When the aftermath of “New Year” starts to see those good intentions slipping away, it’s time to start drawing on your willpower. Here are a few places to help make sticking to your New Year’s resolutions easier during your stay in Milan, Italy.

Are you aware of “Blue Monday”? It’s that Monday at the end of January which, according to experts, is the most depressing, difficult day of the year, at least in the northern hemisphere: you’ve somehow abandoned your New Year resolutions, the illusion of a life-changing move has been obliterated by a return to the daily grind and the weather (when, for example, you happen to find yourselves in Milan) is often harsh and grey. Instead of despairing, it’s time to take action: pull out your list of good resolutions and dedicate some quality time to yourselves, indulge in some pampering, hit the gym and surround yourselves with beautiful things. Luckily you’re in the right place: Milan is a great destination to regenerate and get back on track. Here’s what the city has to offer.

Your hotel probably has a fantastic Spa, a wellequipped fitness space and beauty programs designed to rejuvenate body and mind. What more could you ask for? Make good use of them and don’t procrastinate. However, if you feel like stepping into a whole new world, then take down the address of QC Termemilano in piazza Medaglie d’Oro 2 (www.termemilano.com). This kind of place only exists in Italy. An oasis of wellness in the heart of the city where, after stepping through its doors you will find yourselves enjoying whirlpools, saunas, steam baths and top-notch relaxation, set against the breathtaking backdrop the city’s Roman ruins (see the top photo).

Feel good
Milan is also a city of fashion and models, capable of offering you an unimaginable range of beauty treatments, make-up and hairstyling. To get an insider taste of Milanese beauty, head to la Rinascente (ww.rinascente.it), the luxury department store in piazza Duomo where you will find all the best make-up and perfume brands as well as the Aldo Coppola hair salon.