Wanderlust with Us - Issue XI
June 5, 2020 | Wellness Edition
How nice does a day at the spa sound right about now? We can’t wait to swap out our house pajamas and yoga pants for a luxurious white robe, and step into the tranquil sanctuary that is spa bliss. Unwind those tense muscles and joints with the most relaxing aroma of lavender and eucalyptus perfuming in the air around you. Your health and wellness is so important and we encourage you to take a day for yourself and create a Zen space at home with these mindful movies, books, recipes, and more. You might even be able to recruit your significant other for a massage!
What We're Watching....
Searching the world over for the meaning and origins of happiness, it’s a great reminder about the simplicity of life. The intro line from the movie quotes, Benjamin Franklin, “the Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” In times like these it’s a good reminder.
Off the Shelf
Fifty Places to Run Before You Die by Chris Santella
Ok, maybe not everyone is a marathon runner (that includes us!), but this insightful book outlines some of the routes of the great marathons worldwide as well as some out of the way places that feature runs such as the Dolomites and the Grand Canyon. Whether it is three miles or 26.2, this book will inspire you to visit some of the greatest scenery in the world by foot. Speaking of Dolomites, check out one of the most recent wellness resorts to open there, Lefay Resort & Spa!
Plug In and Chill Out
"Out of all my playlist's I have created, this one is my favorite. I think the songs on here are feel-good, chill-out tracks that you can either listen to at home while reading a good book, at the spa getting a facial, or poolside at the tropical wellness retreat, Four Seasons Sensei Lanai. Wherever you are, this Spotify playlist is perfect for relaxing while enjoying your day."
- Jenna Tornese, Luxury Travel Advisor and Part-Time Playlist Creator
Sundream - RUFUS DU SOL
self-love - San Holo
Sunset Lover - Petit Biscuit
Flow - Crooked Colours
Patience - Tame Impala
Younger (Kygo Remix) - Seinabo Sey
Electric (feat. Khalid) - Alina Baraz
Easily - Bruno Major
Sun Models - ODESZA, Madelyn Grant
Something About You - Hayden James
My Life - ZHU, Tame Impala
Sleepless - Flume, Jezzabell Doran
Aloha - Mome, Merryn Jeann
Nevermind - Dennis Lloyd
Gemini - What So Not, George Maple
Warm Water (Snakehips Remix) - BANKS
Hot Hands - Darius
Lisse - KAASI
Give You Up (Dearisu Remix) - Crayon
Crave You - Flight Facilities
Don't Matter - Cherokee
Beautiful Escape - Tom Misch
Love Is Real - Moods
Act of God (Robotaki Remix) - Tyler Touche
A Delicious Detox
We are obsessed with this Cleansing Juice Recipe from the extraordinary SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain. This recipe not only helps cleanse your blood and liver but also can eliminate contaminants within your other organs. If you are needing a nice detox after a long week of working hard, we highly recommend trying this recipe out at home.
Cleansing Juice Recipe from SHA Wellness Clinic
Carrots (500 g)
Golden delicious apples (500 g)
Fresh daikon or white radish (50 g)
Fresh ginger (80 g)
Swiss chard (200 g)
Wash and cut all the vegetables and fruit.
Run all the ingredients through a juicer.
Serve in your favorite juice glass and enjoy!
Stir Fry for the Senses
This week's recipe comes from the hidden jewel in the UAE, Six Senses, Zighy Bay in Oman. This unique resort is located on it's own peninsula hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai. The property features an award winning spa as well as eclectic dining featuring local cuisine such as the Seafood Stir Fry recipe below. Enjoy!
Seafood Stir Fry From Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Ingredients (2 people):
Lobster Tail shell on – 120 g
Calamari – 50 g
Blue Crab – 100 g
Baby Carrots – 50 g
White Radish – 50 g
Turnips – 50 g
Spring Onion – 30 g
Dates Juice – 20 ml
Lemon Juice – 20 ml
Light Soy Sauce – 30 ml
White Pepper and Chili Flakes – 5 g each
Garlic and Ginger chopped – 1 teaspoon each
Sun Flower Oil – 2 tablespoon
Fresh Chopped Coriander – 2 tablespoon
Lemon Oven Confit Chopped – 30 ml (Slowly cook a whole lemon overnight after washing it carefully to a temperature of 120 degrees Celsius)
Carefully wash the seafood and cut into 25 gr chunks
Wash and peel the vegetables, slice them into large Julienne slices
Stir-Fry on a high heat the garlic, ginger and lemon in the oil, then add all the vegetables and cook for 3 minutes to keep them crispy
Add the seafood and season with the dried chili and stir-fry for other 5 minutes
Finally add the date juice, soy sauce and lemon juice and cook until the liquid reduces and glazes the seafood and the vegetables
Add fresh chopped coriander
Serve with steamed basmati rice
Scrub Away Your Worries
We are jumping into June and scrubbing our worries away with a revitalized DIY face scrub. Take a much deserved wellness day and treat yourself to the Cocooning Face Scrub from our friends at Le Spa at the Four Seasons George V. This recipe only requires 3 ingredients and you most likely already have them in your kitchen at home!
Cocooning Face Scrub from Le Spa at Four Seasons George V, Paris
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of honey
Mix the ingredients together in a small dish. Apply to cleansed skin, working in small circular motions to sweep away dead skin cells.
Behind the Scenes at The Ranch Malibu with Sue Glasscock
This week's Behind the Scenes features Sue Glasscock, Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Ranch Malibu. Sue explains her inspiration for creating the property, what The Ranch offers its guests, and how gardening has kept her busy during the pandemic.
“My husband Alex and I share a passion for healthy and balanced living and created The Ranch Malibu program to offer a destination for people to get healthy, reset their minds and bodies and return to nature in an 'off the grid' setting.
During this time I have loved being able to work in our certified organic garden. We have been harvesting and providing produce baskets for our staff and community since mid-March. Offering support in this way has been incredibly rewarding. I find my time in the garden to be a meditative experience and an opportunity to connect with nature on a
deeper level. Getting your hands into the soil also has the power to change your brain chemistry. There is a bacterium in there that triggers the release of serotonin and improves cognitive function, so don't be afraid to get a little dirty! We've also been enjoying our harvest, using our fresh produce to cook recipes from our newest plant-based cookbook FOOD FOOD FOOD."