Press night: Singh’s Fine Dining Restaurant, Nottingham

Singh’s Fine Dining Restaurant nestled on Market Street, Nottingham, hosted a press night yesterday to celebrate its new menu launch. Food bloggers (whom it was a pleasure to meet) were treated to delicious tasters from the kitchen, including sophisticated amuse bouche, grown up Kashmiri karahi and a magnificent mountain of vegetable bhujiya. I caught up with Satwinder Singh, ...

Portobello Road Gin reveals new London residence

Good news for gin lovers. If you love gin and boutique hotel stays with a difference, read on. Portobello Road Gin has announced that its much-anticipated venture, The Distillery - a new four-floor mecca for the discerning drinker - will open its doors to the public on Friday 16th December. To mark the occasion, guests can enjoy 50% ...

Q&A: Chris Zaremba, Fitness Guru, Fitness over Fifty – part 2

Here is the second part in the series of a Q&A with Chris Zaremba, founder of Fitness over Fifty. He is a top fitness professional who first took up fitness when he was obese and under doctor’s orders at age 50. Now, ten years on, now he has lost a third of his bodyweight in fat, ...

Competition – tickle those tastebuds with a festive foodie treat

With Christmas around the corner and to celebrate the launch of my new blog (check out the Facebook page here), I have a few special treats in store. I am running a competition perfect for foodies and those who appreciate a good tipple. Prizes up for grabs include a three course meal at Turtle Bay ...

Q&A: Emma Humphreys, General Manager, Carluccio’s, Intu, Derby

Carluccio’s is the latest name to enthral diners in Derby. Having been open just over a month, the restaurant is a gorgeous space serving up delicious treats and authentic Italian food with a contemporary twist. I dined at Carluccio’s Derby earlier this week (see original review here). What struck me is the diverse menu selection, including ...

Q&A: Founders of Whisky Blender & Rum Blender

With Christmas exactly one month away (woohoo!), you're probably on the lookout for a Christmas present with a difference. No one wants the same present as last year (that cashmere jumper was SOOOOO last season). If you fancy yourself as a cool creative bod and want to get someone a Christmas gift with a difference, why ...

Restaurant review: Red Dog Saloon, Nottingham

Saloons and the wild wild west have always intrigued me. I’ve often wondered how cool it would be time-travel back to the 19th century to see some real gunslingers do fiddly holster spinning tricks. Luckily, I didn’t have to source a pesky time-machine which might you believe, is difficult to come by. When I heard about ...

The Botanist readies for Didsbury launch in 2017

I don't visit often enough, but I do love hanging out in Didsbury. I spent the perfect day over the summer with Gal Pal S, where we strolled down Burton Road, popping into the new ice-cream parlour, chocolatier and Volta (review here). The award winning The New World Trading Company (NWTC) has revealed it will be ...

Restaurant review: Carluccio’s, Intu, Derby

When you visit a restaurant with celebrity backing, do you think of the chef-backer? When I patronise a celebrity owned restaurant, I’ll be honest, images bubble in my mind like a simmering pot of minestrone, of the chef in question. Of course, I didn’t expect Antonio Carluccio to leap out from behind the panettone when I dined ...

Q&A: Chris Zaremba, Fitness Guru, Fitness over Fifty

I don’t know about you, but with Christmas around the corner, I’m thinking of party frocks and nice outfits to wear for the festive season. It’s ok to be a little out of shape, and it’s only now that I’ve realised I need to lose a few pounds to fit into my nice fancy frock ...