Ritz-Carlton Magazine - Spring 2012 - Chinese - (Page 26)

CONTRIBUTORS MICHAEL TUREK On his first assignment for The Ritz-Carlton Magazine, in 2010, Michael Turek traveled to Santiago, Chile, capturing the romantic essence of the city and surrounding mountains. He has since returned numerous times, most recently for projects at opposite ends of the country. Between these trips, Turek continued to shoot for Condé Nast Traveller, Vogue and Departures, as well as return to his native England to continue a series of portraits of his parents. He describes his method as “stylized documentary,” an approach that brings together portraits, travel, still-life and landscape photography. “I often explain to people that I’m paid to have experiences. Being on assignment with a camera can feel like I have the keys to any door … it’s a very addictive sensation.” For this issue, Turek traveled to Philadelphia to document the city’s cultural life. While visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Turek tuned in to an enthusiastic professor’s lecture to his students. “It was a fantastic feeling to be back in a class that I had enjoyed so much in school myself.” SURE SHOT Clockwise, from far right: Stars in the Chilean desert; preparing to row, Philadelphia; Dal Lake in Kashmir; the photographer in New York City. Wellness Wellness FA L L I N G I N L O V E W I T H … the skin,” explains Huebner. “We let the mixture sit on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes, then take hot towels and wipe off any excess. The amazing thing is the skin is not sticky at all — it emerges baby-soft and glowing.” The final touch: a light massage of magnolia-scented lotion. 2 “ Yo u n e e d to cl e a r awaY t h e d e a d s kin ce l l s at t h e s u r face o f t h e s kin to b e a b l e to t r u lY m o ist u r iz e the deeper l aYe r s .” J u i c y Fr u i t s Spring cleaning Wh e t h e r W in t e r - pa r ch e d o r ju st r e a dy in g f o r the glare of summer, b e tWe e n -s e a s o n s kin r e q u ir e s it s o Wn s p e cia l pa m p e r in g . l au r a Vo g e l s co u r s t h e g lo b e f o r s ix s p e cia l t r e atm e n t s I l lust rat Io n s by j o rda n awa n 1 S o u t h e r n B e l l e s  The South’s spring-flowering magnolia blossom is put to work at the turn of each season at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Georgia. “The nice thing about magnolia is that it isn’t a heavy floral essence,” says spa director Sherrie Huebner. “It’s very clean. It motivates and improves the mood. And the lovely thing is, we have magnolias right here on the property.” The spa’s Spring Renewal service is designed to ready the skin for summer by treating it to a deep exfoliation and supermoisturizer. The 80-minute treatment starts with a full-body magnolia scrub in their Vichy shower room, followed by an aloe-andhoney masque. “Honey is incredibly moisturizing. It draws moisture from the air and infuses it into At The Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Florida, spa director Michelle Kelthy also harnesses her region’s bounty to ease clients into summer: fresh fruit. The 50-minute Tropical Grown Scrub gently buffs away dry skin with enzymes of pineapple and papaya, both of which naturally help to loosen and slough away dull cells and help to soften and heal. “If you’re around central heating and too much cold air, as most people are in the winter, your skin gets depleted,” says Kelthy. “You need to clear away the dead skin cells at the surface of the skin to be able to truly moisturize the deeper layers.” Clients enjoy a full-body scrub in an oversize wet-room bed — “it’s heated and very comfortable!” Kelthy notes — after which they’re drenched in warm, infused-coconut milk. “You’ve gotten rid of the dead skin cells, so your skin will much more effectively absorb the natural, healing emollients in the milk.” Afterward, a round of lotion or a full-body massage encourages blood flow to the surface of the skin for an all-over, beach-ready glow. director Samantha Malone-Telesford. “For our Embracing Your Elements: Balance treatment, we use the ancient Chinese calendar and your birthday to determine your primary element — whether water, earth, fire, metal or wood — and then decide if it’s out of balance or needs to be supported.” As Malone-Telesford explains, the ingredients and methods are customized based on your elemental balance — different elements have different colors and essences. So what happens if you’re a “metal,” say? “Someone who is a ‘metal’ can be prone to repetitive thinking when out of alignment,” Malone-Telesford says. “The therapist might use a water-based treatment to help get you back into equilibrium.” The 90-minute treatment includes a customized aromatherapy bath, a brushing technique, a décolleté masque, an essential-oil scalp massage and, finally, a full-body massage. “Spring is a time of energy,” Malone-Telesford says, “and this treatment readies your whole being for change and regeneration, kick-starting you into a new season!” TOKYO 4 Po l i s h Pe r f e c t  At The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Southern Arizona, spa clinicians consult the zodiac to create custom seasonal treatments. “Asian philosophy tells us that when we’re out of balance, health can suffer,” says spa 3 Ancient Wisdom At The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, the Instant Skin Calming Facial provides a fitting accompaniment to cherry blossom season. Created entirely out of products from the all-natural, award-winning ESPA line, the treatment is “a gentle facial for sensitive, fragile skin prone to redness and irritation,” says spa manager Yuka Yamada. “Soothing and desensitizing natural plant extracts and aromatherapy oils are used to gently cleanse, nourish and hydrate fragile skin, helping to reduce sensitivity and minimize redness.” The 60-minute facial includes a deep exfoliating polish that’s done three times with three different products. “It is a very gentle polish that clarifies, refines and helps E 32 IN THE MAGICAL WEEKS WHEN CHERRY BLOSSOMS RAIN DOWN FROM THE TREES, CHRIS FUJIWARA GLIMPSES JAPAN’S ESSENTIAL SPIRIT Each spring, f lurries of cherr y blossoms — sakura — cover Tokyo, a parade f loat moored to the cit y by tree trunks, a late compensation for the snow that didn’t fall in winter. Their pink superstructure overhangs the hapha zard clusters of low boxes that form the metropolis. The f lowers are so abundant, their cheer fulness so over whelming, that to see them just for a few seconds is almost fatiguing. Under the sakura, lovers, friends and families stroll in couples or small groups, unfold plastic mats on the choicest available spots they can f ind, and sit and drink and talk. This is hanami (cherr y-blossom viewing), an activit y carried out ever y spring all over Japan. In Tokyo, the season generally star ts the last week of March, lasting about 10 days. Tokyo is so photogenic at sakura time that ever y turn of the head creates a new photo oppor tunit y. The ar t of composing cherr y blossoms has become a set of instinctive formulas: a horizontal flower group of three or four trees; a single tree, ver tical; an extreme O M A N This ancient sultanate on the Arabian Peninsula delights visitors with its biblical landscapes, enchanted oases and untouched beaches, all capped with modern comforts R ARE BE AU TY Picnickers in Kinuta Park, Tokyo, enjoying the fleeting moment that is cherry blossom season. Oa sis spa Wadi Bani Khalid, a twohour drive from Muscat , is famous for its natural beauty and popular with both tourists and locals. Red Dress by Yigal Azrouel. Shoes by Donna Karan. Necklace by Dinosaur Designs. D E SE R T R O SE In the scenic Arizona desert, fashion embraces the elements of natural color, organic pattern and artful accessories Photo gr aPhs by jock sturges Styling by PriScilla Polley P h o t o e s s ay by Ja s P eR Ja Me s 68 w w w. r i t z c a r lt o n . c o m 70 w w w. r i t z c a r lt o n . c o m W W W. R I T Z C A R LT O N . C O M T H E R I T Z - C A R LT O N M A G A Z I N E 33 80 w w w. r i t z c a r lt o n . c o m t h e r i t z - c a r lt o n m a g a z i n e 81 94 w w w. r i t z c a r lt o n . c o m t h e r i t z - c a r lt o n m a g a z i n e 95 WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS JORDAN AWAN (“Spring Cleaning” page 68) is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He currently works as an art director at The New Yorker and runs Springtime Studio Illustration with his wife, Morgan Elliott. CHRIS FUJIWARA JASPER JAMES (“Falling in Love with … Tokyo,” page 32) is the author of several books on cinema and the artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. (“Oman,” page 80) has lived and worked in New York, London and Beijing over the past decade, taking on assignments for Monocle, Travel + Leisure, Vanity Fair, Ferrari and British Airways. JOCK STURGES (“Desert Rose,” page 94) is an acclaimed fine art photographer, whose work is represented by galleries in nine countries. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ritz-Carlton Magazine - Spring 2012 - Chinese

Ritz-Carlton Magazine - Spring 2012 - Chinese
Editor's Letter
President's Letter
Editor's Letter
Falling in Love with Tokyo
On the Boulevards
Family Travel
Let Us Stay With You

Ritz-Carlton Magazine - Spring 2012 - Chinese