LEED-designed with local stones and wood to blend in seamlessly with the craggy mountains, Alila Jabal Akhdar combines traditional Omani design with contemporary touches.

Peace Out

  Start the year on a high note and re-calibrate at this peaceful luxurious resort. My Middle Eastern adventure started off after leaving Muscat airport, where I was greeted with lush foliage and stunning mountainous views, surprising for a rather barren city. Our driver stopped by a wholesale fruit and vegetable market to get fresh coconuts […]

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DRx Organic Keratin Repair Treatment – Penetrate, Repair and Coat Damaged Hair

I’ve been deviant to my hair the past year. First, I dabbled with all-the-rage ombre followed by a complete colour job, turning my normally jet-black hair to a light copper. To cut a long story short, it was a great year of hair experimentation! Fast-forward to today and my tresses are brittle and frizzy. When […]

With the man of the hour, Bastien Gonzalez (far right) and his team of hunky podiatrists

Pedicure – Cure Your Feet

When most people think of pedicures, a gamut of nail colours and even some fancy nail art comes to mind. Who would pay close to $200 for a pedicure and walk away with bare naked nails? That is the mindset foot virtuoso, Bastien Gonzalez aims to change with his global and fast expanding chain of […]


Feet Haven Reflexology

Looking for a little R + R in the Katong / Joo Chiat area? If you are tired after a good meal or a bout of shopping, you might find yourself at this little nook offering foot reflexology and massages. What to expect: Stepping into Feet Haven was like stepping into someone’s living room. It […]

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Dermacare Espresso Lemon Slimming Body Treatment

Treat yourself to a luxurious body treatment that will not only make you feel brand-new but also help you detox. Are you looking five to 10 years older and feeling it too? Your body and mind has been through a lot after nine months of carrying a child, going through labour and staying up nights […]


Review: 2-in-1 Power Lunch Treatment

In a perfect world, we would all have toned tummies or all the time in the world to hit the gym. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Instead, we juggle careers with family and social life mindlessly. That is why Vedure’s 2-in-1 Power Lunch Treatment is brilliant! Incorporating a skin rejuvenating facial treatment combined with a […]


Review: The Ultimate Radiance Lift

I consider myself a purveyor of luxury, after all, I am the chief guinea pig of an anti-ageing website. But, this three-hour treatment at  DERMACARE™ tops them all. Its Ultimate Radiance Lift facial is everything that its name promises. Using products from Aromatherapy Associates’ pure rose essential oil range, which is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory […]


New Anti-Aging Clinic – DERMACARE™ Aesthetic & Laser Clinic

“Ageing is optional” – This is the tagline of newly-opened aesthetic clinic, DERMACARE™ Aesthetic & Laser Clinic, which prides itself on three values – safety, results and luxury. Located on the fifth floor of ION Orchard, this urban retreat is perfectly catered for sophisticated clients who can be dropped off directly outside its entrance, allowing them […]