• Eats,  Lifestyle

    Le Parc, Lourdes

    On the first evening of a holiday, after a long journey, the last thing you want to do is search for cafe’s and restaurants and make your brain work harder than you want it to, deciding what to eat. I always try to book a decent restaurant meal on such days, so we don’t have to worry about having a good meal. On our mini break to Lourdes, I selected a trip adviser recommend restaurant- Le Parc based just off the Lourdes Best Western Hotel. Starters: Vegetarian -La Salade folle aux légumes frais du jardin Meat/Fish – Le boudin basque à la poêlée de chipirons persillés Main Course Vegetarian – Les linguines…

  • Eats,  Lifestyle,  Travels

    Tenerife Photo Diary; Jan 18

    There is nothing more exciting than having a holiday to look forward to within the first month of the year. It wipes away the holiday blues and gets you buzzing with a countdown for the next exciting adventure. The weather this January has been a roller coaster of deceivingly light sunny days to a flurry of stormy wind and rain; so as you can imagine, the warm, gold sun of the canary islands was welcomed with opened arms. Our hen party of 14 gorgeous girls spent 4 days both exploring the island as well as relaxing in the resort. Volcano Teide – Sunset Tour – this was such a memorable experience,…

  • Lifestyle,  Travels

    Christmas in Cornwall: Photo diary; Dec 17

    For the past few Christmas holidays we’ve headed North seeking the snow in the stunning Scottish highlands, however this year, we fancied a change of scenery and decided to chase the sea along the Cornish coast. During the Christmas week, we explored as much of the coastline as we could, particularly a few ionic points! At Land’s End At Lizard’s Point A brief break through Dartmoor Hope you all had a lovely Christmas break too!  

  • Eats,  Lifestyle

    Rick Stein; Porthleven

    While exploring the Cornish coast this Christmas, we stumbled up Rick Stein’s restaurant in Porthleven! Set beside this delightful little harbour, we settled for a delicious dinner!   First course:  COARSE PORK TERRINE  Served with beetroot chutney and sourdough.As titled, the terrine definitely was course and the soughbread quite hard, but both were complimented by the chutney very well. Second Course: GRILLED CORNISH HAKE. With laksa noodlesand sambal belacan We couldn’t come here without trying the fish; and it was absolutely delicious and probably one of my favourite fish dishes! The Hake was soft and full of flavour, complimented by creamy and satisfying laksa. And finally for dessert: APPLE AND CINNAMON CRUMBLE With…

  • Fashion & Styles,  Lifestyle,  LookBook

    Lookbook: Dec 17, Yellow Snow?

    Everyone has a ‘Black Friday Buy’ and this year mine was this gorgeous mustard coat from Zara! Nipping it for their discounted £49.99, it came just in time for our Sunday Snow Day in London! One thing I absolutely love is when style and utility run hand in hand, and that’s exactly what this jacket does. It’s feather down filling keeps you toasty and warm, while it’s removable fur lined hood and exterior nylon provides a very good rainproof layer. With extendable zips and fur lined in all the right places, the thin brown piping lining each block of mustard gives this coat a very stylish look for the season. I…

  • Lifestyle

    An alternative Capsule Wardrobe approach

    Is it just me or when I see  ‘Capsule Wardrobe’, I see, black, white, grey and nude with the occasional splash of navy blue and a ravishing red and suddenly feel the need to ditch everything I own and splurge on a designer plain white t-shirt! Thankfully, I’ve decided on a solution to avoid the splurge, and still build my perfect wardrobe! Stop spending – you’ve got to be strict on yourself and to say “I’m not spending another dime on any item of clothing at all!” This doesn’t just mean tops and jeans, but underwear, coats, jackets, scarves – everything! Start outfit planning –  I work away from home during the…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    Dr Botanicals: Ultra Repair Overnight Regenerating Treatment

    I’ve always just slapped on the nearest cream I can reach, whether it be body, hand, face or even foot when it’s come to finding a cream to put on before bed. When starting to look into my skincare regime, I realised that what you put on in the night is probably the most important product in your routine. Therefore I was very excited to receive this product as it is my first ever proper night cream! On opening this jar of  I was warmly greeted with a lovely slight floral smell. The consistancy of the cream was surprising, as to touch it had a slightly gel like feel, but still…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    Dr Botanicals: Japanese Orange Revive & Firm Facial Serum

    I always think you can never go wrong with organic, good quality products; rather than constantly burning away your skin with strong acids, organically exfoliating and naturally replenishing won’t do you any wrong. Particularly for fairly sensitive skin like mine, it’s the safest option and I find that it works for me really well. I’ve been captured by London based brand, Dr Botanicals. Containing exactly what it says on the bottle. Vegan and additive free, you can both smell and feel the goodness within their creams and products. My first review (but funnily enough not my first product) is the Japanese Firming Serum. For the first time using this, I chose to…

  • Lifestyle,  Travels

    Paris, France Photo Diary; May 17

    As my in-law’s were in town during the spring-summer period, we took them in and around Europe, including the beautiful city of Paris. Here are a few iconic holiday snaps from our stay! Tour Effel       We spent most of our sunny days walking down La Seine. Being the central line through the city, it was the best way to take in both the famous sights and the local culture. Hot Chocolate <3Of course we couldn’t leave without indulging at at local french patisserie! Au revoir for now mon Paris!    

  • Eats,  Lifestyle

    GOGI Restaurant, Korean Bar & Grill

    For my brother’s 23rd birthday, he booked a cosy Korean place down Edgware road, upon the canal in Little Venice. It’s a cosy a quirky little place, with caged bulb lighting, mixed with a red hue for an sophisticated eccentric atmosphere. The tables are set apart enough so that you aren’t knocking elbows or peering into anyone else’s grill, but still enough tables to seat a number of diners. Korean restaurants incorporate a portable grill embedded into your table (IKEA needs to catch on) to both cook and keep your food nice and warm! Being a very amateur chef myself, the concept of cooking my food at the table seemed…