BREAKING THE SOLO BRUNCHING TABOO – 19 CAFE BAR – MANCHESTER

BREAKING THE SOLO BRUNCHING TABOO – 19 CAFE BAR – MANCHESTER

As I’ve got older there is something I’ve learnt to do more and more – and that is to enjoy my company, a little bit of self-indulgence and giving myself some me time! I must admit it took a while. I remember I always used to find it odd when my dad would head to a restaurant and dine alone or go gigging solo! I thought to myself – what a strange man not wanting to share those experiences with friends. However, now I get it! He adores music and…

ON THE GO MATCHA GUMMIES *

ON THE GO MATCHA GUMMIES *

I am always on the go and forever searching for new ways to get that all needed energy boost! One that’s not full of rubbish, loaded with sugar or high in carbs! One thing that always worked as an energy booster for me, was a shot of matcha before the gym! I could run for hours! Indigo Herbs sent me some goodies and I was inspired to try my hand at some homemade matcha gummies – this way I could get me sweet fix and an energy boost at the…

A PORTUGUESE DATE NIGHT WITH MATEUS ROSE *

A PORTUGUESE DATE NIGHT WITH MATEUS ROSE *

If you haven’t yet noticed, food plays a big part in my life, and I tend to find that when I am spending quality time with people food is generally involved. With my partner being a chef and me travelling all over for work finding that time with each other can prove quiet difficult! We catch up over meals, and drinks and are constantly trying to be proactive in the days we have together. One thing that I would love us to attend together would be a foodie festival, where…

GOING BANANAS THIS SUMMER WITH MUSTARD *

GOING BANANAS THIS SUMMER WITH MUSTARD *

If there is one thing I love the most about Summer it’s being able to enjoy the outdoors! Reading, writing and eating!  It’s good for the body and for the mind and if I could, I would spend all day, everyday laying in the sun! My favourite thing has to be dining Al Fresco though! Whether it’s in restaurants, in the great outdoors or a simple picnic style. What makes picnics even better is having the cutest tuppawear around! Mustard is making me literally go bananas…over it’s quirky snack boxes and…

CAU – DIDSBURY – MANCHESTER *

CAU – DIDSBURY – MANCHESTER *

As you may be able to tell by now I am a girl who just loves to eat! I like to dine out I like to cook I like and enjoy anything related to food. I would say I am a rather adventurous person – I’ve tried all sorts of different cuisines from different countries! A couple of weeks ago I could tick Buenos Aires off my list! Yes, this day was a cause for celebration, I passed my driving test, it was my partners Birthday and we headed out…

WEDDING ACCESSORIES – ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS *

WEDDING ACCESSORIES – ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS *

When it comes to tying the knot, over 200,000 Brits say ‘I do’ each year and we give ourselves on average to years to plan the perfect day! Over the years I have casually been working in the wedding industry I’ve seen it all. I know what works and what doesn’t. What people enjoy and what they don’t – let’s be honest most of the time they are piddled and it’s hard to find fault with anything! Most importantly I’ve realised what I do want and what I don’t when…

INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS *

INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS *

On May 15th I spent the most glorious evening in a beautiful loft venue that stank of cheese. It. Was. Amazing. The International Cheese Awards are hosted every year in Dorford Park near Nantwich. It hosts the celebration of the most beautiful thing in the world – CHEESE! My photog friend and I were lucky enough to get in to the opening evening hosted in London. We were welcomed with big smiles, a glass of prosecco, and a whole load of cheese. Representatives from the sponsors of the Cheese Awards…

OOO LA LA BON APETITE – BISTROT PIERRE – ALTRINCHAM – MANCHESTER *

OOO LA LA BON APETITE – BISTROT PIERRE – ALTRINCHAM – MANCHESTER *

When the sun is out one of my fave things to do is dine alfresco, well I always like to dine as you can see here! However, it’s definitely something that has those holiday feels to me and I can never understand why people eat inside on a hot day.  Whenever we take a trip to France we often dine outside and it was great to get those vacay vibes last week whilst I was out sampling Bistrot Pierre’s Spring menu. 

SUMMER GRILLED CHICKEN

SUMMER GRILLED CHICKEN

Can we just take a second to talk about how good this ruddy sun is?!  I mean talk about absolute bliss! There is one thing I love to do in this weather and that is have a good old BBQ! Yes sunshine, beers, friends and music – better yet in your own back garden. Well not mine ha I am not fortunate to have one, however if you bring recipes like this summer grilled chicken – trust people are happy to host you! I love this recipe as its simple,…

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

On the beautiful island of Cyprus, just East of Mount Olympus, there is the picturesque region of Pitsillia. The climate of the Pitsillia region perfect for the locals to cultivate the ‘Rosa damascene’ for various wonderful uses. And the exciting festival that takes place every May during the rose harvest in Agros which honours the rose and it’s endless beneficial uses. Last week I went along to visitcyprus’ ‘Rosewater Event’ which celebrated this very festival. We were welcomed into a beautiful rose filled room and treated to a refreshing rose bellini decorated with dried…