Enjoy some Rest & Relaxation with the Rena Spa at the Midland Review

Enjoy some Rest & Relaxation with the Rena Spa at the Midland Review: September 2020

The Rena Spa at the Midland hotel Manchester is now welcoming back day spa guests, for indulgent decadent luxury spa experiences, to relax, unwind and enjoy some much needed you time.

Jordan and all the spa reception team always provide the loveliest of welcomes providing your spa introduction, treatment choices and of course fluffy robes and cosy slippers to make your spa day that little bit extra.

Rena have a range of super spa packages including the Indulgence which includes a 50-minute treatment, a glass of champagne, a light lunch or afternoon tea and a £10 gift voucher to spend on spa products.

The wet facilities include a relaxation pool, swan neck fountain and what spa day would be complete without a few bubbles with their wonderful Jacuzzi.

Once government regulations allow the steam room and sauna will also re-open to give you even more facilities to enjoy.

The Rena Relaxation suite is a whole world of escape, float away in pods, contemporary modern hub chairs or enjoy one of the private rooms all logistically designed with safety and social distancing in mind.

Treatments at the Rena are exceptional, my therapist Stephanie H was not only a lovely lady, but professional, personable and knowledgeable.

The contouring invigorating body wrap was like being dipped in a jar of honey without the stickiness and my results was skin that was left peachy, soft, silky and smooth.

The balancing and detoxifying treatment involved gentle exfoliation with crushed cabernet scrub, followed by application of contouring concentrate, designed to help boost metabolism, ease away tension and speed up the elimination of toxins.

You are then massaged in vine body butter and then wrapped to cocoon the skin with hydration. The experience included a full scalp treatment for total relaxation.

The products used for your treatments are the Caudalie range and as the spa has a boutique you can buy some lovely spa products to enjoy at home.

Now after all that rest and relaxation, we certainly had hungry tummies, so the afternoon tea included within our package was most welcomed.

Tea began with a lovely warm welcome from the lovely Midland team members Biyan and the wonderful William.

Enjoy a glass of the obligatory fizzy stuff along with srummy sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.

Dietaries are well catered for with including Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten free which is nice to see.

The hand cut sandwiches on gluten free bread are delicious and have a range of fabulous fillings.

The home baked scones with jam and cream are a Midland tradition and work well with the sweet treats including my favourite the mint chocolate macaroon…yummy.

Rest, relaxation and some you time, the Rena Spa at the Midland is the place to be.

#StaySafe #StayAlert

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.themidlandhotel.co.uk/spa

 

Breakout Manchester Church Street The Emporium of Magic Escape Game Review

Breakout Manchester Church Street The Emporium of Magic Escape Game Review: May 2020

Exciting times are ahead for Breakout Manchester, they may have said bye and closed the doors to their original Town Hall site, but they still have two Manchester city centre locations including High Street and the brand-new Church Street site.

Warmly welcomed by the delightful Dave it was good to be back and the whole set up at Church Street is impressive and has been designed with safety in mind.

Spacious, plenty of designated seating areas for you and your team to plan and prepare for your exciting Breakout mission.

Get your team and wands at the ready and be prepared to swish and flick your way out of this spellbinding escape adventure The Emporium of Magic…

Looking for rare magical artefacts, spells and potions, well The Emporium of Magic is the place for you.  Also, if recent rumours are to be believed the alchemist has been mixing a magical potion which will give unlimited magical powers and see the unseen.

Creeping into the Emporium after hours, my team and I look for the recipe, but one problem our break in triggered a spell that has trapped us inside.

Now we had no choice…whip up the potion brew in order to escape, as without it we will be locked within the Emporium forever.

Thumbs up or down, we manged a big thumbs up, as we escaped question is can you!?

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Healthy Fast Food at Leon Restaurants Manchester Piccadilly Review

Healthy Fast food at Leon Restaurants Manchester Piccadilly Review: March 2020

The three musketeers, Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and chef Allegra McEvedy, aka the founders of Leon Restaurants, have combined their wealth of knowledge and skills to take the world by storm with their fab fresh fast food philosophy and started their own foodie revolution.

A light bulb suddenly goes off in your head and you realise how much time you spend travelling and eating on the go.  Fast food need not be unhealthy thanks to Leon and with their stylish and relaxed environment you can enjoy #FastFoodFabulously

Lovely Leon staff at Manchester, including Errol, Chris and the team make your experience warm and welcoming.

The range on food on offer is impressive such as a vegan Love burger with vegan cheese that can also be made gluten free.  A Korean chicken burger again with the Gluten free option.  Why not add on a side of lush Leon baked fries.  There’s also a huge range of sauces so you can get a bit dippy!

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My Top UK Spa Breaks Review

My Top UK Spa Breaks Review: January 2020

Escape the January Blues and Make the new year all about you, begin with a little you time with some rest and relaxation to refocus your mind, body and soul.

Make 2020 about you and indulge and luxuriate in a super spa stay.  In no particular order, here you have my Top UK Spa Stays…

Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa Bolton

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, located on the edge of the beautiful West Pennine moors, whose origins date back to farm buildings from the 17thcentury, is now a four-star hotel, Spa & experience.

The contemporary rooms feature a modern bathroom with heated towel rail, complimentary toiletries with bath and/or stand up power shower, so you have all you need to pamper yourself while onsite.

My Top UK Spa Breaks Review 3bFrom day to late evening, the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa has all the facilities you need including an 18 meters long swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool pictured with the fabulous waterfall feature is the ideal way to relax, revitalise and reinvigorate the mind and body.

The range of therapeutic rooms on offer was extensive including a rock Sauna, Bio Sauna, Steam Room, Aroma Grotto and halotherapy room with dry salt aerosol believed to have a whole range of health benefits.

Treatments are fabulous and includes access to a relaxation suite with complimentary refreshments.

Hotel Indigo and The Club & Spa Birmingham 

Hotel Indigo Birmingham, located on the banks of the cities industrial and historical canal network, located within the cosmopolitan cube complex is a hip and happening hub.

Birmingham’s best kept secret is now out, a lovely luxurious spa in the city where you can indulge and be pampered, while you kick back and relax.

The range of facilities onsite is amazing including uplifting dry and wet thermal rooms, sauna, steam rooms, an incredible vitality pool complete with massage jets and a wonderful waterfall feature.

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Christmas Gifting with Smartbox by BuyAGift Review

Christmas Gifting with Smartbox by BuyAGift Review: December 2019

Smartbox by BuyAGift is the perfect way to make Christmas meaningful for family, friends and loved ones.  Spend time together, share experiences and indulge in some fabulous food and activities with the super Smartbox.

Smartbox is a gorgeous gift, perfectly presented in this beautiful box any recipient would be thrilled to receive.

Hotel & Spa Smartbox Gifts

Gift the Deluxe Gourmet Escape Smartbox stay for the ultimate rest and relaxation pressie.

The gift recipient can choose from a variety of locations and I would highly recommend the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa which is set inside a beautiful 700-year-old country manor house.

The package included an overnight stay for two with full use of the onsite spa facilities.

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Ice Village Manchester Ice Tiki Bar and Ice Cavern Review

Ice Village Manchester Ice Tiki Bar and Ice Cavern Review: November 2019

The Ice Village Manchester has an exciting new adult addition to this year’s program including the tropical Ice Tiki Bar with ice themed sculptures.

Ice Tiki Bar

Don one of the thermal capes and enjoy the many photo opportunities. Warm and welcoming the Tiki team are on hand to make sure your Tiki experience is on point.

Super staff member Sarah was more than happy to take a snap or two for guests which was nice to see.

The experience includes one themed cocktail in a cool ice glass.  They also offer a mocktail choice too appropriately called the Manc-ini which was delicious.

Feel the South Pacific vibes and chill out…literally in this cool ice themed paradise.

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Escape Reality Manchester Auron Return from Space Escape Game Review

Escape Reality Manchester Auron Return from Space Escape Game Review: November 2019

Over at Escape Reality Manchester things are getting out of control, in a good way of course, as they are now spinning you off into another dimension.

Prepare you and your team of space cadets for an out of this world experience, Auron Return from Space.  It is 2035 and the team mission is to explore Mars.

Warning, warning, weather warning; an unexpected and fierce dust storm has impacted on the expedition and immediate evacuation is required.

The mission commander thought we had died, so made the decision to leave Mars without us, so now it is a race to escape, as with only 60 minutes to go time is not on our side.

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Gift a Thrilling Trick or a Luxury Treat this Halloween with BuyAGift – Review

Gift a Thrilling Trick or a Luxury Treat this Halloween with BuyAGift – Review: October 2019

BuyAGift offer a whole range of Spooktacular packages perfect for your Halloween celebrations.

Family Frights

Family Frights include a marvellous mysterious magical Harry Potter Walking Tour of London for Two, so make sure the Witches and Wizards of the family have their wands at the ready just in case he who shall not be named makes an appearance.

Make Halloween a family night out and enjoy a tour for two adults and two children and choose from one of the following ghoulish tours; The Haunted Lantern Tour (Warwick); The Eerie Shadow Tour (Coventry); The Witches Tour (Leamington Spa); Warwick Paranormal Adventure
or Coventry Paranormal Adventure.

London’s murky past hides some dark times, learn all about London’s historical spookiness with a pass for 1 adult and 1 child to the London Bridge Experience.

Adult Scare Nights

Crank up the scare factor and enjoy a frightfully fabulous adult Halloween night.

Trick or Treat this Halloween with BuyAGift Review B

Enjoy a whole range of terrifying activities such as the London Sweeney Todd Tour for two, Jack the Ripper Walking Tour for Two and the Haunted Pub Tour for two.

Halloween Treats 

Fright night too much, well take the scare out of Halloween this season and enjoy a Luxury Treat for two.

Indulge in some much needed you time and treat yourself and a plus one to a super spa package with BuyAGift.

The package includes a full indulgent spa day at the 5-star Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester city centre.

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The Relax and Rejuvenate Spa Day Package at the Midland Hotel Manchester – Review

The Relax and Rejuvenate Spa Day Package at the Midland Hotel Manchester – Review: October 2019

Indulge in a lovely luxurious Spa package at the iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester city centre.  Recently winning Best Luxury Urban Escape for Northern Europe at the prestigious 2019 World Luxury Spa Awards.

The Relax and Rejuvenate Spa Day Package includes a 55 minute Relax and Rejuvenate Treatment and half day use of their award-winning spa facilities (9am – 1pm or 2pm – 6pm).

Also included, subject to availability, was an excellent ESPA gift and a super yummy two course lunch in Mr Coopers.

Make some much needed and well deserved you time, escape the hustle and bustle, kick back and relax, as you let the Spa at the Midland team help you melt into a relaxed bubble.

The prestigious Spa at the Midland has a full thermal suite including pool, Jacuzzi and water jet fountain.

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Lucardo Manchester The Prison Escape Game Review

Lucardo Manchester The Prison Escape Game Review: September 2019

A moody Manchester afternoon, location Virginia House, to take part in The Prison, NEW for 2019, an exciting, interactive and immersive escape game experience.  Including not just a full background story, but a continuing story development throughout your game play.

My gang of dodgy and underhanded criminals are down for being banged up into a Category A prison facility in Manchester after allegedly committing a series of crimes…of course we are innocent…well we like to think we are haha.

After a little convo and persuasion our connections on the inside are going to stage a riot providing the ideal opportunity for use to escape and get back to what we do best – crime!

With limited time, you need to deceive, lie and bribe to get out of this scumhole…getting a prison on side would be a good start, but that scum is hard to turn.

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