Tag: Lifestyle

  • Relax at the Coniston Spa


    The Coniston Spa has been a favourite of ours since it opened last year. It’s a part of the Coniston Hotel and Country Estate located just outside the village of Coniston in North Yorkshire. A finalist in the Good Spa Guide in 2016 we’re sure it won’t disappoint.

    Whether you’re looking for something to do with a friend or a family member or you simply want an hour to yourself the Coniston Spa has something to offer. We tend to go on a regular basis for their manicure and pedicures. They do beautiful, long lasting manicures and have a great range of colours by the brand Jessica. We started to go the Coniston Spa over anywhere in Skipton as it’s so easy to park. With slightly wet nails the last thing you want to do is to walk across town to find your car. At The Coniston Spa, your car is right outside the door.

    If you’re wanting to treat yourself we’d recommend the Signature Facial, which they offer a smaller version of at 25 minutes. The full 55 minute version is £55. This facial is great for all skin types, doesn’t irritate and helps with problem skin – they extract if needs be!

    What they are known for however and what they may win an award for this year in the Good Spa Guide, is their outdoor vitality pool. With views of the lake in the Coniston Estate, it is not to be missed. Of course, if you’re planning to take a dip during the winter months, the run to the pool may be a bit chilly!

    For a full breakdown of the treatments they offer click here.

  • Victoria Gate: a must see

    victoria-gate-by-acmeWe popped along to take a look at the newest shopping centre, Victoria Gate in Leeds to see what the fuss was about!

    A £165 million investment in Leeds is great for Yorkshire and gives the city an attraction that will draw visitors far and wide. They say the shopping centre was designed around John Lewis, a store the council have been wanting to bring to Leeds for over 40 years. Occupying five floors, its the biggest store on site.

    The architects behind the design are a firm called Acme and are based in London. Commenting on the design they have said, ‘we have tried to push the boundaries of retail architecture to create an exterior and interior experience that responds to the rich heritage of built form around us’. They’ve certainly done that. It’s quite a sight for sore eyes. We absolutely love the contrast between the modern concrete lattice roof and the traditional polished stonework.

    Expect other big names such as Anthropologie, Russell & Bromley, Calvin Klein and more. We’d recommend you see it for yourself. It’s certainly an experience and the perfect place for your Christmas shop.

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