THE HIGH-END RETREAT
It’s a long way from Tata Harper’s 1,200-acre organic farm in Vermont, but this pretty little corner of Le Bristol hotel, one of the grandest dames in Paris, somehow feels like a fitting home. This is the beauty expert’s first Europe-based spa offering, where the floral styling, a nod to her hand-harvested, all-natural ingredients, is the work of local architectural duo Yann Le Coadic and Alessandro Scotto. Treatments focus on the face – the sculpting facial is an extraordinary exercise in skin gymnastics, while the Hydration Booster iteration, which uses vitamin-rich raw honey to smoothe and hyaluronic acid to moisturise, leaves skin brilliantly supple. The end result is a properly radiant glow, thanks not only to the deft therapist, but also to Harper’s mantra that ‘the future of luxury is 100 per cent natural and non-toxic’. For the top-to-toe experience there are also liquid-gold body massages and refreshing scrubs, plus lunches in the revamped garden.