V-Day at Danesfield House & Spa!

Valentine’s day!

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Hello my loves,

I am dedicating this post to our fab spa day at Danesfield House and Spa in Marlow. Sorry, I have been MIA on my blog for the past few months. Last time, I did the blog post was around my tumour operation! No worries, I have fully recovered and I have been focusing most on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/literallyyg/

I have been meaning to write a blog post for a while now! Our recent visit to Danesfield House is definitely worth sharing! Hence, I am commencing my return back to blogging with this fab spa day post!

Bobby & I booked the day off work and treated ourselves to a Spa day at Danesfield House in Marlow. Jageer is in nursery on Thursdays, so it worked out perfectly. We arrived at this fab hotel roughly around 12 pm.We were impressed by its incredible grande grounds, the moment we drove upto its gates! This hotel is tucked away and overlooking the gorgeous River Thames. If you are a historic nerd like me, I will share a little history on this place.

“Danesfield House that we see today was completed in 1901 as a family home for Robert William Hudson. The house is the third property to have been built within this glorious setting, amidst 65 acres of formal gardens with outstanding views over the River Thames and the Chiltern Hills beyond.” For more information check out; https://danesfieldhouse.co.uk/concierge/history

Now that we have history covered, let me tell you how fab the facilities are especially the restaurant and Danesfield spa.

We started off our afternoon with a delicious lunch at The orangery. I choose goat cheese/beet root salad for starter and seabass for my main course. I paired my meal with a glass of Sancere Rose. Bobby ordered smoked salmon for starters and Onglet steak for his main course. The food was utterly delicious and the service was incredible. Especially the morning manager who stayed behind for lunch service was super attentive and helpful on choosing dishes. Unfortunately, Bobby didn’t listen to his recommendation and ended up with the heavy meal before massage. The steak was so delicious, but he couldn’t finish it on time for our massage appointment. When we realised our massage was cut off by 10 minutes due to our own fault, we were a bit disappointed. Nevertheless, the massage did not disappoint.

Danesfield spa is award winning and I can I see why! The facilities are incredibly stunning and staff were utterly welcoming. We booked a couple’s massage, hence we were placed together in a very serene setting room (pics to follow!). Our masseuses were very attentive to our needs and well professional. After our massages we had an option of using wonderful spa facilities or having couple of drinks at the bar. Considering, it was a gorgeous sunny day, we decided to head to the stunning patio overlooking River Thames views and enjoyed Brut Rose! It was nearly time to grab Jageer from nursery and we headed back home.

The entire experience left us wanting more and needless to say we will be coming back to this gorgeous gem of a place. We managed to capture few shots of our Spa Day. If you are following me on Instagram and watched my insta stories during that stay, you have probably noticed how stunning is this hotel. In case you haven’t, check out few images and videos of our fab day! If you are interested in booking your own spa day at this fab place; click on the following link: https://danesfieldhouse.co.uk/spa

I hope you enjoy the images and please don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

Love,

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Barbados beach looks!

Ah what a dream trip! Booking it all one day in advance was a thrill in itself! Beginning to end, just an incredible rendezvous! We were planning to go Morocco, but that changed due to rainy crappy weather! Cancelled that 48 hours prior to flying! I am still recovering from my tumour op, so Vegas was out of question (clearly)! Bobby suggested Caribbean and off I go exhausting google! In the end, we got there! We didn’t find our dream hotel (trust me, never book a Caribbean holiday last minute), but found the one with the perfect beach, sweetest staff and location! It helps when your husband is an airline staff! Flights were considerably empty and we were good to go!!!!!!Moving right along, as I mentioned earlier that we were planning on going to Morocco! Hence I planned for more conservative looks! I had half a day to figure out my beach looks! This is when being a notorious shopaholic comes in handy! I packed all my fav bikinis, cover ups, summer dresses and shorts! And ended up creating my fav beach looks! I think the key for a cool and chic beach look is having a theme in mind. I would get up every morning and look out in the gorgeous ocean (yes, totally bragging but having an ocean front was def the icing on top!!!!! I will blog few pics on the next post!!) and decide what theme I wanted to pull off that day! Maybe it be pastels/floral/animal print/monochromatic etc etc. Also, accessories def accentuate the look; such as a scarf/bag/cover up/jewellery! Without further due, check out my fav beach looks from Barbados and please tell me your thoughts below!!!!!!!!!! And let me know which one is your fav!

Pineapple Salsa

I do pretty much enjoy all seasons and believe that they all serve their purpose. Summer; who doesn’t love the heat (But Brits need to start investing in a damn AC at homes. On super hot days I feel like I am being punished for being a Canadian!). Fall; that’s my fav season!! Cute clothes and all! Winter; if you are a recluse like me (Yes, for an outgoing person….I have strong hermit tendencies!)..this month is the best! Cold doesn’t bother me so much, probably because it matches my personality (go take that in for a moment!). Spring; oh I am a hopeful person! This season is all about hope, hoping for abs (that never show up), hoping for cute clothes (still waiting for those suckers to make some cute spring clothes!!!!!!) and hoping for a nice summer! All this hoping and wishing, brought me to this recipe right here! I mean, I didn’t invent it or anything! But it is my version of sweet and spicy salad!On the days when you are craving a fresh starter or a salad on the side of your fish/chicken/(if you are a vegan, than whatever it is that makes you feel light and fluffy), this recipe is perfect!!!!!

Ingredients

1 whole Pineapple diced (Don’t like cutting it? Neither do I, get yourself a pre peeled one!)

1 finely chopped red onion

5 chopped mini plum tomatoes

1/2 chopped cilantro/coriander (Brits like to have their own special words)

1 fresh lime

1 fresh lemon

1 red jalapeƱo chopped (or green, whatever floats your culinary boat)

Salt/Pepper to taste

Method

Get a cute salad bowl! Mix all ingredients well and Viola! Enjoy it as a side or a starter with some crispy pita bread! I had mine with some salmon/sweet potatoes/asparagus and it was an absolute hit!

I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know your thoughts in comments below!