We promised you your special day!Continue reading
We promised you your special day!Continue reading
Do you want to feel again, in front of your screen, the peaceful environment of Kocoon Spa? We would like to introduce our teasing video of Kocoon Spa.Continue reading
Stress relief can improve your vitality and state of mind: You will feel better and look better. Care of yourself and your body with our special offer:
Buy 10 massages or facials and get 2 extra for free.
Save up to 1760rmb!
购买10次面护赠送2次 (限相同护理 )
*Treatments are non exchangeable, offer valid until August 31st, 2013; 18 month validity, may not be combined with other offers and promotions
Between 10:30am and 4pm you can enjoy 15% discount towards any spa treatments with our special
You may purchase a 3000rmb-pre-paid account at Kocoon spa and enjoy exclusive treatments discount.
Waxing services are excluded from the program. Your membership cannot be used in conjunction to other promotions. Membership can be transferred provided 200rmb administration fee.
Since I am in Beijing I tried a lot of different carrot cakes - with or without frosting - and they were all different. Some were too sweet, some too firm, some too dry, but the best and perfect one I ate was at Dareem Cafe in Sanlitun South. Therefore my goal was to make a carrot cake which was at least as delicious as Dareems'. It is the first carrot cake I made - Maika gave me the recipe - and it was simply delicious: succulent and just perfect! I did not any topping as it was already delicious, but I think for the next time I'd probably try some walnut cream cheese frosting...we'll see!
And here comes the recipe, inspired from Natalie Eve Garrett
1 3/4 cups almond meal (or 1 ½ cups ground almonds or other nuts)
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
a pinch of ground cloves
a pinch of salt
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup raw sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 ½ cups carrots (3-4 large carrots), peeled and finely grated (I used a food processor, but you can also use the smallest holes on a box grater. Or, in a pinch, you can buy a bag of pre-shredded carrots at a place like Trader Joes, though they’ll be drier; soak them for an hour or so first!)
2/3 cup raisins (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9” cake pan with olive oil spray plus a drizzle or two more olive oil; set aside.
2. Combine almond meal (or grind your own in a food processor), spices and baking powder in one bowl; set aside.
3. Beat the eggs (with a mixer fitted with a whisk, or briskly with a fork). Slowly add the raw sugar and beat until it’s thick and ribbon-y. Add in the almond extract and olive oil, keep beating. Ahhhh that gorgeous almond smell!
4. Gently fold in the almond-spice mixture, and then slowly add the carrots and raisins.
5. Pour the batter into the cake pan. Bake for about one hour.
Fresh Lemongrass Tea and Homemade Carrot Cake at Kocoon SpaContinue reading
Kocoon spa invites you to its Art Exhibition by Jiali Art Gallery. The exibition presents paintings from Seba L’allemand, artist and image maker from France.
His artwork: The Bubble
The bubble rises up and is pierced by the tip of the air; the shreds of its former life floating down onto the paper.
The promethean dancer may pour his whole energy into reaching the height of the bubble; yet he will never be able to push his physical being when his goal never stops limiting his movements. Seba brings him back to the page where the bubble is perched. He places his promethean dancer onto the photograph and leans over it to stare at what he sees.
Seba stares at the ground to create a painting which he will name Pinocchio.
From the ground emerge craters and black holes, meteorites and suns, a head and a body.
Who knows what is created, if this body and this head are the fruit borne of Seba’s work. Those materials that he mixes and kneads, do they pierce the bubble and tear the dancer apart?
From the bubbles that pop, from the dancer who throws himself, from the painting that emerges from the ground … is this the chain of creation? Are these works of art created in the same organic way the world was?
The only truth known for certain is the deep and encompassing unity of these three forces in Seba’s work.
About Seba Lallemand
Artist, image maker — Born in 1973 at Saint Martin d’Hères, France.
Seba Lallemand was born in Saint-Martin-d’Hères / France. He spent his childhood in West Africa (Gabon and Ivory Coast). After his art school studies (at ESAD / Orléans), in 1998, he joined Fabrica (Italy) directed by Oliviero Toscani where worked on visual projects and was the author of a short film “Afterwords”, which was presented at the Venice, Rotterdam, Paris, Croatia and Rome film festivals. Upon his return to Paris, he worked as a video director on the Gotan Project French Music Award 2002 and also as a freelance designer. In 2003, he set up “Eyesmile” an advertising and communication company in Hong Kong. In 2007, he worked as a cinematographer for Wang Bing (Brutality Factory), and as a cinematographer for Ai Weiwei’s Fairy Tale project in the Kassel Documenta international exhibition (Germany).
Since 2009, he is based in Trôo, a troglodyte village in France… From there, he decided to distance himself with the digital communication…
“On a sheet of paper, I’m drawing with a Bic and Tipp-Ex… On a sheet of paper or a canvas, I’m drawing painting with ink bubbles… Sometimes I add oil paints or pigments… I’m IN PROGRESS… Currently, I’m painting with oil colors… When I’m not in the workshop, I’m taking pictures…”Continue reading
Lymphatic Detoxifying Massage with Kocoon's signature oils - 90 min | 620 rmb
Besides it's relaxing effects, this massage has many other benefits:
Skin care: For a clearer complexion and to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in facial tissue, as well as reducing puffiness around the eyes. Old scar tissue can be reduced while the appearance of new scars can be minimized. It’s commonly used before and after cosmetic surgery.
Detox: At the end of winter, or after a period of high stress, the body will really benefit from lymphatic drainage, to reduce the sluggishness brought on by too many starchy, high fat foods and too little exercise.
Headache: Most headaches including sinusitis have a component of congestion that responds well to lymphatic drainage. Once tissue is decongested, blocked fluid and blood flow improve, reducing pain and discomfort.
Promote healing: After surgery or injury, the tissue may be swollen and sore. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle treatment that will help drain the tissue, reduce inflammation and improve healing.
Pregnancy and after: There is often fluid retention in pregnant women and lymphatic drainage can improve comfort especially in legs and feet. Breast feeding will be enhanced by this treatment, especially when there are problems with blocked ducts and sore tight breasts.
Reduce swelling: After long periods of immobility such as air travel or lessened mobility, fluid tends to stagnate in the tissue making it puffy and tender.
Conditions such as arthritis often have joints that are congested with fluid. All of these respond well when fluid is reduced with lymphatic drainage.
Relaxation: Because it is such a gentle treatment, it is one of the most relaxing. And the relaxation is enhanced as the cleansing and rejuvenating effects relieve stress.
(Source & More information: WATERWORTH, Sue: Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage)
If you have flaky and dry skin, it is time to exfoliate and nourish your skin!
Sweet almond oil is known for its nourishing properties, and also for calming skin itchiness and dryness. After this spa treatment, your skin will have again its natural healthy glow!
* 20 min. Full Body Exfoliation with Pevonia Sea Salts
* Rinse off in the shower
* 60 min. Kocoon Swedish Body Massage with Kocoon Signature Oil Blend using 100% organic essential oils
* Post treatment tea by Tranquil Tuesdays or IF fresh juice.
Approx. 90 min | 600 rmb (Original price: 785 rmb)
Non compatible with other promotions or discounts.
Until end of November
Kocoon spa@ The Opposite House: 137 179 434 06
Add an additional 100rmb and enjoy the Opposite House's state of the art gym facilities and stainless steel indoor swimming pool ( for Kocoon spa's spa customers ONLY)
Kocoon spa@ Taiyue Suites: 132 416 960 21
It is that time of year and we are offering some great deals on Gift Cards & the services you love. Treat yourself or your most cherished friends and family to something special at Kocoon spa!
1) Purchase two 1000 rmb gift certificates for only 1600 rmb
(Save 20% off the value of the gift certificates)
2) Purchase three 1000 rmb gift certificates, and receive one gift certificate, valued at 1000 rmb, for free.
Promotion valid until Dec. 31, 2013. Cannot combine with other promotions and discounts. Cash payments and credit card payments only.