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Ever Fancy Escaping the City and Getting Some Space?

Gina Lyons | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I arrived on a Friday night to be met with a smile. The place is grand and gorgeous, and you instantly regret not getting the broken wing mirror on your Clio fixed when driving in. We stayed in the Lancelot Suite . I was told it was 'only' a Junior suite, but that included a huge bed, wardrobes, separate shower, self-standing bath, two sinks and a huge terrace.

Top Sights in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

For centuries dating as far back as 3000 BC, India would've been regarded as not so much a country, but more a collection of evolving kingdoms and sprawling empires. Each with their own ruling dynasties, customs, culture, cuisine and fashion. The nation may be unified as one nowadays, but the remnants of this land's rich and diverse heritage still lives on.

Sea Air and Simplicity in St Mawes, Cornwall

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

An unassuming seaside village on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall, St Mawes reminds me of my childhood. I go there regularly to pick up shells and sea glass from the pebbly beaches, paddle in the sea, walk along the coastal path, have picnics and stare for hours at the changing colours of the ocean.

Portuguese Preening: The Oitavos, Cascais, Portugal

The Spa Spy | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

We all like to be treated like a VIP on holiday. Even if we're not paying quite as much as the 'actual' VVIPs staying down the hall. Which is why the Oitavos had us hooked from the moment we checked in...

Why Lush Spa Is Like No Other

Jody Thompson | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

I've been to spas all over the world, from five star to 'are you even a spa?' but hand on heart, I have never, ever been anywhere like Lush Spa. It's ripped up the rulebook, and thank heavens for that.

Amanda Byram's Australian Retreats: Part One

The Spa Spy | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

In the lower level of the hotel, the spa is discreet and quiet, and has a magnificent original apothecary display. You feel as though you are Alice in her slightly eccentric Wonderland. The door to your treatment room has an Alice style mirror with the number of your room - the door opens as you approach it, as if by magic!

That Crap Week After Christmas Before New Years...

Gina Lyons | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

The dead week between Xmas and New Year sucks. You feel fat and bored and the excitement of seeing your family for the first time in 6 months has worn off. It's a dull week, with rubbish weather, and half your friends are already back at work.

Super-Luxe Country Spa Escapes for New Year Rejuvenation

The Spa Spy | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

In need of some R&R after the festivities and new year celebrations? Move away from the fire, banish those New Year blues and head to a spa retreat to rejuvenate yourselves into 2014... Here are ten of our favourite super-luxe country spa escapes to help you glow through the winter months.

Sexism in the Spa World

Abi S. Wright | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

I know people of both genders who would always choose to have a male therapist, and I know people who would always choose to have a female therapist. Personally however, I would simply choose to have a good therapist.

Christmas Spa and the City: Super-Luxe London

The Spa Spy | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

As a warm festive glow lights up the city skies, there's no better time to visit London. Why not take some time out this Christmas and treat yourself to a weekend of pampering and preening. Here's a selection of my favourite luxury London spa hotels. Yule be mad to miss them...

Have a Happy Christmas

Abi S. Wright | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

So, here's some of the things I have learned from the people who are wiser than me (spa therapists) and always revert to in order to make me (and hopefully you) have a happy Christmas...

My Date With the Muscle Whisperer

Jody Thompson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

Like many people, I suffer from back problems, coupled with various other physical symptoms of spending too many hours on a keyboard. As a consequence, my muscular aches and pains are murder and I am always looking for some kind of miracle cure... I heard that the so-called 'muscle whisperer' Rohan Quarry Day was holding court at the COMO Shambhala Urban Retreat at the Metropolitan Hotel on Park Lane in London for the next two months, so I had to book a session.

The Shark Side of the 'Moon

Charli Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

I am grimly accepting the fact that a Bloody Mary is no longer an acceptable breakfast, I must wear shoes and clothes again and won't find a dazed, melon-wedge grin on my chops whenever I look in the mirror.

The Emmett Technique: Because You Wouldn't Call a Plumber to Fix Your Electricity

Paola Bassanese | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paola Bassanese

The Emmett Technique has been available as a complementary therapy for pain and injuries in the UK since 2007. It works with specific activation points called Emmett points which are not the same as shiatsu or other trigger points. The technique uses light pressure and very precise application.

Could This Treatment Give You An 'English Rose' Complexion?

The Huffington Post UK | Jody Thompson | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The Spa Intercontinental at the Park Lane Intercontinental Hotel on Hyde Park Corner, is one of my favourites in London. I've only ever been once befo...

Crete

The Spa Spy | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

When I think of Crete I think of warmth. Not the perennial warm climate, nor the clear warm waters of the Aegean Sea, but the warmth of its people. Cretans are known for their genuine kindness, loyalty and hospitality, their Greek filoxenia (love of strangers). Mind you, I guess you would be pretty happy when you reside somewhere of such beauty.

Massage Away the Stress of City Life at Boutique Spa

Louisa Daniels | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

It has to be said, that in London there are numerous places one can go to get a massage. Depending on the treatment and budget, there are hundreds of places to choose from. But finding the right place can, in itself, be a stressful task.

Beauty Blog #5: Bootcamp for Tummies

Katy Harrington | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Harrington

I have a strange relationship with my stomach. It's a bit like the one I had with my first boyfriend - I really love it, but I treat it mean. Since hitting 30, it's being mean back. I've noticed a circle of flesh around my belly button that feels like a doughnut - come to think of it, it may be a doughnut.

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Swap The Gym For A 6:30am Rave To Boost Creativity Before Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all have our morning rituals... some read the newspaper for an hour eating their cereal while others (by "others", I mean "me") invariably sleep th...

Spa Spy: W Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

The Spa Spy | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The 'WOW' factor whacks you in the face as you enter W Retreat, Samui. A gigantic silver W shimmers proudly on the cliffside against the clear blue sea. Emerald and fuschia booths dotted in a shallow infinity pool, cup cool cocktail sippers, and downtempo beats set the mood.

Anamaya: A New Wellbeing Centre for London

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

I first heard of Anamaya, a new wellbeing clinic located in the London neighbourhood of Kensington, from a friend of mine who always seem to be au courrant of the latest and most exciting ventures in lifestyle anywhere in the world.

Hot Temezcal And Hands Of A Thousand Fingers - Oaxaca Travel

India Leigh | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
India Leigh

My desire was to experience some traditional pastimes of Oaxaca. Everyone likes massage, I've tried most. I've been needled, poked, pulled. Pummelled in Asia, scrubed to within an inch of my life in Morocco. Now I was ready for some Mexican action. Temazcal. A pre-Hispanic, type of sweat lodge.

Thumbs Up! Quadriplegic Learns To Orgasm Through His Digits (PICTURES)

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A quadriplegic who has been paralysed from the chest down for nine years has learned to experience orgasms through his thumb. Rafe Biggs lost all ...

In Need of a Retreat? I Know Just the Place

Louisa Daniels | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

Do I want to return to Lime Wood to taste the food of Angela Harnett (who famously worked under Gordon Ramsay at Aubergine) and Luke Holder (who has worked in many highly acclaimed restaurants throughout the world including the OXO Tower)? YES! I would return to Lime Wood in a heartbeat.

How Massage Helped Me Meditate

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

I’ve dabbled in meditation and had countless massages. But I’ve never experienced both at the same time. Hence a double whammy combining the t...