The Winchester Orangery has recently opened and it’s as gorgeous as its Instagram indicated. Not only is it filled to the rafters with stunning material flowers but the black and white tiles, chic counters and glass topped tables will make you feel more like you’re on the King’s Road instead of the pretty lanes that frame Winchester Cathedral.
We started Good Friday right with a hearty breakfast, plenty of coffee and orange juice to set us up for a glorious four days free from work, commitments and poor weather!
Take a look around the newbie to Winchester’s foodie scene in a few of my snaps, I say a few…there’s ruddy loads. I couldn’t help myself it was so pretty and the staff were more than obliging – yes, I think I was indulged!
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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”
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.
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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!
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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!”
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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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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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.
Take a look at the stunning restaurant and my thoughts on the service and food…there’s quite a few food pictures too! Continue reading “The Ivy Winchester”
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.
Take a look at Tiger Gin and its tasting notes… Continue reading “Celebrating the longest day of the year with Tiger Gin”