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Honeymoon in Bath, England

by | Destinations, Honeymoons

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Camille Davies
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Image by Cicely Felicity Photography

If you’re looking for a quintessentially English getaway, then Bath is the perfect honeymoon spot. Nestled in the south of England, just two hours drive from London, Bath is a wonderfully charming mix of ancient history, beautiful rolling countryside, and a bustling city.

The city is most famous for its spa heritage, which dates back to Roman times – and possibly even further than that! The original Roman baths are still open today – not for their original use sadly, but there are fascinating tours of the site if you’re a history buff.

Image by David J Perkins

The natural thermal springs of the city have been used for centuries, and are renowned for their alleged healing properties – with that in mind, pay a visit to the Thermae Bath Spa to relax and unwind. There are two spa buildings to choose between, with different spas and experiences in each – I recommend visiting the rooftop spa in the New Royal Bath, with spectacular views across the city and surrounding countryside. Visit at sunset for a gorgeous view, and a calming combination of perfectly warm water, and cool, clear evening air. Spa treatments are also available, as well as nibbles and drinks. This is definitely a must do activity!

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Bath is also known for its beauty and culture. With its honey coloured Georgian buildings, largely constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries, there is a feeling of timeless elegance as you walk down the cobbled streets. There are several renowned theaters and museums in the city, and of course the lovely and ancient Bath Abbey. Several films have been shot in Bath – you may recognise the weirs from Les Miserables! Why not take a trip to the Theater Royal, one of the oldest theaters in England? Or take in a cabaret at Komedia, then stumble across one of the many subterranean bars and nightclubs that are hidden around Bath.

Image by Cicely Felicity Photography

Food and drink is also a big part of Bath culture – the Sally Lunn bun, the Bath bun, and local Bath Ale are all a matter of local pride, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding these for a proper Bath experience!

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With such a popular spot – Bath was designated a World Heritage site in 1987 – comes variety and luxury in accommodation. Stay in a city hotel, or venture a few miles out into the countryside. There are luxurious townhouses, quaint village pubs, self catering cottages, farm stays, or stunning hotels available for you to choose from. Bath Priory is a luxury country house hotel, with a Michelin starred restaurant; the Gainsborough is the only hotel in the UK to have a natural thermal spa on site; Jane Austen’s Home is – you guessed it! – the apartments where Jane and her family resided for several years. The choices are as endless and varied as the city itself.

If I still haven’t convinced you, then let me leave you with this final thought. Johnny Depp has a house in Bath.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m already looking for flights!

Milk & Co Take A Trip Pack Review

by | Honeymoon Essentials, Honeymoons

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Polka Dot Bride
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milk take a trip review

Finding quality products to pack on holiday can be a chore, or almost impossible so when I was sent this fun “Take A Trip” pack from Milk & Co I was eager to try it out. Our recent sojourn to Eco Beach seemed just the right trip for it (luggage is limited to a carry on suitcase if arriving by plane, which is a lesson in packing lightly if I’ve ever had one).

From an Australian made and owned background, owned by Michael & Lindy Klim, Milk & Co has fast become a lifestyle brand. Originally catering to baby skincare (Milk Baby), the range has increased to include all members of the family and products from moisturisers and facial scrubs for women inspired by the beach (the Klims now reside mainly in Bali) – to the shave gels and sunscreens for the guys (the sunscreen is interesting in itself, being a powder formula that is dry to the touch and provides four hours of UVA protection).

milk take a trip pack review

The Milk & Co “Take A Trip”travel  pack comes with four of Milk & Co’s best sellers in a 40 ml size – Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion all with the scent of rosemary and mint to leave you feeling refreshed. As someone who has overly sensitive skin and let me just say, sensitive hair these products were a welcome treat. They’re packed with spirulina and algae extracts too to keep your skin and body enriched with moisture. They keep in with Eco Beach’s eco friendly stance too – the products being 95% naturally derived, paraben and alcohol free.

milk travel products

The toiletries are packaged in a clear pouch (which also doubles really well if flying internationally as your liquids pouch) and if you’re traveling with a bub, they even have a “Take A Trip” set for them too!

Images by Ms Polka Dot. The Milk & Co Take A Trip Pack was sent for editorial consideration in accordance with our disclosure policy.

Honeymoon In The Maldives At The One&Only Reethi Rah Resort

by | Destinations, Honeymoons

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Camille Davies
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Say the word ‘Maldives’, and paradise springs to mind. Endives also spring to mind, but that’s just me.

If you’re having a bit of trouble choosing a specific part of paradise/the Maldives for your honeymoon, then I would very casually (not even slightly bordering on the hysterical) suggest that you check out the One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives Resort.

One&Only operate a collection of resorts that redefine luxury. With resorts in several countries, including Mauritius and Dubai, the jewel in the crown is arguably Reethi Rah in the Maldives. With over 130 villas – there are beach and water villas available – the real showstoppers are the recently added six even-more-luxury-than-before Grand water villas. I hate this phrase, but if you’re going for the “wow” factor (ughhh) then this is undoubtedly the place.

Unveiled in November this year, these villas are a masterclass in indulgence. Sitting on stilts in the Indian Ocean, featuring a swimming pool and an infinity pool (!!), as well as the paradise must haves – hammocks, sun loungers, private steps into the sea from your door, you know, the usual – you are waited on hand and foot by a dedicated 24 hour villa host (and possibly your new loving spouse), who is there to make your stay as wonderful as possible. If you want it, they can organise it. Spa session followed by a blissful couples massage? Booked. Fancy an intimate starlit dinner on your private decking? Done. A synchronised dolphin dance display, where you are presented with a garland of flowers and bottle of champagne as a finale? Okay, too far with the dolphins, but the champagne and flowers are definitely all in a day’s work.

Needless to say, there are a host of activities available at Reethi Rah. If you’re a water baby, there’s snorkelling, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking – pretty much every water based activity you can think of! Alternatively, if you like the water (just not enough to spend all day breathing through a tube), there are deep sea fishing trips or cocktail cruises around the neighboring islands available.

If you’re partial to being on land, there’s something to suit everyone, from rock climbing to spa sessions! If you want it, Reethi Rah can provide it. Unless you wanted to snowboard. That’s probably off the cards. There are tennis courts and rock climbing walls, as well as bikes to hire, and plenty of private beach spots where you can sunbathe, sip drinks, and formulate a plan to stay undetected on the island forever.

It’s a little slice of paradise – and what could be a better start to your newly wedded life? Time to break into song now guys. Altogether now: I AAAAM THE ONE AND OOONLYYYY!

Images via One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives

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