Cornwall With REN

Visiting: Cornwall. I spent Monday night in Cornwall with REN Skincare looking at their forthcoming Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium skin care range. Apart from a very flying visit to the Eden Project over a decade ago, somehow, I’ve never been to Cornwall.

The Scarlet Hotel

Despite a very bumpy flight (*screams*) due to high winds, and several downpours, it was such a lovely time: we all took a class at the Rick Stein Cookery school and cooked our own dinner.

Rick Stein Cookery

When I’ve got proper samples to photograph, I’ll do a review of the products, but in short for now, they’re all about renewing and revitalizing. I did manage to have a quick bath in using the Kelp & Micro Algae Anti-Fatigue Bath Oil, the Kelp & Magnesium Salt Exfoliating Body Balm (top tip – amazing.. buy this one first!) and the Body Cream. The scent is beautiful – a rush of clean minerals and sea breeze.

The Scarlet Hotel

We stayed at the Scarlet Hotel, an eco-hotel (no kids allowed!) – in the main picture at the top is their outdoor ‘natural’ pool. I like a swim, but it’s unheated and so, no. Not on a rainy day in March! It’s absolutely beautiful – peaceful and calm with stunning sea views and healthy food that’s also delicious. You can find out more about it HERE.

Honey & Smoke

Eating At: Honey & Smoke. Sorry, this picture is a little blurry, but I posted in Wednesday Diary a few weeks ago that I’d got the Honey & Co Cookbook for my birthday, so I was very pleased to finally go to one of the Honey & Co restaurants, Honey & Smoke. Basically, if you can make a pile of cauliflower divine (above) by bathing it in mango sauce then you’re winning at life – the food is Middle Eastern and it while the menu is quite strongly vegetable based, there is fish and meat if you want it. Sittings are quite short so don’t expect spend the entire evening there – we were booted out at 9 to make way for the next guests, but it was easily worth it for the complete deliciousness!  You can find Honey & Smoke HERE.

BBC iPlayer Drug Trial

Watching: The Drug Trial: Emergency At The Hospital. Seriously, what an eye-opener! You might remember the ‘drug trial that went wrong’ in the news a few years ago: this is a breakdown of exactly what happened to eight fit and healthy men who trialled a leukaemia treatment. Without wanting to give away everything that happened, it’s very lucky that the research centre was attached to a hospital (they aren’t usually) because six of the men ended up literally fighting for their lives. It’s an hour’s watch that passes in a flash and opens up behind the scenes of drugs trials which is something I didn’t really know anything about. Find it on iPlayer.

#Trip Expenses met by REN.



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