Sunday, 8 December 2013


Hi Dolls!

For my 25th birthday this year my best friend booked us a weekend away at a beautiful spa hotel in Manchester - the weekend was full of champagne, lavish food, laughter, relaxation and a good old catch up! Needless to say when her birthday came round I wanted to do a similar thing.

Whilst perusing wowcher I came across a deal for the Mercure Hotel ( in Nottingham for an overnight stay for two with a three course meal and breakfast.

After doing a little research I thought this would be perfect - a lovely little 4 star hotel in the heart of Nottingham and it didn't disappoint! 

Walking into the lobby we were greeted with a huge wooden oldfashion stair case and huge Christmas tree.

Our room was small but lovely - squishy comfortable double bed, tv, iPod Dock and a fantastic power shower (don't know about you but that's one of my favourite parts of staying in a hotel). 

We started off the evening with a bottle if pink Lanson champagne, dressed up and went down to the hotel restaurant for dinner. 

Here is what I wore - grey swing dress from Asos, monochrome bag with bee detail from Primark, black heels and a gold statement necklace from Forever21. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of us on the night but below is a photo of me in the dress before hand so you can
see how it fits - it's one of my absolute favourite dresses fits like a glove and is so simple and soft.

Makeup wise I did strong eyes using browns, golds and black and kept the lips and face pretty neutral. 

The food was delicious and followed by another bottle of fizz! After our meal we headed off to the theatre which luckily was a 10 minute walk around the corner. There we saw Dreamboats and Pettycoats which is a real feel good tap your feet kinda musical. Although we weren't too familiar with most of the songs being that it's based in the sixties we really got into the swing of it! The costumes were perfect - I love a huge skirt with Pettycoats, red lips and big hair! 

Although being perfectly central for hitting the bars and clubs after the theater we decided to head back to the room to have a proper natter and watch a few films.

After a good nights sleep (apart from all the noise from the street) we headed for breakfast and reluctantly packed up ready to catch our trains to either ends of the country.

We had a fabulous weekend and I am currently looking forward to our next weekend away (which we have already booked!).



  1. Looks glad you had such a lovely time away for your birthday. Gorgeous dress, love the way you styled it too :)) What a fab time. I hope the next one away is just as good :) Have a fab week xx

    Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House

    1. Thanks love! We had the best time sometimes it's so nice to get away and not worry about daily life just relax and have some fun!
      Thank you :) they are my fave dress style at the mo heels and chunky necklace for evening and ankle boots messy bun and pashmina for the day!
      Hope you have a fab weekend too! Xx