An email arrived in my inbox last week from the fabulous Brighton Style Magazine, asking if I'd like to be featured as their 'Woman in Business' for March (ummmmm yes please!). I wouldn't usually blog about being featured on a website as such, but if you're interested in finding out more about me and my jewellery creations, be sure to check out the interview...
There's loads of great posts on there if you live in Brighton or are planning a day trip.
Where did the last two months go? It's been such a crazy start to 2015, I feel as though I blinked and missed it. I've got LOTS to sort out this year. Ant and I are moving house soon and we're getting married this October (squeeeeeeee!) all really exciting things, but trying to arrange everything on top of my day to day commitments has been pretty manic. On Saturday I headed to Ashdown Park for a relaxing spa weekend and a little pampering.
The hotel and grounds are gorgeous. I had a facial, went swimming and even used the gym.... which was just as well given the afternoon tea! The evening dinner was fantastic too. There were a few veggie options on offer, not masses of choice if you're fussy (luckily I'll eat most veggie things). I loved the ambience too, candle light and a pianist. Perfect. It felt really decadent..... 'I should have worn pearls' kind of decadent.
I did some exploring and took a million photos of the amazing stained glass windows. I absolutely adore it! There's something so beautiful about all the illuminated colours against the harsh lead lines. I've wanted to create some jewellery based on stained glass for ages, and now I have plenty of images to work from.
I've come back feeling a whole lot more relaxed and spoilt rotten! Sometimes you just have to make time for yourself, even if it's a long walk or a glass of vino and a bath. When my calendar is super busy, i find it better to actually book me time in my diary. That might sound a little regimented but in my experience, if I don't then it probably wont happen.
Have you been to Ashdown Park before? Can you recommend any other spas?