Echoes of Peace

The balance of self-care

Three inspiring Aman women speak about the art of self-care – and finding balance in everyday life

Meet Hafsa Shaimed - Boutique Manager at Marrakech’s Amanjena 

Bathed in the Moroccan sunshine, Amanjena is an oasis resting just moments from Marrakech’s city rush. Inspired by her mum, the resort’s Boutique Manager of four years, Hafsa Shaimed, believes that achieving her dreams is a matter of discipline and passion. “It’s not about how many times we get rejected it’s about how many times we stand up and keep on going,” says Hafsa, who has dedicated her career to her love of fashion, spending her spare time creating her own fashion illustrations.


Working daily with the Aman Essentials collection, it’s the scent of Haru that transports her to a peaceful place of scented respite when she needs it the most. “I love Haru Fine Fragrance,” notes Hafsa, “It’s very pure, very clean.”  Delicately floral, the fragrance takes its wearer to paradise, with notes of soft apricot, green-tea and musk. 

Start your Amanjena-inspired wellness journey today

Like the soothing embrace of Amanjena’s North African setting, Hafsa’s favourite Aman Essentials products bring peace and warmth to your self-care routine.

Meet Alexandra Vesin – General Manager of Aman Le Mélézin

An alpine icon among the peaks of Courchevel, Aman Le Mélézin is quilted by blankets of snow and warmed by flickering fireplaces. For Alexandra Vesin, the hotel’s long-standing General Manager – a member of the Aman family for an incredible 29 years – wellness is achieved through passion and commitment. “My team is my family. I do what I love and I think this is the most important thing you can do to ensure that every day, you achieve your goals.”


Working in a fast-paced environment, relaxation for Alexandra comes in the form switching off with nurturing skincare and curled up with a good book. Alexandra notes, The Nourishing Gold Algae Face Mask provides a moment of rejuvenation while I read a book next to the fireplace. It’s really the best way to switch off.”

Nourish and calm with cosy Courchevel-inspired gifts

Alexandra Vesin finds moments of calm in nourishing skincare rituals – follow her example.

Meet Belkis Estevez - Spa Therapist at tropical Amanera

“I need to take care of myself first and then I can give love to others,” says Belkis Estevez, Spa Therapist at Amanera since the resort’s opening in 2015. With self-care at the heart of her daily routine, Belkis advises those seeking a career in wellness to “do it with love because people can feel when you work with love.”


Her favourite product is the Grounding Desert Dew Face Mist – a soothing spritz perfect for a day on the beach in the Dominican Republic’s warmer climes. Belkis explains, “For me it’s the best for two reasons. Its calming and hydrating and the smell induces me into a meditative state.” 

Find a rejuvenating moment inspired by Amanera 

From our refreshing face mist to monogram beach towels – these are the revitalising products Belkis recommends for warmer climes.