DIY Natural Skincare Recipes

Your skin is taking a beating this Winter and you’re feeling cooped-up inside with cabin fever… We have something not only to take your mind off your cabin fever but also for your winter-skin woes. Try out these easy DIY natural skincare recipes.

If you find yourself really enjoying the creation of these skincare potions, don’t forget, packaged nicely, they’re great gift ideas too. ENJOY!

DIY ALOE AVOCADO FACE WASH Directions: Add 1.5 ounces aloe vera gel to the bottle. Add ½ ounces avocado oil. Add 4 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii) Close the bottle and shake gently. To use this soap-free face wash, get your skin damp with warm water, the way you would normally do when washing your face. Put a little of the face wash on a cotton round and use it just like soap—spreading it all over your face in gentle massaging motions. Then rinse with warm water. Shelf life is about a month.

DIY ALOE AVOCADO FACE WASH
Directions:
Add 1.5 ounces aloe vera gel to the bottle.
Add ½ ounces avocado oil.
Add 4 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
Close the bottle and shake gently.
To use this soap-free face wash, get your skin damp with warm water, the way you would normally do when washing your face. Put a little of the face wash on a cotton round and use it just like soap—spreading it all over your face in gentle massaging motions. Then rinse with warm water. Shelf life is about a month.

 

DIY HONEY FACE MASK Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of Raw Honey The mask is beneficial with just using pure honey, but you can add other ingredients to your liking. Some people like to mix in the following ingredients: avocado, aloe, lemon juice, egg white, olive oil, coconut oil, or yogurt. I’ve added lemon juice before and it can help to brighten skin because lemon is a skin lightener. Directions: 1. Apply to skin and leave on for 10 to 15 min. Some prefer to leave it on longer, up to an hour. 2. To remove the honey face mask, apply a little coconut oil on top and massage it in. This will help the honey to come off easier and aid in moisturizing. Then rinse

DIY HONEY FACE MASK
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon of Raw Honey
The mask is beneficial with just using pure honey, but you can add other ingredients to your liking. Some people like to mix in the following ingredients: avocado, aloe, lemon juice, egg white, olive oil, coconut oil, or yogurt. I’ve added lemon juice before and it can help to brighten skin because lemon is a skin lightener.
Directions:
1. Apply to skin and leave on for 10 to 15 min. Some prefer to leave it on longer, up to an hour.
2. To remove the honey face mask, apply a little coconut oil on top and massage it in. This will help the honey to come off easier and aid in moisturizing. Then rinse

 

DIY WATERMELON FACE MASK Ingredients: For softer skin: 2 tablespoons yogurt  1 teaspoon watermelon juice For aging skin: 2 tablespoons mashed avocado* 1 teaspoon watermelon juice *the avocado helps plump up your skin, as well as protecting it and providing deep moisture for thinner, more delicate skin Directions: To make the watermelon juice, simply press a spoon into the watermelon flesh until the juice is released. For softer skin: Mix the yogurt and watermelon juice together until fully blended and pink.  Apply to your face and neck and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing. For aging skin: Mix the mashed avocado and watermelon juice together until fully blended and smooth.  Apply to your face and neck and leave for 20 minutes before  rinsing.

DIY WATERMELON FACE MASK
Ingredients:
For softer skin:
2 tablespoons yogurt
1 teaspoon watermelon juice
For aging skin:
2 tablespoons mashed avocado*
1 teaspoon watermelon juice
*the avocado helps plump up your skin, as well as protecting it and providing deep moisture for thinner, more delicate skin
Directions:
To make the watermelon juice, simply press a spoon into the watermelon flesh until the juice is released.
For softer skin: Mix the yogurt and watermelon juice together until fully blended and pink. Apply to your face and neck and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing.
For aging skin: Mix the mashed avocado and watermelon juice together until fully blended and smooth. Apply to your face and neck and leave for 20 minutes before
rinsing.

DIY LEMON BODY SCRUB Ingredients: 1 Cup Epson Salt ½ Cup Organic Coconut Oil 10 drops therapeutic-grade lemon essential oil Directions: Begin by mixing the salt and oil in a glass mixing bowl Once mixed add the lemon essential oil and stir gently Spoon the mixture into mason jars Use in the shower, do not use on your face.

DIY LEMON BODY SCRUB
Ingredients:
1 Cup Epson Salt
½ Cup Organic Coconut Oil
10 drops therapeutic-grade lemon essential oil
Directions:
Begin by mixing the salt and oil in a glass mixing bowl
Once mixed add the lemon essential oil and stir gently
Spoon the mixture into mason jars
Use in the shower, do not use on your face.

 

DIY MINT AND LIME SUGAR BODY SCRUB Ingredients:  Mint leaves, Sugar, Olive Oil, Lime Directions: Wash and blend a handful of mint leaves along with a small amount of lime juice. Taking another container, add sugar and olive oil. Mix together. Add the blended mint leaves and top off with some lime zest. Apply to your legs and feet for an exfoliating, yet moisturizing scrub! Measurements will vary according to the type of scrub you want. If you want a more liquid, moisturizing scrub, use more olive oil. If you want your scrub to be more exfoliating, use more sugar.

DIY MINT AND LIME SUGAR BODY SCRUB
Ingredients:
Mint leaves, Sugar, Olive Oil, Lime
Directions:
Wash and blend a handful of mint leaves along with a small amount of lime juice.
Taking another container, add sugar and olive oil. Mix together.
Add the blended mint leaves and top off with some lime zest.
Apply to your legs and feet for an exfoliating, yet moisturizing scrub!
Measurements will vary according to the type of scrub you want. If you want a more liquid, moisturizing scrub, use more olive oil. If you want your scrub to be more exfoliating, use more sugar.

 

DIY WHIPPED COCONUT GREEN TEA MOISTURIZER Ingredients: 1 Cup Coconut Oil 2 Tablespoons Loose Green Tea Leaves Directions: Use a double boiler on medium heat to melt the coconut oil Stir in the green tea Cover and simmer on lowest heat for 1 hour Strain tea from oil with cheesecloth Let cool until almost solid Then whip until creamy, 3-5 Minutes Put in container, store in cool place

DIY WHIPPED COCONUT GREEN TEA MOISTURIZER
Ingredients:
1 Cup Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Loose Green Tea Leaves
Directions:
Use a double boiler on medium heat to melt the coconut oil
Stir in the green tea
Cover and simmer on lowest heat for 1 hour
Strain tea from oil with cheesecloth
Let cool until almost solid
Then whip until creamy, 3-5 Minutes
Put in container, store in cool place

 

DIY HYDRATING VANILLA ORANGE BODY BUTTER Ingredients: 3/4 cup coconut oil 3/4 cup shea butter 1 tbsp jojoba oil  1 tbsp vitamin E oil 10 drops of lavender essential oil  20 drops of orange essential oil 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Put the coconut oil and shea butter in the bowl. Mix with the hand mixer, starting on low speed until everything is incorporated. Then turn the mixer up to high speed and whip the coconut oil and shea butter until they’re a light and fluffy whipped mixture. Add in the jojoba, vitamin E, essential oils and vanilla. Whip again with the mixer until just incorporated. Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place.

DIY HYDRATING VANILLA ORANGE BODY BUTTER
Ingredients:
3/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup shea butter
1 tbsp jojoba oil
1 tbsp vitamin E oil
10 drops of lavender essential oil
20 drops of orange essential oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions:
Put the coconut oil and shea butter in the bowl. Mix with the hand mixer, starting on low speed until everything is incorporated. Then turn the mixer up to high speed and whip the coconut oil and shea butter until they’re a light and fluffy whipped mixture.
Add in the jojoba, vitamin E, essential oils and vanilla. Whip again with the mixer until just incorporated.
Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place.

Colorful Garden Trends

Spring has finally sprung!  Beautiful and colorful ideas for your garden, enjoy.

Apple Slice Dianthus - Perennial Light pink deepening to red—that special color makes this fragrant dianthus a splendid addition to Proven Winner’s FRUIT PUNCH line. Plant ‘Apple Slice’ in full sun and expect some butterflies to visit. USDA zones: 4-9

Apple Slice Dianthus – Perennial
Light pink deepening to red—that special color makes this fragrant dianthus a splendid addition to Proven Winner’s FRUIT PUNCH line. Plant ‘Apple Slice’ in full sun and expect some butterflies to visit. USDA zones: 4-9

Autumn Sunburst Azalea - Perennial Known for breeding azaleas that bloom through spring, summer, and fall, Encore released this dwarf azalea with white-ruffled coral pink blooms in fall 2012, but now is the time to settle it into your landscape. USDA zones: 6-9

Autumn Sunburst Azalea – Perennial
Known for breeding azaleas that bloom through spring, summer, and fall, Encore released this dwarf azalea with white-ruffled coral pink blooms in fall 2012, but now is the time to settle it into your landscape. USDA zones: 6-9

Ballerina Ruffles Helleborus - Perennial There’s no better way to welcome spring than with this double-flowered and rosy pink hellebore, of the WINTER THRILLERS collection. Settle it in moist woodland areas and watch it spread. USDA zones: 6-9

Ballerina Ruffles Helleborus – Perennial
There’s no better way to welcome spring than with this double-flowered and rosy pink hellebore, of the WINTER THRILLERS collection. Settle it in moist woodland areas and watch it spread. USDA zones: 6-9

Blue Eyed Beauty Osteospermum A stunning contrast of purple center and yellow petals distinguish this new BallFlora Plant introduction. Osteopermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty' blooms with early spring color and unlike many osteospermum, these blooms stay wide open.

Blue Eyed Beauty Osteospermum
A stunning contrast of purple center and yellow petals distinguish this new BallFlora Plant introduction. Osteopermum ‘Blue Eyed Beauty’ blooms with early spring color and unlike many osteospermum, these blooms stay wide open.

Blue Marvel Salvia Hardy in zones 4-9, 'Blue Marvel' salvia, from Darwin Perennials, is all about high-impact color and profuse blooms.

Blue Marvel Salvia
Hardy in zones 4-9, ‘Blue Marvel’ salvia, from Darwin Perennials, is all about high-impact color and profuse blooms.

Cheers Mighty Mauve Erysimum linifolium Cheers Mighty Mauve Erysimum is a vibrant, continuously blooming perennial with great heat tolerance. Along with 'Cheers Lemon Yellow' these plants perform well in zones 6-10.

Cheers Mighty Mauve Erysimum linifolium
Cheers Mighty Mauve Erysimum is a vibrant, continuously blooming perennial with great heat tolerance. Along with ‘Cheers Lemon Yellow’ these plants perform well in zones 6-10.

Dash Crimson' Dianthus  'Dash Crimson' dianthus from PanAmerican Seeds.

Dash Crimson’ Dianthus
‘Dash Crimson’ dianthus from PanAmerican Seeds.

Devi Dahlia Selecta's 'Dalaya Devi' dahlia.

Devi Dahlia
Selecta’s ‘Dalaya Devi’ dahlia.

Foxlight Ruby Glow Digitalis The 2015 introduction 'Foxlight Ruby Glow' digitalis from Darwin Perennials boasts beautiful cut flower potential and is a foxglove well suited to container gardens.

Foxlight Ruby Glow Digitalis
The 2015 introduction ‘Foxlight Ruby Glow’ digitalis from Darwin Perennials boasts beautiful cut flower potential and is a foxglove well suited to container gardens.

Gerbera Revolution Orange Gerbera 'Revolution Orange' would make a striking addition to any indoor or outdoor container with its punchy orange petals.

Gerbera Revolution Orange
Gerbera ‘Revolution Orange’ would make a striking addition to any indoor or outdoor container with its punchy orange petals.

Golden Spring Alyssum Watch your nursery shelves in 2015 for Alyssum wulfenianum 'Golden Spring' from Darwin Perennials and hardy in zones 4-9.

Golden Spring Alyssum
Watch your nursery shelves in 2015 for Alyssum wulfenianum ‘Golden Spring’ from Darwin Perennials and hardy in zones 4-9.

L.A. Dreamin Hydrangea The lush blooms of hydrangea 'L.A. Dreamin' allow myriad shades of pink and blue to coexist on the same plant, whether you adjust the alkalinity of the soil or not.

L.A. Dreamin Hydrangea
The lush blooms of hydrangea ‘L.A. Dreamin’ allow myriad shades of pink and blue to coexist on the same plant, whether you adjust the alkalinity of the soil or not.

Little Janie Gaura Lindhemeri Hardy in zones 6-10, gaura 'Little Janie' boasts delicate white and pink blossoms.

Little Janie Gaura Lindhemeri
Hardy in zones 6-10, gaura ‘Little Janie’ boasts delicate white and pink blossoms.

Marquee Box Office Bronze Coleus  Intense, rich color on 'Marquee Box Office Bronze' distinguishes this new-for-2015 coleus introduction from Burpee.

Marquee Box Office Bronze Coleus
Intense, rich color on ‘Marquee Box Office Bronze’ distinguishes this new-for-2015 coleus introduction from Burpee.

Mercury Rising Coreopsis - Perennial Wine-red flowers will delight pollinators, not to mention those who appreciate vigorous growth and disease-resistance. USDA zones: 5-9

Mercury Rising Coreopsis – Perennial
Wine-red flowers will delight pollinators, not to mention those who appreciate vigorous growth and disease-resistance. USDA zones: 5-9

Midnight Marvel Hibiscus Perennial This hibiscus’s rose-purple blooms, which appear in spring and summer, are matched in intensity only by the fiery orange that its leaves turn in fall. USDA zones: 5-8

Midnight Marvel Hibiscus Perennial
This hibiscus’s rose-purple blooms, which appear in spring and summer, are matched in intensity only by the fiery orange that its leaves turn in fall. USDA zones: 5-8

Minifamous Double Purple Calibrachoa A 2015 calibrachoa introduction from Selecta, the profuse blooms on 'Minifamous Double Purple' speak to a customer desire for lush, rose-like blooms on plants without the rose-like high-maintenance.

Minifamous Double Purple Calibrachoa
A 2015 calibrachoa introduction from Selecta, the profuse blooms on ‘Minifamous Double Purple’ speak to a customer desire for lush, rose-like blooms on plants without the rose-like high-maintenance.

New Day Rose Stripe Gazania Bold color makes gazania 'New Day Rose Stripe' a great choice for any garden.

New Day Rose Stripe Gazania
Bold color makes gazania ‘New Day Rose Stripe’ a great choice for any garden.

Pretty Lady Diana Anemone - Perennial  Blooms of Bressingham, a breeder in Japan, has introduced an unusually compact variety of anemone that looks great in borders or containers and boasts a rich pink hue. USDA zone: 5

Pretty Lady Diana Anemone – Perennial
Blooms of Bressingham, a breeder in Japan, has introduced an unusually compact variety of anemone that looks great in borders or containers and boasts a rich pink hue. USDA zone: 5

Red Shades Cannova Canna Hot color and bright blooms define the exotic 'Red Shades Cannova' canna from Ball Plants.

Red Shades Cannova Canna
Hot color and bright blooms define the exotic ‘Red Shades Cannova’ canna from Ball Plants.

Snapshot Sunset Snapdragon  Loads of varied colors define this 'Snapshot Sunset' snapdragon from PanAmerican Seeds.

Snapshot Sunset Snapdragon
Loads of varied colors define this ‘Snapshot Sunset’ snapdragon from PanAmerican Seeds.

Starship Scarlet Lobelia  Intense color distinguishes this new lobelia variety, 'Starship Scarlet', hardy in zones 6-10.

Starship Scarlet Lobelia
Intense color distinguishes this new lobelia variety, ‘Starship Scarlet’, hardy in zones 6-10.

Suncatcher Plum Blast Petunia A new trailing petunia introduction from BallFlora Plants, the 'Suncatcher Plum Blast' petunia boasts obvious intense color, is fast-growing and early-flowering.

Suncatcher Plum Blast Petunia
A new trailing petunia introduction from BallFlora Plants, the ‘Suncatcher Plum Blast’ petunia boasts obvious intense color, is fast-growing and early-flowering.

White Anouk Lavandula Stoechas Hardy in zones 6-10, this beautiful lavender, 'White Anouk', is already a hit in Europe.

White Anouk Lavandula Stoechas
Hardy in zones 6-10, this beautiful lavender, ‘White Anouk’, is already a hit in Europe.

Marsala Pantone Color of the Year 2015

How do I love thee (Marsala that is), let me count the ways!
From Wardrobe, to Accessories, to Makeup Inspirations and Home Decor…there are so many ways to surround yourself with this Strong, Confident and Elegant Color of the Year.

Marsala Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Marsala Pantone Color of the Year 2015

WARDROBE & ACCESSORY INSPIRATIONS:
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MAKEUP INSPIRATIONS:
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Romantic Getaways to Celebrate Your Love and Relationship

Romantic getaways are important for every relationship. It enables you to escape the daily grind of work, chores, errands, life’s responsibilities and stresses. It purposely creates time and space to re-charge individually and as a couple. Strengthening your bond and creating new memories, may even add a little extra spark to your love-life. Having the opportunity to give and receive undivided attention from your partner, allows you to enjoy all the reasons why you fell in love and made a commitment in the first place. There are so many romantic getaways in New England, but so little space to name them all.

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Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA, 02116
Phone: 617-267-5300 Toll-Free: 800-441-1414
http://www.fairmont.com/copley-plaza-boston/

A Romantic Weekend Escape, Fall in Love in Luxury – Enjoy a romantic weekend surrounded by luxury, first-class service and New England history at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay. Guestrooms combine the classic elegance of the past with contemporary luxury. Sip a hand crafted cocktail, sample a farm to table American menu at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen our new, American brasserie style restaurant. Explore – take a walk through historic Boston Common or along the Freedom Trail. The dedicated staff will attend to your every need, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourselves. The Fairmont Copley Plaza will create an exceptional experience and help you make a lasting memory.

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Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
Route 28 on Pleasant Bay
Chatham, MA, 02633
Phone: 508-432-5400 Toll-Free: 800-225-7125
http://www.wequassett.com/

Spectacular views, luxury accommodations and fine dining – Cape Cod’s premier romantic getaway, with four diamond luxury accommodations, acclaimed cuisine, championship golf, and pure relaxation in an idyllic waterfront setting. With whitewashed buildings and tiny clapboard cottages nestled in 27 acres of picture-perfect gardens, sun-dappled lanes, salt marshes and woodlands the resort is truly a secluded paradise.

Wequassett sits prominently atop an east-facing rise affording breathtaking views of Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Guests and flowers alike thrive in out temperate salty breezes! The landscaped splendor of the resorts’ manicured grounds harmonizes with the natural beauty of our shoreline, marshes and woodlands as unique plantings, water gardens, frog ponds and meandering brick pathways invite exploration.

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Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club
Route 20 – Lee Road
Lenox, MA, 01240
Phone: 800-272-6935
http://www.cranwell.com/

The Berkshires’ only Spa and Golf Resort – The Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club is centrally located in the scenic Berkshires Hills. High on a hilltop with breathtaking views. The combination of traditional elegance and modern comfort is the hallmark of Cranwell Resort. Choose from a total of 96 distinctive guest rooms, suites, cottages and townhouses. For rest and relaxation, enjoy the Spa at Cranwell and choose from 50 revitalizing and soothing spa services. For a more active vacation experience, take advantage of the state-of-the-art Fitness Center or 18-hole Championship Golf Course. At the end of your day, the resort offers a medley of dining experiences with three distinctive, award-winning restaurants located throughout the resort.

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Woodstock Inn & Resort
Fourteen The Green
Woodstock, VT, 05091
Phone: 802-457-1100 Toll-Free: 800-448-7900
http://www.woodstockinn.com/

The perfect romantic getaway: A full service resort in a picture perfect Vermont small town – This premier Vermont destination has been coined “the prettiest small town in America” thanks to its nostalgic main street, rural attractions and untouched panoramas. Escape the hustle and bustle and retreat to one of their luxurious rooms, energize at the fitness center, relax at the new spa, and wine and dine in their four star restaurant.

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Castle Hill Resort
Junction of Routes 103 and 131
Proctorsville, VT 05149
Phone: 802-226-7361 Toll-Free: 888-764-6836
http://www.castlehillresortvt.com/?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=bing&utm_campaign=Brand+-+Castle+Hill+-+Exact&utm_content=name+resort&utm_keyword=castle%20hill%20resort

Getaway to the wonder and romance of Vermont’s seasons – Luxury reigns supreme here at the elegant, full-service Vermont resort; the goal is to pamper and sooth. Discerning travelers will feel pampered in the 10 Castle Hill rooms which blend classic elegance with modern technology. Guests may also opt for a Resort Home which features magnificent views, elegantly appointed accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities, and are quite spacious, providing more room to relax. The Aveda Concept Spa offers soothing treatments and services. Your dining experience will be a gourmet feast for the eyes as well as the palate! French-influenced American cuisine will delight your taste buds for breakfast and dinner. Chef Alphonsus Harris focuses on using local, fresh produce and quality meats on the prix fixe, four-course dinner menu, which changes seasonally.

 

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The Spa at Norwich Inn
607 West Thames Street
Norwich, CT, 06360
Phone: 860-425-3500 Toll-Free: 800-275-4772
http://thespaatnorwichinn.com/

Escape to The Spa at Norwich Inn and re-kindle romance – Private, Serene, Elegant, Secluded… all the qualities and characteristics you look for when choosing a location for your romantic getaway. Couples have escaped to this resort and spa for decades to re-kindle, reconnect and fall in love all over again. Your escape begins in one of their elegantly appointed guest rooms. Create and further customize your stay with luxurious spa treatments, including a couples’ massage; dine in Kensington’s Restaurant for a gourmet dinner and a leisurely breakfast; or just relax in a quiet corner and enjoy the many amenities our resort has to offer.

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Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT, 06498
Phone: 860-399-5901 Toll-Free: 800-222-5901
http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com/

An ideal choice for couples seeking a waterfront romantic retreat – Located on 20 acres of beach front property overlooking Long Island Sound featuring 170 spacious guest rooms. Enjoy the perfect balance of historic ambience and contemporary amenities – all just steps away from the beach. The Water’s Edge Report offers award winning dining in the restaurant or casual fare at Sunset Bar & Grill. Work out in the Fitness Center or enjoy a massage in the elegant Spa.

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Wentworth by the Sea Marriott Hotel & Spa
588 Wentworth Road
New Castle, NH, 03854
Phone: 603-422-7322 Toll-Free: 866-240-6313
http://www.wentworth.com/new-castle-spa/

The ideal location to treat your loved one with romance and privacy – Romance is in the air from the moment guests enter Wentworth by the Sea. In any season – the flower-decked bloom of summer, the crisp afternoons of autumn, or the sparkle of winter – the hotel is a haven of traditional elegance and pristine service. After arrival, romance continues with the unveiling of the guest rooms, most of them overlooking the ocean or harbor and all of them laden with luxuries. Fine dining, strolling through the elegant public rooms, floating in the swimming pools or soaking in the co-ed whirlpool – these are pleasures couples can enjoy any time of the year. Enjoy the Couples Getaway Package which includes:

• Arrival night – wine and cheese delivered to your room
• Following morning – couples massage lesson in room
• Room service lunch with a glass of wine delivered to room
• Breakfast the day of checkout
• Gift Set including lotions and 15% off all other spa services

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Sugar Hill Inn
116 Route 117
Sugar Hill, NH, 03586
Phone: 603-823-5621 Toll-Free: 800-548-4748
http://sugarhillinn.com/

A perfect country inn getaway; romance, comfort, rejuvenation and impeccable hospitality – Nestled in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Sugar Hill Inn is a romantic getaway known for culinary adventure and warm, inviting guest rooms and cottages. You’ll be immersed in country inn ambiance, New England hospitality and all the recreation of the Franconia region. Impeccably restored, this country inn ranges from charming and cozy to sophisticated and distinctive. Imagine lounging in a tub for two, sharing a candlelight dinner or just enjoying a glass of wine on your private porch as you watch the sun set. The Dream Cottage has been featured in “Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine”. The Sugar Hill Inn has received the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA)’s Achievement of Distinction in Dining award for 2009 and 2010.

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The Cliff House Resort & Spa
Shore Road, Bald Head Cliff
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Phone: 207-361-1000
http://www.cliffhousemaine.com/

Special preferences rule and are served on this romantic getaway – The romantic getaway answers your preference for many things, the destination being first among them. You’re on the south coast of Maine on a stunning promontory with breathtaking views of the sea. A 142 year history adds intrigue and comfortable style. King beds, a gas fireplace, Adirondack chairs, a wet bar and some free Wi-Fi tend to your practical needs and keep you private and cared for at whim. You can dine formally or casually on Maine specialties at the oceanfront restaurant. Nearby is shopping and a movie theater, and for whatever may still chafe, there is the Cliff Spa with a meditation labyrinth, an indoor heated pool and infinity edge outdoor pool, and body and skin treatments inspired by the same sea you gaze upon when not distracted otherwise.

ENJOY!