Are you starting to feel the strain of a stressful year? Have money worries, family issues and work requirements kept you from the only people in the world who can make you feel better? Do you want to make it up to them and to yourself?
If you answered yes to all of these questions – it might just be time for a relaxing weekend away with the girls. These days, it’s so very easy to neglect our friends. Jobs get in the way, kids get in the way, husbands and mother in laws and ironing gets in the way. It’s time for all of that to change, even if it’s just for the weekend. Why not gather your girls together and whisk each other off on a relaxing weekend break? Here are some of the exciting things that you could get up to.
If you and the girls consider yourselves to be just a little bit on the classy side, you might want to think about indulging in a wine tasting weekend. Classiness is definitely not a requirement, though, so don’t be afraid of this option if your favourite tipple is a VK Blue and your regular night out involves the fruit machines in the local. There’s always room for a new experience and all kinds of people enjoy wine tasting, says famed chef Fabio Vivani. Plus, you’ll more than likely end up in the city of love – what with Paris being famed for its wine. A two night wine tasting trip in Paris can be bought for around £200 per person, so it’s not going to break the bank either. Relax, get tipsy and do some catching up with the girls – all in stunning surroundings.
It’s a cliché for a very good reason. There’s nothing more relaxing than a spa break with your best friends. Fortunately, there are hundreds of spas located throughout the country, offering a variety of spa packages. Some of the very best are located in the south east of England, where the rolling countryside can ease and soothe a strained or troubled mind. Spa weekends can be as cheap or as inexpensive as you like, really – it all depends on how much luxury you want to bask in. If you’re not sure how big your budget is going to be, you might be better off booking a break at a spa that allows you to customise your own treatment package, says the GoodSpaGuide.co.uk. That way, you can sit out the mud and seaweed treatments if you don’t quite fancy being wrapped up like a sushi roll, but you can still enjoy a massage, hot stone treatment or a stint in the sauna whenever you like.
Learning how to dance has never been so much fun! If you and your girls don’t get embarrassed easily and love to shake your tail feathers – why not try a weekend of burlesque dancing? You’ll be put up in a top London hotel and paired with a professional burlesque dancer and instructor, who’ll teach you moves that you never even knew existed – move that you can take back home to share with the other half. Don’t worry about the fact that it’s burlesque. There doesn’t have to be any nudity involved and there’s no pressure to do anything that you don’t want to do, say the experts at Ace Dance Studio. Essentially, you and your friends get to dress up in sexy, sparkly clothes and act as silly as you can manage. What doesn’t sound relaxing about that? Plus, burlesque is famed for its inclusive nature – all ages and sizes are more than welcome to try their hand at this game.