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A perfect pamper day

Marriott Castle Wales
The beautiful Marriott Hotel - St Pierre in Chepstow

So it's been pretty much work work work lately with a stop of illness to throw everything out of the window so it was lovely to get the chance to have a date day just John and I and have a relaxing "experience day" pamper session at the beautiful St Pierre Marriott in Chepstow.

It feels like an age since we have spent any quality time with just the two of us and as soon as we got on the road and headed to this beautiful part of South Wales, I felt relaxed. The hotel was exquisite, a 14th century manor surrounded by countryside of the Wye Valley and we were instantly blown away with beauty of the place.

Laura wears - Boden tee, Next shorts, Guess watch, Carlos bag, New Look sandals, SXCU glasses

We both dressed quite casually as we wanted this day to be about comfort. Since the sun was out and I am aiming to make the most of the dwindling warmer days, I went for shorts and a Bodens tee, John went for a slightly smarter look of jeans and shirt but paired it up with some low-key YMC loafers and his Albam tote we picked up on our last trip to London

John wears - Ralph Lauren shirt, Edwin jeans, YMC loafers and Albam tote bag

After we had a stroll around the grounds, we popped over to the spa for our treatment. We had a choice of three and John went for a back, neck and shoulder massage as he has had some upper back pain for a while from being on his feet all day and I decided to go from a luxury manicure. I picked a lovely green shade and my nails and cuticles felt so amazing and smooth and the young girl doing the treatment was really friendly and approachable and the time flew by as we were having conversations about City life versus the country life.

manicured hands
I love the green shade of my manicure

 After our treatments we decided to see what else was on offer and had a little dip in the beautiful pool, followed by a steam room and jacuzzi relaxing. Due to the sensitive nature of these things we could not take photos but I can say for sure we felt very pampered.

pamper day
Everyone needs to put their feet up every now and then

A day at a spa would not be complete with a little high tea, will in our case wonderful warm scones with jam and cream followed by some very delicious coffee. The bar courtyard was a great place to unwind with views across rolling hills.

garden cafe
Relaxing in the garden
afternoon tea

All in all it was a perfect day, everything went smoothly and we felt refreshed and rejuvenated by the end and to be honest I don't think either of us wanted to leave. If your looking for something fun to do either on your own or with your other half we highly recommend Experience Days - they have tons of choice wether you want an action packed adventure or a luxury spa retreat they have it all.

Marriott Chepstow

I've linked this up with Friday Fancies and Fab Favourites

We were kindly invited by Experience Days to review their Pamper Days experience, no money has been exchanged and our reviews and words are 100% our own


  1. This looks wonderful, I would love a cream tea right now!

  2. Hi Gem

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Yes cream tea is always good, anytime of the day

    Laura x

  3. Wow looks like you had an amazing time, always such beautiful photos on your blog


  4. Hi Lizzie

    It was a great day and thank you so much for the wonderful comment

    Laura x

  5. Hi Folio

    Thanks for stopping by - it was a lovely day, thanks :)

    Laura x

  6. your outfit is so cute & love your nail color!


    1. Hi Ashlyn

      Thanks so much for stopping by and glad you like the colour, I think I went for a good choice

      Laura x

  7. Great post!!

    Thank you for linking up with Friday’s Fab Favorites!

    Lauren xx

    1. Hi Lauren

      Thanks so much for stopping by and always love your linkys

      Laura x

  8. Laura, Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog. Your photography is amazing. I want some of that coffee! It looks delicious and way better than anything you can get in the States.


    1. Hi Shelly

      Thanks so much for coming to visit my blog :)
      I have to say they do make good coffee here

      Laura x

  9. Great photos, this looks like such an amazing day and stunning venue. x

  10. Sounds like you had a lovely day. Loving the nails!

    Sally @ LifeLoving


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