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Fully Booked launches its first coffee-table compilation.
Spa Central Fully Booked launches its first coffee-table compilation.

Finally, a gal after our own heart: Elizabeth Reyes' new compendium, “Wellness in the Islands: The Philippine Spa Experience” (Fully Booked, 2009) is the resource many a spa-holic has been waiting for since their first foot spa. The author, who's behind such works as 25 Tropical Houses of the Philippines and Filipino Style, came together with famous Italian shutterbug Luca Tettoni to create a beauty bible of the best the local wellness world has to offer.

One of the hottest trends to hit the country, health and wellness has taken almost all of the Philippines by storm; the book does the grunt work and deconstructs where to go and what to ask for, all with a wash of vivid yet refreshing imagery. “A wholesome lifestyle blessed with sunshine, clean air and water”—they put the “aah” in spa, indeed.

Tackling both modern and traditional methods of mind, body and soul healing, holistic approaches, the organic food movement, ancient methods of meditation and even the truly Filipino hilot are all covered in the coffee-table book as well—and just waiting to be discovered, with one crack of a page.

Wellness in the Islands: The Philippine Spa Experience by Elizabeth Reyes, P1699, is available at all Fully Booked branches.


—Eunice Lucero, Beauty Editor

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