I have realised for some time that it would be more useful for me to write about my experiences eating out with dietary requirements. I am lactose intolerant, making the transition to a plant-based diet and I have Pollen Food Allergy (blog post here). Over the years I have had varying levels of success when dining out so I’m going to start writing these up instead of in-depth food reviews on a restaurant basis. This month I wanted to write…

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Of all the ways to relax and recharge, I find heading to a spa one of my favourites. There is usually a “no phone” policy or very little signal, which prevents me from getting distracted by work and encourages me to really try to switch off for a day. After what has been a busy few weeks, I headed to Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel Golf and Spa for a much-needed day of peace and quiet. I was booked in for…

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I love perfume and finding new scents so when I found out that The Fragrance Shop has a Discovery Club where you receive five scent samples through the post for £5. It’s a mystery selection so a lovely surprise whether you subscribe to a quarterly box or a one-off as a treat. I’ve never had a perfume sample box like this before so I was a little disappointed that the samples were a small 5ml size and not a little…

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I love the Charlotte Tilbury makeup range as much for the beautiful aesthetic of the brand as I do for the fabulous formulations and products. I was excited to hear about the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette with 12 eyeshadows as her other eyeshadows and eye products have been wonderful to use. The palette comes in sleek rose gold packaging reminiscent of the Filmstar Bronze and Glow packaging yet slimmer and a different size to accommodate the contents. I personally…

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Sponsored post in association with Thomas Sabo. I have always had a thing for accessorising with jewellery, even as a child. I may have left the days of pink plastic rings and sweet-based necklaces behind but only to move onto things with extra sparkle. Thomas Sabo has been a place for me to buy jewellery from over the years for myself and as gifts. I like visiting their store in the Bullring for a browse and often check out their window…

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