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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Oh no she didn’t! Oh yes she did! This year’s Christmas Pantomime at the Mayflower Theatre* is Dick Whittington and it’s a real cracker, full of innuendo and proper belly laughs!
I joined the Southampton Bloggers for an evening of festive fun, here’s a review of the show and my experience.
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“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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Are you feeling stressed? Floatation therapy could provide the perfect opportunity to rest, reconnect and recover away from the many expectations and pressures of life.
Limitless Float offers an experience where you spend time in a sensory deprivation pod floating your troubles away.
It’s just opened in Southampton and I was invited to spend an hour trying out floatation therapy.
Here are my thoughts on the latest stress buster that’s arrived in the city.
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This summer we decided to sort out the garden in front of our house. I couldn’t have spent another month mowing the lawn every week, something had to be done!
We raided B&Q and rolled up our sleeves for a busy weekend sorting the garden out. Here’s what we did on a budget…
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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”
New brand room2 is combining the best bits of a traditional hotel and all the comforts and convenience of life at home with the launch of its “hometel” concept in Southampton.
With a decor to die for and reasonably priced, spacious, well-equipped rooms, room2 is set to change the face of the hospitality industry!
Want to find out more and have a little glimpse at the new hometel? Go on then…
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