Life | Weekend at the Hilton

Recently, I had some time off work and wanted to go on a weekend away to somewhere in Europe. However, after talking it over with my boyfriend, we decided it was too expensive and that we should just save the money.
Little did I know, my boyfriend was actually planning a surprise staycation for us in Manchester! 
We stayed at the Hilton in an executive room (soooo fancy) which was on the 21st floor so we had a view of the whole of Manchester. Although Manchester isn't the prettiest city, it does look rather picturesque all lit up at night! 
As we were only there for one night we took full advantage of the facilities on offer and once we'd dropped our bags off, we headed straight to the spa. We chilled out in the jacuzzi, swam a few lengths and tried out the sauna and steam room. I've never been a big fan of saunas and steam rooms as I can only last five minutes before feeling like I'm going to pass out but the novelty factor is always fun.

After an afternoon well spent relaxing, we headed back to the room to get ready for the evening ahead. Once we were suited and booted, we made our way up to the executive lounge where we helped ourselves to some complimentary drinks and nibbles. The only thing better than food is free food!

After the canapes, Samuel surprised me by taking me to one of my favourite restaurants, Las Iguanas. I love Mexican food so I was completely spoilt for choice when I looked at the menu but after some deliberating I went for the chimichanga. Sam, on the other hand, took about two seconds to decide on the fajitas. They also had two for one cocktails but as I'm not really a drinker, we opted for some delicious mocktails instead. Still tasted just as good! 
We then moved onto our next stop, The Lawn Club which is the most amazingly decorated little bar in Spinningfields before heading back to the Hilton to their bar Cloud 23. 

The next day we went for a wander around the Trafford Centre and stopped in the Apple store where I checked out my blog on a 27" iMac. I wish I could look at it on that screen every day! We also popped into Selfridges where Samuel treated me to a new Mac eye shadow, Mythology. I think it's safe to say, after this weekend I'm a very lucky girl! Have you guys been anywhere nice recently?


  1. Looks like you had an amazing time! I love Manchester. Such a pretty city


    1. It is, isn't it?! So glad I moved here :)