Attending the Media Launch of Kala Thai

•Press Event• Last night Ed and I were invited along to the media launch for the newest restaurant to open in Bournemouth, Kala Thai. The restaurant is located next to Slug and Lettuce, by Horseshoe Common, and was so brand new, the finishing touches were being added to the decor as we arrived – I do love a fresh new venue! We had been kindly invited along by local PR...

Exploring Dorset’s Hidden Gems

With holidays abroad not something we are looking at in 2020, we have been focusing on exploring the UK this summer instead of travelling to another country. As I am still working four days a week at the moment, we have stuck to days out in Dorset for the time being, and it has been amazing to discover hidden gems I hadn’t seen before, despite living in the area for...

A Dinner Date at Coconut Tree Bournemouth

•Press Visit• Although we have now been out for a meal post-lockdown, Ed and I hadn’t yet been out along for a proper date night, so it was lovely to be invited along to The Coconut Tree in Bournemouth, following their reopening, to enjoy cocktails and dinner just the two of us. The Coconut Tree is situated a little way up from Bournemouth’s town centre, on Old Christchurch Road. I...

The Christchurch and Poole Venues Participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme – With Reviews

•Features previous press visits• Following on from my post about the Bournemouth venues participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, run by the government to help the hospitality industry following lockdown, I also wanted to put together a post of the venues that I have personally eaten at, along with links to my reviews from previous visits, in both Poole and Christchurch, so that those looking to visit...

The Bournemouth Venues Participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme – With Reviews

•Features previous press visits• I have seen a list of the Bournemouth venues participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, run by the government to help the hospitality industry following lockdown. I wanted to put together a post of the venues that I have personally eaten at, along with links to my reviews from previous visits, so that those looking to visit have a point of reference. The...

Dinner and Drinks in Bournemouth Post Lockdown

Although it has been allowed for a few weeks now, I had been reluctant to head out for dinner or drinks until I was ready, as it felt a little too soon. However, this ‘new normal‘ of wearing masks in shops and whilst on transport, and keeping a social distance where possible, shows no signs of going anytime soon so, when my dad visited us for a few days at...

A Visit to the Newly Launched The Kings Arms

•Press visit• Last week I was invited along with the Bournemouth Bloggers to visit the newly refurbished and relaunched The Kings Arms in Christchurch. I have been to events at the venue before, as well as hosting some meet-ups for the network there myself, so I was really looking forward to seeing their new look. We started with a cocktail masterclass at the bar, which was so much fun and...

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Brewhouse & Kitchen

•Press event• I am the first to admit that I haven’t really celebrated International Women’s Day in previous years. It is an occasion which generally passes me by. I am also not a keen beer drinker. However, when I received an invite from Brewhouse & Kitchen, asking if I would like to come along for their Brewing Experience day to celebrate International Women’s Day, I thought it would be the...

Going Back In Time for Hilton Bournemouth’s 80s Party

•Press ticket• Last week I was invited along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to enjoy an 80s themed party night at the Hilton Bournemouth, located in the centre of town, just up from the Bh2 leisure complex. Having worked at the Hilton when it was first built, I have a soft spot for the venue, and was interested to attend my first event in the ballroom, since I...

Mother’s Day at Lush Bournemouth

•Press event• Last week I headed over to an exclusive Bournemouth Bloggers event at Lush in Bournemouth for a showcase of their Valentine’s and Mother’s Day ranges. It was a great chance to get the knowledgeable staff to themselves and have the whole place to ourselves to explore and get hands on with the ranges. I have attended a few previous events at Lush in Bournemouth, and I knew it...