotel, Four Seasons Canary Wharf is a welcome retreat from the grey facades and steely austere front of London’s…

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Very special value from Elemis on QVC

Renowned for its QVC special events, Elemis has excelled itself with the new Love your skin Face and Body Collection. Excellent value (as always) this set includes the…

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SpaFinder Wellness Travel Awards

SpaFinder Wellness 365 has been busy judging its Wellness Travel Awards which honour spas, hotels, resorts and retreats around the globe on how they boost their guest health…

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Mo style for Movember: in the spa

It’s Movember and men around the world are growing a Mo for charity. It’s one of the biggest charity events for men and focusses on promoting men’s health….

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It’s National Spa Week: 3rd to 7th November

It’s that time of year again! It’s National Spa Week from 3rd to 7th November 2014. UK spas and salons will be taking part in the nationwide campaign…

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Four Seasons launches #30DaysofEnergy

Feeling lethargic? Hate the dark nights and cold mornings? There’s a plan afoot to get you energised and awake. This November, Four Seasons is encouraging fans, followers and…

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Spa on the wildside at Armathwaite Hall

It’s time to unleash your inner Bear Grylls with the ‘Wilderness Therapy’ break at Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa. Get back to nature and learn some…

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Spotlight on men: Asia Spa Awards

Three cheers to Asia Spa Magazine which has devoted three categories to men in its current round of spa awards.  Not only does this reflect the growing number…

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Total refresh: LAB Series Multi-action Face Wash

LAB Series Multi-action Face Wash is billed a dual action face wash – promising to cleanse and refresh the skin, dissolving excess oil, unclogging pores and removing dead…

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Review: Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Spain

THE HOTEL: Making the most of its unique position in the Costa del Sol, the Kempinski Hotel Bahía is bathed in sunshine (about 320 days a year) and…

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What a BRYT idea

A new addition to the skincare and grooming scene is great little British brand called BRYT Skincare. It’s a bright, fresh concept which has just launched in Waitrose….

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Five of the best: Autumn spa escapes

A sunshine spa break always pops into my head as the night’s draw in and the Autumn chill hits the air.  Flights are cheaper in Autumn and it’s…

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Review: Face Gym, London

THE CONCEPT: FaceGym was created by Inge Theron, aka the Spa Junkie, who in her role as spa reviewer for the Financial Times visited 57 spas, sweated through…

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Body hair debate: men feel the pressure for a smooth finish

It seems the pressure to be hair-free is growing, according to new research from Mintel which found that half (50%) of all Brits admit there is more pressure…

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A man’s world: over 60% of men visited a spa in the last year

A new report by Spa Guide suggests there is a growing number of men visiting the spa. You simply need to visit any spa and you see it’s…

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Mondrian London opens with new spa

A new hotel opening in London always creates a buzz and if there’s a spa involved (which there usually is) then that’s where my ears prick up. Mondrian…

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AromaWorks goes spa

AromaWorks is an aromatherapy brand that’s been on the edge of my radar for a few years, but is now firmly in my sights as it’s launched in…

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Review: Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket

THE RESORT: Situated on a remote cape on the busy island of Phuket, Point Yamu by COMO is a true escape and a design buffs dream. Its minimalist…

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Sensory destress: an infographic

SpaBreak Direct has been looking at research on stress and how to remedy it using our senses. It’s a nice little infographic and I thought it was worth…

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Five of the best: spas for fitness

Spas are turning high-tech when it comes to fitness, from stroke correction, trialthon training to speed and agility training, The Spa Man picks the best spas for fitness….

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The cornerstone of your shaving routine

Cornerstone is a new range of smart shaving essentials delivered by post on subscription. Subscription delivery of product isn’t a new idea, however, I do like how Cornerstone…

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Postcard from the Costa del Sol

Think you know the Costa del Sol? Then think again. Bypassing the large resorts of Torremolinos and Fuengirola, the Costa del Sol has some impressive and rather surprising…

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Five of the best: body oils

Five of the best: body oils ishga Invigorating Body Oil Lavender, Geranium Rose, Lemon Grass hydrate, revitalise, nourish and detoxifies the skin, whilst Scottish seaweed is rich in…

Review: Reflexology at Anamaya

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The latest in spa

Here are some of the latest and greatest product launches in the world of spa from Murad, Elemis, Decléor and Darphin Pore-fect Murad has consolidated its pore refining…

IKEA announces pop-up spa retreat

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Review: The Dolder Grand, Zurich

THE HOTEL: The Dolder Grand certainly lives up to its name and reputation. Positioned high on the hill with commanding views across Zurich, it’s renowned across Europe for…

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Spa in the city with Caudalie

Caudalie brings its unique style and traditional French charm (not to mention its fabulous products and treatments) to the heart of Covent Garden. Confirming the area as a…

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Summer-scentual

Summer scents are my favourite as they can evoke memories of beach holidays, days in the sun and evenings at the beach bar. I have trialled a few…

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New face for Hugo Boss

HUGO BOSS is always spot on with it’s brand associations and ambassadors. So the choice of Gerard Butler as the face of BOSS BOTTLED was a natural partnership….

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Don Barber and Groom launches in Athens

If you are heading to Greece this year, there’s a chance you could be passing through Athens on your way to the glittering Greek Islands. For the dapper…

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Luxury hotel trends: free Wi-fi and Nespresso top the list

It appears that free Wi-fi and Nespresso coffee machines are now the key elements travellers look for in a luxury hotel. A new survey by Small Luxury Hotels…

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Mandarin Oriental Bodrum opens

Mandarin Oriental has expanded its portfolio to include a new luxury resort, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum and to celebrate, guests can book a fabulous spa break with an opening…

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Review: Pedras Salgadas, Portugal

THE RESORT: An hour’s drive from Porto in Northern Portugal is the new Pedras Salgadas spa and nature park. Situated in a forest, it has a collection of…

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Anamaya Clinic to launch Meditation App

Meditation has come a long way since the 1980’s. It’s less “ohm” and much more modern. There are apps galore, and I was interested to read that London-based…