With winter nights drawing in, we’re booking romantic getaways stargazing in the North York Moors, and cosying up with mystery novels.
Take a step back from it all with CBD massages, and more ways to treat yourself (well) this week.
READ THIS Marple: 12 New Stories by various authors
Miss Marple is back. In Marple: Twelve New Stories, twelve writers tackle Agatha Christie’s famous heroine. The stories are classic Christie, but each author puts their own spin on the detective. Jean Kwok’s Marple tale places the detective on Jade Empress, a cruise ship en route to Hong Kong, whereas Lucy Foley’s finds her in the fictional small town of Meon Maltravers in England. The collection marks the first time anyone other than Christie has written official (as recognised by the Christie estate) Miss Marple stories. The 12 women who contributed to the collection include award-winning crime writers Val McDermid and Dreda Say Mitchell, historical novelist Kate Mosse, classicist and writer Natalie Haynes, and New York Times bestselling author Lucy Foley.
BOOK THIS Ham Yard Hotel’s 'Stress Not CBD Massage'
Busy bodies and minds? Stress not. September’s schedules are at an all-time high, and reminding ourselves to take a step back is key. STRESS NOT at Ham Yard Hotel is offering a calming and anti-inflammatory massage targeting muscle pain. It uses the power of warmed jade stones to melt away tension, leaving you feeling inexplicably relaxed and soothed from top-to-toe. Jump on board the CBD train and enjoy a CBD balm massage for a moment of blissful respite, along with rare white jade wave stones containing predominantly calcium and magnesium, vital for muscle repair.
BUY THESE VEJA x ba&sh
French fashion brand Ba&sh has teamed up with cool-girl sneaker company Veja to create a new ‘70s inspired set of trainers with an autumnal feel. Presenting two colour schemes evoking a wintry sunset, just in time for the cooler months ahead: sand, baby blue, and dusky pink, and a joyful yellow with accents of orange and red. With a deep commitment to sustainable fashion from both brands, the sneaker is billed as a ‘sustainably minded’ design. Perfect for work, the weekend, the classroom, and beyond, the stylish sneaker is sure to be a hit.
GO HERE The Grand, York’s stargazing “Dark Skies”
Check in to five-star hotel The Grand, York for an ideal romantic city break. The city is filled with cobbled shopping streets, historic attractions, and afternoon teas next to roaring fires. At the centre sits The Grand, York, one of the city’s most iconic buildings: its vast and impressive Edwardian brick structure was built as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway, during the heyday of rail travel in 1906.
The skies of the nearby North York Moors are one of the best spots in the world for stargazing, so much so that it was named an International Dark Sky Reserve, a designation awarded to fewer than two dozen places in the world. Following dinner at The Rise, head out to the Dark Sky Reserve to witness mesmerising views of the the milky way, planets, and constellations, with expert guidance from Astronomer Richard Darn.
SHOP THIS Voya
Voya Beauty, a luxury, sustainable beauty line out of Ireland is centred around the healing powers of seaweed and is focused on the efficacy of products, as well as educated uses of them. Not only have they launched three powerful organic facial serums – Hyaluronate anti-pollution serum, a Bio-retinol concentrate serum, and a Vitamin C anti-oxidant serum – each addressing specific skincare concerns, they’ve focused much of their research on effective cancer-considerate spa treatments. The Voya Christine Clinton Cancer Care Training is working to combat cancer stigma, and enhance education around cancer-related spa treatments. Voya has formulated a treatment menu specifically to accommodate the needs of these patients, labelled the Tender Tides Menu and offers treatments such as the Skin Sea Soothers Facial and Calm Seas Massage. These treatments are gentle and well-informed. With purpose and passion, VOYA is a company driven to make any user feel both seen and respected.