Last week I ventured a little further on my train home and headed to York to a beauty event at Crabtree & Evelyn.
I adore York not only because of the history but how lovely everything looks here. It's full of beautiful, timeless buildings down winding, medieval streets and it's as if you've stepped back in time, with the addition of a Topshop and Urban Outfitters round the corner. It's one of those places that disguises even a garish bank logo to look somewhat like a boutique store.
I'm going to be honest, I am not the most knowledgable on any of the Crabtree & Evelyn products and the only things I'd bought from here previously were gifts for men. What better way to be introduced to new beauty products than a beauty blogger event?
This particular one was based around 'Garden Celebration'; embracing lovely floral scents for Spring and nourishing hard-working gardener's hands and skin this season!
I was greeted with a glass of prosecco and an introduction to the 'Garden Celebration' theme and range of products. After a wander around the store it was clear Crabtree sell more types of hand cream than you'd ever think possible. We were offered hand massages using various 60 Second Fix for Hands sets and a lot of us spent the remaining time smelling our hands and being in awe of how soft our skin was.
Hand cream is not all they offer - they have beautiful scented ranges of everything from shampoo to body powder. It is also THE perfect place to buy beautiful gift sets for any occasion; there's definitely a range for everybody.
I love the whole atmosphere of the store itself. With the floral theme throughout, it resembled the feel of typical English rose gardens and a hint of Cath Kidston. Just look how lovely the packaging for the Summer Hill range is, I was genuinely tempted to buy the powder just to keep on my dressing table and look at!
Something that makes Crabtree a unique shopping experience is they actually also sell food and tea, which you can have a cup of whilst you wander around the shop! They have a huge range of speciality teas and biscuits to dunk, along with mints and sweets and whatever else that managed to get past me whilst I had my face in a plate of scones.
The staff were all lovely and so knowledgable when it came to every product. I'd like to thank Jamie and the Crabtree & Evelyn York team for hosting such a great event. It was super informal which is fab, people could drop in and out as they pleased or stay until closing time drinking tea to their heart's content (as many of us did!)
Next time you're in York, pop by and have a chat and a brew and browse their range of products.
I'll leave you with my parting image of York at dusk, how lovely. I also apologise for the lack of 'proper camera' photos, I forgot and made do with my nokia.