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Found: The Darling of all spas.
Mon, 21 November 2011 12:05PM
Pampering, we all love it and deserve it but from experience, I’ve always saved my pretty pennies for when I’m overseas to book in for a spa treatment or two. I love Paris for it’s decadent spa fit outs and New York with its sea of celebrity-approved, fancy-but-affordable skin clinics situated on every second corner. But all that’s about to change. If you’re in Sydney, or planning a trip to Sydney, I suggest you free up some space in your calendar and pay a visit to The Spa at the new Darling Hotel.
The treatment list reads a mile long, but there’s literally something for everyone with short fifteen minute beauty treatments to full scale four and a half hour pampering sessions, but the real hook for me is the body wraps and polishes with my vote going to the Amrit Hamam Body Polish in the private hamam.
Oh and if you’re keen to turn the luxury up a notch, there’s a ‘VIP Upgrade Service’ with a chauffeur pick up and a glass of champagne or fruit cocktail en-route to The Spa. Talk about living the dream.
Here’s a little teaser to see exactly what I’m talking about…
In the meantime, you can keep up the good work with a weekly at-home facial. Right now, I’m loving the Manuka Facial that’s beyond easy. After cleansing, all you need to do is apply a teaspoon of honey (use the rounded back of the spoon to apply it) and leave it to work its magic on the skin for ten minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Clever fact: Manuka honey boasts seriously great anti-bacterial, antiseptic properties that makes it ideal for problem skin that’s prone to breakouts and inflammation. If you’re new to Manuka Honey, make sure you look for the UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) which indicates the antibacterial strength of the honey.
To book a reservation for The Darling Hotel and Spa, call 1800 800 830, or swing by www.thedarling.com.au.
Tell me Primpettes…
Have you ever had a day at a spa?
How often do you treat yourself to a pampering day?
Are you a fan of DIY facials?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe