UJ Unwind: Como Shambhala
Thanks to refurbishment of its bar area, noughties celeb hangout The Metropolitan Hotel is back on the radar, and with its new lease of life comes a new Como Shambhala wellness area on the 1st floor...
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Here at UJ, we believe in the detox pre-Christmas rather than January (prevention you see). If you're on our page, the below should offer some feel feel good inspiration. We've also included a last minute heads up to WineChap's Malbec Night taking place tomorrow night to balance it out; after all it's no fun being good all the time!
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September always makes us want to start buying satchels and patent pumps in a back-to-school style, and this year we feel like getting virtuous too: organising our wardrobes, getting our workout routine in gear, and stocking the fridge with smoothies. UJ presents a guide to our favourite health and beauty treats for A/W11.
Whilst we lament the lack of decent spas in town and wish we were enjoying a frill-free massage on the beach, a couple of new oriental spas have crept in promising to cure London’s ills with Chinese medicine therapies and Thai treatments. Time to align your ying and yang.
The Experientialist: Una Brennan Facial
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a really good facial. And I judge ‘good’, perhaps rather uniquely (and swayed by my time in Asia where poking and prodding is par for the course), by the amount of extractions happening. I can wash my face myself – what I can’t do is put a spotlight to my pores and give my skin a serious clean. Yes, squeamish subscribers can cover their eyes but look – to feel like I’ve had a fully effective facial worth my money - I want to come out feeling spotless. Literally.
Welcome to 2011, a world of ever-increasing gas prices, tax hikes, rent booms and previously unspecified charges, as well as gyms proving the brawn’s not quite caught up with the brain on the 2.5% maths with their ‘VAT inflated’ prices. Luckily the New Year also promises fresh options that won’t tie you into contracts so long you’ll still be pounding the treadmill on your zimmerframe.