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tanaRi travels: France!

tanaRi events staff has had the privilege traveling to many beautiful countries and cities for both business & pleasure. We’d like to capture and share some of these special times in our new “tanaRi travels” blog series. Here we will share personal photos and favorite things-to-do/spots that can serve our readers advice for vacations, wedding destinations, bachelorette parties and/or honeymoons!
We loved experiencing the French country and would make a beautiful backdrop for a destination wedding! Here’s some of our must-see/eat/do things:
  • Ain-Ex-Provence is must do!
  • Visit Isle-sur-la-Sorgues (Sundays) to discover its famous antiques market.
  • The villages of Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, Roussillon (Market on Thursday) and Lourmarin to discover their differences, traditional boutiques, landscapes, colours, nature and gastronomy.
  • In the summertime, make a pit stop to the lavender fields of the Senanque Abbaye if Lavender fields are in bloom (June/July period).
  • Goult was fabulous and not too touristy. We recommend you walk all the way to the top for the wind mill. It was great for antiques & shopping for rustic & very authentic French designs!
  • Arles: discover its amphitheater and narrow streets just before going to the valley of the famous Pont du Gard, the impressive aqueduct of the prestigious and rich city of Nimes.
  • The fortified city of Avignon: check out the famous Bridge close to the huge Popes’s Palace. There’s a little park up behind the palace where you can capture great views.
  • Drive through Saint Remy and admire the Provence Vincent Van Gogh felt in love with.  That was one of our favorites.
  • Les Baux de Provence: you will capture the medieval atmosphere of one of the nicest perched villages in France.
FOOD  [Both in  Avignon]
http://www.la-mirande.fr/   [Also, serves as a beautiful hotel with church bell sounds and birds chirping, making for a wonderful backdrop to the quaint area.]
Get in touch with the restaurant about dining in their French kitchen, where you have the option  private dining for 14 guests in their ancient kitchen. [Also, perfect for a wedding rehearsal dinner!] Just let them know your dietary restrictions ahead of time.
Please enjoy some of the beautiful architecture & the charming elements of the French country!

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Top Ten List – Aromatic, Relaxing, Dreamy – Spas around the world.

Are you planning a honeymoon, couples get-away, or girls’ spa-weekend? An avid spa-goer and willing to travel the world to be pampered? Hoping to sneak in a relaxation session while on vacation? Look no further – tanaRi’s got you covered.  Check out our countdown of top ten favorite spas located in some spectacular travel destinations.

10.               Exhale at Gansevoort – Meatpacking, New York, NY – Start local; go global! Lose yourself in the middle of a concrete jungle right here in NYC. Exhale Spa in located in one of NYC’s hottest neighborhoods. Relaxation is the name of the game here with three amazing infinity-edge hydro pools and treatments to pamper you from head to toe.

9.            Sanitas Spa at Çirağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey – Travel back in time to olden day Turkey with a traditional Turkish Hamam. Soak your body, relax your eyes and surrender your mind to the multitude of sensations created by a mixture of water, soapsuds and hands. If you are looking for something a little less cozy, take a dip in their outdoor pool with amazing views of the Bosporus and the ships travelling down the strait.

8.            Unu Spa at Inkaterra, Machu Picchu,Peru – You probably have earned a visit to this luxurious spa after the long hike up Machu Picchu.  Relax those adventurous muscles by spending an entire day at Una getting massages, body treatments, facials, etc., which use locally sourced botanical extracts and is 100% natural.

7.                  The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass Resort, Aspen, Colorado – Known for the holistic treatments, they offer a range of treatments from Ute Indian inspired therapies to contemporary beauty rituals. If peace of mind is what you are looking for, take a seat in their meditative relaxation lounge while you calm your mind listening to the soothing sounds of water falling from the infinity pool and waterfall.

6.                  Jiva Spa at Taj Hotel, Mumbai, India – Tired feet from exploring the city & shopping expeditions? Let us talk about amazing service at Jiva. Feel like royalty at Jiva as your feet is washed with water & fresh rose petals. Experience authentic ayurvedic treatments, detox massages, aromatherapy, body scrubs and wraps inspired by traditional Indian healing wisdom.

5.            CHI the Spa at Shangri La’s Villangili, Maldives – Honeymooners look no further – with a personal private villa for massage, body treatments, hot tub, and more, you and your hubby will be drenched in romance.

4.            Kayantá Spa at The Ritz Carlton, Cancun, Mexico – Get pampered by an amazing staff that makes you feel like a queen. We recommend their ‘Drift to Sleep’ massage.  True to its name, you will feel the effect of true relaxation and may actually fall asleep. I know I did!

3.                  Groom’s Choice: The Spa at Amanyara Resort, Turks & Caicos – With facilities that spread over 1.5 acres of gorgeous land, enjoy the “Pure Awareness” where massage is integrated with other techniques such as joint release, stretches, chakra sensitivity, acupressure, Thai massage, breath and energy to work to create a holistic approach to the body.

2.                  Raison d’Etra at Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden – Nordic tradition resonates in every detail at this spa and they provide some of the best amenities.  The spa offers you sensational relaxing experiences in a pure Nordic tradition; hot bath to promote blood vessel circulation to skin surface and open up pores, followed by cold bath/shower to close pores and prep body for relaxation, and finally relaxation treatment.

1.            The Spa at Anantara – Dhigu Resort, Maldives – My personal favorite! The location and ambiance is to die for at their over water villas! Try their amazingly calming Thai massage while watching the panoramic views of the ocean and enjoying the beautiful colors of the coral and fishes swim by in pristine waters beneath you.

(Photo Credits – Anantara Spa, Amanyara Spa, Kayanta Spa)


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