Friday, 27 February 2015


Two weekends ago it was Valentines Day, David and I had two separate weekends of Valentine's fun which involved the first weekend exchanging our gifts and the second weekend going away to a boutique hotel and having a nice meal in a restaurant. 
We exchanged our gifts on the actual Valentines Day and had a night in watching movies and ordered a pizza.  I bought him a Ralph Lauren jumper, a box of Thorntons chocolates and a new Yankee Candle in 'Peach Smoothie' which smells bloody amazing... I'm tempted to buy one for myself it's that nice.  David got me the new Chloe perfume 'Love Story', some Betty Boop pyjamas, some slippers for when I stay at his and some money to pay for my LVL lashes which I asked for.  We don't normally go 'all out' for Valentines but this year we both made the effort for a change which was lovely.
The weekend just gone we stayed in a gorgeous themed boutique hotel in Durham called The Gadds Town House.  Our room was called 'The Ruby' which had a beautiful bath tub at the end of the bed and was just so gorgeous!
When we first entered the hotel, the decor looked really elegant but in a glamorous kind of way and we were so glad we chose this hotel for our stay.  They had a small bar area and a separate restaurant out the back, we never bothered booking a meal because we wanted to venture out into the city centre for drinks and food.  We ended up going for drinks in a local pub called 'The Library" then going for a meal in Zizzi's which was all freshly made Italian grub which we both enjoyed.
The bath tub at the end of the bed was so relaxing to chill in, watching the tv and sipping on a glass of champagne.  The bed was extremely comfy and soft, I could of stayed there all night without even bothering to get dolled up to go out... we both had a good night sleep in it and didn't want to leave the next morning. 

The bathroom was really small but who really needs a huge bathroom for a one night stay?  the Molton Brown mini products were a lovely little touch and the sink was really modern with the waterfall style tap.  The shower was quite big compared to how small everything else was and it had all glass panels with a window so you could see into the room, you did have the option to close the curtain so your other half didn't have to watch you showering (haha) but it was something very 'different'. 

The room also had a beautiful antique looking dressing table and matching mirror, perfect for getting ready!  We really couldn't of asked for a better room for our first Valentines getaway. 

We took our own champagne and glasses so we could have a drink before heading into town.  The champagne in the hotel was quite expensive which was expected so it's always best to take your own and save some money.  We did end up ordering room service (two bottles of wine at £20 a pop!) which is ridiculous but again we expected for a boutique hotel.  Next time we go, we will most certainly be stocking up in the supermarket on plenty of alcohol beforehand!
Dress:  New Look
Shoes:  Matalan
Necklace:  Primark
Bracelet:  Primark

The next morning we had our complimentary breakfast in the downstairs restaurant.  We had a choice of roughly five different things, we were both quite hungover so we both opted for the full english breakfast which was bloody lush!  After the breakfast it was time to get packed and check-out, we really didn't want to leave because we had such an amazing time at this hotel and will certainly be returning.  They have a couple of rooms with outdoor hot tubs so we'll be booking one of them to see what all the fuss is about, perfect for the warmer season.  If you live in the North-East area then I highly recommend you book a room here and see it all for yourself!... it's fantastic and such a nice experience to stay in a themed hotel.

Let me know if you've stayed here... or if you stayed somewhere similar... I'll look forward to your comments! 

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