Dinner and cocktails at Cosy Club, Portsmouth

Dinner and cocktails at Cosy Club, Portsmouth

[AD*] Looking for something new in Portsmouth? Is it time for cocktails over a hearty meal? It is? Oh good, then it’s time to get yourself down to the newest restaurant to open at Gunwharf Quays. Cheers!

Cosy Club has a setting that makes you feel instantly at ease. From the fancy lights dimmed low to the retro decor, it has a friendly attitude and a relaxed charm.

The lovely folks from Cosy Club HQ invited me to try the menu and a few tipples of my choice to review and share with you.

Come on in and take a look at the warm and welcoming Cosy Club…

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Picking up pastries from Bread Addiction in Southsea

Picking up pastries from Bread Addiction in Southsea

Cakes and buns by the sea! A short stroll from Southsea Beach will find you on Elm Grove at Bread Addiction, a cosy cafe that will satisfy all of your bakery desires.

Portsmouth’s foodie scene is an ever growing hub of independents offering treats both savoury and sweet. Take a look at my recent stop for croissants and don’t forget to let me know what you think if you decide to pop by!

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Ned’s Noodle Bar arrives in Southampton

Ned’s Noodle Bar arrives in Southampton

[AD] Well check me out living my best Carrie Bradshaw life with cute take out noodle boxes at the launch of Ned’s Noodle Bar!

Recently nominated for ‘best noodles in the UK’ at the UK’s Golden Chopsticks Awards Ned’s is bringing its twist on Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Malaysian and Vietnamese flavours to central Southampton.

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A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe

A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe

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 night at Hilton at the Ageas Bowl Southampton

A night at Hilton at the Ageas Bowl Southampton

There’s nothing like a good nights sleep, and recently I had a wonderful bit of shut eye when I was invited* to experience the Hilton Hotel at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

Come take a peek at my room with its stunning view and comfortable bed…

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The Crimes of Grindelwald at Showcase Cinema

The Crimes of Grindelwald at Showcase Cinema

“After all this time?” said Dumbledore, “Always,” replied Snape. I am a Potterhead. I’ve loved the story since my Aunt bought me the book back when it was first released and I still love it now.

The new films in the Fantastic Beasts series are no exception, and I like many other Harry Potter fans have been very excited about the new film.

When Showcase Cinema offered me* the chance to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at a special preview event two days ahead of public release I literally fell off my chair, and for the rest of the day was absolutely beaming.

Here’s what I thought of the film, don’t worry there’s no spoilers, and the cinema.

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A creative evening with Paint Chill Co.

A creative evening with Paint Chill Co.

Drink, paint, chill- what’s not to like? Paint Chill Co. is a new art class experience available in Southampton, Portsmouth and Chichester.

It’s for every ability as the sessions are guided with plenty of tips, tricks and help if you need it. At the end of the evening the canvas is yours so you can take your masterpiece home and make plans to become the next Picasso.

Take a look at how I unleashed my creative side when I was invited* to spend an evening with Paint Chill Co. held at London Road Brew House.

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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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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* – 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!

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