The 1920s have never really gone out of style. Flapper dresses heralded a feminist freedom that relegated corsets to the closet floor. Cloche hats were a welcome alternative to their austere predecessors. And together they symbolised jazz music, Champagne, crystal chandeliers, dancing and the frivolity of Fitzgerald’s Gatsby – everything that should be included in a group spa break.
Today 1920s style is everywhere. Even this year it seems to be having more of a resurgence in interior design – a little velvet here, brass and glass there. All the indicators of glamour peppered around.
So it is fitting that this great design symbol of a new age of decadence, as well as a bygone era of elegance, should be the theme at Gleneagles unique Bob and Cloche Salon – perfect for a group spa break.
The hotel is one of the UK’s most exceptional, ranked as much for its luxury credentials and history as its famous golf course. Its spa has made a name for itself as a place of true wellbeing, as well as being a pampering retreat after a day on the course with its ESPA Life treatments under the guidance of an esteemed naturopath.
Bob and Cloche however, takes things to new heights. Sitting separately from the spa, a short walk across the grounds, it is a dedicated beauty offering at Gleneagles, and a particular favourite amongst celebrating groups of friends.
A brand new facility, it was formerly one of the hotel’s gate lodges. Now it has been transformed into an elegant beauty destination named after two style motifs of the Jazz age – the racy ‘bob’ haircut, and the close-fitting cloche hat. The various beauty rooms showcase bespoke golden framed mirrors, opulent furnishings and a striking colour palette.
Meanwhile, a stylish relaxation area has a roaring fire that makes it reminiscent of a cosy drawing room. It’s perfect for friends to unwind in between treatments on a group spa break. There is also a luxurious dressing room which adds glamour and fun to the ritual of trying on outfits and perfecting a look before dinner.
Think Hollywood starlet’s dressing room meets the cool and sophisticated intellect of Anita Loos. It’s for the glam hen party minus the L plates.
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