Blissful spa packages to welcome the new year
Cast off your cares, rediscover the tenderness in your tendons, and recharge your batteries with an excellent Thai massage. Throughout December 2017, and up till the end of January 2018, say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one by indulging yourself with a Touch of Thai Massage at the beautiful 6th floor Spa By Le Méridien. Put yourself in the intuitive hands of the spa’s gifted therapists and follow your bliss over a 60-minute session, surrendering all that stress. Enjoy this peaceful indulgence in the shade beside the hotel swimming pool or in a private treatment room. The package is priced at B1,600 net, per person, and the spa is open daily from 11am till 11pm.
It was only a matter of time before one of Bangkok’s mega malls went green. As part of a pop-up space known as Ecotopia, the 4th floor of Siam Discovery (Rama I Rd) has embraced enviro-consciousness, displaying a range of sustainable fashion alongside low-chemical skincare products. The eco-friendly brands on display include Seeker x Retriever, Mr. Leaf, Taktai, Fulame, Thank U Earth, and Mindhara. Freshly peeled and cut organic produce from the Royal Projects and Mek Chong Farm is also on offer, while a pop-up stand of Organic Supply serves up vitamin-ladden juices and smoothies. The space is open daily from 10am till 10pm.
Build up your base
Expanding from its first Bangkok location—the Noble Remix 2 building on Sukhumvit Soi 36—Base has finally arrived in the Silom/Sathorn area, opening up a branch in the Sathorn Thani Building(2/F, Sathorn Thani 2, Sathorn Rd). There’s no excuse now to put off those much needed winter workouts, and the combination of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), data-driven monitoring of your progress, integrated nutritional programs, and a highly motivating training environment, should have your bod beach-ready by Christmas. Membership is B4,500 a month, while drop-in visits are B750 per session.
Island in the stream
What was once a self-powered sand barge has been painstakingly renovated over the course of the last three years to create Bangkok Island, a multi-level mobile event space perfect for music performances, art exhibitions, workshops, or even weddings. The 320-person capacity vessel is the brainchild of Yuval Schwok, founder and owner of dive bar-cum-hostel-come-art space The Overstay. His new island project is currently still under renovation, but will open soon, And, with the installation of two engines, it will eventually be capable of sailing upstream to Ayutthaya and the ancient temples, or South to the open sea.