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Why wellness is the new watchword in travel
Throughout history, different cultures have had different interests in ‘wellness’. To some, it was the antithesis of illness and the warding off of disease. To others, it was the tenet that would help define their approach to life, from Hippocrates and the Ancient Greeks to the 5,000-year old tradition of Ayurveda.
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Why Putting Children First Makes the Perfect Family Holiday
Oliver James, one of Britain’s leading experts on child psychology, has really understood the effect that travel has on children, and why it is so important to their development. Adults have long regarded holidays as not only a way to relax and get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, but as a way to learn, build bonds and create life-long memories. Children are no different in this respect, but what stimulates them is distinctive from their parents.
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Irene Forte Skincare: The Sicilian Secret to Glowing Skin
Inspired by Sicily and with ingredients handpicked from Verdura Resort’s organic farm, Irene Forte Skincare has been painstakingly developed over three years. Named after its founder, Rocco Forte Hotels Wellness Director Irene Forte, Irene Forte Skincare is a multi-benefit, natural and sustainable skincare brand that is the Mediterranean diet for your skin. Here, Irene Forte introduces the brand, and her secret to glowing skin.
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A Cultural Guide to Shanghai West Bund
Once a neglected former industrial area, Shanghai West Bund is now a vibrant arts and culture hub that has evolved into the city’s most dynamic, creative destination. Perched on the Xuhui waterfront, overlooking the Huangpu River, the collection of galleries, show spaces and restaurants has revolutionised this riverside corner of Shanghai. Join us for a cultural exploration along the West Bund.
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A Food Lover’s Guide to Shanghai
A true gourmand’s paradise, Shanghai runs the culinary gamut, from tasty street food delights along hidden alleyways to Michelin-starred fine dining. The vibrant metropolis is home to an exquisite array of flavour sensations, so follow our food lover’s guide to Shanghai to ensure you taste the best of the city.
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Concierge’s 10 Favourite Things to do in Shanghai
From legendary landmarks to prestigious shopping destinations, The Westbund Hotel’s concierge shares their favourite places to visit in Shanghai. For the definitive insider experience when visiting the Paris of the East, be inspired with these exceptional Shanghai highlights.
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The Regeneration of Shanghai West Bund
Shanghai West Bund is one of the dynamic city’s most compelling regeneration success stories. Who would have imagined a semi-abandoned, once industrial corner of the Huangpu River could be transformed into the cutting-edge arts and culture centre that it is today?
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