The LUX LIST is back with this week’s top picks from the best in sustainable travel, resorts, hotels, spas, organic beauty and wellness at the moment.
Pulmazul Hotel, Ecuador
Palmazul Hotel & Spa is located in Ecuador’s tropical paradise San Clemente, the “Gold Coast” of Pacific Latin America. For those not familiar with Ecuador, it’s a country with vast natural and incredible cultural wealth. With the majestic Amazonian rain forest, beautiful beaches and the breathtaking Andes, there’s a sensational array of wonders to be found in this small, yet impressive country. With so much on offer including a spectacular coastline with unblemished sand, rich culture and pristine and untouched nature, Ecuador and Palmazul Hotel & Spa to be specific, should, without doubt, be on your must-visit list this year.
Lombardi Restaurant, Hotel St Moritz
Hollywood movie stars have already discovered Lombardi’s award-winning cuisine, world-class Pinot Noirs and movie-worthy backdrop, now it’s your turn…Famed for its award-winning cuisine, Lombardi Dining Room, located within the beautiful five-star Hotel St Moritz, is one of the best fine-dining restaurants in Queenstown, New Zealand. This is where guests can sink into the comfy dining chairs, sip on a glass of the world-famous local Pinot Noir and enjoy the fresh local cuisine whilst gazing across Lake Wakatipu to the iconic Remarkables. Whether staying at the luxury hotel or visiting Queenstown, a visit to Lombardi is simply a must.
Moon Bloom, Hiram Green Perfumes $165
Moon Bloom is a lush and elegant tuberose themed Eau de Perfume. Tuberose is a tropical night blooming flower. Often referred to as ‘the mistress of the night’, tuberose is an admired theme in perfumery because of its soft and creamy but also powerful and narcotic aroma. Moon Bloom includes generous amounts of tuberose absolute, jasmine absolute and ylang-ylang. There are also notes of coconut, leafy greens and hints of tropical spices and resins. Fragrance Notes: Tuberose Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang-Ylang, Coconut, Leafy Greens, Tropical Spices Resin
The Resort Villa, Thailand
Conscious travellers rejoice! The Resort Villa, one of the most exclusive properties in Thailand, perfectly blends sustainability with luxury. Conscious travel is on the rise worldwide and as a result, some of today’s most stylish and exclusive resorts are also some of the most sustainable and forward-thinking. The Resort Villa, possibly one of the most luxurious properties you can find in Thailand, is one of them. The luxury resort’s inspiring and impressive commitment to environmental conservation sets this eco-friendly haven apart making it a truly unique destination. In a nutshell, the property demonstrates that sustainability doesn’t mean compromising on luxury – one bit!
Vege Threads, Organic Everyday Jumpsuit
Making clothes for everyday wear, Melbourne-based Vege Threads makes collections are manufactured in limited numbers and uses 100% Australian organic and eco-friendly materials and dyes. This commitment to transparency and an ethical supply chain means the brand has gained accreditation from Ethical Clothing Australia and prides itself in working with local knitting mills and dye houses.
Dr. Bronner’s Naked Organic Lip Balm
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balms made with organic beeswax, provide a protective barrier to the elements without any synthetic ingredients. Organic jojoba, avocado and hemp oils help with extra moisturization. All lip balms are fragrance-free and certified organic to USDA National Organic Program standards because what you put on your lips goes into your body.
Organic Shampoo and Conditioner, Maui Moisture $19.99 each
The eco-friendly, organic, vegan, recyclable bottled haircare with its main ingredient of pure 100% aloe vera juice (instead of deionized water like many other haircare brands), and coconut water. Maui Moisture is not only nourishing for the scalp but also to the planet. All of the 6 hair care ranges, ranging from Detoxifying + ‘Volcanic Ash’ to ‘Strength & Anti-breakage + Agave’ leave your hair hydrated and smooth after every wash.
Plant-Based Dry Brush, OSEA $28
Exfoliate with this energizing dry brush that will leave skin visibly radiant and soft. Dry Brushing is a vital part of your everyday detoxifying skin ritual. Sweeps away dead skin and awakens the senses. A Beechwood base and plant-based sisal fibers gently buff away the old to make way for the new and reveal your natural glow.