RETREAT & RECHARGE

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Beauty -

Apart from ef­fec­tive prod­ucts, Mathilde and Ber­trand also wanted to cre­ate a place where such beauty ex­pe­ri­ences can be re-en­acted in a sur­round­ing that plea­sured the senses. “While car­ry­ing out ground­work, we dis­cov­ered a hot spring 500 me­tres un­der­ground,” shares Mathilde. “We be­gan to use all the re­vi­tal­is­ing ef­fects of this wa­ter, com­bin­ing it with vine and grape ex­tracts to cre­ate unique spa treat­ments. As a re­sult, we cre­ated the first Vinothérapie spa in 1999.” With roots set in Bordeaux, the sig­na­ture pam­per­ing treat­ments have now spread across the world and can be found in ex­clu­sive ad­dresses such as The Plaza in New York City and Ho­tel Les Ot­tomans in Istanbul. But Les Étangs de Corot is the only place that of­fers Vinothérapie ex­pe­ri­ences akin to the one in Château Smith Haut Lafitte.

Here, you will find the sig­na­ture crushed Cabar­net Scrubs (which uses real grape seeds to ex­fo­li­ate, leav­ing skin nat­u­rally smooth and pol­ished), Gironde honey and wine wraps, and Wine­maker mas­sages us­ing fresh grapes. One can also re­lax in the jacuzzi, a ham­mam, and a lounge with some pe­tit bites, look­ing out to the beau­ti­ful panoramic view of the ponds and for­est.

“It is a haven de­voted to pleas­ing the senses,” Alice writes. “We do our ut­most ev­ery day to pre­serve the beau­ti­ful en­vi­ron­ment that in­spired the ‘painter of emo­tions’ Corot, and guar­an­tee our guests a calm, quiet day, at the gate­way of Paris.” Get the ex­pe­ri­ence at the Cau­dalíe Bou­tique Spa, S127, Sec­ond Floor, Bangsar Shop­ping Cen­tre. Tel: 03-2095 0001.

Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s

vine­yard in Bordeaux

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