Wednesday, 21 February 2018


If you're a regular reader of then you will be aware that I've sorta dibbed 2018 as my year to smash it. Soz hunz, I've claimed it... It's definitely going to be my year starting this February (bare shiz went down in January so we're just gonna write that one off).

If you read my post on my 2018 goals then you would've seen that I want to treat myself to more me-time this year. I spend a lot of my time creating content for other bloggers which I obviously love doing but, the majority of my spare time is spent being completely focused on other people. I actually don't really have a problem with this because I love doing it, it's something I find fulfilling, challenging and I wouldn't change it for the world. However, I'm a hard working gal and I think I kinda hit a creative wall.

I became exhausted, uninspired and even though I had 1000s of images to showcase on my insta, I had nothing for my own socials which was I N F U R I A T I N G.  This was when I realised I hadn't been focusing on the most important thing in my life... and that's me!

After such a stressful January, I found myself feeling completely deflated and run down and I wasn't entirely sure how I was going to shake the stress away. But behold... incomes the email I've been waiting for (kinda waiting for as I didn't know it was coming), I had been invited along to a relaxing day at the Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf in Canary Wharf. Initially, I was close to tears that someone was nice enough to think of me when they were given the chance to treat someone else, but I was also heavily gassed that I was about to have the most relaxing day of my life. 

Before we even start this review, I have to tell you all about the stunning view that sits across from the Radisson. It's opposite the O2 Arena and the sun just shone through every window that the hotel had. There's nothing more perfect than a stunning view to go alongside a day at the spa!

Right, where were we? We started the day off with some Yoga by the wonderful Alec from, it was something I've never tried before but it was definitely something I would consider doing again. I used to be a ballet dancer and I also used to do a lot of gymnastics when I was younger, I'm a pretty flexi gal so it did work in my favour for the yoga class but, I realised that I've picked up a few nasty habits within my posture that I desperately need to fix. I mean, why wouldn't you want to do a bit of yoga every day when you have a view like that aye?

After an hour-long yoga session, I was left feeling relaxed, energised but also very hungry! The Radisson had prepared the most beautiful spread of sandwiches and cakes, it was literally the afternoon teas... of all afternoon teas. There were at least 5 different stands of delicious treats to snack on and each one was specifically made for a different dietary requirement. How good is that? A lot of my friends have dietary requirements like being gluten-free, lactose-free or by being vegetarian so it's nice to see an establishment such as the Radisson being able to cater to all of my gals. 

I think I slightly over-did it on the food front because my stomach literally tripled in size and I had floated into a food coma. The funny thing was, I didn't actually care that I looked 5 months pregnant with my food baby, I was too relaxed and too comfortable in the Radisson to give a damn about how I looked. This is what loving yourself is about, it's about having a good time and treating yourself with the people you love... and in our case, with some new found friends. 

After the cakes, the jam covered scones and the many giggles, it was time for us all to part ways and to receive a little taster treatment that the award-winning East River Spa had to offer. I always opt for a back massage as I have a lot of tension in my upper back, it's definitely down to sitting at my laptop editing and being out and about photographing bloggers. I'm not complaining because I love my job but the ache and pains in my back are becoming unbearable! 

This is the part of the day that I can't quite remember... I actually think I fell asleep whilst having my back massage and I mean, if that doesn't shout to the world that it was one of the most relaxing massages ever then I don't know what does! 

The East River Spa uses a large variety of Espa products and I'm not too sure on what she actually used on me but what I can say is, the smell was beyond beautiful. It had a hint of lavender to it, which is probably why I fell asleep right in the middle of it but I ain't complaining. The spa truly seemed to care about my needs in terms of the back massage, they wanted to know my stress levels and the pressure I would prefer (I like it painful lol) and they mainly focused on my shoulders as they understood that's where most of the tension resides. 

After my little nap, I made my way to the relaxation room where I found the other girls lounging around on the heated tiled beds (hella boujie right?). It truly was the perfect ending to the most perfect day, I must have laid there for about half an hour admiring the view and just thinking about how blessed I was to be invited along to something like this. It actually made me realise that I need to spend more time looking after myself, which is something I think I do quite often but now I know it's not often enough. Obviously, I can't splash out on spa days all the time but, just from laying down and having a bit of me time, I was able to relax and forget the stresses that I had going on at home. 

There are lots of ways for you to self-love and to treat yourself, whether that be by running yourself a hot bubble bath with some candles or by ordering your fave takeaway with all the side orders... there are multiple ways to give yourself that extra bit of lovin that you deserve. Looking after yourself is the first step to loving yourself and SpaSeekers made me realise that! February is obviously the month of love and even after the 14th, we're still reminded that we should be treating our loved ones but... This February, I'm being selfish and making it all about me, and you should too! 

What do you do to treat yourself? Let me know down in the comments! 



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  1. Girl I so wanna go back. What a fab day it was and I could so do with that massage again ya know. Love this post! Xxx

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  3. Great post Sare, love the yoga photos too, I wish I could have another day there asap! x

  4. Ugh yes girl, I’ve only recently tried yoga for the first time too... I have a long way to go ���� x x


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