Beat Blue Monday

The festive season is now starting to feel a distant memory and we are fast approaching 15 January, which also happens to be Blue Monday. This is known to be the most depressing day of the year as reach our peak of being fed up with cold, gloomy weather and long dark evenings. Don’t give in to these miserable feelings and take a look at some things the Square has to offer to boost your spirits.

Set yourself up for the day with a delicious breakfast at Manicomio. Sit alfresco under a blanket and while away your morning with a delicious plate of buttermilk pancakes with blueberries, crème fraiche and maple syrup (£7.50), or for something a little more indulgent, try the caramelised banana and Nutella French toast (£6.25).

Nars, £21

Once full and feeling energised, brighten up your day further with a visit to the Nars boutique. Pick up one of their best-sellers, a semi-matt lipstick in Jungle Red; the perfect way to add a bit of colour to your look. Francois Nars had a ‘love affair with lipstick’ and felt it  made the wearer feel ‘immediately elegant and chic’ so this truly is an essential, not only on this Blue Monday but also for your make-up bag refresh at the start of the year.

Taschen, £35

Try not to let the cold, miserable weather get to you, pop into Taschen in the Square and have a flick through ‘100 getaways around the world’. Lighten even the dullest of days with the beautiful images in this compendium of some of the world’s most sought after holiday destinations. Perfect for those feelings of wanderlust this winter.

Why not finish off this miserable Monday with an evening spent with loved ones and a Venetian feast? To beat those January blues, Polpo are offering 20% off the bill this month and all you need to do is sign up to their newsletter here. Indulge even more with pizzettes, meatballs and, our favourite, arancini and let those taste buds tingle with happiness.





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