That’s pretty much my life motto. Alongside all the other serious shit we have to put up with in life, why can’t we all just have nice eyebrows and be happy? Eyebrows are so important for the shape of your face, in my opinion they really finish things off and make you look more polished.
It was my birthday a few weeks ago and I wanted a family meal with some of my nearest and dearest in a nice setting. I wanted a chilled atmosphere that wasn’t too loud, somewhere we could chat, have some nice wine and also amazing food. I’d seen Petit Paris a lot, simply walked past it and noticed it’s cute Paris-styled sign but never eaten there. But, now I have, I 100% would again!
My buddies over at Victoria Retail Park, you know, basically my favourite place to shop for homeware have been in touch with some awesome picks for S/S17 homeware trends! You’ll know I love tropical interiors from my last post all about interior design and I love all of the shops at Victoria Retail Park, I did a mini home haul when we moved into the flat we’re in now. You can check that out here if you fancy. Check out these amazing pieces from some of the 14 retailers that stock lifestyle and homeware. Victoria Retail Park is open 7 days a week, with most stores open until 8pm, which is great for after work shopping.
Brunch is probably one of my favourite meals, it’s got to be said! I’m always super hungry for it because I’ve basically skipped breakfast and when it comes to 11 am, I’m so ready for a feast. We headed down to Pieminister to try their new £5 Brunch menu. I know what you’re thinking… Pies? For brunch? Not sure.
We headed out to Browns Brasserie Nottingham for a weekend celebration for my birthday and went out for it and tried their limited edition Tender Beef menu which our awesome waiter, Raj, was telling us was only available for a few months until they change it to lamb (which we’ll definitely be going back to try FYI).
With the announcement that Nottingham might be getting its own street food market (yaaaas!), I thought it’d be sweet to round up some of the best street food markets and pop-ups in the UK right now. It’s safe to say that we’re definitely very excited to be getting our very own street food market because it’s something that we feel Notts has been missing for a while. We get the occasional pop-up here and there but nothing as monumental as some of the other street food markets in the UK’s other cities like Manchester and London! Here’s the run-down of the best out there at the moment…
So, this is a funny post for me… I set up, managed and ran an awesome (if I do say so myself) blogger event at work for Results With Lucy last week but I also attended it as a local blogger! I thought, why not? I’ll be there anyway and I preferred to get involved with the girls and planned the event to be one that I would enjoy if I was invited to it so I obviously wanted to do it too! It was great to get involved and see blogger events from both sides, the organising, and the attending.
Interiors are another passion of mine, amongst style, food, fitness and eating pizza. I love decorating a new room, finding bargain homeware and pinning to my heart’s content on Pinterest. You can find my interiors board here and find my current obsessions for all things to do with tropical prints and green! I’ve teamed up with Elite Blinds today to bring you some of my favourite ways to incorporate these two trends into your home with easy and affordable options.
Freshly landed in Notts is Griddle & Shake, a seriously cool independent burger company which serves killer dirty burgers, heavenly shakes, chicken wings and beers all with a smile! I’ll give you the low down…
If you’re a burger fan but don’t fancy waiting forever for a table or coming out of a restaurant stinking like a meat-smoker then I’ve got the perfect answer! Griddle & Shake is surprisingly awesome. I say surprisingly because you don’t expect something this good to come out of a Subway-style ordering process. You choose your burger (beef, chicken, tempeh or pulled pork), bun (pretzel or brioche), cheese (American, stilton, cheddar or halloumi), side (we’ll get onto fries later) & drink and pay at the till.
Having my tea out is one of my favourite hobbies. Yep, eating out is definitely a hobby, it’s 2016, I can claim that, right? Our latest trial was Coast To Coast in Victoria Centre, Nottingham. The all-American inspired restaurant is supposed to give you a taste of anywhere in the USA that you’d want to visit. Now, I don’t know really how authentic things are because I’ve only been to New York for a couple of days so I’m just going to rate it on the usual benchmarks…