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Liverpool 22/02/17

Spa, Stir-Fry & Site Seeing...

This week my friend Nancy and I went for a long awaited day out in Liverpool. Neither of us had ever been before and having lived in Manchester for over a year now, I really don't know why it has taken us so long, its less than an hour away on the train! Even though we were only there for a few hours and didn't get to explore anywhere near as much as I would have liked, I had such a lovely, relaxing day that I thought I'd blog about it. Hopefully this will be the first of many more day trips to come since there's so many places in the UK, particularly in the north of England, that I am desperate to visit. Living in Manchester it's just so easy to get to places that it would be a shame not to!

Lush Spa - Tailor Made 


The main reason we went to Liverpool, it's our nearest Lush Spa! We'd both heard great things about the Lush Spa treatments from friends and family and went ahead and treated ourselves to a much needed massage. We both chose the Tailor Made treatment which is 30 minutes of localised, deep-tissue massage said to help ease knots and revive both the mind and body. The Tailor Made treatment is a 30 minute localised version of the Good Hour treatment which is a full body massage. When we arrived at Lush we were greeted by two lovely masseuses who escorted us upstairs to further discuss our preferences for our massage, any areas of particular tension and the products that they would be using. We got to choose a massage bar which were allowed to take home after our massage. We both chose the Hottie, not only does it smell amazing but it was recommended to us by our masseuse. It was specifically designed for the deep-tissue massage treatments as the ginger and black pepper oils are both warming and stimulating. The massage bar also acts as a beautifully indulgent moisturiser but I will say you are left feeling slightly greasy after the treatment finishes but not uncomfortably so. I can't wait to try and use the massage bar at home and even purchase a few more with different properties. This spa experience is unlike any other as it is nautical themed and rather than playing your typical calm spa music, sea shanties and folk songs really set the atmosphere and take you on a journey out to say. My all time favourite Lush bath bomb, Big Blue, was dissolved in hot water and poured over dry ice beneath the massage bed just before the treatment began, the scent is amazing and the light film of smoke that covered the floor really set the atmosphere. The massage itself was almost too relaxing, I very nearly fell asleep. My masseuse quickly identified and focused on all of my problem areas and I left feeling as if I was standing taller and had literally had weight lifted off my shoulders. When our treatments had both finished, Nancy and I were in a relaxed trance and were given some black tea with rum accompanied by some delicious homemade shortbread. Overall, I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience at the Lush Spa, the staff make you feel so at home and as if nothing is an inconvenience, you can try any products you like, I would recommend it to anyone and will hopefully be back very soon.













Lunch - Busaba


Prior to our massage we thought we'd only want a light meal afterwards, especially since we'd been to McDonald's for breakfast (I don't even feel guilty, it was amazing), but surprisingly we were both quite hungry and wanted to find something to eat straight away. I'd never been to Busaba before however, I've been trying more Thai food recently and Nancy loves it here so we gave it a go and I have to say I was very impressed. Now I always get a bit nervous when ordering Thai as most of the time I have no clue what I'm actually going to end up with plus I'm not great at coping with spice in general. I ordered the Bangkok King Prawn Stir Fry as it was based on Thai yellow curry, which is mild and I know I like, and then some sticky rice (my favourite) on the side and it was delicious! We also had some roti on the side, which again I hadn't tried it before but now love. Also worth mentioning the interiors, right down to the cutlery, are all beautiful! Will most definitely be back and maybe I'll try and be a little more adventurous next time. 

Seeing the Sites


After lunch, we didn't have too much time left to explore Liverpool before our train back to Manchester but we both really wanted to wander down to the docks. The architecture student within me fell in love with this part of Liverpool in particular as I'm personally a big fan of the striking industrial aesthetic and its most definitely unavoidable in this area. Unfortunately, we didn't actually have time to look around the Tate which is a shame but we did have a little peak in the gift shop, everyone knows that's the best bit of any art exhibition anyway. However, a full tour is definitely on my to do list for next time as there's always amazing artists exhibiting. Overall, a thoroughly relaxing day out, I completely spoiled myself which I think is healthy to do once in a while. I may have even squeezed in a little bit of shopping whilst I was there so you should hopefully be seeing some new pieces very soon.
Thanks for reading, Cxx

    
   
 

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