When Michael and I first started dating, we both realised that we both loved being pampered and spending weekends away in glorious hotels, even if we did nothing. I remember one evening after having dinner and meeting his friends we decided to have an impromptu night out in Paddington. As we were casually dressed, and not tarted up the bouncers refused to let us in. Now it’s not my first time being turned away from a club, and if I was with my usual circle of friends we would have found somewhere else to go. No is not something that sits well with Michael or his friends. I should have put to and to together since then ha! As the night was associated with Hilton Hotel, Michael booked a room, and then we were let in. Typical. I wrote about my experience here. The beds were so comfortable so we ended up staying a few nights. I was rapidly awoken when were going to be charged 3x the amout we were paying, for the SAME room.
I do like lavish things, but I’m not a fan of wasting money! I instantly started to look for someone else and found the newly built Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel. It’s in Chelsea as the name suggest; a stone throw away from Sloane Square, and not far from my Michael and I’s favourite restaurant, Blue Elephant. Can you tell why I picked this hotel? Blue Elephant was on my restaurant bucket list, but shhhh…. no one needs to know that.
OK, back to the hotel! When we entered the room was modern, and was very inviting, and the view was just so perfect. From reminiscing and looking at the food images, I remember trying so so hard to be healthy hence the vegetarian sausages for breakfast, and salads with every meal. Looking back. No wonder I found it difficult to maintain a size 8. The food was delicious, so you can imagine going to eat at Blue Elephant after this was so asking for it weight wise. Either way, this is one of my greatest memories of getting to know Michael. I’m grateful that I got to share it with you.
Even though we are currently experiencing an extremely tough time at the moment . Taking a trip down memory lane does bring joy to my heart.