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Let’s Go, Ladies: Make Time for Yourself


March 8 marks International Women’s Day (IWD), a century-old global event observed since 1900s, and it’s a day to recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is #EachforEqual, in reference to shape a gender-equal world.

Throughout history, both men and women have the same thirst for knowledge, however, women have not always been given the same opportunities to explore the answers. Take the invention of computer technology and WiFi, for example, they were made possible because of two women with bold ideas. Let us not remember only Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, but also Grace Hopper, the creator of modern programming and Hedy Lamarr, the inventor and film actress. Let us remember that women can make a difference too.

And I want to take this opportunity to remind the ladies that it’s equally important to celebrate yourself and take care of your well-being while managing modern realities (demands). Making time for yourself is also a form of activism.

Relax in a New Age Sauna

After all the Lunar New Year’s celebration (and indulgences), it’s time to give your body system a reboot and get your fitness regime in order again. Easier said than done, right? But it’s possible and you don’t have to lift any weights to break a sweat! Check yourself into Pure Wellness Studio Infrared Sauna which offers a fuss-free detox session. Located within a beautiful shophouse at 70A Duxton Road, it is Singapore’s first dedicated studio for infrared therapy. Let the power of light transform you inside out. Infrared is safe, and it is used in the hospital to keep newborn babies warm. It has also been proven that infrared therapy can increase metabolism, provide deep detoxification, heal skin conditions, increase blood circulation and relieve muscle aches.

The studio features three types of infrared sauna for you to choose from – Rejuvenate, Recover and Relax. What to expect? The infrared sauna experience is gentler and more relaxing because the temperature is lower as compared to the regular sauna. Each session lasts for about 45 minutes and it’ll leave you feeling energised and glowing.

There is a special introductory price at $75 for 2 sweat sessions. Time to call up your besties and get going!

Treat Yourself Right

Singapore’s homegrown personal care brand, Soul Good Project is dedicated to making healthy and natural products. Beginning with the first project, Soul Good Project launches its body and personal care range: natural deodorant and sleep mist. Soul Good Project believes in the power of self-love starts from loving yourself and hence self-care. What we love about Soul Good Project is their emphasis on using naturally-sourced ingredients and every package comes with empowering affirmations – it’s perfect to begin and wind down your day with Soul Good Project’s personal care and sleep essential.

Receive 10% OFF your first purchase when you subscribe to Soul Good Project’s mailing list. Terms & Conditions apply.

Plan A Stylish All-Girls’ Weekend Staycation 

Gather your girl squad for a city break! A time to catch up #HTHT or simply binge-watch the latest Korean drama together. We promise there will be stylish guestrooms, an outdoor pool, dramatic sunset and city lights!

Ideally situated in the city centre amidst Singapore’s arts and cultural enclave, Naumi Hotel is an award-winning luxury boutique hotel inspired by the idea of an unexpected oasis in the city. Perfect for female travellers seeking to refresh their minds from the bustle of everyday life, the hotel is a designer living space featuring contemporary and interesting art and design features, beginning with an eclectic showcase of art pieces such a parody of Tretchikoff’s ‘Chinese Girl’ painting by its entrance, multi-media pieces at the lift lobby and others extended throughout the hotel.

Designed to allow one to unwind in style, the 73-room hotel features a variety of plush and modern rooms of which the Gabrielle & Camellia – one of the hotel’s two themed room categories – takes inspiration from Coco Chanel, the iconic fashion maestro known for her love of timeless elegance and celebrated for taking strides in the world of women’s fashion.  All rooms also come with a complimentary minibar in addition to other services such as in-room dining, Apple TV, a yoga mat and more for female guests who wish to relax within the comfort of their rooms.

Those looking for a spot of activity may head up to Cloud 9, the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool for a spontaneous session of sunrise/sunset yoga or a relaxing dip while soaking up the panoramic views of the cityscape. Three dedicated fitness rooms are also available for gym enthusiasts who do not wish to miss out on their fitness regimes.

When it comes to dining, Table Restaurant & Bar, a bistro-style restaurant located at the hotel lobby serves up a selection of classic Indian specialties and international favourites, which through fresh ingredients and updated cooking techniques are given a modern spin.

From now till 31 December 2020, book a stay at Naumi Hotel Singapore with room rates from S$260++ (U.P. S$300++).

Take An Empowering Trip to NSW

Australia’s months-long bushfires have eased and now is the time to show what you love about New South Wales with the rest of the world. Join the #LoveNSW movement by sharing your travel moments or favourite places in NSW.

Destination NSW

Do good and feel good with your besties when you book a trip to New South Wales. According to 2019 Australia Bureau of Statistics, more than a third of small business owners in Australia are women. Consider a trip this coming International Women’s Day to New South Wales to show your support to women-owned businesses ranging from local produce, skincare products to wineries.

Lovers of natural products would love to make a quick stop at Indigiearth, an award-winning range of modern Australia native products founded by Sharon Winsor, a Ngemba Weilwan woman from Western NSW. It offers over two hundred products including native foods, candles, diffusers and an all-natural skincare range. Another to add to the list is Juddarnje, a natural skincare range created by Linda, Christa and Megan Slockee who incorporate natural oils, clays, botanicals and essential oils made from Australian ingredients. We also recommend making time to visit wineries run by respectable women winemakers, such as Rowlee Wines in Orange helmed by Director Nicole Samodol, and Pepper Tree Wines in Hunter Valley helmed by Head Winemaker Gwyn Olsen.

Destination NSW

If you’re looking for unique travel experiences, check out Luxe South Coast which specialises in curating tours for Berry and the South Coast just for ladies – indulge in fancy high tea and bubbles in a vineyard with your favourite girls, or go for a VIP food, wine and shopping experience.



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