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Shelbourne Spa Treat - 17 Nov 2012

Shelbourne Spa Treat

Midweek Revival for €120

Yes, The Spa at The Shelbourne really is open and it really is gorgeous and you really can lie and relax and look out onto St Stephen's Green. And you can really try out a great value experience for €120.00.

Try the perfect Elemis treatment duo, a sensational massage combined with a prescribed booster anti-ageing facial. Clients have a choice of two, equally as effective treatments. The unique Re-Energiser is an ‘ice-cool thermal’ massage to relieve stress, tension and ease aching muscles, while the Tranquillity offers a ‘thermal-soothing’ massage to induce a deep level of relaxation from top to toe. This treatment completes with an intensive booster anti-ageing facial, designed to smooth wrinkles and restore youthful radiance. The Elemis Face & Body Sensation is designed to cater to both male and female skins and guests can choose from:

• Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial
• Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial
• Visible Brilliance Facial
• Skin IQ+ Men’s Facial

Complete the pampering experience with a mini luxury manicure including a file, exfoliating hand scrub and paint. Stroll gorgeously down to the lobby and exit like a movie star.

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Spa Relaxation - 01 Nov 2012

Spa Relaxation

The Perfect Book for Your Spa Escape

So this is a shameless piece of near self-promotion but I know Spa Ireland readers will indulge me as I recommend to you a special book to enhance your next spa visit.

Possessed of a Past: A John Banville Reader has just been published by Picador and is edited by no less than my baby brother, Raymond Bell. Too modest to describe it himself, I share below the Amazon.com blurb and invite you to the launch at Hodges Figgis bookshop, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday 8th November at 6.30pm where both Mr B's -Banville and Bell - will be signing copies of the book.

"The material collected here is a treasure trove, a fine retrospective and a comprehensive guide to the work of Ireland's greatest living novelist, John Banville. Selections are drawn from all of his novels, up to and including 2012's Ancient Light; each piece standing alone, short-story-like, but also resonating with those around it and representing the novel from which it comes. There are radio plays, some published in print for the first time here. There is a judicious selection of his essays and reviews. Perhaps most beguiling of all are the pieces of memoir, the early work (including Banville's first-ever piece of published fiction, from 1966) and the chance to see facsimiles of the handwritten first draft of the opening section of The Infinities. Possessed of a Past is an extraordinary document of the writer's life and work across nearly fifty years of practice, simultaneously offering the perfect introduction to Banville's sublime art and manna to devoted readers."

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