How the other half live

Christa D'Souza is enduring the world of luxury so you don't have to...

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How the Other Half Live: The revival of seventies beauty

The seventies are back in fashion - forget Abba, though, thankfully it's the centre partings and make-up that are making a reappearance. Christa D'Souza looks back at her favourite era
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How the Other Half Live: Yoga with Nadia Narain

Christa D'Souza won't plank with just anybody - Nadia Narain is the yoga teacher to go to for not just a class, but a way of life
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How the Other Half Live: Tiempe Passate

Christa D'Souza has a long term love for what she considers to be the ultimate party fragrance - but why is it so hard to find?
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How the Other Half Live: The Alexandra Soveral massage

Think Alexandra Soveral's facial couldn't be topped by another treatment? Think again, as Christa D'Souza happily undergoes the massage by the same miracle worker
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How the Other Half Live: Aesop

Christa D'Souza will find any excuse to visit Marylebone High Street and authentic, botanical brand Aesop is one which pays off
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How the Other Half Live: Going brunette with Josh Wood

Christa D'Souza accepts that blonde is not her colour with a little help from hair genius Josh Wood
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How the Other Half Live: Skinny Champagne

If you like alcohol but hate the calories, Christa D'Souza has discovered a champagne brand that goes even easier on your waistline than vodka
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How the other half live: SKINGYM

Christa D'Souza has discovered the secret behind Sam Taylor-Wood, Helena Bonham-Carter and Sadie Frost's 'rich skin' glow - Charlotte Colwell and her SKINGYM facial. Begrudgingly Christa tells all...
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How the Other Half Live: Real tanning

Christa D'Souza is unrivalled in her tanning talents, so here she shares some of her top tips for those that don't like to fake it
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How the Other Half Live: The spiritual facial

Christa D'Souza visits facialist Geraldine in London where instead of dozing off and thinking of radiance, she has a rather more spiritual experience...
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How the Other Half Live: Watsu

How the Other Half Live: Watsu

Will massage-phobe Christa D'Souza be converted by Watsu, the aqua version of Thai yoga massage? Just for you, she finds out...
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How the Other Half Live: Fat farms

Christa D'Souza heads to Grayshott Spa, where old fashioned decor meets modern weight loss regimes
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How the Other Half Live: Wedding makeup

Christa D'Souza's mantra is usually 'less is more'. But as a wedding guest, she decided to go all out...
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How the Other Half Live: Botox and jawlines

Christa D'Souza has never really liked Botox. But was she simply having it done in the wrong part of her face?
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How the Other Half Live: The Paleo diet

Christa D'Souza brings out her inner cavewoman and tests the latest craze: the Paleo diet
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How the Other Half Live: Alexandra Soveral

Christa D'Souza returns to her tried and trusted facialist, Alexandra Soveral, whose treatments are so good she might forgo food to keep them up
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How the Other Half Live: Obagi Nu-Derm results

Christa D'Souza finally sees results from the Obagi Nu-Derm skin system, proving that beauty really does hurt
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How the Other Half Live: Obagi Nu-Derm

Christa D'Souza has made a six week commitment to getting better skin - but is it worth the pain?
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How the Other Half Live: Vampire facials

Christa D'Souza finds out why the vampire face lift could be the secret to a flawless complexion
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How the Other Half Live: Less is more

Christa D'Souza on taking anti-ageing action without looking 'done'
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The Grace Belgravia

Reviewing luxurious spas in the capital is a very tough job, writes Christa D'Souza, but someone's got to do it
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