It’s safe to say I’m completely obsessed with bao buns. After having them at Wagamamas my obsession grew during my travels to Australia last year. I tried to eat as many as possible in China Town in Melbourne, in Sydney and Perth!
I haven’t found many places in the UK that do them yet, especially not in the south! Although I’m sure there’s loads of places that do them in London before you start @-ing me.
Anyway, you’ll imagine my surprise when Henry and I were walking through Southsea looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled on Two Doors Down. Continue reading “Bao buns at Two Doors Down in Southsea”
[AD] Recently I was invited for an evening of mindfulness and conversation to mark Wagamama’s partnership with mental health charity Mind at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.
This was a gifted dinner but, all opinions are my own otherwise what’s the point?! You can’t buy my opinion and I firmly believe talking about mental health and that breaking the stigma surrounding it is very important!
Continue reading “An evening of mindfulness with Wagamama at Gunwharf Quays”
Henry and I celebrated five years together with a rather sumptuous meal at The Florist.
Take a look at this Bristol foodie hotspot and its beautiful Instagram worthy interior! Continue reading “Anniversary dinner at The Florist in Bristol”
Who doesn’t like the spirit of the moment? Thanks to restrictions lifted by the government we’re all enjoying a gin resurgence and the industry is booming.
We have a lovely collection of gin but a few ropey old bottles have remained in our alcohol cupboard for far longer than I care to admit.
I love making my own gin infusions and I shamelessly stole this idea from a friend who shared her recipe with me on Instagram. This is a great way to make a plain gin something special and worthwhile drinking. It also would make a great gift, two years ago I made earl grey gin which went down very well with all who received it.
Here’s how I made it, it’s really simple and will make you look like a domestic goddess, Nigella eat your heart out!
Continue reading “How to make apple and blackberry gin”
Looking for a cosy spot to hide away from the weather and grab a bite to eat? Salt Cafe at WicorMarine Yacht Haven in Porchester, is so warm and inviting, here’s my delicious lunch review from my first visit. Continue reading “A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe”
A big shout out to Coffee Saloon, a local independent that is producing excellent tea and coffee in Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth.
If you’re in the area swing by for a coffee, it won’t disappoint.
Continue reading “Swing by Coffee Saloon for a caffeine fix”
Embracing a vegan diet? If you’re on the south coast of England you need to know about a great option for eating out and sticking fully to the vegan way of life.
Cafe Thrive has become a staple on the Southampton foodie scene. It is making sure those opting for a vegan lifestyle have just as many options as other non-vegan establishments.
Continue reading “Vegan treats at Cafe Thrive”
Hubble bubble boil and trouble! Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re anything like me you’ll be hunting for some treats and activities to celebrate the spookiest day of the year.
If you need a little inspiration take a peek at these five traditional Halloween activities…
Take a look at the delicious cocktails and food at Cabana at West Quay, Southampton. I joined the Southampton Bloggers for dinner and cocktails and it did not disappoint!
Continue reading “Cocktails and dinner at Cabana”
If you’re looking for a creative cake, cookie or cupcake for your event then you need to look at Caked Away* – bespoke 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!
Continue reading “Looking for a cake for a special occasion? It’s time to get Caked Away!”