Well I never….
Last week Su, (the very lovely and long standing manageress from the Tao Beauty Salon) and I had a pleasant girly night out. Dinner at Cote Brasserie after work (never had a bad meal here) we then we ambled down to the newly refurbished Bodleian – which has been wonderfully transformed and renamed the Weston Library on Broad Street.
The Mod Bod as one of the papers put it (I like that!) …. It is now a SPACE to rival all spaces….with 2.5km of bookshelves! Lots of height, light and a fantastic roof top with the most stunning views across the Oxford Spires to boot….
Anyway the reason for our visit to the ‘Mod Bod’ was The Living Oxford Awards for which Bare and Tao had been nominated. A few drinks, canapés, a sneak peek on the roof top (on a balmy April evening!) and a brief but fascinating view of the current exhibition ‘Marks of Genius’ all accompanied to some live Jazz in the background we took our seats for the awards.
There were 13 categories in all from Favourite Attraction to Favourite for Kids, Favourite Places to Eat and Favourite for Art and Culture etc. However when it came to Favourite Health and Beauty my heart started to beat very fast when they announced the final three of thirteen of which Bare was included….. Then the winner was………………… BARE UK….. Oh my word!!!! Talk about unexpected – I mean we were up against some stiff competition…The Randolph Spa, TLA Fitness and Yoga Venue no less…. !
Thankfully no speech was required as one was not prepared!!! But it certainly put a different slant to the evening and let’s say put the buttercream icing on a very delicious cake of an evening!
I have always admired the Living Oxford magazine which extends further to the Oxford Restaurant Awards and the B4 business network providing some really wonderful events in Oxford’s most distinguished locations – so it was an honour to be and important part of the bigger picture as a small business in Oxford.
It’s also just a great feeling to win an award and to know that people have recognised Bare and its services as a firm favourite in Oxford.
Lastly and very importantly thank you to all our wonderful clients and friends who voted for us!