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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Foodies look out for The Pork Lovers Tour 2018

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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Mermaid Gin and summer vibes on the HarBar on 6th terrace

Mermaid Gin and summer vibes on the HarBar on 6th terrace

Wood fired pizza, Mermaid Gin and sunshine on the HarBar on 6th terrace overlooking the Solent – now that’s how to do summer evenings on the south coast!

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Celebrating the longest day of the year with Tiger Gin

Celebrating the longest day of the year with Tiger Gin

Citrus based Tiger Gin was the perfect companion to an evening sat in the sun enjoying the longest day of the year.

I’m a big gin fan and have a bit of a collection on the go, and I am always looking to try something I’ve not had before.

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MasterChef winner hosts Dine at Mine at room2 Southampton

MasterChef winner hosts Dine at Mine at room2 Southampton

It’s not often you’ll get dinner cooked for you by a MasterChef winner in an intimate setting like the world’s first hometel!

But, that’s what happened and I honestly had to pinch myself.

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And I said, “What about Breakfast at Rawberry’s?”

And I said, “What about Breakfast at Rawberry’s?”

You know me, the mere whiff of some freshly ground coffee and a flash of bright green avocado will have me seeking out the newest foodie spot to try.

So it was inevitable that I was going to be instantly drawn to Rawberry and it’s raw, veggie, vegan vibes!

Come and take a look around…

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