Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just because a lady in your life deserves something special, our resident tastemakers have compiled, frankly, the most extraordinary luxury gift experiences for her around. Take a peek below for inspiration.
For the Gin Lover
The gin and tonic might just be the quintessential British drink. Why not discover the intricacies of the spirit with a gin tasting experience at the regal Rib Room Bar and Restaurant?
During the tasting session three of the finest gins, each distinct from one another, are tried. Guided by the expert bar manager, the lady in your life will learn about tasting notes and origins, before having her very own bespoke gin cocktail created. This will be paired with a matching bar snack from the kitchen. It’s fair to say her view on gin will never quite be the same again.
Oxford has long been regarded as Britain at her regal best. Its world-class university, august buildings and centuries of history promise plenty to discover. Skip the tourist scene with a private walking tour guided by one of the town’s foremost experts, followed by that quintessential British pastime of afternoon tea. The tour can be tailor made to your interests – be it historical, cultural or culinary.
There aren’t many pairings in the world that can rival that of the oyster and champagne. Though I’m prepared to admit Torvill and Dean run it very close. This is a luxury gift experience for her which will tantalise the taste buds. Six rock oysters are accompanied by a glass of vintage champagne in the setting of one of acclaimed seafood chef Mark Hix’s restaurants.
Drinks at Sea
The sea can evoke strong feelings, our history shaped by the waters which surround us. On this experience, she’ll set sail from Lymington, finding herself aboard the very latest Jeanneau yacht. With the full compliment of cast and crew, she’ll head out on the magnificent Solent.
With a bottle of the finest champagne to enjoy, she may wish to take the opportunity afforded by the skipper to steer the boat before indulging in bubbly. Anchored off the coast of the Isle of Wight you will be served a freshly cooked, handmade two course lunch, while the skipper will point out all the finest sights – such as the famous Needles.
Time to Unwind
A chance to retreat to the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape and experience a massage that will slowly ease away all the stresses of modern life. Signature blended oils are used to revive and refresh the body, while a spot of grub at the in-house, highly rated Met Bar will provide the perfect complement.