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Wedding Ideas: Health and Fitness

Europe’s most romantic hotel: Palazzo Avino – our favourite things

Palazzo Avino was judged to be the most romantic hotel in Europe. Nestled in Ravello, high above the Amalfi Coast in Italy it is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon or a fairytale wedding. A picture can say a thousand words so here is a round up of a few of our favourites so you can judge for yourself:

Palazzo Avino

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Is your body ready for Summer?

If you’re dreaming of that perfect bikini body – whether it be for your wedding day, honeymoon or Summer holiday, we all know that exercise and diet are the ideal way to achieve it. However, if Summer has sneaked up on you, Mio Skincare offers a range of amazing products which are a great way to get your body ready to bare in a hurry. To find out more about the products and read our reviews, click here.



Dieting: “A Piece of Cake”

Have you put off getting that perfect wedding dress figure until after Christmas and are now faced with the fact it is already January?

Many of us associate dieting with mental torture – no carbohydrates, no chocolate and no alcohol. What could be worse? Our initial, yet exaggerated thoughts of dieting may include deprivation and subsequent misery. But brides-to-be, dieting doesn’t have to be painful.  Having a positive outlook on your new diet is key to exercising control and rationing your eating habits. Here’s our top ten manageable diet tips, whereby dieting and “a piece of cake” can be used in the same sentence!

bride dress fitting diet

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Good Spa Awards – Go on, treat yourself!

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Wet weather getting you down? Escape it for a day! The annual Good Spa Guide awards took place this week, and we have to say that their magazine readers have great taste and several of our favourite day spas are on their list. Why not arrange to try one for yourself and beat the winter weather with a day in a cuddly robe with poolside pampering and luxurious treatments?

The Readers’ Choice Awards – region by region
Best London Spa: The Spa in Dolphin Square
Best Spa in the Midlands and East: The Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall
Best Spa in the North: The Woodland Spa
Best Spa in Scotland: Stobo Castle Health Spa
Best Spa in the South EastSenSpa at Careys Manor
Best Spa in the South West & Channel Islands: Ayush Wellness Spa at the Hotel de France
Best Spa in Wales: The Well Spa Retreat at Bluestone

…And for something a bit special
Award for Sheer Luxury: Rockliffe Hall
Best Wellness Programme: Grayshott Spa
Best Spa for a City Break: The Spa at The Royal Crescent Hotel
Best Spa for a Country Hideaway: Calcot Spa
Most Romantic Retreat: The Vineyard Spa
Best Customer Service: Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa
Best Spa to be Social: Aqua Sana Woburn Forest
Best Spa to go Solo: Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

November is a great time of year to visit a spa; hints of the summer tan are still there and you will really appreciate the warmth and pampering as we get in to winter. A lot of these spas are connected to hotels and you may find that you can get a great deal if you want to extend the stay and make a weekend of it.

Make up Review: Jane Iredale’s City Nights Collection

Understanding the importance of good quality make up, we’ve been sampling some new products on the market. We were told that Jane Iredale’s new City Nights Collection “delivers radiant Autumn make up, inspired by the glamour and energy of a night out on the town.”  But we know that ladies can be tempted into buying new make up products by the persuasive language of good marketing. So the question is – what did we actually think of the products?


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Getting fit for your wedding – five reasons why.

Your wedding is the best motivation to get in shape. You’re about to start an exciting new part of your life, so it makes sense to look and feel great from the get-go. This also bodes well for your honeymoon…!

Reasons why you should be getting fit:

Bride looking in mirror

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Wear A Hat Day – Friday 28th March

Weddings are a great excuse to wear a hat or fascinator but finding the right hat can be a challenge. Depending on what colour and style outfit you want to wear, you may wish to match your hat accordingly. You can always choose to wear a fascinator – fascinators are an excellent elegant alternative to hats and come in a range of different styles! We know how important hats are for weddings, but on Friday 28th March they will be serving a different purpose.

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Cameron House – hen and stag in the Scottish Highlands

Cameron House on Loch Lomond

Situated on the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond, Cameron House is the perfect setting to enjoy the Scottish Highlands. As well as fantastic views, mouthwatering food and deluxe accommodation, Cameron House has a tremendous list of exciting activities on offer; making it a great place to host your stag or hen do.

So what can they offer you?

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Fake tan for your wedding day

I have got sensitive skin. Is it safe to use fake tan?

5 tips on overcoming sensitive skin for a golden glow on your wedding day.

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Make-up for weddings. 7 top tips.

It’s your wedding day, you want to look and feel fantastic. Here are 7 top tips from Keara Kelly to ensure you do!

Beauty therapist for weddings

Keara Kelly’s tips for wedding makeup

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