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4 January 2020

The Ivy, Cardiff

Before I begin, I was never asked by The Ivy to write this post, I just wanted to write about my experience there.



Ok, now the legalities are out of the way, I can relax and casually write the night away.



So yep, I visited the Ivy in Cardiff. Not exactly headline news, but I'd appreciate if you carried on reading.

The Ivy, Cardiff


After winning an award at the House 21 blogging awards back in December, I needed and wanted to celebrate, I'm assuming that's the right thing to do when you win something? Seeing as I haven't won anything since the Celebration Assembly when I was in Year 6, I do need clarification on this sort of thing.



Anyway, me and a couple of other amazing blogger's decided to not venture home straight after the awards do and we decided on going to the newest bar/restaurant in Cardiff.



Walking in and getting a seat right on the bar is probably the best seat I have ever been offered in a bar. Yep, you know you're winning when you get seated nearest to the alcohol. As I was driving, I went straight for the mocktail section of the menu and ordered a lovely little mocktail which was quite refreshing. It was needed after getting completely windswept walking through Cardiff City Centre. After celebrating our victory, we followed the norm that seems to have been invented by all Ivy attendees - a visit to the toilets.


The Ivy, Cardiff


That may sound a little weird - ok, it sounds VERY weird, but hear me out. When you visit the toilets in the Ivy, they are actually the most Instagrammable toilets I have ever been in. I actually felt at my happiest having a wee in there as they were that nice. A sizeable statue is positioned in the middle of the room as you walk in, the ceiling is covered in flowers and the wallpaper is now on my to buy list whenever I get my own place.


The Ivy, Cardiff


Prior to our toilet retreat, me and the girls visited their other room upstairs, which is mainly used for parties. Oh my word, I could have easily lived in there - and not just because there's a big bar in there. I was eager to capture every single inch of that room. The design from the floor to the ceiling was truly incredible. Just stunning. Of course, I channeled my inner blogger and photographed every single thing I could see.




The Ivy, Cardiff

The Ivy, Cardiff
The Ivy, Cardiff


Naturally I had to have my photo taken by this pretty, floral covered tree. Well, wouldn't you?!


The Ivy, Cardiff


The Ivy, Cardiff

Would I visit the Ivy again? Absolutely! It really is a beautiful place, the staff we spoke to were friendly and accommodating when we literally just trespassed into the party room upstairs. Next time I visit though, I definitely will not have my car with me, he will be staying at home!







Lucy

26 comments:

  1. Firstly, congrats on winning an award! The Ivy is definitely the place to celebrate after a win. The toilets are incredible in The Ivy aren't they? I've been to the Manchester one and it was absolutely gorgeous x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Thank you Faye! They're stunning aren't they?! I wish my toilet looked like this in my house! x

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  2. Congratulations on your award win! What a place to celebrate! The Ivy looks unreal, the decor is out of this world! I can imagine I'd be glued to my camera in there. The flower-tree is so pretty. Also I absolutely love your dress! Gorgeous :)
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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    1. Thank you Bethany! It really is something else, I didn't want to put my phone down! x

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  3. Firstly congrats on winning a blogger award! That's amazing! I'm so happy you had a great time at the Ivy. Not going to lie that decor is crazy amazing!

    - Avalon from www.simplyavalon.com

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    1. Thank you so much Avalon! The décor is stunning isn't it?!

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  4. Congrats on your blogger award!! I've only ever been to The Ivy in Bath but it was lovely and the food was so good! Didn't get a chance to have a cocktail but they went all extra with the gin anyway so all good 😂 it's so pretty and you've taken some beaut pics!

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    1. Thank you Amy! I'm hoping to visit Bath again in the Summer so I may have to pay a visit to The Ivy there as well!

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  5. That decor is absolutely beautiful - and especially in the toilets! I don't blame you at all for wanting to get lots of photos, I would do exactly the same hahaha. And big congrats on your award! xx

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    1. It really is beautiful Hannah! I'm glad I'm not the only one who would be camera happy in this place! xx

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  6. The decor is absolutely beautiful! And I 100% would have taken a photo of those toilets too. Congratulations on the award too, it looks like the perfect place to celebrate x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Sophie! Yeah it's so amazing there! x

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  7. Congrats on the award! This place looks absolutely stunning!

    http://skylish.co.uk

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    1. Ah thank you Kemi! It really is a beautiful place!

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  8. Congrats on your win :) Hope you had a nice time, it looks amazing :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  9. Oh wow, Lucy!! Firstly congrats on the win (you deserve it!!) and look at that place! It is stunning!! I adore the look of that tree and the place itself sounds a perfect place to visit.

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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    1. Ah thank you very much Daisy! It's a blogger/Instagrammer's dream! x

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  10. Massive congrats on the award, you deserved a night out in The Ivy! I've never been, but omg it looks amazing!!!

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  11. Wow that looks and sounds amazing! I love the decor with that huge tree with all the flowers. Congrats on the award! X

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  12. Congratulations on winning the award! That restaurant looks amazing, definitely well worth going on a night out to. I can’t believe how instagrammable those toilets are! Will definitely be saving up to take a night out there

    bumblingalong.co.uk

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  13. congrats on the award! the place is beautiful! x

    erin x | littlesipsoftea.com

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  14. This is like... the most beautiful place I've ever seen. All those flowers! And the TOILETS! x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  15. This looks truly beautiful! Congratulations on the award!!! x

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  16. That is honestly probably one of the most beautiful indoor places I have seen. All of those plants ♥ That would be such an amazing place to check out!

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