Night out and spa day…

Matt

Another night out in London town.

I think this is becoming my new favourite hobbie/pastime. I’ve always had “Enjoys socialising” on my Curricular Vitae but recently I believe I have taken it to the next level: Level 5 “expert”. The evening in question was after a loooong but exciting day of meetings at ITV, at the famous STK London Steak house, at the Me Hotel. If you haven’t been, I’ll give a brief description for you. Y’know, the very swish, modern hotels you see in Los Angeles and Vegas? Yeah? Well, it’s like someone has dropped one of those in the middle of the Strand, and filled it with the rich n famous. Bradley Cooper Stays there, and It’s where Tamara Eccleston had her 30th birthday. Ie “Well swanky”

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As Per usual I was late, but it didn’t matter because I had my comrade already there, yup Lady Zoe Hardman was “banging out some tunes” (her words, not mine) for the well quaffed troops, as they sipped on their smooth Strawberry Cobbler cocktails. Four Cobblers down and many hand jesters towards DJ Zoe Hard-hat, I eventually around to finding out what the party was all in aid of.
The entire evening was constructed by The Global Party. The Global Party is the worlds largest invite-only VIP charity event. They directly collaborate with fancy pants art galleries, restaurants, 5*star hotels as well as premium bars, luxury boutiques and nightclubs, throughout September and March each year. Their involvement enables The Global Charity Trust raise funds and awareness for charitable causes. Across its two previous events they have raised a total of £1,500,000!! Not bad huh? Each of its locations across the globe, including London, kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise funds that will benefit breast cancer research organisations. Tonights chosen charity was the very worthy ‘Future Dreams’. Another wonderful charity doing it’s very best to prevent, treat and to get rid of breast cancer. It was truly lovely to find out more about both organisations incredible work.
Guests were encouraged to donate upon arrival and were treated to complimentary pink drinks for two hours – the signature Strawberry Cobbler (delicious) and still rosé. Plus 100% of the proceeds of the aforementioned Strawberry Cobblers were going towards Future Dreams for the entire month of October.
Everybody wins!

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As I thought the evening had ended, DJ Zoe and I were invited up onto the ‘Radio’ Roof top bar for a drink with our new Aussie best mate Belinda Haberley. Now, this always happens to us. We always have work early the next morning, when someone asks us for “just one more”, and we can never say no. Middle Class/Champagne problems I know, but 4 hours later a few bottles of pink Moët, a bunch of cooked nibbles and probably the best Duck Liver Parfait (I’m sure they put crack in there) I’ve ever had later, it was time to have our obligatory (Slightly wobbly) debrief in our Uber ride home…

Handsome Welsh man: “Good Night Zo? Great bar to take someone on a date that, ain’t it?”
DJ Hardman: “Shut up Johnson, you’re drunk”

Damn those Cobblers were deceptively strong, but I’ll take that as a yes.

The Global party and Future Dreams raised ***** at STK restaurants across the UK that night.
For more information here’s the links:
www.futuredreams.org.uk
www.theglobalparty.com
www.melia.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/london/me-london/index.html

Zoe

It was time for treat day. Treat day in my language basically translates into “Go to a swanky Spa and prance around in posh dressing gowns all day, eating free apples” i.e. the best day ever. The Spa in question was at the uber fabulous St Pancras Renaissance hotel in London, a five star jewel slapped right in the middle of Kings Cross. I grabbed my two girlfriends, manager and bessie pal Kirsty and super agent and all round beauty, Kim and off we went to indulge, relax and pamper till the cows came home.

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As soon as the lift doors opened the staff greeted us with smiling faces and were instantly there to aid our feeling of calm and tranquillity…including handing us some of the best cucumber water I’ve ever tasted, I do love that stuff. We were given the grand tour and I can honestly say its one of the most beautiful spas I’ve ever been in. Dim lighting, orchids and a scent of fancy massage oils filled the air, this really was heaven. After a quick change we hit the pool. It felt like we’d been whisked away on a Far Eastern getaway, with endless mosaique tiles lining the walls, a stunning jacuzzi bubbling away with excitement and a Turkish steam room fit for an Arabian Knight. It didn’t take me too long to jump into one of the showers and pretend I was in an Herbal Essences advert, sorry Matt, cringe I know.

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I’d chosen their 60 minutes Sublime Massage that derives from ‘indigenous Polynesian healers’. It mainly concentrates on areas of tension and spending so much of my time with Sir Matt Johnson you can imagine I have a lot of those. Also I love to exercise and can get very sore muscles after training. The whole experience was wonderful; she really focused on my tight spots and identified all of the parts of my body that needed the most work. I’m normally really picky about massages but this was up there with one of the best and that night, well I slept like a baby.

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After a quick spin in the Sauna, some delicious tasting nuts, a mint tea and a final gossip with the girls it was time to say goodbye to our inner city paradise, and as I packed away my soggy bathers and stole one more apple on my way out, sorry, I knew I’d be back…this gem of a day spa right in the middle of central London…a girl needs at least one treat day a week right?

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Last Saturday I also got up bright and early and hit the cobbles of Somerset House for the M&S Autumn/Winter fashion show. It was lovely to catch up with my gorgeous mates, Radio One DJ Alice Levine, Made In Chelsea’s Rosie Fortesque and my Irish sister Amanda Byram. We munched on mini croissants and guzzled fresh Orange juice before taking our front row seats for the show.

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M&S have really outdone themselves this season and the whole collection was jam packed with stunning pieces. My particular favourites being this faux fur coat and the polka dot red dress that I got to wear. I know where I’m heading for my winter wardrobe this year! Bravo M&S!

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Bag and Dress – M&S
Shoes – Dune

Have a lovely week!

Love Matt and Zoe xx

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