Posts tagged "bath"

Garra Rufa - The Zen of Fish Pedi

In all of my travels throughout this beautiful country called The Netherlands, it was my experience by the North Sea at a Fish Spa Lounge that truly raised the bar in the Zen Living lifestyle to an extraordinary level. Garra Rufa fish remove the dead skin cells from your feet and at the same time... Read more »

Journey of a Thousand Tulips

Tulips. We all think of tulips this time of year, especially in Chicago after a very long and challenging winter. We look for signs of spring… and seeing a bud form on a tree branch, the sound of birds chirping and the sight of tulips raises our senses and bring us comfort knowing that the... Read more »

Mini Paardjes. Zen Living in The Netherlands

Mini Paardje. Zen Living in The Netherlands. It was a journey of a lifetime. One I waited an eternity to experience. There were so many “ifs” with this trip. Should I go? Is it really a necessity to travel so far to see the Koi in The Netherlands and will it really make a difference... Read more »

ARRA - Music of the Soul

  ARRA. I was introduced to this incredible band recently by a close friend of mine. As always, Jodi was trying to get me to forget about work and come out and dance and listen to what she claimed brings “unsuspecting friends together through their music”. I had been thinking about it for a long... Read more »

Red Square Spa - Russian Zen Living

Nature is an integral part of healing. In exploring the international spas and healing treatments that are offered from cultures through out the world, I have found Zen Living to cross boundaries with a thread that connects the essence of restoring our well being. It is a way of life. After my experience in the... Read more »

Trump Spa, New York - A Zen Experience

Ok. I admit it.  I am absolutely in love with  Zen inspired  showers. Yes, another photo shoot of me in a zen design and this time it’s Trump Spa at Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York. Showers… They seem to follow me. Or I attract them.  I know that sounds strange, but it... Read more »

The Tao of the Japanese Bath

It took my breathe away. On first sight, I was transformed from the foot hills of a Japanese Ryokan, to the future of East meets West. The Japanese Soaking Bath has arrived and to such a heightened level of interpretation that is nothing less than pure artistry.  As a designer, my eyes are always open... Read more »

The Horizontal Shower - The Spiritual Power of Zen

The Horizontal Shower. The Horizontal Shower. The Horizontal Shower. My mantra for many years and now I have lived to see the day arrive when my deepest design dreams have become a reality. The intuitive home, the connection to water as a spiritual power exists in the energy of a company from Iserlohm, Germany, where... Read more »
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    Zen Living by design is a division of Infrared Light International, a lifestyle design company that enlightens, educates and empowers clients to connect with living an extraordinary life based on the simple elements of nature, water, light and tranquility. Founded by MaryEllen Malinowski in 1994, The Infrared Light Gallery®’s success is based on eastern art, lifestyle, designs, travel and international design concepts that make people’s homes, business and personal well being reflect a simplified Zen Living. "M" is an international award winning Infrared photographer, published author, Japanese garden designer and Executive Director of The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary. Her mission is to enlighten Chicago and the world to experience Zen Living by their own design. Zen Living by design Magazine coming Spring 2014

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