There is nothing quite like a healthy snack to keep my fuelled during a shopping trip. I’m often found in Selfridges beauty hall so it makes sense to check out the food hall downstairs from time to time. Tonkotsu has recently opened up a noodle bar on the ground floor of Selfridges Birmingham. Here you can find a small but tasty menu with the namesake dish taking pride and place. To kick things off we ordered drinks. I was tempted…

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I am a huge fan of hydrating skincare as my dry and dehydrated skin gives away signs of my advancing age far too easily these days. I think my love of a good glass of wine or a delicious cocktail doesn’t help matters. I’ve been in love with the organic skincare from Baie Botanique for helping my skin resist those signs of late nights and dehydration. The Baie Botanique Rose Renew Regenerating Facial Wash (£15) is a lightly foaming gel that…

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In a rather decadent move, a friend and I booked a day off work during the week to head to the Forest of Arden Marriott for a spa day and lunch. It was a fabulous treat as we don’t usually head out of the city during the week for something as relaxing and fun as this. The journey was around half an hour from central Birmingham by car and there was plenty of parking on arrival. Walking to the entrance…

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Cheval Blanc is on Moseley High Street only a few minutes by car from where I live in central Birmingham. Though of course I suggest taking a taxi as drinking and driving is a huge no-no. Always drink responsibly. The bar stands out due to its beautifully bright decor on the outside and the interior is as stylish as I’d hoped for. I love the painted mural of a white horse on the exposed brickwork and the use of bright colours.…

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Living with eczema all my life has been challenging at times. It is often under control but then there are times when it really isn’t. Stress, poor diet, and medication can result in flare ups for me so I keep an eye on products that I’m using so as not to exacerbate any dryness. There are two products that I have been using from Graham’s Skincare that have been fantastic recently and I thought seeing as it’s National Eczema Week…

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