The new spa at the Royal Davui eco-resort—located on a private island in southern Fiji—takes full advantage of its bountiful surroundings. For the Tropical Massage treatment, cold-pressed oils infused with native tropical flowers are applied to the body ($95 for 60 minutes or $130 for 90 minutes), while the Sugar Glow treatment uses warm Fijian coconut milk and natural cane sugar to hydrate and exfoliate the skin ($95 for 60 minutes). (www.royaldavuifiji.com)



U Spa Barrière, the new 8,100-square-foot spa facility at Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière, is the first Parisian spa to partner with the 142-year-old Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido. The spa’s treatments use extracts such as yomogi and angelica root during massages to target the muscles and the nervous system as well as increase blood and lymph circulation. The spa’s offerings, which range from a hair-removal treatment on the lip or eyebrows ($33 each) to a slimming massage that comprises 11 one-hour sessions (from $2,234), are said to promote the flow of positive energy and eliminate toxins. (www.fouquets-barriere.com)



The Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma, Calif., is unveiling a new spa on November 1 as a part of an $8 million renovation that began in March. Like the inn, the spa—which comprises four indoor-outdoor treatment rooms—will feature rustic decor and incorporate produce grown on-site. Guests can choose from oils, scrubs, soaps, and bath salts made with home-raised honey, heirloom cider apples, and lavender, to name a few ingredients. A resident aromatherapist will use the selections to customize spa treatments. (www.farmhouseinn.com)



At its new spa, Vomo Island Resort in Fiji is using Senikai spa products—which contain marine and plant extracts harvested by members of the local community—combined with traditional Fijian therapies. In the Warm Shell Massage ($144), for instance, tiger-cowrie shells—which some local people believe impart positive energy—are swept over the body and placed over guests’ ears to mimic the sound of the ocean. The spa, set in a lush botanical garden, has two treatment rooms. (www.vomofiji.com



The Wellhouse, the new spa and wellness facility at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., is built into a 12,700-square-foot converted barn that houses nine treatment rooms, a lounge, a pool, and more. Flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables from the property’s 4,200-acre estate are used in treatments like the Healing Herbs and Flowers massage ($185 for 60 minutes or $275 for 90 minutes), which relieves muscular tension with naturally scented oils. Wellness offerings include yoga, barre classes, and personal training. (www.blackberryfarm.com/wellness)


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 No. 9: Seal Beach, California


 No. 8: Council Bluffs, Iowa


No. 7: Atlantic Beach, Florida


 No. 6: Frederick, Maryland


 No. 5: Dublin, Ohio


 No. 4: Cornelius, North Carolina


 No. 3: Santa Monica, California


No. 2: Jacksonville Beach, Florida


No. 1: Miami Beach, Florida


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Belize can brag about its beautiful beaches and traditional cuisine, but near its coasts something that thrills every visitor is settled. Big blue hole in the sea has been representing a mystery for the scientist and a huge attraction for the many visitors. Small coral island, 70 km away from the shore, with its big blue hole is a truly unique natural phenomena which you can rarely see. Because of its dark blue color, Blue Hole is in contrast with the Turquoise Sea in which it is located. The depth of the hole itself is estimated to about 124m, which represents a real challenge for those adventurous divers. The Blue Hole itself was created during a few periods of Ice Age, when the sea level was considerably lower. About the importance of this magical place, speaks the fact that the Blue Hole is under UNESCO protection, as a part of the Belize Coral Reef. As the sea lever grew in time, Blue Hole was flooded and became the amazing natural phenomena which it is today.



As there was a beautiful cave settled here during the Ice Age, equally beautiful forms and stalagmites were left under the water. One of the first explorers of the Blue Hole was Jacques-Yves Cousteau. During 1971 he explored the depths of the Blue Hole several times and described them with many details. Original name of the Blue Hole – The Big Blue Hole, is to be credited to British diver a writer Ned Middleton. Today, this place is very popular among tourists, especially for divers. Extremely rich sea world, in the combination with the Blue Hole gives you a true and amazing feeling of extraordinary. Some of the rarest fish species can be found near the Blue Hole, like Coral Shark and Bull Shark. If you have the chance, make sure you visit this magical place, which left us breathless...
























BMWi8
The BMW i8, the marque’s new 2+2 sports car, impresses with its looks alone; that it is a plug-in hybrid capable of achieving 76 mpg is just a bonus. While remarkably fuel efficient, the i8 is also a high-performance vehicle. The $135,700 car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. It is equipped with an all-new 228 hp 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, which powers the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic gearbox, and a 129 hp electric motor, which drives the front wheels through a two-stage manual transmission. This propulsion system produces a total of 357 hp and 420 ft lbs of torque. (www.bmwusa.com) 



Ferrari LaFerrari
The first hybrid model from the Italian carmaker, the Ferrari LaFerrari is powered by a 6.3-liter, 789 hp V-12 engine and an electric motor that produces an additional 161 hp. That is a total of 950 hp for a car that weighs less than 2,800 pounds. This impressive power output gives the LaFerrari a top speed of more than 217 mph. On the company’s test track, this successor to the Enzo posted the fastest lap time of any Ferrari road car ever. Ferrari plans to build only 499 examples, and each is priced at $1.3 million. (www.ferrari.com) 


Porsche 918 Spyder
A true supercar by any measure, the plug-in electric hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder is equipped with a traditional gas-burning 4.6-liter V-8 that produces 608 hp at a stunning 9,150 rpm. Two electric motors, one on each axle, send an additional 127 hp to the front wheels and 154 hp to rear, for a combined total of 887 hp. When using both motors, the $845,000 918 Spyder can accelerate to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 214 mph, though it can also travel up to 18 miles in all-electric mode. (www.porsche.com/usa)


Tesla Model S
For its second act, Tesla Motors introduced yet another stunner, a car that is perhaps more significant than its media-darling predecessor: the dramatic, battery-powered Tesla Model S sedan. The 4,647-pound Model S, which employs a single electric motor and a 1-speed transmission driving the rear wheels, reaches 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and hums to a top speed of 125 mph. The standard-issue battery pack will allow a 208-mile cruising range, but an optional upgrade augments that distance to 265 miles. Priced from $71,010, the Model S will charge from 110- or 240-volt outlets overnight. (www.teslamotors.com) 


Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz currently offers two green models in the United States: The B-Class Electric Drive hatchback and the E400 Hybrid sedan. The $56,700 Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid is equipped with a 302 hp V-6 gas engine assisted by a 27 hp electric motor. Thanks to this hybrid system—which regenerates power during braking—the E400 Hybrid achieves 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. (www.mbusa.com) 


Cadillac ELR
Cadillac’s first electric model, the ELR is classified as an extended-range electric vehicle because it has a gasoline-powered electric generator that kicks in once the battery pack powering the electric motor is depleted. The battery is good for 37 miles, but as a whole, the propulsion system provides a range of 340 miles. The ELR—which has a base price of $76,000—delivers 295 ft lbs of torque instantly and offers four driving modes: Tour, Sport, Mountain, and Hold (which saves battery power for later). The car also has a full suite of driver-assist and safety features, a leather-lined interior, and an infotainment system controlled with an 8-inch LCD touchscreen. (www.cadillac.com) 


Lexus LS 600h L AWD
With an estimated combined city and highway fuel efficiency of 20 mpg, the Lexus LS 600h L AWD may not be as thrifty as many other hybrids, but it is worth considering that, at 5,159 pounds, the roomy sedan weighs more than a standard Range Rover SUV. Priced from $120,060, the 600h L AWD has a hybrid propulsion system that generates a total of 438 hp and gives it a zero-to-60-mph time of 5.5 seconds and a top track speed of 130 mph. (www.lexus.com) 


Audi A7 TDI
Though Audi fans will have to wait another year for delivery of the marque’s first plug-in hybrid, the A3 E-Tron, the brand already offers a number of eco-friendly cars powered by its TDI clean diesel engines. Equipped with such an engine, the Audi A7 TDI consumes a combined 29 mpg—making it 38 percent more efficient than the gas-burning base model. Starting from $68,300, the 240 hp A7 TDI accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 130 mph. (www.audiusa.com)




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St James Hotel, Paris 
Relais & Châteaux Member since 2012
43 Avenue Bugeaud;75116 Paris; France
Tel.: + 33 (0)1 44 05 81 81;  Fax: + 33 (0)1 44 05 81 82
E-mail: saintjames-paris@relaischateaux.com
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This luxury hotel is the only one in the chateau style, which is based in Paris and is the embodiment of legendary style and elegance of the City of Light. Guests have a choice of 48 rooms and suites, each of which is inspired by historical figures such as Rene Magritte and Elizabeth of Austria.



Kitchen in this luxurious and prestigious hotel is the responsibility of Virgin Baselot, main chef, whose work you can taste in the restaurant and library bar. If you want to experience all the benefits that this place has to offer, visit the Guerlain Spa center, from which you will emerge revitalized and rejuvenated.



St.James hotel does not only offer you an idyllic and discreet environment, but is also very close to famous places such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, and other prestigious restaurants, museums and luxury boutiques. Whether you want an intimate stay in Belle Époque style, or you want to vacation in a hotel close to all the amenities of modern Paris, this hotel is perfect for you.




How to get there?
Direction
By car, the Saint James Paris is quickly accessible from the Circular highway, which exit Porte Dauphine leads directly to Avenue Bugeaud.
Airports
Paris Orly (Intl) 22 km / Paris Ch.-de-Gaulle (Intl) 29 km
Train station
Gare du Nord 6 km


















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This extraordinarily rare chicken is completely black — from its beak, comb and feathers to its skin, bones and even organs.



The unusual ayam cemani is thought to originate from Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.
The pitch-black bird is believed to have mystical powers and is often used for sacrifice and rituals.
Others think it brings good fortune and luck. The Chinese have used it in traditional medicine for centuries.
It was exported to Europe in the 18th century by sailors from the Dutch East India Company, and interbred to become the Swedish Black chicken.



This high demand, coupled with the creature’s rarity, has pushed prices up to more than $2000 per bird, making it one of the most expensive chickens in the world.










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