Month: January 2018

REVIEW: Revolucion de Cuba’s Cocktail Masterclasses

The masterclass was my chance to get behind a bar for the first time: Revolucion de Cuba Now anyone that knows me knows I love Rum. White, dark, spiced, I’ll drink it all so when Revolucion de Cuba or Rev’s as it’s known, was chosen as the location for our post-Christmas work’s party, (we never…

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B&M – my go-to shop for home bargains (other than Home Bargains)

Large vintage-style clock – B&M In my opinion, the likes of Home Bargain and B&M have really stepped up their game on the home decor front. No longer are they just your bog-standard budget buy shops but instead they seem to be really on the ball when it comes to trends on the high street…

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High Street News: Dunelm’s designers

A few weeks back I noticed on Dunelm’s Instagram stories that they were working with a series of new designers but it’s only today with lots of free time on my hands that I’ve had the chance to look into them. As part of their new diffusion line Dunelm Discovers, 3 designers have been given the chance…

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A list of my favourite stores on the High Street for homewares: Part 1 (in no particular order)

I have to admit, before I moved into a place of my own (by that I mean somewhere I rent rather than halls of residence or my parents converted garage) I didn’t pay much attention to interior design. My student digs were functional but rarely places to try my hand at new ideas. This was…

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Cheese, Chutney & CheeseFest

When it comes to food, there’s one thing I can’t resist, ok maybe more than one, but of all my favourite treats there is one I couldn’t do without and that’s cheese. I could never be a vegan for that reason alone but what I really love is sitting and eating it with some lovely…

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Classic sweets of my childhood – bring back retro sweets

Over Christmas I was taken on a trip down memory lane after I received a lovely gift from my Manager at work; a tub of retro sweets. Not only was I impressed by the sheer size and amount of sweets I received but at the knowledge that these sweets were still being made. The tub…

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My Little Drinks Corner: A Work In Progress

My little drinks corner – still a work in progress Ever since I bought my copper wine rack I’ve been keen to create a little drinks corner but because of my recent house move, the whole idea fell by the wayside. Now that the new flat is starting to take shape I’m keen to revive…

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REVIEW: Rio’s Rosso Restaurant – Italian food with a large helping of glamour

Rosso, Manchester You don’t have to look far in Manchester to find a place that’s owned by a footballer. After all Manchester IS football. So when I heard about a restaurant owned by former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand, I wasn’t sure if I’d just be faced with yet another pretentious eatery. So whilst I…

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REVIEW: Atena Cafe, Wythenshawe – Authentic Greek & Cypriot Cuisine

                          Atena café, Wythenshaw Market, Manchester One Cypriot Creamy Chicken with Rice to take-away I love Greek food. I love it almost as much as I love Italian food so when a guy I work with recommended a great little Greek food stand…

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