Cocktails and Cake – A Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road

Last Saturday I headed over to the newly opened Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth to sample their Cocktails and Cake afternoon tea. I have sampled a few afternoon teas over the past few months, so I was quite intrigued to try their tipsy take on the British classic. I also got to take along my mum, which was lovely as we don’t see each other as often...

What to Expect From a Salon Blow Dry

I am going to admit something perhaps a little unusual. I almost reached the age of thirty having never experienced a salon blow dry. Now, that isn’t to say I haven’t had my hair blow dried at the salon before, but I hadn’t visited a hairdressing salon purely for a blow dry. I had always had my hair cut first, with the blow dry merely a finish to the other...

Hosting My First Dinner Party with La Belle Assiette and Jilly’s Kithchen UK

Something incredibly exciting happened last week. I hosted my first dinner party for friends and I felt like a proper grown up. I had been talking about having a dinner party to Ed since we moved in two years ago but we never got around to it. After La Belle Assiette, an online private chef company, got in touch asking if I would be interested in hosting a validation dinner...

A Morning of Total Relaxation at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Isn’t January a bit of a rubbish month? Who decided to make the first month after the Christmas break last for what seems like forever? Couldn’t we have a nice short month like February to ease us back into things? Fortunately I was invited along with some of the Bournemouth Bloggers to the Christchurch Harbour Hotel for a morning of relaxation in their brilliant HarSpa, which has recently had its...

A Christmas Afternoon Tea at Haskins

So, we all know by now how much I love Christmas. It is by far my favourite time of year and I am always up for a Christmas themed event so when the lovely Alice at Liz Lean PR got in touch with me and asked if the Bournemouth Bloggers would like to have our Christmas meet-up at Haskins Garden Centre I knew it would be the perfect place to...

A Night at The Panto – Sleeping Beauty at the Pavilion in Bournemouth

Last night I was very kindly invited along to the press night performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Pavilion theatre in Bournemouth. Going to the pantomime has become a bit of a family tradition over the past few years. Although we usually go on New Year’s Day, it was nice to attend a little earlier than usual this year and of course I am really grateful to have been able...

Mummy Mondays – The Festive Displays You Need to Visit this Christmas

Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited along to two festive events. Although based in different counties, the two events had some similarities, both centred around beautiful displays that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. If you are looking for something to do with the family in the lead-up to Christmas, I would highly recommend both Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland and the Christmas at Beaulieu...

Gin Tasting with Warner Edwards at Banana Wharf Poole Harbour

Until this year I didn’t really ‘get’ the hype about gin. As a drink it wasn’t something I would ever have ordered in a bar or whilst out for a meal. Over the summer I attended a couple of gin tasting events and was completely converted. I even bought myself some pink gin and lemonade to enjoy at home out in the garden. Then autumn rolled around and I wasn’t...

Beauty – A Christmas Showcase with The Body Shop

Last Friday I was invited along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to an event with The Body Shop. We had been to an event with them the month before which I really enjoyed, so I was very much looking forward to this one especially as it was a chance for the store to showcase their Christmas range. On the night it was absolutely pouring with rain and so...

Foodie Friday – Trying out Las Iguanas’ New Seasonal Menu

Last Friday, Ed and I went along to Las Iguanas’ Bournemouth branch to have a date night and try out their new seasonal menu. I haven’t actually gone on a restaurant review visit with Ed for a long time as I took over my local blogging network the Bournemouth Bloggers this time last year and have mostly gone along as a group instead. It was nice to go and experience...