Breakfast at The Ivy Cafe — Wimbledon

Breakfast at The Ivy Cafe — Wimbledon

Going for breakfast is becoming one of my favourite things to do much to the detriment of my waistline. However if you’re going out for breakfast you may as well make it special. Sistered with The Ivy, the Ivy Cafe Wimbledon describes itself as a modern […]

Blow — London

Blow — London

One day my husband surprised me with an appointment at Blow. I had no idea and it was a lovely surprise (fellas take note!). Blow Ltd is a blow dry bar with two branches in London. It’s not a hair salon or a beauty salon but […]

Coffee Island —  Perfectly Engineered Coffee

Coffee Island — Perfectly Engineered Coffee

This week I went to learn all about coffee brewing at Coffee Island. Coffee Island is a Greek coffee chain which has its only London branch in Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, just behind Leicester Square station. Coffee Island is not like any other coffee shop I’ve […]

Lahore Spices — Sutton

Lahore Spices — Sutton

I feel like we don’t give our local Pakistani/Indian/Bengali restaurants enough attention! So I thought I’d do a quick review of a place where we have been a fair few times. First of all, we don’t go out for Pakistani/Indian food that often as there’s so […]

The Fairmont Hotel — Sanur, Bali

The Fairmont Hotel — Sanur, Bali

At the end of last year, I went to Bali with my family for one week. I wrote a full review of The Fairmont for travel site Mums Do Travel, so do check it out if you’re thinking of visiting. Here are some photos from […]

SAID Dal 1923 — Soho, London

SAID Dal 1923 — Soho, London

Who doesn’t love the idea of indulging in a hot drink by a real log fire? No-one is the answer. Head over to SAID for an enriching experience surrounded by chocolate lovers and cosy interiors. The Italian chocolatier has opened its first branch outside of Rome right in […]

On the Blog: Beauty Regrets of 2016

On the Blog: Beauty Regrets of 2016

We all have a few regrets in life right? How about in 2016? This year I didn’t buy a lot of luxury products, just high street branded products that are for regular use. Below are some of the more regretful purchases that I made in […]

Breakfast at Nopi — Soho, London

Breakfast at Nopi — Soho, London

When you’re meeting a friend from the opposite side of London, it needs to be special. And what is more special than Yotam Ottolenghi’s restaurants? Not much else is the answer! Nopi is tucked away on Warwick Street in Soho very near to Liberty. We arrived in […]

German Doner Kebab — Croydon

German Doner Kebab — Croydon

German I hear you say? When did Germans start making doners? What kind of blasphemy is this? Well, the ‘traditional’ Turkish doner kebab was introduced to Germany many  years ago by the German Turk community. One of the doner joints was called German Doner Kebab […]

Foodery Ready Meals

Foodery Ready Meals

Despite not being a fan of conventional ready meals, I was so excited to try these ready meals by Foodery UK. Firstly they’re fully halal and secondly the bright and colourful packaging is so enticing that I couldn’t wait to heat them and give them […]

Halalnivore Gourmet Meat

Halalnivore Gourmet Meat

A few months ago I met the Halalnivore team at the London Halal Food Festival. The buzz around their stall and enthusiasm stood out from other businesses and as promised Halalnivore sent me a starter box for reviewing. What is Halalnivore? Halalnivore are a gourmet halal meat specialist who deliver […]

Ten Tips for Visiting Durdle Door  — Dorset

Ten Tips for Visiting Durdle Door — Dorset

One of the most breathtakingly beautiful sites in the UK is in Dorset, and it is less than a three hours drive from London. The area we visited is called Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove which are a 5 minute drive from each other but most […]

Crazy Bear Thai Restaurant — Beaconsfield

Crazy Bear Thai Restaurant — Beaconsfield

Whilst staying at the Crazy Bear Hotel, it made sense to have dinner at their Thai Restaurant. Let me clarify from the beginning that there are no halal options here. I phoned a week in advance but as all their meat is from their farm in […]

Crazy Bear Hotel — Beaconsfield

Crazy Bear Hotel — Beaconsfield

Buying presents for your other half can be so difficult especially if they’re of the male species. The Crazy Bear Group kept popping up in my email so I thought let’s bite the bullet and book a night away at one of their three hotels. […]