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Top Ten Mother’s Day experiences

Travelzoo provides their top ten ideas and deals for spoiling Mum’s this Mother’s day Whether you are looking to spoil your Mother or nearest and dearest, it can be hard to find an alternative to the standard breakfast in bed or traditional bunch of flowers. Providing some inspiration to make your Mother’s Day top the imagination charts and create valuable memories, Travelzoo has created ten experiences that will inject the special into this year’s event. Drawing workshop at the V&A museum – £49 – Save 55% when booked through Travelzoo  Learn to sketch with this offer from Sketchout for a one day introductory drawing workshop at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The day focuses on observational sketching with an emphasis on recognising line, tone and scale, and the importance of shading for depth and atmosphere. Taking in experience from the world-famous V&A museum, which won Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2016. To book, please click here Afternoon tea for 2 at ‘lovely’ manor house in Beds –£35 – Save 30% when booked through Travelzoo …

A Spring staycation for city dwellers in the Langdale Valley

Brimstone Hotel & Spa offers city dwellers the perfect opportunity to kick off their heels and say goodbye to their suits this Spring. The Lake District hotel in the stunning Langdale Valley has a unique offering, which appeals to both spa lovers and adventurers alike. With direct train links across the UK from Oxenholme and Windermere, Brimstone is easily accessible from a range of UK cities and a complimentary pick-up service from the station means urban residents can have an easy, breezy journey to the Lakes. For a staycation of ‘slothing’ guests can enjoy Brimstone Spa, available solely to guests at the Langdale Estate. Brimstone guests receive complimentary access to the spa which is complete with a private spa suite for two, seven thermal experiences, an infinity pool, a range of chill-out areas, ten treatment rooms offering specially-developed ‘Pure Alchemy’ treatments and a deli.   Brimstone’s stylish suites are the ideal place to head back to after a day in the spa, with private balconies, wood-burning stoves, gorgeous feature-bathing experiences and mood lighting control pads. Worn …

Retreat to the Alps with Virgin Limited Edition’s wellness getaways

Those looking for a luxury break with a difference in 2020 can head to the Swiss Alps for an unforgettable wellness getaway at Sir Richard Branson’s mountain retreat, The Lodge. For the ultimate yoga, ski and holistic wellness break, enjoy a bespoke four-day retreat led by Larah Davis, founder of Ibiza Retreats and Wholeycow Verbier from 15th March. The retreat will focus on looking after the mind, spirit and body, empowering guests to replenish and revitalise. Guests will be able to enjoy a three-night stay at The Lodge in Verbier, for a wellness journey like no other, as well as experience the luxuries of one of Verbier’s most exclusive lodges. Rates are priced in Swiss Francs for three nights and start from CHF 3,765 – (£2,955 based on today’s current exchange rate) per person based on double occupancy. Guests will be able to spend their days meditating, practising yoga and skiing in the snowy mountains. Between working on their strength, balance and well-being, they can retreat back to The Lodge to relax and unwind. The brand-new outdoor hot tub makes for the …

We talk Sake with Robin Sola, founder of Sorakami

You may have seen our recent feature on Sorakami, the new Sake subscription service that offers the latest craft Sakes. We wanted to find out more on how founder Robin Sola discovered his love for Sake and what made him decide to turn it into a business and why Sake could be your next favourite tipple. Tell us about your background and how you discovered Sake? My name is Robin Sola, and I am the founder of Sorakami. I was born and raised in France. My background is a little unusual. After a slight colour-blindness condition put an end to my airline pilot career, I moved to Tokyo, Japan, to study economics at University. There, my friends took me on a tour of a small Sake brewery near Kyoto, and it is where I discovered the true face of Sake. I’ve always been into my wines, but I realised I knew nothing about Japanese Sake. It was a real eye-opening moment for me, but also the beginning of a long love story. That’s when I …

January blues not on the menu at popular pubs

THE January blues are set to banished from three of south Cumbria’s most popular pubs – as punters are invited to tell the staff a joke and get a whopping discount off their bill. The ‘Make us Laugh’ campaign was launched on January 2 at The Sun in Ulverston, The Commodore in Grange and the Black Cock in Broughton. Anyone who calls in for a bite to eat and shares a side-splitter with staff will have 25 per cent taken off their food bill. The initiative comes ahead of the month where the depressingly titled Blue Monday falls, and the reality of festive excess kicks in. Kirsty Mackenzie is the managing director of Lakeland Inns which runs the three pubs.She said: “January can definitely be a month where heads drop as the feel-good factor of Christmas is replaced by the reality of how much it cost.“People tend to batten down the hatches and stay at home when the best thing for them to do could well be to get themselves out and about and enjoying …

New Year Spa offerings from Corinthia Hotels

After the frenzy of the festive period, the new year brings with it a revived sense of calm. This January, Corinthia Hotels is providing the perfect excuse to indulge in rest, relaxation and wellness with tempting spa packages and treatments at its hotels. NEW: Urban Escape package and new treatment at ESPA Life at Corinthia in Corinthia London  Life in the city needn’t be hectic. ESPA Life at Corinthia has created an idyllic retreat to counteract the stresses and strains of a busy life. Time spent unwinding in the blissful surroundings of Corinthia London’s four-floor Spa will be enhanced with a restorative massage, radiance-boosting facial and a light lunch from our new spa lounge menu. New from 6 January, the Total Body Cleanse treatment is also the perfect antidote to an indulgent December. Revive tired skin with a massage, scrub and wrap. Urban Escape starts from £325 per person, and the Total Body Cleanse is £295 and lasts two hours. For more information, visit espalifeatcorinthia.com or call +44 20 7321 3000. NEW: A Sense of Portugal at …

Jazz East – East London’s Innovative Community Jazz Fest Launches

Not-for-profit East London jazz promotion agency, the London East Jazz Network headed up by social entrepreneur Mark Kass, has announced the final line-up for Jazz East, its inaugural one-day indoor jazz festival on 5th October 2019 at the LEYTONSTONE BALLROOM, Leytonstone, East London in Waltham Forest, London’s official Borough of Culture for 2019 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018’s Xhosa Cole and his Quintet, fellow youthful BBC jazz champ Rob Luft and the UK’s answer to Snarky Puppy, Fat Suit lead the line up along with Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline led by Alexsandra Topczewska, Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s faves Wild Card and local East London bass man Dave Manington bringing a young but experienced and varied bill of jazz to what is fast becoming one of London’s buzzing live music Quarters. The Leytonstone Ballroom is an exciting new venue upstairs at infamous Red Lion Pub in Leytonstone High Road and Jazz East spreads itself across the whole venue with the ticketed Main Event upstairs from 1pm to Midnight and a Community Free Stage …