On Tuesday evening we were luckily invited to the White Stuff Bloggers evening on George Street, Edinburgh. On such a dreich night it was lovely to be welcomed by warm, friendly faces, a glass of Fizz and a fantastic Mad Hatters Tea Party. Not only were White Stuff displaying their gorgeous winter collection, JustBe Botanicals were also showcasing their tea and complimenting chocolate – delicious!
The lights are on and the decorations are starting to appear everywhere. This can only mean one thing – the countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun. If like me you haven’t started your shopping yet then perhaps you need some inspiration.
We have put together a list of our top 10 ultimate Christmas gifts - well one can dream! If you really want to push the boat out this year and truly spoil your loved ones why not choose one of these beauties.
I always struggle when it comes to buying gifts for the men in my life. There are only so many times you can get away with socks, boxer shorts and aftershave. Whilst they are great practical presents, sometimes it would be nice to surprise them with something different.
Get a head start with your Christmas shopping.
Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love cosy nights by the fire, scented candles, red wine, festive music and delicious food. It’s a time for home and for precious moments with family. I get a real buzz finding the perfect gift for those I love the most.
Don’t stress this Christmas and leave your shopping until the last-minute. Autumn should be the time for shopping so the buzz of December can be fully enjoyed.
By Natalie Allera, Marketing Manager for Blythswood Square
One of my favourite things is a party, who doesn’t love a good knees up. It’s not a regular occurrence these days as life seems to have become crazy busy since I became a parent, but that only makes me appreciate nights out a whole lot more.
Another much loved pastime of mine is spending time in the spa. There is nothing better than lying back in the hydro pool and relaxing after a hard week in the office.
A special offer for friends and followers of The Town House Collection.
Country Living Christmas Fair is back at SECC, Glasgow from 20 – 23 November 2014. This annual celebration of all things festive is viewed as the official start of Christmas by many loyal visitors and a must for anyone who enjoys a great day’s shopping. We are delighted to have arranged a 2 for 1 tickets offer for our friends and followers. Book before 15 September 2014 and you can pick up two tickets for £10, saving £10 on advance ticket prices. To take up the 2 for 1 ticket offer simply call 0844 848 0160 or visit www.countrylivingfair.com/glasgow/booktickets and enter the code EBCL14 before September 15 2014.
Blythswood Square, the only AA 5 star hotel in Glasgow, is delighted to launch its 12 days of Christmas Spa Gift. If you are looking to gain brownie points this Christmas then the search is over.
The Spa at Blythswood Square, incorporates a thermal experience – a series of rooms designed to transport your body on a wet and dry, warm and cold temperature journey; two relaxation pools; 9 luxury treatments rooms; a relaxing lounge and a café which offers an array of delicious tapas dishes and afternoon tea. This is the perfect place to be pampered as the cold winter days draw in.
You can purchase the 12 days of Christmas gift for £89 and it includes the following:
A 12 day membership which allows access to the thermal experience and fitness suite for 12 consecutive days
A booklet of 12 vouchers offering -
- 2 4 1 on The Thermal Experience.
- 50% off treatments in the Spa. Valid Monday to Thursday.
- 33% off ishga products.
- 2 4 1 on Afternoon Tea in The Salon.
- 2 4 1 on Afternoon Tea in the Spa Cafe.
- The Rhassoul Experience for 2 people for £30.
- The Seaweed Bath for 1 person for £10
- 2 4 1 on the Market Menu.
- 15% off our Best Available Bed & Breakfast rate
- Free room hire for private events
- 2 4 1 Cocktails in The Salon.
- 30% off the A La Carte Menu
This is the ultimate spa gift which keeps on giving!
For further information visit www.blythswood square.com or telephone 0141 248 8888.
Terms and Conditions
Membership must be started before the 31st March 2013 (excluding the 12th – 31st December). Members will receive their promotional vouchers the first day they visit the Spa. Vouchers are valid until 30th April 2014. Subject to availability.
Introducing a new product and treatment range, available exclusively at Spa at Blythswood Square…
As Summer starts to fade and we head towards Autumn, our skin needs a little boost.
It is a well known fact that seaweed contains a high content of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and natural antioxidants that are considered essential for maintaining healthy, youthful and glowing skin. This natural marine wonder helps slow the aging skin process while protecting it from the harsh environmental elements in the air and water. It firms, tones and hydrates and is suitable for all skin types.
The name ishga is derived from the Gaelic word for water. The Hebrides has some of the cleanest waters in the world. This is where ishga sustainably hand harvest the seaweed to produce their 100% organic ingredient for their skincare range.
Combining this hand harvested seaweed with natural spring water, the resulting mineral rich extract is then blended with other carefully selected organic ingredients and essential oils to create the skin care range. Cucumber extract, macadamia, jojoba, aloe vera and lemon peel are some of the many natural ingredients used to compliment the extract.
The bespoke ishga products have been used to create a range of luxurious spa treatments which are only available at Spa at Blythswood Square. These include massage, facial, scrubs and body wraps. Treatments start from £25.00 per person, for the very unique ishga Scottish Seaweed Bath Experience.
This very special bath contains fresh hand harvested seaweed from the Hebridean coast, rich in vitamins, minerals and anti cellulite properties. The Seaweed Bath speeds up the metabolism, cleanses the intestine and helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
The Spa at Blythswood Square covers 10,000 square feet and features the exclusive Blythswood Thermal Experience – a seven stage journey of alternating temperature experiences to soothe, relax and detoxify the body prior to treatments.
The Spa also features nine spacious and tranquil treatment rooms including a double suite where guests can enjoy a full range of face, body and holistic treatments, a decadent dark pool where guests can relax in warm waters, a rhassoul, a choice of wet and dry relaxation rooms and a spa lounge.
Blythswood Square is situated in the heart of Glasgow on one of the city’s green spaces. The hotel has 100 bedrooms including four spacious suites and a top floor penthouse. It also has a restaurant, bars, a private screening room and event facilities.
Blythswood Square is one of Scotland’s most environmentally-friendly hotels through the incorporation of renewable energy technologies to achieve reduced carbon emissions.
For further information and to make a booking please telephone the Spa on 0141 240 1622.
To celebrate Wimbledon and prepare you for the Summer season ahead Blythswood Square has created a special Strawberry Rhassoul Spa Day…
Wimbledon is quickly heading towards its climax this weekend and every Scot is waiting with bated breath. Can he do it? Come on Murray, we are all behind you.
It’s been a year full of the unexpected, first Nadal, then Federer and Serena Williams. Many of the favourites have been knocked out early, making way for a new generation of winners perhaps?
One thing that remains stable is the tradition of eating strawberries and cream. Over the course of a typical Wimbledon, spectators eat their way through 112,000 punnets of strawberries and 7000 litres of cream*.
At Blythswood Square the arrival of strawberry season can only mean one thing – Summer! Those sweet red berries mark the beginning of sunshine and holidays.
To celebrate Wimbledon and prepare you for the season ahead Blythswood Square has created a special Strawberry Rhassoul Spa Day. Spend time in The Thermal Experience then enjoy a strawberries and cream salt scrub followed by some vanilla mud to leave your skin feeling smooth and fresh. Top off your day with a Strawberry Afternoon Tea. The perfect Summer afternoon.
The Strawberry Rhassoul Spa Day costs £175 for 2 people and includes:
- Full use of The Thermal Experience
- Rhassoul Experience with Strawberry Scrub and Vanilla Mud
- Strawberry Afternoon Tea
The Thermal Experience in the Spa at Blythswood Square is a seven stage journey of alternating temperature experiences to soothe, relax and detoxify the body prior to spa treatments or as a restorative therapy. Benefits include a strengthened immune system, improved blood circulation, enhanced detoxification processes, and reduced tension.
The Strawberry Afternoon Tea is also available on its own for £22 per person.
For further information and to make a booking call the Spa on 0141 240 1622
*Information Source: www.wimbledon.com