December 19 2011
When buying a gift for that person who apparently has everything, how can one possibly indulge the already over-indulged? Cowshed’s Spoilt Cow room candle answers that question on a number of levels. Not only is it limited edition (exactly what’s needed in such gift-giving situations), but it also offers an experience beyond its obvious therapeutic qualities.
Made by Cowshed, the self-confessed spa for the “unashamedly high maintenance”, this indulgent candle is infused with precious essential oils with a floral and woody blend of rose absolute, frankincense, Indonesian sandalwood and French linden blossom, which promises to create a mood of extravagance.
And in more ways than one, as it happens, because tucked inside the box is a personal invitation for one night’s stay at Babington House (second picture). Babington is home to the original Cowshed Spa and part of the luxurious members-only Soho House Group. Situated in 18 acres of Somerset grounds, with indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a cinema and several dining facilities, including The House Kitchen and Orangery, it is a genuine country-house experience and only two hours from London.
It seems like a perfect post-Christmas getaway for those whose festive excesses have left them feeling a touch too bovine and beefy.