Your May issue of Country & Town House magazine is hitting newsstands on Wednesday, and this month it’s the Wellbeing and Spa issue featuring our annual Spa Guide, interviews with Ruth Rogers and Cressida Cowell, and how to live life the Italian way…
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Inside the May wellbeing and spa issue, you’ll find…
The Spa Guide: Forty-five pages of the best places to go to nurture the mind, body and soul. From ayurvedic retreats in India and medical cleanses in Austria to family-friendly spas in Dubai, there is something here for everyone. Plus, spa news, forest bathing, the art of the retox and the top non-surgical procedures.
Finding La Bella Figura: Kamin Mohammadi on why she ditched London for a different way of life in Italy
Wild Bush Bliss: Jeremy Taylor heads Down Under and follows in Pippa Middleton’s honeymoon footsteps
Conversations at Scarfes Bar: Matthew Bell meets the formidable Ruth Rogers, of The River Café
Marry Me? The ultimate wedding scrapbook and our guide to getting hitched
Plus: Why Essex is the place to be; Sebastian Coe on Badminton Horse Trials; Our ethereal and dreamy fashion shoot in Antigua; Rosalyn Wikeley explores Tasmania; The A-Z of beauty and wellness, and much, much more…
Our contributors share their top tips for living a healthy life and reveal their best spa recommendations…
What’s your perfect start to the day? An early morning swim with the pool to myself.
What’s your top tip for living a little longer and healthier? A lifelong love affair with vegetables.
When you want a naughty little something, what do you reach for? A really beautiful, handmade Normandy butter makes everything taste luxurious.
Best spa experience you’ve ever had? Hôtel Le Bristol Paris has a pool fashioned like a ship with incredible views over the rooftops and a spa by La Prairie, and the dinner downstairs is out of this world.
What’s your perfect start to the day? Straight on the yoga mat with my teacher’s chanting on the stereo.
What’s your top tip for living a little longer and healthier? Consciously combat stress with love, kindness and generosity. And drink olive oil.
When you want a naughty little something, what do you reach for? Special chocolates made to order by a friend.
Best spa experience you’ve ever had? If anything can ever beat the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan’s sacred nap (where you are cocooned in a silk hammock and rocked to sleep by an ex-Buddhist nun telling the story of buddha’s birth), I will eat my hat.
What’s your perfect start to the day? Turning the shower from hot to as cold as it will go… it starts my day in a calm, yet energised way.
What’s your top tip for living a little longer and healthier? Absolute honesty in all I say and do.
When you want a naughty little something, what do you reach for? I’m currently living in Bologna with stuzzichini (little snack) on every corner so I’m spoilt for choice!
Best spa experience you’ve ever had? A traditional smoke sauna in the Estonian countryside: overheating, bashed with branches then rolling naked in the snow. It’s a lot more magical than it sounds.
What’s your perfect start to the day? Sunshine. I’ve really noticed how the weather affects my mood recently.
What’s your top tip for living a little longer and healthier? Stress can have a major negative impact on your health so try not to worry about things that don’t really matter.
When you want a naughty little something, what do you reach for? Wine. I’m often naughty.
Best spa experience you’ve ever had? It’s difficult to choose just one. But having warm ghee poured into my eyes (Netra Basti) at Ananda in the Himalayas was an amazing experience.
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