Photography & travel:
Brian Minkoff Photography
Flights: British Airways to Milan approx. £130pp
Bag: The Islington bucket bag ( for Island hoping) The Newington clutch bag ( for fine dining)
Stayed at: Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy.
Rooms £200+ a night per couple
Fine dined at: Hotel Verbano on the island of Isola dei Pescatori
Ristorante Lo Stronello
For a great value meal on a nice terrace in the centre of town: Ristorante Pizzeria Mamma Mia, Stresa (no website)
A must….Trips to all the islands (none more than 15 minutes away by ferry boat)
Isola dei Pescatori
Botanical gardens on the Isola Madre are world famous and an essential visit.
Enjoy…taking the circular ferry ride about (1 hour) without getting off at the islands is a relaxing treat.
Eat..pasta, fresh fish from the lake ( pike, zander, perch, trout and black bass) and of course gelato. L’Angolo del Gelato was an almost daily post dinner ritual
November 27, 2017
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Venue: Cowshed Spa, Primrose Hill
Occasion: special Birthday treat from a special friend
On the Menu: facial, relaxation, coffee, retail therapy
Bag: The Pimlico clutch in black and beige
Cowshed facials start @£48.00 for a 30 min speedy and £80.00 for the full hour. Treatments rooms are So relaxing, therapists brilliant, products smell and feel so good.
Eat: There’s a great little menu, well prices with tasty snacks. Coffee £3 ,a naughty snack £2 and then there is always a Horny Cow Smoothie, if you’re in the mood. It’s most definitely worth taking the time out to enjoy their kitchen and people watch, they are oh so trendy in leafy Primrose Hill!
Product: Your beautician will recommend what you need based on your skin. Cowshed toiletries smell and feel fantastic, highly recommend owning their Cleanser( I recommend Lavender Gentle Cleanser), Toner ( I recommend Chamomile Refreshing Toner) and Body lotion ( I recommend Grumpy Cow uplifting body lotion) as part of your beauty essentials
October 4, 2017
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