Ever since we got back from London mid-april (where we went for lunch at The Ivy, visited the theatre, had champagne afternoon tea, went up to the top of The Shard, ate dinner at NOBU and The Goring, and did a whole host of other divine things) I've been on a bit of a comedown. I've never really thought of the Midlands as being 'luxury' - in fact it's always seemed difficult to find a good restaurant (theres a tiny, hidden gem in Derby, it took me 4 years to find it!), good places to shop (still working on that) or places to go for a good quality glass of champagne (see aforementioned restaurant) and if I'm going to be honest, I quite like being fancy sometimes.
I was introduced to Red Letter Days late last week and I immediately thought two things:
1. ohmygosh I want to book everything on here
2. this could be very handy for gifts for the birthdays I have coming up!
I've been perusing the Midlands section of the site for the last few days and checking out the Red Letter Days Twitter and I've decided I'm definitely going to book the Afternoon Tea for two and a tour of Wedgewood! We're busy for the next few weekends then we go on holiday (YESS!) but as soon as we're free, we're doing it (I hope you're reading this Alex).
At the other end of the sensible-spectrum (chances of getting tipsy), I'd quite like to do the Wine Tasting Course, at £95 it's definitely better value for money than the wine list on my birthday weekend!
I've never actually booked an experience day or been given one as a gift so I'm quite excited about all of this, my favourite thing about Red Letter Days is that they offer something for every budget, from a £25 Champneys manicure to an £800 overnight stay at a luxury spa, it's perfect if you need a gift for the-boyfriend-who-has-everything or the best friend who works far too hard and needs to take some time to herself, they even have gifts specifically for couples so you could even order your parents an anniversary gift :)
Have you ever bought or been given an experience day? tell me all about it in the comments below, I'd love to hear about it!