Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Award ‘Destination Spa’ 2012: Park Hotel Igls

Congratulations to Park Hotel Igls for reaching 5th position in the category of ‘Destination Spas’ for the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards.  To be published in their October 15th anniversary issue, Condé Nast Traveller celebrates the best in international travel, listing the…

OMFG, we did it!

So we did it! Team Donna Ida cycled from London to Brighton yesterday in support of Jeans for Genes. We battled against the elements: either we were too hot or we had to endure heavy rain and strong winds –…

Changing Gyms!

I feel like I’m forever changing gyms but so far I haven’t found a gym that I’ve wanted to stick with, perhaps until now. For the last year, I have been a member of Virgin Chelsea and whilst it is…

Social Networking Just Got Beautiful: She Said Beauty

Today was the launch of the She Said Beauty Social Network at The Soho Hotel. And in case you haven’t yet heard the online buzz about She Said Beauty, this website builds on the word of mouth effect of social media with,…

Training For My London To Brighton Cycle Ride

I have ten weeks to train for my London to Brighton charity cycle ride, which means it’s time to really get myself into gear. Admittedly, the weather has only recently improved to make outdoor cycling a less arduous task. But I…

Taking Part in Donna Ida’s London to Brighton cycle ride in …

The big day is Saturday 25th August 2012 and the event is a London to Brighton cycle ride in aid of Jeans For Genes. I will be part of Team Donna Ida and to put it bluntly, I am completely…

Aroma Radiance Lift Facial at the Mandarin Oriental

    Goodness knows how our skin has suffered recently: freezing temperatures outside and dehydrating overheated conditions inside. So needless to say, a visit to the Mandarin Oriental’s Spa to try one of their Aroma Radiance Lift Facials was a…

I love Organic Burst’s Wheatgrass!

Never did I expect to hear myself saying ‘I love Wheatgrass’ but I do. I really do! A few weeks ago, Organic Burst sent me a pot of their Wheatgrass to try out. I was just coming to terms with…

My Detox at Park Hotel Igls

As the plane descended into Salzburg, I realised that there was nothing more alien to the overindulged and stressed out body than the concept of wellbeing. The path to self-purification seemed obscured, most probably by the champagne fuelled party from…


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