Well, let me introduce you to the Sky Lounge at the Vermont Hotel, Newcastle's only roof top garden bar that overlooks some iconic landmarks.
As you all know I'm a huge fan of a good view, especially when it's a view of the bridges on the Tyne so I've been wanting to get up to the roof terrace for ages. When I first discovered that the Vermont had the Sky Lounge I was really disappointed to read that it was only open for functions, which meant I'd have to keep my fingers crossed that someone would invite me to an exclusive party or wedding that was being hosted on the roof.
You may remember that I was at the Vermont only last weekend with Sarah for a quick cocktail. I took that opportunity to ask the bar man about the roof and see if I could get myself up there for a sneaky peak. Unfortunately it was a no go as there was a function on. So imagine my joy when I discovered that less than a week later the Vermont were opening the Sky Lounge to everyone over the Easter weekend, meaning that us ordinary folk could enjoy the sunshine and some amazing views for the price of a drink.
I decided to debut my pastel pink H&M skirt and wore it with a grey t-shirt, denim jacket and a statement necklace I bought from Primark in Edinburgh. I was very brave and decided to go for no tights, I regretted it a few times during the day. Whilst the sun was out it was a little breezy, especially on the roof.
The lounge is on the 12th floor of the hotel and is pretty large. The seats are comfy and also nicely spread out which makes it feel quite exclusive and intimate. I think on a hot Summer's day there really would be no better place to relax with friends over a few drinks.