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Tia Maria Dark Room Manchester

Friday night in Manchester was certainly buzzing this weekend! With the sun out and lots going on in the city, everyone was in great spirits and I truly felt happy to live in this wonderful city. I had an invite in my diary to a glamorous ladies event – the Tia Maria Dark Room that was in Manchester for 2 nights only!

Work finished, red lippy on, me and the girls made our way to the converted shop on Deansgate, with promises of cocktails, nails and DJs. And that’s exactly what we got!Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Manchester

Today saw celebrations across Manchester City Centre, marking Chinese New Year – and what celebrations they were!

Manchester always does things like this very well. It’s lively, with enough going on that you feel part of something big. But it’s accessible, well-managed and easy to get around. We drove into the town-centre, parked up and within 30 minutes of leaving the front door, were amidst the street party.

The beautiful red Chinese lanterns adorned the streets, off-set beautifully against today’s bright blue skies. There’s a dragon parade, which we managed to catch the start of at the Town Hall on Alberts Square and then the middle of after we’d lunched in China Town. There’s lots of street-food, stalls, gifts and music too, taking over China Town. There was such a great atmosphere and the smells coming from the street-food was mouth-wateringly good.

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