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Emma Hoareau

Emma Hoareau
March 29, 2016



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Baths full of flowers, made to measure facials and interior porn at every turn: welcome to Empire.

A family run empire (pun intended) in the heart of Margaret River, I couldn’t resist popping to Empire Retreat for a visit during my recent trip to WA. Surrounded by vineyards, it’s the perfect escape from a busy, stressful modern day life – this boutique hotel and spa is just the ticket for taking some proper time out – which in my world means engrossing yourself in nature, spa treatments and delicious local wine.

As you can guess, the spa was what I was most interested in. I visited a couple of the ten suites (that’s just how boutique this place is) to take photos before indulging in what can only be called heaven: a large stone bath filled with petals and essential oils in my own private spa suite – view included – to make sure I’m properly relaxed for my facial, of course. Having the time to actually take a step back, put my phone but not my camera down and stop doing,  is sadly a rarity in this day and age.

This isn’t your usual in-and-out spa slot, Empire allows you to take the time to really unwind and experience something out of the ordinary. I can certainly tell you I won’t be forgetting this experience any time soon.

You can find out more about Empire here.


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