A NIGHT IN THE NORTHERN QUARTER *

A NIGHT IN THE NORTHERN QUARTER *

Manchester holds a truly special place in my heart. I experienced it as a young student and then as a mature adult. I have seen many shades of this vibrant city. There are many memories dotted about diners, drinking spots and dance floors. There is one part of Manchester that I could always rely on to show me the best time. The Northern Quarter. A bustling neighbourhood full of boho bars, trendy restaurants and independent record shops. However, all over this cosmopolitan city you will find buzzy restaurants, unique bars,…

MIDWEEK MUSIC VIBES WITH PEN AND PENCIL *

MIDWEEK MUSIC VIBES WITH PEN AND PENCIL *

Let’s be honest time is this sneaky little guy that slips away from us! The amount of things we’d be able to achieve if we just had a little more time on our hands! Relationships is just one thing that can suffer from our busy busy lives and we need to re-engage with how important it is to spend time with lived ones. We all have those friends and family members that no matter how long we leave it our relationships stay the same but just because they can withstand…

6 FEET DEEP IN GIN AT MANCHESTER GIN FESTIVAL *

6 FEET DEEP IN GIN AT MANCHESTER GIN FESTIVAL *

This weekend I finally passed my theory test and there was no better way to celebrate than sipping some tasty alcoholic beverages at Manchester gin festival. Held at the historical Victoria Baths, each pool playing a different part. First off was the taster room, I mean if you’re a fan of gin what better than a whole pool of the stuff. It started off in the female pool still with all of its original features with rustic changing stall with traditional stable doors!

WEEKDAYS WINETASTING AT VEENO *

WEEKDAYS WINETASTING AT VEENO *

We had the pleasure of visiting Veeno, a quaint little Italian café tucked away on a back street in Manchester. The brand started 3 years ago with two Italian guys’ passion for Spuntini* and wine, and noticed that there was nowhere in Manchester offering the same thing. Veeno now has 14 stores across the UK, with a new one opening in Kingston upon Thames. The café offers a variety of wine, prosecco, beer, small nibbles and light bites. They have various wine tasting packages perfect for meeting up with friends…

KETTLEBELL KITCHEN – ANCOATS – MANCHESTER

KETTLEBELL KITCHEN – ANCOATS – MANCHESTER

With their first birthday fast approaching, with that I mean tomorrow, we have to seriously congratulate Kettlebell Kitchen on their huge success. Having not even been open a year, this fantastic new concept for fast food is  quickly becoming THE hot spot for healthy clean eating. Turning themselves into a chain already, and now owning 4 premises, 2 being in head offices of fashion moguls.  I mean if that is not impressive for the first year I do not know what is. I hope they have some confetti canons ready!…

LA COMPTOIR LIBANAIS – MANCHESTER – SPINNINGFIELDS

LA COMPTOIR LIBANAIS – MANCHESTER – SPINNINGFIELDS

La Comptoir Libanais is in the newly revamped Spinningfields. There lies a vibrant alley of deliciousness and culture, with a string of yummy restaurants ready to wet your appetite. Choosing some where to eat when we are out is somehwhat quiet tricky, with my partner liking both large portions and spice, and me, well i am weak when it comes to hot food. Indians and buffets tend to get quiet dull after a while and the quality of food is somewhat desirable, so when we headed to Manchester for the day…