StyleNest http://www.stylenest.co.uk The Fashion & Lifestyle Destination for the Modern Woman Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:27:40 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 The Best Luxury European Holiday Destinationshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/travel/travel-notes/the-best-luxury-european-holiday-destinations/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/travel/travel-notes/the-best-luxury-european-holiday-destinations/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:35:30 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=90544 We all want to escape. When it comes to holidays, we cannot wait to get booked and start planning our excursion in earnest. But, with so much choice it can be tough to decide where to go! Europe has some of the best luxury destinations in the world. So much so, that you will be […]

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MonacoWe all want to escape. When it comes to holidays, we cannot wait to get booked and start planning our excursion in earnest. But, with so much choice it can be tough to decide where to go! Europe has some of the best luxury destinations in the world. So much so, that you will be truly spoilt for choice. Whether you want elegant cuisine or lashings of champagne on a sun-kissed mountain top, there are some decadent destinations within this guide.

Europe is the ultimate travel destination. It has it all. Good weather. Incredible food. Stunning scenery. A wealth of history. Whatever you want, there is a place in Europe for you.

Let’s take a look at the best luxury European holiday destinations.

Monte Carlo

It’s not called the millionaires playground for no reason! It’s a great place to go and live the life of a playboy or playgirl. Located in Monaco, it’s the ultimate resort for those that like the finer things in life. Exquisite restaurants are one of the major attractions in Monte Carlo. It has a very relaxed vibe. It’s not at all a party place. But, if you want to head into one of the world famous casinos, you will find that you are still out until dawn. You can recover from your night of debauchery on board the luxury yachts that sail along the coast. It’s utterly perfect.

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French Riviera

The French Riviera is not just for celebrities; it’s for us mere mortals too. Nice and Cannes have been renowned for years for being a hub for the rich and famous. Champagne is on tap as well as fabulous French cuisine. The beaches are unlike anywhere else in the world. As the French Riviera is located on the Mediterranean coast, you can laze around on the beach and soak up the sun. It’s one of France’s most prestigious locations.

SardiniaDalmatian Coast

Croatia has been much loved by tourists for a number of years. But, this is the ultimate traveller’s paradise. With only a short flight time from the UK to Croatia, it’s become a hive of activity. Do be sure to check out this review of ukpassportoffices.co.uk before you travel. Croatia and Dalmatia, in particular, have become known for its lively nightlife and yacht parties. It’s time to explore the stunning islands around the Dalmatia coast in pure opulence. Head to Brac and Jelsa for cocktails on the mountain tops. With panoramic views of the Dalmatia coast, it’s the ultimate haunt for a laid-back holiday.

Sardinia

Many people often forget about the pretty island off Italy. But, Sardinia is a place of real decadence. Who can ignore the famous Italian cuisine? Sardinia is well known for its delectable food and beautiful beaches. What’s more, there has been a surge in popularity with this forgotten Italian gem. As a result, there is now a wealth of world class resorts within the region. Now, there are more spas within the area too, so holidaymakers can enjoy all that this stunning location has to offer.

Sardinia

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Win £250 To Spend With Luxury Cashmere Brand DeQihttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/competitions/win-250-to-spend-with-luxury-cashmere-brand-deqi/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/competitions/win-250-to-spend-with-luxury-cashmere-brand-deqi/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:44:39 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=90471 We’ve teamed up with cashmere accessory brand, DeQi to offer one lucky reader the chance to win £250 to spend. Offering a luxurious and versatile range of unique designs, Deqi scarves are inspired by the feel, appearance and versatility. Whether you are looking for a unique baby blanket with a bespoke touch or something a […]

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We’ve teamed up with cashmere accessory brand, DeQi to offer one lucky reader the chance to win £250 to spend.

DeQi Design Cashmere and Lace Scarf-7Offering a luxurious and versatile range of unique designs, Deqi scarves are inspired by the feel, appearance and versatility.

Whether you are looking for a unique baby blanket with a bespoke touch or something a little luxurious to wear, DeQi offers a range of scarves to suit all occasions.

handwoven from the finest pashmina from the hills of Kashmir, the Organic Cashmere and Chantilly Lace collection makes for a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day – whether you wish to spoil a loved one or simply indulge yourself.

And for the home, the 100% cotton throws handloomed by traditional Turkish or Tunisian weavers using the highest quality yarn will instantly add a touch of cosiness to your couch.

For your chance to win £250 to spend with DeQi, simply enter your details below.

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Best Eyebrow Productshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/best-of-beauty/best-eyebrow-products/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/best-of-beauty/best-eyebrow-products/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:24:35 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=90344 StyleNest know the power of a strong brow, a beauty trend mirrored in SS15 makeup collections. Adding definition to your face, eyebrow products come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve rounded up the best eyebrow products for you, from gels to pencils, highlighters to palettes. For the best in eyebrow beauty, look no further than […]

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StyleNest know the power of a strong brow, a beauty trend mirrored in SS15 makeup collections.

Adding definition to your face, eyebrow products come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve rounded up the best eyebrow products for you, from gels to pencils, highlighters to palettes. For the best in eyebrow beauty, look no further than our edit.

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James Villas Top Coastal Holiday Resorts in Spainhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/travel/travel-notes/james-villas-top-coastal-holiday-resorts-in-spain/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/travel/travel-notes/james-villas-top-coastal-holiday-resorts-in-spain/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:17:31 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=90494 We’ve teamed up with James Villa Holidays to bring you our top five coastal holiday resorts in Spain. Whether you are looking for a family holiday or a romantic getaway, look no further than James Villa Holidays. If you are looking for a holiday to Spain why not try James Villas? With a wide variety […]

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We’ve teamed up with James Villa Holidays to bring you our top five coastal holiday resorts in Spain.

Whether you are looking for a family holiday or a romantic getaway, look no further than James Villa Holidays.

If you are looking for a holiday to Spain why not try James Villas? With a wide variety of villas available they are sure to have something to suit you. Plus, if you book your 2015 villa holiday before the 2nd February 2015 you can get FREE Car Hire, Travel Insurance and a Welcome Pack with only £100pp deposit* to pay.

Go on book your Spain villa holiday today and enjoy the freedom and flexibility – a holiday the way you like it.

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Visit www.jamesvillas.co.uk

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(Not) slippery when wethttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-bird/not-slippery-when-wet/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-bird/not-slippery-when-wet/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:40:21 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=90587 If you’re dubious about trying a shower oil – then now is the perfect time of year to take the plunge. And I promise, you’ll be smitten. Because using an oil to cleanse in the shower – just as you might use one to wash your face – is ideal for dry, winter bodies and […]

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If you’re dubious about trying a shower oil – then now is the perfect time of year to take the plunge. And I promise, you’ll be smitten. Because using an oil to cleanse in the shower – just as you might use one to wash your face – is ideal for dry, winter bodies and also means you don’t have to apply cold body lotion once you’re done.

First up is L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil (£17.50), which was the one that got me hooked. It’s quite possibly magic – it seems like a rich oil but on contact with water creates a wonderfully scented foam. And thanks to the almond oil, you’ll be soft as a baby’s backside all day.

L'Occitane

Once I’d been bitten by the shower oil bug, I tried Sabon Shower Oil in Patchouli, Lavender & Vanilla (£19). You can get your hands on this at the gorgeous new store in Covent Garden, and browse the range here: (www.sabonnyc.com) – the UK site is coming next month. What a wintery treat, with a gorgeous, rich-but-not-christmassy scent and a handy pump dispenser to help you use the small amount you need. It contains olive oil and avocado oil, so body lotion can just wait until the weather warms up.

SabonMolton Brown Ambrusca Cleansing Shower Oil (£23) isn’t just a pretty bottle on the shower-rack. It contains argan oil and Ambrusca grape leaf to protect the skin from environmental pollutants. And its wonderful fragrance and syrupy texture will leave you feeling like you’ve been at the spa before you even get to work.

Molton BrownAll shower oils are not the same. Some, like Ark Loving Bath & Body Oil (£26.00), aren’t a lather-on-a-sponge type affair. Instead, to use this in the shower you spritz it onto damp or wet skin, then rinse off. You can also try the deliciously scented oil on dry skin as a body oil, or in the bath. Nice multi-tasking and the fragrance really lingers.

Ark

Finally, something for those of you who are feeling as though shower + oil = walking with crutches (although I promise none of the aforementioned make the shower remotely slippery). New from Melvita is L’Argan Bio Gentle Shower Gel (£13), which has all the benefits of an oil but in a lathering gel that uses foaming agents derived from argan oil and plant-based glycerine. It smells delish too.

Melvita

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Nalis inc. for Victoria Beckham SS15http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-spot/nalis-inc-for-victoria-beckham-ss15/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-spot/nalis-inc-for-victoria-beckham-ss15/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:14:54 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=90288 Nails inc. have announced their most exciting and fashionable launch yet, a collaboration with Victoria Beckham and her Victoria Victoria Beckham SS15 collection. Victoria has worked with the brand to create two stunning new colours, Judo Red, a striking tomato shade, and Bamboo White, a modern take on the classic nude. Both colours have been […]

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Nails Inc x VBNails inc. have announced their most exciting and fashionable launch yet, a collaboration with Victoria Beckham and her Victoria Victoria Beckham SS15 collection.

Victoria has worked with the brand to create two stunning new colours, Judo Red, a striking tomato shade, and Bamboo White, a modern take on the classic nude. Both colours have been directly inspired by Victoria´s colour palette for her SS15 Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection, and are designed to sit alongside and be worn with key pieces from the collection. With nail colours now setting influential beauty and colour trends, as well as long waiting lists, both polishes are set to be must-have shades of the SS15 season.

As you would expect from Nails inc., as well as the latest shades, they have also used the latest nail polish formulations, adding bamboo extract with silica to give a perfectly smooth application, as well as promoting nail growth and natural nail shine with it´s essential nutrients, and reducing any nail ridges and imperfections. Their unique stretch-to-fit technology with its elastic-like polymer means the polish glides onto the nail, fitting every nail contour and giving a flawlessly smooth finish.

Here at StyleNest we also love the elegant new bottle design, reinvented especially for the collaboration and customised by Victoria herself. Made with the finest Venetian glass, each bottle has been hand frosted to give an opaque finish, but designed with a clear window at either side to leave you a subtle glimpse of the colour inside. Available in either black or white, both in a modern, matte finish, Judo Red is available in the white bottle, whilst Bamboo White is shown off to maximum effect in the black bottle. A limited edition collection, and with Nails inc. themselves calling it “the chicest beauty launch of the year”, you will need to get your hands on them now to ensure you have what is set to be the accessory of the season.

Priced at £25 each, Nails inc. by Victoria Beckham is available now at www.nailsinc.com

Click here to see the Nails inc SS14 trends

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Boys’ Spring Coats and Jacketshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/kids/best-of-childrenswear/boys-spring-coats-and-jackets/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/kids/best-of-childrenswear/boys-spring-coats-and-jackets/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:01:35 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=90311 Spring just around the corner, we’ve rounded up the best of boys’ coats and jackets for the new season. Ideal for layering up on long days spent outside, spring coats tackle the tricky transitional weather time. From bombers to blazers, StyleNest has found the most stylish lightweight options for little gents.

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Spring just around the corner, we’ve rounded up the best of boys’ coats and jackets for the new season.

Ideal for layering up on long days spent outside, spring coats tackle the tricky transitional weather time. From bombers to blazers, StyleNest has found the most stylish lightweight options for little gents.

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Save 30% on a Five Night Family Stay at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritiushttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/offers/save-30-on-a-five-night-family-stay-at-the-westin-turtle-bay-resort-spa-mauritius/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/offers/save-30-on-a-five-night-family-stay-at-the-westin-turtle-bay-resort-spa-mauritius/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:01:25 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=90481 New Luxury Family Resort Gives Travellers Big & Small A Brilliant Break in the Sun – Save 30% on a Five Night Family Stay Between now and 30th April 2015. Save 30% on a five night family stay at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa between now and 30th April 2015.  Welcome to paradise […]

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WestinNew Luxury Family Resort Gives Travellers Big & Small A Brilliant Break in the Sun – Save 30% on a Five Night Family Stay Between now and 30th April 2015.

Save 30% on a five night family stay at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa between now and 30th April 2015. 

Welcome to paradise – the New Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius is nestled in lush tropical gardens and boasts a beachfront view. With family facilities and Kids Club to ensure the whole family is happy, the New Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius is a destination of dreams.

The Westin Kids Club provides families with amenities, childcare and meals customised to the needs of their children, removing some of the stress of going on holiday with children – at no extra charge. With activities such as storytelling, nature walks and sand castle competitions for kids and beach games and bike trips for teenagers, no member of the family is left out at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa.

And for the adults, parents can indulge in some R&R  at The Heavenly Spa by Westin™, offering an array of indulgent treatments dedicated to well-being, or enjoying an undisturbed swim in one of the two swimming pools.

It doesn’t stop there, The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius offers families five dining venues, including an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a pool restaurant and bar, as well as a lobby lounge.  The hotel also offers the Westin brand’s signature Superfoods RX™ menu, designed to treat guests to exceptional food combinations rich in nutrients, antioxidants and regional flavour.

To book visit deals.westin.com

7 night family holiday package at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa with Tots Too costs from £8,985 based on a family of four sharing a Family Room on a half board basis including flights and transfers. To book visit www.totstoo.com or call 020 7284 3344

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Titanic Spa, Huddersfieldhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/treatment-reviews/titanic-spa-huddersfield/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/treatment-reviews/titanic-spa-huddersfield/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:10:09 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=89517 StyleNest recently headed to the Titanic Spa, in search of some seasonal luxury and much needed respite from the wintery weather. The UK’s first eco spa, Titanic Spa is situated in Linthwaite just off the Pennines in West Yorkshire and it truly feels like a rural retreat. Originally a textile mill launched in 1911, the […]

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Titanic SpaStyleNest recently headed to the Titanic Spa, in search of some seasonal luxury and much needed respite from the wintery weather.

The UK’s first eco spa, Titanic Spa is situated in Linthwaite just off the Pennines in West Yorkshire and it truly feels like a rural retreat. Originally a textile mill launched in 1911, the spa got its name as it was built the same year as the titanic set sail. Driving up to the spa, the building is grand and impressive, a sign of the sumptuous interior which awaits you.

After check-in we were given a guided tour of the spa, soaking up unique original features such as exposed internal brickwork. Taking in the gym, treatment rooms, Titanic Heat and Ice Experience, Relaxation Lounge, swimming pool plus Hydrozone and the Mud Chamber, our 24 hours of spa indulgence was just beginning.

Following this initial exploration, our first stop was the Titanic Spa Bistro, a relaxed dining experience offering fresh local produce, a wine list, candlelit dinner, hot and cold drinks throughout the day and afternoon tea should you desire. Tucking into lunch, I chose the flatbread with shredded duck option, a melt in the mouth meal. Although we dined in full clothing having recently arrived, guests are free to eat or drink at the bistro in their robes. Comfort is key to the experience, and that is all part of the Titanic Spa’s indulgent charm.

Next we were shown to our deluxe serviced apartment, a lift journey away from the spa. The spa owns 30 of these apartments which are actually housed in a residential block, but spa guests are given a separate lift to use. All robed and set to go, we set off down to the spa, towards the Titanic Heat and Ice Experience. Advised to work our way through the rooms from hot to cold, highlights included the Crystal Steam Room, Herbal Infusion Room, Aromatherapy Room, Sauna Cabin and Foot Baths. Not to mention the plunge pool, which I’m proud to say we apprehensively sampled, and was as thoroughly invigorating as suggested.

Heading to the pool and attached Hydrozone, we had a dip in the water and took in the ambient lighting and calm tranquillity the spa has to offer. After lounging by the pool for a little while it was time for our treatments, which had been chosen prior to our visit. Plumping for the Decleor Aromassage, this 55 minute session was soothing, relaxing and pure bliss. Decleor essential oils were used, and a consultation beforehand addressed any targeted areas to focus on. A personal highlight was the warming element of a hot water bottle. Post massage, our next destination was to be the Relaxation Lounge, a serene and quiet place of sanctuary. Other guests read, slept or took in the surroundings as we made the most of the bean bag relaxation area with roaring fire. Personally I could have spent a few hours snoozing in this still and blissful haven.

Dinner in the evening comprised a 2 course meal, for which I chose a delicious goat’s cheese, honey and pine nut starter followed by sea bass and vegetables. In need of an early night to maximise the relaxing qualities of the spa, we headed back to base straight after dinner, although spa facilities are open late.

Breakfast the next morning was a continental basket of goodies in our apartment, perfectly rounding off the laid-back luxury of our trip to Titanic Spa.

Need to Know:

Rooms and suites: The Titanic Mill is a residential building above the spa, of which the spa owns 30 deluxe apartments for guests to stay in should you choose an overnight break.

Rates: We enjoyed the Time to Sparkle package starting at £145 pp which includes overnight accommodation in a serviced apartment, full use of the facilities, light lunch, 2 course evening meal, continental breakfast in the apartment. This also includes the choice of a treatment from taster facial to body polish or target massage.

Check-In and Check-out Time: For guests on an overnight package you can arrive at 10am to check-out the following day also at 10am.

Facilities: Enjoy lunch, dinner and other refreshments in the bistro, where you can relax in your robe or full clothing depending on which you prefer. There is also complimentary parking on site. Spa facilities include a fully equipped gym, treatments rooms, the Titanic Heat and Ice Experience, Relaxation Lounge, 15m Swimming Pool with Hydrozone and underwater music and Mud Chamber.

How to get there: Simple to find by car from the North and South, follow the M62 or M1 for Huddersfield before moving onto the smaller roads to Linthwaite. If you are using a satellite navigation system, depending on which type you have you will need one of two postcodes- HD7 5UN or HD7 5RR. Huddersfield train station is approximately 5 minutes away from the spa, from where you can link to larger stations such as Leeds and Manchester.

 

Low Westwood Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5UN

 

Telephone: 01484 843544

 

Email: enquiries@titanicspa.com

 

www.titanicspa.com

 

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