Friday, 28 April 2017

A Day in St Martin's Courtyard













If you've been following me for a while you will know that Covent Garden is my favourite place in London. I have so many memories from the area and there is just so much to do in such a small area. More than I even thought was possible. I worked in Covent Garden for six years, so I thought I knew the area pretty well. But little did I know.

Myself and my friend Elena from Eat Wear Travel decided to spend the day is St Martin's Courtyard. which is situated a minute walk from Covent Garden Station. 




Food

We started the day with lunch at Dishoom. If you've never been to Dishoom, I HIGHLY recommend it. I went for the first time this year and have been back three times already. The menu consists of delicious Indian food from Bombay. And when I say delicious, I mean DELICIOUS. 

There is large amount of different foods you can order, but my favourites (here's a long list) is the lamb chops, lamb samosas (even if you're not a fan of lamb you will LOVE this) and the chicken ruby, oh yes, and the cheese naan bread. I am salivating just thinking of this. Dishoom is a great place to go and get tapas style, lots of different dishes to share, but I've also noticed a lot of people sitting alone and having a yummy lunch.

I highly recommend booking in advance as the first time I went (three of us) we waiting 2 hours to sit down for our meal (so worth it though). You can book lunch and for evenings you must be a table of 6 or more to book. I'm yet to try their breakfast which I've heard is also super good.



Massage

Ok enough about food. We then headed to Relax and received at 30 minute chair massage. |I'm someone who suffers from shoulder pain, from years of carrying heavy bags my right shoulder really aches. 

My masseuse asked me of any problem areas and what strength I wanted my massage to be. I explained my bad shoulder and that I like the pressure to be quite hard and boy did she deliver. If you ever find yourself near St Martins Court Yard, I highly recommend stopping by for a quick massage. They provide massages per minutes which is great if you're in a rush, but you can also book full body massages, which I will definitely be booking myself in for. 






Blow Dry

After a relaxing 30 minutes, a stone throw around the corner we went to blowLTD for a wash a blow dry. There's something so nice about having a pamper day with your friends. It just makes you feel so relaxed and energised. 

blowLTD has such an awesome concept. You can either pop in store (or they have mobile services come to your home) and can get completely pampered and glamed up from your hair, nails and make up. There you can choose from eight different hairstyles varying from hair up to blow dries, choose from four different make up looks and then finally get your nails either french manicured or a coloured manicure. The possibilities are endless. With a huge range of Laura Mercier make up, you're bound to walk out feeling a million dollars. 

Myself and Elena both went for number two, a beachy blow dry which is my ultimate favourite. It's great to see how the same style looks so different on both different hair lengths and colours.


Shopping

Around St Martins Court Yard and Covent Garden, there are so many shops, ranging from clothing to accessories. The majority of the shops are high end high street such as Russell & Bromley,  Reiss and Pandora. We visited the below three stores to show you what is currently in stock.





L.K. Bennett

As you all know, I am taking back my style and wearing more sophisticated pieces, so heading to L.K. Bennett was a dream. The pieces were all so elegant, sophisticated and make you look so polished. We got the chance to walk around the store and find all the incredible new season items. I fell in love with all the dresses as they are structured yet still have this light and airy feel to them all.




The White Company

Another of my favourite stores is The White Company. For anything white, baby and home it's my go to store. I love their summer fragrance and I think their baby section is so adorable. But did you know that they have recently launched a spa collection... Neither did I. The spa collection is a range of bath and body products to make you feel like your bathroom has been transferred into a spa.





Eleein Fischer

Now Eileen Fischer was the only shop I've never been to before but I'm so glad I have now been introduced to it. Their pieces are all made with organic and sustainable fibers as well as being fair trade. The brands ethos is to embrace simplicity, sustainability and their pieces to still have a great design.

If you ever find yourself in London, please make sure to head to at least one of these destinations, you won't regret it. And chances are, i'll probably be in one of them as this part of London always has and will be my favourite.

Have you ever visited any of these locations? Have you ever been to St Martin's Courtyard? 

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