Here’s a great (and FREE!) way to transition to Spring. Over the years I’ve learned so much from the folks over at Food Matters. If you haven’t seen their film, check it out! They are truly passionate about food, wellness and helping people live a life full of seriously vibrant health. This is a five-part program where you’ll learn how to safely release toxins from your body, boost your immune system, reset your metabolism and heal your body from the inside out. Amazing. You’ll also learn about how much nutritional mojo can be packed into a green smoothie (see above!) — and how to make them quick and easy!
Food Matters Free Online Cleanse and Detox Workshop
Brought to you by the team at NYC’s SKY TING yoga. I love Majorca’s beauty — lush, rustic, and dry heat. Heaven after a long winter. Led by SKY TING teacher Krissy Jones and Love Yoga’s Kyle Miller, you will enjoy staying in a beautiful villa in an old Monastery. The setting is beyond! (Look at the photo!) This will be a small group with a lot of individual attention to students. Count on a yoga program tailored to each student’s needs. Then there’s private chef Mallory Wedding ready to prepare delicious, healthy meals for you. Program includes yoga, pranayama, and meditation twice daily, light breakfast, six brunches and four dinners (with private chef) — other meals with be out and about in Majorca. And, let’s not forget the on-site masseuse ready to work out any “issues” or to just deepen your sense of bliss.
Find out more details about SKY TING’s MAJORCA RETREAT here.
Mission Statement, Hilary Swank’s new line of clothing, is genius. I won’t use the term “Athleisure,” as I think MS is on to something a little different. Yes, you can wear pieces to yoga, work out, the VC meeting, or when you grab that cup of matcha to discuss all of the above. Here’s the thing: you will look chic and feel comfortable. Really. Here’s Swank in her own words, “As part of my design process, I wanted to create elegant clothes that embody and nurture that higher purpose: clothes that allow you to find that perfect balance of movement while working out, in the office, resting or playing.” Need I say more? Oh, they are great for travel! Stand out pieces for me are:
All pieces of the CLOUD line are made from fine gauge jersey with a hint of cashmere. These shirts are perfect layering pieces!
The VA VA VOOM Pants. Napa leather leggings with cut line below the knee for easy movement. Hand washable. Can these be part of my uniform? Love.
The MICRO LIGHT JACKET is wind- and water-resistant with a matte finish and slim cut. Great to wear on the plane or roll it up and throw in your carry-on.
The collection is well-thought out and SO SO SO wearable. I love the energy that Swank and her creative team are putting out there. More please!
Yoga Journal just came out with their list of fantastic yoga retreats for 2017. I will share more, but thought I would start with this one to Baja, Mexico! Here’s YJ’s information:
“Purple Dot Yoga Project with Liz Arch
Where: Baja, Mexico
When: March 25–April 1, 2017
Looking for a way to give back? Sign up for Liz Arch’s Baja retreat. Proceeds will benefit Purple Dot Yoga Project, an organization aimed at raising awareness about domestic violence through yoga. Then enjoy ocean-front eco-lux accommodations and specialty workshops focusing on challenge poses like the inversions and arm balances that have been eluding you.
From $2,095, Thetravelyogi.com
Can’t make it? Practice with Liz Arch in our Challenge Poses online course.”
A zen oasis hiding in plain sight is what I would call the Six Senses Spa at the Westin Paris, Vendôme hotel. I was searching for a massage in Paris when I remembered the discreet entrance on the corner of rue de Castiglione, which stretches between the Tuileries Gardens and the Place Vendôme, and rue du Mont Thabor, home of my favorite Japanese restaurant in Paris and so many other good things! Upon entering the spa, the landscaped “vertical garden” wall sets the tone. Organic, hushed, warm, and welcoming. Great staff! From reception to the very capable therapists. Zero attitude. Each guest is tended to in an authentically kind way — such good energy. As you know, I love design and I can only describe the treatment rooms at minimalist, wooden pods that feel like cocoons. All the hustle from city outside is sealed off. True relaxation. A special experience is reserved for the post-treatment lounge area. While sipping some of the BEST ginger tea, there is a beautiful movie of Place de la Concorde and its iconic “La Grande Roue” (ferris wheel) projected onto the wall. No sound. Just images. It might sound like an odd juxtaposition, but it works! Oh, and the massage? Heaven.
Six Senses Spa – Westin Paris, Vendôme