Sponsored post in association with American Express® I love the glitz and glam of the red carpet and I often keep a close eye on social media when there are film premieres in London and across the world. I love listening to the clips of interviews on the red carpet and scrolling through Instagram to admire the styling for the whole occasion. I was once in Toronto during its Film Festival and tried repeatedly to get tickets to a screening,…

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I have visited Birmingham Hippodrome on a number of occasions over the past ten or so years. Usually for pantomime but also to see musicals and more recently, ballet. In all that time, I’ve been aware that the restaurant exists but I’ve never dined there when seeing a show. So it was with a lot of excitement that I was heading to see Miss Saigon on its UK tour and trying out the Miss Saigon inspired menu at the Circle Restaurant…

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It’s been a few years since my mum and I went on a mini break so when the chance came for us to spend 24 hours in Cheltenham with nothing to do other than eating, chatting and relaxing, we both got out our diaries to agree on a date. I can get to Cheltenham really easily and quickly by train from Birmingham New Street station and mum could drive from Devon on the M5. So although it’s not quite halfway between…

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I love Edinburgh. It is a city that Mr Ting and I have visited previously for our wedding anniversary and we loved exploring different sides to it. On our return visit to this lovely city, we stayed at The Rutland Hotel, which is perfect for a romantic getaway. The location of this boutique hotel is perfect for exploring Edinburgh city centre by foot, tram, bus or train. There is no need to use a car when in Edinburgh. We travelled…

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I’ve been to the ballet a couple of times at the Birmingham Hippodrome but last night my husband and I were truly captivated by what we went to see. Coppélia. A comedic story with laugh out loud moments as well as graceful dancing that casts a serene silence over its audience. I hadn’t been sure what to expect from this evening but I know that this was the performance that made me fall in love with ballet. Coppélia is a…

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