I’d love to tell you that I’m a rough and ready type. Up for a bit of getting back to nature and a spot of camping.
But I won’t. Because if you’re a regular reader here on Styling You, you’ll know that that’s not me. Don’t get me wrong, I get why people LOVE camping.
I just like my weekends away to offer me the creature comforts of home … but on steriods.
It’s about the sheets, the fluffy pillows, the champagne, the gourmet food. And a spa. Must be a spa.
We’re holidaying at home this summer (actually the holiday is coming to us with friends from Sydney coming for a week in early January … they don’t know it yet but we’ll be hanging at their Mooloolaba resort. A LOT.) so I’m thinking ahead to the New Year and thinking about some possible weekend escapes.
One of the best possible places to escape to is actually on my doorstep (lucky me). Trust me, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is worth the drive or flight to get there.
Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an intimately unique property where Thai style (and food!) meets the tranquillity of the Australian bush. The retreat is situated next to stunning Gardners Falls in a picturesque rainforest spread over 18 acres. The property features 12 villas – five one-bedroom villas, each of which feature their own outdoor cedar hot tub, and seven two-bedroom villas.
Now, the luxury property near Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Queensland, has launched its day spa – Spa Anise – a sanctuary where guests can experience complete relaxation and wellness treatments in the ultimate natural setting.
The purpose-built facility features four treatment rooms and a state of the art hydrotherapy room complete with a therapeutic spa, rain shower and steam room with water sourced on site from a deep mineral spring – all overlooking the forest.
Three treatment rooms are twin bedded to enable couples to experience a wellness treatment together. Spacious timber windows slide back and open on to rainforest views, inviting the outdoors inside. After treatments, guests can relax even further in a well-appointed post treatment room featuring a lounge, fireplace and a large covered deck area complete with a refreshment station.
… sign me up. I’m there!
For more information or to book, click here.
To help you start dreaming about some weekend escapes in 2012, I’m hosting this competition over the Christmas break. One Styling You reader will have a chance to win two nights’ accommodation in a forest pavilion, including a gourmet breakfast daily and a three-course dinner for two in the Tamarind restaurant. The total prize value is $1198.
Once again, I’ll be asking a question and I’ll be looking for the most creative and original answer to: What are your essential ingredients for a weekend getaway?
I’ve also attached a mini survey to the competition form. I’d love you to help me make Styling You an even better place to visit in 2012, so I’d appreciate your honest answers and feedback.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Terms and conditions: The Styling You Weekend Escape competition will be judged on skill. The total prize value is $1198. The competition opens Thursday December 15, 2011 at 6am EST and closes on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 12noon EST. One entry per person. Entries will be judged on creativity and originality. Australian entries only, sorry. There is one prize to be won. Transport to and from Spicers Tamarind Retreat is the responsibility of the winner. The winner will be notified via email and name published here. Entries remain the property of Styling You and may be republished.
If you are a business or look after a client who would like to be a part of the next Styling You multi-draw giveaway in 2012, please email [email protected] for details.
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