In an exclusive interview, GfB talked to beauty expert Andrew Barton, Urban Retreat’s Creative Director, about all things hair! Urban Retreat has an elite team of hair stylists who are ready to treat you to the best experience of your life: When it comes to getting bride ready, Andrew has all the answers for looking and feeling great!
Wedding Ideas: Health and Fitness
Are you ready to be wooed by stars of the screen, sirens and styles ready to grace Old Hollywood? Urban Retreat at Harrods are ready to sweep any bride-to-be off their glass slippered feet, with the hair and makeup that dreams are made of. GfB were treated to a peak at 4 uniquely styled bridal looks, magically created by advanced stylist Rosie Hunter, artistic director Tracey Gallagher and make-up artist Kimon Ioannis Lekkas. So, take a breath and get ready to be wowed by these bespoke looks, which take inspiration from vintage style icons and promise a perfect finish…
Healthy, happy hair is all a part of the feel good factor on your big day. Wedding planning can be stressful, but, it doesn’t have to be a reason to pull at your hair or for it to fall out! Together with Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver, we’ve taken a look at her handy pointers for keeping your hair in tip-top condition ahead of those all important occasions!
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:
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!
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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 East: SenSpa 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.