Swing by Coffee Saloon for a caffeine fix

Swing by Coffee Saloon for a caffeine fix

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.

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Vegan treats at Cafe Thrive

Vegan treats at Cafe Thrive

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.

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Conjuring up the Halloween spirit with M&S

Conjuring up the Halloween spirit with M&S

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…

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

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

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

Let Lendy Cowes Week 2018 be GIN! An evening at Marks and Spencer’s new pop up Mast & Sail bar

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 is on the menu 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 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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The Ivy Winchester

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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