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A Retreat At The Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk

A Retreat At The Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk

A visit to the Maharishi Peace Palace in Rendlesham, was long overdue. Here at CELLOPHANELAND* we have been practising Transcendental Meditation for several years now, and so an escape to the beautiful Suffolk countryside, and offer of total immersion in a blissful atmosphere was more than welcome. The 5M custom-built […]

by × June 11, 2018 × 0 comments

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The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

The Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort is a unique retreat unlike any other. A genuine haven that promotes the healing cultures of Malaysia, which due to the very nature of its diverse people, history and cultures, encompasses Malay, Chinese and Indian practices. Coupled with the country’s abundance of natural […]

by × April 5, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Health & Beauty, Travel

A Crystal Sound Bath at the Integratron – Joshua Tree, California

A Crystal Sound Bath at the Integratron – Joshua Tree, California

Greetings Earthlings. Not sure what you need after after a hard days sightseeing at the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park? Well, in that case how about a rejuvenating, spiritual-healing, chakra-aligning, time-travelling sound-bath experience at the Venusian-crafted Integratron? It may not be what you had in mind before you started reading […]

by × June 16, 2017 × 0 comments

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B2 Hotel & Spa – Zurich

B2 Hotel & Spa – Zurich

There seems to be a definite trend towards giving hotels short – very short – names, in fact just letters. As well as the B2 we have also stayed in the C Hotel near Milan, there are also D & E hotels plus many more right through the alphabet to the W Hotel group, […]

by × February 6, 2017 × 1 comment

Health & Beauty

The Waterbeach Spa, Goodwood Hotel

The Waterbeach Spa, Goodwood Hotel

The Waterbeach Spa is an important component of the overall Goodwood experience (read our review here). Situated within the hotel’s health club, the emphasis is on natural and holistic treatments. As soon as you walk past the bright, airy reception, stresses and strains really do begin to melt away. There […]

by × October 5, 2016 × 1 comment

Food, Health & Beauty, Travel

tibits Restaurant London

tibits Restaurant London

It is not that many  years ago a vegetarian option in a restaurant was just an salad or omelette and chips. We have come a long way since then, but it is still surprisingly hard to get good and varied vegetarian and vegan food. Most establishments will have a token […]

by × June 29, 2016 × 0 comments

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One Aldwych, London

One Aldwych, London

One Aldwych has been on our list of luxury five star London hotels to feature for several years now, so a long overdue stay was much anticipated. Located in the heart of Covent Garden – literally minutes from the top West End theatres, a raft of exciting restaurants, and the […]

by × November 11, 2015 × 1 comment

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How to make Boreh – a Balinese Traditional Body Scrub

How to make Boreh – a Balinese Traditional Body Scrub

Boreh is traditionally used by the Balinese as a healing paste to treat minor ailments. Scrubs are usually made from a mixture of natural ingredients such as galangal, turmeric, ginger, leaves, rice, cloves, nutmeg, pepper and chilli. Not all of the ingredients mentioned here will be used at the same […]

by × July 7, 2014 × 0 comments

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How to make Jamu – a healthy Balinese tonic

How to make Jamu – a healthy Balinese tonic

If you’ve ever been to Bali you will have immediately noticed how everyone seems to positively glow with health. Shiny hair, great complexions and sparkling eyes are the norm, and go hand in hand with the usual big smiles. Aside from living on an island that is close to paradise, you […]

by × June 30, 2014 × 0 comments

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House Spa at Dormy House

House Spa at Dormy House

Dormy House is not your typical country house hotel. No chintz or swags in sight; rather a beautifully chic hideaway in the Cotswolds that puts not only service, but style, high on its agenda. Over the past 12 months, the privately owned boutique hotel near Chipping Camden, has undergone a […]

by × June 14, 2014 × 1 comment

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Watsu at the Thermae Bath Spa

Watsu at the Thermae Bath Spa

Last week I took time out to visit the Thermae Bath Spa; the only spa in the UK to offer bathing in naturally warm spring waters. A lovely 34 degrees centigrade to be exact. The city of Bath has a long association with well-being, since it’s natural thermal springs were […]

by × February 10, 2013 × 0 comments

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Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire

Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire

Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire, sits in the most glorious 500 acres of unspoilt parkland in rural Dogmersfield, just an hour’s drive away from London making it the perfect weekend country escape. When I visited a couple of weeks ago, I arrived to a mere flurry of snow which in a […]

by × February 3, 2013 × 1 comment