With the swinging music of the band and the sunshine blazing down, Edinburgh's St Andrews Square was transformed at the weekend, into an oasis of calm. It was thanks to the capital's Spa in the City- a free, beauty event run by Essential Edinburgh with the likes of the Balmoral Hotel and Hanover HealthFoods as well as beauty brands such as Cover FX and Clarins taking part.
Image via Hanover Healthfoods on Flickr
Dozens of people relaxed on the grass, children splashed in the square's fountain, a handful of white tents dotted about the park area as people milled about clutching bags of treats. In the aptly named, Relaxation Retreat tent, ladies looked chilled out thanks to experts from Jenners, Lush and the Balmoral Hotel Spa. They were offering amazing Sundari Indian Head Massages, Jessica manicures and hand and arm treatments all for free. So it's no wonder that when the registration for the event kicked off at 9.30 on Saturday morning, ladies were queuing up to get their names down. Katie McDowell, The Balmoral Hotel Spa manager said,
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