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Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23) Today’s new moon in your birth sign is one of the best possible cosmic omens. If you need to make a new start, now is the time. Decide what it is you want most out of life, then go out and get it.

Sunday, 16 September, 2012, 2:37am

Pool showers drain on resources

Some public swimming pools are operating inefficient showers that spray out as much as 14 litres of water per minute, an inspection by the South China Morning Post has found.

Visits to five local pool complexes found shower heads tested at two complexes failed to attain the top performing standards in water efficiency, while another two only just meet the top standard.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Polynesian Spa Ritual

Chuan Spa is the city's go-to destination for luxury pampering based on traditional Chinese medicine, but this summer it has launched a treatment with a South Pacific islands theme.

The Polynesian Spa Ritual was developed by Thalgo, the French brand famed for its high-end line of products developed from marine plants and algae.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bath salts

Aveda - Soothing Aqua Therapy (HK$330/400 grams)

Claim: its plant-based formula hydrates and detoxifies the skin. Dead Sea salts moisturise and relieve stress, while squalane - derived from meadowfoam seed oil and olives - softens and conditions skin.

Crabtree & Evelyn - Spider Lily Bath Salt (HK$225/15.8oz)

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Where the sky meets the sea

Set in lush, landscaped tropical gardens punctuated by bright pink bougainvillea and brilliant blue skies, Thermes Marins Bali at the Ayana Resort offers treatments using marine-based products known for their ability to firm and tone skin.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Force of nature

The annual Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan in April was a more subdued affair than previous, as the poor economic climate took a toll. But streamlined budgets did not translate into less interesting or less boundary-pushing products.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, Costa Rica

A hot spot, did you say? Absolutely, and not just for the luxury. Tucked into the Arenal Volcano National Park, the Tabacon lies at the foot of Costa Rica's best known volcano, and makes the most of the natural hot springs gushing out of its lower slopes.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Design file

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bath Time

Rub of the green

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Take the bath less travelled at King Herod's secret spa

The Evason Ma'In Hot Springs resort near the Dead Sea is not only located in one of the longest-used springs, but it's also one of Jordan's most luxurious off-the-beaten-path destinations. Tourists are lured by nearby attractions - the rose-red city of Petra and Wadi Rum, the photogenic sandstone canyon used as a backdrop for the cinematic classic Lawrence of Arabia.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am