Author Archives: Beth

Spa weekends – the ideal tonic to pre-wedding nerves

After the frenetic excitement about the forthcoming royal nuptials, which dominated the headlines recently, it’s safe to assume that weddings – and literally everything to do with them – are going to be extremely topical until at least 29th April next year. And not just for William Windsor and his radiant fiancée Kate Middleton. Any […]

Halcyon spa days – pre-winter pamper packages

Feeling in need of a pick-me-up before the winter sniffles start to do the rounds? Most of us could certainly benefit from a little TLC to boost our immune systems before the frost and the flu bugs start to bite. So if you think you’re in need of a little pre-winter pampering, just check out […]

Reinvent yourself during a spa weekend break

As glamorous young wizard Emma Watson demonstrated recently when she graced the glossy magazines sporting a trendy new crop cut, sometimes it’s good to change the image you project to the world. Such transformations don’t need to be the preserve of the stars. Once in a while it does all of us good to reinvent […]

Why a pre-election pamper day would benefit Sam Cam and Co

The lives of leading UK politician’s wives will undoubtedly be extremely stressful in the coming weeks, following the recent announcement of the date for the next General Election.  And none more so than Sam Cameron’s, with the additional happy news that she and Conservative leader husband David are expecting another child. Sam Cam, as she […]

Happiness is… a romantic spa break

A recent study by US researchers concluded that simply being happy and remaining generally positive in life, may help to ward off heart disease. Meanwhile, another study – this time conducted by scientists at Tel Aviv University – has revealed that happily married men are 64% less likely to suffer a stroke than single or […]

Sleep easy during spa weekends

Good news has emerged for anyone who occasionally has to face a sleep-starved period of frenetic activity on the home or work front, as a recent study in the US scientists has revealed that it is possible to “stock up” sleep in advance. Researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute split a group of volunteers […]

Gifts for mums – mum’s the word down at the spa

You know just how much you love and adore your mum, and how much you appreciate everything she does for you. But does she know it? One way of reminding her in no uncertain terms is to organise a mother’s day treat that shows you’ve really thought about her gift.  In other words, that you’ve […]