Layana Resort and Spa, a destination spa on Koh Lanta Yai Island south of Krabi and Phuket, has been chosen the Best Luxury Destination Spa in Thailand in the 2015 World Luxury Spa Awards.  The Best Luxury Destination Spa in Australia was Gwinganna while the Woodland Spa in the UK took out the overall award as the […]

I love designer hotels and always admired this property ever since I did a site inspection when it first opened under the Alila umbrella back in 2007. Then the owners took it back and it became part of their boutique hotel brand, Hotel de la Paix. More recently however (2016) it became  a part of […]

  Spas are all the rage. It seems every hotel and resort now has one, but a destination spa is one you go to specifically because of the treatments it offers, not because of where it is or the sights to see around it. You pick this hotel or resort because of the spa – […]

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more sensible climate commentary from @LukaKemp pls #theprojectTV - he looks as good as he sounds lol!
- Monday May 29 - 8:51am

@theprojecttv more climate commentary from Luke Kemp pls; looks as good as he sounds lol!
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  • #hangmassive performing in #Sydney last night as part of their world tour. Download their music here:  Based on Caribbean steel pans hang drums are different to but a kind of handpan. They
originated in Switzerland in 2000 believe it or not when a couple, Felix Rohner and Sabina Schafer, started making them but new versions and other makers with their own variations have started popping up all over the world. You may have heard the #hangdrum used in all types of music inc techno, eastern, alternative/spiritual. One #hangmassive song, Once Again,  has had 22 million views from 180 countries on YouTube:
  • Driving around the USA in a  Porsche Panamera @united #United2017 stopping at the best luxury hotels on the way
  • Being an angel in the City Of Angels #losangeles @united UnitedUSA2017 @losangeles