My home town of Manchester has given me some of my best years. A thriving shopping destination – hello Selfridges, a huge airport which lets me fly to exotic destinations on a weekly basis and a city centre that is jam packed with bars and restaurants where I can wine and dine alongside my friends. Being a blogger in Manchester has also opened up a whole new world for me and I have made some of the most amazing friends over the last few years. Get The Label organised a bloggers brunch for us all and on a chilly Friday morning, I got to spend a few hours with my nearest and dearest at Proper Tea by Manchester Cathedral.
The original premise of the brunch was to celebrate with some rest and relaxation after a month of strenuous Bikram yoga or Spinning. Unfortunately, due to work commitments and only spending 8 days a month in the UK, there was absolutely ho way on earth that I would be able to go spinning or get flexible with yoga after a slog of long haul flights. I was however definitely in need of tea and a healthy brunch.
Proper Tea on Cathedral Street is a little favourite of mine. With a huge selection of loose teas, I chose to have the Sunshine Earl Grey; Black tea scented with grapefruit and rose, with exotic flowers. It certainly was a little pot of sunshine and I will be having it on my next visit. A brunch of bagels and cream cheese, sugar free flapjack cakes and a squash, rocket and feta salad was presented to us whilst we chatted away and caught up on weeks of not seeing each other. It was so lovely to see my friends Keeley, Emma, Holly and Lauren and I also got to meet a few bloggers who I hadn’t met before.
After we were sufficiently fed and watered, it was time for the relaxation part of the brunch with a talk from Temple Spa about their gorgeous products designed for perfect pampering and to send our bodies into a state of content. Having used Temple Spa products before, I was keen to see more. I have put Quietude pillow spray and Repose resting cream on my wishlist as they smell so good and make me feel so serene.
A finishing touch to the Bloggers Brunch was a gorgeous goodie bag packed full of health products and Temple Spa minis and my new favourite toy – the FitBug Orb. I hope to update you on this little tracking device in the future.
Thank you Natalie and the gang at Get The Label for a lovely morning and I hope we can do it again soon.