Make it a Christmas to remember

Written by High Life North
Published 02.11.2021

Raithwaite Sandsend

Between the sea and the Yorkshire moors lies this gorgeous Victorian estate – with stylish suites, a home-grown restaurant, indulgent spa treatments and a whole host of adventures just waiting to be enjoyed.

Dog friendly, located on Sandsend Beach, filled with little luxuries and treats, you’ll be able to enjoy a proper retreat at Raithwaite Sandsend.

Buy a voucher to treat yourself or a loved one to something to look forward to in 2022.

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Quay Aesthetics

Quay Aesthetics are based in Whitley Bay, and work hard to make you look and feel like the best version of yourself with their wide range of luxury procedures. The team use a tailored approach to both aesthetics and skin care, stocking a range of professional skin care brands, as well as taking time with you to find the best options for you.  

They have some gorgeous treatments to guarantee glowing skin this winter, including Profhilo and Deluxe Dermaplaning. 

They also offer Botox, dermal fillers, Profhilo, semi permanent make up, IV drips and booster injections, PRP ‘Vampire Facial’, fat dissolving injections and plasma blast, as well as Dermalogica facials and skin care.  

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The Million Dollar Facial by DANU Studios

The Million Dollar Facial is one of the most talked about treatments, because you will honestly leave feeling a million dollars.  

The treatment consists of a deep cleanse of the skin to make sure the skin is fully clean and prepped for the next step. We then move on to Dermaplaning, this is a small scalpel that is glided across the face removing all dead skin and vellus hair. Fear not though ladies this hair will not grow back any darker or thicker on the face.  This actually makes the skin 80 per cent more absorbent, mean you will actually see way better results from home care products also.  

Next we move on to microneedling also known as collages induction therapy. This procedure tricks the skin in to thinking that it’s damaged and the skin automatically starts to reproduce extra collagen and elastin. This is fantastic for fine lines & wrinkles, acne scaring, pigmentation and giving overall radiance to the skin.  

The best part is you are actually still seeing the results 6 weeks after the treatment!  

A hyaluronic acid mask is then applied to the skin where you can switch off and relax in the warm, heated cosy bed, whilst listening to the relaxing music and the smell of aromatherapy candles. It really is a must to get the skin looking the best it’s ever been over the festive period but also allowing you a little bit of self care in between the hectic Christmas shopping. We all need a bit of love and self care don’t we. 

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Handmade by LollaMac – Stacking Ring Making Workshop

Enjoy a hands-on workshop, and come away with your own set of sterling silver stacking rings! In this ring making workshop you will produce one brass or copper, and two sterling silver stacking rings. Under guidance, you will work through the different processes from measuring and cutting your silver, through forming, soldering and texturing, to cleaning up and polishing your finished rings.

All materials, tools and refreshments are provided. Approximately one week prior to your workshop you will be provided with joining instructions and detailed procedures which have been put in place to ensure the workshops are COVID secure. It is also recommended that you bring your own apron to protect your clothes. Despite all of this, the main aim of the workshop is to have fun making your own jewellery!

Vouchers are valid for 1 year.

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Coquet Cottages

140 luxury holiday homes across the best coast and countryside locations in Northumberland.

Discover the ultimate collection of unique, luxury holiday homes in Northumberland with Coquet Cottages. From the historic village of Warkworth to beautiful Bamburgh, their portfolio of over 140 gorgeous properties offers the ultimate holiday home to suit all needs.

All of the properties have been awarded 4 star or 5 star from Visit England, and their high standards combined with a personal concierge service makes Coquet Cottages the best choice for your next escape.

Treat yourself or someone special to a Northumberland escape with a Coquet Cottages gift voucher. It’s the ultimate gift for that person who has everything, or simply likes holidaying in the North East.

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Helen Marsden Aesthetics

Dr Helen Marsden studied medicine in London and worked as a GP for more than 15 years before specialising in medical aesthetics. 

She combines her extensive medical and aesthetic training with the finest quality products and an experienced aesthetic eye. Her clients want ‘everyone to notice, but no-one to know’ what treatments they’ve had. Subtle rejuvenation and restoration is an art form – and it’s work that she absolutely loves. 

Helen provides the full range of injectable aesthetics procedures (dermal filler, wrinkle relaxation and profhilo), as well as WOW fusion (microneedling and mesotherapy combined) and chemical peels. In addition, she offers fabulous skincare with lots of solutions for problematic skin such as pigmentation, acne, redness and ageing.

She is also trained to treat conditions such as chronic migraine, excessive sweating and teeth grinding, as well as injections to treat thread veins in the legs. Such treatments can be life-changing and often so hard for patients to access through the NHS. 

This Christmas, Helen has a new in-clinic treatment, which lasts 60mins and includes a WOW micro-needling treatment. £250 and also includes 2 free at home treatment packs worth £72 (contact us to book). 

Or alternatively, give the gift of wellness to a loved one with gift vouchers from £50.00.

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The Corbridge Larder – Personal Shopping Experience

Did you know that The Corbridge Larder offers personal shopping evenings, where you and your friends can have the shop to yourselves?

Enjoy a glass of fizz while shopping the shelves which are full of brilliant local producers and unique finds.

Not only that, but it’s the only place you can pick up a bottle of Corbridge Gin, with botanicals picked from owner Jen’s personal garden.

Get in touch and ask for Jen to organise.

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