For Mother’s Day this year I was contacted by one of my favourite restaurants, La Tasca, to run a very special competition with them. To enter you would simply have had to dine at La Tasca Meadowhall or Ecclesall road (that is sadly no more, as it has closed down) and one lucky winner from each venue was picked at random to win a Personalised Shopping Experience with me! I would be lying if I said organising this day was stress free, however, it was absolutely amazing in the end, and I really couldn’t imagine it going better. The two lucky winners were found at last minute due to unforeseen circumstances, and ended up being the lovely Trish and the beautiful Adele.
After trying on all the beautiful outfits and turning two women from hating mirrors to not being able to stop looking at themselves, it was time to head over to Elemis to start with the real pamper. We were all shocked to see that Elemis in Debenhams Meadowhall have their own little spa room that’s quite different to traditional, clinical feel to most spas. Instead this was a rather Luxurious room, decorated in golden browns and darker, warmer colours. It had a real cosy feeling to it, which both Adele and Trish commented on how beautiful it was. I’ve never seen happier, or more beautiful skin than when Adele and Trish left the room. They looked at peace and as if their skin had been airbrushed on. Both facials lasted around 15-30 minutes and were carried out wonderfully. With their beautifully prepared skin, we headed off to Estée Lauder for their makeovers. Below you can see during, and after their makeovers.
I decided to use this day to start off a hopefully more frequently uploaded Youtube Page, of course called, She Might Be Loved where you can see more from the day!
Here’s Trish’s thoughts on the day:
‘First I feel I should thank the lady who pulled out of this Mother’s Day treat. She’ll never know what she’s missed! We started our day in Debenhams. There’s offered us the services of Personal Shopper. I’d never used personal shopper. It was wonderful and I can recommend it especially if you’re thinking of a change in wardrobe. They have a great little area where you can discuss likes, colour choice or something completely different to your usual choice. All this while sipping coffee. After that it was like playing ‘dress up’ Georgina and the lovely Ruby had just as much fun as us. If you’ve ever complained about the mirrors in changing rooms, complain no more. Debenhams Personal Shopper changing room has to be seen. Mirrors surround you, there’s no twisting and turning to see if ‘my bum looks big in this’. With the help in choosing our dress, the answer was ‘no’ . Following dress-up we moved onto a facial. I expected to be plonked in the middle of the make-up department for a swipe over with cleanser, toner and moisturiser. We did get that but not In front of everyone. We had a fantastic relaxing treatment. A quite room as good as any in a spa. The chair/bed even has a massager. Our lovely therapist did a wonderfully relaxing facial treatment. The products felt and smelled gorgeous. I floated out and over to the Este Lauder department for a make-up. Now I’m a woman of a certain age, even so I learned a lot of hints and tips. I have to say I did look good. Note to self, Add regular trips for a proper demonstration. It’ll save a fortune knowing the right make-up for me. After all this spoiling in various departments in Debenhams, we were treated to dinner. If you’ve never had tapas La Tasca is the place to go. Authentic Spanish decor, staff that make you feel like old friends. They advised a selection of dishes. An excellent choice of food too. We cleared the plates. Which is why I had try one or two of their cocktails Thank you to all the wonderful people who gave their time, experience and gastronomic delights to us. A huge thanks to you to you, Georgina. I can’t imagine how much time and energy you put into arranging this brilliant Mothers Day Treat. Shemightbeloved and then some’