Monday, July 13, 2009



On Tuesday, June 23 or Wednesday, June 24 at Mondrian Hotels sjal has launched its first facial treatment from the luxurious holistic line and it utilizes two new masks and a custom-blended facial oil, the själ blue kashmir-saphir facial.

The själ pearl enzyme exfoliating mask for polishing, clarity and renewal, the själ kashmir saphir perfecting mask for revitalization and restoration, and the nutrient-rich själ saphir facial oil charged with blue sapphires from kashmir, india.


INTERNATIONAL EVENTS – Korean Celebrities meet sjal skincare 2009



Silver and silver compounds have many uses. When used in skincare, silver colloidal is a natural antibiotic or anti-microbial. It eats the bad bacteria while leaving the good bacteria. Colloid inhibits and kills growth of viruses, fungus and bacteria. Silver promotes healing, there are no harmful side effects as there can be with other antibiotics.

Since Nano-Silver acts only as a catalyst, meaning, it influences a change in the rate, or occurrence of a reaction of one-celled organisms, but does not enter into any chemical reaction with the body tissues. The presence of Colloid Silver near any virus, fungus or bacteria will immediately cripple their oxygen-metabolizing enzyme which dies usually within six minutes. The dead organism is subsequently cleared out of the body by the immune and lymphatic system.

During the summer in polluted cities, we need as much help as we can get!!!



Smithsonite Crystal Meaning
Named after James Smithson (1754-1829), British chemist and mineralogist, founder of the Smithsonian Institution Washington. This stone is used for calming, opening of the heart and to new beginnings. Smithsonite is thought to provide a firm and comfortable removable from unpleasant situations. Aids in recovery of trauma and allows one to move on from the past with optimism and enthusiasm. When placed at the crown chakra it aligns all of the chakras and changes the persons’ vibration to a suitable frequency reaching the highest levels within. It is known to stimulate the path towards enlightenment. In addition, it helps to remove negative energy as it opens the etheric body and clears the astral body allowing the psychic connection to become clearer and lighter. A very usable crystal for both healing practice, psychic and spiritual development.

Smithsonite Healing Use
Immune System, Skin Eruptions, alcoholism, osteoporosis, sinus disorders.

Smithsonite colors: White, Grey, Yellow, Pink, Purple

sjal’s new pearl enzymatic exfoliating mask contains Smithsonite.



Pronounced (it's "KEEN-wah"), this nutritionally exceptional grain has grown in popularity during the past decade as more people have become familiar with the taste of this diminutive grain.

Cultivated in South America for thousands of years, quinoa was a cornerstone of the Inca diet. It's a comparatively recent addition to U.S. supermarkets and health-food stores, but its popularity has been growing steadily. This is no doubt due to its exceptional nutritional profile, which boasts a protein content as rich as milk and an alphabetic list of vitamins and minerals (including B vitamins, and vitamin E, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium). Its gentle nutty flavor and speedy preparation time (it cooks more quickly than rice and is just as easy to make) only heighten its appeal.

What was a sacred crop to the Incas has been classified as a "super crop" by the United Nations because of its high protein content. It is a complete protein, which means it has all nine essential amino acids. It also contains the amino acid lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair, and is a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorous.

Both the grain -- which is actually the fruit of the Chenopodium quinoa plant -- and the spinachlike leaves are edible, but the leaves are a rare find. If you spot some at a farmers' market, use them in a salad. The grain is most commonly available in red or white -- each of which grows on a different variety of the plant -- and should be stored in the refrigerator. Red is less prevalent, so if you can't find it use white instead. Either can be served hot or cold and will add a great texture to baked goods -- not to mention, of course, a whole roster of nutrients.
Isn't that why you bought quinoa in the first place?



The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, runs from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street.

The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift meat trains off Manhattan's streets. Section 1 of the High Line will soon open as a public park, owned by the City of New York and operated under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Friends of the High Line is the conservancy charged with raising private funds for the park and overseeing its maintenance and operations, pursuant to an agreement with the Parks Department.

When all sections are complete, the High Line will be a mile-and-a-half-long elevated park, running through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell's Kitchen. It features an integrated landscape, designed by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, combining meandering concrete pathways with naturalistic plantings. Fixed and movable seating, lighting, and special features are also included in the park.

Access points from street level will be located every two to three blocks. Many of these access points will include elevators, and all will include stairs.



In Stuart Wilde’s “The Art of Redemption” he discusses fear, anxiety and its causes. According to an English shaman whom he consults with “low-grade fear isn’t a result of psychological issues it’s often due to dehydration.”

People should consume daily 6 pints or 3 liters of water each day. If your water intake is less than this amount body cells become dehydrated, and apprehension and insecurity dramatically increase. Also hydration will help being less scared and depressed.

If you start drinking enough water dramatic improvements will be seen in a short time. In addition to the water you should eat lecithin table or granules, which will help cells absorb water. Your anxiety level will reduce as quickly as three days. To fully re-hydrate yourself you need to do it for about three weeks. If you keep your body hydrated with water and lecithin, low-grade fear and mild depression can be subsided or lessened.

Work cited: Wilde, Stuart. The Art of Redemption. 2007.



After 4 years of construction, Zurich celebrates the return of one of its most prominent landmarks, the Dolder Grand. The original "Curhaus" (health spa), built in 1899, has been transformed into a luxury-class city resort in Switzerland. In the process, the hotel's glittering past and vibrant future have been fused together, as reflected in the architecture by renowned architect Sir Norman Foster.

The Dolder Grand located on a hilltop above Zurich, the Dolder boasts sweeping city/lake views, an 18 hole gold course (a rarity in zurich) surrounded by prestine woods. The historic Main Building and the two new wings together offer 173 luxurious rooms and suites. The Main Building installs a sense of history, while the two wings are modern and minimalistic. European and Japanese influences shape the 4000 square meter spa complex. It comprises a pool with panoramic views, Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Spas, Workout, Movement and Mind-Body Studios, as well as 19 Treatment Rooms and two Spa Suites for private relaxation.



American artist Roxy Paine (b. 1966) has created a 130-foot-long by 45-foot-wide stainless-steel sculpture, especially for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Giving viewers the sense of being immersed in the midst of a cataclysmic force of nature, Maelstrom (2009) is Paine’s largest and most ambitious work to date.

The latest in a diverse body of work, this sculpture is one of the artist’s Dendroids based on systems such as vascular networks, tree roots, industrial piping, and fungal mycelia. Set against Central Park and its architectural backdrop, the installation explores the interplay between the natural world and the built environment amid nature’s inherently chaotic processes.