We are all about the comfies. With the seasons changing comes an autumnal warmth and a desire to change everything from the way we travel to what we wear. Some creature comforts, if you will, in this week’s Citizen Femme Hotlist.
Comfortable homewear to cosy weekend escapes, hot showers and soft skin to hot homemade tagines.
Enjoy this week’s Citizen Femme faves.
WEAR THIS Luxe + Hardy
Invest In Rest… #dolesslivemore. Introducing Luxe + Hardy ‘Re-Set’ & ‘Sleep’ Rest-Wear. 2017 was the year of ‘sleep’ with experts speaking out about the damage caused by sleep deprivation. As busy women, striving to achieve a perfect ‘work-life’ balance, Luxe + Hardy was created with the importance of ‘down-time’ in mind. The collection has been developed in recognition of the need for regular ‘acclimatisation’ to reach an improved lifestyle, a healthier mind and body. Pack it everywhere you go. You’ll always have a piece of home and downtime with you.
STAY HERE Blantyre, Western Massachusetts
Cool, crisp Autumn climes call for leaf-peeping. “What is that?” I hear you say. During one of the most beautiful transitional times of the year, many find themselves travelling to view and photograph the autumn foliage. Head to the reopened Blantyre in Western Massachusetts, surrounded by 110 acres of lush woodland – one of New England’s most historic resorts. Imagine a time filled with champagne-fuelled garden parties, with musicians imported from New York and grand dinner-dances with each party becoming more and more lavish, perfectly befitting of the decadent Gilded Age. A countryside playground between New York and Boston, the Berkshires have long been popular with the rich and famous, offering the perfect getaway for city dwellers looking to escape Boston and New York. In recent years, this region has become a year-round hotspot thanks to its bursts of vibrant and colourful foliage in the fall to snow-capped mountains in the winter.
USE THIS Natural Spa Factory: Yuzu, Pink Beets & Watermelon Body Scrub
Summer may seem like a distant memory for most of us, but Natural Spa Factory’s body scrubs have everything we love to make cooler temps a tad easier. Try Yuzu, Pink Beets and Watermelon Body Scrub. The skin brightening effects of Beetroot, one of the most anti-oxidant rich vegetables, with Grape Seed and Peach Kernal Oil to support skin elasticity and replenish skin’s natural moisture barrier, will up your shower game and leave your skin soft and glowing. Say goodbye to dry, dull winter skin, and say hello to a Summery, luminous glow all year round. With its delicious smell of watermelon and hints of citrus from the Japnese Yuzu plant, every paraben-free bag of this delightful skin saviour will have you forgetting about winter layers and leave you feeling like you just spent a day seaside in Mallorca. Written by Tania Sarra.
Paravel was created by seasoned travellers Indre Rockefeller and Andy Krantz after they struggled to find luggage that adapted to their busy lives. Handcrafted from canvas that’s designed to withstand drink spills and knocks in overhead compartments, the vintage-inspired weekend bags are trimmed with leather and printed with lettering from ‘Out of Office’ to the exclusive Net-a-Porter ‘Castaway’ favourite, uttering the words we are always feeling.
TRY THIS Cooking at Palais Amani in Fez
It’s hard to believe that within a few twists and turns, you leave Fez’ Old Medina – bustling market stalls and streets all full of life – into a luxurious oasis of tranquillity and elegance. Run by Jemima Mann-Baha and her husband, the 18 bedroom hotel has been transformed from a former palace into a luxury hotel. The recently launched Fez Cooking School includes a foodie tour of the medina followed by a cookery class, all in a new purpose-built cookery school on Palais Amani’s roof terrace. Choose from Fassi, Moroccan or Sephardic dishes. Tour the food souks and whip up your own Moroccan masterpiece.
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