7/14/2016

Weekend of Indulgence

Thought this view of the Hyatt lobby looked rather nice.

FRIDAY

The weekend just been I was treated to a wonderful spa weekend full of indulgence. My mother thought I needed a weekend away from being a poor MSc student, so we met at grand central in Birmingham. We had a wonderful lunch at Pho! Vietnamese street food and it was really delicious. Then we went to our hotel and checked in. The Hyatt Regency Hotel was so lush, as we were on the 24th floor we had access to the regency club where there were free drinks, snacks (biscuits and sweets), alcohol and canapés. In the evening we decided to walk to the canal and get some cocktails from Aluna, which were really great but pricy cocktails.

SATURDAY

The next day, we had two breakfasts the first was downstairs with the other hotel guests and the second was with other regency club members. The food was both amazing up and down stairs - they really do know how to entertain guests. In the afternoon we went to the Alma Hotel spa and had head,neck and back massages. They were so relaxing and great. However, my mom got upset because she booked me in for a full body, and the spa didn't tell her that they can't do a full body massage on a busy Saturday. Personally I think that was a crap excuse. Come to think of it the customer service was less than acceptable - if only I had a Yelp to review that part of it.

So after the spa we checked out, and went to the bullring where we had full make overs from MAC. I didn't like my make over it was too er, rushed. Though my mom loved hers, she's been representing MAC for 16 years she says - I wonder if they have been around that long.

Before we left we had a late lunch at the all bar one or all one bar - I can never remember the order of the name haha. They had the best peri peri chicken I have ever tasted, and I'm not even a fan of peri peri chicken in general. They also had some wonderful tempura prawns, mezze board, and calamari tapas. It was a wonderful meal though the music in the restaurant was way too loud.

SUNDAY

On Sunday I was home, but in the evening a couple of friends and I went to the pub to watch the football. For some reason we thought that was a good idea even though we don't really even like football or beer. Instead we had 3 bottles of wine 🙈 and ended up at another pub which had free roast with gravy (so random). We ended going home with 5 extra people which was so strange for a Sunday.

All in all it was a really nice weekend and really do wish I took some wonderful pictures of it all. It was just so nice of my mother to take me out on Friday and Saturday. I couldn't say thank you enough.








33 comments

  1. LOL what a weekend. One thing from the next, I like weekends like that, those are the most fun x

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  2. Wow what a weekend. I'm glad it was a nice weekend and something memorable. xx

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  3. The food all sounds so yummy. What a fabulous sounding weekend. :)

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  4. Such a shame you couldn't get your massage! I'd love to go on a spa weekend though, sounds like heaven!

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  5. Oh i love spa weekends, definitely want to get another one booked in as they're so relaxing x

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    1. This was my first and I loved it x

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  6. Wow what a weekend! I would have loved to see more photos xx

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  7. Sound like you had fun. I like a visit to the shops, but going to the Bullring means you can do a lot. The food you had sounds nice too.

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  8. Oh wow, this weekend of indulgence sounds absolutely fabulous. I'm pleased you had such a good time xxx

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  9. Sounds lovely and hope you were came back feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. I would love a Mac makeover!

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  10. Never been to this place, but I would love to when I go to Birmingham next. Looks like you had a busy time!

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  11. Sounds like a great weekend. Anything with two breakfasts gets the thumbs up from me.

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  12. OOoh! A spa weekend sounds perfect to me, I desperately need one to soothe my aching muscles.

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  13. Well done - what a lovely weekend indulging into amazing activities :)

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  14. HEHE can't believe you had 2 breakfasts :D How nice of your mum to treat you x

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  15. Well it sounds like you had a great weekend with a lot of great food x

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  16. Sounds like you had such a fantastic weekend, I love going to spas! :)
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  17. This sounds like an incredible weekend you did so much in such a short time!

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  18. What a lovely weekend! It's so nice to have a pampering every now and then! Cocktails are always a bonus too

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  19. the lobby is beautiful! sounds like youve had a lovely weekend :)

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  20. Looks like you had a busy, fun packed weekend. How pretty is that staircase ;-)

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  21. Oh wow, the spa is literally speaking to me right now. I am in need of one like asap. How nice of your mother to treat you for the weekend.

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  22. Oh wow! Amazing sounding weekend - I am one jealous woman :)

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  23. I want a weekend like that! I'm so glad you had a great time with your mom!

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  24. I'm totally curious about the peri peri chicken as that's something I haven't tried. You had a fabulous weekend!

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    1. You should try it some time, though it can be spicy xx

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  25. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Two breakfasts sounds brilliant! :)

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