By Cecily-Anna Bennett
Payot Paris has added Millewa Spa Retreat, Echuca, Victoria to its list of prestige stockists.
The newly opened spa brings to life the dream of owner Ashlee Kennaugh, who wanted to establish a world class retreat for locals and visitors alike.
All eight Millewa Spa staff have been trained by Payot’s National Training Manager, Suzi Trajkovski who has called Millewa Spa “one of the most beautiful” she has seen.”
Set in iconic heritage building, Millewa Chambers, the spa features newly restored pressed metal walls and open fireplaces, while a chandelier in every room lends some old school glamour.
An elegant staircase leads to a rooftop lounge where the open air verandah gives sweeping views over four hundred year gum trees.
Of her decision to stock Payot Paris, Ashlee said, “I am aware that French skincare products are under constant government scrutiny and have to have gold standard ethics. Therefore, the efficacy of Payot had to be among the best.”
“I also embrace the Payot belief that each individual’s skin is different and to achieve maximum results clients need to be assessed by a fully trained skin therapist,” she added.
The spa offers an extensive menu from tanning to Payot treatments to enhance all skin conditions.
In addition, Ashlee specialises in brides, bridal groups and school formals and she and her dedicated staff also do special-occasion makeup using Parisian brand Serge Louis Alvarez.
The spa is already popular with locals as well as out-of-towners for whom a weekend escape combined with a relaxing spa indulgence is every bit as enjoyable as it sounds.