<p>1. The Milestone Hotel afternoon tea</p>
<p>£31.50, milestonehotel.com</p>
<p>This splendid London hotel, opposite Kensington Park, is highly recommended by the Tea Guild.</p>

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1. The Milestone Hotel afternoon tea

£31.50, milestonehotel.com

This splendid London hotel, opposite Kensington Park, is highly recommended by the Tea Guild.

Scrambled eggs with bottarga

Scrambled eggs with bottarga

Serves 2

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Ingredients to serve 6-8

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1. Energising Body Scrub:
£13, Liz Earle, uk.lizearle.com -
This is blended with energising essential oils such as patchouli and peppermint. Damask rose flower water freshens and ground olive stones remove dead skin.

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1. Winter Coffret: £60, Diptyque, diptyqueparis.com - A mini candle set from Diptyque that's sure to muster up a festive aroma. Fresh pine, spicy pomander and warm wood fire are the scents included in thislimited-edition set.

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Boxed-up toiletry treats have come a long way since bath salts and talc. Now you can choose from candles, cosmetics and more

Macchiato brûlées

Macchiato brûlées

Serves 10

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