Cliveden Spa & Garden Rooms

I’ve milked my 37th birthday to be honest because why not, hey?! I wasn’t actually in the mood for partying since the passing of my auntie Zak but if it’s one thing she taught me, it was to embrace and enjoy life.

The 16th was on a Thursday this year, making it the perfect excuse to spread the celebrations out into a long weekend of fun with family and friends, and there was nowhere as special as Cliveden House Spa to spend my big day.

Cliveden House Spa

Meeting up with my good friend Charlotte at Cliveden House, we proceeded to live out our best lives as Ladies of the Manor. It was literally the MOST PERFECT birthday imaginable which was kicked off with a morning run in the spa’s state-of-the-art gym overlooking the Grade I outdoor pool and clock tower (what a view) before a day of swimming, massages and dips in the hot tub…Oh, and a champagne lunch to boot (please don’t hate me).

Now let me show you around!

Cliveden House Spa

hot tubs

swimming pool

Cliveden Spa restaurant

Lady of the Manor 1


Lady of the Manor 2

Honest Mum

We were so lucky that the sun came out to play too…and all day long on a day it wasn’t scheduled to. Zak loved the sun and I felt it was her smiling down at me on my birthday.

lounge area at Cliveden House Spaswimming pool

I am so incredibly grateful to James, the Business Development Manager at Cliveden House for all his kindness and for making my 37th birthday one I’ll never forget.

Cliveden House Spa

hot tubs

swimming pool

James actually reached out to me when I first moved to Windsor, welcoming me to the area and he’s given my family and I the most amazing experiences there since we arrived in Berkshire and I feel truly touched by his generosity. James is the most amazing chap (you’ll get to meet him in the vlog below so don’t miss it) and I feel lucky to have made a friend in him!

…Charlotte and I literally floated out of Cliveden House at the end of the day feeling utterly rested and relaxed. What a spa-the massages were the best of our lives! Book in for a spa day if you know what’s good for you!

Cliveden House Spa

Cliveden House Spa Gym

Cliveden House Spa

Cliveden House Spa bathrooms

Cliveden House Spa

After all that R &R, I was ready to party like it was 1999 (99 was probably the last time I partied like that to be fair) and Saturday night was all about great friends, Greek food and dancing, and so much laughter. My jaw literally ached the following day and I’d lost my voice. Sign of an epic night!

Red glitter dress

Thanks to Next for my glitter dress of dreams for the evening soiree, and for Lauren of Wardrobe Doctor, my stylist, for ALWAYS knowing what suits me!

Here I am with my sister from another mister Lela London and her boyf Michael, Jason Collier , my bestie and hairstylist and my kids and husband, Peter.

Honest Mum, friends and family enjoy her birthday

Jason gave me a birthday blow dry before we hit the town and isn’t is DIVINE. What a friend! Oh, and how cool is my unicorn birthday cake created by cake genius Kerry of The Berkshire Bakesmith. It was painful cutting into it!

birthday blow dry


Honest Mum smiles with her birthday cake

One more pic for good luck!

Vicki and family

P.S Kerry has kindly shared the recipe for my unicorn cake on the blog!

unicorn birthday cake recipe

More shots from an impromptu photo shoot pre-meal, because you know me, people!

Jason Collier and Vicki Psarias

Lela London, Alexander and Vicki Psarias

The Real Greek restaurant was pretty dark but Peter managed to snap a few pics of us all in action.

Here I am with my gorgeous girl Mirka of All Baby Advice and Fitness 4 Mamas.

Vicki and Mirka

friends at a birthday meal

…And more wonderful friends including darling actor friends Harriet Thorpe and Angela Dixon!

actor friends

Enjoying the sparkler with my good pal Jacqui of Little Mummy’s Monkey, and Jason!

birthday cake

The theme of the night (in my head) was what would a 37 year old Joan Collins do/wear! I think I did her proud, don’t you?!

unicorn birthday cake
This final photo truly reflects the night: a joy from start to end! Hilarious fun with amazing people!

birthday fun

It’s sounds cheesy af but I feel so very loved right now, and that’s all this 37 year could ever want, or need.

Thanks guys!


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31 Responses

  1. Emma Peach

    Wow, Cliveden looks amazing…even more so in the sun! What a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday!

    Emma xxx

  2. Chloe

    Hi, a belated Happy Birthday what a long weekend of fun you had. I shall drop o few hints now about the spa, oh and your cake looks amazing #BrillBlogPosts

  3. Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food

    First off, happy birthday (a wee bit late). Whenever my birthday falls anywhere in the proximity of a weekend, I love to milk it for all it’s worth! This spa looks just amazing, and I’ve never actually been to one, if you can believe it. I’m putting this on my birthday wishlist. Love the dreamy glitter dress!

  4. Emma

    Wow! Lucky you! I’ve always wanted to go to Cliveden! I’m going to add it to my wish list for 2018! Happy Birthday!

  5. Berni

    Happy birthday fellow Scorpio. I just celebrated my 50th. You’re looks more luxurious. Love your unicorn ?

  6. Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    Wow, wow, woweee! What a birthday!! Looks like you had the actual time of your life. And what a gorgeous cake. I can’t imagine actually bringing myself to cut into that… Wishing you a very happy 37th year… I hope it is filled with much wonderfulness (and a whole lot less heartache than last year). Eb x

  7. Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

    What a fabulous birthday Vicki, you lucky girl!! That place looks AMAZING… and how great that you had sun all day?! Just need to show the husband and drop some big hints about needing a spa weekend, haha 😉

    Catherine x

  8. becca farrelly

    Looks like you had such a fab birthday! I have never actually been to a spa but I really want to, this looks perfect! I’m glad you had such a lovely evening too, I love your cake! 🙂


  9. Babes about Town

    Aww just fabulous, so wish I could have been there but looking forward to making it up soon! The spa sounds AMAZING and you look so happy and well rested, how wonderful to feel your Auntie Zak smiling down on you. You are so loved Vicki, and you deserve to celebrate in ultimate style. That unicorn cake is too gorgeous for words! You definitely out-Joaned Joan (but don’t tell her I said so lol). Love you lady, happy birthday again x

  10. Sam

    Looks gorgeous, lovely and relaxing. I was just looking at the Cliveden House website, WOW! I need some spa time there for sure. Beaut photos and your cake is amazing! Happy

  11. jodie filogomo

    What an incredible experience…and you truly deserve such pampering and love, Vicki!!!
    Happiest of years to you—-getting older is the best thing ever!!


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