Sorry I’m only getting to sit down at my keyboard now guys but if you have been following my social media channels you would realise it has been one hectic but amazing week.Where do I start? I have discovered new art pieces and new fashion designs in Newcastle, drank some amazing gin cocktails and got a ticket to one of the hottest VIP parties in town. In fact I’m feeling very Carrie Bradshaw as I type.
Let’s start with the big party shall we. So on Friday night I was lucky enough to be invited to Bullit Hotel Belfast. This new venue is from the Beannchor Group; the people behind the award-winning Merchant Hotel, Little Wing Pizzeria, National Grand Café and The Dirty Onion. Throughout the year we had been feed little snippets of information but the full scheme was kept very closely guarded. In fact for a long time I thought one of the bars was the main entrance. I was in awe of this new spot, I was left open mouthed as I tried to guide my way through the gathered guests; all giving off that trendy young city vibe. You enter through a large courtyard reminiscent of the Dirty Onion but with its own original magnificently light barrel sculpture, here you are serenaded by some of the best DJ’s that can be found in the UK and no doubt world-wide. On Friday night they where blasting out tunes to create a fabulous funky vibe perfect for sipping a cocktail or two.
I was fashionably late (or maybe a little later than I’d originally planned, according to some ) so I missed the room tours but I was informed by actor Chris Patrick Simpson (currently starring in the Fall) that they are something else. I may just have to check myself in for the night to check them out. Side note: I was gutted to find out on Friday night their had been some surprises in store. See the pic below. I think those twins may have made me scream!!
However in regards to the accommodation, I was informed by the very knowledgeable assistant manager who stopped me in the new restaurant Taylor and Clay that they come in three options with double rooms ranging from compact to spacious. All rooms, no matter what size, offered the same great features, including comfy king-size beds, refreshing rain showers, super-fast Wi-Fi, smart TVs and a daily breakfast bag filled with OJ, a granola pot and a piece of fruit to kick-start your day. She was amazing and I’m sure she will be an asset to the team but I was glad she finally took a breathe. Full of information so told me about every amenity available in the hotel as we bathed in the glow of the bespoke Asador Grill and took in the sights and sounds of the kitchen.
My two favorite little places in the hotel had to be the open plan Espresso Bar with it’s Kees van der Westen coffee machine the only one in Ireland. Which for a caffeine-fiend like me was heaven. And I quite liked the feel of the intimate Baltic ski-themed bar, I could see myself having a few of their signature gin cocktails on a Saturday night. Both places where prefect for my favorite hobby; people-watching. Throughout the space they had an amazingly fast wi-fi connection so I could snap and post away to my hearts content. Overall I think this hotel is a new gem in the city and I will most likely be frequenting it on a daily basis.
Bullitt Belfast is a vibrant new concept that will provide a cool new space for people to work, play and stay in the heart of the city. Featuring 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NI’s first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Rooms are available to book now at http://www.bullitthotel.com, starting from £120. Stay up to date with all of the Bullitt news on the Bullitt Facebook page, facebook.com/bullittbelfast or follow Bullitt Belfast on Twitter @BullittBelfast
OK I’ve run out of time to elaborate on my other events but don’t worry a few more fashion and Gin blogs to come this week (fingers crossed). I hope you have a had a fantastic weekend and if you pop into Bullit make sure to keep an eye out for me.
Emer D xx