Hanna Miraftab on Birthday celebrations and Being a Boss
PUBLISHED: 00:00 02 May 2019
Hanna Miraftab, RHOC star, has had a very busy and varied month
Recently, alongside a group of other female speakers and industry high flyers, I was honoured to talk at the fantastic Boss Women event in Bury. It was devised to encourage women in business to celebrate their success, and promote self love and self worth.
It was great to be able to share a platform with a set of strong, fierce women and hear them share their experiences from their own journeys. The inspiring women alongside me included Misba Khan, the UK representative for an all-women team who skied to the North Pole, and Dr Erinma Bell MBE – a community peace activist who is the first woman to have her sculpture in Manchester Town Hall. I was clearly in some fantastic company and I hope that some of the attendees may have learnt something from my own career pathway. We should all take greater care of our minds in these busy lives we lead; it is often somewhat neglected in favour of getting our bodies fit, but our body won't work at its full capacity if our mind has been overlooked.
It feels like only last week it was Christmas, but yet here we are drowning in a mountain of Easter eggs – it's hard to stay wedding prep motivated when there's all this chocolate knocking about!
Martin and I are escaping the madness and heading to Moddershall Oaks, a country spa retreat. We haven't had much time together, just the two of us, as filming for the show is running at full speed and our clinics are super busy so it'll be perfect to have some time out together. Fingers crossed for some nice, non-traditional, bank holiday weather!
I celebrated turning 31 this month and threw a wig party with friends, which was hilarious. We also had a bartender come and make all our cocktails for the evening. It was a rare opportunity to spend some much-needed quality time with girlfriends.
I also went for dinner with the whole family at Victor's in Hale, one of our favourite places. Martin and I also visited Simon Wood's restaurant in Manchester, memorably named Wood Manchester, for the first time. It was phenomenal. All in all, a wonderful, fun packed birthday.
Wedding Countdown: five months
This month has been all about the cake – it's a hard job, but one I've been happy to take on!
We've decided against the traditional fruit cake, as Martin and I are from such culturally different backgrounds, and have instead settled on a lemon cake. We've been to a few tasting sessions and it's absolutely delicious. I can't wait for our guests to try it and see the awesome creation, it's going to be a real feast for the eyes as well as the tummy!