Hello & happy Monday!
I have today off work & so my mood is VERY different to a normal working Monday morning!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend & no doubt we’re already on countdown for the next one!
My weekend was possibly the best weekend I’ve had in a long time!
Me & Daniel celebrated our 9th Anniversary on Sunday which was a lovely day! (more on that soon!).
But on Saturday we attended the Mailbox Sessions.
This was a celebratory weekend for the Mailbox in Birmingham. It’s finally opened it’s doors & as you may know, the new (& amazing) Harvey Nichols is also complete!
Me & Daniel parked in the Mailbox (so handy!) & headed up to grab some breakfast.
We popped into Cafe Rouge & had our favourite breakfast; eggs Benedict! We are complete suckers for it!
We had secured tickets to the Gieves and Hawkes Tailored to You show at 10:30am. The show was being held in the new Urban Room which is located on the floor with all the restaurants and opposite the champagne bar/restaurant entrance to Harvey Nichols.
The show was fantastic. It was led by Randall, an employee of the new Mailbox store, along with model, Luke, who modelled the suits that day.
Randall went through what makes a perfect suit & what Gieves and Hawkes can offer to you. A suit to a man is like that little black dress for a woman. It’s SO important! Daniel loved the show & after the 30 minute talk we sauntered over to the Gieves and Hawkes store.
Daniel picked out a tie & we got talking to the wonderful staff. They asked what brought us to the store today & we mentioned it was our Anniversary weekend. Next thing we knew the staff had given Daniel a little Anniversary gift; another tie! It was such a lovely gesture & we cannot wait to go back & purchase more things!
At around midday, Daniel went & met his brother to pick & try on wedding suits! (Daniel’s brother is getting married next year; SO exciting!).
I had got a ticket for the Art of Style show which was led by Grazia Magazine’s fashion editor, Blogger Bip Ling & Harvey Nichols’ Darren Skey. This was also held in the new Urban Room & a free copy of Grazia magazine was on each chair. Nice touch!
This show was a conversational talk all about how art influences style, style icons & a general chit chat about fashion.
It was fun & informative & made me want to quit my job & work for Grazia!
After the 45 minute show, I went back downstairs to the shop level where the new & beautiful seating area is.
They had public dance performances & also a live orchestra playing delightful background music.
I sat for a while whilst admiring the new layout & the stunning decor of the new building.
Birmingham has really stepped up its game in the last few years & I am SO proud to live here!
If shopping is your thing then I highly suggest coming over for a whole weekend of retail therapy! We now have EVERYTHING in the city that London can offer; only less busy & more relaxed!
As department stores go, we have Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Selfridges, House of Fraser & Debenhams. With some fantastic hotels & with the Christmas Market arriving in the next few weeks, it’s perfect for a Christmas shopping weekend away!
So what are you waiting for? Come & see us here in Birmingham!