Kensington Mums Back to School events for September

Local mums’ and parents’ website Kensington Mums is hosting a couple of exciting events for this month, helping you get back into the swing of things for the start of the new school year!

Kensington Mums

First up is a pampering event for all the mums out there – perfect for having a little ‘me’ time whilst the busy academic year starts up again. (Or maybe a relaxing moment after a busy summer!) Kensington Mums is proudly inviting you all to a special back to school pamper party at Salon Valentino in the heart of Kensington on Wednesday 23rd September for a blow-dry and express manicure.

Kensington Mums Pamper Party with Ruuby App

Each mum will receive two treatments (which must be booked in advance with assigned time slots) – there will also be an option to have a quick make-up look (eyes/lips) which is great for both school run mums and working mums! Kids are allowed to accompany you; drinks and nibbles will also be available for all to enjoy. All mums attending will also receive ‘Love Ruuby’ vouchers, which gives you £10 off any treatment booked over £30. Tickets for this event cost £10 and must be booked in advance – book your place today!

On Friday 25th September, there’s a first aid for babies and toddlers course provided by First Aid for Life, the the leading independent supplier of award-winning first aid training in Greater London. Mums and dads will see this as a great opportunity to pick up some first aid skills that may be life-saving in the case of an emergency.

Kensington Mums First Aid for Life

This two-hour course will be relaxed, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions throughout. Taking place at My Kid Atelier in SW6, the course costs £50 per person or £100 for couples – you can again book your spot for the course online.

More on Kensington Mums and their other upcoming events can of course be found at

Kensington Mums September Events
Back to School Pamper time with Ruuby App
9.30am – 12.30pm, Wednesday 23rd September 2015
First Aid for Life Course
7pm – 9pm, Friday 25th September 2015

Kensington Mums Pamper Evening at Liz Earle on 30th June

Join local mothers and parents network Kensington Mums for a special evening of pampering on Tuesday 30th June at the flagship Liz Earle store on Duke of York Square.


The evening will include treatments such as skin and hair consultations, hand and arm massages plus make-up tips and tricks. Mums will also be given goodie bags to take home, and there will be a wonderful selection of drinks and canapes to sip and nibble on whilst you get pampered! The store’s expert advisor team will also be giving a talk on celebrating the ‘Liz Earle 20 Year Anniversary’. The evening will be a great way to treat yourself, and also to mingle with like-minded, local mums!

Founded in 1995, the Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare range is a British beauty brand that uses naturally active botanicals to leave your skin looking healthy and radiant. All products are specially formulated to give you softer, smoother and more beautiful skin from head to toe.

Tickets cost £10 and must be booked in advance. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets can be booked online here:

Kensington Mums Pamper Evening – Summer Beauty with Liz Earle
6pm – 8pm, Tuesday 30th June 2015
Liz Earle
38-39 Duke of York Square
Sloane Square
Kings Road

Moira Wong Orthodontics opens on Kensington Church Street

A new orthodontics practice recently opened up on Kensington Church Street, offering a wide range of specialised dental treatments for both children and adults alike.

From clear ceramic brackets to invisible braces on the inside of teeth, as well as the Invisalign method, Moira Wong Orthodontics provides many treatments that help to enhance self-confidence in patients and well as improving the overall general health. For children, the clinic specialises in interceptive treatment from the age of 7 that aims to prevent and reduce the need for more complicated attention later in life. For adult patients, Moira Wong Orthodontics seeks to solve long-term problems (such as jaw problems, discomfort when eating or even headaches, neck ache and shoulder tension) caused by mis-aligned teeth.

Moira Wong Orthodontics

Treatments take place in the practice’s contemporary building which also houses a brand-new play room that’s been exclusively designed for children to play games, make friends and feel as happy and comfortable as they would do if they were at home.

The practice was founded by Dr Moira Wong, a dental graduate of the Royal London Hospital. After beginning her career as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry, she moved to Bristol Dental Hospital where she held senior house office positions. It was here that she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated development problems. Dr Wong later moved to Guy’s Hospital, gaining her master’s degree, before continuing on to the consultant programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, achieving her Fellowship in orthodontics. At the moment, fewer than 300 practitioners have this level of training in the UK, with only 5 to 10 people each year gaining the accreditation. Dr Wong prides herself on her excellent reputation for highly skilled work and her approachable, communicative manner.

Moira Wong Orthodontics

Moira Wong Orthodontics was officially opened by the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Maighread Condon-Simmonds, a few weeks ago on an evening that also saw more than £1,000 raised for local charity Borne which strives to promote research into premature birth. At the opening, the Mayor praised the new local business, especially in its scope for helping younger patients:

“We need dentists in the local area a lot, especially highly-skilled orthodontists […] Children often have to travel quite far, all the way up to the West End so it means a lot to the community when finally they have a local orthodontist to go to. I’m pleased that our children in the area from now on are in the great care of Dr Wong […] There are lots of primary and nursery schools in Kensington so this opening will certainly bring more convenience for parents living locally.”

Moira Wong Orthodontics
Caroline Greenhalgh and Professor Mark Johnson from Borne together with Dr Wong
Moira Wong Orthodontics
Dr Wong with the Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea, Maighread Condon-Simmonds

The founder of Borne, Professor Mark Johnson, also said:

“The charity strives to change the lives of mothers and babies by reducing the incidence of premature births. However, in order to do this, we need support to carry out our work and research. The funds raised in the event today mean so much to us, as it shows ongoing commitment of the local people and community. Certainly it gives us more encouragement on our journey to help prevent disability and death in childbirth and create lifelong health for mothers and babies.”

To find out more about the practice and the treatments it offers, please see

Moira Wong Orthodontics
27A Kensington Church Street
W8 4LL

Pamper yourself with the Kensington Mums events taking place in June!

Yummy mummies in the area will be looking forward to some of the exciting events local website Kensington Mums has planned for June!

First up on 11th June (6pm to 9pm), it’s time for Lingerie Lessons with Kensington Mums. With canapes and drinks provided at the evening, you will receive a personal lingerie fitting as well as the chance to take advantage of 10% off Chantelle Lingerie. Taking place at Chantelle HQ in Berners Street, W1, this will be a fun yet informative evening with lots of help for those of us who’ve struggled with ill-fitting bras (who hasn’t – right, ladies?) and would like some general lingerie advice. There are limited places available for this FREE event, so please book soon by RSVP-ing to with the subject “Chantelle”.

Kensington Mums Events in June

The following week on the 19th June (6pm – 8pm) is the Kensington Mums Pamper Evening with Cosmetech Chelsea, where you can join fellow local mums for an summer evening of pampering and fine food and drink! Kensington Mums have teamed up with Cosemetech Chelsea to offer a private skin care pamper evening – every attendee will receive a complimentary Mini Obagi Facial consultation with the beauty team, plus a complimentary skin peel or microdermabrasion treatment…and lots of other treats! A Dermadart Microneedling demonstration will also take place for you to find out more on this particular treatment. You’ll also be able to tuck into canapes and champagne, meaning it’ll be a blissful night of some refreshing pampering. Once again this event is also FREE, so do please RSVP by emailing very soon!

Kensington Mums Events in June

There’s of course plenty of other exciting and interesting Kensington Mums events taking place in June (including their next Mumthly Talk at Whole Foods Kensington on 6th June) – take a look at their Events calendar here:

And don’t forget to check out all the latest local kids’, mums’ and parents’ news in Kensington in general on!

New at home nail salon service in South Ken – introducing Gloss + Polish

Word reaches The Guide to Kensington & Chelsea of a fab new beauty service that is sure to tempt all the busy ladies that live and work in the area – an at home nail salon service!

Gloss + Polish aim to simplify and enhance the whole nail salon experience by providing more flexibility and convenience – and delivering this service direct to your door. Operating in South Kensington and areas nearby (including the main part of Kensington and parts of Knightsbridge – check out their website for the exact area they cover) this summer, Gloss + Polish’s nail technicians come to you – whether that’s at home or in your office. That means you can relax in your own surroundings whilst being pampered with a 75-minute classic manicure & pedicure – listening to your own music, reading your own latest gossip magazines or tasty novel and perhaps even indulging in your own tea and sweet treat! Of course, once your appointment is over, you can then be safe in the knowledge that your pretty nails won’t be in any danger of smudging as you’re not being turfed out the door onto the busy streets of London!

home nail salon

There’s four appointment slots available on four days of the week – 11am, 12.45pm, 7.30pm and 9.15pm on Thursdays to Sundays. (Saturday evening appointments take place slightly earlier at 5pm and 6.45pm.) Many of you will read this and immediately delight in the fact you can enjoy an evening manicure, after a hard day’s work, in the comfort of your own home! (What could be better?)

Gloss + Polish’s nail technicians are fully qualified, and have many years’ experience in working in beauty salons.

You can book your appointment online, as well as paying for it there – so no need to make a quick dash to the bank to load up on cash before a mani/pedi.

Appointments cost £50 and they are now taking bookings for slots up until 4th August. Book now to get your hands and feet looking exceedingly pretty right before the summer weather returns! (Which I am sure will be any day now!)

Check out more about Gloss + Polish on their website

Kensington Mums present a Valentine’s Day Pamper Session!

We’re pleased to bring you news that Kensington Mums already have another great event lined up for early 2013! Their Valentine’s Day Pamper Session will take place at Neal’s Yard in Kensington on Saturday 9th February 2013, and will provide a great opportunity for all local mums to take part in a couple of hours of relaxation and “me time”.

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Kensington Mums Valentine's Day Pamper Session

The session costs £12, with limited spaces available. Please email for more info and to book a space.


Spotlight on…The Baglioni Spa in Kensington

I had the pleasure of visiting the Baglioni Spa at the Baglioni Hotel recently to take a look around this little piece of tranquility and calm in an otherwise normally very bustling part of Kensington. The Hotel itself is located on Hyde Park Gate – directly opposite Kensington Gardens and close to the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial, whilst the spa is tucked away in a quiet space at the back of the hotel.

Entering the spa through some rather grand doors, to say that it’s like being transported into another world isn’t too far from the truth! The spa is just as smart and luxurious as the hotel itself, although once you pass through the front doors, it does feel like you’re completely away from the general hotel environment as well as the busy West London streets outside.

The Baglioni Spa

Open to all visitors – not just hotel guests – the Baglioni Spa is in fact part of the Stoke Park group, offering up a little bit of their magic right here in Central London.

The spa’s four treatment rooms cover a very wide range of spa and salon treatments, from massages and facials, cellulite busting treatments, sculpting and firming wraps, plus more regular salon offerings such as waxing, manicures and pedicures in the nail suite, and spray tanning. The spa also features a couples room that’s perfect for his-and-hers treatments, or great if you’d like to share a special spa day out with a friend!

The Baglioni Spa

There are a numer of facial treatments are available, with something for each skin type – whether you’re looking for a deep hydration treatment, intense nourishment or are looking for something to help with those pesky wrinkles around the eyes. In particular, the 55-minute “Breath of Fresh Air” facial – with its euphoric massage and gel mask – is the perfect treatment to combat the pollution of London. Meanwhile, the seven different massages on offer include the wonderful 95-minute Terraké Tailored Massage, which will also seek to target any specifics you may have – whether you’re interested in anti-ageing benefits, relaxation, detoxification or other.

The Baglioni Spa

Terrake Tailored Massage

Just off the spa is the 24-hour gym featuring a good selection of workout machines and equipment, for which it’s possible to obtain a gym membership for. However, what may be of interest to those who like their regular spa treatments is the news that there’s also a spa membership on offer, where a yearly fee will see you receive either two hours or four hours of treatments per month.

The spa also has plenty of special packages on offer – with new packages introduced regularly – that are perfect to treat yourself (or a friend or family member!) to some pampering.

Why not pop in to the Baglioni Spa today and see what treatments they have for you!

Baglioni Spa
60 Hyde Park Gate
London SW7 5BB