It's not easy to find peace and tranquility amidst the chaos of our daily hustle, what more in a city where everywhere is buzzing with energy. So what happens when we need a break and time is not on our side? When we only have less than 24 hours to keep calm, then carry on? Good news: rest and relaxation is totally achievable – and you don't even need to go far to "get away from it all". PS: Keep reading to find an exclusive promo just for you!


Nestled in the heart of the bustling Singapore city – at Suntec City Tower 2, to be exact - is Calla Spa, an all-day lifestyle spa that marries luxury and wellness into one glorious 10,000 square feet haven.


Reception

How fortunate it is then that Calla Spa is located near Suntec City's North Atrium, where we held our Clozette Style Party last month. There was no better way to treat our runway stars to some R&R to get them well-rested prior to that evening's fashion show. They certainly enjoyed their time at Calla Spa – and now we're happy to report that it's our turn to indulge in some pampering!

Venturing beyond the mere offering of spa treatment services, Calla Spa provides everything you need for an out-of-this-world relaxing experience – from an all-you-can-eat bistro (we'll have 10 servings of those waffles, please!), to a cosy lounge area where you can take an undisturbed nap or catch up on your favourite movies. Just select your preferred spa treatment that ranges from the signature Calla massage, to the aromatherapy hair treatment and foot reflexology – or simply pay a pocket-friendly rate of SGD98, sans spa service – and you'll get to utilise all facilities from 10AM to 11PM.


White Forest Bistro (left); Mineral Pool (right)

Step into the premise and you'll be instantly transported into a paradisiacal forest. Every part of Calla Spa – from the walls to the ceiling – is meticulously decorated with the alluring elements of nature. Think rainforest canopies, waterfalls, and the likes. Combine this with state-of-the-art facilities such as the mineral pools, and made-to-measure sofa beds and chairs – you'll be sure to get the best out of your wellness spa experience.




Shower facilities (left); Sauna room (right)

We started off with a light lunch at the White Forest Bistro before our spa session. The menu changes weekly so you'll never get tired of the food selections. A sauna, steam, and a hot dip at the mineral pool to help us loosen up those muscles ensued. Forget the chlorine-packed pool, the mineral pools at Calla Spa contain mineral water that is filled using a newly upgraded system with the latest NASA ionisation oxidising system. Fancy!



Dressing room (left); Spa treatment room (right)

By the time our treatments began, we were in full relaxation mode. We were whisked off to our respective treatment rooms, where I tried the Fruity Delights De-Aging Wrap (75 minutes for SGD228), a body wrap that uses a sweet-smelling blend of papayas and pineapples, enhanced with Crème Fraiche natural butter and vitamin A, to condition the body. My companion, on the other hand, tried the Skin Resonance Treatment (60 minutes for SGD228), a soothing facial crafted to calm, repair and rebuild skin’s resilience against external radicals. No surprises there – we slept like babies on our heated customised beds throughout our respective session.



Relaxation lounge

Rejuvenated, we retreated into the relaxation lounge to kick back and unwind for the rest of the day. Think super-comfy reclining sofa chair and a personal touch-screen monitor where you can play games, watch movies, or surf the Internet. Needless to say, we almost couldn’t bear to leave!

Here's a tip: everything is provided for, so there is no need to bring anything except your makeup and skincare products. But if you feel a little self-conscious or don't like the idea of disposable undergarments, feel free to bring your bikini along to enjoy the facilities.


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Clozette Exclusive: Flash this article to enjoy a 1-for-1 60-minute body massage AND 2 x 30-minute sessions of Calla Spa’s Audullation Treatment at SGD198* (rp SGD456)! Promotion ends 19th July 2016.

*T&Cs: Promotion is only applicable to first time customers. Prices are inclusive of GST. Advanced booking is required. Choose between choice of Oriental, Deep tissue, Aromatherapy and Calla Signature treatment
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This season is all about making those summer plans a reality. Updating our Facebook and Instagram profiles is a must-do every time we indulge in a getaway. But with the scorching heat messing up with our skin, getting that oily, sticky feeling can totally be a daily downer! So whether it be about skincare or MOTDs, stocking up on products that ensures a picture-perfect summer is truly a necessity.

Whatever plans you have in store for this season, make sure you have these summer essentials packed in your bags for fabulous and hassle-free moments under the sun!

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A sunblock that’s reliable and comfy to wear



Before you think about getting that summer makeup and outfit on point, protecting your skin from the damaging sun rays should be the top priority! Like Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense, a sunblock that’s non-greasy and at least SPF 50 PA +++ is perfect if you plan on staying out the entire day.







An end-of-the-day hydrating regimen



After a long, hard day of basking under the sun, make sure you rehydrate your skin to keep it supple, luminous, and moisturised! Some of our picks that does the job right? L'Oréal’s Hydrafresh Genius Mask and Essence Cream. Perfect for sensitive skin, these non-sticky products are definitely something you must-have to keep your beauty regimen in full circle for summer.

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Have you tried any of our beauty picks for a picture-perfect summer? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
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As part of their #ChangeDestiny global movement, luxury skincare brand SK-II encouraged Singaporeans to be more expressive in showing their love and gratitude towards their mothers in their first-ever Mother’s Day Brunch at the Grand Ballroom at The South Beach Hotel in Singapore last 7th May, 2016. 


It was an event filled with laughter, tears, and love as mothers and daughters came together for an unforgettable day of bonding and fun activities to do together. 

From heartfelt messages, to delicious food, and to charming performances by local singers, keeping reading below to see the highlights from SK-II’s record-breaking brunch!

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A heartwarming start


Daughters express their gratitude and love for their mothers by hugging them

The brunch began with the brand showing their latest Mother’s Day campaign video, which struck a chord with every one present, resulting in a mass embrace between mothers and daughters.

Charming music



(Left to right: Daphne Khoo, Sara Wee, and Kewei Tay)


During the course of the brunch, guests were serenaded by live performances from local singers such as Sara Wee, Kewei Tay, and Daphne Koo.



The unveiling of a new design



The new limited edition design of the brand's famous Facial Treatment Essence


The event also saw the unveiling of the Spring Butterfly Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence, which features fluttering butterflies that represent elegance and metamorphosis, symbolic of a mother’s unconditional love for her child.


Mother-child photoshoots



Mediacorp artist Jamie Yeo and her daughter enjoying the brunch activities


Besides the delicious food and performances, another activity the guests took part in was having their photos professionally taken against this gorgeously pink set!


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