GET MARRIED AT THE SURREY ESTATE WHICH WAS FEATURED IN THE CROWN

GET MARRIED AT THE SURREY ESTATE WHICH WAS FEATURED IN THE CROWN

Couples can add a regal touch to their big day by tying the knot at De Vere Horsley Estate, located in East Horsley, Surrey, which featured in Netflix’s award-winning series The Crown.

In season two, episode six, the striking historic Horsley Towers can be seen on screen as the German Marburg Castle in Hesse. The estate also featured in the 2016 film, Alice Through the Looking Glass starring Helena Bonham-Carter.

Horsley Towers features the stunning Great Hall, chapel and beautifully tiled cloisters, and sits alongside a picturesque lake, perfect for those looking for a truly unique venue for their special day. Horsley Towers and grounds can be hired out exclusively for events so you can celebrate in total privacy and enjoy full use of the Mansion House including three function rooms; private bar; luxury bedrooms; and acres of grounds, guaranteed to offer you and your guests an unforgettable experience.

Couples can host a drinks reception on the terrace and lawns which offer a fairy tale backdrop. Inside the Towers, The Great Hall offers a dramatic space with a vaulted ceiling and oak-panelled walls with space for up to 120* guests. The Sopwith Suite provides an elegant space with original features and timeless décor with space for up to 130* guests, and The Charles Barry Room sits alongside the Towers Bar making it ideal for evening receptions.

The 19th century mansion house has a rather regal history; designed by Sir Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle, it was originally the marital home of Lord Byron’s daughter, Ada Lovelace, the well-known mathematician, and writer. Ada was regarded as one of the world’s first computer programmers, owing to her pioneering work on Charles Babbage’s mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. The property was later bought by Sir Thomas Sopwith, the inventor of the Sopwith Camel aeroplane.

Horsley Towers has recently undergone a multi-million-pound transformation, including the iconic Great Hall, renovated to ensure the property retains many of its original features dating back to 1822. 

Set in acres of Surrey parkland, the estate is surrounded by perfectly manicured grounds and a large lake offering an idyllic backdrop for your wedding day. In addition to the 28 bedrooms in the Horsley Towers, Horsley Place, a distinctive contemporary hotel set within De Vere Horsley Estate, has a further 152 bedrooms for wedding guests to stay in.

*Due to social distancing, the venue’s capacity is currently lower.

For more information, please visit devere.co.uk/Horsley-Estate or call 01483 917 075.

MANCHESTER’S TOP TAKEAWAY CHOICES REVEALED

MANCHESTER’S TOP TAKEAWAY CHOICES REVEALED

It’s no secret that we are a nation of takeaway lovers, and with the recent restrictions and multiple national lockdowns, we’ve had no choice but to turn to our favourite takeaways instead of meals out. But which takeaways are people searching for the most? 

1. Pizza 

2. Burger 

3. Fried Chicken 

4. Chinese 

5. Kebab 

With the likes of Rudys, Crazy Pedros, and Franco Manca on offer in Manchester, it’s no surprise that we’re such huge fans of pizza, and we’re not short of burger choices either! Pizza is clearly the most popular takeaway, with every single UK city searching for this food over any other takeaway cuisine. 

Surprisingly, Fish and Chips is one of the least popular dishes. 

And what about when it comes to Manchester’s preferred choice for delivering their takeaway? Uber Eats comes out on top as the favourite delivery service amongst the main UK cities and is also Manchester’s go-to for delivering the goods. 

TANNING PRODUCTS AND SKIN TYPES

TANNING PRODUCTS AND SKIN TYPES

How to choose the best tan for your skin…

There are now a great deal of tans on the market but it’s important to choose the right tan for you and your skin type to ensure your skin looks its best – smooth and with a gorgeous natural looking glow.  So what tans are best for what skin types?

Dry Skin – Gradual tanning moisturisers and lotions are the perfect choice for those with dry skin, due to them generally being more moisturising. Tanning waters are also a good alternative choice, which due to having a combination of nourishing ingredients and vitamins, are very hydrating on the skin and great for drier skin types. As both gradual tanning moisturisers and waters are more lightweight, it allows them to be a lot easier to apply on dry skin and the product can be built up on the skin over a number of days to achieve the desired colour. Top tanning pick: That’so Gradual Tanning Moisturiser

 

Oily Skin – For those with oilier skin types or acne-prone skin, they should try to steer clear of tans that are oil based, and instead, opt for tans with natural ingredients that will work to soothe the skin. Tans that include ingredients like Aloe Vera are particularly effective, which help to sooth and relieve the skin, whilst providing it with softness and brightness. Top tanning pick: That’so Nature Tan in shades Intense Bronze or Light Bronze or Gradual Tanning Moisturiser

All Skin Types – Fake tan mousses and spray tans are generally a fantastic tanning choice for everyone, which allow for immediate colour results. However, it’s important to look for a tan with great active ingredients that will blend on your skin seamlessly and not leave it dry and patchy. It’s also important with all types of tan to ensure you exfoliate prior to using the tan to create a smooth base, allowing the tan to look its best and be long-lasting. Top tanning pick: Nature Tan in shades Intense Bronze or Light Bronze or Special Edition On-The-Go Dark Hemp

Pale Skin – you may want to opt for a tan that looks more natural in colour and that won’t look streaky against your skin. Gradual Tans are great for those with pale skin tones, as well as instant tans that are lighter in colour. Top tanning pick: Gradual Tanning Moisturiser or Nature Tan Light Bronze

 

For those with olive and darker skin tones, they can be bolder with their tanning and opt for darker shades of tan to enhance their skin tone. However, with darker tans, it’s key to ensure the ingredients are moisturising and won’t be drying on your skin. Top tanning pick: Special Edition On-The-Go Dark Hemp or Nature Tan Intense Bronze

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All That’so products are vegan and cruelty free and are also all dermatologically tested and nickel free, paraben free and all preservatives are minimised. The products feature a range of lovely ingredients from aloe vera to pineapple extract, as well as vitamins and minerals that are nourishing and hydrating on the skin and some of the products even include topical ingredients such as Hemp Water and Hemp Oil.

TIPS TO BOOST YOUR SEX LIFE POST LOCKDOWN

TIPS TO BOOST YOUR SEX LIFE POST LOCKDOWN

CBD specialist, Eden’s Gate, has put together a list of top tips to boost your sex life post lockdown.

As much as we’re all excited to reconnect with our loved one in the bedroom, many are also struggling with self esteem, confidence and genuinely worrying we’ve forgotten h ow to do it! 

  1. Talk to your partner

Talk to your partner about how you’re feeling and explain why you’re feeling that way and if there is anything they can do to help you feel at ease. You need to remember that you’re not the only person feeling this way and many people are struggling with confidence and anxiety around getting back to having sex with your partner. 

If you don’t feel comfortable having a conversation face to face, you can always send a text message explaining how you feel. This way it gives you enough time to include everything in your message as well as giving your partner time to reply and understand how you’re feeling. 

  1. New underwear 

Many people have struggled with their self esteem, confidence and feeling ‘sexy’ while in lockdown. After spending a long year mainly only wearing pajamas or loungewear we’ve lost the feeling that dressing up brings. 

Google Trends analysis has identified a UK search spike for “lingerie” in May 2021, correlating with the government’s plan to allow two different households to mix. Lingerie can give you a new lease of confidence and that confidence can seriously help turn the heat up in the bedroom. 

  1. Try erotic fiction

Erotic ficition is a great way to get you in the mood and reading erotica in a relaxed enviroment allows you to forget external distractions and concentrate on your desires. The fiction stories are not only for entertainment but they can also give you some great ideas for what yourself and your partner can try and experiment with. 

If you’re not interested in reading, you could try watching porn. 28,258 users are watching porngraphy on the internet every second, so watching porn really shouldn’t be a taboo subject. Similar to reading erotic fiction, watching porn can help you get turned on and also discover new ideas for yourself and your partner. 

  1. CBD oils 

Research shows that CBD oil can help increase sexual pleasure, easing stress and anxiety including performance anxiety and setting the right mood. CBD oil is an essential natural alternative containing only ingredients of the earth. CBD oil is a great product to use to combat anxiety and stress resulting in a greater more intense orgasm. 

  1. Sex toys 

Just under 3 million people in the UK own a sex toy for self pleasure and to use as a couple. Many people feel owning sex toys should be something to be embrassed about and a taboo subject, however nearly half the UK population own a sex toy so the chances are that the people you work with, close friends are using them in their sex life. 

Sex toys are a great way to add a new aspect to your love life and to incorporate a new fun aspect to your sex life. Shopping together online for sex toys can also help add to the excitment and open the conversation between yourself and your partner about the new things you wish to try and what your desires are.

STAY AT DE VERE LATIMER ESTATE FROM £27.25 PER PERSON

STAY AT DE VERE LATIMER ESTATE FROM £27.25 PER PERSON

De Vere Latimer Estate, set in the heart of Buckinghamshire in the Chess Valley, is offering guests an overnight stay from £109 per room*, including breakfast, with children under 12 going free.

Guests can book with confidence with De Vere’s flexible booking, cancellation and refund policies. De Vere is also donating 10% of the value of each direct bedroom booking, including VAT, to NHS Charities Together** which supports NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients.

De Vere Latimer Estate offers 21st-century comfort and style which complements the original character of the property. Enjoy a warm welcome in the restaurant, bar and outdoor courtyard, where you’ll discover locally sourced, seasonally inspired menus, or opt for the hotel’s delicious afternoon tea in the Library Lounge. 

During their visit, guests can explore the 30 acres of ground and take in the fresh air while admiring the sweeping views of the Chess Valley. There’s also a fully equipped gym and indoor swimming pool available for guests to use. Located in an area rich in history, culture and natural beauty, De Vere Latimer Estate is surrounded by fascinating places to visit and fun things to do, from the beautiful Roman city of St Albans and English country manors to the home of the Harry Potter movies and the village where Roald Dahl wrote his world-famous stories. 

De Vere’s Your Wellbeing at Heart programme ensures a healthy and safe stay for guests and a safe working environment for its team members. With the support of ChemEco, De Vere has carefully crafted a range of new measures, from enhancing the already meticulous deep cleaning of bedrooms and public areas, to thoughtful social distancing measures inside and outside the hotels. This includes regularly sanitising public areas using jet action ‘misting’ technology which uses hard acting yet environmentally friendly solutions from ChemEco. 

For further information and to book, visit https://www.devere.co.uk/latimer-estate/ or call 01494 412312. To give guests peace of mind and stress-free experience, all stays include flexible cancellation terms.

 

*Based on two adults and two children under 12 sharing a room.

 

**10% of your booking value including VAT will be paid to NHS Charities Together (registered charity 1186569) – supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients. Find out more about the charity at www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/. Donations made against direct actualised bedroom bookings only. Cancelled bookings not applicable.

NIKE, YEEZY & GUCCI: THE MOST POPULAR TRAINERS OF ALL TIME

NIKE, YEEZY & GUCCI: THE MOST POPULAR TRAINERS OF ALL TIME

We discover the most sought after trainer brands of all time…

The title for the most popular sneakers on Instagram is taken by the Adidas Superstar with 4,200,000 hashtags. With a reasonable price and a design that’s easy to wear, it’s no surprise these classic shoes come top.

In second place, are the Nike Air Force 1 with 1,900,000 hashtags. Followed in third by the Adidas Ultra Boostwith 1,400,000 hashtags.

These are the most expensive Instagrammable trainers: 

With 643,000 hashtags on Instagram and the title of the sixth most Instagrammable sneakers, the Balenciaga Triple S are also the most expensive shoes on the list, at approximately £700/pair. 

The second most expensive shoes on the list are the Balenciaga Speed at approximately £600. The Balenciaga Speed sneakers are also the eighth most popular sneakers on Instagram with 196,000 hashtags.

Starting at approximately £500/pair, the Gucci Ace are the third most expensive sneakers on the list. The Gucci Ace are also the ninth most Instagrammable sneakers with 130,900 hashtags.

Which do you prefer?

 

 

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