INSPIRED BY HER

MGallery by Sofitel have a new offering designed especially for women by women called Inspired By Her, and last week my mum and I spent a night away at The Castle Hotel in Windsor to try it out. We loved it and had such a great time.

It was so nice to take my mum - to sit, chat and simply spend time with one another in a stunning environment and without all the distractions of life and to do lists. My mum supports me so much with our kids and she is always there to listen, help and advice me when I need. Her motivation, positive attitude, creativity and sense of humor is a constant inspiration and I feel so much gratitude to have her as my mum and my children's Gaggy.

Inspired by Her is a specially thought out offer for women, designed by women that addresses the distinct needs of female travellers. It is all in the details and includes things like luxe beauty products, such as the Nuxe skincare range and smaller sized robes in the rooms, well balanced healthy menus - available in the restaurant and as room service, and access to things like Wolford tights, manicure kits and lifestyle and fashion magazines.  

MGallery by Sofitel is a collection of luxury boutique hotels (there are 90 in 24 countries) all of which have their own style and personality that has been inspired by the local history and hotel's heritage. The Castle Hotel in Windsor where we stayed is inspired by it's rich Royal history and of course the famous Windsor Castle, which we could see from our bedroom window.  

After an easy journey from London to Windsor and a short walk from the train station we sat down to the most delicious Afternoon Tea, in the hotel's bar area next to an open fire. It contained an array of sandwiches, cakes, scones, tarts, chocolate mousse and all you can drink tea. It was the dream for a pregnant person like me! 

After Tea we went for a wonder around Windsor (great shopping) and to have a look at the castle before returning to our beautiful suite for a relax (and another cup of tea) before dinner. 

Our suite was named after a Royal Warrant Holder and featured artwork inspired by them. It had two double bedrooms and two bathrooms with an interconnecting sitting room. We were greeted with a handwritten note, a plate of fresh fruit and macaroons, magazines and beauty products.

All around the hotel there was Royal and Windsor inspired artwork - I particularly liked the original servant bells that have been restored and remounted in the restaurant and a display of hanging books with words calved out of them.

For dinner we dined in the hotel's restaurant - the food was absolutely delicious. We started with the Inspired By Her Superfood Salad  (which was tasty and pretty with edible flowers) but unfortunately (due to being pregnant) I had to miss out on The Healthy Lady cocktail but it sounded amazing - next time.

After a great night's sleep (with no bed-invading kids) we went down to the restaurant for a delicious breakfast of fruit, yogurt, eggs, coffee - actually anything you could wish for. We then went for a look around the Hotel which has an enormous 400 people capacity ballroom, with massive chandeliers hanging from it's vaulted ceiling. It was also a chance to ask the hotel manager what they have planned for the Royal Wedding - they are already fully booked.

We then checked out just in time to see the Changing of the Guard procession which happens every day right outside the hotel.

The Inspired By Her offering is currently available at all MGallery by Sofitel hotels of which there are five in the UK including Woughton HouseQueens Hotel Cheltenham , Francis Hotel Bath , Castle Hotel Windsor and Victory House.

This post was kindly sponsored by MGallery by Sofitel. All thoughts, opinions and experiences are entirely my own.

Thanks for having us - we loved it!