Johnny Loves Rosie Recommends: Beat the January Blues with a City Break

We all know that January can be a bit of a drag. The holidays are over, the weather's cold and even your new heated blanket isn't keeping off the January Blues. 

But fear not! This is the month to ditch the Netflix marathons and inject some serious fun into your calendar. Why should December get all the fun?

It's time to book a well-deserved weekend break! So pack your Stella Tote Bag, grab your favourite JLR London Tote or  JLR London Crossbody, pack your favourite heels, and prepare to conquer the UK's finest cities with 5 January jaunts that'll leave you feeling rejuvenated.


1. Central London: The Connaught

Escape the drizzle and step into a world of velvet-lined luxury at The Connaught. This Mayfair marvel isn't just a hotel, it's an experience. Think roaring fireplaces, bespoke cocktails in the Champagne Room, and afternoon tea. Book a spa treatment (we love the ESPA Rose Crystal Facial) and emerge radiant, ready to conquer Bond Street's designer delights. Remember, sometimes retail therapy is the best therapy of all!


2. Birmingham: The Jewellery Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter - Birmingham

Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter isn't just for trinkets, it's a treasure trove of independent boutiques, artisan workshops, and hidden courtyards begging to be explored. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn as you peruse antique gems, sip lattes in converted Victorian buildings, and discover one-of-a-kind pieces that scream "statement." Need a break from the sparkle? Indulge in a decadent lunch at Adam's, where Michelin-starred cuisine meets industrial chic. Prepare to leave feeling like a million bucks (even if you only went window shopping).


3. Glasgow: The West End

Glasgow West End

Glasgow's West End is a haven for the bohemian soul. Wander through the stunning Kelvingrove Park, then immerse yourself in the art-house haven that is the Glasgow Film Theatre. Later, explore the quirky boutiques of Byres Road, where vintage finds and locally-made treasures await. Glasgow boasts a hidden gem in The Willow Tea Room, where vintage china and delectable cakes promise a charming afternoon escape. 


4. Manchester: Shopping in Spinningfields

Manchester Spinning Fields

Manchester's Spinningfields district is a haven for designer dreams. Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw as you strut through sleek flagship stores and independent boutiques overflowing with sartorial delights. Refuel with a luxurious lunch at The Ivy Spinningfields, where Art Deco glamour meets contemporary cuisine. After all, shopping is hard work.


5. Edinburgh: Unravel History and Indulge at The Balmoral

The Balmoral

Edinburgh's Old Town is a labyrinth of cobbled streets and ancient wynds. Wrap yourself in a cashmere scarf and explore the majestic Edinburgh Castle, then lose yourself in the labyrinthine lanes of Victoria Street. Later, retreat to the opulent haven of The Balmoral, where tartan-clad staff and crackling fireplaces will make you feel like a Duchess. Sink into a deep bath, indulge in a spa treatment fit for royalty, and emerge ready to paint the town red (or tartan, rather).


So, there you have it – five January escapes to banish the blues & blahs. Pack your favourite JLR London bags and you're ready to go! Remember, January might be chilly, but with a little bit of luxury, you can make it your most fun month yet! 

P.S. Don't forget to document your adventures on Instagram! Tag us at @JohnnyLovesRosieOfficial and tell us which city stole your heart.

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