The Ranch, Italy
Devotees have been flocking to The Ranch’s original Malibu location from all four corners of the world for over a decade. Excitingly, they have just opened a permanent year-round retreat at renowned wellness destination Palazzo Fiuggi Wellness Medical Retreat, just forty minutes outside of Rome in Italy.
While the Palazzo Fiuggi and Ranch teams have pooled their expertise to create the week-long stays, the premise is the same: luxurious, results-oriented fitness and wellness retreats, with a heavy focus on time spent in nature. Expect lengthy but exhilarating daily guided hikes, access to their 4,300 square-foot fitness centre and its range of classes, panoramic swimming pools and water treatments using the infamous ancient healing waters of Fiuggi, daily massages, diagnostic testing, blood panel tests, medical consultations, healthy plant-based meals with an Italian flair designed by 3 Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck in accordance with The Ranch’s Executive Chef Meredith Haaz, and evening nutrition talks.
“We are long overdue in expanding to another special location outside of California and Palazzo Fiuggi is an extraordinary, private sanctuary, with world-class fitness and spa amenities and easy access to spectacular hiking trails,” says Alex Glasscock, Founder and CEO of The Ranch. “There’s nothing like our programme in the European market and we’re excited to introduce The Ranch’s philosophy to a new region.”
The Ranch Italy starts at US$9,100 per person & includes 7 nights and 8 days (Sunday-Sunday), all fitness and wellness tests, meals and airport transfers.
STIL Salon, Chelsea
Award-winning colour expert Christel Barron-Hough established STIL Salon in Notting Hill in 2016 and they’ve just opened their second location in Chelsea’s Brompton Cross. It’s absolutely SUBLIME to look at – white and marble with black accents and sumptuous floral displays giving fresh pops of colour.
Luckily, their hair prowess lives up to the interiors. Christel has hand-picked a vibrant team with a mix of experience. Colour has always been at STIL’s core, and thanks to Christel’s Swedish upbringing combined with extensive experience working on shoots and backstage, STIL has become a destination for modern, cutting-edge colour (and a haven for any blondes after those cool, Scandi hues).
Shavata Singh London x 111Skin Eye Treatments
Elevating the transformative but, let’s face it, usually very mundane process of getting a lash tint into a relaxing, luxurious experience is no easy feat. But when the queen of brows teams up with the maestros of eye care, you know it’s going to be an exciting combination.
There are two treatments to choose from, Lash Luxe and Lash Luxe Premium. Both include a tint, a choice of 111SKIN’s targeted eye masks, which are applied to depuff and revitalise the eye area, plus a dreamy shoulder and arm massage (if time and money are on your side we advise going the whole hog and opting for the Premium treatment which also includes 111SKIN masks over the eyes, and double the massage time).
“We are so thrilled to be collaborating with iconic skincare brand 111SKIN to develop these new treatments that bring our lash tinting treatment together with skincare for a real moment of pampering,” explains Shavata. “It’s exciting to bring treatments of this kind to market for the first time!”
Treatments start from £43 and are available in all Shavata Studios.
Teresa Tarmey Body Treatments
World-renowned facialist and Dior’s newly appointed Global Skincare Expert, Teresa Tarmey is infamous for giving clients the skin of their dreams. So it’s only a natural evolution that she recently announced that they will also be offering body treatments from their ultra chic Notting Hill clinic. Using Venus Bliss technology, which promises non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring, the treatments work on the stomach and flanks to noticeably nip in waists and tighten lax skin.
“Having never found a machine or device that delivers good enough results for cellulite or fat reduction I have never been inclined to offer body treatments at the clinic,” explains Teresa. “I was then introduced to The Venus Bliss and after a course of treatments, I was blown away by the results. A significant reduction of fat and a huge improvement in skin texture. At the clinic we will be offering the new body treatment that can also be combined with our TT facial for the ultimate face and body rejuvenation.”
Prices start from £700 with three sessions recommended (one per month)
AIRE Ancient Baths New Tea & Flower Rituals
AIRE Ancient Baths is a pretty unique spot and they’ve just added two new treatments to their experience menu.
The first is the Ultimate Blossom Experience, inspired by flowers. Having enjoyed the thermal baths, you head to one of their warm, marble beds. The treatment starts with a floral exfoliation using Himalayan salt and kukui flowers to nourish and purify the skin. A fragrant Jasmine and Lotus mist is then applied which transforms the scrub into a rich floral oil, perfect for moisturising and massaging the skin. To finish, a body mask of white clay and flowers envelops the skin for a hydrating and purifying effect. And whilst the mask gets to work, you get a dreamy cranial massage to truly relax body and mind.
The second is a decadent treatment called The Royal Indulgence and it’s exclusive to the London AIRE location, having been inspired by England’s iconic love of tea. It begins with a full body exfoliation using a tool inspired by strigils, an ancient Greek curved blade, that gently scrapes away dead skill cells. The upshot is super-smooth skin and a boosted lymphatic system. This is followed by a 45 minute full body massage with aromatic tea oil that helps to reduce muscle tension and relax your mind before a soak in a private bath infused with Earl Grey Tea and Bergamot, which is rich in powerful antioxidants and polyphenols to purify and protect your skin. Whilst you soak, stimulate your senses with a guided tasting of exceptional teas and herbal infusions all accompanied with bespoke chocolates designed to complement each tea perfectly.
Both last 2 hours and include access to all of the thermal baths. The Ultimate Blossom Experience is £175 and The Royal Indulgence is £400