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…
Need cake, epic hot chocolate, freak shakes, pancakes with bacon and coffee in your life? You need The Pudding Pantry in Nottingham. Located super close to Victoria Centre is this teeny tiny cafe that’s packed with character and insane cake. This has been one of my favourite places to head on a weekend for ages and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t actually featured them on my blog before.
If anyone knows how to throw a fab event, it’s KH Hair Nottingham. Their #BigHairDo event took place tonight and I popped along to see what they had happening.
I had a great colour consultation with Mary which is exciting as I’m actually booked in with Beth at KH Hair on Friday to have my colour redone so now I have an idea what I’m definitely going to go for and I won’t have the panic choice on the day!
I’ve called this the ‘Part 1’ haul on purpose because there’s absolutely zero point in calling it the only one because it almost definitely won’t be the last mini haul that I’ll be doing for our new flat.
At the weekend I headed to Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield, Nottingham and had a little browse. I didn’t realise that there were so many great shops for homeware haulin’ over there! There’s Next, B&M, TKMaxx, Argos, M&S Food, Boots and B&Q just to name a few places that are great for shopping for homeware and lifestyle. By lifestyle, I definitely mean crisps from M&S and makeup from Boots that I probably don’t need. But, if you’re in need of a shopping spree or a little retail therapy and don’t fancy attacking town then I’d head down to Victoria Retail Park if homeware is your thing.
You know that craving you get that can only be suppressed by an absolutely massive, messy, sticky, yummy burger? Not just any old cheeseburger, a serious burger with all the toppings, a burger that basically eats you, you don’t eat it. Yep, that craving. Sometimes I get that craving and you just need an Annie’s Burger Shack. If you’re not from Nottingham, you won’t get these feels but if you ever come here, you need to indulge in an Annie’s.
Here comes another hotel review for all you keen travellers! This weekend we stayed at the Risley Hall Hotel & Spa as part of a Red Letter Days gift that we received for Christmas and the hotel was so pretty I thought I’d write a little review as it’s a great location for the East Midlands.