Chavutti Thirumal – a very different kind of foot massage

By |2020-07-22T15:51:18+02:00May 30th, 2019|blog, Reviews, SPA Review|

I love trying out local, authentic treatments when travelling. Whilst staying in Kerala in India for my yoga teacher training in April this year, I was able to experience a very different kind of ‘foot [...]

G.M. Collin – Skin Care for the Stars from Canada

By |2020-07-22T12:07:11+02:00November 11th, 2018|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

G.M. Collin - Skin Care for the Stars from Canada This is the first time I am experiencing G.M. Collin Skin Care from Canada. I mean, there are soooo many brands out there, you cannot know [...]

What is a treatment Spa? Linden Spa, Inn at Perry Cabin in St Michaels

By |2020-07-22T12:07:30+02:00October 9th, 2018|blog, Hotel Review, North America, Reviews|

What is a treatment Spa?  I am about to discover if I am going to unlock an Eastern Shore Hideaway. And try out their Linden Spa, what I call a treatment spa. Lucky me, I [...]

Four Seasons Munich – a different interpretation of ‘Luxury Spa’

By |2020-07-22T12:07:39+02:00September 25th, 2018|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Four Seasons Munich - a different interpretation of ‘Luxury Spa’ When you live in a little rural town in the middle of the Austrian Alps, a Sunday at the Luxury Spa of Munich’s Four Season Hotel [...]

Detoxifying Lymph Candy Deodorant – going beyond stopping odour and wetness

By |2020-07-22T12:07:49+02:00August 28th, 2018|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Detoxifying Lymph Candy Deodorant - going beyond stopping odour and wetness During a recent visit to FAD Market on a rainy early summer Sunday morning, I picked up a couple of interesting and small batch [...]

SpaTree – bringing the Spa back to Nature

By |2020-07-22T12:08:03+02:00August 21st, 2018|blog, Product Review, Reviews, SPA Review|

SpaTree - bringing the Spa back to Nature Modern Lifestyles seem to be about downsizing, going back to the roots, simplifying lives, becoming more in tune with nature. So the question today is: How can [...]

Soaking in a Japanese style Wooden Bathtub: Waking up the deepest part of your Spirit

By |2020-07-22T12:08:15+02:00August 14th, 2018|blog, Product Review, Reviews, SPA Review|

Soaking in a Japanese style Wooden Bathtub: Waking up the deepest part of your Spirit  The Global Wellness Trend Report 2017  ranks Wellness Architecture second (and no, just because the identification of wellness trends has been [...]

Private Spa Suite at Hotel Quisisana Palace in Carlsbad

By |2020-07-22T12:08:29+02:00May 8th, 2018|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Private Spa Suite at Hotel Quisisana Palace in Carlsbad  Everyone who is somehow interesting in Spa & Wellness has heard of Carlsbad, the famous spa town located in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, about 80 miles [...]

Kempinski Hotel Falkenstein – city life, nature and sport

By |2020-07-22T12:08:39+02:00March 15th, 2018|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Kempinski Hotel Falkenstein - city life, nature and sport What a positive surprise! I knew that the Kempinski Hotel Falkenstein near Frankfurt city in Germany is not a Wellness Hotel but rather offers MICE facilities. [...]

Bollants in the Park – a very two-faced spa resort experience

By |2020-07-22T12:08:49+02:00February 27th, 2018|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Bollants in the Park - a very two-faced spa resort experience The Bollants in the Park is said to be one of the best Wellness Hotels in South West of Germany. I had heard so [...]

Waltz 7 – Redesigning the Spa@Home Experience

By |2020-07-22T12:09:19+02:00October 13th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Waltz 7 – Redesigning the Spa@Home Experience During this year’s Tyrollean Wellness Congress in June in Innsbruck/Austria, I had a chance to meet and get to know Waltz 7 better.  Waltz 7 is a company [...]

The Spa at Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains St. Moritz

By |2020-07-22T12:09:27+02:00September 15th, 2017|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Spa at Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains St. Moritz Swiss hoteliers are know for innovative services that secure customer satisfaction and return on investment. To a point, were Swiss Hospitality Management has become a [...]

Pine & Stone, self administered Foot Reflexology for Home and Spa

By |2020-07-22T15:52:33+02:00August 29th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Pine & Stone, self administered Foot Reflexology for Home and Spa Foot Reflexology is more like a love-it-or-hate-it affair.  I love it. But understand people that are very sensitive to their feet and may not [...]

Is a man’s skin really different from a woman’s? The booming market of male toiletries.

By |2020-07-22T12:09:57+02:00August 25th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Is a man’s skin really different from a woman’s? The booming market of male toiletries. By 2023, the global male grooming market is estimated to be worth about 27.76 billion USD, according to statista.com. Euromonitor [...]

Super Summer Thirst Quenchers – healthy, refreshing, and virgin

By |2020-07-22T12:10:06+02:00August 4th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Super Summer Thirst Quenchers – healthy, refreshing, and virgin They are called Detox Water, or Spa Water, or infused Water… whichever name you prefer, they taste great, are easy to mix, and super healthy.  And [...]

Spa Trend 2018? Beauty from Within: Nutricosmetics and Beauty Supplements

By |2020-07-22T12:10:13+02:00August 1st, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Spa Trend 2018? Beauty from Within: Nutricosmetics and Beauty Supplements ‘True beauty is the beauty from within…’ sounds like a cliche? Well, you might argue, why then do we use thousands of external beauty products [...]

My newest piece of jewellery is beautiful, stylish, and …. a health tracker

By |2020-07-22T12:10:35+02:00July 7th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

My newest piece of jewellery is beautiful, stylish, and …. a health tracker Women around the world understand that beauty, and wellbeing, and health come by being smart about it.  Beauty is something every women [...]

My 2017 Mid Term Product Review – Skin Care from three Continents

By |2020-07-22T12:10:45+02:00June 23rd, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

My 2017 Mid Term Product Review - skin care from three continents Can you believe it? It is my birthday again, which means we are almost half way through the year!  I have been a [...]

Shea Moisture, Daily Hydration Virgin Coconut Oil to soften & restore the skin

By |2020-07-22T12:10:55+02:00June 16th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Virgin Coconut Oil I love to browse shops, physically and online, for skin care products that I have not yet tried or used. Particularly when travelling, I love to discover small [...]

Shankara, Ayurveda inspired Skin Care Products

By |2020-07-22T15:53:32+02:00May 23rd, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Shankara,Ayurveda inspired Skin Care Products Finally! Since I attended the Healing Summit in Berlin earlier this year and met Gina Preziosa from Shankara, I could not wait to test their products. Not only has Gina, [...]

Talise Ottoman Spa Jumeirah Zabeel Saray – the ultimate spa sensory journey

By |2020-07-22T12:11:34+02:00April 18th, 2017|Asia, blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Talise Ottoman Spa Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai Palm – the ultimate spa sensory journey How to instantly feel like a princess out of 1001 nights? Sign up for the royal hammam experience at award winning [...]

The Spa at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina – a city hotel spa at its best

By |2020-07-22T12:11:47+02:00March 28th, 2017|Asia, blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Spa at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina - a city hotel spa at its best I recently stayed at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina Hotel, as the name suggests located on the Dubai Marina, only a [...]

The Charles Spa Munich – Wellness to Millennials

By |2020-07-22T12:11:54+02:00March 22nd, 2017|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Charles Spa Munich - Wellness to Millennials I was fortunate to listen to Irene Forte’s presentation at the Global Wellness Summit in 2016 about ‘Wellness to Millennials”. Irene Forte is the daughter of Sir Rocco [...]

Biologique Recherche – French Beauty Haute Couture in Cosmetology

By |2020-07-22T15:54:07+02:00March 17th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Biologique Recherche – French Beauty Haute Couture in Cosmetology Paris, the city of love is one of the most romantic places in the World. The outstanding beauty of French women is legendary, French beauty recipes [...]

The Truth about Soap Bars and Liquid Wash Gels – which is better?

By |2020-07-22T12:12:23+02:00February 28th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

The Truth about Soap Bars and Liquid Wash Gels An article on the truth about soap bars? Well, my love for soap bars roots in my childhood. My father, being a business man,  used to [...]

OKKO skincare – balm sticks every woman needs

By |2020-07-22T12:12:52+02:00January 13th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

OKKO skincare – balm sticks every woman needs Especially every women that travels a lot!  I love discovering new skin care ideas, and this is certainly one that suits travelling women greatly: balm sticks in [...]

huna Natural Apothecary – Simple Skin Nutrition from Canada

By |2020-07-22T15:54:47+02:00November 26th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

huna Natural Apothecary - Simple Skin Nutrition from Canada I am impressed! And a little ashamed.  I have to admit that I have been rather arrogant in judging organic skin care from around the world. [...]

Botanical Skin Care: June Jacobs Spa Collection

By |2020-07-22T12:13:32+02:00November 18th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

June Jacobs Spa Collection - the botanical skin care line I got to know the botanical skin care line June Jacobs Spa Collection at the Global Wellness Summit this year.  June Jacobs has been a spa visionary [...]

Sage Tonic – a ‘sensory platform’ approach to our five senses

By |2020-07-22T12:13:41+02:00November 11th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Sage Tonic – a ‘sensory platform’ approach to our five senses Sage Tonic. Sounds like a new facial spray. But is by far bigger than that! Sage Tonic is a holistic program to stimulate and [...]

Eminence – skincare company with the green factor

By |2020-07-22T12:13:49+02:00November 4th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Eminence - skincare with the green factor Some years back, facial oil was for skin care freaks, not for everyone. I am so happy that the perception towards facial oils has changed greatly. Skin care [...]

SPA Manufactur®: Superfood Organics for Healthy Skin

By |2020-07-22T15:55:44+02:00October 29th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

  SPA Manufactur®: Superfood Organics for Healthy Skin  I had already introduced SPA Manufactur® waterfree skin care from Germany recently, when I had tested 2 of their products from the inspiring and soulful indulgence collection: [...]

Hollyberry Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Serum

By |2020-07-22T12:14:12+02:00October 14th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Hollyberry Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Serum Today I have a lovely little product recommendation, a Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin Serum by Hollyberry. Out of the different main product categories serum/gel, creme and oil, I [...]

myrto-naturalcosmetics is a small skin care company with a big soul

By |2020-07-22T12:14:24+02:00October 7th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

myrto-naturalcosmetics is a small skin care company with a big soul I love those kind of stories: young and (family or single-owner run) small skin care company produces innovative and high quality organic skin care in small own [...]

Experience Authentic Kneipp in Tirol

By |2020-07-22T12:14:38+02:00September 27th, 2016|blog, Reviews, SPA Management, SPA Review|

Experience Authentic Kneipp in Tirol “Everything we need to stay healthy is already given to us by nature” said Sebastian Kneipp. Who was Sebastian Kneipp? German clergymen Sebastian Kneipp (1821 - 1897) came up with [...]

Luxury Mountain Spa at Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol

By |2020-07-22T12:14:53+02:00September 20th, 2016|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Luxury Mountain Spa at Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol My series ‘The Stunning Spas in Kitz’ is not ending just yet. Not before I have taken you to the Kempinski Hotel in Jochberg with their luxury mountain [...]

SPA Manufactur® – waterless skincare from Germany

By |2020-07-22T15:55:54+02:00August 21st, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

SPA Manufactur® - waterless skincareI know, I am really behind with product reviews, which is owed to the fact that I have had some lovely and exiting addition to the family which totally occupied all [...]

Saarland Therme – successful German-French Wellness Cooperation

By |2020-07-22T15:57:00+02:00August 16th, 2016|blog, Reviews, SPA Review|

Saarland Therme - successful German-French Wellness Cooperation I am always thrilled when I can report about wellness from my home country Saarland, the small and charming region in the south-western part of Germany. And if [...]

The Stunning Spas in Kitz IV: Golf & Spa at Grand Tirolia

By |2020-07-22T12:15:46+02:00August 9th, 2016|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Stunning Spas in Kitz IV: Grand Alps Spa at luxury resort Grand Tirolia If you are into Golf & Spa in Tirol, this is where you want to be! A splendid Alpine hotel, a [...]

Kindred Skincare Co. – 100% Organic Oil based Skincare

By |2020-07-22T15:57:22+02:00July 29th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Kindred – 100% organic oil based skincareDuring my last trip to the US I got in touch with Frances from Kindred Skincare Co. by mail. After communicating back and forth for a while, Frances recognised [...]

Jamela Skincare – where fun and beauty go together

By |2020-07-22T12:16:14+02:00July 22nd, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Jamela Skincare – where fun and beauty go togetherUsually skin care and beauty routines aren’t exactly great fun, fun an beauty are no common match. My grandmother even used to say “who wants to be [...]

Europe’s first forestSPA, experience nature at waldSPA

By |2020-07-22T12:16:32+02:00June 28th, 2016|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Europe’s first forestSPA, experience nature at waldSPA About one month ago, the family owned and run 5* Hotel Forsthofgut in Leogang (in the Salzburger County) has opened the doors to their newly expanded waldSPA® (wald [...]

The Stunning Spas in Kitz III: Kitz Spa & Wellness at Hotel Kitzhof

By |2020-07-22T12:16:50+02:00June 13th, 2016|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Love is in the air at Kitz Spa & Wellness! I think I fell in love… For my series ‘The Stunning Spas in Kitz’ I visited Kitz Spa Wellness in the 4* Hotel Kitzhof Mountain [...]

HURRAW! Lip Balm from premium organic, vegan & raw ingredients

By |2020-07-22T12:16:57+02:00June 3rd, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

HURRAW! Lip Balm from premium organic, vegan & raw ingredientsDo you remember when you bought your first lip balm? I don’t, I assume I must have been a young teen, maybe twelve years old? maybe [...]

Pedicure Bowls made from bamboo, sugar cane, corn and rice?

By |2020-07-22T12:17:12+02:00May 24th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Victoria’s Essentials – Incorporating Pedicure Bowls AustraliaPedicure Bowls made from bamboo, sugar cane, corn and rice?Sounds impossible?Well, I admit I haven’t come across such an innovative product in a long time! And it has a [...]

Sodashi – luxurious natural skin care from Australia with a wow-effect

By |2020-07-22T12:17:34+02:00April 19th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Sodashi – luxurious natural skin care from Australia with a wow-effectI was contacted by Marianne Schnaitmann from Schnaitmann Beauty GmbH, who has always had a keen interest in natural skin care and organic products. Marianne, trained [...]

The Stunning Spas in Kitz I: Spa-Rosa at A-Rosa Resort

By |2020-07-22T12:17:42+02:00April 5th, 2016|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Stunning Spas in Kitz I: Spa-Rosa at A-Rosa Resort  Happy news: during the Global Wellness Summit in Mexico in 2015, my adopted home Kitzbühel has been chosen as venue for this years GWS event. All year [...]

Spa Check: Watzmann Therme Berchtesgaden

By |2020-07-22T15:57:48+02:00February 19th, 2016|blog, Reviews, SPA Review|

Spa Check: Watzmann Therme BerchtesgadenIt is a gloomy day. The clouds have been distributing snow and rain alternating over the past few days, the tops of the mountains can only be guessed from way below in [...]

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Active yoga & pilates wear – making a positive impact on the world

By |2020-07-22T12:18:24+02:00February 9th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Asquith London active yoga & pilates wear – making a positive impact on the worldI am no fashion girl or beauty blogger. When it comes to my private wardrobe, attributes like comfortable, sporty, simple, and homely [...]

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Heavenly Spa at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort

By |2020-07-22T12:18:33+02:00January 19th, 2016|Asia, blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Spa Review: Heavenly Spa at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort At the beginning of this winter I managed to get away from Austria for a few days to a warmer spot on the map: [...]

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A truly oriental spa experience – Hamam Baden Review

By |2020-07-22T15:58:27+02:00November 24th, 2015|blog, Reviews, SPA Review|

A truly oriental spa experience – Hamam Baden Review Whenever I think “I have seen it all” a little gem pops up seemingly out of nowhere. The little gem I am talking about today is [...]

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The Body Wrap Vienna – my mummy experiment

By |2020-07-22T12:18:52+02:00November 3rd, 2015|blog, Product Review, Reviews, SPA Review|

The Body Wrap Vienna – my mummy experimentOnce you have made your way through the shabby lobby and lift to the 19th and top floor of Vienna’s first residential high tower located in Vienna’s 5th district, [...]

the mill to chill – Wellness in Portugal

By |2020-07-22T12:20:27+02:00July 13th, 2015|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Mill to chill – Wellness pure in PortugalNowadays it feels like everything is labelled ‘Wellness’, almost no Hotel package without Wellness. Of course there are some excellent Wellness Hotels and Retreats out there in [...]

Weinrefugium Brolli – wine and wellness

By |2020-07-22T12:20:45+02:00June 16th, 2015|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

wine and wellness – refuge in a Styrian vineyard The latin word ‘refugium’ means something like refuge or hideaway; in some cases also wellness area for relaxation and recovering. Thus I was quiet curious when following [...]

La Clairiere, Secret Quiet Escape

By |2020-07-22T13:26:23+02:00February 12th, 2015|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

ich bin total aus dem Häuschen!  Und irgendwie verzweifelt weil ich keinen anderen Ausdruck finde als ‘secret escape’, mit dem ich besser beschreiben kann wie wunderschön dieser Ort ist und warum man unbedingt ins La Clairiere [...]

eforea Spa at Hilton Hotel Queenstown

By |2020-07-22T13:26:46+02:00January 20th, 2015|blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Why women need to take “Spa time”… at eforea Spa at Hilton Hotel QueenstownThe list of daily commitments can often seem endless: work, children, family and friends, cooking and cleaning and, if you’re really well-organised, daily [...]

Cocoon Feeling – why visiting a Spa is a must when travelling to Dubai

By |2020-07-22T13:27:27+02:00October 5th, 2014|Asia, blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Always on the search for something special, I have thrown myself into a Spa Marathon in Dubai and checked out these 4 worth knowing Spas for you: […]

Does travel need to be disruptive to our Well-Being?

By |2020-07-22T13:27:36+02:00September 16th, 2014|blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Does travel need to be disruptive to our Well-Being?Traveling is disruptive. Be it to our sleep, our diet, our work, our fitness routine, and if that travel involves crossing numerous time zones, our whole circadian [...]

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Cosmetic Analysis – Ingredients carefully examined

By |2020-07-22T13:27:48+02:00September 9th, 2014|blog, Product Review, Reviews, SPA Management|

 How do I really know which ingredients are in my skin care products?Analysing skin care myself? The answer is cosmetic analysis!How can I, as a consumer, actually know what kind of ingredients are in my [...]

Tyrol in Austria is Wellness-Country!

By |2020-07-22T13:28:31+02:00July 14th, 2014|blog, Europe, Reviews, SPA Management, SPA Review|

Wellness Österreich – Wellness in Austria according to an international report (Health and Wellness Industry Report 2014 by Horwath HTL), so called ‘destination spas’ (hotels, that have made their spa and wellness offers main focus [...]

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