Sometimes its just nice to get away for a few hours with the girls for a spot of retail therapy and a couple of cheeky drinks 😉
Luckilly we live only a little over an hour on the train from Manchester City Centre which is the perfect place for a girly shopping trip!
First things first, my friend Vicky wanted to try out an Eyelash Bar.As im not really one for eyelash batting beautification , I wasn’t aware that such places exist.But they do! There is one in Harvey Nicks.
At the eyelash bar there are hundreds of different styles of lashes.Vicky chose the peepers at the top of the picture below 🙂
It didn’t take long for her to be adorned with her lusious new lashes. Vicky looked very glam and maybe Arwen and I would have been tempted ourselves but for the £28 price tag.Yikes!
Next stop one of my fave indulgences ‘LUSH’ for bath bombs.Scrumdiddelyumtious 🙂
I went for my old favourites ‘Space Girl’ and ‘Twilight’ and couldn’t stop inhaling their gorgeous aromas for the rest of the day.Divine!
Time for a spot of lunch.Our first choice ‘The Hard Rock Cafe’ at the Printworks had an hours queauing time.It is not true that us Brits like to Q. We hotfooted it over to’ Waxy O Connors ‘instead ( also in the Printworks), which does good pub grub and we couldn’t fault it.
After our ‘good pub grub’ we hit the shops.Manchester has all the usual High street names and plenty of designer shops too.Arwen was on the hunt for wedding clothes( she is super organized- the big day isn’t until september), unfortunatly today she didn’t find what she was looking for.It was fun having a good nosy round the stores though.:)
Shopping is thirsty work though girls so I would highy reccommend you recharge with some delicous cocktails at http://www.cloud23bar.com.This is a fab cocktail bar with amazing views on the 23rd floor of ‘The Hilton’ on Deansgate. Ok here you may just have to queaue at weekends…..but it is well worth the wait.Before 4pm and you might avoid it altogether.Cloud 23 even has its own elevator with only one stop, the 23rd floor.Take me to the clouds above!
Our cocktails left to right: Vertigo, Alexander Park & Chocolate Martini.All were divine.
You don’t get much change from a tenner for your cocktail…..but it did feel like we had really treated ourselves. We also noticed you can order Afternoon Tea here which did look heavenly.These have to be pre-booked though.A definate for the future I hope.;)
Really didn’t want to leave `Cloud 23 ‘but home was beckoning , via a glass of prosecco at ‘The Oust bar’ on the way to catching the train back from Salford Central.
A fabulous afternoon out was had by all.:-D