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Let’s Run Away to Chester The Ultimate Luxurious Weekend Escape

July 16, 2014 in EH Spy
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Let’s Run Away to Chester The Ultimate Luxurious Weekend Escape

Written by Imogen Ramsden and Edited by Alison Jane Reid 

The Emerald Princess says ‘let’s all run away to Chester for a weekend break!’ Revitalise and rejuvenate with a luxurious spa retreat that is second to none in a stunning city of old-fashioned style and sophistication.

Waft around the beautiful cobbled lanes of historic Chester, adored by us for the twinkling possibility of some first class vintage treasure hunting. The Ethical-Hedonist, Alison Jane , fell in love with her first vintage gown on these very plains; a 1920’s, Gatsby inspired flapper dress in the most sublime shade of eau de nil. Who knows what gems you might discover…?

Add to your escape a very exciting element-a visit to the Emerald Princess’s favourite Chocolaterie, Rococo. This chocolate heaven has a new Chester outpost, in the luxurious grandeur of the Grosvenor Hotel. Enjoy some sugary indulgence and treat yourself to afternoon tea.

Chester Rococo shop

Then retreat to one of the finest Chester hotels and  wellbeing haven-The Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa. The old quintessentially English 1930’s manor house has undergone a glamourous £2million makeover to transform it into a beauty palace fit for an eco-princess.

Nestled amongst 27 acres of picturesque woodland, this luxury retreat offers everything you could wish for from a high-end spa hotel. Guests can graze on healthy, delicious organic food in the Woodland Spa Café, whilst indulging in the latest spa and wellbeing treatments in the swish, state-of-the-art spa facilities, transformed into what can only be described as an oasis of luxurious calm. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in the latest therapeutic thermal experiences, including the aroma steam room and rock sauna.

A refreshing take on a relaxing retreat is the hotel’s inclusion of fresh air and exercise into the new guest experience. Therapeutic yoga sessions will take place on the lawn, while walking and jogging trails encircle the peaceful estate, to heighten the atmosphere of blissful calm. And if you’re looking to try something completely new, why not take to the grasses to try a spot of croquet? Discover more about this haven of indulgence and book your relaxing retreat at http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/.

Now for some exciting beauty news. One of Ethical Hedonist’s hero aromatherapy brands, Ruby Red, is now offering our favourite full size products in a beautiful bijou travel size collection, perfect for taking on your relaxing spa retreat! Add to your beauty bag the Soothe and Nourish and Revive and Repair Body and Bath sets. Both feature Ruby Red’s signature body cleanser and body moisturiser, to leave your skin feeling pampered and indulged amongst the bliss of this spa haven. The Emerald Princess particularly loves the body cleanser; zingy, uplifting and with a scintillating scent that makes it good enough to eat, Alison Jane depends on this product to summon her out of bed in the morning. These little beauties will leave you refreshed and ready to start the day.

Soothe and Nourish Body and Bath Set

Soothe and Nourish Body and Bath Set

Revive and Repair Body and Bath Set

Revive and Repair Body and Bath Set

The Ethical-Hedonist’s Tip of the Day:

As the hazy, relaxing summer days are finally upon us, the festival season is just getting into full swing. The Emerald Princess has some top tips on how to battle the elements and stay glowing and glamourous on the muddy festival fields. Here are five top tips to help you get festival-ready:

  1. The Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Hypo-allergenic Facial Wipes Travel Pack from MyPure-http://www.mypure.co.uk/organic-natural-skin-care-m4/natural-face-wipes/soothing-hypoallergenic-facial-wipes-travel-pack -are perfect for staying cleansed and exfoliated on-the-go, with a cucumber scent for a boost of freshness. Highly portable, they are the best solution in any sticky situation!
  2. A movable, breathable maxi dress is a must-have item for dancing the night away in style and comfort. Nancy Dee’s Cassidy maxi dress in Buttermilk Luna will stay crease-free in your bag and turn you into an eco-chic princess in seconds-http://www.nancydee.co.uk/webshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=180
  3. MyPure’s Living Nature Lipstick in Morning Sun will compliment your Nancy Dee maxi like a dream! Fresh and feminine, this lipstick will add an instant glow to your complexion- http://www.mypure.co.uk/organic-natural-makeup-m154/lipstick-gloss-lip-pencils-c168/living-nature-lipstick-p888
  4. Your body needs energy to keep you going through the long days and nights of dancing and partying, so stock up on healthy superfood snacks to nibble on throughout the day. Pulsin’s Raw Chocolate Brownies are full of energy boosting natural ingredients. Chocolate that’s good for you-who can argue with that? http://www.pulsin.co.uk/pulsin-snack-bars/raw-choc-brownie
  5. With the unpredictable British weather, a raincoat is an absolute must. Plumo’s Apple Raincoat, £98, will guarantee that you can defy the elements in style- http://www.plumo.com/products/Apple-Rain-Mac.html.
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about the author

Alison Jane Reid

Alison Jane Reid - Journalist, Editor & Emerald Princess of Slow, Sustainable Luxury Living - 18 year track record interviewing real icons for: The Times, The Lady, You, The Mirror and Country Life. Now leading her alluring fairtrade, emerald revolution - Don’t Miss Out - Have you joined The Ethical Hedonist set?



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