At this time of year we are all feeling the need for a bit of cheering up and a little something to look forward to. After the Christmas and New Year comedown we are now well immersed back into the daily grind and facing a long stretch of nothingness until the Easter Bank Holiday and the Royal Wedding hoopla. Perfect time for a mini-break we feel! We are hankering for something a bit different, Paris has been done to death, and as we are watching our budgets long-haul is out of the question. Suddenly inspiration was provided by a helpful friend when she suggested the unique charms of the island of Jersey. This French/English hybrid combines the best of both in our eyes; a more temperate climate, with leafy country lanes and the adorable juxtaposition of French street names with English as the language of choice.
So if like us you are feeling the need to get away from it all for a few days, here are a few suggestions from those in the know about Jersey:
The Club Hotel and Spa is a luxurious boutique hotel which offers all the things you crave on a short break, after all isn’t it the perfect time for a little spoiling? Sleek, stunning design, a spa featuring both indoor and outdoor pools, a Michelin starred restaurant and bar, all located in the heart of St Helier. This townhouse hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the breathtaking beaches and winding streets of Jersey.
Doubles from £130
For long lazy lunches or stylish evening dining the Oyster Box is located on the one of the most beautiful places on the island, St Brelade’s Bay. With the beach just a few steps away you can see your food has not had far to travel. This place is truly local, drawing on the island’s resources and talent, both culinary and artistic. With mouth-watering offering such as grilled Jersey lobster, whole Chancre crab and obviously oysters every way you could imagine (there are also options for any fishphobics, though we cannot condone you with seafood this good!!), this place is a must-visit.
You shouldn’t leave the island without taking a little bit of Jersey back with you and the products from The Jersey Cow Company are the perfect reminder of the unique charm of this island. Inspired by and developed using natural resources from local suppliers, this range of bath and body products and candles are made using Jersey milk, lavender, honey and herbs. Founders Patrick and Bianca aim to showcase the best of Jersey produce and are passionate ambassadors for the island and all it has to offer.
They have recently teamed up with Jersey Pottery to develop a ceramics range featuring the signature Jersey Cow Company ‘cow series’ print. The range includes cake slices, cups, milk jug, plates and a cake stand. We are dying for the whole set, perfect for a grown-up tea party with a kooky twist.
If you can’t make it over for a visit why not order up some of The Jersey Cow Company Unwind Bath Foam, lie back and dream yourself away to the Jersey seaside...