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Ylang Ylang, Madagascar, Africa


Fragrance Highlight: Ylang Ylang  - Think spring, we are breaking down the new trend shaking up the fragrance world. Traditionally, scent profiles were created using a host of chemicals that you might not want to be putting into your body.... (more)

Shaving, Ancient Egypt


  Hair removal in Ancient Egypt was a gravely serious matter. Priests in the 6th century BCE would have their entire bodies shaved every other day as part of the cleansing process (including their eyebrows), and kings would have their... (more)

Henna Tattoo, India


As the holiday celebrations continue their forward march, we’re finding inspiration in the ancient beauty ritual of mehndi or Henna, a temporary body art that was originally used in Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent. Today intricate and... (more)

Egyptian Milk Bath


 Cleopatra famously bathed in milk. Sounds luxurious, but does it actually have beautifying benefits? Yes! Milk contains lactic acid that exfoliates and softens by removing dead skin cells and encouraging cell renewal. The fat and protein in whole milks can... (more)

Monastero Private Villa Resort on Pantelleria, Italy


After a singularly brutal fall (we’re looking at you, U.S. election), you might be fantasizing about a destination that allows you to truly retreat from the frenetic energy of the ‘real world’ and reconnect with the beauty of the universe.... (more)

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