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Signature Day Spa

by | Destinations, Honeymoons

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Taylor Bartels
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What better way to relax and regain some quality time together than with a couples date night at one of Sydney’s leading day spas?

Signature Day Spa is not only the largest spa in Sydney, at a whopping 1300 square metres, but is also the only spa with a strong focus on couples, groups and social spa experiences.

Owner and founder, John Crotti has been working towards the creation of his social spa for seventeen years, and has been formally building for more than five. All of this planning and dedication has surely paid off, as Signature Day Spa is now one of the top-ranking spas in Sydney, with a memorable experience guaranteed!

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Friday Night Date Night at Signature Day Spa is the epitome of spa treatment. Upon entry, all guests receive a complimentary foot ritual and massage, before being escorted to one of the spa lounges for sparkling water, tea or even champagne! Shortly thereafter, therapists will escort guests to their choice of treatment, in one of their eight exquisitely themed couples rooms.

The spa offers flotation, rainstorm Vichy showers, magnesium baths, and separate men’s and women’s steam rooms as just some of the services on offer. Then at the end of your chosen treatment, as every date night should end, you are treated to champagne, wine or beer and a light meal to lavishly complete your evening.

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Signature Day Spa is sure to receive your partner’s seal of approval, or even the approval of your entire wedding party!

Photos by Signature Day Spa

Honeymoon In Africa With The Zambezi Queen River Cruise

by | Destinations, Honeymoons

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Maddi Isabella
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If you want to break free of the traditional and are willing to consider a honeymoon in Africa then this will be just the ticket! Zambezi Queen is an enchanting African river-safari cruise that embarks through the Chobe River bordering Botswana and Namibia.

The ambiance of The Zambezi Queen is simply one of serenity and luxury. There are 14 tastefully furnished suites which embody the African lifestyle.

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After a hectic wedding you deserve the royal treatment and the roof top pool certainly provides this. Of course it would when you’re sitting in a luxury pool in the African sun!

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With plenty of activities such as game drives, fishing, bird watching and visiting local villages there’s something to do for everyone. The Zambezi Queen gives newlyweds a chance to relax in luxury whilst being amongst the African culture. The cruise will be an experience of a life time!

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All images are courtesy of Zambezi Queen

 

A Gift Of A Thistle: Scotland

by | Destinations, Honeymoons, Location Europe

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Ms Chevron
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Ever since my husband presented me with a thistle wrapped carefully in tissue on our grade 11 camp, I have wanted to go to Scotland. We landed and I almost cried with happiness as we heard – and understood – those around us. It had been a month of trying to converse in broken Italian/Spanish/French and even the Scottish brogue couldn’t have dampened the moment. In fact, the Scots are some of the loveliest people you ever did meet, and I wanted to fold the travel lady into a hug as she gave us cheerful directions to our hotel.

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We checked into the Crowne Plaza Edinburgh and I took a moment to congratulate myself for the choice of accommodation. Located perfectly, it was close to public transport, overlooked Charlotte Garden Square, and was sandwiched between the main eat streets of George and Rose. There were bedside chocolates, a hand-written welcome note, and the best part – robes that made you want to snuggle into their oversized softness at every given opportunity.

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We made our way to Edinburgh Castle and forked over the pounds for entry plus an audio guide – a good recommendation to heed. Stopping at each of the numbered positions, we listened to history unfold. It really did make our castle exploration worthwhile and we emerged a couple of hours later with a newfound respect for everything the Scottish people had endured.

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The evening brought excitement as we met friends at Jamie’s Italian for dinner. We are massive fans of Mr Oliver and were pumped to check out his menu and restaurant. Reasonably priced, my pasta was al dente, the wine went down well, and the company couldn’t have been better… well, unless Jamie himself showed up. We farewelled friends before braving the icy walk back to our comfy suite.

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After allowing ourselves to sleep in, we made our way downstairs for breakfast. Although I do love a good breakfast out, it is convenient to have it included onsite. This way, you can fill up on the buffet and then walk it off which is exactly what the day entailed. We walked the Royal Mile passing a plethora of touristy joints, before coming to St Giles Cathedral and Palace of Holyrood House. We stopped in interest to watch fudge being made from scratch using fresh whipping cream at the Fudge Kitchen. A kilo heavier later, we left laden with sea salted caramel, choc peppermint, and traditional toffee. Yes, I know, we were eating our way around Europe.

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The eighth of November brought about a day we had longed for: a tour through the Highlands and Loch Ness. Rugged up and ready, we hopped onboard with Timberbush Tours and travelled through Sterling to the Scottish highlands. It was hauntingly beautiful. Craggy mountains gave way to winding rivers, and brought to life childhood drawings. The heavens may have been bleak but it simply added to the moody atmosphere. We took a river cruise up the Loch Ness to Urquart Castle (really just a pile of ruins now) and I strained my eyes trying to catch a glimpse of Nessie. I’m on the line on this one. She could be a plesiosaur. Maybe.

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Our last day was spent wandering around Edinburgh and being caught in a mini hail shower. We sought refuge in the nearby cinema, digging fingernails into my palms as we watched Captain Phillips on the big screen. Afterwards, the weather had dried some so we made our way back through the street markets. I loved this city vibe! Good intentions aside, we forewent a pub dinner in exchange for room service and our last night in the fluffy robes.

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Scotland is one of those places that I would love to return to in the opposite season – I feel like it deserves to be experienced in both summer and winter. As much as I was drawn to the highlands and natural scapes, I was surprisingly also drawn to the old town city and back street atmosphere. This bonnie land is full of warmth, even when it’s cold outside – the perfect place to snuggle up with your loved one.

Images by Mr + Ms Chevron

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