Best Mother’s Day Treats
With Mother’s Day fast approaching we thought we’d put together some of the best ways to show your love to your mummy this Mothering Sunday. Sunday March 26th is the time to spoil her rotten with a special activity, meal or gift, so check out our top Isle of Wight treats.
For the ultimate treat book her in for the Liz Earle Signature Facial at the Island Wellness Spa at The West Bay Country Club. Lasting a luxurious hour and a half, this is the ultimate bespoke facial, a deep-cleansing treatment using traditional hands-on methods combined with non-invasive skincare technology such as steaming and vacuum suction and intensive massage from our expert therapists. You also get a pampering neck and shoulder massage and your choice of foot, scalp or additional shoulder massage, while the naturally active products help to revitalise your complexion. Heaven!
Or maybe she’d prefer a holistic organic massage? If so book the signature treatment at The Cabin in Ventnor. This begins with a VOYA foot cleanse and reflexology point foot massage, followed by a soothing scalp massage (with optional seaweed conditioner) and a 30 min hot stone back, neck and shoulder massage targeting sore muscles and tension using selected aromatherapy oils. The treatment finishes with an VOYA's Softly Does It moisturiser to leave skin smooth and refreshed. Ventnor is the Island’s oldest spa town having been the destination Victorians visited to take the pure sea air and enjoy the mild climate. Located right next to the sea on the Western end of Ventnor Esplanade The Cabin is carrying on this great tradition offering a wide range of organic spa and holistic treatments.
Visit Ventnor Botanic Garden on Mothering Sunday and enjoy a family yoga session before exploring the gardens. Stretch out and assume child pose among the verdant plantings or stand in tree pose and let the relaxing ambiance of one of the best gardens in Britain take away your daily stresses. With its own micro-climate, Ventnor Botanic Garden creates a sub-tropical environment allowing a plethora of wonderful exotic plants from all around the world to flourish.
For that proper Spring feeling take a walk around Mottistone Gardens. This enchanting garden is set in a sheltered valley and although well known for its formal planting, in spring it’s the wild areas around the garden that delight with daffodils and bluebells aplenty. Walk in the footsteps of the famous, as this was where Benedict Cumberbatch married in 2015 under the gaze of the 15th century Manor house.
If you really want to push the boat out and give her a Mother’s Day to remember book a family lunch at The George. With stunning views out over the Solent enjoy a three course lunch in Isla’s Conservatory for just £35 per person (childrens' menu at £17.50) including a glass of ‘sparkle’ for all mothers! This bright and modern brassiere is the perfect place to relax and little ones can enjoy themselves too down on the private beach watching the boats sail in and out of the harbour.
There’s nothing more refined than enjoying afternoon tea, with mini sandwiches and dainty cakes. Book a Royal Afternoon Tea (£23 per person) at The Royal Hotel in Ventnor this Mother’s Day and enjoy an exquisite selection of sandwiches, cakes, meringues, patisseries and freshly baked scones and cream, all prepared lovingly by their talented patisserie chef. A favourite haunt of Queen Victoria, sit back and relax in the hotels colonial-style conservatory. Make it extra special by going for the Champagne Tea (£30 per person) and get a glass of their finest champagne served alongside all the other delights.
If you’re looking for that perfect gift to show how much she means to you, buy her something beautiful and handmade at Quay Arts this Mother’s Day. Showcasing a vast array of original, Island made arts and crafts there are many products to choose from. The selection of silver jewellery by local artists is not to be missed with a wide array of styles meaning there is bound to be something she’ll love.
Known as Mothers ruin perhaps a bottle of gin wouldn’t seem like the obvious choice for a Mother’s Day gift. But we think she’ll love Isle of Wight Distillery’s Wight Mermaids Gin. Hand crafted here on the Island, this artisan product is made using only the finest fully traceable botanicals and fair trade and locally sourced ingredients. Created to reflect our laidback, Island way of life, the values at the heart of this handcrafted spirit are to be like a sip of fresh sea air to try and invoke memories of a day at the seaside. As their tagline promises, she will get to take home and keep her own ‘True Island Spirit’.
10 March 2017