Simpsons Restaurant, Birmingham

My friend and I had planned a shopping trip & lunch in Birmingham last Saturday, but when the other halves got wind of the plan they decided they would join us! Why not make a day of it we thought, so I made a reservation at Simpsons.

We arrived a little early and headed inside – it’s hard to explain the feel of the place when you walk in –  modern stately home maybe? The ceilings are high, rooms are large and the structure quite traditional, but mix that with framed photography, plush contemporary furniture and extravagent coloured glass light fittings and you have the perfect mix of old and new – it works very well​ and feels incredibly inviting

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The Black Bull, Blidworth

On Sunday we had tickets to see John Legend at Nottingham arena (swoon) and wanted to grab a bite to eat with friends before the concert. Off I toddled to make a reservation in the city centre, only to discover that everywhere we fancied dining was either shut on a Sunday or stopped serving at 3pm!

On to Plan B and I decided a little drive to a country pub wouldn’t hurt us – enter           The Black Bull in Blidworth

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Interview with Alex Bond, Alchemilla, Nottingham

Ever since attending one of Alex Bond’s supper clubs, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of his new restaurant, Alchemilla

Situated on Derby Road in Nottingham, the restaurant has an almost secret, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it façade (look out for the wall of greenery next to the front door)

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Santorini Guide – Part 2

Read Part 1 of my Santorini guide here!

Day 5

On the Sunday our friends who were staying on the island picked us up in their car and we drove over to Fabrica on Perivolos beach. I’d reserved sunbeds for us so we could just arrive and get straight to the all important business of relaxing!


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CELFIE the Salon, Derby

A few weeks ago I attended a blogger event at Hotpod Yoga Derby and was told about a new hair salon opening soon in the same building

CÉLFIE the Salon launched with a friends & family evening on 15th July which I was kindly invited to (they had prosecco and cake so as if I’d decline!) and officially opened to the public on Monday 17th July


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Santorini Guide – Part 1

We returned from our holiday to Santorini 3 weeks ago and I though it might be fun to show you what we got up to and where we went! Our aim for the week was to have a really chilled time, enjoy our lovely hotel and only do what we fancied – there were obviously more things that we could have done, which I will list as the end of part 2 of this post

It’s pretty long and photo heavy so stick with me and I hope you enjoy!

Day 1

We landed in Santorini at about 4pm local time, thankful for our private air conditioned transfer that drove us the 20 mins to Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel. I’ve written a seperate, more in depth post all about our hotel here so take a look!


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