Saturday, 1 August 2015

Food, Sunday Lunch at The Botanist, Birmingham

Over the past couple of months so many new amazing places have opened in Birmingham but the one that has stood out for me is The Botanist - It has quickly become one of my favourite places to go for either food or cocktails. If you don't know this already, I love a good Sunday Roast so it was inevitable that Alex and I would end up there one Sunday. 
The Botanist is located just off the high street on Temple Street which is the ideal location for grabbing a bite to eat after a spot of shopping. I would recommend booking as they are always busy! The restaurant itself is amazing, there's live music daily and the decor is incredible with wooden furniture and a pretty epic bar!
Alex and I both ordered the beef Sunday Roast which was £11.95 per person. The Roast Dinner's come with a selection of vegetables such roast potatoes, carrots, cabbage and the most amazing little square parsnips. I was officially in love! We also got a great big Yorkshire pudding  which I very much approved of! I ordered my beef to be quite well done and It was cooked to perfection, exactly the way I like it. 
The roast was amazing, but we of course, made room for a dessert after we spotted the famous Strawberry and Marshmallow Hanging Kebabs! Priced at £4.99, The dessert was served with Sailor Jerry Chocolate Sauce and vanilla ice cream. The waitress poured the chocolate on to the top dish which made it ooze down onto the strawberries and marshmallows. It was absolutely delicious and something different to the normal. Alex and I shared this and it was just enough to fill in the little hole after our main course!
The Botanist have a selection of many amazing cocktails which taste incredible. I decided to go for the Blackberry and Rosemary Fizz which was a mix of gin, lemon juice, blackberry puree and rosemary. It was really nice and I'd definitely order this one again.
It's such a shame that this place opened just as we were leaving Birmingham, but I'll hopefully try out the Leeds branch soon as I need another one of those amazing roast dinners. 

Have you ever been to The Botanist? Do you want to go?



Thursday, 30 July 2015

Travel: My Orlando Bucket-list #2

It's now just six short weeks until Florida and I am unbelievably excited. I've been doing quite a bit of planning over the past couple of weeks, Our Fast Pass+ Selections have been made and We're really pleased with what we have got. We have some brilliant restaurants booked, I'm a little sad I couldn't get breakfast at Chef Mickeys, but hopefully there might be cancellations later on. 
I thought I'd do another Bucket-List, you can see my first one here. I've already covered the main things that I would like to do in Orlando such as Meet Mickey & Minnie and all of the Disney Princesses, Ride the Hogwarts Express and go to Be Our Guest. Here are a couple more things I would love to experience:
1. Be at Magic Kingdom for the opening and Welcome Show
2. See Cirque De Soliel
3. Try a Dole Whip (I'm not even sure what this is, I just keep hearing about it!)
4. Have a Mickey Mouse Shaped Ice Cream
5. Go on the Characters in Flight Balloon Ride in Downtown Disney
6. Go Resort Hopping, There's some amazing Disney Hotels and I'd love to snoop around them!
7. Drink around the world at Epcot
8. Have a meal at The Three Broomsticks and a Butterbeer at The Leaky Cauldron
9. Go to DisneyQuest
10. Eat at The Cheesecake Factory

Is it bad that It's very hard not to make all my points about food? I should just say "To eat everything possible". As always if you have any suggestions of where I should visit in Orlando, do leave a comment below. Also, a very exciting announcement... I will be "trying" to vlog this trip, feel free to subscribe to my channel here!


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Guest Post: Summer Trends for Glasses

Sunglasses are the ultimate statement accessory over summer, so if you're after some inspiration, look no further! Have a browse at this list of some of the best, bold styles and start transforming your outfits.
Cat Eye - The cat eye may be associated with the 50s but with fashion icon Olivia Palermo on board, it’s clear that they’re here to stay. If you’re on the hunt for an affordable but high-quality pair of glasses this summer, Lipsy’s chic black Sun 34 glasses with bold animal print sides are the perfect addition to your collection.  
ColourfulIf you can’t embrace colour during summer, when can you? Designer brands such as Wildfox Couture and Marc Jacobs are setting the trend this year with various pops of colour. Pink or purple glasses are the perfect way of brightening up a simplistic summer outfit of denim shorts and a loose shirt.  
White FramesIf you’re going to a festival this summer or just fancy some new statement glasses, white frames in various shapes are a favourite of designers such as Christian Siriano and are a fun, casual way of making your outfit slightly more striking. For a combination of block monochrome and the iconic wayfarer, have a browse at Lipsy’s Sun 37 glasses.
NoveltyWith both designer brands and your favourite high-street shops stocking novelty eyewear, don’t worry about taking bold to the next level. Unique novelty sunglasses of all colours, shapes and sizes are the perfect, easy way to make your outfits a little more interesting. Whether they’re glittery or heart-shaped, ensure that you make the most of the sunnier summer months, embrace your inner child and enjoy standing out.
Aviator: You can’t go wrong with a pair of aviator sunglasses! Mirrored lenses are an interesting, modern take on this style, yet the more traditional design remains a summer favourite for every occasion. There are also plenty of affordable high-street options to choose from. For a reliable, affordable and gender neutral pair of aviators, take a look at F+F’s Sun 05 Silver glasses.
So, with so many different options, why not get started and try out some modern or more classic looks this summer?! After all, investing in sunglasses means investing in your eye health and skin…and that’s definitely an excuse to treat yourself. 

Which Style is your favourite?



Sunday, 26 July 2015

Fashion: Céline Stripes

The Céline trapeze bag is a firm favourite which has been on my wishlist for a couple of years. When I saw it in Designer Exchange, I knew I had to take it for a spin. It truely is a beautiful handbag. If you're unfamiliar with the Designer Exchange, they buy, sell and exchange designer handbags and have stores located in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Madrid.You can read more about The Designer Exchange here and here
I paired the handbag with one of my favourite dresses from Zara. Over the past couple of months, I've realised my obbsession with striped clothing has got out of hand. In my opinion you can never go wrong with stripes, It's a staple item!
Dress - Zara 
Handbag - Céline from The Designer Exchange
I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend, such a shame it's been horrid weather today! Typical English Summer!


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