The Beagle Chorlton – A Review

on June 14, 2015

Having lived in Chorlton for about 18 months now, I can’t believe that I haven’t yet been to The Beagle. How is this possible? I drive past it nearly every day and always think it looks great but just hadn’t made that trip…until this weekend.

On Saturday evening, we thought we’d venture out somewhere nearby. The weather was playing up so we didn’t know if it’d be raining or dry but wanted the feeling of being outside. You get this at The Beagle in Chorlton.  Continue reading

Wicked at The Lowry

‘Are people born wicked or do they have wickedness thrust upon them…?’

How have I not been to see Wicked before?! It’s friggin’ awesome!

I will admit that I’d totally dismissed Wicked as a musical when it first came out and never bothered to go and see it. I’ve had plenty of friends over the years that have been to see it and loved it, but for some reason, it just passed me by.

So when I was invited to enjoy the Press Night at The Lowry Theatre, Manchester, I knew I had to give it a go and boy am I glad that I did! Continue reading

Bagni d’Arienzo Positano

on May 30, 2015

One of the most special parts of our holiday to the Amalfi Coast was our day spent at the private beach club, Bagni d’Arienzo Positano. It was one of the “must-dos” of the holiday, as I wanted us to do something truly luxurious and special on our anniversary trip. You’d think something like a private beach club, only reachable by boat, would be reserved for the rich and famous and totally expensive…but it wasn’t! Yes, it takes a bit of planning and thinking ahead but it’s totally do-able and worth it. Continue reading

Hotel Eden Roc Positano

on May 28, 2015

That time of year is here again…summer holiday time! And if you haven’t booked yours already, you need to get to the Amalfi Coast! Positano is one of the most stunning places I’ve ever experienced in my life and the Hotel Eden Roc made ours the trip of a lifetime!

We went last summer for 4 nights during our first visit to the Amalfi Coast, to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted somewhere 4* or above and found the Hotel Eden Roc Positano on Booking.com. For me, the most important thing when staying somewhere on the sea, is having a balcony with a view, so this was the main criteria when looking for the best room we could afford. Hotel Eden Roc have a great selection of rooms and suites (some even have a hot tub!) and we booked a Superior Room with balcony. And what a view we had! Continue reading

Merci Maman Boutique – Tree of Life Bracelet

My tastes are quite simple when it comes to jewellery and I don’t wear a lot usually, but I’ve been looking for a bracelet that I could wear most days and stumbled across Merci Maman Boutique.

I instantly loved the simplicity of the jewellery and the fact that you can personalise the pieces too. I have a thing for rose gold at the moment, but as my rings are all platinum, white gold or silver, I’ve never worn a rose gold ring as I feel it clashes. A rose gold bracelet however, could work!

Flicking through the collections on the website, the Tree of Life collection stood out for me and the dainty rose gold plated bracelet was so unique, I had to have it. And as a romantic gesture to myself (I’ll pretend it’s from the hubby), I had the bracelet engraved with lines from my favourite poem. Continue reading

Take the Hassle.com out of cleaning!

If you’re anything like me, you’re not that into cleaning the house. I mean I’m not totally useless, but I’m also not very good at cleaning and don’t enjoy it that much. Being 29 weeks pregnant too means that it’s an increasing struggle.

So when I heard about Hassle.com I got seriously excited! It’s essentially an on-demand cleaning service where you can find a cleaner in your area for either a one-off clean, or something more regular. The cleaners are reviewed and rated and even have a profile on the website, so you know what you’re getting into. There is a flat rate of £10 per hour and you book and pay online, so for busy people, it’s a dream! Continue reading

The Body Shop Blogger Event

Last week I was invited to an amazing The Body Shop Blogger Event at their store in the Manchester Arndale. I absolutely adore The Body Shop, so snapped up my invitation straight away.

The evening was a private showcase and shopper event, in-store, after hours. About 30 bloggers got to come along and hear the awesome Store Manager (sorry, I didn’t catch her name, but she’s in a pic below!) talk us through the range in store, the new products and how everything benefits your skin and body.

There were cocktails and mocktails on arrival (I loved my strawberry milk), white chocolate fountains, make-up demos and lots of lots of products on offer! If you had a Love Your Body card (or signed-up for one on the evening), you could have 30% off in store. Yes, 30%!!! I totally made the most of this little treat…ah thank you. Continue reading

Blog On 2015

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Blog On 2015 conference at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

I’d booked my ticket last year at a bargain price of about £30 and the next thing I knew, it was May Bank Holiday and the blogging event was upon me. I had no idea what to expect, never having attended in previous years, but the Facebook group and bloggers on Twitter all seemed a friendly bunch, so I knew I’d be in good hands.

I turned up with my roller suitcase (yes, you heard me right, we were told to bring a suitcase for all the goodies we’d be getting) at 9am and made my way to the registration area. Straight away I bumped into a couple of familiar faces – lovely bloggers that have attended my #WeBlogMCR meet-ups.  Continue reading

Benefit Roller Lash – Curl’s Best Friend Tour

Now I am by no means an expert in cosmetics or doing my own make-up, but I absolutely adore the Benefit brand! And their new product Benefit Roller Lash is the latest mascara you need in your collection.

I’m a sucker for good packaging and harping back to the 1950s, so when I had the pleasure of booking the Benefit Curl’s Best Friend Tour at Spinningfields, I was on countdown to see their 1950s salon-inspired pop-up. And it didn’t disappoint!

Pink, pink and more pink. There was checkerboard flooring, pink blankets and a cocktail/mocktail bar. This was the setting for the Benefit Roller Lash ‘make-uppers’ that they’d be offering across 3 days in Manchester. And there were little sample freebies on offer…What more could a girl (or mascara-wearing guy) want?! Continue reading

Basement Interior Design Inspiration

With a baby on the way and a basement full to the brim with crap, we decided a while ago that we would renovate our basement. This would give us the much needed extra room and storage. Then when we found out we were pregnant, it was all hands to deck to get it done!

So at the moment, we’ve got a house full of builders, plasterers, electricians and plumbers, who all have the task of creating us an office and washroom, with plenty of storage and that’ll double-up as a spare bedroom when we need it. There’s about 2 weeks to go before it’s completed and I just can’t wait. In the meantime, I’ve been tasked with thinking about how we decorate it and have been seeking inspiration online (where else!).  Continue reading