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Lorraine Kelly enjoys special day date with daughter Rosie

The ladies were treated to a decadent afternoon tea

Lorraine Kelly

In her exclusive HELLO! column, Lorraine Kelly talks about the importance of treating yourself in these difficult times, and she's been doing exactly that with a relaxing facial and a special afternoon tea with her daughter Rosie. Read her column below...

In these strange times, I think it's really important to make sure you treat yourself now and again. Whether it's buying a bunch of sunflowers, having a relaxing bath surrounded by scented candles or curling up with a good novel, it's vital to keep our spirits up.

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With that in mind, I booked myself in for an Elemis facial for the first time in two years. It was the most relaxing hour I've had since the start of this pandemic.

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They've developed a "hands off" facial that's completely safe and you still have the wonderful cleansing, hydrating and rejuvenating experience and come out feeling like a new woman. I'm determined to go more often and not leave it another two years or the therapist will need to use a heavy duty sand blaster on my face.

This week, I was also incredibly lucky to be invited for afternoon tea at the Tiffany Blue Box Cafe in Harrods. It was a total delight. A gorgeous, safe setting, with sumptuous sandwiches and cakes. You can even have a glass of bubbly if you have something extra special to celebrate.

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For an hour or two, we all forgot about the troubles of the world and I felt as though I was in a very elegant movie.

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Lorraine enjoyed afternoon tea at the Tiffany Blue Box Cafe in Harrods

It's important to try and grab these moments of joy to stop us feeling overwhelmed by current events. I think we are all weary of the restrictions and we need to have things to look forward to.

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You don't need to spend a fortune, I went to the pet shop and bought my wee dog Angus a new squeaky toy which we played with for ages. It was great fun.

A "pick me up" can be something as simple as a video call with a good friend, cooking a special meal or having five minutes to yourself with a cup of tea and a biscuit reading your copy of HELLO! So don't feel guilty about giving yourself a bit of a boost.

Lorraine is on ITV weekdays at 9am.

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