TOP NEW DRINKS PRODUCTS MARCH 2017

I love discovering new products and drinks. Many of the things I eat and drink today are generally new products I have discovered over the past year or so. Its great to get hooked into a brand and follow and watch them grow. You can check out March’s top foodie products here. Otherwise here is the top new drinks products March 2017.

BEANIES+

Beanie’s are already huge in the health conscious coffee drinkers world. Yet they are taking it another step by releasing their 2 calorie a cup granules enriched with Vitamin D. You really couldn’t ask for much else. Oh except the fact it will be sugar free and in 3 delicious flavours vanilla bean, cherry chocolate and apple cinnamon.

DALSTON’S

This is cola made seriously cool. I mean cool. Well not just cola but lemonade and orangeade. Who loves Orange soda? I do when its super low calorie! Not only that but its made in one of the trendiest spots in London too.  Created from a base of real fruit ingredients, spring water and beet sugar and contain high-quality ingredients like Sicilian lemons and cola nuts. Its also on the healthy side. Go guys!

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ENZO – MANCHESTER – REVIEW

PIZZA, ENZO, ITALIAN, ITALIAN RESTAURANT, PIZZERIA, ENZO RESTAURANT, ITALIAN IN MANCHESTERJust a stones throw away from Piccadilly, a new restaurant opens its doors with Italy at its heart. Enzo. An establishment holding to core Italian family values. With a warm and friendly environment serving up authentic and unique traditional Italian dishes. This is not the first taste of success from owners James Skade and Carrie Slater, as their first opening in Nantwich clearly pleased rumbling bellies with their Award winning pizza. Now branching out and delighting Manchester with delicious offerings such as handmade pizzas, freshly made pastas and hom ebaked cakes. Can we please not forget the breakfast pizza’s. Yes you heard me right breakfast pizza. I am already sold. If this menu doesn’t sell it to you then maybe their story. Forced to commute to work due to a car breakdown, James made his way to work everyday on the bus. His days were always brightened by the Italian bus driver Enzo, whose dream was to open an Italian restaurant. Having to impromptly return home James decided to follow his dream for him and launch Enzo, forever bringing brightness to his day. Greeted with a glass of prosecco and fed copious amounts of pizza and cake, I couldn’t ask for a better night with my cousin.

FOOD :
★★★★★

So lets move onto the food. We were constantly given a new slice of pizza so weren’t short of tasty nibbles throughout the night. Instead of ordering off the menu, pizzas were carried round for us to just grab taster slices of. This allowed me to get a real feel for the menu, getting to taste more than one pizza. Of which I am so grateful for as there are some amazing flavour combinations here.

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EGGS BENE PIZZA ★★★★★

I am going to start with my favourite as this was by far the best in my eyes. Part of the breakfast pizza menu this one takes a spin on the classic eggs Benedict.. and it works SOOOO well. I mean this was just delicious, a perfectly cooked egg, that was at its peak just between runny and solid, topped with juicy ham, and smothered in this amazing honey and mustard hollandaise. Forget breakfast pizza I will eat this any day.  Continue reading →

THE CITY WAREHOUSE APARTHOTEL – MANCHESTER – REVIEW

Looking back a couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to the amazing launch of The Grand Pacific restaurant on Spring Gardens which you can read about here. With travelling further up North the day, it only made sense to stay over in the city. Generally when staying in Manchester I have even gone to friends or family, or to a hotel. When about to book our normal hotel, I noticed the opportunity for the City Warehouse Aparthotel pop up. Well of course why not. You get a whole apartment for the price of a room. As seen as I was dying to go try out Kettlebell Kitchen, it was in the perfect location.

LOCATION
★★★★★

For where we wanted to be this was the most perfect location. Armed with bags and suitcases I was not prepared to march these across town for the train station and Kettlebell. Also its great to stay in the up and coming area of Ancoats and see whats happening in that area. When you know Manchester it is really not far at all from the city centre. A pretty much straight walk into town for 10 mins to Piccadilly Gardens. It is along a main road, which may bother some but I love car watching. Also for the price to be that close to town is amazing. Air BnBs go in at the same.

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ROOM
★★★★★

Well we actually got an entire apartment rather than a room which was amazing. Unfortunately for us we were eating out that night so the kitchen and dining table was left unused. However it will be one I consider if staying for a longer period of time, as all the essentials were there. It was roomy and spacious and there was lots of natural light coming in. Its was clean and tidy and had a comfy vibe around it. The living room was open plan with the kitchen and had big windows for people watching.

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25 THINGS AT 25

As you all may be aware this week I turned 26. I feel super old being over half a century. Aghagaga. In this time I have learnt some vital things that I really wish I had known earlier on. However they say you learn from your mistakes and this is what moulds you as a person. So here are 25 things at 25 I learnt.

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1 – You really can achieve great things when you put your mind to it.
2 – You work so well when thrown into the depend.
3 – When your confident it will radiate off you.
4 – Your smile will make people smile.
5 – When you compliment a stranger it really will change your day.
6 – Travelling will change your outlook on the world.
7 – Working abroad is one of the best experiences youll have.
8 – Your real friends will always be there no matter what
9 – Your human you can make mistakes. Just learn from them.
10 – Your family are the most precious things in your life. Treasure them.
11 – Never let anyone strip your independacne away.
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HEALTHY CHOCOLATE EASTER TREATS

I absolutely adore Easter and I wanted to make some healthy chocolate Easter treats. Just love it. It is a sign of Spring, a fresh start and new life. The sun comes out, flowers are in bloom, little lambs are being born and of course it is my Birthday! I have two super fond Easter memories..

  1. My nana’s sister and her husband came to our house when I was around 8, with HUGE baskets full of eggs. We were never ones to really indulge as children. Chocolate and sweet things were treats and part of a balanced diet not everyday things. So to get a basket brimming we were all super excited. They were of course put on the top shelf out of reach. However we found a way, as kids do.
  2.  My 2nd best Easter memory was when I took my little cousin to France. Here we had all the amazing French chocolatiers chocolate eggs and it was to die for. I am in love wit kinder eggs and over there they have one the size of your face. We then had lunch at my aunties who had a huge garden and set up a big hunt. I was a great day.

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TOP NEW FOOD PRODUCTS MARCH 2017

Last year I really enjoyed doing a series of posts of the hottest products that have been released to our supermarket shelves. I know its March, where was I for the first two months. Yes I must admit I have been slacking. However, not a whole lot has been going on. However I wanted to start it back up anyways and we have 2 fab new products that you can go and try this month. Here is the new food products March 2017.

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FLORETTE SMOOTHIE MIX

Florette are already ahead of the game when it comes to healthy eating. Providing us with fresh salad packs, ready to eat, ideal to get them extra greens in. However they are now raising the bar and have released two salad mixes that are especially designed to be used for homemade juices. I know the pain of trying to create a tasty green smoothie. They always taste better bought than homemade. Therefore we hope that these will transfer into a yummy handmade Continue reading →

HELLO APRIL

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I seriously just can not bear how quick this year is going by. I already feel like I have massively underachieved, however this month that is all about to change. March was a horrible month for me. Not only did I have to start physio and realise next month I will be a year older. I ad some HUGE changed in my life. The breakdown of a relationship, having to move in with my nana, find a job and a new home. As well as come to the acceptance and consequences of the way behaved in the past two years. However Hello April

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What can we say buy life goes on, and it goes on wards and upwards. There are so many things I ave to look forward to this month. There are visits to my family, so trips to see my amazing cousin and his awesome gf, seeing my aunties and uncles and little cousins, practically sisters and seeing my bro. Yes all of this in the first week of April haha. I then have my birthday woo hoo – although I have nothing planned. I have started working with an amazing brand called OmegaWater so yo should go check them out. I also will hopefully going to visit wonderful blogger Claire in Glasgow :). The big news is I will start my new job. As I haven’t worked or interviews for 2 years, I am so proud of myself for overcoming the vulnerable situation I put myself in. Within a week of applying for jobs the first interview I had in 2 years I got the job. Continue reading →

CAPSICANA COOK SAUCES – REVIEW

I am one who loves added a burst of flavour to my food. I guess my influences have come from the food I was brought up with and the places I have travelled to. From classical French, to prickly North African, and although I have no yet been the Far East. The best ways to make these dishes stand out, in my eyes, is to cook everything from scratch! However there are some nights, getting in when I am just not feeling it. This is where cook sauces come in. I have never really fund one that stands out from the crowd. One that offers you something different. That is until I stumbled across Capsicana. The cook sauces that bring you the taste of Latin America. Considering it is on my ultimate travel bucket list I saw I was onto a winner! The sauces come in three delicious flavours, inspired from three spicy countries, with different heat levels. What you make with them is up to you, however on the packets there are some great recipes ideas alongside the website. I also just adored the packing and branding, and though it was so sweet that my package arrived with a little bag of worry dolls….. cute right!

THE CAPSICANA STORY

I founded Capsicana because I absolutely love chillies and Latin American food. I’ve eaten in many true Mexican cantinas and the inspiration behind Capsicana began back in the late 90’s when I was living with my Dad in Texas. We used to go on road trips all the time – most memorably, to visit friends in cities such as Austin and San Antonio. Both have large Mexican communities and it was here that I first laid on eyes on proper Mexican food, and this soon became my default cuisine of choice, whether we were going out for dinner or I was just grabbing something by the side of the road. Everything about it grabbed me – most particularly all the delicious varieties of chillies.

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TOP 5 NEW HOTELS OPENING 2017

We have become a generation of travellers, with an insane amount of opportunity to travel. Gap years, bloggers, jobs where you jet off all over the world. We crave to explore, to adventure and discover. However I have slowly come to realise that there is so much to discover on your own front door. We yearn to get away, fly to the tropics, surf the warm seas. Yet forget the simple pleasures that our country offers. So here I have found some astounding hotels opening inspired and set in the most beautiful surroundings. Here are THE top 5 new hotels opening 2017.

THE SILL – HADRIAN’S WALL, NORTHUMBERLAND

Being brought up in the Lake District, I spent my childhood visiting Hadrian’s Wall. I also spent a fair bit of my childhood on rambling and walking adventures thus staying in various Youth Hostels around the country! I even had my own card that excited me greatly! So this new 86 bed hostel and discovery centre looks incredible. Hosting music nights, exhibitions and plays, this eco friendly building, is set to be a super cool hotspot. It is a grey dry stone wall, with a green roof that visitors can walk on. As well as being set in the dark skies, perfect for them meteor showers and looking out over Northumberland national park.

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The Sill opens July, group bookings open now, individual bookings from Feb, beds from £19.25 B&B, yha.org.uk

GOTHIC REVIVAL, MANCHESTER

Set in the middle of Bruntwood Park, this Victorian Gothic inspired sister hotel offers 22 rooms over 3 floors, including a bridal suite. The park itself is home to bootcamp fitness classes, BMX tracks and archery. Perfect for an active yet relaxing getaway.

Opens late March, doubles from £135, oddfellowsonthepark.com

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MUSIC MONTH : MARCH

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Good evening ladies and gentleman and welcome to the first in the series of Music Month, this started as #MusicMondays however it takes up too much topic time. Therefore I have switched over to Music Mont to give you my March playlist. So I am sure, like everyone music plays a huge part in my life. It plays with my emotions, brings me up when I am down, and makes cleaning the house bearable. It pushes me when I am working out and relaxes me in the bath. My dad has an insane CD collection reaching over a thousand, and we are a very musical family. Therefore music runs through my veins and I like all different types of genres. So I have compiled a list of what I have been listening to this week! Songs for when I am jogging, when I am cooking and when I am cleaning , and when I am relaxing. Hopefully you’ll find some new music too.