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Legendary on a new level

A legend reaches a new level. Breathe in the fragrance, sense the change. Being a man also means having the scent of a man. Or in other words: It means having the scent of Invictus Platinum.

«Invictus» is synonymous with masculinity. Fragrant, purpose-fulfilling, triumphant masculinity. As early as 2013, Paco Rabanne launched the first fragrance bearing his name onto the market. A powerful fragrance that attracted fans and fame worldwide. A scent that combines audacity, self-confidence and determination. But time passes and things change. A good reason for the French fashion house to «shake things up» and to «experiment to the limits, to change mentalities». The perfume «Invictus Platinum» is therefore not simply a new edition; it translates the irreverent spirit and the colorful facets of Paco Rabanne into a modern and new world of sensuality.

The content makes all the difference

«Each new product is like telling a new story », says Domitille Michalon-Bertier, who was already responsible for the fragrances «Invictus Legend» and «Invictus Victory». «And Invictus Platinum encapsulates a real, impressive signature fragrance that leaves an unforgettable resonance – a scent that is both spontaneous and natural.» Ingredients such as absinthe, mugwort as well as balsam fir and oak moss plus a hint of patchouli create a unique mix, which – according to the maker – «produces an aromatic, almost cold scent with a metallic effect ». A floral undertone is added with the complementary duo of cypress and lavender. A veritable masterpiece and a piece of art. 

The best version possible

In conjunction with the director Airton Carmignani, Paco Rabanne has also given «Invictus» visual and modern rebranding. Although it would be more fitting to say that it has been raised spectacularly and with prominent support to a new and extremely high visual level. The star of the new visual campaign, of the really impressive film for the new fragrance is Jalen Green. An NBA star, 20 years old, whose motto is «to become the best version of myself for myself ». These bold and courageous words reflect the discourse about the new «Invictus». It is about going to the limits and, as the name suggests, becoming invincible and as such unique. Or to conclude with the words of Domitielle Michalons-Bertier: «We must enjoy the pleasures of life in every single moment.» 

A Pre-Owned Watch

Timeless, precious and shaped by stories – the boom in Certified Pre-Owned watches.

The demand for luxury watches is exploding; the value of CPO watches has partially multiplied in the past few years. What lies behind this particular fascination with rare models from renowned brands? They are easier to obtain than new watches, the mechanism is impressive, every watch tells its own story and on top of that it is usually also a sound investment. At Bucherer, CPO watches have been in focus for some time. Each week there are highlights on offer on the website with integrated web shop. The Global Head Europe for Pre-Owned watches at Bucherer, Odilo Lamprecht, answered our questions. 

How long have you been working with Pre-Owned watches and which timepiece was number one in your personal collection?
Odilo Lamprecht: I always had a flair for watches but it is only since I began working for Bucherer that I have been actively involved in the field. As there is immediate availability of Certified Pre-Owned watches, I was keen on several models straight away and was able to build up an interesting collection in a short time. 

… is there one watch that you particularly fancy at the moment?
If the passion has already seized you it is difficult to answer this question precisely and conclusively …there are new watches as well as watches from our Certified Pre-Owned portfolio that constantly catch my eye. 

The purchase of a watch – whether it is new or worn – is always an extremely emotional experience. What does the customer get at Bucherer?
The customer can buy both online as well as in our stores. In the boutiques we ensure a very luxurious customer experience. Certified Pre-Owned areas are not only simply sales areas, but also meeting places for all watch enthusiasts, who often meet with like-minded watch lovers for a drink, e.g. at the bar on the second floor of the Zurich Bucherer boutique with a sensational view of Bahnhofstrasse. All Certified Pre-Owned watches are also available in the Bucherer online shop; customers can always discover our changing collections, an exciting and emotional experience that can also arouse the hunting instinct.

How do you at Bucherer guarantee that the customer also gets authenticity? 
All our watches are tested by a certified watchmaker for functionality and authenticity. All watches are completely serviced; access to original spare parts is essential in this process. A two-year international Bucherer Certified Pre-Owned guarantee completes the experience. As such Bucherer’s customers never incur the risk.

Do you think that certified models replace new models? 
Certified Pre-Owned watches are an exciting alternative to new watches.

Is the collection value higher when the customer keeps the original documents and the original box? What is the policy at Bucherer? 
The original documents and box are definitely important. However the condition of the watch is the main factor for determining the price. 

When you think of your target groups, do they prefer stationary trading or the online platform when purchasing a watch? 
Bucherer has several boutiques at top locations, in particular in Switzerland in all major cities, so we can welcome the vast majority of our customers primarily in the stores. In others countries, where Bucherer is not represented as extensively, the online ratio is higher.

The main target group for ADAM THE MAGAZINE is between 25 and 39 years old. How do you appeal to Generation Z in the world of CPO watches? 
Certified Pre-Owned watches are products that basically appeal to all age groups. In the past few weeks we have initiated a dedicated Gen-Z campaign and regularly conduct Gen Z events to get specifically the younger customers enthusiastic about the topic.

So when you say that the millennials are keen on CPO watches, can that be understood as a sustainability topic? 
The positive aspect of luxury watches is that they have been produced for an eternity. In this respect it is self-evident that these products will also be worn across generations. 

Bucherer has opened a Pop-Up-Store with Enea in the luxury department store, Globus, on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. What does Bucherer wish to convey/aim to achieve with this step?
The partnership with Enea is built on the idea of «timeless values». Bucherer and Enea are both family companies and we share the same standards in quality, aesthetics and traditional craftsmanship. Bucherer and Enea want to fuse the past with the present using this consistent vision. Visitors to the Pop-up spaces in Zurich experience the curated selection of unique Bucherer Certified Pre-Owned timepieces, embedded in impressions of an urban garden landscape of the future. Enea has managed to create a spatial platform, a green design oasis in which watch, design and garden enthusiasts can linger and exchange experiences. Community and experience concepts are again in the foreground here.

How do you envisage the future of Certified Pre-Owned?
Bucherer invests a lot of time and effort in this certification to provide customers with a high level of trust in Pre-Owned products. Because this is the only way that the market can continue to survive and grow in the long term. As an official retailer of the leading watch brands we are constantly seeking contact and try to set a new course for the future of Certified Pre-Owned in conjunction with the brands. 

Place to be

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz was completely re-designed in 2019. However it has remained true to its philosophy of focusing completely on the individual in every single aspect and to its innovative and elegant character.  

We’re in the year 1242. Several men discover a warm water source when hunting in the Tamina gorge. Subsequent inspections show that the water springing from the mountain is exactly 36.5° degrees. The monks in the nearby Benedictine abbey attribute a healing effect to the water and consequently lay the foundation stone for a spa and healing tradition that has now been in existence for a number of centuries. Today in the year 2022 the source is still gushing and has lost none of its healing power. 

Good, better, Bad Ragaz

Bad Ragaz in the Eastern part of Switzerland is synonymous with nature, health, and regeneration; it is also full of culinary delights. All in all the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz offers a stylish experience of the very highest standards. The seven restaurants at the resort boast a total of 76 Gault Millau Points and five Michelin Stars. They have also been distinguished with the accolades «Hotel of the Year 2021» or «Best Spa Hotel in Switzerland ». And in particular the unique and exclusive in-house combination of healing, prevention and self-discovery, created by experts in the medical, hotel and cuisine sector, can only be experienced at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. 

Live your best life

The NEWYOU method is the quintessence of the longstanding health philosophy at the Grand resort: Healing, relaxation and an exceptional, delightful experience. It is the modern and innovative answer to traditionally successful healing and treatment procedures. Because the term health has been re-defined for today. «It is about much more than simply the absence of illness», as Stefan Küpfer, Medical Director at the Bad Ragaz Health Center, says. The new method has been developed in conjunction with his team and the health team at Resort Bad Ragaz. Avoiding illnesses, but primarily sustainably increasing life quality, that is the objective of the NEWYOU Method. 

Be conscious of what you eat

And the focus is directed above all towards the factor of nutrition. Food is an experience, lifestyle and a compass at the same time. The chef de cuisine at «verve by sven» – the health and lifestyle restaurant at the resort – is Sebastian Titz. The young chef fully guarantees that not only organic and high-quality produce is prepared but foremost healthy food that has been produced sustainably. He does not compromise on taste. Careful preparation ensures genuine flavors, homemade products accentuate the specialties and the focus is on the overall experience. And just as one should always consider people from a health point of view as a whole, the kitchen staff at «verve by sven» does not only use parts of food. «Nose to tail & Leaf to root» is the motto that Titz consistently practices and lives with his team. 

Tradition as a guarantee for the future

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is built on tradition, but consistently re-defines it. Surprising, because one can build on long-term experience. In the same way the source has been gushing for centuries, the resort has been the perfect place for a retreat, relaxation or a new beginning for over 15 decades. 

www.resortragaz.ch

Photos Copyrights: GRAND RESORT BAD RAGAZ AG

Timeless values

Lohri offers an extensive and very lovingly curated collection of sophisticated vintage and pre-owned timepieces for all lovers of exquisite watches. Several of the models have written chapters in the history of time, others are coveted rarities that make collectors’ hearts beat faster. We met the team responsible for the Certified-Pre-Owned (CPO) watch world at Lohri for an interview and began the search for you.

Mr. Kupper, why is «old» more popular than «new»?

Colin Kupper: The increasing demand for second-hand watches is based on different factors. We feel on the one hand that the topic of sustainability has also assumed a central role in the watch industry. There is a trend towards long-lasting watches and the timepieces are still cutting-edge and in demand after years. This is also the reason why limited edition watches in particular can often only be purchased on the CPO market. In addition, a number of luxury watch manufacturers are making the latest editions of iconic pieces from the 60s and 70s again. However, a reproduction can never replace an original from this time, as they have their very own charm. Something else that definitely played a role in the past few years is that people had more time due to the pandemic to research watches and now they are interested in the new offer of certified pre-owned timepieces. They have gained increased appreciation. Knowledge about sustainability often encourages the customer to prioritize a watch from the secondary market over a new watch.

Will this boom continue over the next few years?

Colin Kupper: We are convinced that the CPO market will continue to grow. Watch dealers in particular, who are the official agents for known luxury watch brands, sense the great potential for the certified second-hand watch market. The customers have recognized that this form of watch purchase provides them with completely new possibilities and is extremely attractive. Wearing a pre-owned watch has become completely fashionable.

Which brands do you trade and sell in the CPO sector?

Colin Kupper: We stock a wide range of vintage and new watches. We also offer exquisite collector’s pieces, so every watch enthusiast can find exactly the right time-piece. Basically almost every watch finds a new home, regardless of the brand. We also trade, of course, in luxury brands and not with fashion watches and there has to be a basic level of quality and intrinsic value.

As an expert in second-hand, vintage and collector pieces you also offer the possibility to exchange watches? How does that work exactly and where can the customer get an evaluation beforehand?

Colin Kupper: It is very simple to get an evaluation at our store and we offer three options: The customer can spontaneously bring their second-hand watch to one of our stores, send photos of the watch using an online form or send us the photos via WhatsApp. At the same time they can tell us which watch they are interested in acquiring. We can ascertain the trade-in value for the watch within a few days. This offer is free-of-charge for our customers. Incidentally we offer the best price in Switzerland for second-hand watches! If you want a change or would like to have something new, call by and trade in your second-hand watch and leave the store with a pre-owned or vintage piece.

Which service can the customer expect from you in contrast to the anonymous online market, what makes Lohri stand out?

Colin Kupper: Our know-how and our experience! Since the 80s our family has been extremely passionate about vintage watch trading on a worldwide scale and as an official agent for premium and luxury watches we have years of experience with high-quality prestige models – with current models as well as rare time-pieces. Another valuable asset is that all watches are checked by our special-ized watchmakers on site in Zug and tested and certified for their authenticity and integrity. This gives our CPO customers the security and guarantee that they are not purchasing stolen or counterfeit products. Thanks to our know-how in the luxury watch sector we can inform all our customers precisely on the value of the watch in question and issue a comprehensive watch description. This clear overview of the condition of the watch helps the customer to decide whether to sell or not. We offer this service in all of our Lohri boutiques as well as online. But of course, speaking personally with a watch connoisseur or watch-maker and looking at the timepiece together is a service that is very much appreciated and often given preference by our customers. The sale and acquisition of a second-hand or vintage watch in our renowned boutique is a unique experience, because watches are our passion.

Seezeitlodge Hotel & Spa

We arrived early in the morning and as we entered the Seezeitlodge, I was drawn straight into the restaurant by the delicious smell of bread rolls, danish pastries and co. I was transported back to my childhood, my grandfather was also a baker. The roots of the founding family are reflected in the Seezeitlodge Hotel & Spa in the open bakery with its large bread oven, a conscious focus on the baker and patisserie trade and original photographs from the time frame the buffet area to the left and right. But why? The owner Kathrin Sersch is the granddaughter of the frozen pizza creator, Ernst Wagner. Therefore, the baking craft is so to speak in her blood and forms a culinary foundation stone in the Seezeitlodge.

The sense of traditional, nature and originality merges with the overall Seezeitlodge concept. It is in the heart of nature and built near to water. It is a free spirit in its own way. And at the same time grounded. Situated in an exposed location on a small wooded cape – with a proud view of the Bostal Lake in the Sankt Wendel district. Constructed between the safety of the forest and the expanse of the lake. Intertwined with regional cultural history. I want to stay here and breathe the air deeply. Inspired by the surrounding nature on the Bostal Lake, the spa resort with lodge character conveys all the advantages of a hideaway. This powerful place is integrated into the low mountain landscape of the Saar-Hunsrück natural park. Far removed from everyday life, the lodge has 84 generous rooms and 14 suites with feel-good ambiance; half of them with a lake view. All rooms are inspired by the force and tranquility of the natural environment.

Natural colours blend with accents in green and blue. Oak creates a sense of warmth. Four-poster, feel-good beds treat you to a magnificent view of the surrounding nature. The panorama perspective continues, regardless of where you are lying, sitting or standing. A further highlight is the generous SPA area, which includes an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness and application rooms for treatments or massages. A visit to the Celtic outdoor sauna village is unforgettable – with three sauna huts and a tranquillity house – positioned in lines of magnetic force. The golf course at Bostal Lake is ideally suited to followers of the «green sport».

Our creative and down-to-earth lunch snack arrives, enriching our arrival with regional specialities. The chef de cuisine – Daniel Schöfisch, does not only serve delicious dishes at lunchtime but also in the evening in the LUMI Restaurant and is devoted to regional products, such as oxen heart carrots, mushrooms, trout or blueberries picked from the surrounding forests. The herbs, which complete the dishes, grow in the bordering nature and herb gardens. Daniel Schöfisch, a native of Berlin, attaches particular importance to retaining the taste experience of all products that are used. His style of cooking is cosmopolitan with traditional roots and Mediterranean influences. His last stations – before coming to beautiful Saarland– were international hotels such as Grand Hyatt Berlin and Park Hyatt Vienna. The host couple, Kathrin and Christian Sersch’s, sense of connection to the region and their creative thinking are reflected throughout the entire hotel. Following the motto “Genuinely beautiful. Beautifully genuine” they manage a hotel that enraptures spa guests, sportspeople, connoisseurs as well as culture and nature lovers alike with a high level of innovation and attention to detail. In and around the Seezeitlodge you can switch off, take your time, forget the world and be happy

Fotos: Seezeitlodge Hotel & Spa

Visions in Blue

Bucherer surprises. Consistently. The Bucherer Blue Project is now continuing with exviting collaborations within and outside the watch sector. What’s more Blue Space is opening in the Bucherer Gallery on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse.

Customers today want to be able to experience products and their history. And few understand how to create a complete world of experience like the traditional Swiss company Bucherer. Their motto from the outset has been to continuously reinvent themselves and to move with the times. Founded in 1888, Bucherer is considered to date as one of the visionaries in the branch. Dictating the pace instead of imitating the competition. Consequently Bucherer has expanded in the past few years and become the largest provider of watches and jewellery worldwide. Not to mention the Certified Pre-Owned sector, also completely in touch with the latest trends.

Bucherer BLUE has without a doubt been a particular success story over the past few years. Launched in 2016, Bucherer worked on this project with the most renowned manufacturers, as a sign of a close or sometimes longstanding liaison. They created special editions inspired by the colour blue especially for the traditional Swiss company. Since then roughly 50 masterpieces have been created by 24 watch brands, including Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget or Vacheron Constantin, to name just a few. And (fortunately) the portfolio of the blue “Trouvaillen“ continues to grow.

The journey continues
This can be seen for example in the “Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE“, a limited number taken from the new model captivates with spectacular 3D effects of the New York Skyline – a homage to the reopening of the legendary Time Machine Flagship Stores in New York. This special edition is exclusively available in New York. Or the two models “Longines Spirit Automatic Bucherer BLUE“ and “Longines Spirit Chronograph Bucherer BLUE“, both timepieces are appearing for the first time with black DLC casing and blue accents and celebrate the aeronautics and daring of the pilots. The new models include the “FREAK X Bucherer BLUE“ by Ulysse Nardin with its balance wheel visible to the naked eye and made of Carbonium®, a composite of “phased out” materials, which is also used in the aviation industry and means 40 percent less environmental impact.

More than just watches
The BLUE collaborations however surpass timepieces. That was clear from the outset, when Bucherer presented the unique specimen of a super exclusive Harley Davidson, which is currently on display in the Bucherer Flagship in New York. Completely true to the BLUE concept and at 1.888 million Swiss francs, the most valuable motorbike in the world. Ultimately, the Lamborghini Aventador S also marked another unexpected highlight; it is also a unique piece.
But there are also more affordable options, as demonstrated for example by the Danish Label Shamballa Jewels from the brothers Mads and Mikkel Kornerup. The bracelets, which form a bridge between Eastern philosophy and Nordic Design, became cult pieces a long time ago. With “Shamballa Bucherer BLUE Special Editions“ beautiful arm jewellery was created using individual Lapis pearls. The mystic blue of the semiprecious stones perfectly harmonizes in turn with the timepieces in blue, for example the IWC Schaffhausen „Portugieser Chronograph Bucherer BLUE“, in which the precision scale in blue harmoniously frames the white dial. Or even the Panerai Luminor GMT Bucherer BLUE, in which the Swiss art of watch making, Italian Design and the maritime brand’s legacy merge. Its GMT function is one of the most popular complications from Panerai and makes the watch the perfect travel companion. And “travel“ is a good keyword because Bucherer also has something in the luggage line for jetsetters: Working closely with the Berlin start-up Horizn Studios, the stylish carry-on luggage was created „Horizn Studios M5 Smart Cabin Trolley“, in which purism and accent meet in the form of Electric Blue on matt black. Built-in power bank and top case included.

For the community
And another exciting BLUE premier can be seen this summer in the Zurich Flagship Store: the BLUE Space in the Gallery area, with which Bucherer once again proves its visionary spirit. 160 square metres of lifestyle, crafts, art and enjoyment. The BLUE Space – kept completely in white, clear lines, while the timepieces and accessories are illuminated to perfection. In conjunction with the Zurich start-up Artdeal, works of art are curated and staged as in a gallery. Pure aesthetics. The expansion of the store in the second floor creates on one hand more space for the Certified Pre-Owned area, but also for the BLUE Collection and masterpieces from Haute Horlogerie. Designed as a meeting point for watch fans and lovers of modern lifestyles. A community space that entices you to enjoy and exchange conversations in its stylish bar and the lounge area. Welcome to the (blue) Bucherer universe

Fotos: Bucherer

Design piece on two wheels

Just on time for ringing in the warmer season, Porsche is launching two new e-bike models onto the markte

Timeless design, outstanding technology and the fascination of the brand itself unite in both models Porsche Sport and Porsche Cross.

So it only remains to say: full speed ahead! Thanks to the Magura Cockpit Integration (MCi) with the brake and gear cabling integrated in the handlebars, the Porsche eBike Sport has a minimized cockpit. In conjunction with the Shimano colour display, which displays speed, distance and range in real time among other features, you can concentrate on what is most important: the street.

The Supernova LED front light with headlight function is elegantly embedded in the handlebars and allows you to keep track of your surroundings. Day and night.

You can experience more adventure with the “Cross-Version”. In particular when cycling off the beaten track. The eBike combines combines style with a passion for adventure and offers the user selected mountain bike components. The ergonomically formed handlebars, the Shimano colour display allow you to always stay “on-track” even on difficult terrain. Porsche advises: “Exchange the tempo of everyday life for the beat of your heart ”.

These eBikes are simply electrifying in every detail.

www.porsche.ch

Porsche E-Bike Sport

Porsche E-Bike Cross

Photos Copyrights: Porsche

Holy Trinity

The Dins Santi Taura restaurant was recently awarded a Michelin star. The head chef demonstrates his culinary skills and the gastronomic experience with three things: authenticity, perspectives and exclusive ingredients.

Santi Taura has dedicated itself to the study of the origins of Majorcan cuisine and the preservation of traditional recipes. The Michelin distinction is the culmination of his many years of work. “When there is a story surrounding the dish, the guest appreciates it much more”, according to the head chef.

He produces dishes that manifest his passion for old recipes. To the delight of the connoisseurs. Santi Taura does not invent anything and only cooks things that are anchored in gastronomic history. He gets his products from the region and consequently presents his guests with the richness of Majorcan island.

One of the characteristic dishes is “Panada de Peix de roca”, a traditonal rock fish pate, which many consider to be one of the oldest recipes on the island. “Porcella amb Anfós”, another unique dish, fuses the sea and the mountains and uses the finest cuts of pork from Can Company, one of the most esteemed producers of black pork and yellow sea bass on the island. The talented chef opened the DINS in 2016 in an old carpenter’s workshop, offering unparalleled tasting menus. Success was not long in coming and a move to the five star hotel El Llorenç Parc de la Mar was on the agenda. The patron of island cuisine conjures up unique, culinary experiences with his crew.
www.grupsantitaura.com

The El Llorenç Parc de la Mar lies in the heart of La Calatrava, one of the oldest districts in Palma. The modern hotel opened in 2020 and offers 33 exclusive guest rooms and an Infinity Pool on the multi-level rooftop terrace with a cocktail bar. Whether relaxing on the deckchairs in Balinese style or dropping in for a drink, the guests can enjoy the sweeping view of the bay of Palma, the cathedral and the charming rooftops in the old city. The spa facilities offer treatments with the Spanish luxury brand Natura Bissé and an indoor pool.
www.elllorenc.com

Photos Copyrights: Restaurant DINS Santi Taura & Hotel Llorenc de la Mar, Tarek Serraj

Glamorous Zeitgeist – AMERON Zürich

AMERON ZURICH BELLERIVE AU LAC

Ameron Zurich Bellerive au Lac brings urban lifestyle directly to lake Zurich and welcomes its first guests. Stylish and relaxed elegance and modern design blend to a fascinating experience in the four-star superior hotel directly on the lake zurich promenade.

The traditional establishment was built in the 1920s in Art déco style and is today one of the best-known hotels in the city. After extensive renovation the Bellerive au Lac now projects a new image as AMERON Zurich. Following the conversion it is still presented in the style of the Golden 20s, fused with contemporary interiors. The new “place to be” consequently creates an atmosphere that is classical and at the same time relaxed and warm. 61 rooms and suites offer guests a special level of comfort and open up a superb view of the city or the lake – combining urban lifestyle and Mediterranean flair.

Studio Bellerive is an impressive symbiosis of brasserie, grill and bar. The spectacular design, professional service and the uncomplicated cuisine create an outstanding overall experience in an informal atmosphere. The new scene location shares its name with the legendary Zurich film studio, which had its origins in 1953 in the former indoor-tennis halls of the present-day Ameron Zurich Bellerive au Lac.

Ameron Zurich Bellerive au Lac is situated in the best location on the picturesque Lake Zurich promenade and is only a few minutes’ walk from Sechseläutenplatz with the Opera House and the famous Bahnhofsstrasse. The cosmopolitan city on the Limmat has countless sights and attractions on offer and is well worth a visit at any time of the year. The hotel offers diverse event and conference areas on the first floor for special occasions – including the listed “Freddie Frinton Private Bar”. Ameron Zurich Bellerive au Lac combines distinguished history with contemporary lifestyle in an absolutely premium location.

www.ameronhotels.com

Photos Copyrights: AMARON Zürich by Althoff Hotels

A journey to myself.

The Chenot method combines wellness with the latest scientific findings to provide an optimal balance for each guest by applying a customized programme. Individual nutrition counselling is as much a natural part of the philosophy as the personal trainer in the fitness studio. I thought I would treat myself to this special customized programme to attain that well-deserved sense of esteem too.

Harmony is my motto. I would like in particular that the effect of this break extends beyond the duration of my stay in a Health Wellness Retreat, which is why I meticulously researched what exactly would fit my needs and decided on the Detox programme at Chenot Palace in Weggis. The hotel is situated at the foot of the Swiss Alps, on the shore of picturesque Lake Lucerne in an elegant, stately building. Exactly the spot for those seeking relaxation, like myself. The renowned hotel attracts its guests with programmes of prevention and rejuvenating the body. I do, after all, want to stay young and age slowly. The modern web presence, the presentation and explanation of the individual treatments and the visual imagery of the dishes are highly appealing and since I live near Zurich, it is also a welcome and well-situated route for me. The one-week stay was good for me; I put together a diary here for all those who wish to emulate me. So, armed with my handbook, this adventure can now begin for you too…

Day of arrival (Thursday, 17.12.20)
I arrive at midday and am given a heartfelt welcome. I am provided with my weekly plan and my handbook, so I know when I must appear where. My first treatments begin late afternoon, so I have enough time to familiarize myself with the hotel.

My journey to myself begins at 15:00 with a medical consultation. The Chenot medical team check my curative history then we discuss my needs and objectives. The detoxification of my body and an overall improvement in my well-being are the first priority and I am prescribed an individual treatment plan.

Then it was evening and time for dinner:
«If you want to live healthily and slow down the aging process, you cannot avoid the subject of nutrition ». Therefore the following applies here: no alcohol, no caffeine, no salt, no animal fats. The Chenot diet plan plays a key role in the Chenot Method® and is also based on scientific findings. As part of the calorie-reduced, plant-based Detox diet I consume approximately 850 calories per day.

«You need inner harmony to attain a healthy body.» Henri Chenot

Day 1 (FR, 18.12)
After a fruit-laden breakfast with barley coffee accompaniment, I set off for my first therapy sessions. The schedule for today: Bio energetic check-up, stress examination, full-body photobiomodulation, hydro-aromatherapy, energetic massage. I will explain what all of this is in detail over the next few days.

Day 2 19.12
My kick start into the day begins with a bio energetic treatment. Stimulation from a laser beam, which restores the energy balance in the body. After this year my muscles do hurt and I suffer from headaches. The medical staff also prescribes an acupuncture treatment for me today. It is intended to relieve my neuropathic pain and my migraine. I have the feeling that my energy channels, which have got out of balance are in «Panta Rhei» again. One hour of Pilates successfully rounds off my programme today.

Day 3 20.12.
I begin with an intravenous ozone treatment (specially enriched infusion cocktail with high doses of antioxidants), followed by hydro-aromatherapy and finally a medical check-up. Before I go to dinner, I indulge in neuro-acoustic treatments for deep relaxation.

Day 4 21.12
I have a sober start to the day with colon-hydrotherapy. It rinses the large intestine, channelling waste and toxins out of the body. This cleansing provides the body with new energy and strengthens my ailing immune system.

Day 5 22.12
A good morning starts with a self-training session, the so-called HRV-Biofeedback Training. It provides systematic relaxation and improves the performance of the parasympathetic nervous system. After it I feel healthy, strong and energized. I only have one other treatment today, at minus 110 degrees and for the entire body. Cryotherapy is an extremely effective method for relieving chronic pains and simultaneously improving sleep quality. An effect that, in my opinion, continues for a long time.

Day of departure 23.12
Wistfully, with a lot of positive thoughts of my stay in this dynamic vitality complex, I take my leave after a hydro-aromatherapy treatment. My bath water is blended with essential oils and the balanced water pressure and temperature stimulate my circulation and the lymph flow. A regeneration treatment after my own heart.

We are in a time of constant change and are confronted with new challenges every day. To ensure that life is worth living, we should integrate even the smallest changes into our everyday lives. “Creativity and pleasure in what we do are the key to happiness.” The words of the architect Davide Macullo, who is responsible for the design of the Chenot Palace Weggis, remain in my head like a motto, long after my departure.

From far away we see a form, close up a journey to a number of things and on the inside a world of emotions and inspirations.

In the next ADAM THE MAGAZINE edition, published April 2021, you can read an interview with the COO and scientific director, Dr. George Gaitanos. He has made it his goal to continuously expand the leadership role in the preventative and regenerative Health Wellness movement, which integrates health and wellness.

Images ©: Chenot®

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