I visited Barcelona beginning of this year, little did I know a few weeks after we returned home the city would go into lockdown. I believe Spain is slowly opening restaurants and tourist attractions now with social distancing in place. If you are planning to travel to Barcelona in the near future or even planning a weekend city break for 2021 then keep on reading! I was lucky enough to go to Barcelona for my 30th birthday present gift by my husband who certainly knows how to keep surprises.
Manchester is continuing to up its game and open new restaurants constantly. When I heard that boutique hotel, Dakota was opening in Manchester’s Northern Quarter I was very excited to see what it was all about. Dakota is conveniently located only 5 minutes from Piccadilly station making it the perfect spot for anyone out of town to visit. I regularly eat out in the Northern Quarter and was intrigued to see what Dakota was all about. From the outside the hotel doesn’t look as though it would be anything special inside, but when you enter it is another world!
I recently visited the beautiful Seaham Hall hotel near Durham and was so excited as I’d seen a couple of photos of this place and read all about the award winning spa! I was so impressed at how beautiful and grand the grounds were, situated on the sea front, you can actually walk to the beach from the hotel. It was a little too cold to walk around during our visit but I can imagine it being lovely during the Summer. The hotel only has 20 rooms, with a grand entrance and stately home feel to the place, you felt at home right away!