Articles written by: Susanne E. Wilder CFE

Manik Organic – A Cafe to Dine for and More!
Australia / Chronological / Destinations

Manik Organic – A Cafe to Dine for and More!

As a long ago restaurant reviewer in the States, imagine my elation when I met the owner, Chas, and management team, Neeta (consultant) and Katut (food and beverage supervisor) at Manik Organic. I had already been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a yoga class! Their menu exhibits a passion for wellness cuisine with organic, free range and local ingredients.

Two Splendid Spa Retreats: Resorts in Margaret River
Australia / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts

Two Splendid Spa Retreats: Resorts in Margaret River

Years ago I worked as a masseuse at Empire Retreat in a cosy room under the stairs. It was lovely to work there for even just the beautiful drive in gracefully winding around the native flora. It’s one of the most tasteful and tranquil retreats I’ve ever been to on three continents.

Confessions of a Spa Junquie
Chronological / Hotels & Resorts

Confessions of a Spa Junquie

When one has to eat for a living, a foray into a day spa resort serves one well. Even Sydney-sider, Donna Hay, another chef, food stylist, and author takes a break to detox and diet, nourish and replenish. The skin changes, of course, due to weather, diet and overall lifestyle. Although one can create a home day spa, there is something about getting away for a reprieve and sanctuary in a purpose designed sybaritic spa. As with people asking me often where is my favourite restaurant, so many students and readers ask which my preferred spa is.