It’s no secret that I have a weakness for a nice handbag. And I have had my eye on a Longchamp Le Pliage for years due to the effortless way that I see so many people styling them. When Octer contacted me about their mobile shopping app I instinctively had a browse for handbags on sale. My finger scrolled through the various shapes and sizes of bags on offer but I paused at the sight of a Longchamp Le Pliage Néo handbag… View Post

I have been on a journey of rediscovery with The Body Shop this year and in April I set out to find myself a brightening serum to even my skin tone of old blemish marks, redness, and The Body Shop’s Drops of Light Brightening Serum caught my eye when I was on holiday in Devon and ran out of serum (poor travel packing there). This product is part of the new Drops of Light range from The Body Shop, which is used to… View Post

El Borracho de Oro is a Spanish tapas restaurant that has a reputation for being very good. It’s even been nominated for several awards this year so I thought it was about time that I had a taste. For some reason I thought it was too far away to traipse to for dinner, but how wrong I was. It turns out it is 15 minutes walk away from my home in the city centre – so a minimum fare in… View Post

The Braun Silk-epil 7 7-561* was sent to me for review, and I have to admit that I was apprehensive about giving epilating a go. I’ve heard the scare stories about how painful epilating is and to be honest the epilator lived in its box for a few days after it arrived. I had to work up the courage to use it. Charging is easy as the plug fits into the shaver socket in the bathroom, and the flashing light… View Post

I was invited to Selfridges Birmingham for a one to one tasting with the Glenfiddich UK Brand Ambassador Mark Thomson in celebration of the launch of their new packaging for the 21 Year Old Gran Reserva. The exclusive event was held at The Balcony Bar in Selfridges to mark the launch of this product in the Selfridges Food Hall. With a line up of four drams in front of me, each with their own colours, scents, and flavour profiles I was pleased to have Mark on hand… View Post

Having attended a mixer event at Rofuto earlier this year when they had just launched I was keen to find a time to return for a meal to sample the food properly. Between the launch and me getting booked in, I have been making my dairy free adjustments to my diet so I wasn’t sure if this would make things difficult eating out. I needn’t worry with asian cuisine as generally there isn’t much dairy involved though. Rofuto is modern… View Post