Words by Sadie Reid
I can’t remember the last time I woke up from a birthday weekend not feeling like I needed to go on a serious health kick. This time however, was different. This time I was turning 30 and I vowed to make my birthday bash the health kick instead.
Having just had a baby, pampering isn’t high up on my list these days of things to do and it is amazing how much I miss small things like getting my eyebrows done or going to the gym – it’s those little things that make us all feel so much better in life. I even went through a stage where I found it hard to find the time to just brush my teeth (let’s not go there – my dentist still hasn’t forgiven me). So when my husband asked me what I wanted to do this year I declared – get hip & healthy again. So that’s exactly what I set out to do… Only problem was I had been so out of the loop these past few months that I needed to call in the experts to help with my wellness transformation, and they came in the form of Ellidore Lifestyle. From London’s top trainers, to having the inside track on the best juice cleanse companies, Ellidore has assisted the rich and famous in providing unrivalled access to London’s most exclusive health, beauty and wellbeing products and services. And so they set out to create me the best 30th I could have ever hoped for – swapping champagne for green juices and night club raving for yoga sessions in the sun (ok – you got me – I was never much of a raver but you get my drift…) – I can safely say that I entered my thirties a calmer, cooler version of myself.
First, I was sent their top eyebrow therapist, Auna, who tends to the bushy eyebrows of Chelsea & Kensington royalty in their homes. She was amazingly skilful and lethal too as now I can’t have anyone else do my eyebrows. Then it was on to a pedicure delivered by Perfect 10 – one of my faves in the beauty business. A personalised iPod arrived in the post inspiring me to go on a run.
Ellidore also suggested that I spent a day at Limewood Hotel in their spa, which I readily agreed to. One of my favourite places in the world, Limewood is one of the only hotels I know outside of London that has a completely raw food restaurant (note to reader: the raw chocolate rocky road is out of this world). It also happens to provide some of the best treatments too. First, I indulged in a Pai Facial – as relaxing as it is effective – I emerged glowing, my skin looking already younger, plumper and smoother. After spending some time in their outdoor hot tub it was time for my massage. My therapist was careful to focus on easing out any aches and pains that may have been caused over the past few months – of which I had many. Needless to say I swiftly fell asleep and woke up annoyed with myself that I had missed such a wonderful hour but at the same time I felt instantly rejuvenated for it. I left lighter and literally floated my way back home. Investing in myself for my 30th proved to be the best thing I could have done. Visit www.ellidore-lifestyle.com