Girly Day Trip to Bath, Somerset
I’m a big fan of piercings. So much so, I now have 11 of them! Therefore, I was all in when the idea of getting one with the girls was thrown around last year. Once the four of us had decided to go for it – you only live once and all that! – we then had the issue that Laura’s ‘usual’ piercer wasn’t in the industry anymore. He did, however, highly recommend another place in Bath. Fast forward a year and we were making the trek to Bath in Somerset.
Yep, you heard me correctly… My friends and I travelled to Bath for the day for the sole purpose of getting piercings. What wild cats we are! Although, we did want to make the most of the time in Bath by fitting in other things whilst we were there.
Catching the early morning train, we arrived in to the city and headed straight for the Broad Street Studio. This was mainly to ensure no-one could chicken out. But we also predicted that it’d be quieter and would leave the rest of the day to explore.
The Broad Street Studio was pricey but brilliant. None of us had expected the cost and although pretty steep, everyone agreed that it was worth it afterwards. Especially as the jewellery is not your bog-standard, cheap rubbish. It was all high quality and looked pretty! The two gentlemen – Mike and Jason – were super friendly and helpful, they were also excellent piercers. Char had her conch done, Laura went for second lobes, Naomi chose the tragus and I had my helix re-pierced.
Sporting sore ears, it was then time for lunch. We walked towards the city centre, swinging by Bath’s famous Pulteney Bridge en route.
After admiring the view, we set out to find Sweet Little Things. A.k.a., the prettiest cafe I think I’ve ever visited. If you’re all about the ‘gram, this is the place you have to visit in Bath. It was just so gorgeous! Flowers were everywhere we turned and picture perfect lunches were served up.
We ordered gin and prosecco first, which were the perfect accompaniment to our meals. Naomi and I opted for the Eggs Royale and it was delicious! Plus, talk about Instagrammable!
Cupcakes were then ordered for pud. I chose the Berry one and it was as amazing as it looked! I do love a good swirling of buttercream…
With bellies full of yummy treats, we left the cafe and had a wander around the city. I had not visited Bath before, so was desperate to see the ‘main sights’ and we soon meandered our way to the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.
The buildings looked incredible, especially in the sunshine. In places such as that square, I always think about how many years of history are there and who else may have stepped where I was stepping. It’s amazing that both buildings have stood in Bath for hundreds of years and will hopefully continue to do so for many more years to come.
All the walking around got us fancying another G&T. On recommendation from our piercer, we soon found The Canary Gin Bar just as it had opened. We went inside and after 5 minutes, we left again in search of somewhere with a more lively atmosphere. Unfortunately, everyone else had the same idea and besides ‘old man’ pubs, all other bars were rammed. Biting the bullet, we walked back to The Canary to find it heaving too! More fool us! Luckily, we snagged the last table and all enjoyed a glass of Bath Gin with tonic. It was lovely!
I thoroughly enjoyed our girly day and my first trip to Bath. The four of us have also agreed that we need to come back for a spa day, so watch this space!