Thursday, 23 June 2016

Edinburgh Events: Spa in the city 2nd & 3rd July

Spa in the City is one of our favourite events in Edinburgh and we can't wait to attend this year! It has a fresh new look via a gorgeous watercolour logo and a fabulous array of treatments available, as well as workshops, talks, activities, cocktails, tea, chocolate and frozen yoghurt!

St Andrews Square is to be transformed into an urban escape with a boho festival vibe and attendees are spoilt for choice with free treatments being offered, from brands at Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Boots, Jenners, Debenhams and Superdrug as well as Toni & Guy, Neal's Yard Remedies and one of our favourites, Lush. There are also various events, workshops and masterclasses taking place in the Health and Beauty Heroes Marquee, including a summer make-up trends for 2016 masterclass from Jamie Genevieve and Beauty and Beyond: Panel Discussion (tickets here).

Mango Meets Mexico tequila cocktail at Element; makeovers by NYX

East India Company on George Street - tea and chocolate tastings

We had a sneak peek of what to expect at the Spa in the City bloggers event, held at Element bar and the East India Company. Element is a wee gem of a bar on Rose Street and are holding a cocktail masterclass at Spa in the City. Their cocktails are super delicious, with their signature cocktail - Edinburgh Rhubarb Rocks, laden with Edinburgh Gin and Edinburgh Rhubarb and Ginger liqueur - being particularly easy to drink. Their brunch bites were good too and there was a red lentil dahl that we couldn't get enough of, as well as french toast with berry compote. Yum! The East India Company has recently opened their Edinburgh branch on George Street and it is utter stunning. No expense spared in detail or design, their teas have a rich history and the variety is astounding. They will be holding tea and chocolate tastings over the weekend which we would thoroughly recommend.

There was also a little taste of the pampering sessions to come. A hand massage from Lush, using their beautifully scented massage bars, was blissfully relaxing and NYX were holding a mini-makeover session. They are newly stocked at Boots and their lipsticks are incredible.

It's being held on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of July; if you love beauty and free stuff, clear your diary and head out there!