How to Find Bliss in Bhutan – Aman Resorts’ Meditation & Wellness Retreats, September – November

This September – November, luxurious Amankora resorts in the unspoilt Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan offer exclusive wellness experiences to take you on your own inner journeys, while travelling through its elegant lodges around the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Amankora – Meaning of Life Retreat 10th – 18th September If you’ve ever dreamed of an experience that will literally…

6 Unforgettable, Instagrammable, Shareable Things to Do in Bali

I never get tired of visiting Bali, and I go there on a regular basis. Thank goodness for good friends who live there, as well as a growing circle of new friends the more I go there. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s the most charming, inviting, relaxing, and photogenic of places to go…

The raw beauty of natural gems: Q&A with fine jewellery designer Yang Riches

From big bold statement pieces to dainty dangling droplets, the allure of raw, natural gemstones is eye-catching in every piece of Yang Jewellery.   Find out what inspires this amazing designer … To those who know her, my friend Yang Riches is admired in Bangkok social circles for her classic elegance and ageless style.  Tall and slim, she loves fashion and always…

5 Best Luxury Yoga Retreats & Resorts in Thailand

Yoga resorts, yoga retreats, yoga teacher training centers, yoga detox, spiritual escapes and personalized yoga programs – I’ve rounded up the best yoga holidays in Thailand for you. These are places where your daily yoga class comes with organic health cuisine or gourmet vegetarian food, along with spa facilities offering massages and detox. Wellness facilities are all there…

Home sweet home at the secret honey house – Villa Madu Ubud, Bali

I would never have known about Villa Madu in Bali if a friend in Ubud hadn’t suggested it to me (thank you  secret friend! You know who you are!).   It’s one of those under-the-radar places that I’ve never seen before in big magazines, but is known through word-of-mouth, or by people who know people. I…

BOOK A WELLNESS HOLIDAY via BAREFOOT LUXE!

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Angkor Chic at Shinta Mani Club, Siem Reap, Cambodia

– Where ancient Khmer motifs infuse contemporary design … Believe it or not, I’ve lived in Bangkok for years and had never been to Cambodia, even though it’s just across the border. Maybe it’s the close proximity, but it never seemed so urgent a destination. The only reason to visit would be to see Angkor Wat,…

Tropical Weight Loss Holiday – Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort Sri Lanka

Sometimes –  usually after I’ve overloaded on too much cake and croissants – my idea of a dream vacation is to go to a nice  seaside health resort to lose weight, eat good food, relax and rest without stepping inside a gym, and do hardly anything .  Hahahaha!  Sounds too good to be true? It’s not. Such places do exist! The hilltop swimming…

The Smog Eaters Are Coming – the Vertical Forest Nanjing, China

Next year, an eco building with 1,100 trees will absorb 25 tons of CO2 per year and produce 60kg of oxygen daily in smoggy China. Big trees fascinate me; the older and bigger, the better. They’re so beautiful, and so majestic. If you’ve seen my Barefoot Luxe Facebook page, there are quite a few posts of beautiful…