All in Destinations
Bamford Haybarn in the Cotswolds is a centre of wellbeing, that nurtures the mind, body and spirit, based around a heartfelt connection with nature.
The Haybarn Spa offers a number of wellness programmes, yoga, pilates, facials and massages. The day spa is located on Daylesford Farm which I wrote a post about a few weeks ago and now it's time for the spa review.
Founded by Anna Jones & Debbie Wosskow OBE , The AllBright is the first space of its kind in the UK for women to create, connect and collaborate. The beautiful 5-storey Georgian Townhouse is an oasis in the heart of the capital for working women. The club will be a space for women to thrive. So, what made me want to join?
I'm sure you have heard of Daylesford Organic Farm but I had completely underestimated the scale of it. I was blown away by it and think you will be too.
Situated in the heart of The Cotswolds, near Kingham, Daylesford has undertaken a significant expansion plan, and now offers a farm shop, home & garden ware, fashion, a restaurant, a cafe, cottages, flower arranging courses and even a cookery school. Did I mention, there's also a spa?
Described by some as "the poshest pub in the country", The Wild Rabbit has a lovely traditional feel with a modern twist.
Having never visited The Cotswolds before (it's true!) it really is so very pretty. If you imagine a typical 'chocolate box' country spot, you won't be disappointed as that exactly what you'll find.
Before starting a new job, I decided to treat myself to a bit of a staycation and go to Bath, Bristol & The Cotswolds. It's been really fun deciding where to go and I've also been able to tie it in with visiting friends who now live out of London.
First stop is The Pig near Bath, a mellow country house perfectly situated near Bath and Bristol, where I was greeted by a swan in the car park!
The start of the Festivities meant a Father/Daughter supper back home in Dorset. Rick Stein in Sandbanks opened in November 2015 at an iconic spot on the Sandbanks peninsula so it seemed a fitting location for supper tonight. My Brother's 21st birthday was at the very same spot, albeit under a different name, so it always brings back family memories. Dad told me the the first time he went to a Rick Stein's was in 1985 at the original Padstow restaurant so he knows a thing or two.
When I moved to Barnes last year, I quickly learnt that Annie's was somewhat of a local institution. I've enjoyed exploring the local establishments, Barnes is very lucky as there are lots to choose from. Coffee shops, pubs & restaurants are plentiful but there are a few that I rate higher than others. There are so many great places to visit in SW London, I'm going to share some of my favourites with you. First up, is Annie's.
We all lead such busy lives sometimes it can all feel a little overwhelming. When I get to that point and know I need a bit or R&R, the Four Seasons in Hook is always my first choice.
This time, I opted for a Retore Day Retreat which includes 2 hours of spa treatments, full use of the spa facilities, two course light lunch in Cafe Sante and you even leave with a nice spa gift at the end of the day.
PETERSHAM NURSERIES is a little hidden gem, with so many beautiful displays, amazing food & beautiful flowers that are just crying out to be photographed! I went a bit mad with my camera but I hope you agree it was worth it!
Welcome to my dream holiday. When I first heard about BODY HOLIDAY (formerly Le Sport) in St Lucia it absolutely sounded like my kind of place; their mantra is "Give us your body & we will give you back your mind" and, from personal experience, I would say that is absolutely right!