The Luxurious Side of Liverpool
Our guest post comes from Kimberly Fisher, a freelance writer based in Beverly Hills and New York City. She specializes in luxury travel, lifestyle, beauty, and fashion. With extensive travel experience visiting some of the worlds most sought-after destinations, Kimberly is truly a connoisseur globetrotter. She has traveled to over 39 countries and almost every US state. Her work has appeared in various English print and online media. She is the author of one book, “Promotional Modeling 101?. Visit her at: KimberlyFisher.com
Liverpool is famous for many things such as the birthplace of The Beatles and the city’s passionate footballing fans – but luxury isn’t one of them. On the contrary, this bustling and cosmopolitan city has been in a regeneration project which has brought style, class and culture. Voted European Capital of Culture in 2008, the biggest names have flocked to the Merseyside making it the perfect destination for a weekend break.
Finding a place to stay won’t be a problem. There are many hotels in Liverpool, but only a few are stand out candidates. One hotel is Malmaison, on the Princes Dock which overlooks the Mersey River. The location is in perfect proximity to the city’s hotspots. This boutique hotel is decorated with purple and black textures, giving it a brooding and luxurious feeling. The Brasserie also offers the local dish ‘Scouse’ if you want to try something different…
Shopaholics will be pleased to learn Liverpool has a number of fashion brands living here. Bold Street is known to the locals for its quaintness, being packed full of cafes and its large choice of shops. Walking down the street you’ll come across a number of independent and exclusive boutique shops full of unique gems waiting to be discovered.
If you’re craving the top names in the fashion industry, Cavern Walks is the place to be. Here, you can find premium boutique stores like Boudette and Boudoir Boutique. It’s also home to Vivienne Westwood while Cricket holds a wide range of designer labels including Stella McCartney, Dior and Armani; a place where the rich and famous frequent.
Found at the modern entertainment complex Liverpool One, you’ll find the best Thai cuisine the city has to offer. Chaophraya has award-winning restaurants in Manchester and Leeds so I’m sure they’ll have the same aspirations of delivering first class food and service to Liverpool.
Continuing with the Asian theme, Sapporo Teppanyaki can’t be beat for entertainment while you chow down. Not only will you get fantastic sushi and more in the city’s Chinatown, the talented chef’s will amaze you with their culinary skills.
While Liverpool is teaming with places to drink, there are a few exceptional places to head for.
After a recent refurbishment, Hannah has become known for its New York styled atmosphere and setting. The classy décor and huge range of cocktails makes you forget you’re in Liverpool. There’s also a retractable glass roof which allows the sun and light to pour in while you sip.
The UK’s highest restaurant, Panoramic 34 has the best view bar none. Located on the 34thfloor of the West Tower, this swanky bar is the perfect place to chill out with friends. As its 100 metres above sea level, you gain a great vantage point over the city, night or day. There’s no need to worry about getting a good seat either with floor to ceiling windows and a 360° view.
The Philharmonic in Liverpool is majestic both inside and out. Known to the locals as ‘The Phil’, you get a sense of grandeur when arriving and entering the Grade II listed building. This feeling is only intensified by hints of Art Nouveau décor and dark rich woods.