Let’s face it, everyone needs a break! With a focus on mental health awareness this month, if you’ve made it 5 months into 2022 without taking your foot off the accelerator, it’s time to stop, recharge and reset
The world has been a pretty overwhelming place of late, and if you haven’t managed to take any time off this year, the chances are you’re feeling a bit frazzled! From short stays to the app that puts you firmly back in control, we’ve compiled a list of the top places and products that will help you take some time out to relax and focus on what makes you happy this month!
Have you read our latest story with FaceGym founder Inge Theron? Believing that exercises for the face are as important as those for the body, Inge Theron’s FaceGym is changing the beauty landscape. Why not book a class to see what all the hype is about? The revolutionary company now offers at home Zoom face workouts- from toning and tightening your face to ironing out nasolabial folds and lines around the lip area to plump, lift and improve muscle tone, they have the class for you! Simply go to their website, book into the class that interests you and follow their expert instructors guidance!
Click here Prices start from £10 per session.
Staying in really is the new going out. It’s time to take the night off cooking and enjoy Michelin quality food in the comfort of your own home. The bright people at Dishpatch bring you restaurant meal kits from the UK’s best chefs. Prepared by them, finished by you and delivered nationwide! We were recently gifted a voucher and used it to buy an exquisite dinner for two created by Michelle Roux Jnr and the ordering process really couldn’t have been simpler! Choose from a range of cuisines, select your menu and it will be delivered the following day to your doorstep! We’re currently deciding between Angela Hartnett’s hearty, slow-braised beef shin ragù with hand-rolled pappardelle and pangrattato (£27 for two) and Ottolenghi’s lamb shawarma and meze favorites from his cookbooks (£69-£79 per person).
All Dishpatch menus are ordered on a first come, first served basis, so be quick!
We love Birch! Just 30 minutes north of London, Birch is far more than a great hotel. It creates spaces where you can rest, explore, connect, work, taste, move or dance as you wish- all in one place. It’s essentially a funfair for adults! Birch Arising is a brand new summer solstice celebration taking place this June – 17/18/19. Enjoy a three-day curated outdoor adventure of live music and DJs, fun and creativity, incredible chefs and producers, and restorative wellness experiences. Book a room at Birch and you can arrive Friday afternoon and leave Monday morning, with Sunday night on them!
Book a three day break with festival tickets from £580 per room.
Journaling for five minutes a day about what we are grateful for can enhance our long-term happiness by over 10% (Emmons & McCullough, 2003; Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005)! It turns out that noticing what we already have can make us feel more positive about our lives, which makes a simple sort of sense! Put your appreciation on paper with Papier’s gratitude journals. Cultivate an ongoing practice with daily prompts and monthly check-ins. The uplifting affirmations, activities and mottos throughout will help you find joy on good days and bad. And if you’re still feeling stuck, see their list of gratitude tips for a little inspiration.
Papier Gratitude Attitude Journal, £24.99.
Escape to the Lake District with The Zest Life Luxury Yoga and Wellness Retreats. The company offers three, four or five day retreats at two spectacular locations on Anglesey and in the Lake District. Every retreat features yoga with a seasonal add-on activity. This summer The Zest Life is offering wild swimming and stand up paddle boarding! Healthy, plant-based meals are an integral part of each retreat. Everyone is welcome at The Zest Life, with all levels and abilities catered for.
Prices start at £546 per person based on a shared twin room. For May you can book a Yoga and Stand up Paddling Retreat. Prices start at £546 per person based on a shared twin room. Use code GLORIOUS25 at checkout for £25 off!
Can’t justify taking time out for a break? Don’t fancy leaving the house? How about a massage at home, in an hour?! We’re big fans of Urban here at Glorious. This ingenious app and website brings massages (and many other therapies) to your doorstep. Simply pick a treatment – they offer 15+ styles of massage, at home beauty, physiotherapy and osteopathy. Choose a therapist- browse individual profiles to learn about their experience and read ratings and reviews (all their therapists are qualified, insured and offer the best hygiene practices.) Then simply set a time and place, anywhere in the city, any day, between the hours of 7am-11pm! When it’s time for your treatment, grab a couple of towels and they’ll bring the rest – including a treatment table. It really couldn’t be easier!
Prices start at £68. Click here.
Every day our lives are governed by habits. These habits consist of routines, as well as small ways you do things. What’s surprising is that many people are unaware of what their habits are. It’s time to take control. Meet Productive – the app that helps you build positive life-changing habits. With Productive, you can set personal goals, track your progress, and focus on what makes you healthier, happier and more productive! Create, complete, stop, or pause habits whenever it is convenient for you. Add notes to your habits to highlight the main points during the day. Сhoose your goal, receive daily habit tips, reflection check-ins, and motivation prompts to get the boost you need. Improve your daily routine by completing guided tasks and competing with other users from all over the world. Visit the app store.
The Rogue Room is a nomadic yoga space for spiritual dissidents, organising pop-up residencies at world leading cultural institutions such as iconic London nightclub, fabric. The anthesis of intimidating and elitist wellness studios, The Rogue Room is on a mission to create a contemporary and progressive experience where everyone is welcome to experience the ancient practice of yoga. Find out more about The Rogue Room here.
Join the yoga action and experience the Music Meditation for yourself, day and night on Saturday 28th May at their inaugural festival, RECALIBRATE with an afterparty to conclude. Ticket price from £55, Glorious readers get 10% off using the code GLORIOUSSPORT
Building a strong community is key to a happy, healthy life, no matter your romantic relationship status. Think about it: The people who surround you, in a platonic sense, are the ones who support you through life’s up and downs. Whether recovering from a job loss or breakup — or, on the flip side, celebrating a promotion or marriage — it’s your friends who’ll be cheering you along and offering their encouragement. That’s why Bumble created a way for their users to connect not only with potential partners but with new friends too. The Bumble app has three modes: Bumble Date, Bumble BFF, and Bumble Bizz. Download Bumble, and you’ll have access to all of them.
Once you register an account, you’ll be taken to a home screen where you can choose one of the three modes. Scroll to the right to find Bumble BFF, and start building a profile to connect with potential new friends nearby!
The Gleneagles resort nestles in Auchterarder, near Perth and Stirling, and is renowned as a golfing paradise, but this 850-acre estate should never be branded solely as a golf resort. A world of country pursuits are on offer including falconry, shooting, fly fishing, gundog training, horse riding and off-road driving. Phew … after all these activities you can chill out in the luxurious spa that was revamped in 2021. There is an extensive range of wellness experiences and treatments to choose from using the resort’s own balms, oils and scrubs derived from herbs and plants found on the estate and in the surrounding Perthshire countryside. It’s pure decadence!
Gleneagles day spa from £210 inc one 80-minute treatment, a two-course lunch and access to the spa and health club facilities.