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Posted By Kanndiss Riley on Jan 13, 2011 at 12:54PM

A Night for Two at The Queens Hotel in Brighton, With Breakfast and a Sea View plus use of the Leisure Facilities for £79 instead of £170

A Room With a View was as much as one could hope for in E. M. Forster’s day; nowadays, however, society has become more demanding, wanting views, TVs, and house elves to make hotel stays as comfortable as can be. Have your weekending wishes surpassed with today’s Groupon, which offers a room for two with a view - of the seafront no less - plus breakfast in the morning, and use of the leisure facilities at The Queens Hotel.

The Queens Hotel is an independent hotel in the Brighton seafront. With 94 sizeable rooms, they have been sharing their unmatchable views of Brighton Beach and the English Channel with loyal customers for many years. All the rooms at The Queens Hotel are equipped with LCD TVs with Freeview channels, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. However, with most rooms overlooking the shore, customers more frequently indulge in gazing wistfully out over the pebble beaches and surf, than surfing E-Bay for bargains or watching Countdown. The hotel is just a stone’s throw from a large array of restaurants, bars, cafes & attractions, and they also have the largest, best equipped leisure club of any hotel in Brighton. This Groupon guarantees customers a room with a view, breakfast in the hotels No.1 Bar & Bistro in the morning, and use of their leisure facilities. The bar is also open in the evening for drinks and food.

lets get away

Posted By Kanndiss Riley on Jan 13, 2011 at 12:52PM

An Exotic Moroccan Escape for Two Including Bed & Breakfast, One Dinner for Two, One Massage and a Daily Hammam Each, Plus Access to Heated Spa Pool at the Luxurious 5-Star Eden Andalou Spa and Resort for either 4 Days (£268) or 7 Days (£508)

In the days of yore, seekers of deep relaxation and a sense of exoticism would rub their faces in a pillow of spices. Save your passages from paprika and discover a truly magnificent offer for a relaxing getaway for two to a sumptuous 5-Star resort in Marrakech, Morocco, and enjoy a getaway including a daily breakfast, a dinner for two (excluding drinks) during your stay, as well as a massage each, a daily hammam each and unlimited access to the indulgent heated spa pool at the splendid Eden Andalou Spa and Resort.
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One of the pioneering luxury hotels in Marrakech, Eden Andalou is set among beautiful olive groves and atmospheric Hispano-Moorish décor, with the impressive and imposing Atlas Mountains providing the stunningly dramatic backdrop. Most of the hotel rooms and facilities are centred around this achingly striking scenery, which only add to the sensation of luxury as you experience the contemporary and comfortable elegance of the suites, and the wide array of excellent facilities, including various indoor and outdoor pools, some of which overlook the mountains, as well as tennis courts, numerous restaurants and a wide array of indulgent spa treatments and facilities.

Spend either four or seven days with one a loved one in an enchanting Arabian dream, and look forward to being treated with a daily breakfast each, as well as a sumptuous dinner at one of their many restaurants, including delicious local Moroccan cuisine. Also included in this Groupon is a free shuttle to the sights of the Medina, as well as unlimited access to their lavish heated spa pool, a comforting massage each and a soothing daily hammam each to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised, all ready to enjoy this little piece of Eden on Earth.
Flight Connections from London - Marrakesh

(Which are not included and can be booked separately through the below airlines)

Five airlines have regular flights to and from London to Marrakesh. For your info they are listed below by airline and airport:

> Royal Air Maroc flies from Heathrow seven days a week and from Gatwick three days a week
> RyanAir flies from London Luton three days a week
> Easyjet flies from Gatwick twice a day, seven days a week
> Thompson fly from Gatwick one a week
> British Airways will start operating a route between Gatwick and Marrakesh three times a week beginning on the 27th of March 2011

Eden Andalou Spa and Resort
Luxury getaway in one of, Marrakech's premier 5* Spa and Resorts
http://www.galerieedenandalou.com

we all love a little fine dining

Posted By Kanndiss Riley on Jan 13, 2011 at 12:45PM

Rejuvenating Detox Spa Package, including Access to Top Facilities, Reinvigorating Holistic Treatments and a Nutritional Consultation from Health Aroma for £44 instead of £111

Detoxification involves the removal of useless and sometimes harmful substances, like those ingested during the first and last weeks of the year, for example, while retoxification is the process of asking the barman for another top-up. Swap the sozzling for some soul smoothing with today's Groupon and enjoy a wonderful detox spa package from Re Beauty Spa that will help undo the consequences of December's debaucheries - all for just £44 instead of £111.

Book yourself in for a remedial renaissance and enjoy:

- Entrance to the pool, steam room, sauna and an jacuzzi at histle City Barbican Hotel's Otium health and leisure lounge
- A 65-minute Algae Body Wrap including a facial, which helps to detox and firm the body - A facial massage using natural Quartz crystal wands to leave skin feeling radiant and refreshed
- A 25-minute detox-focused nutritional consult and a shot of antioxidant packed detox drink to top it all off

Health Aroma began in 2003 and now provides over 50 high quality treatments. For the last three years, these services have been provided at Thistle City Barbican Hotel in conjunction with the Otium Spa team, with an emphasis on taking good care of its clients. Snap up this opportunity to indulge and detoxify; after all, it's still not too late to star the year with a bang.

Posted By Kanndiss Riley on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:59AM

Tis the Season: Spa Catchi

December 23.2010

We know you’ve been buzzing around the city, hustling and bustling. We know city life can take a toll on you and breaks are not only necessary but also well deserved. When you find yourself in a “woe is me” spell, retreat to the urban oasis, Spa Catchi. It is the first and only day spa located inside the brand new, state-of-the-art House of Beauty, featuring an adjoining cosmetic/aesthetic surgery center and a hair styling and restoration salon.

Located in Murray Hill, the black-owned sparadise is a one-stop beauty shop that offers services to treat the body and spirit from the inside out. Their services include customizable facials, skin treatments, massages, hair removal, eye brow styling and professional makeup application. They have also been reported to give some of the best manicures/pedicures in New York City.

Spa Catchi will provide 20% off to all Honey readers until the end of 2010 if you say we sent you! A holiday gift from us to you!

*Note: The discount does not apply to other specials – no double discounts.

Saasha Hair and Beauty Clinic

Posted By Kanndiss Riley on Dec 21, 2010 at 4:06AM

Today’s deal:

Give a Luxury Manicure and Pedicure to a Deserving Friend for £27 instead of £70 at Saasha Hair and Beauty

The little white area at the base of your fingernail is generally called the lunula, simply because of its vague resemblance to that of a crescent moon. Get your nails shining like the Earth's best friend with today's Groupon and receive a luxury manicure and pedicure for just £27 instead of £70 with Saasha Hair and Beauty.

Saasha Hair and Beauty Clinic is based in a fashionable and picturesque area of the West End. You can be assured of the perfect nails to start grabbing everyone's attention. Once you've presented your Groupon you'll have your cuticles fixed up before having your nails cleaned, shaped, buffed, polished and of course trimmed. Additionally, a relaxing hand and arm massage will be performed, and a warm paraffin hand dip is used to condition, soften and smooth the recipient's hands, leaving a lasting fresh feeling, even once you've left the salon.

Harley Fit Clinic

Posted By Kanndiss Riley on Dec 16, 2010 at 12:35AM

Today’s deal:

Detox In Time for the New Year with a 'Complete Cleanse' Colonic Hydrotherapy Session for £39 instead of £150 with Harley Fit Clinic

We bet you never knew that the 'ultimate facial' involves a 'funnel' and sixteen gallons of water. Well we can't blame you for not knowing, we had no idea before we started researching the wonders of Colonic Hydrotherapy. The word 'colonic' is enough to make some people clench up but this alternative therapy, which was once common practise in hospitals until cost-cutting took course, is one of the most rejuvenating and healing procedures you can opt to have done. Colonic hydrotherapy to put simply is a treatment so 'awash' with benefits, you'll be simply glowing afterwards!

Favoured by celebrities including Madonna, Colonic Hydrotherapy is THE en vogue detox treatment. The process of having a colonic is pretty simple: the colon is cleansed by water being slowly pumped into it for a set period of time. This gentle procedure allows for a whole host of beneficial things to happen, including a pure cleanse removing all toxins and waste material from your system. The attached general benefits include feeling less bloated, feeling hydrated, having smoother skin and feeling more energetic. Colonic Hydrotherapy is also perfect if you are suffering from IBS related symptoms (as 1/5 of us do at some point!) as it will release the toxins meaning irritation is decreased. The health benefits speak for themselves!

It has been said that the United Kingdom is one of the most constipated nations in the world, where one in three people consulting their GP's have a bowel problem. Today's Groupon entitles you to pay just £39 instead of the usual £150 for a detoxing Colonic Hydrotherapy session at the WOW Detox Centre located at the Harley Fit Clinic meaning you can bid adieu to all your digestive issues!

Mews of Mayfair

Posted By Kanndiss Riley on Dec 16, 2010 at 12:33AM

Today’s deal:

Enjoy a Fine Dining Experience this Holiday Season with a Starter and Main Plus a Side Dish and Glass of Wine for Two at the Exclusive Mews of Mayfair for £40 instead of £100

 

 Despite the best intentions we all succumb to the effects of yuletide inertia at some point or another. Christmas prezzies may lose their novelty, family feuds are inevitable and all decorations must come down; good food, however, never loses its edge. If you’re looking for a reason to realign your festive spirits then pay only £40 for up to £100 worth of food for you and the person of your choice to enjoy. You can savour a secluded seasonal meal including starters, main course and side dish each plus a glass of wine at Mews of Mayfair. On the exclusive 'Chef's Taster Menu' there are plenty of fine dining options for you to choose from including fillet steak and dressed crab. And if you really want to treat yourself - fresh scallops.

Designer Profile: Biyan Wanaatmadja

Posted By Kanndiss Riley on Dec 15, 2010 at 7:10AM

An Indonesia designer to watch.

Biyan Wanaatmadja is one of Indonesia’s most prominent designer. His gowns and dresses are aften worn by Indonesian socialites and his extraordinary career in fashion has put Indonesia on the international map of high fashion.

Biyan is known for his exquisite pieces that draws on the rich heritage of Indonesian design with modern cuts and silhouette that is always elegant and sophisticated. Bijan has been dubbed the Dries Van Norten of Asia.  His collection boasts signature pieces made from a treasure trove of materials like semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, vintage pearls, flea-market glass beads and coloured stones.

Butterboom: How would you describe the style of Biyan Wanaatmadja?

Feminine, soft – a definitive mix of materials and textures which all work together to bring out the strong female silhouette of the modern woman.

Butterboom: What do you think it is draws people to your designs?

Biyan Wanaatmadja: My signature trait revolves around the endless inspiration drawn from my own Asian and Indonesian heritage. I am fortunate to be able to dwell deep into my traditional roots and garner luscious inspirations from such as exotic region which present pieces with a modern interpretation, often using different fabric textures, lavish embellishments and intricate embroidery.

Butterboom: How did you get started?

Biyan Wanaatmadja: I was always told as a young child that I would one day define my life through a visual and creative medium. My family nurtured my inherent artistic abilities and I’ve never looked back as I instinctively knew that this was my destiny.

Butterboom: Where do you sell your designs?

Biyan Wanaatmadja: My designs are currently sold exclusively in Indonesia and now in Lane Crawford. I present an average of 150 styles per season priced between $500 for a jacket to $5000 for an elaborate gown.

Butterboom: What’s the one accessory a women can wear to look instantly stylish?

Biyan Wanaatmadja: An amazing necklace! It can dress up any wardrobe piece in a second. Throw it on over a simple top and jeans and you’re ready to go.

Butterboom: Your style icon?

Biyan Wanaatmadja: Tina Chow.

Butterboom: What does fashion mean to you?

Biyan Wanaatmadja: Fashion is what drives me daily at work and is something I love doing because I get to create something beautiful each day.

Guide to Shopping in London

Posted By Kanndiss Riley on Dec 15, 2010 at 7:04AM

Quintessentially’s guide to shopping in London.

Home to fashionistas Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Agnes Dean as well as some of the world’s most renowned designers from Burberry to Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and the late Alexander McQueen, London is without a doubt one of the most fashionable cities in the world. From vintage boutiques to antique markets, Quintessentially recommends some must-shop spots for those visiting London this winter.

The Dover Street Market is a unique retail concept founded by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons. The six-storey urban minimalist market is a creative mish-mash of designers such as Emma Hawkins, Kitsune, Supreme and Junya Watanabe. Go there for new and innovative fashion finds or simply just for its unique, museum-like layout.

For a quintessentially British experience, visit Grays Antique Market. Located in a beautiful 19th Century building in the heart of the West End, this market houses independent antique dealers specialising in everything from Tiffany jewels to Louis Vuitton trunks and vintage couture.

Absolute Vintage has been voted ‘the best vintage shop in London’ by In Style Magazine and boasts one of the largest vintage shoe and bag collections in the United Kingdom. In this Aladdin’s cave of dresses, furs, boots and designer label accessories, vintage lovers might unearth gorgeous Fendi bags and Chanel shoes.

The Convenience Store takes shopping for clothes back to basics with a carefully hand-picked and edited collection of limited-edition and unconventional pieces from some of the most sought-after design talent today! For those who despise mass-market shopping and are looking for a more bespoke shopping experience, The Convenience Store is the answer. With Gareth Pugh leather pants and Maison Martin Margiela gold-trimmed skirts, you’ll be sure to walk away with something special.

With an even longer history, Fortnum and Mason’s, which was established in 1707, holds a number of royal warrants including Grocers to HRH the Prince of Wales, appointed furnishers to the Princess of Prussia and purveyors of oil to HM The Queen. If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s most certainly good enough for us.

The Library’s unique collection of both books for sale alongside and menswear from contemporary designers such as Helmut Lang, Dries Van Noten, Carpe Diem and Volga and Volga is certainly unique. Owner Peter Sidell is one step ahead of fashion crowd, so go here if you want to find out about the next hottest thing before everyone else.

Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop is an independent toy shop in the heart of Covent Garden. If you’re travelling with kids or simply looking for a novel gift, pop in and explore this quaint toy shop which has been selling unusual children’s gifts, puppets and old-fashioned game sets since the 1880s. They also offer a range of magical Christmas toys – perfect for re-creating a nostalgic Yuletide!

American Apparel

Posted By Kanndiss Riley on Dec 15, 2010 at 6:58AM

Today’s deal:

£25 for £50 Worth of Clothing and Accessories In-Store at American Apparel

 

Unlike our favourite cartoon animals, most of us can't get away with wearing collars and ties without shirts. Shy away from making the same fashion mistakes as Yogi and pals whilst boosting your wardrobe's credentials with today's en vogue Groupon. For just £25 you can purchase £50 worth of ethical clothing and accessories at American Apparel stores.

At its massive garment works in downtown Los Angeles, American Apparel designs, knits, cuts, dyes, and sews an eclectic lineup of stylish, well-fitting fashion basics. Feed a hungry closet with a chic cornucopia of comfortable classics, such as the organic unisex V-neck (£15) or unisex Flex Fleece Zip Hoody (£38). Their new lines of knitwear will introduce fashionable femmes to familiar pieces recast in new fabrics and colours, such as a unisex French Terry Sweatshirt (£39).

For the winter months or long summer staring contests with obstinate air conditioners, American Apparel also packs a full line of outerwear featuring denim jackets (£65) and oversized pocket cardigans (£36). Alternatively, shop for a smaller version of yourself by browsing American Apparel's kids collection, stocked with miniature versions of many of the chain's most popular products

 

 

 

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