It's definitely worth getting a year older when The Girly Show turn up to sing you happy birthday.
That's exactly what happened at The Royal Exchange , when it celebrated its 10th anniversary as the premium luxury shopping and dining destination in the square mile this week.
With a festive themed birthday party, complete with a magical Jack Frost, a cirque du soleil style balancing act and a ringmaster greeting guests, there was endless fun to be had. Luxury retailers from Kiehls and Kojis to Paul Smith threw in birthday gifts - not for the Royal Exchange but for their guests to enjoy.
Thank you to Crumbs and Doilies, who provided 500 exquisite mini birthday cakes for all our friends to take home.
Next for your diaries: the 3rd of December, when luxury shops across the city open for a day of Saturday shopping in the run up to Christmas and an enchanted jewellery box comes to life on the steps of the Royal Exchange. If you love ballet, please come and see us outside REX every hour from 10-6 and watch our beautiful snow queen enchant the capital.