Monday, 20 October 2014

Pizza Express, Brindley Place

Last week, I was invited along to try out the new Autumn Menu at Pizza Express at The Brindley Place branch. This will come as a shock to most people but I'm not actually a fan of Pizza but recently I've been all about going to new restaurants and eating different things - Plus I can't resist Pizza Express Dough Balls..
If you've never being to Birmingham, Brindley Place is such a lovely area by the canal but unfortunately it was like monsoon season whilst we was there. When Alex and I arrived at Pizza Express, we was quickly seated and the waiter took our drinks order. I opted for Rosé wine and Alex got a cider. 
After mulling over the new Autumn menu, I obviously went for Dough Balls for my starter. They were just amazing. A new addition to the menu is the Dough Balls Formaggi which are slightly different to the original as they are baked in cheese. Alex chose these and I tried one or two and they taste really great - Quite like Cheese Twists.


 For the main course I chose the Margherita pizza - I know a bit boring but it's a classic. It was actually really great considering I don't eat pizza. 
 Alex chose the Sloppy Giuseppe which was Spicy Beef, Red Onions and Peppers. There was no complaints coming from Alex as he wolfed this down in no time. He said he really enjoyed it. 
 Of course, when it comes to desserts I am all over that. I picked the Chocolate fudge cake and oh my it was divine. It came with a scoop of ice cream and the slice was pretty big so i was very much full up after all of this.
 Alex tried out the Leggera Chocolate Cheesecake, He tried to get Vanilla Cheesecake but unfortunately it wasn't available. The Chocolate Cheesecake was very nice though, I tried it myself and It was spot on for me. Alex thoroughly enjoyed it too.

I'd like to thank Pizza Express for having us, It was a really nice evening there. The food was delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed trying something sort of new (ha). I was also surprised as I hadn't being to Pizza Express in years, It's a lot more up market than I thought and a great standard for the price. I would definitely go again and that's saying a lot for someone who doesn't really go for this type of food!
You can find out more about the new Pizza Express Autumn Menu here.

Let me know down below if you have dined at Pizza Express recently!

XOXO

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Win a trip to Lapland with Transun!

Transun are currently giving a blogger the chance to win a day trip to Lapland for you and three guests. You have to write a blog post on your favorite Christmas memory or experience. It sounds like an insane trip and you can find more on how to enter here!
Christmas is my favorite time of the year, but I'm now 20 and nothing beats being a little youth and getting very excited at the prospect of Santa Claus dropping off some presents for been a good little girl. That's why I've chosen to write about when I visited Disneyland Paris when I was four.
So we're going way back to 1998 when my family and I took a little Christmas trip to the happiest place on earth. I obviously can't remember a lot but I do remember it being the most magical trip. I've never believed in Christmas more than I did when I was seeing Santa Claus with all of his Reindeer's in the Disney parade and then lighting up the big Christmas Tree whilst sprinkling Disney Magic Dust (Which I still have kept some after all these years). Santa was obviously the real deal - He could speak English AND French and personally knew Mickey and Minnie. No one else had that magical power of being able to light the Disney Christmas Tree by spreading Disney Dust - It was so mesmerizing for me!
Disneyland doesn't take any shortcuts, the place was decked out with the most magical decorations. The parades were enchanting and the whole experience was mind blowing for my four year old self to take in.





I think Disneyland was a place that shaped Christmas to being a truly magical time of the year and my childhood was always filled with magical memories. Whether it's just getting together with family and watching Christmas classics such as The Polar Express (One of my favorites) or seeing the Christmas Lights and Windows in London, It always seems so magical to me. That's why Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

What do you love about Christmas?

XOXO

Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Leopard IT Skirt

Hey Guys! I feel like my posts have been very sporadic recently. I've been focusing on my Dissertation so I've been a bit pre-occupied. I have lot's of posts to publish but It's been hard to find the time to organize myself. Last night I took some time out and popped off to a Bobbi Brown Event - They were doing a masterclass on their famous smokey eye. It was a really great event and I learnt so many tips and tricks of the smoky eye!
I thought I'd do a quick outfit post on what I wore to the event. I finally got my hands on the IT skirt from Topshop which has been seen on all the billboards worn by Cara Delevingne. As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed it. I paired it with a high neck jumper and my Bershka Fedora. 
Top - Matalan
Hat - Bershka
Watch - Michael Kors




I'll be doing a little post about the Bobbi Brown event so keep your eyes peeled. If you're interested in winning tickets to the festive gift fair in Birmingham, I have a giveaway going here!

XOXO

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Win Tickets to the Festive Gift Fair 2015!

The Festive Gift Fair is coming back to Birmingham this November and I'm giving away five pairs of tickets. The event is taking place at the NEC, Birmingham between the 20th and 23rd of November.
I went last year and you can read all about here! It's a great day out, filled with a few bargains, carol singers, good food and every Christmas decoration under the sun!
It's defiantly worth going as there's something for everyone, Enter below for your chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to five lucky winners!

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- This giveaway is open until Midnight on Sunday 26th of October
- Travel is not included and you will need to be available to attend between 20-23rd of November 2014
- You are required to Follow my blog on GFC/Bloglovin' and to LIKE Festive Gift Fair and Rachel Nicole on Facebook
- For Extra Entries; Follow on Twitter, Tweet about the giveaway and Follow on Instagram!


Good Luck everyone! 

XOXO

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