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Vinilo – an independent record store returns to Southampton

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a dedicated record store in Southampton, maybe since the 80s or 90s. It’s been a while. Record fans, you need to get down to Vinilo for all the latest vinyl discoveries.

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Brunch at South Coast Roast in Bournemouth

The beginning of my year was spent in Australia and it was bliss. But, when I came home I realised we just don’t have the cool cafe culture the Aussies do. I’m always on the look out for a new coffee place or a spot to spend a long lazy Sunday morning and South Coast […]

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An Easter treat at YSL – the new Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Foundation

On my quest to achieve a better on camera look for my vlog, I was invited to my local Yves Saint Laurent counter at Debenhams to try the new Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Foundation. At the same time I had my make up done and discovered a few other beauty products from the famous fashion […]

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Cocktails, dinner and cards at Grosvenor Casinos

It’s not often you get to learn a new skill, so when Grosvenor Casinos* invited me through the Southampton Bloggers for a roulette and black jack lesson, I thought it would be a great opportunity to perfect my card skills!

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A Mauritian brunch at Lakaz Maman

If you’re looking for brunch with a difference in Southampton, head over to Lakaz Maman. It’s the first restaurant from Shelina Permalloo, who won MasterChef UK in 2012, and it now has a breakfast menu that will transport you to the streets of Mauritius.

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Libertine Don Giovanni seduces Southampton through song

The libertine, the seducer, the swine! Don Giovanni flirted his way right into the hearts of the crowd, with the third in the series of the rabble rouser operas, at the Mayflower Theatre. The Welsh National Opera held a trio of Italian operas at the iconic Southampton venue from some of the world’s greatest composers […]

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Second Cup arrives in Southampton

Canadian coffee house Second Cup has opened its doors in Southampton on the high street. I popped over for a little caffeine fix and to check out the new store, come take a peek inside with me!

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A chat with ‘Don Giovanni’ ahead of his Mayflower Theatre performance

A trio of operas performed by the Welsh National Opera comes to Mayflower Theatre this week for the Rabble Rousers Season. La forza del destino Wednesday, 21 March 2018 6.30pm Tosca Thursday, 22 March 2018 7.15pm Don Giovanni Friday, 23 March 2018 7pm On Friday I’ll be seeing Don Giovanni, an opera based on Don Juan, the fictional […]

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