Treats, sweets and chocolate don’t have to be seasonal. You can definitely have them all year round (I mean every day) if you want them! Obviously, some people will just say “duh” and eat it anyway. This post probably isn’t for you. This post is for people that think that chocolate and cakes are ‘fattening’, bad for you and generally a once in a blue moon thing. Totally not the case. They’re obviously full of sugar and aren’t packed with vitamins but if they keep you sane in small quantities then they’re totally fine and I think, essential.
Weekend activities vary from week to week. One week it’s kettlebells and blog shoots and other weekends it’s city breaks. We love to pack loads into our free time and this weekend we headed to Chatsworth House to take advantage of an amazing gift we were bought for Christmas – the Cavendish Afternoon Tea. I definitely thought this would be the perfect opportunity for some photos.
Last week I dragged my buddies from UNiDAYS and our photography club Snap Collective (go follow us on Insta!) to Rub as they’d invited me down to try their new 80s themed cocktails. Every month we have a new theme for our photography club and for April it’s food & drink! Obviously, this is my favourite subject to talk about, photograph, blog about, everything, you guys know that. I love food, I’m a fat kid inside so whenever I have the chance to review food and drinks, I jump at it.
Can you believe it’s April already? I can’t even believe it’s Sunday already. Where does the time go? Weekends seem to fly by in a flash, especially when they’re jam packed and busy. I love a busy Saturday and a chilled out Sunday. This seems to be our go-to formula for a perfect weekend.
As a food blogger I’m always on the look out for things that are a little different or intriguing, this blog lists a selection of restaurants that are a little weirder than others you may expect. Their quirkiness could come from décor, food or just generally the way they work. I hope you find these suggestions inspire you to try something a little different this weekend!
We headed down to Birmingham last weekend to see Lower Than Atlantis and Hands Like Houses at the O2 Academy which was pretty great! Before our gig we headed to Strada at the ICC for some pre-show munching so I thought I’d tell you what I thought. The ICC is just by Brindley Place and the canal so the setting is lovely as you can see out of the window. In the summer, I bet it’s amazing as Strada can open up the doors for a little al fresco dining.
Weekend coffees and brunches at home are one of those little luxuries that I’ll never give up. I love heading out for breakfast but nothing quite beats not having to get ready before you tuck into some tasty eggs or pastries and coffee in the morning. It’s just a little bit of at-home luxury that we love to kick off our weekend with. Do you have any weekend rituals that you live by?
If someone said to you wine flavoured meringue you’d be all, erm, yes. Right? Totally. That what happened when I heard about the I heart wines collaboration with the awesome Meringue Girls – the stars that made those burger macaroons for the Tommy Hilfiger LFW show! They’ve worked together to create this gorgeous range of Merlot, Prosecco and Rose meringues. I’ve got the recipe here the Rose meringue kisses for you, thanks to I heart wines, so if you’re the baking way inclined (which I am not, I am the eating way inclined), you can make them yourself! But, all the same, they’re delicious whether you eat or create them!
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!
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.