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New Year, New Me? When it’s Time for a Fresh Look, Visit Rathbone Square!

The whole New Year resolutions thing can be like a flash in the pan for most of us. But even if you haven’t managed to stick to all those plans you made on 31st December over that bottle of bubbly, there’s no reason why you can’t set yourself a few goals for the year ahead, maybe more like a 2023 bucket list? Whether it’s a fresh look or trying new foods, if you make it fun, then you’re more likely to stick to it, so you can pat yourself on the back for all you’ve achieved come the end of the year.

Here are just a few ways the retailers at Rathbone Square in West London can give you a helping hand with your New Year bucket list…

Get an instant fresh look with a total style makeover

Nothing screams ‘New Year, New Me’ louder than a style makeover. And if you’re into fashion with an outlandish edge, then you’re going to love browsing the rails at Lab Store London.

Flamboyant is a good word to describe what you’ll discover at this high end fashion boutique, where taking it ‘out-there’ is the name of the game courtesy of experimental, unorthodox collections by avant-garde designers. If you’ve been harbouring an inner desire to really make a statement through fashion for a while now, Lab Store London is your chance to get that fresh look nailed for 2023.

Treat yourself to a New Year makeover

A fresh look doesn’t necessarily have to mean a total makeover. It could be a subtle change, so people notice something different about you. Maybe something that makes you feel great about yourself, a bit of pampering perhaps?

The good news is that at Rathbone Square, both guys and girls get to treat themselves thanks to a fabulous line up of beauty and hair salons.

For the gents, Adam Grooming offers a luxury grooming experience from a highly skilled team. From indulgent hot towels and balm to a scalp massage and wet shave, you’ll feel like a completely new man by the time you leave. Go for a new style, or simply sit back and let the team make you feel a million dollars. You’ll even get to enjoy a complimentary beverage during the whole experience. Priceless!

And for the ladies? Well first on the trail of that fresh look for the New Year there’s Rawr, the one-stop shop for all your beauty needs. From meticulous manicures to pristine pedicures, refreshing blowdrys and a whole array of dazzling treatments such as brow lamination and ‘envy-inducing’ eyelash extensions, you are certain to feel just as good as you look.

Next we have Vixen & Blush, Rathbone Square’s very own natural hair salon. London wide you’ll be hard pushed to come across a team as committed to quality hair extensions than the one here. Renowned throughout the industry as leading experts in hair extensions, and regularly featured in the media, Vixen & Blush specialises in creating customised extensions using only the finest hair. The team is made up of highly qualified hairdressers, each with a minimum of ten years’ London salon experience. So, if you’ve always fancied swooshing a head full of luscious locks, why not make 2023 the year you make it happen and nail that fresh look in style?

A new colour is always a great way to reinvent yourself. At Samantha Cusick London, you’ll find all you need to do just that. At this independent hair salon, London ladies get to experience the very best in colouring and balayage, the latest highlighting technique. Instead of using traditional foils, your Samantha Cusick colourist will hand-paint colour straight onto your hair for a more naturally blended, sun-kissed colour.

Switch to healthy snacks and drinks

There’s a lot to be said for feeling great on the inside as well as the outside, and a few simple switches could help you on your way.

At Joe and the Juice you’ll find an enticing menu of healthy juices and refreshing iced drinks that will whip your taste buds into a frenzy. From Joe’s Green Mile - an apple, avocado, broccoli, ice, lemon and spinach comb - to the Herb Tonic, a blend of apple, ginger, ice, pepper, pineapple, red bell pepper and turmeric, there is something special waiting for you here. Salads, paninis, teas and coffees also feature on the menu.

And then there’s White Pine. This is Rathbone Square’s go-to place to go for cruelty-free food and drink. Enjoy health-boosting iced drinks, nutritious smoothies, protein shakes, organic coffees and speciality teas, plus all sorts of fresh vegetarian and vegan food from local suppliers. There’s even a Nordic homeware collection, so you get to refresh your home for the New Year, as well as yourself! Sustainability is the core value here at White Pine, where they operate a strictly plastic-free kitchen and use only fully recyclable plant-based packaging.

Try a new cuisine

If you enjoy a spot of fine dining and love to embrace worldwide cuisines, chances are you’ll have tried all the old favourites, from French to Italian, and from Spanish to Asian. So why not make 2023 the year you try something off the beaten track?

Few people can say they’ve sampled Sicilian food, which is a real shame, because it has so much to offer! It has quite a history too, as well as a range of enticing influences, from Greek to Arabic and Spanish. Once you’ve got to know your antipasti from your secondi and dolci, you’ll be well on your way to discovering the wonderful variety of this cuisine. And there are a fair few Sicilian tipples to savour too!

Tempted? Treat yourself and book a table at Circolo Popolare, Rathbone Square’s very own resident Sicilian restaurant. As well as a spectacular menu of memorable dishes, you’ll also be wowed by its striking décor. This is one of those experiences you’ll remember for the rest of the year, so be sure to make it a feature of your 2023 bucket list.

Nail that fresh look and get that New Year bucket list underway at Rathbone Square!

Rathbone Square is a hidden green oasis of calm and tranquillity just off Oxford Street. It’s a place to get away from the bustle of city life, yet teeming with all sorts of places that are just waiting to welcome you and help you nail that fresh look and new you for 2023. See you there!

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