Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Beauty on a Tuesday ~ Special Spa Experience


The by now world famous Cowshed Spa currently has eight locations; three of which are in London, one at the St Moritz hotel in Cornwall, one in New York, and another two are located in the Virgin Atlantic Lounges at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. The first and original outpost, however, was housed in an actual (former) cowshed at Babington House, Somerset. Launching in 1998, the brand was among the first specialising in the usage of plants as key ingredients for their products, which were offered exclusively to guests staying at the hotel... Such a charming back story combined with great, green products, and the concept was bound not to go unnoticed. I remember Cowshed Spa at Babington House becoming the weekend destination while I lived in London - I kept hearing about it, and I kept meaning to go...

Regretfully, I never got around to visit, and now that I am in L.A. it seems a little far... But I did try some of the Cowshed skincare, and though it's been a while, I remember really liking these luscious products with delicious scents and lovely names. {Actually, if you haven't already tried them, may I recommend the Cow Pat Moisturizing Hand Cream, the Grumpy Cow Uplifting Body Wash, as well as the Spearmint Exfoliating Body Scrub? All available for purchase via the Cowshed online shop}

Last year, Babington House Hotel and Spa made the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler (UK) Gold List, "Best for Ambiance/Design". 

Let's take a little tour...


Wouldn't it be lovely to go "motoring" down this country lane?

Especially if this house was your destination...

Pictures from a guest bedroom, the pool and Cowshed Spa.

The Play Room is the grandest suite of all at Babington House...

And how about a dinner for two at the Orangery?

One of the four gorgeous Attic Rooms.
Cowshed products (over the bath) come complementary, of course.

10 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Sounds and looks so beautiful! I should really have a spa day one of those weekends:)
The photos are so pretty:)
Kisses my dear!
Wish you a great Wed:)

Liz said...

Ahhhh, thanks Emily. I feel more relaxed just imagingin it. Miss you!

Courtney L said...

OK I'm getting on a plane to England now!!
Fabulous!

Courtney

Katie said...

Sigh, sounds so incredible... I can dream anyway

Liz said...

Just noticed I spelled your name wrong, duh. Sorry Emelie! What a nut? Love you!

Emelie - C'est LA vie said...

...Happens all the time, Liz - even I spell it that way some times :)

drollgirl said...

WOW! it looks so beautiful and amazing!

and i'd love to try the cowshed spearmint exfoliating cream. i LOVE mint scrub. it just feels so good and so REJUVENATING!

Chris said...

Thanks for the blog posting.

Those pictures are fantastic. Looks like a great place! We need to schedule some time there or at least get a gift card of some sort!

The Zhush said...

This looks heavenly...is there really one in NY? I need to find one pronto! :)

Ces't La Vie said...

oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. I'm checking it out right NOW :)

love the new header by the way!

xoxo
sara

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