Austria’s hottest new lake hotel
Already the stomping ground of Europe’s holidaying elite, Lake Wörthersee will become substantially cooler with the opening of the super swanky (and insanely named) Lake’s – my lake hotel. Set at the foot of the Southern Alps in Pörtschach, it overlooks the lake with a sheer-glass façade and has a spa, private beach-club with all-day DJ sessions, cocktails and lakeside dining. Being near the border with Italy and Slovenia, the climate is Mediterranean. Opens March 2011, rooms €235 to €475. T: +43 1 515 80 1831, tel: www.mylakehotel.com
A Glorifying Journey at Kempinski Barbaros Bay
This super-luxe hotel in Turkey’s exclusive resort of Bodrum has launched a new treatment programme at its 5,500 square foot Six Senses spa. The three-day Glorifying Journey includes morning yoga or pilates, evening meditation, a hamam treatment and a facial. Healing reiki and reflexology treatments are used to improve overall health, and a watsu massage, using the healing properties of water, enhances wellbeing. €500 for the package, www.kempinski.com/bodrum
Prada’s super-cute new makeup bag
Prada perfume enthusiasts should hurry to department stores to pick up this super-cute, limited edition Prada cosmetic pouch which comes free when you purchase a 50 ml Prada fragrance, which start at £45. It’s in lovely navy blue silk, and comes with 100ml of Prada’s Infusion d’Iris body lotion and a teeny tiny vial of Infusion d’Iris perfume. It may be small, but its floral undertones and top notes of Sicilian mandarin are just what the doctor ordered after a long trip. It goes without saying this makes the perfect gift.
NYC Fashion’s Night Out package
Embrace New York Fashion Week with the Soho and Tribeca Grand’s Fashion Week package in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, one of the biggest nights in shopping when spring’s 2011 collections are unveiled. The package includes an eco-friendly tote bag filled with fashionable essentials like Malin and Goetz lip moisturizer, Esse Soho and Tribeca nail polish and Moleskin’s New York City travel planner. Free cocktails for two in the hotel lounge breakfast in bed top off the package. From $305 per night, valid from 1-17 Sep. www.sohogrand.com