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SPRING 2014

Sexiest

SPRING BEAUTY MUST-HAVES

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OBJECTS ofDESIRE

Spring Fashion Issue Travel like a star

50SPRING BREAKS

MOST STYLISH


S T UA RT W E I T Z M A N. C O M


ocean’s notes Welcome to the issue

Spring is finally here! Ocean’s pages celebrate the new season in all of its fresh and enticing blossoming beauty. Spring is a time that represents sensuality, delicately feminine looks and an elated spirit to to travel to picturesque new vistas. In this issue, we have discovered the most Stylish Spring Break travel destinations, have captured all of the latest Fashion trends from the runways and how to get the look, and have brought to you the ultimate secrets in finding your most radiant Spring skin. With a wonderfully graceful cover shoot with model Shelby Keeton, we hope you will be swept into a world of excitement as we embrace this magnificent new season.

Amy McCabe Associate Publisher

Welcome to the highly anticipated spring issue of Ocean magazine! Your premier guide to style and travel, this issue of Ocean has been designed as the perfect accessory for all of you girls on the go. In this issue, we’ve brought you the best of travel, from the islands of the Maldives to stunning Morocco, along with the ultimate spring fashion updates, the best of beauty, and even an inside look at the most chic layovers for even the hippest and trendiest travelers. For more, visit www.oceanmagazine.com for of-the-moment style tips, tricks and trends, sweepstake giveaways and destination guides to the most sought after destinations.

Molly Chizzick Editor-in-Chief


Editor-in-Chief Molly Chizzick Associate Publisher, Managing Editor Amy McCabe President Kim Butzbach Advertising Sales Avery Grace Director of Photography Dominic Perruzzi Public Relations Jill Winkler Graphic Design Drea Achacoso, Kiana Bahramian, Rehema Mcneil, Carli Seaman Travel Editor-at-Large Lynne Chizzick Associate Editor Tasha Greenberg Editorial Assistants Nicole Capellini, Elizabeth Camps, Breanna Carreon, Raquel Levy, Jessi Rae Pulver-Adell , Jason Schorle, Cerissa Nevins, Amber Hammond Cover Model Shelby Keeton Contributing Photographers Nancy Villere, Crush Photo Studios


C O N T E N T S In Every Issue

TRAVEL

Editor’s Note

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Style File Featuring Elle Evans

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In the Stars: Signature Cocktails

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Ocean’s Girls Guide to Travel Passport to:

London

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A SUPer New You

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All About Me

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Mallorca

Maldives Morocco

BEAUTY Global Glam

Whether or not you get to jet set to these hot destinations this season, we have a cheat sheet to getting their inspired looks.

Editor’s Picks Best in Skincare

Complete Complexion

This Spring’s Must-Try Facial

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spring 2014

Medical Day Spa

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STYLE Luxe Layovers

Airports with amenities so plush you might consider missing your flight on purpose

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Finding Your Zen

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Ready to Pack

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Designer Profiles

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Ocean Obsessions

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En Garde

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Quintessential Chic

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Zen Yoga in Nicaragua

Spring trends for your next holiday Spring Picks from Shoshanna, Young, Fabulous & Broke, Gentle Fawn, Divinita Sole, D’Milikah, PilyQ, Gypsy05, Alice + Olivia

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Manca Notar, Naish Stand-Up Paddleboard Team Rider

A simple checklists to achieve your perfect spring style

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STYLE FILE

Fresh faced beauty and chameleon of the modeling world, Elle Evans, starring alongside hip hop superstars Pharrell Williams and T.I. as one of the much buzzed about “it” girls in Robin Thicke’s hit music video “Blurred Lines.”

WHEN I TRAVEL, I ALWAY PACK… clothes that don’t wrinkle and my lavender Alexander Mcqueen scarf.

CURRENTLY ON MY ITUNES, I’M LOVING … “Hold You” by Gyptian and anything by Nightmares On Wax. WHEN I WANT TO LOOK EDGY, I … wear all black

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GLOBETROTTER, ELLE EVANS, ON WHAT SHE’S LOVING NOW, BEAUTY TRICKS AND HER SEASON MUST-HAVES! With an eye for glamour, Elle enjoys experimenting and pushing the boundaries of fashion and beauty while breaking ground as a multifaceted model and actress.

FOR MY NEXT HOLIDAY, I’M GOING… “Croatia, Hungary, and Istanbul! (Well, for jobs; not holiday). But I love what I do so holiday and work are one in the same!”


STYLE FILE CURRENTLY, I’M LOVING … “anything snakeskin and

gown designer, Michael Costello.”

I’D DESCRIBE MY STYLE AS… Sophisticated, Sexy and Classic

MY GO-TO ACCESSORY IS … my vintage Rolex.

I HAVE A SECRET CRUSH ON… Bruno Mars.

THE BEST BEAUTY I’VE BEEN GIVEN IS …”Wear what makes you feel most comfortable.”

I CAN’T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT … 1. Chapstick or lipgloss 2. My iPhone 3. My Mophie (iPhone battery case)

I’m obsessed with … 1. Oscar Blondie Dry Shampoo Powder 2. Lavender scented Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel 3. Epicuren’s Brazilian Propolis Moisturizer


ocean inspire

Manca Notar, Naish Stand-Up Paddle Board Team Rider www.naishsurfing.com


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Ocean magazine, together with Naish Surfing, had the incredible pleasure of sitting down with Naish board rider, MANCA NOTAR. A true leader and inspiration in the world of women’s sports and athletics, Manca has proved that with a lot of dedication, passion and perseverance, you can set out to explore and create wondrous adventures and find that perfect sport designed just for you. It didn’t take us long to fall in love with her story.


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You’ve got a really diverse, water-related background, as a stand-up paddler, a windsurfer, and kitesurfer. Can you tell us about when you first got your feet wet and decided to pursue a lifestyle in water sports? My parents once told me I was “lucky I wasn’t born in the ocean” because they were extremely active & passionate windsurfers who were always on the water. When I was a mere 2 years old, I always pretended to rig my father’s windsurf equipment because I was so amazed by the setup process! It didn’t take long before I tried my first windsurf rides when I was 6 in Dahab, Egypt. After that, I got my own equipment and I was hooked (and rigging my own gear!). A few years later I also started kiteboarding. Unfortunately, Slovenia isn’t a country with a lot of wind and ocean waves, so you can imagine there wasn’t much opportunity for me to windsurf or kiteboard… so when SUP came to Europe, I fell in love with it immediately! When did you start Stand up paddling & when did the butterflies in your stomach tell you this was the sport for you? How did it all “click”? I started Stand up paddling when I was 14 years old. After visiting a lot of windsurfing and kitesurfing spots throughout Europe, I began to realize that there weren’t many girls who did all three sports. I realized I really wanted to help promote these sports among my peers, so I decided to write to Robby Naish. I will never forget the moment when I received a response from Naish-it was the happiest day of my life! Then, everything started happening really fast. I entered my first international SUP race in South France where I

won using my Naish Nalu SUP board, while all the other competitors raced on actual race boards. I received a lot of positive feedback from everyone after this race and it helped me realize that I could go on to feed my thirst for competition. I guess that’s where it all began! Way to make a statement in 2013! Looking back, what was your favorite racing experience? What did you gain from it? Thanks! It was such an amazing season and each race was really something special. I began the year in the most extreme conditions I’ve ever experienced in Abu Dhabi at the Stand Up World Series sprint races, where there was 35 knots of wind, endless sand storms and super high temperatures. It definitely set the bar and helped prepare me for upcoming competitions! My favorite racing experience, however, was definitely the Molokai2Oahu

race, which I did in tandem with Naish teammate and friend, Michi Schweiger. After racing, I heard a rumor that it was the hardest race in the last 10 years because of the tropical storm! It was a totally new experience for me and I learned a lot about the ocean and also about myself. I’m beyond honored and proud that I’m now known as the youngest European girl who ever paddled the “Channel of Bones”.

Were there any races you wanted to enter, but couldn’t for whatever reason? At the beginning of the racing season my father (who also helps me with my training as he was involved in ski racing) and I made a list of races for me to enter. I had planned to go to the Chicago SUWS, but I was too tired to fly back to the USA again so soon after the Molaki2Oahu race. I also really wanted to compete in the Battle of The Paddle, but after


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Will you be entering those competitions in 2014? I hope so! They are on my list… What are some of your 2014 resolutions? SUP & Personal (so we can get to know you a bit more)… I want to seize every day, do excellent in school, claim a spot on as many podiums as I can, and of course, have fun! How was your recent holiday trip to Maui? How did you spend most of your days? It was really fun and special because it was my first Christmas without snow! I had pretty bad jet lag, so I woke up at 5 am every morning. It all worked out though because I was able to get in the water at the crack of dawn and get in tons of training, regardless of what my coach said! Every day I was kitesurfing waves, learning how to surf on a variety of Naish SUP boards - and I even got to test some new Naish racing boards. I’m super excited to race on them this year! My stay on Maui wouldn’t have been so amazing if it wasn’t for my teammates and friends - I had so much fun spending time with them and learning something new from them, I can’t wait to go back! How does training on Maui differ from training in Slovenia? The difference is like day and night … when people on Maui are sleeping, I’m training; and when

people on Maui are training, I’m sleeping At home I do a lot of flat water training in both warm and cold weather conditions. I really enjoy the change of seasons & conditions because they help make me an even better paddler! When I’m on Maui, I really enjoy doing downwind runs and beach workouts because it’s so different from how I train at home. I’m almost never indoors when I’m on Maui! What is your training schedule like? My dad is also my coach and he always plans out my training routines carefully, making sure it’s always something special. This also has the advantage that we get plenty of family time together. I never visit fitness centers, all the workouts I do are outdoors in nature. Do you have an all-time favorite hobby (either on or off the water) that you can’t live without? I really like windsurfing and kitesurfing, but if there is no wind and I don’t have time to SUP, I take my camera and try to take some shots of special moments in my life. How do you find time to travel all over the world for training and competitions and maintain your impressive grades in school? It’s not always easy managing school with my training and race schedule, but I’m doing my best. I always make time to learn when I have free time and I really try to remember as much as I can. When I’m traveling to races or trainings, I always have my studies out so I can learn new things in the car or

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airplane. I will never forget my 10 hour long trip to my first SUP race in France - I was doing equations the whole way because I had a test scheduled the same day I arrived back home. Thankfully I received a good grade! I always find time for school and training, but unfortunately, the day only has 24 hours and I cannot do everything. To get to where I am and keep progressing, I’ve had to give up some things to make my dreams come true, which is why I’ve lost some friends along the way…but this is what I’ve chosen as my way of life and I absolutely love it! Who do you enjoy following and watching in the SUP world today? I definitely enjoy following all my Naish teammates! What’s your favorite “go-to” Naish gear? When I’m training on flat water, I use the Javelin 12’6” LE and for downwind conditions (which are very rare in Slovenia) I use the Javelin 14’0” LE. I really like it because it reminds me of my time during the Molokai2Oahu race. If there are ever some fun waves, I’ll take my Hokua. What was your favorite lesson learned from 2013? Least favorite? I learned that 32 miles is a long way to paddle! I also learned to always believe in myself. My least favorite lesson - to never set my sights on the finish line because it might move at anytime.

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Global Glam

Whether or not you get to jet set to these hot destinations this season, we have a cheat sheet to getting their inspired looks.


SYDNEY


THE VIBE: Effortlessly Chic

THE INSPIRATION: Megan Fox, Paris Hilton

THE LOOK: Smoke and Shimmer The Los Angeles girl’s spring look is effortlessly chic, with flawless skin and eye makeup that looks like it could have been applied the night before — but of course it wasn’t! To master the A-list look, opt for bronze, glowing skin; creamy cheek color; clear brow gel; shiny-pink glossy lips; and a softly smudged liner around the eyes.

THE HAIR: Messy Boho Look Begin with a light styling gel and power-dry all your hair upside down. Next, part your hair down the middle with your hands and, using a medium curling iron, wrap 1-inch sections around the barrel vertically. Run your hands through and finish with a volumizing paste.


ST TROPEZ


THE VIBE: Beach Glam

THE INSPIRATION: Lauren Conrad, Jennifer Aniston

THE LOOK: Golden Goddess Beachy with a touch of glamour defines this fabulous lady, who isn’t afraid of a little makeup. Whether she’s experimenting with spring’s lively new hues, bronzing for the perfect sun-kissed look or achieving luscious lashes with the latest brands, this look is stylish and precise.

THE HAIR: Soft and Sexy Brush-Able Curls Begin with a volumizing mousse, and blow-dry with a medium round brush. With a large-barrel curling iron, curl 2-inch sections front to back, straight down the middle, using small clips to keep the curls up while they cool. Brush through the curls, run your fingers through your hair to shape, and spray with a finishing hair spray.


BARCELONA


THE VIBE: Au Naturale

THE INSPIRATION: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore

THE LOOK: Barely There This quintessential girl appears effortlessly put together during the day (concealer, bronzer and gloss pulls together this look), but this beauty is not afraid to do it up for a night out with smoky eyes, lots of mascara and highlighter on the cheekbones.

THE HAIR: Long, Loose Waves with Shine Start with a straightening balm and dry your hair using a large round brush. Smooth just the top layer with a flat iron to achieve added volume. Finish with a shine spray.


Editor Pick:

BEST IN SKINCARE Lancer

www.lancerskincare.com 440 North Roder Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

As we’re always looking for that perfect and quick skin fix, we fill our beauty closets with products galore and book in for whatever the latest, most promising skincare treatments that might be trendy and all the rave at the moment. The Lancer Dermatology experience is entirely different. Based on the concept of treating your skin from the inside out and the outside in, on your very first consult visit, you receive a total-body analysis of the current state of your health, as well as your family history of health, and your ancestry. In order to most effectively choose a skin care regimen, as well as any treatments or procedures, Dr. Lancer wants to have a full understanding of how the patient’s skin will respond under the given circumstances. From there, Dr. Lancer likes to exfoliate the skin with a microdermabrasion treatment and maybe some oxygen or LED therapy to give

cellular turnover a boost. It’s no wonder that Dr. Lancer is a favorite among loyal celebrities!

INNOVATION The understanding that the appearance of your skin is rooted in much more than just topical treatments is a crucial difference between Lancer Dermatology and other doctors in the industry. Dr. Lancer champions diet, exercise and lifestyle over nearly any invasive or semi-invasive procedures. Total body wellness is the true key to glowing skin. After that, daily exfoliation is the next best secret weapon to get skin glowing.

WHAT WE LOVE Get instant radiance with the clinic’s microdermabrasion of the face, neck and chest, and our nourishing placenta facial.


Spring Skin Care must-haves and must-do’s? Spring skin care must have #1 is sunscreen! After the colder and darker months of winter, your skin is especially prone to sun damage. Applying a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, 15 minutes prior to any sun exposure will keep you protected. Remember to reapply every two hours if your in direct sunlight!

Best Skincare advice for in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s up? In your 20’s protection is your best friend. Skin is still young and can repair itself quickly, so now is the time to prevent damage that will accumulate in future years. Your 30’s are when you ought to start fighting the emerging signs of aging like fine lines, sun damage, and uneven

texture in addition to looking at your lifestyle and how that may be contributing to the aging process. Daily exfoliation paired with a product containing retinol or glycolic acid will help reverse these common signs of aging. For patient’s in their 40’s and beyond, exfoliation, retinols, AHAs and super-rich moisturizers are all your friends. It always helps to be aware of the amount of sodium and sugar you are consuming as those will both pull moisture away from the skin’s surface.

BE IN THE KNOW Be aware of any medications you’re taking, both topically and internally, and be ready to talk about your day-to-day habits - what you eat, when you sleep, how much time you spend outdoors, if you travel

frequently, if you are happy etc etc. It’s important to know that even if you do have some bad habits (we all do) not to hide these from your doctor as they can impact the efficacy and recovery time of treatments.

SPECIALTIES At the office we do everything from chemical peels and microdermabrasion, to skin-tightening radio frequency treatments and laser work. Dr. Lancer is constantly bringing in the newest, most state-of-the-art machines and treatments to try out in his practice. Only the best options are added to the clinic’s menu.

www.lancerskincare.com


COMPLETE COMPLEXION:

This Spring’s Must-Have, Must-Try Facial

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Spring is a perfect time to begin to re-illuminate your skin. Having succumbed to the elements during Winter, many of us are left with a dry, dull and lackluster complexion. Why not multi-task your skincare regimen with a high-impact treatment that packs a powerful anti-aging and healthy skin punch. Beauty insiders and Hollywood A-listers alike, have been drawn to the latest “Vampire Facelift” as the latest, proven technique in re-”vamping” your skin’s complexion and reshape the look and and feel of your skin. Rather than only focusing on just what you can see manifesting on your face, you can actually tackle the root of the problem and potentially prevent future issues. Using your very own genetics, you can now create a roadmap for your skin which is both purposeful and essential for changing the outcome. At The San Diego Facial Rejuvenation Medical Center and Facial Beauty by M.D. Laser & Vaser LipoSelection Center presents unique ways to rejuvenate your skin, face and body appearance for the Summer. The “Vampire” Facelift improves your skin tone, texture, collagen and elastin production using your own plasma coupled with micro needling which attracts stem cells and growth factors. Stem cells are those cells which are recruited from your own body, reads your DNA and creates new tissue in that area. Sound extreme? It could

standard procedure sooner than we think as it is virtually a non surgical facelift. The technology behind this combines the applications of hyaluronic acid fillers with blood derived growth factors, the Vampire FaceLift® offers a unique balanced approach to reviving your beauty. This is coupled with transferring your own fat cells, which contain the largest number of your own stem cells, to areas of your face which have lost volume due to the aging process and genetic factors. This is performed with the unique technology of Vaser Ultrasound assisted LipoSelection whereby areas of fat are gently removed under a local anesthetic as an “in office” procedure with virtually no down time. The outcome is not only immediate, but continues to be enhanced over time. The result: endless beauty. We think we’ve finally found the fountain of youth- or at least as close as we can get to it!

Dr. Paul Ver Hoeve Facial Beauty by M.D. /

San Diego Facial Rejuvenation Medical Center 1240 Broadway #201, El Cajon, CA 92021 (619) 588-9355

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Luxe Layovers Airports with amenities so plush you might consider missing your flight on purpose. Remember when airport shopping meant far-from-glamorous cigarette cartons, drugstore perfume and jumbo bottles of rum? Those were the days when long layovers were to be avoided at all costs, an airport dinner was a bag of candy, and relaxation meant 10 minutes in a coin-operated vibrating chair. Things have obviously come a long way: These days, even the smallest local airport usually has at least a Starbucks and a decent magazine stand—which is good news, since flight delays and cancellations have become the rule rather than the exception.

We’re spending more vacation hours than ever killing time on standby, which is why airports worldwide have started to fill their terminals with shopping, spas and restaurants to rival those of Rodeo Drive. Travel hubs from London to Tokyo are becoming style destinations in themselves, boasting amenities so plush you might consider missing your flight on purpose. We’ve put together a guide to some of the best, to help you plan for the most luxe layover possible.


If you’re flying through Asia, be sure to free up some space on your credit card Hong Kong International Airport houses two luxury shopping emporiums with just about every highend outpost imaginable, including Lanvin, Bottega Veneta, Dior and Chanel. Singapore’s Changi Airport serves double duty as an ultramodern mall, with more than 160 retailers including Chloé, Prada and Fendi. And in Tokyo, Narita Airport plays host to Tiffany & Co., Samantha Thavasa and Ralph Lauren, among others. In Europe, the tax-free status of airports takes some of the sting out of the dismal exchange rate. London’s Heathrow is home to British luxury brand stores such as Agent Provocateur, Burberry, Jo Malone, Mulberry, Paul Smith and Smythson, while Rome’s Fiumicino Airport is the place to stock up on last-minute Italian luxuries from Valentino, Gucci and Furla.

BEST FOR HIGH FASHION Vacations are for relaxing, so you may as well get a head start in transit. On this side of the Atlantic, New York’s JFK Airport is home to a handful of spas, including a branch of Park Avenue’s Oasis Day Spa, which has an extensive menu of facial treatments. Miami International Airport’s Jetsetter Spa helps get you beach

ready with manicures, pedicures, spray tans and cozy sleeping pods. Reykjavík, Iceland, is world renowned for its geothermal spas, and one of the most popular, Blue Lagoon, has opened in Keflavik International Airport, offering a selection of its signature treatments. If you don’t have 45 minutes to spare, Urban Retreat in London’s Heathrow offers fliers its famous 15-Minute Pit Stop, a rejuvenating treatment that perks you up in the time you’d spend standing in line for a pretzel.

BEST FOR UNWINDING reykjavik • Blue Lagoon If you’d rather shop for something you can’t get at home, head to the southern hemisphere. Cape Town International Airport in South Africa has a mall that feels like a local bazaar, with shops like African Eco, which specializes in environmentally friendly art and gifts; Hamba Kahle, with its selection of local spices, wines, liquors and sauces; and Out of Africa, selling traditional crafts, furniture, jewelryand textiles created by local artisans. Sydney Airport in Australia boasts shops devoted to local wine, chocolate, natural bath and body potions, and Aboriginal art, while Auckland International Airport show-

cases New Zealand’s local delicacies and fashions. Farther north, Zurich Airport is home to more than 60 taxfree shops full of Swiss watches, chocolate and La Prairie face creams. And you can even preorder for pickup on arrival.

BEST FOR LOCAL SOUVENIRS ZURICH • LA PRAIRIE Airplane food is still as grim as ever, but a few airports have more than made up for that. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has opened a restaurant in Heathrow Airport called Plane Food, with a gourmet menu based on his Boxwood Café in London. If a small snack is all you need, wander over to the branch of Soho’s famous Amato bakery to tide you over. You won’t find chic shopping or worldclass spas in Boston’s Logan Airport, but you will find some fantastic food. Acclaimed Beantown restaurant Bonfire serves up Argentinean steaks all day long, and Jasper White’s Summer Shack boasts a full-fledged clam bake and locally caught lobsters packed to travel. If you still need something to take the edge off your flight: a martini at the glossy Ozone-Bos cocktail lounge will make you feel like you’re in first class even if your ticket says coach.


ZEN YOGA NICARAGUA

ZEN Finding Your

SA N J UA N DE L S U R , N I CAR AGUA

Traveling awakens the senses and nurtures all of the aspects of your being. Seeking exciting new adventures, capturing stunning vistas, visiting historic sites, exploring local cuisine, getting sun-soaked and salty at breathtaking beaches, and meeting extraordinary people are all part of the journey.

Having recently traveled to Nicaragua, Ocean has been captivated and inspired by Vanessa Pattison, founder of San Juan Del Sur’s first and only yoga center. We not only were able to experience her world renowned yoga classes, but had the distinct opportunity to chat about how she fell into a life in the beautiful paradise that is Nicaragua.

WHAT MADE YOU MOVE TO NICARAGUA? My husband and I were on vacation in Europe and while on a subway in London we noticed the sort of mechanical nature of the people around us. On and off the subway, no one making eye contact, everyone racing to and fro, fully immersed in the rat race of life. We turned to each other and said, “this is us!” We were both working desk jobs, my husband in biotech and I was a Real Estate Apppraiser. Nothing wrong with our careers or our life but a sense of adventure was calling us. We sensed that something greater was out there waiting for us.

A dialog ensued in which we debated whether we could make a change? Should we leave our jobs? Could we leave our house, our family, our

friends? Should we sail around the world? Live in Central America half the year? All of a sudden we were excited about possibilities. We talked ourselves in and out of it for months. We even went on job interviews and nearly bought a way too expensive house during this time, all in a search for something, but what? Then simply enough in a moment of clarity or craziness (depends on your viewpoint) I wrote Will a letter which said “let’s go for it!” Life as we knew it was going to change. We were going to risk it all...our jobs, our house, our friends, everything. There was no turning back. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING HERE? Since 2005. What inspired the yoga studio? A slow realization that it was my destiny. I started teaching


yoga in San Juan del Sur after first moving here. It wasn’t my intention to teach. I had no formal training at the time but I started to teach out of a sheer desire to practice with others. We rented a home near the main market and I turned it into my little make shift yoga studio. I quite literally hung my shingle by placing a whiteboard on my fence that read “yoga everyday just $3, includes cup of tea!” I quickly became known as San Juan del Sur’s yoga teacher. After many years of teaching all over town, from beachfront sunset classes to community centers to private sessions, I built and opened Zen. DESCRIBE THE ZEN YOGA EXPERIENCE. I think it’s a beautiful synthesis of serenity and the town’s cultural quirkiness. You enter the studio thru

bamboo gates, just off the town’s main square. An occasional church bell rings in the distance, pigeons flock from the roof, and schoolchildren play animatedly nearby. But you leave most of the cacophony of town behind once you pass thru our gates and step thru a lush green garden. The yoga deck is on the second story of an open air space, which allows gentle breezes to flow through. We have a group of teachers that live in San Juan full time as well as visiting yoga teachers. This combination of regular and visiting instructors offers the students that perfect mix of familiarity and freshness. WHAT MAKES ZEN YOGA UNIQUE, CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE IN THE INDUSTRY? What makes us unique is our location. Being in Central America

in an outdoor studio with amazing town energy buzzing all around. You can feel the pulse of the studio and the town as you flow through your practice. What makes us creative and innovative is our mix of visiting yoga teachers, local students, ex-pats and international students engulfing Zen in this awesome energy that I have not felt anywhere else. WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR YOGA STUDIO AND PRACTICES? The inspiration for opening the studio was strangely the loss of a competition. I was involved in the first ever talent search to grace the pages of Yoga Journal Magazine, I made it to the top 5 out of 3000 people. Ultimately, I did not win. While sitting in my room feeling upset about not winning I asked the universe,


“what is my purpose?” The answer rang back clear and strong. Open the yoga studio! I realize now looking back at that moment that if I had won the YJ competition Zen may not exist. I would have flown to San Francisco for the photo shoot instead of breaking ground on Zen. Sometimes what we think we want may just be a distraction from what we need. The studios practices are constantly shifting and emmerging with each new teacher or program that comes through the studio all with the foundation that I originally laid in place. I love holding the space and letting it all unfold. Philosophy? “Just show up. Just show up to your mat. Set the intention and see what else unfolds once you arrive.” BENEFITS OF INCLUDING A YOGA PRACTICE IN YOUR LIFE? For everyone the answer is different. In my experience most people come to the mat for physical benefits but usually unravel so much more. For me, it is a constant checking in. Where am I balanced? Where am I not? It is a moment and a lifetime of arriving with myself and my dance partner, my breath. What does one need to know when coming to yoga? Honestly, the more I learn about yoga the less I know. I usually ask new students to come with an open mind and heart. Just keep arriving and checking in. Sometimes it is easy, sometimes it is hard but it is always worth it. Best advise? Be easy on yourself. Don’t worry about doing it “right”. Create a practice you can maintain for life. DESCRIBE CLASSES. We offer classes daily: Vinyasa Flow Chill Flow (for newer students) Liquid Flow (for surfers) Hatha Candlelit Restorative


Yin Acro-Yoga Prenatal Yoga Vinyasa Vino (once a month a special class with wine & organic chocolate) Spanish Flow (we offer classes in Spanish at a discounted rate to serve the locals) Instructor courses. Zen hosts visiting yoga teachers to lead 200 & 500 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. This year we have cofounder of Manduka, Peter Sterios & anatomy expert James Bailey leading our program. ANYTHING EXCITING, NEW AND UPCOMING WE SHOULD LOOK FOR WITH THE FUTURE OF ZEN YOGA? Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings! Costa Rica our neighbor to the south has been a place for yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings for a number of years. Nicaragua is up and coming and a little more raw and undeveloped, which brings adventurous spirits. Zen is already offering retreats and trainings and we see more beautiful offerings long into the future. Of course we will continue to hold daily classes and workshops to serve the locals as well as tourists. YOUR FAVORITE MANTRAS OR WORDS OF WISDOM TO LIVE BY? Whereever you go there you are. Words by Buddha. (this became obvious to me when I moved to Nicaragua and realized that although I changed my location I was still

there with all the same issues I left with). WHAT MAKES NICARAGUA A TRULY SPECIAL GIRLS GETAWAY DESTINATION? Nicaragua makes a great getaway for men & women. If you are traveling from the states, the flight time is short and the fares are good. Think Costa Rica 20 years ago. Beautiful beaches, warm weather, tropical fruits, amazing people and of course yoga! I am really pumped up about a new retreat Zen is offering. We have cocreated a retreat with an amazing woman named Julie McBroom, creator of a website called HipMum. The vision of HipMum is to, “hang on to your hip!”, even through motherhood. We have partnered up to bring a “Moms” only luxury getaway with many offerings including but not limited to yoga. Besides being a retreat to rebalance and rejuvinate the woman behind the mother, we have built in an element of giving back. All moms on the retreat will be paired up with a local mom in need and help them with some project or endevour.

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Ready to Pack Written by Courtney iseman

Spring trends for your next holiday With spring around the corner, it’s almost time for us to look back to the trends that came down the runways in September and make our plans of action – shopping lists, that is. As always, the variety of trends ran the gamut, but one thing they had in common was their statement-making appeal. Even the most minimalist styles stwood out with bold silhouettes. You’ll find spring 2014 trends like metallics, sheer panels and fringe in dresses, shoes, jackets and the like when you hit the stores. But what if you’ve got a getaway planned in the mean time? What if your vacation wardrobe needs an update? An island jaunt doesn’t mean you have to forsake your favorite new looks or turn to the same poolside staples. This year, spring trends are popping up in all things holiday-ready. We’ve broken down some of the season’s most important style stories and how you can work them on vacation, keeping your look ahead of the game without even having to try.

Team Player Fringe Festival High Shine Pop Art Sheer Madness


Team Player The sporty look has been going strong for a few seasons and it’s only gaining speed. Which is good news: with the comfort factor, versatility and flexibility of athletic-inspired designs, it’s so incredibly easy to be on trend. Take inspiration from this Balenciaga ensemble whether you’re lounging poolside or grabbing brunch before a beach day. This Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuit, $330 at Shopbop, is the picture of sporty perfection and this T by Alexander Wang jersey-style dress, $262 is athletic cool at its most effortless.


Fringe Festival Whether it was Western, bohemian or classic rock and roll, many designers lined the edges of their spring creations with swinging fringe, often letting the free-spirited detail kick sophisticated silhouettes into high gear like this ensemble at Altuzarra. The trim is undeniably as fun as it is chic, and with its hippie-meets-globetrotter vibe, it’s also tailor-made for vacation dressing. This Jessica Simpson tankini top, 64 at Nordstrom, will instantly up the ante for your look whether you’re catching rays by the pool or taking an ocean dip, and this soft, open-knit cover-up, $80 at DailyLook is an effortless finish whether it’s over a swimsuit or pared with denim shorts.


High Shine The secret to instant, easy glamour? A shot of metallic. For spring 2014, designers applied the look-at-me tones to sleek, tailored and ladylike looks, creating the perfect balance of spotlight-stealing cool and polished chic – like this look at Diane von Furstenberg. Adding a bit of metallic to your getaway repertoire means you’ll be able to pull glamour right out of your suitcase without a thought, cementing your A-list style status from day to night. Your beach look will look its most luxe with this sleek and sporty, golden-detailed swimsuit from Michael Kors, $529 at Neiman Marcus. And to complete the look, add these gilded sandals, $250 at Tory Burch – they’ll also be the perfect way to punctuate a flowing dress for cocktails later on in the day.


Prints are nothing new, but every season, designers reinvent them with new patterns and color palettes. For Spring 2014, prints ranged from florals to modern art, but they all had one thing in common: they were bold. They seemed to leap off their surfaces with brilliant hues and unconventional motifs. Prada’s mural-inspired collection captured this spirit best, and the fashion crowd has already been sporting the bright, painterly prints out and about. You can work that art-gallery feel on your

tropical getaway with a swimsuit from We Are Handsome: their prints are photo-realistic as opposed to painterly, but the results are just as breath-taking. The results are eye-catching, fresh and unique – take this Malibu abode-covered version, $138 at Matches. Another brand known for its mesmerizing prints is Clover Canyon. This breezy maxi dress, $495 at Shopbop is the perfect demonstration of its incredibly spliced, re-imagined modern art graphics, and makes a striking choice for outdoor cocktails.

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Sheer Madness


A few seasons ago, cut-outs cropped up on runways as strategic, chic ways to bare some skin. This season, that idea evolves into sheer layers and panels. The effect is still a little daring and a little edgy, but it’s also ethereal and adds an element of dimension. Sheer layers lend a new level of texture and movement to any look, while sheer panels reveal skin in a sophisticated, fashion-forward way. This look from Calvin Klein Collection demonstrates the perfect balance between polished and provocative. It’s easy to channel that fine line in this sleek swimsuit from T wby Alexander Wang, $390 at Saks Fifth Avenue. While this style takes a sporty approach, you can also choose a more glamorous, tropical route with this We Are Handsome cover-up, $550 at Bergdorf Goodman.


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Designers We Love Written by Tasha Greenberg

Shoshanna

Gypsy05 D’Milikah

Gentle Fawn Alice + Olivia

Divinita Sole PilyQ


Designer Profile / Shoshanna

Shoshanna Spring has come and Shoshanna is celebrating it with bold patterns and bright colors. Simple silhouettes paired with modern flairs make this brand a must have for date nights and family get-togethers. It’s easy enough to dress up one of these pieces with heels for a big night out or pair it with sensible pumps for a business lunch. No matter the occasion, these modest pieces will bring style to your sensibility.

Must haves:

Ikat Becky Sweater Dress Hydrangea Gardens Alexia Maxi Dress Blueberry Stretch Cotton Poplin Janessa Romper


Gypsy05 There’s no such thing as too bright or too bold in the Gypsy05 spring line. A multitude of tie-dye pieces and Indianinspired prints decorate the line of maxi dresses, silk bottoms, and loose tops. Gypsy05 is perfect for those balmy spring days that make you think of the summer. Throw on a shawl or a light sweater, and your spring dress automatically turns into a vibrant date night outfit that will turn heads.

Must haves:

Hekate Printed Easy Silk Short Glastonbury Silk Perfect Pant Persephone Hand Dyed Bamboo Cross-back Maxi Dress

Designer Profile / Gypsy05


Designer Profile / Gentle Fawn

Gentle Fawn There’s nothing simple about these clothes. What looks like a simple tank top has lace details, modern cutouts, or strappy sleeves. These details along with the strident prints create an eye-catching clothes that are perfect for the quieter girl. The line lives up to the brand name— the clothes may attract attention, but they remain demure and very feminine. Wear these clothes to the movies or a casual day party.

Must haves: Silverlake Dress Empire Dress Evelyn Tank


Designer Profile / Divinta Sole

Divinita Sole Designed for the modern modest woman, Divinita Sole has a wide range of bathing sutis that are perfect for those women who like to leave a little more to the imagination. Just because they cover more doesn’t mean that they’re any less cute though. These flattering swimsuits come in a variety of colors and designs that are fresh and fun.

Must haves:

Bandeau Halter in Red Retro Cream Dog Square Halter in Black Cream Chevron Flowered Ruched Tankini in Nautical Blue


Designer Profile / D’Milikah

D’Milikah This Brazilian brand offers swimwear in a multitude of bright colors and patterns. Their new designs take the traditional bathing suit and turn it into a fashion statement. As you transition from winter to summer, these suits will help your body look the best it can during the spring parties. Comfort and fit are important components in making these suits, so you can wear them with confidence that everything will stay in place.

Must haves:

Dapple of Tigress Vania Top Linda


Designer Profile / Alice + Olivia

Alice + Olivia Stacey Bendet has designed a cool, chic collection for Alice+Oliva’s spring line. From ball gowns to jackets, all your clothing needs have been covered. Even a pair of jeans becomes a fashion statement. Go all white for a sophisticated dinner party, or catch some attention in a brightly patterned sweater. Paired with tailored pants, you’ll be ready to take on anything the world may throw at you.

Must haves:

Wheeler Embellished Drop Jacket Dawn Sleeveless Gathered Tunic Haber Leather Tback Swing Tee


Designer Profile / PilyQ

PilyQ

No one does swimwear like PilyQ. Their range of suits covers the chic and stylish to the hip and bohemian. These rich colors will show off your new tan (or lack thereof). PilyQ’s line of cover-ups are great as well. Lacy designs and crocheted tops will show off your bathing suit while still keeping you covered in the hot sun. Lazing around the pool never looked so good!

Must haves:

White ruffled bikini Flowered cover-up Tan Chevron cover-up


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Two Piece Gown by Noon by Noor (price upon request) noonbynoor.com Necklace ($2253) and Cuff ($605) by Erickson Beamon available at Neiman Marcus by special order Ring by Tebazile ($125) www.tebazile.com


Gown by Alon Livne (price upon request) www.alonlivne.com Shoes by Fendi ($1090) Bloomingdales South Coast Plaza (714)824-4600 Choker by Erickson Beamon ($978) Neiman Marcus by special order Cuff by Tebazile ($225) www.tebazile.com


Gown by Alpana Neeraj (price upon request) www.alpananeeraj.com Earrings by Alberto Parada ($1,575) www.albertoparada.com Bracelet by Anat Marin ($89) www.anatmarin.com


Dress by Forever Unique ($455) www.foreverunique.com Harness belt by BCBG ($78) and Bootie by Schultz ($240) Bloomingdales South Coast Plaza (714)824-4600 Earrings ($2,835) and Ring ($4,410) by Alberto Parada www.albertoparada.com Bracelet by Tebazile ($150) www.tebazile.com


Dress by Forever Unique ($455) www.foreverunique.com Harness belt by BCBG ($78) and Bootie by Schultz ($240) Bloomingdales South Coast Plaza (714)824-4600 Earrings ($2,835) and Ring ($4,410) by Alberto Parada www.albertoparada.com Bracelet by Tebazile ($150) www.tebazile.com


Dress by FROCK Los Angeles ($278) www.timelessblack.com Necklace ($1798) and black bangle ($355) and ivory bangle ($355) by Erickson Beamon available at Neiman Marcus by special order Earcuff by Haute Betts ($40) www.hautebetts.com

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Girls’ Guide to MALLORCA

Passport to Mallorca Written by Tasha Greenberg

MALLORCA

Visit the beautiful island of Mallorca, off the coast of Spain. Miles of sandy beaches and clear waters beckon to visitors from all around the world. The temperate island boasts hundreds of years of history, leaving behind gorgeous buildings and stunning views. From castles to beach clubs to nature parks, Mallorca has something for everyone. Dine on tapas and drink wine while watching the glorious sunsets or spend your day out on the water on a private yacht. Make your vacation one to remember on the island of Mallorca.


Passport to Mallorca Hotel Portixol

HOTEL PORTIXOL STAY

http://www.portixol.com/

Small and exclusive, Portixol “combines old tradition with modern style and comfort.” Mediterranean colors and Scandinavian simplicity mix together to create rooms that are spacious and full of light. DUX king sized beds can be found in every room as well as all your modern amenities—a Nespresso coffee machine, TV, and access to WiFi. If you’re traveling by yourself, the single rooms are cozy with a queen sized DUX bed. If you like to people watch, stay in the Small Port House, a double room with a small terrace that faces out to the parking lot and the harbor beyond. Port view rooms come with a French balcony overlooking the port— ideal for those who love boats. Big Port view rooms have bathtubs. If you have a guest staying with you, ask for one of the rooms with a sitting area with the comfortable sofa bed. Corner terrace rooms have terraces looking out onto the sea and the port. Your room will be full of sunshine and beautiful views all day long. Port view terrace rooms have terraces that overlook the port. Lounge outside and watch the boats come and go or just relax in the sun! Mediterranean view rooms have a sitting area complete with a sofa bed and gorgeous views of the Mediterranean ocean. Grab a room with a French balcony or terrace. The Atico is a loft room that has a sitting area with a panoramic window and a large roof terrace with sun beds. The terrace also has a sitting area so you can eat while appreciating the magnificent views.

Treat yourself to the Port house suite and two floors of comfort. The ground floor houses a living room, bathroom, walk-in closet, and a terrace. The master bedroom has French balcony windows providing a lovely view of the port. Make your morning a lazy one and climb up the stairs to your private roof terrace where you can lounge in the sun or soak in the Jacuzzi.


Passport to Mallorca Hotel Portixol

EAT The restaurant really can’t be described better than in their own words: “the food, the wines, the view, the service, the ambience. This is how we want our restaurant to be remembered.” Enjoy all three meals here with indoor or outdoor seating. Their a la carte menu is full of delicious seasonal options. Seafood eaters will love their starters of tiger prawns tempura or the house PORTIXOL toast with shrimp, crab, mayonnaise, and dill. Grilled salmon with coconut rice or a leg of lamb with mustard and honey are both excellent choices for your main meal. Enjoy a Caesar salad with a twist—chili croutons—if you want something a bit more familiar. For a relaxing drink after dinner, head to the bar. Located in the living room of the hotel, the international cocktail bar is full of comfortable sofas, soft music, and international newspapers for those who are interested in catching up on the real world. The bar boasts an incredible view of the Mediterranean and the best coffee and hamburgers on the island.


Passport to Mallorca Hotel Portixol

SPA Get pampered at the hotel spa! A variety of treatments, including Galvanic treatments are offered. Designed to provide the ultimate holiday experience, the spa offers treatments like Sun Tan—a body scrub and face exfoliation as preparation before an application of sunless tanning lotion. Get your eyelashes tinted as an option that is “great for the holidays by the pool…no more running mascara!” After a long day of walking, treat yourself to legs de luxe, a treatment that stimulates circulation and “makes your legs feel fresh and revived.” Mothers to be can relax too with a special massage designed just for them. Portixol also offers an outdoor pool and a well-equipped gym for all their guests. You can also borrow a bike and ride around the city.

PLAY The Portixol is more than happy to set you up at one of the local golf courses. Since the hotel is located right by the port, you can enjoy a morning beach stroll or simply admire the boats. Portixol village was once a fishing village but is now full of trendy restaurants offering a wide array of food and funky bars. Palma is only a bike ride away from the Portixol. Explore the beautiful Bellver Castle. Originally built in the 14th century, it’s now a historical museum that provides stunning views over the city. If you wan to people watch, visit Passeig des Born, an avenue lined with cafes and shops that provide ample opportunity to watch the world go by. For those who love sea creatures but don’t like to swim with them, the Palma Aquarium is a place that’s family friendly. Boasting over 8,000 animals and 700 species, the aquarium has several different sections including a giant rooftop garden modeled after a tropical jungle.


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CAN CERA HOTEL http://cancerahotel.com/en/

STAY Can Cera isn’t just any hotel. The building dates back to the early 1200s, making it one of the oldest in Palma. Any stay in this storied building is a stay immersed in hundreds of years of alterations, both physically and culturally. Can Cera is an intimate hotel with only twelve rooms, seven of which are suites. All of the rooms come equipped with Satelitte TV, individual heating and air conditioning, and a free mini bar. However, the large beds and modern bathrooms are what really make these rooms comfortable. Mallorcan style furniture and little touches give these rooms a cozy feeling—a strong attraction after a day out in Mallorca. If you want a bit more room, try one of the junior suites. Large windows will give you lots of natural light, perfect if you want to read a book or just relax in your room. Feel like a queen in Suite Can Cera. Equipped with a dressing room and a private terrace, you’ll sleep well in the canopied bed. There are also several common rooms that you are free to spend time in. The Recibidor is a great place to hold meetings. Salón Rojo and Salón Dorado are both filled with comfortable furniture, providing an area to meet other guests or a quiet place to rest. The Biblioteca is a little reading room, ideal for those who like to read the paper in silence in the morning or for those who are looking for something new to read. Sala de TV is on the upper floor and provides a large window overlooking the patio. Last, but not least, is the Terraza. The perfect way to end your day is to go to the Terraza and watch night fall on the Old City. You can even take a private yoga class there as well.


Passport to Mallorca Can Cera Hotel


Passport to Mallorca Can Cera Hotel

EAT Munch on delicious tapas at Gastro Bar. A mix between Mediterranean and Majorcan cuisne, you’ll delight your taste buds with starters like crispy Majorcan bread with cheese fondue and quince Apple and muscatel and for the more adventurous, rabbit meatballs and potato skewers. Make your main course an unusual one with sautéed squid with herbs stuffed with romescu sauce or go for the more traditional with a twist with mini beef hamburgers with truffle sauce. End your meal with banoffe pie or homemade ice cream. If the whole menu sounds good to you, try the tasting menu so you can sample a little bit of everything. Dessert is available all day at the Can Cera Café. Homemade cakes and ice cream along with tea and coffee make this café the perfect place to have a mid-morning (or afternoon- or both!) snack. As for the most important meal of the day, breakfast is served both buffet style and a la carte. Start off everyday by enjoying the fresh food that Can Cera has to offer.


Passport to Mallorca Can Cera Hotel

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Enjoy a soak in the Jacuzzi or relax in a Finnish sauna at the Can Cera Spa. Here you can be pampered in a hamman or receive a massage in one of the treatment rooms. Private yoga classes are also offered. They are “focused [on] reaching an ideal relation between body and mind,” ideal for those who want a mini vacation from their vacation. All the products that the spa uses are all-natural and handmade as well, giving you that personal touch right down to the body scrub.

The concierge at the hotel is more than willing to arrange any activities you may like, like golf course bookings, hiring yachts, going to a museum, art gallery, show, or wine cellar, visiting the traditional markets, or even taking a hot-air balloon ride. La Seu is a large cathedral that was in construction for 400 years and then restored 300 years after that. Behind the cathedral is Palma’s historic quarter. There’s lots of art to enjoy just wandering the streets. Joan Miró’s ceramic mural can be found within the Parc de la Mar. Many of the buildings themselves are amazing to look at as well. At times you’ll feel like you’re walking down the streets of Florence!


Passport to Mallorca Hotel Calatrava

STAY

HOTEL CALATRAVA http://www.boutiquehotelcalatrava.com/

With just sixteen spacious rooms, Hotel Calatrava is an intimate boutique hotel that provides sensational views over the bay of Palma and the Parc de la Mar. All the rooms have king sized beds. The six deluxe rooms have a small balcony facing Palma. Modernity and antique furniture have been mixed together to provide a comfortable living space. Junior suites have private terraces overlooking the Parc de la Mar. Mostly modern furnishings give these rooms a clean and classic look with a few hints of the history of Mallorca. The six Caltrava suites have private lounges and terraces with gorgeous views of the water. Each room is a unique blend of contemporary and antique furniture in a combination that’s attractive and cozy. Enjoy some coffee or tea while you appreciate the view. All the rooms come with satellite TV, WiFi, a free minibar, and individual heating and air conditioning.


Passport to Mallorca Hotel Calatrava

EAT Have a casual meal at the hotel’s café-bistro. Start off with an appetizer of wasabi peanuts or mini sandwich with brie cheese, Majorcan red sausage, and honey. Main course dishes include Buffalo mozzarella and tomato salad with basil pesto or cod carpaccio marinated in olive oil with mustard and honey sauce. End the meal with a delicious chocolate couland with raspberry coulis or a glass of iced tiramisu. Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace, offering fresh food with a view of the bay. Help yourself to some buffetstyle food or order off the a la carte menu. If you’re craving Italian food, check out Café Murada. Sea views combined with freshly made pizza make this a popular spot to sip a glass of wine. Feast on tapas at La Taberna del Caracol. With options like lamb tacos with sweet peppers, stuffed cheese croquettes, and scrambled eggs with Jabugo ham, your taste buds will find something delightful. Market suggestions are written everyday on a blackboard so you know what’s really fresh.


Passport to Mallorca Hotel Calatrava

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PLAY

Soak in the Jacuzzi or relax in the finnish sauana at Calatrava Spa. A relaxation area with heated loungers make for a delightful place to take a break. If you’re feeling a bit more active, take a private yoga or pilates class. Afterwards, get a massage to soothe those sore muscles. If you’ve been walking too much around the island, a “feet and legs rescue” massage promises nourishment and energizing reflexology. Treatments come from a blend of local herbs and plants, bringing you local specialties that leave your refreshed and replenished. “The essence of the Mediterranean” is a full body exfoliation leaving “your body revived, toned, and ready for the summer sun tan.” Olive oil, herbs, lavender, and rose petals come together to “detoxify and tone.” All of the products are handmade in the Tramuntana mountains.

The concierge would be happy to arrange a private tour around the island, reservations to popular beach clubs, or a session on a jet-ski. Those who love art and books should check out Palau March Museu. Old legal documents and maps from the 14th century are out on display. Thousands of nativity figures have been assembled and displayed. The astonishing detail and characterization of each of the figures will astound and entrance you. For a family friendly outing, Golf Fantasia is a mini golf course with three different 18 hole courses. Snacks and cocktails are offered between rounds. The 19th hole bar combined with the landscape compromised of small landscapes of mini waterfalls and small caves, makes for a relaxing afternoon. 


Passport to Mallorca

READS HOTEL http://www.readshotel.com/


Passport to Mallorca

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Read Hotel

Experience luxury in an intimate setting at Reads Hotel. The first five star luxury hotel in the Mallorcean countryside, Reads Hotel has only fifteen suites and eight double rooms. Each room has a king sized bed and a full sized bath. Almost all the rooms have a private terrace complete with sunbeds for a private soak in the sun. The suites have a separate room with couches and chairs so you can entertain guests. The Princess suite has three different balconies and a Jacuzzi, ensuring that you’ll feel just like, well, a princess. The King suite has a terrace and two balconies as well as a Jacuzzi. The room itself is full of royal purple and gold accents that make the room look uber-luxurious. The Senorial suite is a huge room with a terrace. The true gem of hotel is the Sultan suite. This more than spacious room has a walled courtyard with a fountain. Everything from the curvature of the doorways to the rich colors and fabrics exudes luxury and beauty


Passport to Mallorca Reads Hotel

SPA Considered one of the top spas in the world, the Vespasian Spa has everything you could want. A steam room, Laconium, ice room, sauna, sensation showers, gym, and relaxation lounges are just the beginning of what this extensive facility has to offer. Meet with a nutritional consultant or a life coach to really make your vacation a life-changing experience. Take some healthy cooking classes and bring home skills to impress your friends with. The spa also has a fitness trainer and yoga instructors so you don’t have to miss a workout. The spa takes your health very seriously. All treatments require you to fill out a medical questionnaire before hand so they can insure that your experience is perfect. To experience “a sense of holistic well-being,” try the Thermal Circuit. Start off with a soak in the foot reflexology basin that’s meant to prepare you for the heat throughout the circuit and relax your body. Next is the Laconium, a gentle bath that’s meant to purify and detox. The herbal steam room is “especially good for congestion and the steam jet stimulates blood circulation.” The sauna is next, followed by the ice room where you can rub ice flakes into your skin, stimulating your circulation, lymphatic and immune system, and reliving yourself from all that heat. Finish the circuit in one of the rain showers and leave feeling refreshed. If you just want to swim, the hotel offers three different pools. The outdoor pool has beautiful views of the hotel and the landscape. The indoor pool lies in inside of an exact replica of the original house. Feel free to swim or indulge in one of the hydrotherapy activities. The hydropool has lumbar jets and neck and shoulder jets to ease any tension you might have. Couples must try the V.I.P. Moroccan Suite. A private steam cabin, hydo-massage bath, double massage bed, and relaxation couch provide a cozy haven where the two of you can indulge and relax with each other.


Passport to Mallorca Reads Hotel

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PLAY

Lunch and dinner can both be had at BLUES Brasserie, the hotel’s restaurant. A set three course menu for lunch is changed every two days. In the summer you can enjoy your meal out on the covered terrace overlooking the pool. In the winter, the restaurant moves inside into the 18th century olive pressing room. The menu is a mix of foods. You may choose the marinated “cerviche” of sea bass with a fennel and mango salad for your starter and have a classic hamburger for your main meal. Or, try the thai chicken green curry with steamed rice. Vegetarians will enjoy the tagliatelle with mushrooms, cream, and crème fraiche or the wok stirred fried vegetables. Dinner offers an extensive a la carte menu, complete with recommendations from the chef. For a special experience, sit at the chef ’s table. A maximum of six people can dine in the kitchen and watch the head chef and his team prepare your food. Preface your dinner by enjoying a drink at Browns bar. A mix of art, architecture, history, and music, the bar is set in a 16th century room resplendent with high stone arches and frescoes covering every wall. Try the Reads wine, fresh from the vineyard.

Reads Hotel is a central spot for a lot of biking in Mallorca. Besides being ideally situated right by a variety of routes, the hotel offers top of the line bikes and cyclist packages for those interested in staying with them. If biking isn’t your thing, the hotel can arrange a golfing trip to a nearby range. Gorgeous beaches are only a thirty minute drive away. Request a picnic basket from the chef and enjoy the food on a rented yacht or on a hike through the Tramuntana mountains. If you’re interested in something more sedentary, there’s a bird sanctuary thirty minutes away. An excellent place to go sight seeing is Palma, a fifteen minute drive from the hotel. Palma is rich in culture and history. Art lovers will delight in the galleries and museums, as well as the public art. Stunning churches are everywhere. Even those who aren’t religious will enjoy the stunning architecture and peaceful serenity.


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Girls’ Guide to MALDIVES

Girls’ Guide to MALDIVES

Passport to the Maldives Written by Elizabeth Camps

MALDIVES Stunning white-sand beaches, unrivalled luxury, private islands and an incredible underwater world make the Maldives a perfect destination for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday (or twice if you’re lucky!).


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Fly Sri Lankan Air www.srilankan.com/ When traveling to the Maldives, there’s only one-way to go: through Sri Lankan Air! It is the national airline of Sri Lanka and considered a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability and punctuality. Their mission is to be the most preferred airline in Asia, and it has certainly taken big strides to reach that goal. The airline services 64 international destinations worldwide, making it very simple to get to the Maldives. With awards such as World’s Friendliest Cabin Service, Best Airline in Central Asia, and even Airline of the Year, you can expect nothing but the best quality when flying with Sri Lankan Air. Before flying with Sri Lankan Air, be sure you have all of your flight information in order for a great experience. The airline values their customers and is ready to assist travelers so that you arrive relaxed and rejuvenated for your holiday. While waiting for your flight, relax at the two different lounges in the Bandaranaike International Airport. Request a free 15-minute massage or choose from a variety of beverages and snacks. Need to get some business done? No problem; the business center is perfect for last-minute emails or arrangements before your flight. The Serendiva Lounge, located on Level 2 of the Departure Hall at the Bandaranaike International Airport, is open 24 hours and is home to the business center along with lounge sofas for those wanting to get some “R&R” before flying. Its large variety of both international and local gourmet dishes can satisfy any palate and its full bar service is the perfect compliment to the dishes.

The Palm Strip Lounge, located on the first floor of the Departure Hall overlooking the aircraft parking bay, is also open 24-hours and offers à la carte meals and a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. During your flight to the beautiful country of the Maldives, this airline provides everything you need for a cross-continental flight. Looking to catch up on the latest news? Most flights on Sri Lankan Air provide newspapers and magazines, both local and international. Additionally, the airline provides postcards on board for those wanting to send a short message to family and friends. If you’re looking to freshen up towards the end of your flight, the airline provides toothbrushes, towels, soap, skin tonic, cologne, shaving equipment and after-shave lotion to aid any flyer in refreshing. The airline also hosts several short exercises and stretches to keep you from getting sore and stiff during long flights. With the preparation of your travel out the way, get ready to explore the wonders of the Maldives


JUHMEIRAH DHEVANAFUSHI


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JUHMEIRAH DHEVANAFUSHI

www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/maldives/jumeirah-dhevanafushi/ Synonymous for luxury, Jumeirah resorts lead the way in unparalleled extravagance in the Maldives. At the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, guests can expect a tranquil experience. This secret hideaway tucked by the Indian Ocean offers just what you need for a perfect escape. The luscious foliage and crystal blue waters over long stretches of golden sands come together to create a sanctuary for guests and its exotic beauty is considered by some to be the most remote luxury on earth.

STAY Accommodations at the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi offer a variety of residences. Beginning with the Beach Revives Villa, this room creates a seductively enchanting experience for guests. A personal butler service, high ceilings, and stunning sunrises framed by panoramic windows create a breathtaking experience. Relax by the private pool or take an outdoor rain shower to rejuvenate your senses before settling into a restful night of sleep on the four-poster bed. The Beach Island Revives Villas offer by luxurious accommodation combined with panoramic ocean views to make an idyllic little paradise. Take a stroll through the private garden, have a dip in your private pool and enjoy personal butler service available to see to that every wish is your reality. Finish the day with exclusive beach access and snuggle up in the largest beds that the Maldives has to offer. The Beach Sanctuaries are two-bedroom villas with a more specific angle of privacy and tranquility to add for guests. An en-suite bathroom and shower area in the second bedroom, along with special access to the maxi-bar and seating area are perfect for a family vacation. The Beach Sanctuaries Sunset two- bedroom villas are is similar to the Beach Sanctuaries villas, but with a breathtaking view to watch the sunset each night. Additionally, guests have an outdoor rain shower and luxury bath amenities as well as a living area and outdoor relaxation area. The Ocean Revives villas create an elevated level of splendor for guests. Rooms are positioned in the perfect place to watch glorious sunsets and the villas are built directly over the Indian Ocean. Living and dining areas, tranquil bathrooms, and stunning panoramic views only add to the villas’ excellence. Walk out onto the private deck and choose to either go straight into the ocean or take a dip into the private pool, The Ocean Revives Sunset villa is similar in setting to the Ocean Revives villa and adds an even greater panoramic view of sunsets each evening.

The Ocean Sanctuary Villa surpasses even your greatest fantasies of luxurious accommodations. A one-of-a-kind property, this villa is located directly over the ocean. Its spacious layout only adds to the luxury found in this villa, along with its sea-life inspired interior design and marble bath features. The private deck extending out into the ocean invite guests to swim in the Indian Ocean or look out while relaxing in the exclusive pool. Private butler services are provided as well.


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EAT Get ready to indulge your senses with the flavors of four restaurants, Azara, Johara, Khibar and Mumayaz at the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi. Azara brings an international cuisine for guests who want to taste their way around the world. Begin with delicious, fresh baked pastries in the mornings for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, feast yourself on the à la carte menu while enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the Indian Ocean waves quietly splashing at the shore. A private chef ’s table brings specially prepared meals. Johara is named as the “taste of paradise.” Prepare yourself for an unforgettable dining experience with dishes created specifically for your tastes. Add the finishing touches to your perfect meal with wine from their significant and extensive selection sourced to provide the very best in quality and to complement every meal and occasion perfectly. At the Khibar, you can watch the breathtaking sunsets while sipping on masterpiece cocktails. The best cocktails in the Maldives can be found here along with snacks and nibbles to compliment your drinks. Whether you choose a signature martini or a refreshing concoction, get ready to be seduced by the relaxed atmosphere and view of the Khibar. And finally, the Mumayaz is ideal for guests who want to beach-dine in style. Imagine fine dining under the stars with the fluffy sands beneath your feet and the ocean spreading in front of you . A weekly “Maldivian Night” allow guests to immerse themselves in the Maldivian culture through an evening of tradition and celebration with local cuisine and entertainment.


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Experience the Talise Spa and get lost in the luxury and tranquility of this signature spa experience overlooking the Maldivian coastline. Here, find yourself reconnecting with nature through signature treatments delivered by spa experts.

At the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, there is no shortage of activities. Culinary demonstrations with hotel chefs allow guests to bring home delicious flavors to their loved ones. A large range of water sports—including wake boarding, water skiing, wind surfing, guided snorkeling, and a variety of diving courses and so much more—give guests a variety of things to do at the beach, with instructors on hand for those in need.

Each treatment at the Talise Spa is tailored to each guest’s individual requirements. Romantic treatments are also available for couples who want to discover tranquility and relaxation together in an intimate setting.

Additionally, the Talise Fitness center provides a modernly equipped gym and professional trainer on site for those who want to keep up with daily exercise during their stay.


JUHMEIRAH VITAVELLI


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JUHMEIRAH VITAVELLI

www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/maldives/jumeirah-vittaveli/ At the Jumeirah Vitavelli, prepare yourself for the ultimate relaxation experience. Whether it’s a romantic getaway for you and your special someone or a vacation for the whole family, the nature, hospitality, and five-star amenities of the Vitavelli promise to create only the most indulging experience. This resort combines accessibility with luxury and privacy, just a short 20-minute boat ride from the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.

STAY Luxurious accommodation awaits you at the Vitavelli, offering an unmatched experience of sumptuous suites, state-ofthe art everything, incredible views and over-the-top amenities. The Beach Villa with Pool Sunrise offers guests spacious interior areas with direct access to the sandy beaches and ocean. This villa is positioned perfectly to catch the morning sunrise. Relax and soak up the sun on the individual sunbeds or take a refreshing midday dip into a private “L-shaped ” pool. The semi-open shower experience is nothing short of excellent paired with the open-air bathroom and marble bathtub. The Beach Villa with Pool Sunset is identical to the Beach Villa with Pool Sunrise with the exception of the different positioning for perfect views of the sunset each evening. The Two-Bedroom Beach Suite with Pool is a harmonious blend of space, service, and privacy. This suite is perfect for families with its two-level design. The 24-hour access to a personal butler takes care of your every need as you relax in the living room, terrace, or private swimming pool. The Water Villa with Pool Sunrise is considered the pinnacle of spectacular design with villas built directly over the ocean. Glass floors throughout the living spaces bring you that

much closer to the Maldivian marine life. For an even higher level of comfort and relaxation, spend time in the day sala or dip into the private infinity edge pool. Breathtaking views of the sunrise each morning can be seen from the villa—with its perfect sunrise positioning—whether through the floorto-ceiling windows or the private deck. The Water Villa with Pool Sunset is identical in style and setting to the Water Villa with Pool Sunrise, with the exception of its perfect sunset positioning. The Ocean Suite with Pool, accessible only by speedboat, takes it one step further when it comes to ocean-top accommodations. If you’re looking for a luxe, private retreat, the Ocean Suite with Pool is unrivaled for accommodation in the Maldives. Two floors offer full comfort with the highest level of opulence including glass floors to watch the aquatic life from the comfort of your living room. The uniquely covered terrace is placed atop platforms and wood verandas that lead you directly into the lagoon of crystal- clear waters.


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EAT Choose from five different locations throughout the Vitavelli when deciding where to dine. Whether the Aqua Dinner, Baree, Fenesse, Mu Beach Bar & Grill, or Private Beach BBQ and more, the Vitavelli has just what you need. At the Aqua Dinner, guests can expect a gourmet menu on elegantly set tables. Candle light and white linen set the tone for the evening as you sink your toes into the refreshing waters under the stars. Bar-ee is perfect for guests who want to sip drinks while soaking up the sun as it sets in a panoramic view. A menu full of a wide range of signature cocktails is the perfect pairing to your relaxing evening as you lounge poolside on day beds. Fennesse, serving cuisine inspired by France, Italy, and Spain, offers only the freshest ingredients, all prepared to tantalize your taste buds with alluring flavors and aromas from the Mediterranean served under the stars Mu Beach Bar & Grill offers an intimate candlelit setting serving premium meat and fresh seafood that is grilled to perfection.

Jumeirah Vitavelli A Private Beach BBQ is also available at romantic beachfront locations, enjoyed with your own personal chef and server. If you’re looking for an even more intimate setting to share with your special someone, opt for the Romantic Dinner. A luxurious event with perfectly chilled champagne, breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, romantic flower turn down service in your villa, and an intimate butler-drawn bath combined to create a romantic event like no other. The Samsara Restaurant brings culinary masterpieces in an all- day dining restaurant. Delight yourself in eclectic dishes from Asia and all over the world. Sandbank picnics put guests right on the beach in a uniquely intimate dining setting complete with personal chef and server to greet you with chilled glasses of champagne. The Sunrise Breakfast is the perfect way to start the day with an in-villa gourmet breakfast served with champagne on your over-water gazebo.


Passport to the Maldives Jumeirah Vitavelli

SPA Unwind at the Talise Spa and get lost in the luxury and tranquility of this original spa experience overlooking the Maldivian coastline. Here you will find yourself in pure bliss with the spa’s signature treatments delivered by spa experts. Each treatment at the Talise Spa is tailored to each guest’s individual requests and requirements. Romantic options are also available for couples that who want to discover tranquility and relaxation together in an intimate setting. You can also enjoy yoga sessions, integrated into the spa treatments.


Passport to the Maldives Jumeirah Vitavelli

PLAY While staying at Vitavelli, you can jump into every watersport with total abandon. From jet skiing and wind surfing, to snorkeling and parasailing, Vitavelli has everything you need for an adrenaline filled day. If scuba diving is on your itinerary, the resort’s comprehensive dive center offers instruction, equipment and professional instructors for PADI certification courses, introductory, intermediate and advanced diving. Ideal for families, the resort’s Kids Club and Teen Lounge keep children entertained with its own pool along with game rooms and a variety of activities. The friendly team conducts educational and recreational activities for kids, including supervised swim and snorkeling lessons, cooking classes, t-shirt painting, face painting, and educational insights into the flora, fauna and marine life of the Maldives.


PARK HYATT


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This luxury resort is dedicated to creating a memorable and enjoyable experience for its guests. Lavish accommodation, exceptional dining, beach activities and romantic evenings under the stars combine to make an unforgettable experience for every guest at the Park Hyatt Maldives. This eco-friendly hotel has a total of 50 villas, each with its own special set up. Multilingual hotel staff make it easy for guests to communicate and easy for hotel staff to cater to your every need.

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For accommodations at the Park Hyatt in Maldives, select from the Park Villa, Park Pool Villa, and Park Water Villa. Constructed from natural timber and stone, the Park Villa allows natural light to flow in with floor-to-ceiling windows. The king- size bed makes it perfect for relaxing. Outdoors, you’ll find a private deck and table with chairs, sunbeds, and private outdoor bath and shower area. These areas also include a terrazzo bathtub and rain shower as well as private beach access. The Park Water Villa has a spectacular 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean as it sits atop the water. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow beautiful rays of lights to enter the villa. Individual access to the coral-filled waters below only adds to the villa’s sense of luxury. Finish the day by getting a restful night of sleep on a king size bed.


Passport to the Maldives Park Hyatt

EAT When it’s time to eat, choose from the Dining Room, the Island Grill, the Bar, the Dhoni, or enjoy private dining or room service if you’re in the mood for a romantic evening in your villa. Begin the evening with signature cocktails served by the resort’s in-house mixologist at the beachside bar or at the Dhoni, a traditional fishing boat in the Maldives, which is the most unique and impressive visual feature on the island. Relax and unwind with laid-back dining at the Island Grill and enjoy fresh seafood exotic spices and lush tropical fruits, resulting in a truly inspired Maldives dining experience. The Dining Room has a more contemporary à la carte menu serving an international cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy your meal alongside beautiful views of the ocean, next to the infinity edge pool. An outstanding wine list is also available If you’re in the mood for a more intimate setting, opt for private dining at one of the several private dining venues around the island, whether it is Nature, Starlight or Sunset, Lagoon or Beach. You can also choose to dine in-villa, with the Park Hyatt’s excellent in-room dining. An extensive all-day menu is available from both the Dining Room and the Island Grill and can be arranged for you when you wish.

PLAY The Park Hyatt offers a playground of water activities including kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, sport fishing, dolphin spotting and sunset cruises. If you feel like staying out of the water, the resort also offers Maldivian cooking classes and guided island visits along with tailor-made excursions and trips to uninhabited islands for a romantic day on your own island. Take a dip in the main freshwater infinity pool overlooking the ocean, or enjoy the spa pool for a more secluded experience. For those wanting to keep up with their fitness routine, a contemporary gym, open 24//7, is available to guests with the latest gym equipment.


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SPA The Vidhun Spa at the Park Hyatt carries just as much excellence and luxury as does the rest of the hotel. Prepare to embrace the beauty of the island while experiencing Maldivian holistic wellness. The name of the spa means “to shine� and the team of workers at the spa want to help their guests do just that. An infinity pool at the spa creates serenity for guests while the garden cabanas offer a place for guests to relax their body and mind. Upon arrival, the signature scents of lime and lemongrass are applied to your wrist while guests listen to traditional music, bringing them into the Maldivian heritage. A coconut drink is then offered to begin this one-of-a-kind experience. At the spa, there are five different couples treatment villas, each one named after flora and fauna, which are vital to many key treatments. Treatments begin with a mineral salt foot scrub and then guests are brought to a private shaded garden to enjoy refreshing herbal teas and sorbets. From there, enjoy the tranquility pool and garden cabanas throughout the rest of your spa experience. There are many body, massage, face, and package treatments available. Some of the massage treatments include hot stone, Thai, pressure point, and Hoonu Turquoise Blue.

Apart from the Vidhun Spa, relax and unwind through the art of yoga. Yoga classes’ are led by an on-site instructor are available for private or group sessions. Choose to have your yoga class in the studio for sunrise or opt for a yoga session right in your villa, for sunset. There are a wide variety of yoga classes and meditation classes ranging from introductory to advanced levels that make these classes perfect for beginners and advanced levels.


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W MALDIVES

W Maldives

www.wretreatmaldives.com Looking for an oh-so chic getaway in the Maldives? The W Resort & Spa Maldives exudes style and five-star luxury with their philosophy, “whatever, whenever”. A tropical playground at its finest, the W it is perfect destination to escape in style.

STAY Accommodations at the W Resort & Spa give guests several options, including the Beach Oasis, Ocean Oasis, Ocean Oasis Lagoon View, Seascape Escape, and Ocean Haven. The Beach Oasis is a bi-level beachfront retreat designed with simplicity in mind. The spacious outdoor lower deck, complete with a plunge pool and circular daybed create absolute privacy just for you. Inside, a plasma TV and high-speed Internet await those who want to stay in for a while. Relax on the king -size signature W bed while sipping on wine from the wine fridge and enjoying a snack from the munchies box. Bathe in the open- roof bath area complete with rain shower and standalone bathtub. A double daybed awaits upstairs, along with a fridge, BBQ area and hideaway living area. The Ocean Oasis allows guests to look out at the marine life of the island from the privacy of your plunge pool, sundeck, or glass floor. Soak up the rays of the sun on the circular daybeds located on the sundeck, or draw in the curtains if you’d like to nap under the cool shade. A grill is available for some on-hand barbecue to pair with a delectable wine from the wine fridge. Complimentary high-speed Internet access along with a plasma TV are available. Feel at one with the ocean in the bathroom with a glass- bottom floor as you turn on the underwater lights and illuminate the ocean’s nightlife. Ocean Oasis Lagoon View is an over-the-water, one-bedroom retreat that overlooks the stunning turquoise lagoon and allows you to plunge right in from the comfort of your personal deck. Feel like swimming, snorkeling, or just floating? Choose any and dive right in, The private sun deck, circular day beds and plunge pool combine to create the perfect private serene experience. Enjoy fine wines from the wine fridge or whip up some snacks on the grill. Glass panels on the floors bring you closer to the ocean than ever before and allow you to illuminate the underwater nightlife of the ocean with underwater lights. Wrap it up in a king-sized bed at the end of the day. Seascape Escape is a two-bedroom junior suite stretching out over the water to create the most exhilarating experience. It’s very spacious sundeck and oversized infinity plunge pool allow guests to chose between a refreshing dip in the water or a sun-soaked afternoon of relaxation. Work on your tan on the daybeds or use them to stargaze the night away. Wine fridge and grill are also available

in this room, as are comfy couches and a dining area. A refreshment center, powder room, and glass floor are the final elements that bring together the beautiful experience of this suite. Ocean Haven is the ultimate two-bedroom tropical dream villa, extending out over the ocean as well. Custom furnishings and amenities have been selected for this villa to create a heavenly experience. The master suite creates stunning panoramic views of the ocean along with a sitting area and king-sized bed under cathedral ceilings. An oversized circular bathtub along with a private bathroom in the junior suite allows an optimal amount of privacy. A lounging couch, kitchenette, plasma TV, powder room, and glass floor are just a few of the many elements that make this suite the most amazing experience yet out of all the villas. Infinity edge plunge pool, wraparound sundeck and daybeds, floor-to-ceiling windows close the deal.


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EAT At the W Resort & Spa guests can choose from a list of restaurants, lounge bars, nightclub and even private dining. For restaurants, choose from Kitchen, Fire, and Fish. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Kitchen with a twist on at-home dining. Fire brings the flavors of the wild side to your table and Fish allows you to feast on the freshest catch of the day set above the Indian Ocean. As for lounge bars, select from Wet or Sip. At Wet, prepare for refreshing drinks as you swim up to the pool bar. Sip allows you to quench your thirst with some of the most delicious cocktails in The Maldives as you watch the stunning views of the sunset. 15Below, the nightclub, lets guests dance the night away in the island life way. Drink, dance, and lounge through the night to the beats of the resident DJ. Rather have a more private experience? Opt for private dining! All you have to do is choose your venue location and the hotel staff will take care of the rest. From the beautifully concocted menus, all to your villa.


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SPA For relaxation, escape in the AWAY Spa with many treatments such as massages, ayurvedic treatments, body treatments, facial treatments, and hand and foot treatments. “All treatments include an aromatic steam bath, a tropical rain shower and/or a fragrant bath, and a refreshing body moisturizing treatment.” Indoor and outdoor treatment areas and villas allow guests to have total privacy as they melt the stress away and enter a state of total relaxation.

PLAY There’s a lot to do at the W Resort & Spa. Choose from a diving center, many water activities and sports, or enjoy the outdoor infinity pool. Enjoy paddle boarding, wind surfing, parasailing, water skiing, and many other water sports for the most adventurous experience. Sail away on the ESCAPE yacht, and choose from sunset cruises to an overnight trip to add to your luxurious stay at this resort. A fitness center is available with a wide array of gym equipment for the benefit of guests. Get 24/7 accesses to the Fitness Center with your key card.


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SHERATON

www.sheratonmaldives.com If you’re looking to stay on Male, the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa is a spot for couples and families.

STAY Select from the Beach Front Deluxe Rooms, Island Cottages, Beach Front Cottages, Water Bungalows, Water Villas, Ocean Villas and Water Suite. Each accommodation gets more and more luxurious as you move down the list. From spectacular ocean views to king -size beds and even a mini plunge pool, you can expect a level of excellence on par with the best in The Maldives.

EAT Before leaving, it’s important to sample the wonderful eateries provided by the Sheraton. Choose from several restaurants and lounges, including Feast, Sand Coast, Sea Salt, Baan Thai, Anchorage Bar, Drifters, or Beach Bar. Each restaurant or lounge carries a specific kind of dining to cater to your every craving whether it be casual dining, beach grill, terrace bar or even al fresco dining. The Sheraton hotel has it all just for you to enjoy.

SPA Select from the Beach Front Deluxe Rooms, Island Cottages, Beach Front Cottages, Water Bungalows, Water Villas, Ocean Villas and Water Suite. Each accommodation gets more and more luxurious as you move down the list. From spectacular ocean views to king -size beds and even a mini plunge pool, you can expect a the same level of excellence on par with the best in The Maldives.


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Passport to Morocco Written by Raquel Levy

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Breathtaking mountains and clear blue oceans on one end and a colorful city life of markets and monuments on another, a trip to Morocco is as diverse as it is enchanting. You’ll be drawn in by the culture, fine craftsmanship of the architecture and the tranquil beauty of the landscapes. With this guide you’ll visit lively Marrakech and find luxurious accommodations with winning spa and dining experiences, discover the seaside city of Essaouira where the Atlantic coast will renew your spirits with an invigorating sunrise yoga class, and much more. Morocco’s mountains are begging to be explored, cliffs waiting to be hiked, and new aromas and flavors meant to be uncovered; a home away from home awaits you in this magical country.

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JNANE TAMSNA STAY Inspired by a desire to experience the true beauty of mysterious Marrakech, along with scenes of dining under the stars and thousands of palm trees creating an oasis, Gary Martin and Meryanne Loum-Martin created Jnane Tamsna more than 20 years ago. Their combined experience in luxury villas and landscapes created a tranquil, family-friendly escape. The private estate is home to nine landscaped acres and 24 bedrooms across three properties, Jnane House, Jnane Moussafir and Jnane Villa. Guests enjoy five pools set by fragrant plants and flowers, a tennis court and the impressive organic gardens located on the grounds. Olive groves, herb gardens, lemon trees, ornamental flowerbeds, and date palms comprise the gardens, often used for the hotel’s own cuisine.

closets and access to individual roof terraces. Bathrooms are equipped with a fireplace, bathtub and separate shower. For those traveling in a larger group or with family, the Casablanca and Calligraphy suites are ideal. With a stylish swimming pool, a lavish foyer and surrounded by its own Mediterranean gardens, the Jnane Villa offers five suites with open fireplaces, a large dining room, and veranda. Separately, the Jnane Villa Pavilion boasts a private pool bordered by lavender and olive trees, and two suites with fireplaces, a sitting room and gorgeous outside dining area.

The ten bedrooms at the Jnane House vary from those at garden level--some around a courtyard--to upper level rooms adjacent to a wide terrace. No matter what room you choose, you’re sure to have perfect views both inside with the distinct contemporary Moroccan décor and out at the luscious gardens and picturesque Marrakech. The Jnane House, designed to combine the openness of a country home and layout of a traditional ryad (courtyard house), will take you by shaded pathways to beautiful private spots for dining, reading or simply relaxing. From West Africa to Northern India and inspired by Islamic art, the five suites in Jnane Moussafir will make your journey in Marrakech complete. The suites--African, Casablanca, Calligraphy, Persian and Indian--all host private verandas overlooking a garden, fireplaces, walk-in Jnane Tamsna Marrakech, Morroco

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SPA Guests can instantly relax while taking in the peaceful ambiance of Jnane Tamsna with its minimalist approach to traditional Oriental luxury, but if you find yourself needing more relaxation, Jnane staff can arrange just that. Jnane offers spa services like massages— both couples and personal—reflexology and hammam treatments. You can also find harmony and relaxation through a group or private yoga class.

PLAY The vibrant city of Marrakech will leave you with much to do and many things to see, and activities can be arranged through the hotel. Downtime at Jnane can be spent playing tennis or at any of the five pools, and several pathways outside the gates provide a picturesque route for jogging or cycling. Golf courses and riding stables are within a fifteen-minute drive from the hotel and then there’s all of Marrakech to explore!

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Jnane Tamsna Marrakech, Morroco

Jnane Tamsna Marrakech, Morroco


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Jnane Tamsna Marrakech, Morroco

EAT Once you’re fully relaxed, embrace your spontaneity at the hotel’s restaurant with a menu that changes daily. But, rest assured, Jnane’s cuisine is known for fresh ingredients, harvested directly from its own organic garden or gathered from the best local markets. Mealtime is traditionally important and a significant staple of Moroccan hospitality, so the wish of Jnane staff is that guests feel like they are dining at a friend’s home. Inform staff of any dietary restrictions and prepare for a delicious blend of Mediterranean, European and local Marrakech cuisine. Breakfast is included in the hotel fee and lunch and dinner are booked by reservation. For guests who wish to immerse themselves completely in Moroccan food culture, Jnane offers cooking classes. Chef Bahija has been with Jnane Tamsna for more than 12 years and has a passion for local dishes and the cultural aspects of Moroccan cuisine. Her classes, featured on television programs in the US and Europe, take you through authentic organic dishes as well as the traditions behind them. After your masterpiece is complete, you can take your meal in the scenic courtyard or main dining room.

Jnane Tamsna Marrakech, Morroco

Jnane Tamsna Marrakech, Morroco


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SELMAN MARRAKECH STAY For an experience to parallel the most striking scenes of a Mediterranean film, Selman Marrakech embodies extravagance in its design, amenities and state-of-the-art stables. home to 16 purebred Arabian horses. Created by a brother/ sister team, Abdeslam and Saida Bennani Smires, the hotel is meant to welcome guests as friends and reflect faithfulness to local traditions. The 60 guestrooms and suites at Selman Marrakech are stylishly equipped with separate bathtubs and showers, furnished balconies with mountain, pool or garden views, designer toiletries and much more. With large private terraces, the Superior and Deluxe Rooms are known for their peaceful atmosphere and dĂŠcor, the technology hidden so as to not mar the feel of a traditional palace. The upper rooms enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area while those on the ground floor open into the gardens. The large bathrooms with black and white mosaic tiles also feature a dressing area. The Junior Suites combine embroidery, latticework, leather trunks and mosaic tiles to pay homage to Moroccan workmanship. These suites open to terraces to views of lush gardens, the pool, Atlas Mountains or nearby horses. Located in the main building and opening to an outdoor lounge, the Deluxe Suites feature a large bedroom, expansive living room, two separate terraces and two dressing rooms. The bathroom area, which opens to a patio, is brilliantly sunlit. Finally, set apart from the hotel and enhanced by the 24-hour services of a private butler, the riads are perfect for a romantic getaway. Entrances at these luxurious private villas begin in a patio complete with a central fountain, and each villa has a private garden and pool.

Selman Marrakech Marrakech, Morroco

Selman Marrakech Marrakech, Morroco

Selman Marrakech Marrakech, Morroco


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SPA In addition to three swimming pools and a health club, Selman Marrakech has a full-service spa and steam room. The seven treatment rooms at the Espace VitalitĂŠ Chenot can take you to a world of complete relaxation with massages, facials, body wraps and scrubs, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa also features a Turkish Hammam room in homage to Oriental wellbeing practices.

PLAY Selman Marrakech enjoys a location far enough away from the city’s center for guests to find peace, but close enough that a short drive will take you right to main square Djemaa El Fna. You can enjoy horseback riding at a nearby equestrian school, excursions to the Samanah Golf Course and Essaouria beaches to trek on a camel, a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, the tallest building in Marrakech, or the beautiful Majorelle Gardens.

Selman Marrakech Marrakech, Morroco

Selman Marrakech Marrakech, Morroco

Selman Marrakech Marrakech, Morroco


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Selman Marrakech Marrakech, Morroco

EAT Begin your day at Selman with breakfast while admiring the Arabian horses, and take your meal al fresco if the weather permits. Restaurant Selman, offering a specialty of Moroccan cuisine, serves breakfast, dinner and drinks along with fantastic views of the garden. You can dine upstairs by the fireplace or outdoors on the terrace, enjoying the fact that your vegetables may very well have been grown in the kitchen garden onsite. For lunch, The Pavilion Assil Restaurant overlooks the pool and garden and specializes in Mediterranean Cuisine. Dine inside or covered by a screen-shaded area of the garden.

Selman Marrakech Marrakech, Morroco

Selman Marrakech Marrakech, Morroco


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Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morroco

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ROYAL MANSOUR

Built at the request of the King of Morocco, the magnificent Royal Mansour is located in the heart of the city but designed to be an intensely luxurious escape from reality with its rich gardens and Moroccan artisan craftsmanship. With immense attention to detail, thousands of local artisans crafted the mosaic tiling, geometrically carved wood, latticework, stucco and many more aspects of the 53-riad hotel. Past the grand courtyard with strategically arranged trees, plant and flower life, the villa-like riads are only accessible to the hotel’s guests. The riads span over three floors and comprise of one to four bedrooms, each around a central courtyard, and rooms on the ground floor feature a living room, lobby, bar, and outdoor patio. Larger riads have dining rooms and galleries, and others private roof terraces with plunge pools, private hammams or Bedouin tented areas. Each riad is uniquely designed and handcrafted and individually decorated with custom furniture, fine fabrics and antiques. The riads are also equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as roofs with sensors that close automatically when sensing rain and rooms with touch panel controls.

Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morroco

Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morroco

Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morroco


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SPA For guests seeking a spa journey, the Royal Mansour Spa is an impressive three-story edifice that embodies stimulation and tranquility. Before a treatment, guests meet individually with a spa expert to determine a specialized package to meet the needs, desires and health goals of each visit. While conversing with the expert in the spa’s tranquil alcoves, guests can also receive guidance in matters of nutrition, stress and exercise. Based on Moroccan health rituals, treatments offered include massages, facials, water and enveloping treatments. The spa is also home to two Hammams, a Watsu bath area, a hairdressing salon with manicure and pedicure suites, an indoor swimming pool, boutique shop, fitness equipment and relaxation areas where guests can enjoy a quiet moment along with nutritious snacks, herbal teas and juices.

PLAY During your stay at the Royal Mansour, you might forget the hotel is located in the heart of the city, but at stepping outside the gates you’ll encounter colorful Marrakech and its many attractions. Just steps away from the hotel you’ll find Koutoubia Minaret, the largest mosque in Morocco, El Badi Palace, twelve-acre botanical garden Majorelle Garden, and main square and marketplace Djemaa el Fna. For guests traveling with a little ones, the Royal Mansour Kids Club is the perfect place for both tots and parents to find fun, songs, games and sweet treats.

Royal Mansour Spa Marrakech, Morroco

Royal Mansour Spa Marrakech, Morroco

Royal Mansour Spa Marrakech, Morroco

Royal Mansour Spa Marrakech, Morroco


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EAT Much like everything else at Royal Mansour, the restaurants and bars offer the best of Morocco and beyond with a modern approach. Celebrated Parisian chef Yannick AllĂŠno leads two restaurants on the property, La Grande Table Marocaine serving traditional Moroccan cuisine with a twist, and La Grande Table Francaise offering fine French gourmet dining. Housed in the lobby, al-fresco restaurant La Table serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with options to dine under the olive trees or on the veranda. Guests can choose to dine in the privacy of their riads, the roof terrace, or any of the private spots around the property. In addition to the restaurants, Royal Mansour is home to a large variety of bars and lounges to satisfy every taste. Located in the Spa and open throughout the day, Le Salon de ThĂŠ offers healthy, light meals or drinks. Within the lobby building, Le Bar is an elegant pink gold cocktail bar and lounge, Le Piano Bar overlooks the Andalusian gardens and offers live relaxing piano music with your beverages, and Le Bar a CigarĂŠ offers famous cigars along with vintage spirits.

Royal Mansour Spa Marrakech, Morroco

Royal Mansour Spa Marrakech, Morroco

Royal Mansour Spa Marrakech, Morroco


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LA MAMOUNIA STAY This legendary Moroccan palace opened in 1923 and has since been redesigned by internationally celebrated designer Jacques Garcia into the luxurious La Mamounia hotel. Long a standard of Moroccan hospitality, La Mamounia has served countless celebrities and historical figures like Winston Churchill and Princess Caroline of Monaco. The hotel is settled in a 17-acre park with luscious gardens abounding in fruit trees, fragrant flowers and hundred-year-old olive trees, yet is located only a five minute walk from the main square. The hotel’s 135 Rooms, 71 suites and 3 riads range come in a great variety of sizes, amenities and gorgeous views. The Hivernage rooms and suites overlook the hotel’s main entrance, with the Classic rooms located on the lower floors and Superior on the upper levels. Deluxe rooms and suites include the Koutoubia, overlooking the Koutoubia mosque, Park, featuring views of the hotel’s famous gardens, and Agdal rooms, which offer sights from the pool, gardens and Atlas mountains. The rooms are equipped with a full king bed or two double beds, as well as either a balcony or terrace. All rooms feature soothingly lit marble bathrooms with a Moroccan-style walk-in shower. The Hivernage, Park and Agdal suites comprise of spacious lounges, terraces, bathrooms with separate showers, seating areas and walkin wardrobes. Located on the ground floor, the two-story Duplex Suites feature bedrooms at garden level opening to a terrace and pool area, and a large balcony on the top floor. Koutoubia, Agdal and Park Executive Suites were designed with fine handcrafter materials and include a powder room, walk-in dressing room, salon, and a bedroom that opens into a balcony. The extravagant Prestige Suites are beautifully designed with two living rooms, dining and sitting areas and a large walk-in wardrobe and enjoy panoramic views of the gardens.

La Mamouina Marrakech, Morroco

La Mamounia also offers six signature suites, each unique and exclusive. Perfect for lovers, the romantic Baldaquin Suite includes a furnished salon that opens to a balcony with views of the gardens and Atlas mountains, a canopy king size bed and a hand painted wooden ceiling. With views over the mosque, the Koutoubia Suite offers a glimpse into mysterious Marrakech with its tiled walled, ceilings carved from hand painted woods and a menzeh-style lounge. Named in honor of one of La Mamounia’s biggest fans, the Churchill Suite overlooks the gardens Sir Winston Churchill loved to paint and is home to his umbrella, hat, an unfinished painting and original documents outlining his life. Another tribute suite, the Majorelle Suite is named after Moroccan painter Jacques Majorelle and enjoys views over the gardens and Atlas mountains, two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and authentic Moroccan décor with an emphasis on the painter’s signature color, blue. With painstaking detail, the Marqueterie Suite blends modern amenities with Moroccan design elements like wooden paintings of local sights, and also comprises two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and overlooks the gardens and mountains. Made to recreate the splendor of ancient Moroccan palaces, the two bedroom Al Mamoun Suite was crafted by local artisans and was carefully designed to set the standard for Moroccan luxury. For the greatest privacy and lavishness, three riads are located in the heart of the legendary gardens. Each riad features three bathrooms with en suite bathrooms, a large dining room and a private terrace with its own heated swimming pool. Each guest’s experience is enhanced with a welcome cocktail and local delicacies in each room, suite and riad.

La Mamouina Pool Marrakech, Morroco


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La Mamouina Spa Marrakech, Morroco

SPA True indulgence in relaxation, La Mamounia’s spa is considered one of the best in Marrakech. This is no surprise considering its extensive menu of treatments and packages, first class products and lavish décor. Guests are pampered with internationally known brands like Shiseido, a combination of Eastern aesthetics and Western science whose Japanese characters mean “praise of the virtues of earth, which nur tures new life and brings forth new values,” all 13 products of the marocMaroc line conjuring Morocan fragrances like roses, almonds and oranges, and the luxurious treatments for hands, feet and body of Austrian line Laric. Guests can also choose from La Mamounia Spa’s exclusive products like

black soap, ghassoul (a mineral clay extracted from the Atlas mountains), argan oil, rose water and scented orange water. The spa also benefits from an in-house hair salon and traditional barber for men. Further enhance your relaxation or find invigoration at the hotel’s glistening outdoor and indoor pools or the fullyequipped Fitness Pavilion where guests can attend yoga, pilates or aerobics classes.


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EAT With four restaurants and five hotel bars, even the choosiest of eaters will enjoy dining at La Mamounia. A buffet breakfast is served Mediterranean cuisine style at the laidback, poolside restaurant Le Pavillon de la Piscine, also open for a lunch buffet and Sunday brunch. For lunch, guests can also choose from French contemporary cuisine at the formal Le Français and Italian dining at the dimly lit L’Italien. Dinner is served a la carte at Le Marocain, the perfect combination of tradition and innovation of Moroccan cuisine that can be consumed while enjoying live Moroccan music. The five hotel bars are five different experiences, sip on a drink with a view at Le Bar Marocain on the rooftop of the Moroccan restaurant, visit the stylish Le Bar Italien located in the Majorelle Gallery for a martini, or seek some shade at the poolside Le Bar Pavillon de la Piscine. To satisfy a sweet tooth, Le Menzeh “Glacier & Pâtissier” is veiled in the gardens and serves sweet local and international delicacies.

PLAY You’ll never have a dull moment at La Mamounia. Try your hand at tennis in the hotel’s clay courts, where tennis champion Henri Leconte hosts tournaments throughout the year. You can also book a lesson with a professional coach. In addition to having proximity to the Koutoubia Mosque and Djemaa el Fna square, the hotel can also arrange excursions for you like hot air ballooning in the nearby Atlas mountains, tours of villages or shopping centers.

La Mamouina Restaurant Marrakech, Morroco

La Mamouina Restaurant Marrakech, Morroco


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Riad Kniza Marrakech, Morroco

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Pepe Nero Marrakech, Morroco


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CAFE ARABE Traditional Moroccan hospitality meets local and Italian cuisine for an experience that will transport you while making you feel right at home. Located in the Medina of Marrakech, Café Arabe is open for lunch, dinner, a light snack or a relaxing drink. A mesmerizing atmosphere, you’ll understand why this restaurant has captivated people from all over the world. The diverse à la carte menu is an opportunity to try something new or revisit an old favorite. Savor a Mediterranean couscous starter or sample the saumon mariné avec agrumes, fresh marinated salmon and citrus. The Italian menu features homemade pasta and natural products like olive oil, fresh tomato sauce and peppers. Try the filetto di manzo al pepe verde o alla griglia, fillet of beef with green pepper sauce or just grilled, or the pescespada alla siciliana, swordfish with tomato sauce and capers. The Moroccan menu offers a selection of Moroccan salads, couscous, lamb, beef and chicken. Discover a sweet dish like the tajine mech mech, lamb with apricots and nuts, or the savory tanjia de boeuf, beef, confit lemon, cumin, saffron, garlic and potatoes. Scrumptious desert options include tiramisù, black chocolate soufflé, lemon sorbet and three crème brûlée flavors. At the full bar inside you can try a good local wine, Casablanca beer, traditional mint tea or a refined cocktail while admiring the detailed décor. A dimly lit terrace with comfortable seating offers views of the medina, perfect for catching some invigorating sunlight in the middle of the day or watching the sun set with a drink in hand. Inside, the Berber Lounge can accommodate larger groups and warm them by a cozy fireplace. There you can take your meal by large mosaic-like windows. The outdoor Lounge is filled with the calming sounds of fountain water, ambience of the alcove and the scent of the lemon trees—what better place for Moroccan dining?

Cafe Arabe Marrakech, Morroco

Cafe Arabe Marrakech, Morroco

Cafe Arabe Marrakech, Morroco

Cafe Arabe Marrakech, Morroco


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PEPE NERO Chef Khalid Robazza Essafa and the staff at Pepe Nero do all things in pursuit of excellence. There you’ll find Italian and Moroccan dining in a modern, relaxed environment. With a focus on flavors and senses, no detail is overlooked and no meal is prepared carelessly but with quality ingredients and attentiveness. Pour commencer, to begin, in the Moroccan menu choose from a salad selection or traditional soup. Italian appetizers range from veal and tuna Carpaccio to tortino di pesce, fish pie, salad, or king prawns. After, a seguire in Italian, choose from a variety of Italian dishes like homemade courgettes’ ravioli. En suite, the Moroccan menu offers leeks soup or pigeon pie. To follow, a suivre in French and per continuare in Italian, try a Moroccan slow roasted lamb or Italian wild sea bass with a selection of season’s vegetables. To end with, pour conclure and per concludere, try a selection of Moroccan pastries or chef ’s cassata. An large wine beer and liquor list can take you on a journey from Italy to Morocco on whichever culinary path you choose. The makers of Pepe Nero set out to create a restaurant they would enjoy themselves, one focusing on simplicity and the quality of the cuisine. The elegant but clean design of mosaic tile work and subtle colors completes this desire, and blends perfectly the two magnificent cultures.

Pepe Nero Marrakech, Morroco

Pepe Nero Marrakech, Morroco

Pepe Nero Marrakech, Morroco


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RIAD KNIZA Known for being one of the best dining experiences in town, Riad Kniza is the place to go for a romantic gourmet dinner. The restaurant is located in the Riad Kniza hotel, a restored luxury accommodation dating back to the 18th century, rebuilt by artisans using traditional materials for a genuine Moroccan experience.

Riad Kniza Marrakech, Morroco

With only nine tables available, orders must be placed at least a day in advance. Every morning, Riad Kniza’s chef shops for the ingredients she will utilize for the meal to ensure freshness, and prepares them with care in anticipation of the restaurant’s guests. Enjoy a light lunch or revel in a scrumptious dinner along with the glow of the moonlight on the roof terrace or indoors at the aptly decorated Moroccan salons. Begin your meal with a harira soup, assortment of Moroccan salads or “briwates” (chicken, beef or shrimp wrapped in a filo pastry.) For the main course, the royal lamb couscous or fish tajine with sweet peppers and tomatoes are sure to satisfy. End the meal with a soothing mint tea, coffee and Morrocan pastries. The Riad Kniza also offers cooking lessons for amateur cooks of all levels. The hands-on cooking workshops will take you through many of the restaurant’s menu items like briwates, tanjia, couscous, cooked salads, traditional pastries, mint tea and more. Not only will the chef share the secrets of Moroccan cuisine, he or she can take you you to a nearby spice shop should you wish to buy everything you need to make the same meals at home, taking a piece of Moroccan paradise with you.

Riad Kniza Marrakech, Morroco

Riad Kniza Marrakech, Morroco

Riad Kniza Marrakech, Morroco


Passport to Essaouira Le Jardin Des Douars Essaouira, Morroco

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LE JARDIN DES DOUARS

Hidden away at the core of the Essaouria Hills on the banks of the Ksob Oued River, Le Jardin des Douars is the ideal getaway for nature lovers and those seeking an authentic experience of Moroccan tranquility. Simple pleasures come alive at Le Jardin while taking quiet strolls in the beautiful gardens, sampling local organic food or relaxing poolside. The rooms and suites at Le Jardin are uniquely decorated and equipped with a large beldi-style shower, large double bed and argan oil beauty products. To emphasize a focus on simplicity and stillness, rooms do not contain a television or phone. The large variety of 11 types of rooms and suites begin with the Garden Rooms, perfect for couples with its one queen bed and romantic terrace. The Beldi Rooms and Beldi Terrace Rooms, the terrace rooms featuring a private terrace, are great for small families, as they contain an extra single bed for a child. Lovers will be enchanted by the Romantic Room; its bed under the dome, Moroccan-style shower and fantastic views from the terrace. The cozy Family and Family Terrace Rooms are larger with an adjoining lounge and two extra beds, the terrace rooms enjoying a private outdoor space. Six Luxe Rooms are located in two “douarias� (small Moroccanstyle houses) separate from the main house. These rooms are close to the spa and the heated swimming pool and feature a fireplace, private terrace, and bathroom with separate bathtub and shower. The Douarias can accommodate a family of up to four children due to the extra lounge. A large suite with two separate bedrooms, The Babel Suite is perfect for families with up to three children. One bedroom holds a queen bed with a fireplace and the other a lounge with three single beds. Two levels with two separate terraces, The Mogador Suite makes a great temporary home for a family of four children or more. This suite contains two separate bedrooms with two fireplaces, a large lounge, and bathroom with separate shower. Finally, the magical Royal Suite is located under the main dome of the house and welcomes couples or large families

with its two rooms and bathrooms, immense lounge with an office and two private terraces. For a combination of comfort and independence, the Villa Suites are private outbuildings of the hotel with room for up to ten people. Each suite is enhanced with a private pool, landscaped garden, and a bathroom for each room inside. In addition, the Villa Suite 26 and Villa Suite Primera include large terraces, living and dining rooms with fireplaces, four independent rooms and Primera also includes a barbecue set. And, along with fully equipped kitchens, The Villa Suites areunder the service of a cook who can prepare meals of your choice with shopping you provide.

Le Jardin Des Douars Essaouira, Morroco


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EAT The cuisine at Jardin des Douars is inspired by the Mediterranean, France and local North African delicacies. A royal breakfast is included in the room rate, the perfect way to start the adventures of the day. Take your lunch on the terrace in front of the main house, where a delicious Sunday barbecue buffet is also served. The ever-changing daily menu is updated on a blackboard and usually comprises of light and balanced fares. For dinner, two indoor restaurants, Le Ksar and La Table des Douars serve North African dishes with a French twist. Welcoming and relaxed, Le Ksar is a spacious, kid-friendly restaurant for family dining. For an intimate dinner experience, La Table des Douars is reserved for couples. Mirrors, romantic lighting and plenty of quiet corners perfect for a moment away add to the ambience. Cocktail hour is hosted on the terrace where guests can sample local and French wines or sip on a relaxing mojito. There’s also a bar in the main restaurant and poolside.

Le Jardin Des Douars Essaouira, Morroco

Le Jardin Des Douars Essaouira, Morroco

Le Jardin Des Douars Essaouira, Morroco


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Le Jardin Des Douars Essaouira, Morroco

Le Jardin Des Douars Essaouira, Morroco

SPA The forests surrounding Le Jardin are the native land to the fruit of argan trees, whose oils and properties have long been recognized for their positive effects on skin and beauty. At the hotel’s spa, experienced therapists pamper guests with Moroccan and Oriental argan oil massages and argan pulp face treatments. The fruit is picked from the argan trees and pealed, then the pulp is removed and kneaded to make a face scrub, and the fruit is pressed to make the oil for massages and other treatments. The hammam spa, a picture of Moroccan culture and beauty, also offers Indian, Thai and hot stone massages, a variety of skin treatments and a steam room.

Le Jardin Des Douars Essaouira, Morroco


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PLAY The endless beaches and surrounding areas of Essaouria ensure you’re never lacking in adventure or relaxation, whatever suits best your vacation needs. The nearby beaches are known for being ideal for windsurfing, kite surfing and surfing in the winter. Considered one of the best golf courses in the region, Golf de Mogador is only five minutes away from the hotel. You can also visit the Medina of Essaouria, ride camels or horses to the nearby dunes or relax while taking a picnic at the beach.

Le Jardin Des Douars Essaouira, Morroco

Le Jardin Des Douars Essaouira, Morroco


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SOFITEL ESSAOUIRA MOGADOR GOLF AND SPA STAY Part of the prestigious family of Sofitel hotels, the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf and Spa is a 5 star luxury resort attached to the prominent 18-hole Mogador golf course with proximity to the beautiful beaches in Essaouira. Vintage details and modern design come together to create a luxurious, yet authentic, Moroccan getaway. The hotel’s 175 rooms, bungalows and suites take care of guests’ every need, from an indulgent MyBed to the gorgeous panoramic views. Designer Didier Gomez created the accommodations to be a balance of lively hues and Arabic “mashrabiya” (carved wood latticework). Superior and Luxury Rooms come in a variety of double or twin bed options, with Sofitel comforts like a MyBed, dressing room, flatscreen television, bathroom with separate bathtub and a large furnished terrace. Superior Rooms offer pool or garden views, Luxury Rooms overlook the golf course and some Luxury Premium Rooms have relaxing views of the ocean. The fullness of Essaouira indulgence is found at the Sofitel’s 28 villas, with a private swimming pool and personal butler service. In addition to the basic amenities of the rooms, each suite brings its own touch of something special. The Prestige Suite, with views of the garden and pool, uses warm colors for a serene ambience and features a lounge area and furnished

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco

balcony. Accompanying a private heated swimming pool, The Prestige Villa has two bedrooms with their own bathrooms, and a lounge area with fireplace. With an essence of Zen, the Mogador Suite has a lounge area, whirlpool bath and hamman shower coupled with views of the golf course and ocean. The Mogador Villa also offers views of its namesake’s golf course and ocean, as well as a private heated swimming pool with poolside terrace, two bedrooms with individual bathrooms, and a lounge with fireplace. The lively Lacoste Villa takes its name from the clothing and lifestyle brand and spotlights a poolside terrace and gardens with a putting green, two bedrooms, a lounge and dining room.

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco


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Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco

EAT Dining at Sofitel Essaouira has something for every taste or preference at the five restaurants and four bars on the property. Guests can savor local seafood, international dishes and FrenchMoroccan blends. At the lively Le Cafe Kasbah, watch a cooking demonstration while discovering international cuisine and enjoying orange juice from the local citrus garden. Poolside sunshine goes best with the fresh seafood served at L’Atlantique where you can sample the popular Moroccan stuffed fish among many others. Perfect combination is the game at L’Ateliers Aux Aromes, international cuisine highlighting native spices and Moroccan and French gastronomy with the ideal wine for every meal. Bask in a relaxing barbecue experience at Le Club House with views of the golf course. The So Good bistro, located in the center of the resort, combines Eastern and Western flavors. Discover quiet moments and signature flavors at the bar and lounges of the Sofitel Essaouira. Fresh fruit cocktails match the ambience of the natural pool by the Bar de la Piscine, and the Le Gary Player Lounge is the perfect place for a post-tee celebration drink by the green. Unwind in the terrace of the Le Tiki So Bar while taking in the ocean views with a cocktail, or dance the night away to a live band or DJ at the So Lounge Mogador Discotheque Bar with a signature cocktail in your hand.

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco


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Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco

SPA Utilizing only the best oriental spices and oils from the Clarins and Cinq Mondes brands, a visit to the lavish So Spa is an experience meant to renew and awaken. Receive a professional treatment of a massage or hamman and end the session by sipping on an herbal tee by the heated indoor pool. Health and wellness at Sofitel also includes a So Fit gym with cutting edge equipment and complementary views of Mogador while you work out. You may also choose to meet with a personal trainer during your visit, or get glammed up for a fun evening at the beauty salon.

PLAY Museums, art galleries, beaches, and an internationally known golf course are all within easy reach of the hotel. During your stay, the Sofitel can arrange excursions at your request, such as sailing, tours of the historic Medina, water sports like kayaking and much more. Guests traveling with a family can find activities at the Children’s Villa or QG Lounge for teens like cooking classes, soccer or beach outings.

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Essaouira, Morroco


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PARADIS PLAGE SURF, YOGA AND SPA RESORT

Paradis Plage Resort Taghazout, Morroco

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Paradis Plage Resort Taghazout, Morroco

Paradis Plage Resort Taghazout, Morroco

Paradis Plage Resort Taghazout, Morroco

A unique resort located at the edge of the water by surfer village Taghazout, Paradis Plage is a haven for relaxation and a deep connection with the ocean. Nestled in an oasis facing the Atlantic, Paradis provides an environment of wellness and invigoration combined with a high quality hotel stay. Discover traditional beauty and health with a sunrise yoga class, a seaside massage or the perfect wave. Accommodations at Paradis are clean and modern with a distinct Moroccan touch. All suites, the bungalow and villa are equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette and flat screen TV with DVD player. The Junior and Premium Suites overlook the ocean and swimming pool area and comprise a bathroom with separate bathtub and walk-in shower, living area, kitchenette and bedroom with a king size bed. Premium Suites also offer a furnished terrace and the Junior Suites are wheelchair accessible. Housing up to four people, the Prestige Suites are equipped with a full kitchen, two bedrooms and bathrooms, sitting area and views of the ocean and gardens. The threeperson bungalows get their names from famed surf spots Uluwatu, Bells Beach, Anchor Point and Hossegor. These small houses offer a full kitchen, furnished terrace, private garden, thatched roof, a beautiful wood frame and oak floors. Each of the five villas accommodates up to six people and comprise 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting and dining rooms, and a terrace for quiet moments looking out at the gardens and ocean.


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EAT A focus on organic and local products is evident at Paradis. A good day begins with a breakfast full of essential vitamins like muesli, fresh fruit, grenades, and prickly figs. Moroccan pancakes are also served with delectable honey from local hives. Benefiting from the fisher’s village nearby, fresh fish are brought to the resort every morning. Meals are prepared with a focus on the richness of Moroccan flavors utilizing mainly organic produce from regional farms.

SPA Orange blossom, citrus, shea butter, argan oil, eucalyptus and black soap are just some of the many natural products used in the expert spa treatments at Paradis Plage. At the spa, Oriental tradition is enriched by the cultural handcrafted décor using zellige tiles, marble and wood. The spa space is well-appointed with both a traditional and sensorial hammam—that uses light therapy along with a range of steam-infused aromas— multiple treatment booths, a hairdressing salon, hydro massage bath, corners specialized for relaxation or meditation and an outdoor baldaquin where you can bask in a glorious seaside massage. You’ll find the ideal treatment at Paradis, including sensory-enhanced massages with orange blossom or chocolate, oriental hot pebble treatments, Japanese Zen Shiatsu, or beauty rituals for face, hands and feet.

Paradis Plage Taghazout, Morroco

On the beach at Paradis Plage Resort

Paradis Plage Resort Taghazout, Morroco


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PLAY Once you’ve got all that relaxing out of the way and are seeking the thrill of the ocean, the Surf House of Paradis Plage Resort is the place to go. The hotel’s knowledgeable team can teach you to surf, help develop your skills or show you the absolute best surf spots. A certified surfing instructor will personally guide you to the best spot for your surfing level and provide advice and instruction. Boards and suits are also available for rental, perfect for those who are just beginning or want to try a differently shaped ride. You can also book a stand-up paddle session or take the resort’s boat for a peaceful ride. After an exciting day, talk about your adventures at the Surf House by the bar, lounge or terrace, or relax with a movie under the stars at the outdoor movie theater. If you’re traveling with little ones, the Kids Club can keep tots from 4-11 years old entertained with outdoor play, attentive supervisors and creative activities.

Surfing at Paradis Plage Resort

Yoga Class at Paradis Plage Resort

Yoga Studio at Paradis Plage Resort

RELAX In a captivating open-window room, guests can find balance from sunrise to sunset with an expertly taught yoga class. Open to the sound of the waves and the invigorating sunlight, the beginner to intermediate classes will improve your posture and attitude while relaxing you fully. Intermediate Hatha Yoga begins at 8a.m., a beginner class covering the 12 postures of sun salutation is at 11 a.m. and the all-levels Yoga Sunset class is the perfect way to end the day with soft postures and a peaceful meditation.


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Cafe Royal Hotel on Regent Street, London

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Girls’ Guide to ENGLAND

Passport to London Written by Raquel Levy

LONDON

There’s no destination more iconic than London. Located in the middle of the world, the capital of England has a variety of offerings from around the world. London’s well-known picturesque skyline along the river showcases the city’s main attractions like the world’s best theater scene, first-class shopping destinations, and must-see sights like Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace. Immerse yourself in the city life, hide away in one of London’s beautiful open parks or enjoy the movements of the river Thames. Discover elegance and chicness with this guide of the best hotels in the city, including award-winning dining spots and impossibly soothing spa experiences. With a little bit of something for everyone and a whole lot of fun, a London holiday is sure to please even the pickiest of travelers.


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Executive Suite at One Aldwych

ONE ALDWYCH STAY

www.onealdwych.com

A central location in the heart of Covent Garden comes together with superior five star amenities at the award-winning One Aldwych hotel in London. Guests can enjoy the fruit and flowers that welcome them to their room, take a dip in the chlorine-free swimming pool with underwater music, or take a stroll to shopping and theaters conveniently located nearby. One Aldwych has also received praise for its innovative environmental practices and was the first hotel in the UK to receive the Luxury Eco Certification Standard accreditation. A soothing escape from buzzing city life, the hotel’s 105 rooms and suites are modern and stylishly decorated with original artwork. Aldwych, Executive, and Deluxe Rooms feature either king or twin sized beds, a bathroom with a bathtub and mini television, a Nespresso coffee machine, and all-natural bath products. Many of the Executive Rooms and all of the Deluxe Rooms—the largest in the room category—also come with separate walk-in showers. The impressive Studio Suites are located on the highest floor of the hotel and overlook the Waterloo Bridge and central London. These circular suites offer a king size bed with a modern siting area. Available in one to three bedroom options, the Executive Suites give guests lots of space with a large sitting room with dining area; some suites include private kitchens. Deluxe Suites, available in one or two bedrooms, are the essence of a boutique hotel experience in London. The three Deluxe Suites, Suite 410, Suite 500, and the Dome Suite, each include spacious sitting rooms, guest cloakrooms, and large double bedrooms. Suites 410 and 500 also offer a private gym, Suite 500 a private rooftop terrace and kitchen, and the Dome Suite a unique dome-like dining room that seats 10 guests. Deluxe Rooms and Suites can also accommodate families traveling with little ones of all ages by providing children’s bathrobes and slippers and extra beds and cots with lively linens and bed rails available upon request. The hotel can also arrange babysitting services.

Executive Suite at One Aldwych

Deluxe Suite at One Aldwych

Deluxe Suite at One Aldwych


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Those babysitting services will come in handy when booking a trip to the hotel’s spa, where soft music, calm lighting, and hushed colors add to the soothing ambience. One of only a few spas in the UK to utilize the prestigious Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé, the spa’s treatments combine the best in traditional relaxation techniques and scientific innovations. Try an hour-long massage with organic blended oils and invigorating scents, a body treatment like an indulgent honey scrub, or a calming facial. Unwind from your flight with the perfect Jet Lag Cure comprised of a well-being massage and bright eyes treatment. If you’re traveling with a gal pal, book a “Tips, Toes and Tea” treatment of mini manicures and pedicures for two along with afternoon tea. The Health Club at One Aldwych also features a fully facilitated, 24-hour gym with expert personal training, a wide range of Technogym equipment, a sauna and steam room, and an incredible chlorine-free swimming pool with dim lighting and underwater music.

At such an ideal location, the heart of London is at your disposal as are expert concierges who can arrange tickets to the theatre, opera or ballet or advise you on the best sights to see and things to do. The Aldwych is within walking distance of the Royal Opera House, several major theatres and London galleries and dozens of famed shopping spots.

The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych

The Swimming Pool at One Aldwych


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Indigo at One Aldwych

EAT Start your day with the breakfast Visit Britain awarded as exceptional in 2013. Enjoy a variety of dishes for any taste from the enticing French toast, organic smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, blueberry packages and bakery items to the light and healthy blossom honey porridge. All of this, along with the option for a full English breakfast, is served at the Indigo Restaurant starting at 6:30 a.m. If your day begins bright and early, grab tasty treats from the reception desk starting at 5:30 a.m. Another breakfast option can be found at the Lounge at One, where you can read the newspaper while sipping fresh coffee, savoring a fruit salad, or partaking in a full English breakfast. Alternatively, choose to sleep in and relax with breakfast in bed provided by room service. The two restaurants at Aldwych, Axis and Indigo, focus on local and organic produce to give guests the best dining experiences

possible. At Axis, a modern British menu incorporating fine seasonal ingredients and artisanal cheeses offers dishes like tartar of salt marsh lamb or wild sea bass, and desserts like an iced coconut parfait. With a prime location near Theatreland, Axis is a great place for a meal before or after the performance. A casual restaurant overlooking the hotel’s Lobby Bar, Indigo has a inspired modern European menu open everyday for breakfast, lunch, pre and post theater supper and dinner, and brunch on the weekends. Praised by the London Evening Standard as the most beautiful hotel lobby bar in London, the Lobby Bar is the place to go for a wide range of champagnes, original cocktails, and appetizing bar food.

Axis at One Aldwych

Balcony view at One Aldwych


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Cafe Royal Hotel on Regent Street, London

CAFE ROYAL STAY

www.hotelcaferoyal.com

The focal point of London chic since 1865, Café Royal reopened in 2012 to continue a legacy of luxury, culture, and fashion. Iconic history comes together with modern architecture in this five-star hotel on prominent Regent Street, featuring views of the city, a new state-of-the art wellness center, and the services of a private butler. Some of its famous patrons include Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edward VIII, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. The hotel’s 159 rooms have been temporary homes to famous clientele since the hotel’s opening, and continue to enchant guests with every detail. Guestrooms, including Portland, Portland Deluxe, Mansard, and Mansard Deluxe, offer a king-size bed, scenic city views, and Carrara marble bathrooms with a rainfall bath among many other amenities. Deluxe rooms come with the option for an adjoining room and a separate bathtub, and the Mansard Deluxe includes personal butler service, a wireless entertainment speaker system, and bathroom mirror television. In addition to the basic comforts, the Junior, Westminster, Glasshouse, Regent, and Oscar suites function as private apartments. All but the Junior Suite come with a separate lounge area and butler service; the Regent Suite also includes a kitchen area. Adjoining the

Mansard Deluxe room, the Oscar Suite can be converted to a two-bedroom accommodation and also features a Bang & Olufsen entertainment system and bathroom mirror TV screen. Café Royal is also home to six signature suites: Empire, Dome, Club, Celestine, Tudor, and Marquis. Empire is the hotel’s largest suite, enhanced by a luxurious golden hue, large windows, spacious living room, and oversized bath. With a mint green bathtub and DJ booth, the Dome Suite is the epitome of rock in what was once the club room of the County Fire Office. A tribute to the hotel’s French heritage, the Napoleon-esque Club Suite features an original maple fireplace and royal blue, red, and gold details. Subdued yellow tones, a walk-in wardrobe, and golden walls define the Celestine Suite, named after the wife of Café Royal founder Daniel Nicholas Thevenon. The noticeably English Tudor Suite is a celebration of the Elizabethan era with its original Tudor fireplace, green marble, and velvet sofas. Overlooking Big Ben and the Piccadilly Circus, the Marquis Suite features a fireplace, marble dining table, and rustic Portland Stone.

RegentSuite, Cafe Royal Hotel

Empire Suite, Cafe Royal Hotel

Tudor Suite, Cafe Royal Hotel


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Grill Room, Cafe Royal Hotel

EAT Keeping true to legend, Café Royal delivers exceptional dining and bar experiences. The fully revived Ten Room offers all-day British dining in a relaxed atmosphere that was once one of London’s most distinguished restaurants. The Bar takes its inspiration from the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book and serves up original cocktails along with the legendary “Absinthe at the Bar” where bartenders mix or serve shots straight up from the Absinthe fountain. Taking its namesake from the iconic author, the Oscar Wilde bar—originally The Grill Room—offers up champagne, cocktails, and a light menu to those dressed up and ready to be entertained. That same room saw parties for Davis Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Beatles. In deference to European café culture, The Café is designed from golden Sienna marble and provides a restful escape from busy Regent Street with seasonal dishes, an espresso bar, and the delicacies of an expert pastry chef.

The Bar, Cafe Royal Hotel

The Cafe Royal Ten Room Cafe Royal Hotel


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Akasha Spa, Cafe Royal Hotel

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Celestine Suite Bathroom Cafe Royal Hotel

The newly opened Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre takes its name from the idea of joining the nature elements: earth is represented at a nutritious lounge bar, water flows through the spa, fire is characterized at the gym, and air is renewed through holistic classes. Designed by a nutritionist, the menu at the Lounge Bar offers nourishing dishes, herbal teas, and natural juices. Harmony continues at the spa, featuring a steam room and sauna, a long glistening pool, Jacuzzi, private Hammam, London’s only Watsu pool, and nine treatment rooms. Create a personal oasis in the middle of the city with cleansing scrubs, massages, hydrotherapy treatments, or guided meditation. Kindle your vacation with a specialized fitness program created by experienced personal trainers in a large gym with LifeFitness equipment and an invigorating LED ceiling of alternating lights. Reconnect with yourself through a yoga, Pilates, tai chi, or meditation class in a private room designed specifically to be a calming space.

Akasha Pool, Cafe Royal Hotel


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The Athenaeum, Mayfair, London

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THE ATHENAEUM www.athenaeumhotel.com

It’s hard to miss The Athenaeum while walking around picturesque Piccadilly. Not only is the five-star accommodation a prime example of elegant architecture, but the hotel’s signature “Living Wall” will draw eyes directly to its countenance. Like a picture straight from a fairy tale, the giant vertical garden of green grows up the side of the building, enchanting guests and passersby. A large choice of rooms, suites, and apartments—all with stunning views, complimentary snacks and soft drinks from the mini bar, and free WiFi—are available at The Athenaeum. Lively and lovely, many rooms offer views of Green Park or Mayfair. Suites contain open-plan layouts and separate sitting rooms and the rooftop suites provide the perfect place to unwind while feeling on top of the world. All rooms, suites, and apartments include the basic amenities of a Nespresso coffee maker, docking station for your smart phone, and complimentary use of gym and spa facilities. Superior Rooms are located in the hotel and neighboring townhouses will accommodate two guests. Deluxe Rooms also include LCD flat screen TVs and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Mayfair’s Down Street. The sunny Park View Rooms offer views of Green Park, a modern living space, and the amenities offered in the Deluxe Rooms along with access to the full complimentary mini bar. The open-plan Mayfair Suite includes a large sitting area and picturesque city views, while the Green Park Suite offers views of its namesake and a separate sitting area. With striking views of London and its iconic sights from a private balcony, the Rooftop Suite is an idyllic home a way from home. Decorated with soft hues and flowers, the suite contains three double bedrooms with a dividing wall between two suites, a dining area, and 2.5 bathrooms including a Jacuzzi bathroom with television. So in love with London you want a longer stay? No problem. The full-service apartments provide a luxurious home within your own private space. Once attended by Steven Spielberg

who created an editing suite in an adjoining apartment, these long-term accommodations include a full mini bar, same-day laundry, and 24-hour room service, large bedrooms, kitchens, and dining areas.

Rooftop Suite, The Athenaeum

Deluxe Room, The Athenaeum

Rooftop Suite, The Athenaeum


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The Spa, The Athenaeum

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The primary goal of the hotel’s in-house spa is to make you feel indulged and rejuvenated as you find a second home in London. Create a personal spa treatment by mixing and matching offers like a custom-designed massage, cleansing facial, invigorating body scrub, or detox wrap. Other tailored treatments include a Moroccan Rose Ritual or a relaxing Elemis deep-tissue massage. Feel like hitting the gym? A fully equipped, 24-hour gym includes all the gear you’ll need to keep up your fitness while on vacation. Prefer a different kind of gym? The large Green, St. James’, and Hyde parks are all conveniently close by. Take advantage of complimentary bikes and go for a soothing or exciting ride, borrow a kite to run around with (also complimentary), or grab a blanket to get your fill of sunshine. Go for a run around Buckingham Palace guided by a map and return to soothe your muscles in the steam room or hot tub.

In the middle of all things London, The Athenaeum will captivate your attention no matter your preferred method of adventure. By the Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, just a stroll away from museums, galleries, Theatreland, stylish shops and boutiques, and with Soho and the Canary Wharf within reach, the hotel’s location will prove quite fitting for the London vacation you always imagined.

The Spa Park, The Athenaeum

Rooftop Suite, The Athenaeum


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Afternoon Tea at The Athenaeum

EAT You’ll be starved after all that excitement and pampering, so don’t miss out on The Athenaeum’s award-winning restaurant, much-loved afternoon tea, or unique Whisky Bar. Awarded for its top-par food and excellent service, the restaurant offers numerous options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all of which can be customized and specially requested. Innovated versions of classic English dishes, Best of British Specials, a friendly atmosphere with gorgeous interior design, and seasonal produce are just some of the things you’ll be treated to. If there’s anything you’d like to eat but don’t see on the menu, simply ask and the staff will be delighted to accommodate you. Voted “Best Afternoon Tea in London” by the ilustrious Tea Guild in 2012, the recognized event includes loose-leaf tea in china teacups, a champagne trolley, and delectable treats. The whimsical Whisky Bar has the most prevalent selection of blends of any hotel in London with more than 300 whiskies. With mixes from Japan to Scotland, the extensive menu—including champagne, cocktails, gin, and more—is only enhanced by a welcoming atmosphere of cozy corners and ideal lighting.

The Restaurant, The Athenaeum

Apartment Room, The Athenaeum


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St. Ermin’s Hotel at Caxton Street, London

ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL STAY

www.sterminshotel.co.uk

The rich history of St. Ermin’s Hotel begins with a 15th century chapel dedicated to its namesake saint and continues as the location for Winston Churchill’s “Setting Europe Ablaze” speech to the Special Operations Executive who, during WWII, would be stationed on an entire floor of the hotel with MI6 just two floors above. As you enter through the stunning tree-lined courtyard to the hotel’s theatrical lobby, you can’t help but feel the history while noticing its modern grand redesign. The hotel is also home to yet another unique fixture: more than 200,000 good-natured Buckfast bees who reside on the hotel’s rooftop on custom-made hives. These honeybees enjoy access to the parks nearby, allowing them to collect only the best pollen and nectar, giving their honey a delightful flavor. Eventually, this honey graces many of the hotel’s dishes. A variety of rooms and suites at St. Ermin’s (331 of them to be exact), are globally inspired yet still distinctly London chic. The busy streets of the West End will slip away as you slide under luxurious bed linens, comfortable fittings, and high-end bathrooms with White Company Products and soft bathrobes. All rooms include an LCD TV entertainment system, MP3 docking station, Internet access, and compatible electrical sockets. The Superior rooms features a queen bed and marble bathrooms while the slightly larger Deluxe King rooms offer a king size bed. With cozy lounge and sofa areas

St. Ermin’s Lobby, Caxton Street, London

and marble bathrooms, the Executive King and Executive Queen rooms are ideal for any guest. For a family of four or a group of friends, the Deluxe Double Double rooms offer two double beds, marble bathrooms, and modern furnishings along with plenty of space to relax and enjoy your group’s company. Spacious and equipped with two queen-size beds, a day bed, and two bathrooms, the Family rooms are perfect for those traveling with little ones. St. Ermin’s also offers 41 spacious Suites and Deluxe Suites. The large suites are a perfect escape from an exciting day with a separate lounge, Nespresso coffee machine, and all the comforts you can expect from a luxury hotel. A king-size canopy bed, marble bathroom— some of which feature a digitally controlled rain shower— and separate lounge make up the View Deluxe Suite. In cooperation with the Disability Discrimination Act, St. Ermin’s also offers 35 accessible bedrooms with wide doors, entrance ramps, grab rails, and emergency pull cords, low level sinks and bathtubs, and accessible toilets.

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Bridal Suite Bathroom St. Ermin’s Hotel

SPA With a 24-hour gym always at your disposal, the hotel allows you to keep your fitness routine by supplying all you might need. A free weights area, cardio theatre workout equipment, and personal trainers on staff are all offered. The hotel is also a popular place for meetings or celebrations with its welcoming lobby, picturesque antique library, 15 meeting and event spaces, and a grand ballroom ideal for weddings.

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St. Ermin’s Lobby, Caxton Street, London

There’s no better place to enjoy Westminster than from St. Ermin’s. Located only 100 meters from St. James’s Park underground station and Victoria railway station, St. Ermin’s provides the perfect starting place to begin your London journey. Within walking distance you will also find boutique shops, West End theatres, Buckingham Palace, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and many more destination stops. A convenient location and a soft place to land, London is only enhanced by St. Ermin’s.

Caxton Bar, St. Ermin’s Hotel


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EAT Three Caxton dining and drinking places offer St Ermin’s guests delightful London dishes. The Caxton Grill, the hotel’s signature restaurant, serves European-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is home to the innovative Josper Grill: a hightemperature charcoal oven that provides a new way to grill meat and fish on coals. Enjoy a full English or Continental breakfast, or “Wake and Take” fresh coffee and a homemade muffin. Choose from the Caxton Quick Menu for a speedy lunch or the Caxton Grill Menu for a large variety of dishes. Enjoy drinks at the Caxton Bar, including the signature “flights” that allow you to sample three glasses of wine or whisky, or bask in an al fresco light meal at the Caxton Terrace overlooking the courtyard. Delight in the British tradition of afternoon tea at St. Ermin’s Tea Lounge located in the lavishly decorated mezzanine.

The Lounge, St. Ermin’s Hotel

Afternoon Tea at St. Ermin’s Hotel

Margaritas at Caxton Terrace & Bar


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There are so many delicious spring trends, why choose one? We say experiment, have fun, play the fashion field and never commit. Ocean has put together simple checklists of key items that you’ll need to achieve each of the following styles: bohemian, sporty, romantic and luxe. Always make sure to add your own signature touch. We’ll bet our favorite Chloé bag that once you go chameleon, you’ll never go back to that stuck-in-a-rut uniform again.


BOHEMIAN All about oozing effortless style, boho looks are ideal for summer. However, don’t confuse a laidback, funky- cool vibe with being unkempt or messy. Kate Hudson and Drew Barrymore, two babes who have mastered the art of bohemian chic, always look camera-ready without looking like they’’re trying too hard. This summer, many designers have infused their collections with a mod, ‘60s vibe and lot of fresh trapeze and swingy shapes, all of which make perfect foundation pieces for bohemian babes. As for color, anything goes, especially yellows, whites, and fruit-inspired hues. Key designers: Tracy Reese, Jenni Kayne, Anna Sui, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore, Milly, Biba.

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✓Minidress (trapeze or shift shape) ✓Embroidered/vintage-inspired peasant blouse ✓Cropped topcoat (three-quarter sleeves) ✓Pucci-inspired/tie-dyed swimsuit ✓Flat sandals/ballet flats ✓Floppy hat ✓Woven/crocheted hobo bag


SPORTY Achieving the modern sporty look does not mean dressing like you’re heading to the gym. For summer, it’s about infusing a sporty shot of style into a casual but pulled-together look. High-tech and shiny fabrics; loose, easy shapes; and lots of layering are the main components of a “Sporty Spice look.” Neutral colors are paired with bold and bright hues, including pops of neon for those who dare. Look for racing stripes, zippers, drawstring waists, and pocket detailing, but don’t over do it. Key designers: Prada, Diesel, Lacoste, Y-3, L.A.M.B., DKNY, Max Mara, D Squared, Twinkle.

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With ruffles, florals and frills reigning on the catwalks, this summer is made for romance. In oh-so-touchable fabrics like chiffon and silk, feminine silhouettes prevail. Puff and flutter sleeves, embroidery and flower detailing add to the pretty aesthetic. A pale palette of rosy pinks, beiges, whites and other neutrals rule the romantic look, with silver, gold, and other rich hues sprinkled in.

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Star Sign Destination: Madrid, Spain

Aries:

Star Sign Destination: London, England (Brought to you by the Lobby Car at One Aldwych) Fashion Galore Martin Miller’s Gin 50ml rose liqueur 25ml jasmine syrup 15ml lemon 10ml sugar 10ml fresh muddled grapes - 5 bergamot foam: 2 egg whites, beaten with 1 tspn sugar and 10ml bergamot juice Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a black frosted glass. Top with bergamot foam and a rose petal garnish.

Taurus:

Star Sign Destination: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Bullfighter’s Margarita 2 ounces Milagro Silver tequila 3/4 ounce agave nectar 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice Combine ingredients with ice; shake. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. Salt rim of glass if desired.

Gemini:

Minty Memories Lime wedge 1 1/2 ounces Lucid absinthe Ice cubes 2 ounces pineapple juice Sprite or 7-UP to fill Muddle mint leaves with lime wedge and add absinthe. Add ice and pineapple juice; shake briefly. Pour into a highball glass and fill with Sprite or 7-UP. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Leo:

Star Sign Destination: Amsterdam, Netherlands King of the Jungle 1 1/2 ounces Hendrick’s gin 1/2 ounce raspberry syrup 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice Ginger beer to fill

Scorpio:

Star Sign Destination: Sicily The Smashing Scorpio 2 ounces Solerno 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice 1 orange wedge, squeezed and dropped in 6 fresh mint leaves Combine all ingredients (no need to muddle mint) and shake well. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a blood orange wheel.

Sagittarius:

Star Sign Destination: Maldives (Brought to you by Park Hyatt Maldives) Hadahaa Breeze 2 Ounces Vodka 1 1/2 Ounce Malibu rum 3/4 Ounce Fresh Coconut Water 1/4 Ounce Blue Curaçao or Grenadine Combine ingredients; shake well. Serve in a martini glass garnished with a cherry.

Capricorn:

Star Sign Destination: San Diego, USA Cautious Capricorn 1 1/2 ounces Milagro tequila 4 ounces grapefruit soda (or equal parts ruby red grapefruit juice and Sprite)

Build ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and a fresh raspberry

Build ingredients over ice in a highball glass.

Virgo:

Aquarius:

Star Sign Destination: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Virtuous Virgo 1 1/2 ounces Reyka vodka 1 ounce acai juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice Combine ingredients; shake. Serve in a martini glass.

Garnish with orange and lime slice. Star Sign Destination: Borneo (Brought to you by Gaya Island Resort, Borneo) Pineapple Juice 60ml White Rum 45 ml Balsamic Vinegar 10 ml Orange and Apple Slice for Garnish Sweet Basil Leaf Combine ingredients; shake well. Serve in a martini glass garnished with a sweet basil leaf.

Star Sign Destination: Dublin, Ireland

Libra:

Two-Sided Temptation 3/4 ounce Hendrick’s gin 3/4 ounce 12 year Glenfiddich single malt whisky 2 ounces pear juice 1/2 ounce agave nectar 1 lemon wedge, squeezed and dropped in

Star Sign Destination: Rome, Italy

Pisces:

Libra’s Golden Grace 1 ounce Galliano 1 ounce Sailor Jerry rum 1/2 ounce Bols triple sec 1/4 ounce simple syrup 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

Underwater Martini 1 1/2 ounces Licor 43 1/2 ounce Stolichnaya vodka 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice 3/4 ounce cream

Star Sign Destination: Barcelona, Spain

Combine ingredients; shake well. Strain into a

Combine ingredients; shake. Strain into a mar-

Combine ingredients; shake well. Serve in a

martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

tini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

martini glass garnished with a lime wedge.



Ocean Magazine | Spring 2014