Be Well

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A showcase of the current culture and architecture, protagonists and ideas, and treatments and aims of twenty-first-century wellness. BE WELL New Spa and Bath Culture and the Art of Being Well.

 

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One of life’s greatest pleasures is a day spent rejuvenating the body and nourishing the spirit. Humans have practiced self-care for centuries—in the sweat lodges of the American Southwest, Roman baths, the hammams of the Ottoman Empire, Japanese onsens, and Finnish saunas. Today, a new interest in self-care is redefining how we accomplish wellness, and there have never been more options. In our increasingly switched-on lives, a growing industry of highly choreographed experiences is geared to help us switch off. Be Well is a journey around the world’s most extraordinary spaces for achieving this, looking at the innovative practices they offer and how to carry them into everyday life. WHAT TO EXPECT • Historic insights that link ancient practices with contemporary innovations • A contextualization of the global culture of wellness • Extraordinary destinations for yoga, meditation, Eastern philosophy, and more • A look into the momentum behind wellness’s increasing presence in the hospitality, travel, beauty, and fashion industries KARI MOLVAR is a writer and editor focusing on wellness as seen through the lens of design, culture, and style. She is an online contributor to T: The New York Times Style Magazine and the founder of Rutine Matters. Her work appears in Vogue and The Wall Street Journal, among other titles.

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