Afternoon Of Indulgence

As cheesy as the post title sounds, that's exactly what I got at my first (of two) visits to the Blythswood hotel last week. David bought me a voucher for my Christmas which consisted of afternoon tea in the Salon, and then use of the Thermal Experience (which I have been in before, and you can read about it here) I also got an hours treatment of my choice with this voucher - and opted to go for the Turus body scrub and wrap. It was awesome! My skin felt amazing afterwards, and the whole experience was just so chilled out. I know that's the point of a spa, but I was very happy just to disappear into a little world of my own for the day :)


The view from my table, overlooking Blythswood Square.


The Salon, on the first floor of the hotel and where I got my afternoon tea. It was pretty quiet when I was there which was nice - I was able to take some pictures without feeling like an absolute wierdo! (classic bloggy syndrome, don't ya agree?)


My Dutchess of Bedford afternoon tea. Apparently afternoon tea became popular around 1841, when the dutchess requested a selection of teas, finger sandwiches and cakes to tide her over until her evening meal. She turned this into a bit of a social event, inviting her friends to come and join her. Thus, 'afternoon tea' was born. What a bloody good idea eh?! They also had a beautiful cocktail book (yes, book, you read right) bound and printed with interesting cocktail related anecdotes, recipes and illustrations. It was one in the afternoon on a week day, but I was seriously very tempted. Next time though, for definite!


The sweetest little cakes I've ever seen ♥ Those sandwiches were delicious too. There's something about no crusts that makes sandwiches that little bit more elite haha. Really, I'm just a bad girl with awful eating habits - who hates crusts.

At this stage, little did I know I would also be recieving this afternoon tea at my blogger event at the Blythswood on saturday too! I didn't want to tell David at first, incase he thought it would have ruined the 'specialness' (is that even a word?) of what he got me. BUT OF COURSE IT DIDN'T :) I would hope that even you dears on here who don't know me too well, still know how much I love my tea and cake. Good times all round.


Couldn't really take any pictures in the spa of course, but you can feast your eyes on the spa website here. The above is me ready to go home, looking a little bit doe eyed and fresh faced after my treatment and a couple of hours in the thermal experience. Along with your locker you get a lovely big fluffy robe, towels, slippers and some water (I'm telling ya, those sauna/steam rooms are dehydrating business!)

The Blythswood is quickly becoming one of my favourite places in Glasgow. The whole look and feel of the hotel is really welcoming, comfortable, with lovely scottish twists throughout. Although I have only experienced the spa, their screening room and a couple of the dining areas so far (more to follow with that on my blogger day post, which I know I'm going to be a little bit late on the bandwagon with) each has been absolutely spotless and stunning. I would love to come and stay here for a cheeky wee night away for my birthday in June ♥ Let's hope David reads this and wins the lottery next week eh girls...

Any spa days you have experienced, or treatments you would reccommend? Just incase I become a full time lady of leisure and frequent places like this on a regular basis y'know (I wish) I'm thinking I need one of those fish pedicures next, the poor souls would have a rare day out with my tootsies!

Ayden x

22 comments:

  1. Oh wow sounds like an amazing day!! The afternoon tea looks yummy :)

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  2. But if you don't eat your crusts, you'll never get curly hair! :P hehe.

    This looks amazing, I am beyond jealous! I'm now off to google Spas near me... x x

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  3. Wow, love the sound of this place. Glad you had a fab time.

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  4. hope you had a nice relaxing day ♥
    KatXoXo

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  5. i am so jealous of this :) i really want to go to the fish place too, it sounds like it would be quite funny :) we should definitely go? theres usually a Groupon offer for that every month and you get it for only £9 instead of the £26! :)

    can't wait to see you lady!

    xxx

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  6. Sounds like such an amazing experience Ayden, so jealous, I've never had a spa day! xx

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  7. I bloody love an afternoon tea! Tiny sandwiches and cakes that are bitesize? Dutchy Bedford had the right idea didn't she.

    Spa days are the best, you look so blissed out, me and my friend went last year and fell asleep by the pool for a couple of hours, lush.

    xxx

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  8. That sounds such a lovely day, i am just a little green with envy.

    I've nominated you for a sunshine award. Check it out @ http://bekyliedee.blogspot.com/2011/04/day-8.html

    Kylie Dee

    XxX

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  9. You can never have too much tea and cake! This place looks amazing, I will have to try and persuade someone to take me on a day trip haha.

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  10. WHAT A DREAMY POST. can't stop looking at that little cake haha, i want to eat it :( glad you had a good time lovely! x

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  11. Now that really is one afternoon of indulgence querida. Afternoon tea is truly one of the best things. Lots of hotels specialise in it here, I should really try and persuade The Guy to come with me whilst the weather lasts.

    The spa sounds awesome, bet it was amazing to let go for a while, supremely jealous.

    And yes- there's so much I don't photograph because I'm going to look like a n idiot or slightly obsessive.

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  12. I'de love to be a lady of leisure!
    I'm going to have afternoon tea at home next week on the day of the royal wedding and have little sandwiches and cakes :)
    x

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  13. awww wow, the hotel looks lovely! afternoon tea sounds wonderful, i really hope to try that one day. they have tea here available at some hotels in toronto and it costs about 30-50$ a person for tea, so have to find a pal to go with! hoping your able to spend a night away there for your birthday sweetie xx

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  14. I used to work herehttp://www.thecorinthianclub.co.uk/
    and they do a fabby afternoon tea, The pasrty chef is lovley and used to let us eat the spares yummmm

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  15. Oh I'd love a spa day :) Sounded amazing and those little cakes looked yummy. I've never been to The Blythswood either, I must check it out xx

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  16. mmmm looks delish and a lot of fun!

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  17. ive never been to a spa before but sounds like you had a wonderful time! i must say as well the cup cakes in your last post look awesome/crazy good! :) hope you are well gal xxx

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  18. this day just looks dreamy! i went for afternoon tea with rob for my birthday last year and definitely wanna go again this year for my 21st! ive never been to a spa but maybe i should hint to him about that too ha. so glad you are getting lots of wear out of your sweater lady! i actually got about five at the wholesalers, so might have one you like! i wear my "dairy queen" one nearly every day too xx

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  19. I'd love to go to a proper spa!

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  20. thank you for commenting on my blog you reminded me to take down that blog post because yes I have found out that it belongs to a graphic designer from csm and shes doing her degree thank you so much for reminding me :) you have a cute blog! is it ok if i follower! that afternoon tea looks delightful! :O xx

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  21. Wow, that view is so pretty. I wish things looked like that here!

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