A girl can never have too many shoes!

A girl can never have too many shoes!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A quick trip to Liverpool

The Liverpool Eye at Albert Dock

How fast does time fly? I've just celebrated my second Wedding Anniversary.  Due to work commitments we didn't get chance to book a break this year, so we celebrated closer to home. After the wedding in Las Vegas and our first anniversary in Krakow, I can't really complain that my passport wasn't required for this trip!  We booked an overnight stay to Liverpool just over an hour's drive from Blackpool staying at the Premier Inn at the Albert Dock

I'm lucky that we have two great cities (Manchester and Liverpool) just a drive away for a great night out and a city experience whether shopping is your preference or cool bars with an even cooler cocktail menu!  Both cities have undergone significant regeneration and they are definitely worth a visit if anyone is planning to come up North for a visit. Lucky for us, the weather was lovely so we managed to walk around the city and have a few drinks sat outside in the sun. 

While my husband sat in the pub watching the Liverpool game, I took in some shoe research and popped into Cricket for a browse.  I'm sure many of you will have heard about Cricket or seen it mentioned in press articles about Wags. Its a boutique that can be found close to The Cavern so you can get a little bit of Beatles History while getting your shopping fix too.  I like the fact that whether its a bag or a pair of shoes you wanted to check out then you could pick them up and have a touch. Some shops do feel really off putting with items in glass boxes, so this was a nice change. 

I really would like to mark my 40th birthday this year with a pair of designer shoes and I'm currently leaning towards a pair of Louboutins as my preference.  Like a magpie my eyes were drawn to the pretty bright colours.  My favourites were these hot pink Bianca shoes and a purple Suede pair of Louboutin Bibi

After the match we popped to the St Thomas Hotel to have a drink in their bar, this experience really made the day for us.  Known for their fabulous Sunday roasts we decided to have something to eat in the hotel restaurant and booked for a two course meal for £9.95.  The food lived up to the promise of the best roast in the city, for starters I had seared duck breast on a chilli and bean salad, while my husband had tomato and balsamic soup then we both had roast beef for main course.  We decided to splurge and have a pudding as well and when chatting about choices with the waitress it was mentioned that it was our anniversary.  This was in a funny conversation about if the chocolate brownie dish we wanted to try (with homemade white chocolate ice cream) contained nuts. My husband is allergic and I didn't really want to add an A and E experience to our day!  Luckily for us there were so nut-free choices and we opted for egg custard and an apple and blackberry pudding, both delicious.  But they then surprised us with some glasses of champagne on the house and we when got the bill they also gave us the puddings on the house too! It was just a really lovely gesture and we'll definitely be popping back for a visit.

In the evening we visited a bar called Revolution at the Albert Dock where we enjoyed a couple of cocktails and the 90's indie music.  I might have enjoyed a few too many as I kept getting lost in the toilets as the mirrored wall design made it difficult to find the exit!

The Purple Rain cocktail, forget your cheeky vimtos!

As the weather was getting warmer I thought it would be a great opportunity to wear some of my new shoes but unfortunately cobbles and high heels was not a great mix. I spent ten minutes being escorted like an old lady across the cobbles to the safe haven of flat pavement . . .  not a good look.  I will be considering my wardrobe choices on our return visit to Liverpool in July when we go to see Deacon Blue.

WARNING! not suitable for cobbles!


Pearl Westwood said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, I haven't been to Liverpool for ages. I had a waltz around Louboutin when I was in London in a turquoise pair of Bibi's I have to admit they are one of my favourite designs ever I love the towering chunky heel, swoon x

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

It sounds perfect! I love your shoes! xx