Wedded to Wellness: Arte De Vivre
In the current issue of New Orleans Bride Magazine, contributing travel editor Becca Hensley gifts readers with the perfect honeymoon spots for couples to recharge and reconnect. “Couples bring a lot of baggage to a marriage (and we aren’t talking about luggage),” explains Hensley. “Consider beginning your new life together the way you want to live it — full of vim and vigor.” So Hensley offers couples honeymoon options from around the world to ensure your marriage begins in perfect wedded bliss. First on her list was “Say Namaste” followed by “Soak Yourself” and “Wine Time.” Next up is “Arte De Vivre.”
Arte De Vivre
Cheval Blanc St-Barth
Isle de France, St. Barths
With French élan, hilly St Barths is like Paris — but in a little black sundress and strappy sandals. Expect gendarmes with Gaston-like dimples, perfect croissants and well-heeled fashionistas. Jet setters, glitterati and the yachting crowd abound. Channel their hedonistic ways at exquisite Cheval Blanc, which does barefoot chic with Coco Chanel style. Overlooking famed Flamands Beach, the halcyon hotel vaunts the only Guerlain Spa in the Caribbean. Here, you can recharge after a shopping spree or unravel the knots after a sailing jaunt. Relish a couple’s massage in the verdant garden’s outdoor treatment pavilion Book before a gastronomic dinner on the beach.
Room a Deux: Honeymooners hanker for the Hillside Bungalow (with sea view), set above the other rooms for extra privacy.
Prescription: Get fit with the Summer Wellbeing program which keeps you active with daily hikes, yoga and pilates and renewed with massages and candle-lit meditation. stbarthisledefrance.chevalblanc.com/e