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This issue of Modeliste spotlights the hottest beauty trends, celebrity Makeup Artistsâ€™ best kept beauty secrets and the sexiest shoe staples of the season. Cara Santana took to the main stage for our February cover showcasing her striking beauty, sexy versatility, and inspirational inner-glow. We instantly fell in love with Cara and her vibrant and passionate energy. The February issue also brings the hottest social media Influencers to watch this year. Pros in capturing and captivating an audience, creating lustrous images, these Influencers showcase their individual sense of style with creativity and artistry. Welcome to the issue! With love and gratitude,
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TRAVEL 102 Modeliste Must Visits
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Fa Ca shion ra Sa Spre nta ad na : On the Cover Cara Santana Cover Photographed by Brett Erickson Styled by Mercedes Natalia Hair by Nawel Abdelaziz Makeup by Dana Delaney Cara is wearing Jacket by Nicolas Jebran
Editor-In-Chief AMY MCCABE Art Director MONICA ROBLES
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Photography BRETT ERICKSON Videography Director PETE NGUYEN CHRIS HEINRICH
t Large Senior Travel Editor-a h Meaning & Director of Mode wit LYNNE CHIZZICK
Online Director JEN CARLSON Digital Director SHANNON DANNETTELLE
Travel Editor MICHAEL MCCABE
Managing Editor/ Special Features Director JILL WINKLER
Cover Model CARA SANTANA
Contributing Editors GARRET GERVAIS DANA DELANEY KAREN CALDERON
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CARA SANTANA Photographed by BRETT ERICKSON
Cara Santana, is one of those girls that seemingly unknowingly, lights up the whole room. Her smile radiates her beauty and her playful energy is a magnet to all those around her. Caraâ€™s incendiary talent has propelled her as an actress and to launching a new and very successful Beauty App. Cara took to the main stage for our February cover photoshoot showcasing her striking beauty, sexy versatility, and inspirational inner-glow. Modeliste caught up with the on-screen starlet, and hereâ€™s what she learned.
I love the idea of combining fashion and beauty with travel and creating a platform that girls and women can appreciate.
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Q&A with CARA SANTANA How did you get into acting? Acting was always my escape. I loved to create and step outside of myself. Self-expression was so important for me and acting was the best way for that creative outlet. Whether I was making plays up in my bedroom, talking to my imaginary friends, or competing in national theater competitions and reenacting scenes from my favorite movies- for me, I just couldn’t get enough of it. I had an amazing childhood, but always felt an innate insecurity and this was the best was to step outside of myself and fearlessly become another character or person. Tell us about your latest role on Netflix’s Santa Clarita diet? This show is just the absolute funniest thing I have ever read or been a part of. I play a Latin gang banger, drug dealer from Santa Clarita, who’s deeply in love with her equally as dangerous boyfriend of 10 years and is pressuring him to get engaged. I worked with Timothy Olyphant who just made the whole experience a joy. He was such a giving actor and we had so much fun. It’s such an interesting character for me (very different from my personality) with a lot of similarities ( I was with my now fiancee for 10 years before he proposed ) so it was very cool to play this person who was so different from me, but living parallel circumstances to an extent. What is it like working alongside Drew Barrymore? Well, none of my scenes were with Drew. However, I can say she is just the loveliest woman. Professional and kind. She maybe one of the only women I have never heard a bad thing about. People love her. Every time I have been in her presence she has just been humble and warm. A true class act. What has been your funniest red carpet moment so far? Oh gosh, one of my first ever red carpets was at an event in the Bahamas many years ago. It was hosted by my friend Maria Menounos and my fiancé and I attended. I showed up on the carpet to be interviewed by Maria wearing the exact same outfit - a purple jumpsuit. Needless to it was funny and humiliating because no one can out do Maria. 22
Tell us about your beauty app? What makes it so unique in the beauty industry? Cara: The Glam App was my essentially my idea of “Uber” for beauty. It was an idea I had to bring luxury, affordable and convenient beauty experiences to all women. I really believe as women when we look good, we feel good. That sentiment of empowerment to all women no matter what their socioeconomics were, race, sexuality, religion, etc. was the catalyst for what guided the process. I reached out to my close friend and celebrity hair and make-up artist, Joey Maalouf, and told him my idea. I knew in order to really legitimize the idea we needed to make it equally advantageous to both the consumers and providers. Having a partner who really understood the plight of beauty professionals allowed us to create a really cohesive system that engages stylists and also serves clients. We are in 23 cities, including London. Nothing is over $100 and we have 1900 stylists on our team. I couldn’t be prouder of it.
What is your most used emoji? The heart. I am a huge lover. Anyone who knows me, can verify. I am a sap and the most sensitive person you’ll meet. Figures, I am an actor.
What intrigues you most about fashion and beauty? Transformation. I love the idea of change and expression. Being able to communicate who you are and what your feeling with the way you look is so empowering. Its also fun and makes for create creativity and evolution.
Tell us something about yourself that would most surprise your fans? Hmmm…I am super OCD. Like, it’s bad. Not clinical, but I think I’m on the cusp. I am incredibly type A. I literally delete every text message and email off my phone after I’ve responded and I can’t let one sit there for more than an hour. It eats me up inside. People look at my phone and are blown away.
What is your go-to brand and shade of lipstick? Hmmmm - I love a good nude. I have some drugstore brands that I love.
Go-to karaoke song. I don’t sing in public. I’ve been told it would be unkind to anyone in my vicinity.
Ultimate beauty hack? Well ... NEVER sleep with makeup on. No matter what. And sleep.
What is your most played song in your iTunes library? Eric Clapton’s Pretty Girl. It’s my song with Jesse. He proposed to me while it played.
Having worked alongside so many makeup artists on-set, what is one tip you have taken away and use in your own daily beauty routine? Less is more. It's about the application, not the amount you apply. How would you describe your personal style? Feminine with edge.
What do you like to do when you're not working? When am I not working? Hahah. Umm…I guess lay in bed with my dogs and my fiancé, whilst eating something delicious and watching some random documentary. Secret talent? NONE. I have zero secret talents. Where would you most like to travel to that you haven't been to and why? I’m dying to go to the Amalfi Coast. I have family there that I’ve never met. People rave about it. I hear the food is amazing and it's romantic. So all wins for me. What was the last movie you saw? Moonlight. It was very well done. So brave and unlike anything I’ve really ever scene. It touched on so many social and cultural issues that many people don’t want to touch. I really liked it. Phenomenal acting.
Favorite look from your Modeliste Cover photoshoot? I love them all. I love playing and dressing up. They were fantastic. I adored the stylist and the hair and makeup team. Perhaps the fresh inspired look with the ringlet hair and red lip. It was a lot of fun. What do you love about Modeliste? I love the idea of combining fashion and beauty with travel and creating a platform that girls and women can appreciate. Well done!
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AZUSA TAKANO Pros in capturing and captivating an audience, creating lustrous images, these Influencers showcase their individual sense of style with creativity and artistry. These Influencers are not only beautiful but as creative artists themselves, know how to work clothes and showcase products in a unique and engaging manner. With a serious social media following and wellengaged fan base, there's no doubt that these Social Stars have the tools to propel and sustain very successful careers all the while sharing the journey with everyone in the social media stratosphere.
Meet Alex Centomo, Catherine Belle, Ellen V. Lora, Shannon Barker and Ivy Miller
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Tells us a little about your blog and social feeds. How would you describe your overall feed? My social feed is a perfect representation of my personality. Simple and bright! I love everything that has to do with fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and of course travel. Everything you will see of me on the internet encompasses that perfectly.
Most memorable career moment so far? Attending the AMA’s. It was one of those moments where I found myself thinking “Is this a dream?!” And traveling of course!
What makes your social channels unique? I’m a very energetic and dorky person. My parents always tell me I’m a 10 year old with an old persons soul. I think this comes across very obviously in my videos and I think that’s what makes me unique. I am a very hard worker, but also an extremely passionate person when it comes to my channel. I will never do anything just because it’s popular. I do what i love :)
What do you love most about your followers? What's a great fan moment that comes to mind? They’re my best friends. I feel like I can tell them anything and they’ll support me no matter what. I love them!! One time I had a fan run up to me in Rome, bawling her eyes out and hugging me like crazy. She then ran up to my dad and hugged him too and said he was awesome in my vlogs. That was amazing!
Where do you find your inspiration? I find my inspiration through people. Meeting people from around the world, hearing their stories, learning about their culture. I thrive off of it and always catch myself thinking of new video ideas on my plane rides home. Describe your personality in 3 words. Caring, passionate, and nerdy! What elements do you think create an engaging IG feed? My philosophy is to stay consistent, have a theme, and be interactive! Any favorites influencers or celebrities you personally love to follow? I looooove Negin Mirsalehi. She’s awesome. Her girl boss attitude, her fashion sense, her creativity. Perfection! How would you describe your personal style? Grey sweaters, grey sweaters, grey sweaters. Did I mention grey sweaters? It’s what I’m known for on social media. If I’m not caught in that, then probably workout gear. I’m a very casual person! But I do love to take out my bohemian side once in a while.
Winter wardrobe Must-haves for the season? Grey sweaters!
Current handbag? Gucci What item can’t you live without? My phone What is your ultimate go-to beauty product? My liquid lipsticks for sure! Best beauty tip. BLEND THE FOUNDATION DOWN YOUR NECK! Favorite App on your phone. Snapchat Most used emoji? Haha, the poop emoji :P What makes you laugh no matter what? My sister. She’s the best! Favorite meal. Anything my grandma makes. She’s Hungarian and is an amazing cook! Favorite travel spot. Tie between, Santorini, Bali, and Iceland. I can’t decide! They’re all so different.
3 Things on your Bucket List. Volunteer at an animal shelter in Africa. Travel around India. Road trip across Canada. What's something that you have always wanted to try but you've been too scared to do? Skydiving. Still too scared though! What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects we can be on the lookout for? Anything travel related. I have a few exciting trips in the works for 2017! What’s one thing you would like your fans to know about you? I love everyone and everything. I have a feisty side, but deep down I’m a big goofball. What did you love most about the Modeliste trip to Vail? Meeting everyone because they were all SO amazing!! Seriously, such a great group of people! Why you love Modeliste magazine. It’s everything I love in one magazine!!
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Tell us a little about your blog and social feeds. How would you describe your overall feed? My Instagram account mainly focuses on fashion, travel, and beauty. When I’m not traveling, my posts are generally quite minimalistic and feature simple hairstyles and outfits. What makes your social channels unique? Something that makes my Instagram unique is that I take a lot of the pictures on my own and typically my outfits are very affordable. Where do you find your inspiration? I find inspiration from my favorite Tumblr accounts and blogs that I follow. Describe your personality in 3 words. Easy-going, creative, and caring. What elements do you think create an engaging IG feed? I think consistency is key and sticking to your own personal style. Any favorites influencers or celebrities you personally love to follow? Yes! I love following Negin Mirsalehi, Mirjam Flatau, and Julie Sarinana. How would you describe your personal style? Laid-back and minimalistic. Most memorable career moment so far? When I got to travel to the Hamptons with Revolve and my best friends! Winter wardrobe Must-haves for the season? Cute winter boots and lots of scarves and beanies for layering. What do you love most about your followers? What's a great fan moment that comes to mind? What I love most about my followers is that they take the time to write sweet comments and push me to keep going and make great content for them. Current handbag? My nude Kate Spade crossbody bag. 64
What item can’t you live without? Probably a comfy pair of black leggings! What is your ultimate go-to beauty product? Mascara and my Jo Malone cologne. Best beauty tip. Drinks lots of water and don’t wash your hair every day! Favorite App on your phone. Instagram ;) Most used emoji? The yellow heart shape emoji. What makes you laugh no matter what? Any of Joe Santagato’s YouTube videos. Favorite meal. Pasta or any salad that has avocado in it. Favorite travel spot. Europe. 3 Things on your Bucket List. Hit one million followers, visit Australia, and learn how to play guitar.
What's something that you have always wanted to try but you've been too scared to do? Scuba Diving. What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects we can be on the lookout for? In the next few months I have a glasses and jewelry collab coming out as well as some exciting trips! What’s one thing you would like your fans to know about you? I like to sing and I speak French fluently. What did you love most about the Modeliste trip to Vail? I got to meet an amazing group of girls and Vail mountain was so beautiful. Why you love Modeliste magazine. Everyone at Modeliste is so nice and they really take the time to organize awesome activities every trip. The magazine itself is filled with beautiful pictures and interesting interviews!
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Tell us a little about your blog and social feeds. How would you describe your overall feed? My overall feed is centered around health, wellness and being your most beautiful self from the Inside out. I am a full time model so I also love to throw in photos from shoots and my travels. What makes your social channels unique? I think my social channels are unique because with modeling, people have the perception that models don't eat, but I eat all of the time very healthily and love to post about it! There is no need for fad diets to achieve the "perfect body," but instead, I love to promote nourishing your body through food and fitness. Where do you find your inspiration? I'm consistently inspired by the people around me! My Boyfriend, friends and my agent all inspire me so much. Describe your personality in 3 words. Mellow, happy, and optimistic. What elements do you think create an engaging IG feed? 1. Consistent content, stick to what you know! 2. Not too many selfies. Mix it up, sometimes you need a good palm tree photo. 3. Show your real life! I try to share photos from every aspect of my life, whether I'm working out, trying a new restaurant, at a photoshoot or just hanging with friends. Follower like to see the real stuff. Any favorites influencers or celebrities you personally love to follow? Shannon: My favorites right now are @ hanaleighreponty, @romeestrijd and @ leefromamerica How would you describe your personal style? Really laid back and minimal. I love just black pants and a plain tee shirt. Winter wardrobe Must-Haves An oversized cozy flannel!
Most memorable career moment so far? Hmmmm probably booking the For Love and Lemons show at Miami Swim Week. They were a dream Company to work for and walking in Miami swim week was a goal for me, especially after being turned down by Miami Agencies. What do you love most about your followers? What's a great fan moment that comes to mind? Shannon: I just love the fact that I'm able to inspire girls to be healthy and find their beauty from the inside! I've had quite a few girl message me telling me that I've changed there life and inspired them to get active and eat healthy. So special. What item canâ€™t you live without? My reusable water bottle! I drink 2-3 liters a day and I would go crazy without it.
What is your ultimate go-to beauty product? Boy Brow from Glossier. Perfect brows in seconds. Best beauty tip. LESS IS MORE. Favorite App on your phone. Pinterest! Follow me :) @ shannonbarkerr, I could pin for hours. Most used emoji? The three little sparkles and all of the fruit. What makes you laugh no matter what? My boyfriend Sam is always making me laugh, he has these little characters that he'll talk like and it's hilarious. I swear he could go into acting if he wanted too.
Favorite meal. Current handbag? Shrimp Panang Curry. I could eat curry Shannon: It changes depending on where I am! Right now I'm in Hawaii so everyday. I'm using my vintage brown leather bag that has a braided strap, but last week when I was in Colorado I was carrying my black mini purse from Furla.
Favorite travel spot. Shannon: The north shore of Oahu, the food, the beaches and the small town feel. 3 Things on your Bucket List. 1. Live in Australia for a month or two. 2. Travel to Tahiti 3. Open my own Health food Cafe. What's something that you have always wanted to try but you've been too scared to do? Cliff jumping! Whatâ€™s next for you? Any upcoming projects we can be on the lookout for? Nothing set in stone right now, I just want to Travel a lot in 2017. What did you love most about the Modeliste trip to Vail? Making new Friends! All of the girls were so genuine and fun. Why you love Modeliste magazine. I love the people and stories! 77
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ITS ALL YOURS. Sri Lanka is emerging as the Indian Ocean’s exciting discovery destination for luxury travelers, beach lovers, and adventure seekers. Easily reached from Europe and Asia’s major ports of call, Sri Lanka’s rarefied natural beauty, cultural diversity, and fascinating history are celebrating a revival, a welcome restoration and renewal that beckons visitors eager to discover the exotic mysteries of this fascinating island, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Millions of years ago the island we know as Sri Lanka was detached from the southern Indian subcontinent in a violent collision of tectonic plates leaving it adrift in the Indian Ocean. A land bridge, now submerged, linked migrations over time, creating a flourishing agricultural, hunting and fishing culture, culminating in an intriguing beautiful Buddhist enclave.
Asian and European explorers discovered its wealth and exploited its natural resources while contributing to the island’s growth and development. Formerly known as Ceylon and famed worldwide for its extraordinary teas, the plantations and trade created a population known for its diversity and commerce. Portuguese, Dutch and English influences remain a part of the historic fabric of Sri Lanka. Colonialism and independence, natural disasters and resilient peoples have formed a nation that now attracts and welcomes tourists from around the world.
Ani Villas of Sri Lanka boasts an extraordinary panoramic view from its singular perch on a bluff above the sparkling white sandy beaches of Sri Lanka’s central southern coast.
Each day begins with an array of fresh food prepared and served on your private deck, the outdoor Pavilion terrace, or indoor air conditioned comfort.
Defining luxury travel in its premier design and service, Ani Villas is a discovery and a paradise worthy of royalty. Captivating from first sight, guests will be awed by the luxurious accommodations and the realm of personalized service. Attention to every detail in the creative design of each villa with divine amenities from bath to bed…. cozy spots to retreat and relax, private plunge pools, refreshments at pool bar, splashes from water slides, and sumptuous dining with personal chefs manifesting each menu to your personal taste and dietary requirements. Each day begins with an array of fresh food prepared and served on your private deck, the outdoor Pavilion terrace, or indoor air conditioned comfort. Ani Villa cuisine is proudly prepared and presented to delight the senses with unmatched aromas, tastes, and variety. Imagine a private picnic on the beach, a blissful sundowner elegantly set with Prosecco and tantalizing appetizers, or a gourmet feast under the stars….anything is possible at Ani Villas. 106
Ani Villas features an estate with two expansive villa offerings inclusive of a staggering array of lifestyle choices for accommodations. Villa Monara encompasses 8 bedrooms, 4 Master King Suites with outdoor showers, 4 Guest King/Twin Suites and the Villa Divia offers 7 Bedrooms, 4 Master King Suites and 3 Guest King/Twin suites both with open living and dining salas, beachfront pool, waterslide pool, pool bar, and stellar amenities. The design of Ani Villas ensures that families with children of any age, friends, or colleagues will find a special brand of pampered luxury including private spa, yoga pavilion, state of the art fitness center, tennis and outdoor games court, games and TV room. Partake in snorkeling from the shore, paddle boarding, mountain biking, or a surf safari. On request, you will be chauffeured to a nearby tea plantation for a personal tour, or the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town at Galle, a safari at Udawalawe National Park for leopard spotting, whale watching on the Indian Ocean or visiting the protectorate and hatcheries for sea turtles.
What sets your stay at Ani Villas apart is the people connection, the warmth and dedication of everyone anxious to make your stay perfection. Smiles abound and bonds are forged over cookie making, cooking classes, everyday moments shared. Extraordinary Ani Villas introduces guests to the wonders of Sri Lanka, its beauty, its nature, its people and provides an inspired and memorable stay. It’s all yours.
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Negombo Beach Sri Lanka, poised in the Indian Ocean near the southernmost tip of India, has become an increasingly popular destination as it emerges as a welcoming, tourist friendly, fascinating alternative to many of the regionâ€™s better known tourist centers. Enjoy the unique qualities of cultural diversity, a history that bridges an iconic Buddhist tradition infused with a colonial past and an interesting mix of descendants of merchants and traders who traversed this strategic route between the Spice Islands, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. This Age of Discovery is experiencing a renaissance in Sri Lanka and the exotic natural beauty, wildlife, extraordinary beaches, and iconic cultural treasures is an invitation to travelers seeking new and exciting travel destinations. 108
EXOTIC VOYAGES TOURS, SRI LANKA, unlocks the mysteries and wondrous secrets of the lovely landscapes and seascapes of this country once known as Ceylon. From lush green misty hillsides terraced with renowned tea plantations, to pristine beaches inviting surfers, snorkelers, divers, sea turtle lovers, and sun worshippers to new playgrounds; gardens of spices and quaint Dutch colonial towns captivate. Your tour may lead you to centuries old ruins of ancient kingdoms and temples, caves where pilgrims from the earliest inhabitants have sought spiritual enlightenment, and a palace perched on a rock peak, the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha in Kandy, is not to be missed. You truly will feel blessed.
Dutch Fort of Galle
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Ceylon Tea Trails The wonders of Sri Lanka unfold with your personal professional guide navigating you through the abundant natural wonders, historic, cultural and religious sites to be discovered. Tours are customized, designed to meet your time frame and interests. Consider a wildlife safari, close encounters with elephants at Minneriya National Park, the Elephant Orphanage, and search for the elusive leopards in the Yala National Park. Experience the rare encounter with sea turtles at the protectorate hatchery where seven species of these endangered treasures of the sea emerge to lay their eggs in the sands of Rekawa. Or choose to adventure with wildlife while Glamping at the Yala National Park. 110
Exotic Voyages Sri Lanka joins this well known respected brand in providing premier tours encompassing opportunities to highlight your travel experience whether your time allows for a two week immersion in the sights and delights of Sri Lanka, five days or two. Whether you are traveling solo, as a couple or a family, or a group of friends, Exotic Voyages will make your Sri Lankan holiday an incomparable meaningful and memorable destination discovery.
WANT TO EXPLORE Ancient Sri Lanka - Exotic Voyages introduction to Sri Lanka gives guests with limited time a glimpse of the country's highlights. Over four nights and five days travelers will visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress, with ruins of an ancient palace atop a granite peak; Polonnaruwa, a former capital known for its 12th century ruins; Dambulla Cave Temple, a cave monastery that has been frequented by pilgrims for over 22 centuries; the spice gardens in Matale, for a look into the spices the island is famous for; and a visit to Kandy, the country's spiritual and cultural hub. Buddha's Foot Print - History and religion buffs can visit many of the country's most sacred sites in this five night itinerary. The journey begins in Anurdhapura, exploring the ruins of the first kingdom of Sri Lanka, before visiting the royal capital of Polonnaruwa with its 12th century ruins; and Sigiriya Rock Fortress, one of the country's most iconic locations with a palace atop a rock peak. 112
Dambulla Caves Kandy Temple
Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya
Also on the agenda is a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple, a cave monastery that has been frequented by pilgrims for over 22 centuries and the spice gardens of Matale for a look into the spices the island is famous for. In Kandy the highlight is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. The trip finishes exploring the country's animal kingdom with a visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Discover Sri Lanka - Designed for those who want to do it all, and do it in one trip, this two week itinerary traverses the country to immerse visitors in Sri Lanka's culture, history, and wildlife. Ancient ruins are explored in the former capital of Polonnaruwa, the rock fortress of Sigiriya, and the pilgrimage site of Dambulla Cave Temple. Visitors can see local wildlife with a visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and safaris in Yala National Park, the best place in the country to spot a leopard, and Minneriya National Park, where you can view elephants in the wild. A turtle hatchery along the coast is also on the schedule. Picturesque tea plantations are explored
in Nuwara Eliya and spice gardens introduced in Matale. In two of the countries most popular towns - Galle, a traditional dutch fort, and the World Heritage Site of Kandy - guests are treated to tours of each location's highlights.
"For many years Sri Lanka's tourism suffered due to the civil war but all its political unrest is firmly in the past. Unlike some countries that rely on 'Dark Tourism' to attract visitors the country has focused on its stunning natural beauty to draw guests in. With a rapidly developing tourism infrastructure, safaris that bring you up close to elephants and other magnificent animals, a fascinating colonial history, rich culture, and stunning beaches, along with some of the friendliest people we've met, we feel this sleeping giant will be on the up in 2017 and have already seen an increase in visitors in recent years." 113
SLS BEVERLY HILLS www.slshotels.com/beverlyhills/
Conveniently located between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, The SLS offers a quiet, luxurious haven for visitors and weekend getaway guests, combining a boutique setting with expansive views of the city. With its striking Philippe Starck-designed interiors and a dining program crafted by James Beard Award-winning chef, José Andrés, the SLS is one of Los Angeles' top destinations for those seeking a hotel that mixes contemporary style and extraordinary food. Each guest room is equipped with a floating bed, exquisite custom furniture and comforting alcoves while deluxe accommodations offer a dreamy marble, free-standing tub – bubbles included, of course –a garden terrace, and panoramic views. 114
If you’re really looking to maximize the luxury, the SLS’ Afternoon Indulgence package is the route to take, offering relaxing treatments from Biologique Recherche at Ciel Spa by Pearl Wellness ($200 credit) and a dining experience at acclaimed restaurant Tres by José Andrés, where lunch is elevated by the chef’s famed innovative creativity married with traditional comfort food fare. The package is sold in combination with superior, premier, terrace, and studio rooms with a starting rate of $599 (valued at $800). Once spa’d and fed, check out the hotel’s signature Bar Centro, located within the award-winning restaurant The Bazaar by José Andrés. As a nod to Andrés' penchant for avant-garde techniques and Spanish flair, Bar Centro features an expansive menu of innovative and awe-inspiring cocktails such as the LN2 Caipirinha featuring Cachaca and fresh lime, served tableside and prepared with liquid nitrogen, and the "Liquid Cherry" Manhattan made with rye or bourbon, Spanish vermouth, and cherry spherification. Guests can indulge in a selection of The Bazaar menu favorites and tapas to pair with the Bar Centro signature libations, including Jicama Wrapped Guacamole, Pa'amb Tomaquet, and a variety of Spanish cheeses and cured meats like José's favorite, Fermin Ibérico.
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DIAMOND HEAD’S ZEN GEM LOTUS HOTEL
www.lotushawaii.com For those who want to avoid the tourist-dense and hotel-laden areas of Waikiki’s renown Kalakaua Avenue, the key is to head directly towards Diamond Head, and check in where the main road ends. There, you can find a piece of Zen oasis at the 4-star rated Lotus boutique hotel, right at the base of iconic Diamond Head. Whether you a visiting for your fifth time or you are a first-time guest in the island’s metropolis-by-the-beach, 116
or even a local seeking a stay-cation on this popular tropical isle, the serenity felt from leaving behind the throngs of tourists as you drive along Honolulu’s 300-acre Kapiolani Park towards the Lotus extends well into the hotel’s retreat-like interiors. With its light-flooded upper rooms appointed in a sleek luxury of lowprofile furniture and warm woods and modern lines, Lotus offers guests the chance to create a relaxing vacation based on the natural beauty of the island itself: lush greenery and pristine beaches just steps away — but, without the crowds one would expect in other parts of Waikiki.
Here, Kaimana Beach, located just outside the hotel’s grounds, takes on a private resort feel due to the lack of other beach-goers. Before you head out, make sure to ask the always accommodating Lotus staff for one of the resort’s complimentary beach chairs and towels, and in under a minute, you are taking in the sunset from what seems like your own personal beach. Whether daybreak or dusk, the generous balconies of the Lotus rooms which look out directly upon both Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean, offer you an idyllic spot from which to soak in the iconic silhouette of the mountain. With the hotel located at the base of Diamond Head, the experience of gazing quietly at the mountain from 118
such a unique perspective, while ocean breezes embrace you, offers an unmatched tranquility. You can also up your relaxation quota (as if it could be possible) by also taking advantage of the hotel’s nightly complimentary wine and cheese hour. Fill up your plates and glasses and either relax in the inviting quiet lobby filled with art books and deep sofas, or head back to your room to watch the colors of the sky change with the setting sun. When you are ready to venture further from your hotel’s tranquil paradise, the Lotus staff can offer you complimentary bikes — or skip the bikes and feel free to walk - to partake in nearby activities, all of which are in close distance to the hotel. From the neighboring Waikiki
Aquarium to the Honolulu Zoo nearby, as well as surf lessons, board rentals, scuba diving and snorkeling at nearby Kaimana Beach, there’s plenty of new things to see and do for kids of all ages.
THE NATIONAL www.nationalhotel.com
Located right at the heart of South Miami in the eminent Art Deco neighborhood is the elegant and iconic National Hotel. This oceanfront resort captures an era with style and attitude, design and charm. Miami Beach of the 40’s is splashed with elegance retaining its authenticity while also providing visitors with contemporary hints of modern comfort and décor. With a stellar location just four blocks from Ocean Drive boardwalk, The National boasts the city’s longest
infinity-edge pool, convenient access to Miami’s glamour, glitzy beaches and trendy club scene. Guests will be steps from the action center while enjoying a tranquil, relaxing experience in one of the most popular vacation spots in the world.
75TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY
For 75 years, the National Hotel has been a shining gem of Miami Beach’s world-renowned Art Deco District. Iconic and timeless, the hotel has welcomed generations of guests who appreciate its streamlined elegance, stylish appointments and oceanfront location in the heart of legendary South Beach.
In addition to the exclusively styled indoor space and expedient location is the wide range of rooms the resort offers. Guests can freely choose between city and ocean view rooms or deluxe and serene Cabana rooms enveloped with native tropical palm trees. National Hotel Miami Beach’s 152 newly-renovated luxury guest rooms and suites offer unprecedented style and comfort, featuring elegant furnishings, opulent amenities, a refined selection of art décor, and remarkable views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami Beach Cityscape.
The hotelâ€™s Penthouse Suite is threestories located directly beneath the landmark cupola atop The National Hotel and features limitless views and the utmost in affordable luxury. The ambiance and design of the indoor and outdoor spaces makes this resort the ideal setting for memorable gatherings and meetings. The resortâ€™s culturally rich and extravagant rooms include convenient benefits such as free Wi-Fi connection, laundry service, room service, and spa. The soothing infinity pool, business center, and fitness center further enhance guestsâ€™ overall experience in this superb oceanfront resort. Tamara Bistro, an intimate and breathtaking restaurant in the resort, sparkles with subtle streams of sunlight shining in from the vibrant windows, allowing guests to relax and enjoy a tantalizing international cuisine with surprising local twists. Guests can also choose to sip on custom crafted cocktails to the rhythms of the live music at the Blues Bar. For romantic ambiance and
picturesque dining, the Aqua Club is perfectly designed for guests who love dipping their toes in the lounge pool while drinking their tropical margaritas and sangrias. The National is an exceptionally appointed boutique hotel guaranteed to leave guests with a memorable glimpse of Miami's classic past and a venture into the pulse of its exciting future.
www.thepalmshotel.com Balmy ocean breezes mimic the lilt and Latin rhythms of Miami’s famed sundrenched beaches. The glistening crests of playful waves meet the bronzed bodies of holiday seekers amid laughter splashing echoes along the shore. Miami resonates with beauty and warmth, and The Palms Hotel and Spa, recognized as Florida’s Best Resort Hotel by Travel and Leisure and winner of the coveted Readers’ Choice Award by Conde Nast Travel, stands out as Miami’s most impressive destination for leisure travel, business meetings,destination weddings, and extraordinary couple and family getaways. It stands as a trendsetter in the movement for furthering Green tourism and eco-friendly natural amenities. 122
This corner of paradise captures the Miami mood in extravagant tasteful design elements celebrating its oceanside location and proximity to exciting South Beach and the cosmopolitan offerings of the City. Twelve floors of luxury highlighted by rooms and suites boasting stellar amenities from bed to bath with captivating views of the ocean panorama or dramatic cityscape, The Palms Hotel and Spa undeniably has it all, from award winning dining at the Essensia Natural Gourmet Restaurant and Lounge, majestic ballrooms suited to any event, beachside loungers and cabana retreats, and the popular poolside Tiki Bar and Grand Tiki Dining from breakfast, brunch, luncheons and cocktail receptions, to romantic dinners. A commitment to excellence in hospitality, accommodations, concierge services, comfort and accessibility is fundamental to The Palms resort hotel experience.
The proximity of the famed four mile stretch of the Miami Beach Boardwalk offers guests easy access to the pleasures and possibilities of oceanside jogging, romantic strolls, and all the adventures that lie beyond with nearby Stand Up Paddleboarding, kite surfing, jet ski rentals, and excursions to deep sea fishing or tours through the Keys. Its comprehensive state of the art Fitness Center engages all levels of participation and nearby tennis and golf make The Palms a perfect destination for leisure travelers. SPA AVEDA is an oasis of tranquility awarded for its lush tropical design with soothing waterfalls and secluded lounge areas for relaxing retreats, professional staff and spa treatments featuring acclaimed Aveda products enhancing restorative therapies, soothing relaxation, and holistic enhancement integrating mind, body, and spirit. Your personal journey to wellness and well-being encompasses custom consultation to assess specific needs, unique selections for detoxifying, revitalizing, relieving stress and releasing muscle tensions with steam, ice, and massage. The Palms Spa also features a full service hair and nail salon, waxing, and a prized AVEDA Retail Store.
The definitive Miami Beach experience awaits at the extraordinary Palms Hotel and Spa where travelers in the know have discovered the ultimate in luxury, pampered service, and memorable pleasures, returning to its unrivaled delights time after time.
THE ORLANDO HOTEL www.theorlando.com
Share a magical American Girl experience with a very special little girl uniquely provided by The Orlando Hotel, Los Angeles. Special moments to treasure especially for Moms and Daughters, or a lucky Grandma and her special granddaughter with her favorite American Girl doll. Delight in the excitement of arriving in your room outfitted with an American Girl dollâ€™s bed and matching plush white bathrobes along with a welcome note addressed to that special girl and her doll. 124
The Orlando Hotel is centrally located only three blocks from the Beverly Center with endless shopping and dining venues, and easily accessible to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, and all of LAâ€™s most popular destinations. The boutique comfort and friendly staff make this a perfect destination for tourists, business travelers, and residents seeking a convenient getaway. The Churchill Restaurant and Bar is popular with locals and offers a breakfast menu, dining options from appetizers to specialty entrees, and inroom dining. Valet parking with a day rate makes walking a pleasant option in the warm California sun, avoiding traffic and parking searches whenever possible. A refreshing pool plunge is welcome at the end of the day for relaxation after the rigors of work and shopping, or just being a tourist.
For your special adventure, The Orlando Hotel is also perfectly located an easy 20 minute walk (or drive) from the American Girl Store at The Grove next to LA’s iconic Farmer’s Market. This is the portal to the magical, wonderful world of American Girl dolls, tea parties and hair styling salon, and endless merchandise from clothing to campers, books to Bitty Babies, furniture to furry pets, accessories and activities. Oh yes, and an amazing array of diversity in the beautiful dolls. Every girl can find a mirror of herself including reflections of ethnicity, disabilities, favorite sports and activities, even family stories. The stories of heritage and determination exemplify Girl Empowerment, positive role models across time to inspire girls as they are forming their identity and setting goals. This is a wonderland of choices, a place of dreams and wishes not for the faint of heart or pocketbook.
From there, a ride atop the trolley through The Grove’s shopping and dining open mall and fun exploring the maze of shops in the Farmer’s Market fills the day. The sumptuous comfort of the Orlando King sized bed awaits (the American Girl doll has her special bed and the cozy couch conceals a hide-abed if needed). Sweet memories shared.
THE FASHIONABLE LIFE BEST SPAS: SONNENALP SPA www.sonnenalp.com
Experience the pristine wonder of Vail’s magical charm, from stunning vistas atop the world’s most renowned ski slopes to mountain-side chalets for apres ski refreshers, and lamplit strolls through the Alpine-style Village where exquisite shopping venues, luxury lodging, and abundant first class eateries abound. Vail is a winter wonderland abuzz from morning til night with revelers enjoying the action. Each day is filled with rosy cheeks, furry boots, the whir of gondolas, the crunch of fresh snow, and the ever present crackle of logs in the fire. Amidst this blur of activity, Vail’s hidden retreat, the Sonnenalp Spa, offers a peaceful retreat for calming in fashionable repose. 126
The ultimate in rejuvenation and relaxation, the spa experience at the Sonnenalp Spa combines luxury and indulgence with therapeutic treatments and wellness regimes guaranteed to sooth those aching muscles, ease tricky joints, and erase the tensions you toted in your baggage from home. Immerse yourself in the warmth and healing of a warm herbal poultice massage and drift into a dreamy zone. The highly trained professional staff offers a full menu as well as customized therapies to meet your individual needs. Choose from heated stone massage, deep therapeutic treatments, facials to refresh and revive dry winter skin, aroma therapies to unify mind, body, and spirit in unique combinations. Invigorate with restorative stolen moments of personal time or reconnect with a romantic couples massage and enjoy the extended amenities, the atmosphere that will signal a renewal to usher in 2017. Your Vail experience will be enhanced with your memorable retreat at the Sonnenalp Spa.
Your AQUARIUS HOROSCOPE PISCES
Periods of pronounced intimacy occur and it can also bring wonderful career opportunities. The period is most likely to bring work challenges, but could also represent a taxing period for a partner. You may come into the limelight in a positive fashion. Authority figures, elders, or influential people in your life tend to support and respect you during this cycle. They are more willing to help you on your road to success. An event may occur that expands your career or professional interests, and you derive more pleasure from these activities.
This is an excellent month for promoting your talents, image or the services you offer. Your long-term goals and wishes tend to be broad and perhaps unusual or ahead of the times, and you take great joy in dreaming up ideas for the future. You will also be learning about your need for self-expression through adventure. The demands of your personal life are now paramount. Striking a balance between energy spent on work and energy spent on domestic matters is essential now. Emphasis might be put on topics related to children, pregnancy or parenting.
You’ve got big dreams, and even bigger plans and the trick to all this is to know that nothing is going to hold you back from that finish line. Connections that further your career goals are made and come seemingly out of the blue–at exactly the right moments. You’ve got a lot on your plate and at times, it might even seem like your drowning in responsibilities. This period also stirs your sexual impulses, your romanticism and spirit of adventure and offers favorable amorous circumstances and predisposes you toward falling in love.
You need to get aggressive when it comes to money and the material world and a good course of action is to strengthen your reserves. There are at least a few creative ideas kicking around in your skull, so choose one, and run with it. If the idea of hard work discourages you, force yourself to continue on. You are continuing to expand your mind through contact with a diverse set of acquaintances. It’s a great term for rediscovering your sexuality, for new erotic experiments and re-launching your current relationship through sex.
You find yourself more accountable than ever when it comes to your work and output. You become more and more aware of all of the “fluff” that surrounds your daily routines and your work, and spring cleaning becomes necessary. If you’re in a committed relationship, there might be some discussions regarding a joint project or an older project might come back into the spotlight. You might renew a relationship with the help of friends or advisors, or meet again a former lover thanks to some collective event.
You continue to be especially ambitious this month and there is a little less focus on family and personal matters, although changes are likely in the home, which can include moves, repairs, and changes in the structure of the family. You will try to enhance your income, your entrepreneurial senses sharpen, you make decisions that regard your budget, your family’s or the firm’s (if you have one). Depending on your age and life circumstances, “significant partnerships” culminate and it can mean partnerships with loved ones or business.
Your work is efficient throughout this month, and associations and collaborations are very significant. A useful alliance or cooperation might be born. This month your love life seems to be somehow conditioned by money, or maybe financial decisions are motivated by love. You will find you have reason this month to stand your ground and defend yourself in relation to interaction amongst loved ones. Friendships with people whose cultural background is very different than yours could be enlightening. This month prompts responsibility but is also generous with fun and pleasure.
You’re efficient, you organize your affairs well, you shine at accomplishing tasks of the out most responsibility, your evolution is solid, and can be the basis for some longterm projects. This period brings with it a fair measure of reality and objectivity, so CHANEL that whatever relationships you may have Flora charm now or want to have will be defined and $480 chanel.com re-defined. Relationships are seen now as serious matters. Reaching out beyond your personal circle can certainly open doors to CANCER you and bring joy into your life during this Any financial pursuit has to be carefully cycle. thought upon, and negotiations must be handled skilfully. Be very careful about what you contract and sign. Support may SAGITTARIUS arrive for generating new business income. This is an excellent month for promoting You will be learning about letting go of your talents, image or the product/services your attachment to the drama of romance you offer. It brings the reaping of many benefits from this increased respect for and personal relationships, as well as your what you do. Some interesting events that willfulness. You are called upon to learn reek of synchronicity occur on the career about the value of the team. You may need front. Your business income improves, and to give freedom to your romantic partner you now focus on going after your fondest instead of expecting him or her to follow a hopes and wishes, not only material and career goals. There could be a promotion, script of your own making. new job opportunities, a diploma or other form of major award, or possibly even a LEO New perspectives open for you, favorable marriage. You may come into the limelight circumstances come your way and propel in a positive fashion. you forward Some form of pleasant culmination in your professional life CAPRICORN brings rewards and recognition for you. You’re very agitated, in intense activity, Your intuition tends to be spot on when it have all sorts of initiatives, and feel the comes to career matters. Remember that need to take the bull by its horns, to test the more you trust your intuition, the more yourself or fight for achieving a purpose or it becomes available to you. This is an ideal. This is a period of growth as well as excellent period for starting new regimens some form of blossoming or fruition. You to better your health and well-being, such would travel a lot, meet various people, as regular exercise, more structured and receive or give a lot of information. This productive use of your time, and so forth. movement takes some of the pressure off romantic and creative affairs, as well as relationships with your children and shifts this same kind of energy towards your job, Facebook: manishastroconsultant daily routines, and health.
Manish Kumar Arora, 91-9871062000 K.P. Astrologer, Numerologist, Tarot Card Reader &Vastu Consultant
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