Saffron Chan is an eager explorer of stillness and adventures both
within the self and around the globe. She finds long-term health and
well-being fascinating. When not indulging her love of coffee and
chocolates, you might find her in yoga, barre, and Pilates studios,
always first as a student, and sometimes as a teacher under the name Rossana at The InterContinental Hong Kong and Barre 2 Barre Hong Kong. She has taught yoga at several studios in the U.S. and at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. Formerly a reporter/anchor for a local
NBC-affiliate (TV) and local NPR and CBS (radio) news stations,
Saffron enjoys sharing information and experiences, and looks forward to writing more about her journeys for Destination Deluxe.
Acupuncturist and health coach, Helen Turner, has worked as a physiotherapist for over nine years in both the UK and overseas. More recently she decided to concentrate on her acupuncture practice. She is a specialist in cosmetic acupuncture, which is a natural way to improve the condition of the skin and slow the effects of aging. With her writing she encourages people to live healthier and happier lives by covering topics such as holistic health and oriental medicine. She also offers cupping therapy and one-on-one Pilates lessons. Her health coaching sessions look at every aspect of her clients’ life and she sets achievable goals to improve target areas such as stress reduction, time management, nutritional changes and exercise advice.
Lorelle Williams is a health and beauty writer, focusing on the world’s most luxurious spas and retreats. She is passionate about the integration of holism into conventional medicine and her blog, Spa Gazing, is used as a platform to encourage others to take care of their overall wellbeing. Lorelle is based in Liverpool, England and practices law outside of journalism.
Mark Smith is the The Spa Man and has been writing about men’s grooming for over 18 years. One of the few male spa writers in the world, he visits around 30 spas a year and regularly speaks at events about the male spa market. He is a judge in the AsiaSpa Awards. Originally from Tasmania, but now based in London, he also works as a media consultant for beauty brands offering PR, marketing and social media support. Contributing Editor at European Spa Magazine, Mark has been reviewing spas since 2007 for the likes of Tatler, The Daily Telegraph, The Good Spa Guide, Spa Secrets, AsiaSpa and Men’s Fitness.
Travel to Diane Saw is a natural reflection of who she is. As a third culture kid, Diane was constantly on the go, living in eight cities across Asia-Pacific and the US before residing in Hong Kong. Her philosophy on life is to never settle. She believes that the best conversations, experiences and ideas are formed through traveling. With Diane spearheading ASH’s global PR, social and digital strategy, she has had the opportunity to draw inspiration from her travels. As digital becomes a continuous flux of change, it is her responsibility to adapt quickly to new technologies, fashionable trends, and to create unique experiences. To Diane, branding is everything and she is not afraid to dive off the beaten path to find the best places to eat, drink and take that insta-worthy picture.
Follow her adventures on Instagram at @dianesawit
Stephanie Yt is a London-based photographer and journalist originally from Hong Kong with a great passion for travel. Having previously written for Prestige Hong Kong magazine and photographed for various print and online publications in the UK, she covers the latest in travel and fashion.
Follow her adventures on Instagram at @stephytchan
Michelle, originally from Toronto, via London, now calls Hong Kong her home. When not inspiring women entrepreneurs through her brand MISCHA, sharing her globetrotting finds and yoga retreats, you’ll find her sun worshipping in Bali, indulging her inner glutton, exploring secret whisky bars or hunting down antiques at Marché aux Puces. Her favorite places? Tokyo, London, and Bali. Dream destination? Exploring wine country with a road trip through Tuscany or a month long adventure on the Orient Express.
Victoria Herrera is a TV presenter, writer and model currently based in Hong Kong. She started writing when she was 16 years old and graduated with an Honors degree in Communication Arts from the Ateneo De Manila University. After graduation, she worked as the Features Editor for Status Magazine, interviewing talents across the international art, music and fashion scenes, followed by a gig as a Radio DJ where she produced a book of her radio interviews called Unscripted. She has contributed to several publications in the Philippines such as the Philippine Daily Inquirer and as well as Catalog Magazine in Singapore.