Sourdough bread is not a new food trend. It has been around for thousands of years, the traditional baking methods having been passed down through generations. Indeed, an 84-year-old Canadian woman was recently thrust into the international spotlight for being the proud owner of a 120-year-old sourdough starter. And it is the starter, which is the fundamental difference between sourdough and traditional bread recipes. It is also the secret to why sourdough bread is actually good for us.
The era of transformative travel is upon us. Just a couple of years ago, experiential travel was the industry’s hottest trend. People wanted more from their holidays than a hotel or spa. They were seeking a deeper connection with the destination they were visiting and hoping to experience new cultures, to interact with the locals and feel like more than just a gawking tourist. Now, that trend is rapidly morphing into something deeper and yet more personal: transformative travel.
Our Butlers are the beating heart of Life Butler. It is their wisdom, passion, expertise, and experience that provide our guests not only with a personalised service but a heartfelt one. In this series we get to know our Butlers in more depth, giving you the opportunity to hear their voices and to understand from where their devotion to their skills has evolved. We hope that you’ll finish reading each of these profiles with a better sense of what our butlers can offer you. Here we meet Dr Sally Horrobin, Life Butler’s expert doctor of naturopathy, who shares her inspiration as well as some essential nutrition advice.
There are few things in the world which exude luxury more than a superyacht. They are the epitome of relaxation and indulgence, pampering their owners and guests with top of the range décor and facilities, and the most impeccable standards in cuisine and service. What does it mean for this elite industry, then, when one of the biggest trends in wellness is sustainability? Here we take a look at the crucial link between environmental health and personal wellness, and how sustainability on superyachts is surprisingly very achievable.
Simon and Garfunkel said it perfectly when they sang The Sound of Silence. Yet even the melodic tune of the famous ballad adds to the constant thrum of noise in which we live today. It surrounds us at all times, the buzz and whir of machines, the hissing of a laptop, phones pinging, cars driving, people chattering, the television blaring. It is this nonstop hubbub of the modern world, of our everyday lives, which is the impetus for the newest wellness trend: silence.
Embark on a journey of discovery as you learn how the microbiome affects all aspects of your health. Join us for a gut makeover and boost energy, gain vitality, improve your health and achieve mental clarity.
Our retreat has been carefully designed to incorporate your entire body, beginning in the gut. Over seven days, a team of specially chosen wellness experts will help you tackle gut health through delicious menus, informative and inspirational talks, invigorating massages and exercise sessions. Together you will learn about the symbiotic relationship between diet, movement, psychological wellbeing and a happy digestive system.
Great things can stem from just a single moment. One decision can change the course of many lives. Life Butler, the brainchild of Managing Director Alexis Vincent along with his wife Claudia Perucchini, blossomed from Alexis’ realisation that he needed to share his new-found love of life. It was not a realisation that came easily; Alexis’ journey to his all-important moment of clarity was one of personal anguish, fear, transformation, alignment and ultimately great insight.
When Alexis and Claudia walked into a Pilates class in Bali four years ago, little did they know it was the beginning of a special friendship and working relationship with their teacher Gypsy. Gypsy is now one of the key team members of Life Butler, sharing her passion for yoga and Pilates with clients. We sat down with Gypsy to find out a little more about this fascinating woman, her background and what she brings to the team.
From the 11th to the 14th August 2018, you can step back in time on the magical island of Sark, an officially designated Dark Sky Preserve. By switching off your devices and embarking on a digital detox, you will discover a new kind of light, immersing yourself in nature. With no cars or street lighting, Sark is one of the best places to view the starry night sky. Over seven thousand stars and planets are visible to the naked eye here, the Milky Way stretching like a ribbon across the black horizon.
Life Butler is offering two bespoke wellness retreats in 2018 which focus on technology disconnection and improving gut health to lift serotonin levels. Going well beyond the individual wellness therapies of yoga, massage and facials, these retreats have been carefully crafted to support attendees in taking the first steps on their happiness journeys. In addition to the following retreats, Life Butler is also able to create custom retreat programmes for yachts.