Palentine’s or Galentine’s day are quite simply a celebration of friendship, and some would say an antidote to the romantic pressure of February 14th . This relatively new ‘holiday’ has stemmed from a recognition that just as Valentine’s celebrates romantic love between two people, Palentine’s celebrates friendship and dedicates a day of the year to the most important people in your life.
The thought of spontaneous action is in itself a bit of a paradox. Spontaneity is one of those life skills that isn’t really a skill at all – it’s a predilection to a way of life that is vital for the happiness of some, and can induce a cold sweat in others.
We all like to think that we have the ability to be spontaneous but few of us are, and some people think of it as akin to chaos in an otherwise well-ordered world. The art of spontaneity itself is really the ability to release control and let-go. Planned outcomes can still be a factor but you don’t mind the journey you take to get there.
Whether you are a regular spa worshipper or use the spa for an occasional treat, sometimes it can be daunting to choose the right treatment. With extensive menus and treatments to tempt the body and mind, it’s easy to get caught in indecision.
We asked our spa manager, Caroline, to give us some tips on how to make the most from your time in the Scarlet spa…
Sometimes, the hardest people to buy presents for are those closest to you. If you are in a bit of a Christmas gifting conundrum this year, we have some Scarlet-style gift suggestions for you, all bound to put a great big smile on the face of the one who has made your year.
As the seasons change, so do the fauna and flora around us. We will be able to enjoy the beautiful shades of yellow, red or orange that greet us as we enjoy the wonders and benefits of the outdoors. Here are some of our gardeners, Luke and Rosie, favourite autumnal plants in our Scarlet gardens:
We’re big fans of journaling, keeping a diary, unpacking your day on the page, whatever you’d like to call it. Writing is well-known as a therapeutic way of letting go and harmonising one’s self and beautiful journals, fabulous pens, a cosy chair and a scented candle make it a ritual worth your time. As far as self-care goes, spending a couple of minutes each day and looking forward has some surprising benefits…
In Ayurveda, an ancient holistic health system, autumn is the season of the vata dosha – the subtle energy that governs movement. Literally translates as ‘wind,’ vata is dry and cold, moving in bursts.
When vata rises in autumn it can leave you feeling worn out, brittle, and susceptible to illness. If you’re experiencing dry skin, bad circulation, restless or fitful sleep, erratic routines, eating habits and bowel movements, constipation, or erratic thinking and a tendency to feel anxious, you may have excess vata.
At this time of year, we truly believe there is no more romantic a place to be than Cornwall. With its stunning natural scenery, huge skies, dramatic sunsets, miles of empty sandy beaches and fresh air straight off the Atlantic, the result is a luxuriously unique combination of relaxation, space, peace and calm.
In order to help you make the most of what this beautiful part of the country has to offer, we thought we’d suggest a few things to see and do while you’re here.