After lending his voice to well-rehearsed classics such as Gorillaz TO DARESBTRKT Pharaohs and Shy FX RaverGabor Roses‘s solo offerings marked her as an artist in her own right. Her acclaimed debut album Fantasy and facts, released in 2019, saw her collaborating with Sampha and MNEK. And with her stellar songwriting and executive production on the album, Gabor has continually proven herself to be a cutting-edge contemporary artist.
Alongside a thriving career in music, Gabor also has a holistic approach to life, whether she asks bar staff at parties if they serve tea, inspires others to get active with her RUN CLUB challenges or shares guided meditations and healthy food recipes. Out of a passion for natural living and all things healthy, she founded her own wellness platform, Interlude Wellness Center, in 2021.
Now Gabor and London EDITION have joined forces to organize another retreat, CARE 4 U, following the first which took place in March 2021. The Soho Hotel will again be the backdrop for a day of reset and rebalancing, where participants can expect to be greeted with affirmations, before enjoying invigorating Jivamukti yoga, crystalline alchemy sound baths, a “high-vibration herbal lunch,” a skincare lecture and cocoa ceremony.
Wellness was at the forefront of everything Roses did for most of her life. Even as a young teenager, she thought carefully about her life choices. “I’ve always been aware of the things I eat, the things I look at and surround myself with. I didn’t know it fell under the term ‘well-being”, explains the singer. As a young adult, after feeling like she had overindulged in animal products, she set herself the goal of not eating meat for two weeks. “Those two weeks turned into years,” says Gabor, giving an example of one of the steps she took to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
When she first came up with the idea of hosting a retreat, Gabor was hesitant about the degree of organization involved. “I’m not even planning my birthday. I will literally spend it myself if it means I have nothing to organise,” she laughs. But she knew she wanted to create a space where people could come and “remember what it feels like to feel peace and love.
So she did just that. After rigorous research, she assembled the perfect team (including yoga instructor Jordana Dannii and skincare experts Salon C. Stellar) to help deliver a day where attendees can put their troubles aside and Sign out.
Gabor is careful not to focus on his practice, ensuring that retreats like this feel collaborative and communal. “When you show your journey online you can be clouded a bit by your ego and I didn’t want that to happen,” she says. And don’t worry, when you attend one of his events, you won’t be preached to. As we chat on the phone, she makes fun of herself for saying things like, “peace is within you. But despite all the grimaces at the way it sounds when it comes out of his mouth, it’s also true.
CARE 4 U takes place at EDITION this Sunday, but don’t worry if you didn’t manage to get tickets this time around. Read on for more on everything Gabor watched, memes and more – and keep your eyes peeled for the next event announcement coming very soon.