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SIX SENSES SPAS will again be supporting Global Wellness Day around the world on June 11 with a schedule of complimentary group activities with emphasis on yoga, meditation, singing bowl workshops, natural movement, Thai chi and Pilates.
Depending on the location, you can enjoy the experiences at the sunrise or sunset, on the beach or in the forest, or on the jetty.
At Six Senses spa at Hua Hin, the program features Tai Chi, yoga, singing bowl class and Six Senses meditation. At Six Senses Spa Koh Kood, the program starts with Tai Chi at sunrise on the jetty and yoga, followed by a singing bowl class and Six Senses meditation.
The program at Six Senses Spa Samui features stretching, Hatha Yoga, singing bowl meditation, Thai pran and sun salutation yoga. And at Six Senses Yao Noi, the program starts with yoga followed by Six Senses meditation, aerial yoga, Pilates and a fundamental fitness class.
The fundamental purpose of the day is to make us aware of the value of our lives. Even if it’s just for one day of the year, to make us stop and think, to get away from the stress of urban lifestyles, bad habits and thereby find peace with ourselves, said a Six Senses spokesperson.
ANANTARA MAI KHAO PHUKET VILLAS is taking tasteful luxury up a notch with its most exclusive and lavish package yet – the ‘Taste of the Suite Life’ package. Bookings available up until Dec.25, 2016.
This “unique experience” allows guests to spoil themselves like a King or Queen with a three-night stay in the Royal Villa, as well as a luxurious Dining by Design dinner with one of the rarest bottles of wine in the world.
Natural exclusivity is assured at the all-pool villa oasis of Anantara Mai Khao, set around a tropical lagoon and quiet Mai Khao Beach along Phuket’s sunset coast.
A three-night stay in the beachfront two bedroom Royal Villa ensures wow factors all day. Guests can refresh first thing with a dip in their 67 square metre private pool. Lazy days can be spent sunbathing in total privacy on the spacious timber deck.
A floating sala is a great sunset hideaway. Additional privileges include with an in-villa check-in. Each day a signature breakfast is served at the lagoon-edge restaurant La Sala.
Couples can soak up the romance with a sensual bath experience, i which the in-pool tub s laced with flowers and surrounded by candles and an oil burner.
A traditional Loy Krathong floating flower ceremony immerses guests in Thailand’s enchanting culture. Completing the ultimate stay, a personalized Villa Host service takes care of any special requests.
The signature Dining by Design experience is a tailor-made “moveable feast”. Couples can savour the occasion at a beautifully decorated table on the beachfront lawn at sunset, on a raised platform surrounded by shallow water flowing from the infinity pool, reclining on Thai triangular cushions in a poolside sala, or in The Tasting Room wine cellar.
A choice of fine dining menus celebrate the treasures of the sea, Royal Thai recipes, authentic Italian cuisine, oriental inspirations and flame grilled delights, enhanced by the opportunity to collaborate with a personal chef to fine tune the culinary sequence.
Dining by Design’s luxurious experience is completed with one of the most expensive and rare bottles of Burgundy wine in the world – 1990 Domaine Romanee Conti.
As chosen by the resort’s award-wining Wine Guru Jirachai Sethisakko, the exceptional vintage is even raved about by Allen Meadows – the world’s most famous Burgundy wine expert:
“Initially, this is aromatically tight and closed but after two hours, it absolutely explodes from the glass with a breath-taking panoply of Asian spices, exotic fruit aromas and a touch of earth followed by rich, lush, almost opulent flavors that melt in the mouth and coat the palate with a layer of velvet on the fantastically long finish.
“This is a dramatic wine in every sense of the word yet it’s not at all showy but rather discreet and understated. I particularly like the sense of inner power and purity of expression and this is as good a post ’45 RC as I ever hope to drink.”
To book this package for 950,000 THB, call +66 76 336 100 or email email@example.com. Otherwise visit the Anantara Phuket Villas website: phuket.anantara.com
REVIVE YOUR MIND AND BODY with three new signature treatments at Breeze Spa outlets in Thailand and beyond.
Amari Koh Samui is offering its exclusive Samui Piña Colada Package – a full body treatment that begins with a detoxifying body scrub to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems, followed by a cocktail of organic extra virgin coconut oil from newly pressed, fresh raw coconuts, infused with rice bran oil, sweet almond oil and vitamins from the Monk’s pepper plant.
This natural tanning booster will help to stimulate melanin formation and naturally induce an even all-over glow. Finish off with a revitalizing massage and a sprinkling of ultrafine, shimmering body oil for a flawless golden radiance.
The Samui Piña Colada Package is exclusively offered at Amari Koh Samui at approximately 74 US for the two-hour-minute treatment.
The signature spa package and a three-night stay is being offered by Amari Koh Samui in its Great Escape Package. Starting rate is at 1,207 US in a grand deluxe ocean view room available from now until Dec. 31, 2016. For more information, visit www.amari.com/koh-samui/.
The Dhaka Pure Delight Package is exclusively offered at Amari Dhaka Bangladesh at approximately 154 US for the 150-minute treatment. Guests can enjoy the signature spa package during a stay at Amari Dhaka, which is also offering a free upgrade to the next room category when booking on Amari.com from now until 31 March 31, 2017. For more information, visit www.amari.com/dhaka/.
The Maldives Oceana Touch Package is exclusively available at Amari Havodda Maldives at $470 US for the 180-minute treatment. The signature package and a four-night stay with the Maldives Easy Package is available at $2,720 US in an Overwater Villa for stays from now until Oct. 31, 2016. For more information, visit www.amari.com/havodda-maldives/.
The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai has launched a specially curate family getaway package for those seeking to make the most of their time together.
Parents and children can spend quality time together and bond through Rice Planting, Thai Dancing and Thai Boxing, or have fun with activities catered to different ages.
The resort’s Lanna Kid’s Club will keep the little ones busy with entertaining indoor and outdoor activities based on their age, while parents enjoy an indulging session at The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre. Private babysitter services can also be arranged for the youngest.
The ‘Enchanting Family Getaway package’ includes four days/three nights stay (for two adults and up to two children under the age of 12), available from now until Sept. 30, 2016 with a special price of 59,000 THB per suite for all families to enjoy the relaxed holiday.
The package includes:
Three-nights luxury accommodation in the Deluxe Colonial Suite or Deluxe Villa; complimentary one extra bed set up for child under the age of 12; daily buffet breakfast at Akaligo for two adults and two children; a Thai set dinner for two adults and two children at Le Grand Lanna; kids’ meals when dining with the parents from kids’ menu; 60 minutes of traditional spa treatment for two adults at The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre; complimentary Thai dance class or Thai boxing class for two children; private rice planting experience for the entire family; and roundtrip transfer from/to Chiang Mai International Airport.
The package is subject to a minimum three-night stay. Advance reservation is required and booking must be made directly with the hotel. Reservation is subject to room availability at the time of booking. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions.
BOOST YOUR WELL-BEING through a personalized holistic experience involving fitness and mindfulness at Trisara’s spa in Phuket. The package is available from now until Oct. 31, 2016.
Following an initial consultation or physical assessment with Trisara’s experts, embark on a rejuvenating journey including daily well-being credits, a personalized Yoga session and customized vitality footbath.
You can book your stay in an ocean pool villa, an ocean front villa or two-bedroom ocean front pool villa.
The well-being package includes:
Initial consultation or physical assessment; $100 US Well-being credit per day to be used for spa and recreational activities; follow up consultation; 60-minute personalized yoga session; and a customized vitality foot bath.
The package also features: Daily breakfast in the restaurant for two per bedroom; private car transfers from and to Phuket International Airport fast-track immigration service at Phuket International Airport on arrival via international direct flight (available for flight landing; a Trisara designer beach bag as well as non-motorized water sports, tennis and gym.
Boswell had tried to meet Johnson a number of times but something always went wrong at the last minute. Then, quite unexpectedly, while he was having tea with Mr. Davies, the bookseller and sometime actor, Johnson suddenly made an appearance.
By this time, Boswell, who liked to hobnob with the talented and famous, was highly agitated and nervous, wanting to insinuate himself to Johnson, yet frightened of saying the wrong thing.
Here’s how he remembered it in his biography of Johnson:
Mr. Thomas Davies, the actor, who then kept a bookseller’s shop in Russel Street, Covent Garden, told me that Johnson was very much his friend, and came frequently to his house, where he more than once invited me to meet him; but by some unlucky accident or another he was prevented from coming to us. At last, on Monday the 16th of May, when I was sitting in Mr. Davies’s back parlour, after having drunk tea with him and Mrs. Davies, Johnson unexpectedly came into the shop; and Mr. Davies having perceived him through the glass door in the room in which we were sitting, advancing towards us — he announced his awful approach to me, in somewhat the manner of an actor in the part of Horatio, when he addresses Hamlet on the appearance of his father’s ghost, “Look my Lord, it comes.” I found that I had a very perfect idea of Johnson’s figure from the portrait of him painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds soon after he had published his Dictionary, in the attitude of him sitting in his easy chair in deep meditation, which was the first picture his friend did for him, which Sir Joshua very kindly presented to me …
This passage still resonates, even after 250 years, as does this memorable account of Johnson’s meeting with David Garrick, a famous actor of the day and a former pupil from Johnson’s teaching days. They are standing backstage in Garrick’s theatre and Garrick had just asked Johnson how he liked it.
“I’ll come no more behind your scenes,” said Johnson, ”for the silk stockings and white bosoms of your actresses excite my amorous propensities.”
- The Honesty of Samuel Johnson (arsepistolaria.wordpress.com)
- James Boswell revolutionised the way we see great men – and women (telegraph.co.uk)
- Boswell’s dictionary of Scots (virtuallinguist.typepad.com)
- Regency Personalities Series-George Colman the Elder (thethingsthatcatchmyeye.wordpress.com)