A HEALTH AND WELLNESS REVOLUTION
There we were, Soroush and I, last month at beautiful Maya Tulum resort in Mexico, intent on finding balance in our busy lives through yoga. Paradise, you say? Think again. Yoga guru Baron Baptiste's Personal Revolution Bootcamp had us up at sunrise, working through full days of yoga, detoxifying (which consisted of consuming more avocado and tomato than I ever thought humanly possible) and finally - this was perhaps the most challenging part of the trip - trying the keep each other from using our Blackberrys in between (and sometimes during) sessions. It was an experience that left us both transformed physically and mentally. And neither of us have touched a cigarette since!
We thought we'd share some of our positive health and wellness energy with you in this, our first ever summer issue! We profile Baron Baptiste this month as well as take you on a tour of the D.C. area's top personal trainers and yoga studios.
We also send you to health and wellness resorts at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Mass and Sea Island, Ga. Polo lovers get to go to the Ambassador's Cup where Salvatore Ferragamo and Ralph Lauren model Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras entertained fans on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in The Plains, Va.
In the director's chair
Keeping with the summer theme, in WHAT'S HOT we match the season's most refreshing cocktails with the season's most stunning cocktail rings, while in TREND REPORT we show you short shorts are in! Perhaps the only thing hotter than a mid-Atlantic Summer is the area's property market. As always, we take you on a guided tour of the area's top real estate trends, properties and design in RE NEWS, INSIDE HOMES, DESIGN and OPEN HOUSE.
Events, Balls and Galas
For you jet-setters out there, WL has compiled a list of the world's best summer festivals and events. Whether it's tennis (Wimbledon in July) or Jazz (Newport Jazz Festival in August), we've got the lowdown on the festivities in seven different countries. So, stay healthy (and fashionable) this summer and see you in September!
Nancy Reynolds Bagley