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TGI Fridays and Zara Launch Party
Im proud to announce that last week I went along to two events in Manchester. Announcing it only because it is a very seldom occurrence due to everyones love of London based events. It is finally nice to be able to walk out of my own door to an event, rather than having to worry about travel, expenses and hotel stays…
Me and a good blogging friend, Rosy from rostinted.com started out at TGI Fridays, where they were celebrating their 100 years of cocktail making. I have never been inside the restaurant before, only hearing rumours here and there about how nice it was. Yet the actual restaurant is huge, so much larger than I ever anticipated, with really cool interiors. We headed upstairs to the private event, greeted by two flair bartenders, throwing, spinning and juggling bottles. We set up shop of course on two stools next to the bar and waited to be greeted by a waiter, all of which were so friendly and helpful, and totally trained in the wonders of cocktail making. We first of all went for a Strawberry Margarita with popping candy which was lush, but secondly for a cocktail we named as The Queen Rosy. Orange sorbet, orange juice, strawberry liquor, vanilla icecream and champagne, and oh my goodness it was to die for! We could have sat there for hours, and after being brought a few plates from their new menu, we actually didn’t want to move. A plate of yummy warm bread with cheese dip kept me sat there for a long time. In fact all of the new items were gorgeous and it was so nice to get them a try whilst sipping on a cocktail. All in all, a brilliant event with fantastic food, service and drinks. I am now craving to go back to TGI’s just to try everything else they have on the menu, and the Manchester restaurant is definitely the one to go to.
After we left, we then headed to the opening of the new Zara store. After being refurbished for what seems like a year, I was expecting great things, and the fact that they had turned it into a four story store was incredible. Kidswear is now on the lower floor with women’s covering Ground and 1, with mens up on 2. It is currently the largest store in Europe and it was just buzzing with people moving up and down the floors taking it all in. Ive been dying to look at the new Zara collections in store and finally I had my chance. Champagne in hand and the cutest tiny canapes roaming around on the arms of waiters, me and Rosy strutted around choosing as many beautiful pieces as our arms can hold. I settled on two jumpers, which you can see above. One with gold eagle embellishment and another in a beautiful woolly soft texture. I cant find it online now, but perhaps if you have a good route on the website you might be able to find it. But I adore them both. I was also going to get my hands on a stunning white angora sweater but it was £45 and on the evening, I was already spending enough on the other two sweaters. Definitely something Im going back for though.
So that was our fantastic Thursday night planned out, drinking, eating and perusing. Heres to having more events in Manchester and more Queen Rosys that I can manage!