Filed under: Cosmetics and Fragrance
Filed under: Estates
Today's home in remote Deham, Maine is a rather unique project. According to the property Web site, in 1994 Charlie Adams went on a hunting trip in Dedham, Maine. When he came across Mitchell Pond he decided to buy it and build his pondside retreat. The home, on 60 expansive acres, is built on a grand, if idiosyncratic scale. There are two kitchens, both with stainless steel appliances and marble countertops. The estate has 12,000 square feet including seven bedrooms. The home has a large indoor pool complex complete with a fireplace. The home was originally listed at $8 million, but is now on sale for $5 million.
Gallery: Maine Retreat
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Created by Markus Michalsky "for the interior as a private secret retreat," having this futuristic Piilo tent in your home will surely get some conversations started. It's intended to create "feelings of belonging and sensuality," but I'm not sure I'm getting those vibes. It's beautiful to look at, but I think crawling inside would bring more feelings of when I was a kid in a tent made of sheets, immediately followed by boredom and thoughts like now what?
But whether you love it or hate it you can't get one just yet. Do you think there's a market? I'm not holding my breath.
Wine and yoga are both commonly sought out for relaxation, but it is not until very recently that the two have been paired up in some unique retreats. At the Deloach Vineyard in Sonoma there are retreats held over the summer for $1,000-$1,100 per person. ''Yoga + Wine'' workshops can be found throughout the country this summer.
Though the idea is described as "healthy indulgence" due to the health benefits attributed to wine and the calming effect of both the drink and the yoga, not everyone agrees with the combination. Many traditionalists believe that not only does alcohol not really have a place in the yoga lifestyle, but that it will simply be unproductive to combine the two in such a short period (as evidenced by the yoga/tequila disaster on the Bad Girl's Club). But with the every-growing popularity of the two things, as well as the relaxing lifestyle that they are both associated with, this seems like a trend that will stick around.
Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
While massages and attentive butlers are all well and good when it comes to getting pampered on a vacation, few things are as relaxing as yoga - and even fewer when that yoga is taking place at a gorgeous spa. Concierge.com has a list of their top ten yoga retreats, chosen from resorts all across the world. Some of their top picks include:
Wildflower Hall in India - Yoga was invented in the Himalayas, so this mountain-top retreat can really get you inspired
Chiva-Som in Thailand - One of Thailand's top spas, with all-private instruction, customized to your preferences.
Maya Tulum in Mexico - Set between the ocean and the Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll relax, workout and get to hobnob with the glitterati who frequent the retreat.