When is hotel not a hotel? When it’s a private house hotel of course!
This new concept in accommodation is perfect for a hen party because you can take over the whole building an enjoy an exclusive stay.
Last week I lucky enough to enjoy a stay at the new private house hotel in Stratford upon Avon, Arden House Hotel. This beautiful boutique hotel is the little sister of the nearby Arden Hotel, but there is nothing inferior about this amazing place.
Billing itself as a home from home, the idea is that you can treat the place as your own abode, even if you have only booked a room and haven’t taken every bedroom. You can help yourself to free afternoon tea, free gin o clock and a night cap. The hosts will happily serve you in the lounge or dining room, or you can take anything up to your room. Breakfast is included (avocado and poached eggs on rye bread, wow)
I have to say I love the whole idea. It’s small so you don’t feel like just another number and it was super relaxing, not to mention beautifully decorated. There’s no restaurant but in the middle of Stratford who needs one?
Take a look at our video to see why we loved it so much.
The wedding dress is not the only important outfit at a wedding, the groom’s clothing should be just as special.
But as Louise from English Gentleman found out when planning her wedding, boys don’t always get the same treatment as the girls.
“Traditionally grooms and their groomsmen have worn morning suits on their wedding day and it’s still a tradition that many follow today. But what if you fancy a little something different?
“My groom tried on a hired morning suit and it just wasn’t for him. He didn’t do the little skip and a hop I did when I finally found “the dress”. That made me feel a little sad for him, everyone should feel special on their big day. It made me appreciate that things have moved on and if you want to express style and fashion as a groom today, you can. The right suit was easy to find but we really struggled to find the right accessories and settled for an average tie. Five years later I decided it was my calling in life to make sure grooms look dapper and the English Gentleman was born.
“Bow ties were first worn back as early as the 17th century. In recent years, they have made a major comeback along more traditional men’s accessories such as braces, cravats and pockets. Here at English Gentleman we aim to provide our customers all of these accessories to showcase their individual style.”