Health & Beauty event returns

Get ready to be pampered at Spa in the City

Spa in the CityEdinburgh’s biggest free health and beauty festival, Spa in the City, returns next month, offering residents and visitors an opportunity to indulge in a spot of pampering.

St Andrew Square Garden will be transformed into an oasis of new trends and treatments, must-have products and advice from experts giving tips and advice.

Now in its ninth year, the boutique event on 2 and 3 July will include ‘Yoga in the Gardens Sessions’ hosted by instructors from the fitness brand Lululemon.

Other additions include mindful meditation classes and the East India Company’s tea and chocolate tastings.

Once again the festival will showcase its Health & Beauty Heroes Marquee with this year’s highlight being an exclusive makeup demo from Scottish social media sensation Jamie Genevieve.

She will also be joining a panel of top industry experts from flagship brands such as Toni & Guy & Lauren Gollan Make-up Academy, who will each be sharing their insider tips on how to make it big in the beauty world.

Superfood cookery demos by The Roxburghe Hotel’s Head Chef Andy Mcrobert, Benefit Brow masterclasses and acupuncture talks with Neal’s Yard Remedies will form part of the Marquee’s offering throughout the weekend.

A number of top retailers are taking part such as Harvey NicholsJohn Lewis, Boots, Jenners, Debenhams, Toni & Guy, Neal’s Yard Remedies, The Roxburghe’s Balance Spa and Beauty, Sassoon Salon, Superdrug and Lush.

Fitness fans can also take part in an energetic 2016 Rowing Challenge, partnered with The Roxburgh Leisure Club for a chance to win a year’s gym membership whilst Molton Brown and Crabtree and Evelyn will be offering in-store shopper freebies.

Spa in the City is partnering up with Scottish Mothers Collective to run a host of activities for busy mums, along with face painters for children.

Roddy Smith, chief executive of Essential Edinburgh said: “We are delighted to once again bring together so many fantastic city centre retailers and we are confident that this year’s Spa in the City festival’s relaxed boho vibe and series of inspirational talks, treatments and tutorials will be a real hit with all that attend.”

Founder of Scottish Mothers Collective, Kimberley Ritchie commented: “The SMC is so excited to be collaborating with Spa in the City this year. As busy working mums nothing could be more appealing than a weekend of beauty pampering and well-being. Children are welcome and mums can enjoy some much needed chill time in the capital. ‎Find us on Facebook ScottishMothersCollective, Instagram@ScottishMothersCollective or Twitter @S_M_Collective for details on the event.”

Hosted by Essential Edinburgh, Spa in the City was established to in ensure the city centre excels in all aspects of leisure and to bring families and shoppers into the city centre.



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