Manchester City Guide

Head down to one of our favourite stores this Christmas – Selfridges. Located in the Manchester Exchange Square, Selfridges is offering customers a one – to – one shopping experience with its very own Elfridges! Selfridges Elfridges are equipped with an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things Christmas, with the ability to track down those last minute gifts. This is the ultimate destination to tick off that ever growing Christmas list.

 On December 5th, Selfridges will be giving customers the opportunity to join DKNY and blogger Susie Bubble at the Manchester store. Susie will give fashion lovers hands on tips and discuss the AW13 trend presentation and share her favourite pieces from the line.

If you want personal advice on the latest trends and best selling gifts, head down to Harvey Nichols, Manchester this Christmas. The store is offering its customers the full festive experience from discounts to master classes.

 On Friday November 29, Jo Malone London will be holding a complimentary engraving event at the store for that perfect personalised gift.engraving

Fabric Boutique is located on Monton Road, Manchester and is a stylishly driven boutique. If you’re wanting to escape the cliché gifts the High Street often provides, an alternative boutique is the perfect place to find those personal gifts. From catwalk inspired pieces to gifts and accessories, Fabric Boutique can offer you something the high street is often lacking – individuality!

Christmas markets are a must over the festive season and Manchester shows us exactly how it’s done. In its 15th year the market will return to Manchester this December with over 300 stalls. From mulled wine to Dutch mini pancakes, the market provides a variety of European delicacies. The market is also the perfect opportunity to get those alternative gift ideas, with stalls providing handcrafted leather bags and fine amber jewellery.

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Where to Stay: The Light Aparthotel

20 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PN

The Light ApartHotel occupies a prime city centre location on the fringe of the stylish Northern Quarter.

Guests can enjoy the higlights of serviced apartment living with hotel-style accommodation. The Light ApartHotel consists of 60 fully equipped and proficiently furnished studios, one and two bedroom apartments and a variety of penthouse suites.

Where to Drink: Epernay Champagne Bar

Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4EE

Located in the Great Northern Tower, Epernay Champagne bar offers the perfect festive feel to end a busy day. Experience the bars most popular cocktail-Cherry Kisses, which is a combination of Amaretto, red wine and cherry liqueur topped with Champagne. Epernay offers its customers a sophisticated night out with a fun party atmosphere, if you’re going for a more relaxed feel, the bar turns the lights down and candles are lit. Assistant Manager, Marc describes the bar as elegant, relaxed and classic.epernay-champagne-bar






Where to Eat: Chaophraya Thai Restaurant

Chapel Walks, , Manchester, M2 1HN

For authentic award-winning Thai food, head to the heart of Manchester to witness all of your fresh ingredients being rustled up in an open kitchen. Since opening in 2006 it has continuously been named the best thai restaurant in Manchester. All food is cooked by professional Thai chefs and served with impeccable presentation. If weekday shopping is more your thing, head down to Chaophraya with a friend to enjoy their buy – one – get – one free meal offer with an exclusive hi-life diners card.chaophraya-460ii

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