Cocktails and dinner at Cabana

Take a look at the delicious cocktails and food at Cabana at West Quay, Southampton.ย I joined the Southampton Bloggers for dinner and cocktails and it did not disappoint!

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Looking for a cake for a special occasion? It’s time to get Caked Away!

If you’re looking for a creative cake, cookie or cupcake for your event then you need to look at Caked Away* – bespokeย wedding and occasion cakes by award winning designer Kelly Alger.

Come and take a look at some of Kelly’s incredible designs, she’s totally kick ass!

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A cosy afternoon tea at The White Horse in Romsey

It’s typical isn’t it, we’re in the middle of a major heatwave and all of a sudden we get three days of thunderstorms. So how do you remedy a miserable day? A cosy afternoon tea will do it!

A visit to The White Horse* in Romsey could not have been better timed!
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Let Lendy Cowes Week 2018 be GIN! An evening at Marks and Spencer’s new pop up Mast & Sail bar

Marks and Spencer's pop up bar at the Cowes store on the Isle of Wight

Marks and Spencer has gone all out to celebrate Lendy Cowes Week with a new pop up gin bar called the Mast & Sail at it’s West Cowes store*.

I ventured over to the Isle of Wight for the bar’s opening and to sample ‘The 1826’ gin cocktail that’s been created for the prestigious sailing event.

All aboard the Red Funnel Red Jet for a night on the Island…what a way to spend an evening!

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New food is on the menu at Wahaca!

New food at Wahaca

Mexican market food was just the ticket on a sunny evening – it gave me all the holiday vibes. Wahaca have a little terrace in Southampton that catches the late afternoon sun, I could have sat there all night!

I joined blogging beauty Alice Spake for the evening to discover the new items on the menu*, come and take a look…

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Jane Devonshire brings a south east touch to Marks and Spencer’s best ever burger

Jane Devonshire, the winner of Masterchef 2016, has put a south east surf and turf twist on the newly launched best ever burger from Marks and Spencer.

Recently I was invited to a summer soiree to meet Jane, discover the new summer food collection and try the burger with the big claims!

Here are the ingredients, the ‘Best Ever Surf & Turf Rosti Burger’ recipe and my tips for making it all to come together if you’d like to try it at home*.

These burgers would make a great summer dinner party dish and level up your standard BBQ with a bit of finesse.

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Beach vibes at Southampton’s Seaside in the Square

Seaside in the Square

Seaside in the Square brings sand, sun and cocktails to Guildhall Square thanks to Go! Southampton‘s* new summer beach extravaganza.

Orange Rooms, Sam FM, Ikea, Decathlon, City Eye and a whole host of other companies have joined together to offer over 100 free events until 22 August 2018.

And, I am there with bells on…

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The Ivy Winchester

The Ivy has been a big player in London’s dining and social scene since it opened in 1917. Now this glamorous iconic restaurant has brought it’s own inimitable style to the South Coast.

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie* has a similar style to its London counterpart with the acclaimed Martin Brundnizki Design Studio making its mark on this new foodie hotspot.

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Foodies look out for The Pork Lovers Tour 2018

After travelling around Spain The Pork Lovers Tour* has arrived in the UKย to raise awareness of the benefits of pork as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

My morning was spent onboard the big pink tour bus finding out about pork, which is right up my street as I’m a a bit of a foodie!ย ๐Ÿทย Oink oink!ย ๐Ÿท

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The Lush life’s giving me a rush – discovering skincare at Lush!

From an early age my Nan would go on and on and on about how important it is to look after your skin. When I was eleven I really didn’t care but thank god Nan persisted and got me in the habit from an early age.

Over a decade later *ahem – it’s rude to ask someone’s age* my skin is in pretty good condition and I think part of that is down Nan’s skincare routine and her bloody amazing genes!

I’ve tried quite a few skincare products over the years and am always up for trying something new to keep my skin in good condition. As a relative newcomer to Lush I had no idea it has a skincare range and a pretty good one at that.

Recently I was invited by Lush for a full consultation* which not only taught me about the products but, has introduced a few new products into my daily skincare routine. Read More

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