Wednesday 21 December 2016

Midori Teams Up With Yo! Sushi

It's a tradition in my house that we have a seafood dish on Christmas Eve, so when Midori got in touch with me and asked me to sample their new Midori cocktail at YO! Sushi, along with of my favourite sushi dishes, I jumped at the chance..

Monday 19 December 2016

Home Improvements for 2017

The new year is coming, and if you've been reading my blog then you will have seen some of my home improvement posts such as my Modern Bathroom Mood Board and my Winter Bedroom Inspiration. In this post I'm going to talk about some of my top home styles of 2016 and how now is the time to revamp your house for the new year...

Sunday 18 December 2016

Dining at Home Like a Queen

Last month La Belle Assiette contacted me and asked if I would be interested in hosting a small dinner party at my house with some friends... Like as if that's a question! So I got a few of my closest together and let La Belle Assiette do the rest.

Saturday 17 December 2016

Creating a Cosy Bathroom

I recently wrote a post filled with inspiration on how to style your bathroom with a modern feel, if you don't have the budget to buy new taps or large accessories for your bathroom then this post is for you as it's how I make my bathroom a room of escape after a long day with just a few additions...


Friday 16 December 2016

Give Something Back This Christmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the worst time of year for some... This Christmas why don't you make a difference to someone less fortunate and put a smile on their face... Photo above by Abbie Trayler-Smith

Tuesday 6 December 2016

My Dream Magnum

Magnum got in touch with me recently and asked me to think about what my dream Magnum would be if I could add anything to their velvety ice creams... After some thought I put together these mouth watering combinations which are hands down my ultimate toppings, including one which is perfect for a Christmas themed treat. Read on to discover what they are...

Friday 2 December 2016

Facing Redundancy at 25...

For as long as I can remember I've been full of ambition and always aspired to be in a job which challenged me and pushed me to grow... I had that job, but then it all changed. I always thought redundancy was something that happened when you got older, not something I would face in my twenties.


Thursday 24 November 2016

Win Christmas Goodies with St David's Shopping Centre!

Everyone loves a good competition which is why St David's have created the 'Stocking Selfie' for the festive period, so if you live local to Cardiff then get involved and you might just bag yourself some fabulous prizes...!


Wednesday 23 November 2016

#MNPhotoChallenge December 2016 - Get Involved!

After wanting to do my own photo challenge for a while I've decided that December is my chosen month! Well it is the best month after all...! So I've put together 31 topics for each day that will hopefully inspire you to get out there with your camera (or phone) and make some memories of the month. Read on for some ideas and to find out how you can easily take part!

Monday 21 November 2016

Modern Bathroom Mood Board*

If you've been following my blog for a while then you may have seen my home decor posts such as my Winter Bedroom Inspiration and my Autumn Living Room Inspiration. This time I'm focusing on the room which we spend more time than we think... The bathroom... Now, I'm not suggesting you start ripping out your current bathroom, but with these little additions you could update it from okay to elegant without too much hard work!


Wednesday 9 November 2016

Winter Bedroom Inspiration*

Winter is just about here, and that means so is Christmas! Who else has been thinking about Christmas since August?! Well now it's finally acceptable to go Christmas-crazy and get into the theme of things - so what are you waiting for?! - Blast some BublĂ© on and transform your bedroom with some of my suggestions into a cosy haven for these colder months! Photo above of John Lewis' Christmas range taken by Explore with Ed.

Monday 31 October 2016

October Overview of Cardiff's Restaurants

It's been a busy month for Cardiff's food scene, lots of openings, relaunches and new menus within the city and the surrounding areas. I've been fortunate enough to sample a fair few and condense them into this overview, enjoy! Photo above at The Lounge in Swansea. 

Friday 21 October 2016

Steak of the Art Restaurant Review (Cardiff)

When I experimented being a vegetarian for 8 months, the only thing that brought me back to my meat eating ways was steak. I love the taste, the texture, and just everything, about a good steak. So when Steak of the Art invited me to try some of their popular dishes, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Steak and art under one roof, yes.

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Thorpe Park's Fright Nights!

Halloween has crept up on us and it's hard to avoid this year if you're not one for celebrating All Hallow's Eve. But if you're like me and thrive off a scare or two then you may be tempted to try one of the UK's theme parks for their 'Fright Night' experience during the spooktacula month of October. I tested Thorpe Park in Surrey to see what they had to offer, read on for my review..

Now, of course you're not going to travel all the way to Thorpe Park just to go on one of their Halloween rides, so I've spoken about the other rides too and given you my top tips for making the most of your day at the park!


Monday 10 October 2016

The Goods Shed & Novotel Cardiff Review

I was invited to the launch of The Goods Shed in Novotel Cardiff, which has recently been renovated and taken back to it's roots as an old goods shed in 1875, which was part of the London and North Western railway on the Bute Docks.
Photos above by Nutty Pear / Explore with Ed

Monday 3 October 2016

5 Scary TV Series to Watch This October

Looking for something scary to get into this October but don't fancy it being just 90 minutes long? Try some of my top television series picks and you won't be disappointed (but you may have to sleep with the light on....)

Monday 19 September 2016

How to Make Glamorgan Sausages

Haven asked me to share a local Welsh delicacy taking inspiration from their UK delicacy quiz so I chose to make Glamorgan sausages, or Selsig Morgannwg as they're called in Wales. They're a traditional vegetarian dish which combines Welsh cheese, breadcrumbs and leeks to create an efficient and satisfying meal, read on for the recipe...

Thursday 8 September 2016

29 Park Place - Autumn Menu

Pie of the Week
If you take a short stroll away from the hustle and bustle of Cardiff Queen Street, you'll find yourself on the doorstep of 29 Park Place; a cocktail bar and resturant decorated to make you feel like you're right at home... 29 Park Place invited me to their bloggers evening to give their new menu a try, read on for my thoughts:

Wednesday 31 August 2016

Autumn Living Room Inspiration

Earlier this year I put together a Spring Living Room Inspiration post about decorating your lounge in fitting with the season, we're now coming to the end of summer and heading into Autumn, so if you fancy getting a bit more cosy then read on to see my suggestions...


Friday 26 August 2016

Ever Felt Like You Were Drowning in a Dream? This is What it Means...

How many of you wake up from a dream that leaves you questioning reality? Trying to grasp hold of what happened in the dream and what it actually means? Well I quite often have dreams that leave me wondering, so in this blog I'm going to do a little digging to discover the hidden messages behind our common bedtime adventures, in collaboration with Adjustamatic who are currently running a 'Dreams Explained' campaign!

Sunday 7 August 2016

Summer Fashion & Travel Wishlist

Volcanic Beach in Lanzarote
It's August, kids are off school, the sun is shinning (well, sometimes in Wales anyway!), the birds are singing, and eating multiple ice lollies in one day is perfectly acceptable right now! (oh it isn't? just me then...) I've really got that summer feeling and I'd love nothing more than to jet off to sunny Spain to get one last squeeze of this year's summer... I'm thinking outfit of the day photos by the pool, Instagramable cocktails in the sunset, and under water snorkelling with my GoPro.... So I've put together this fashion and travel wishlist to keep those summer thoughts flowing!

Monday 1 August 2016

How to Accessorise Any Outfit - Guest Blog*

Accessories are a girl’s best friend. They have the ability to make any outfit seem instantly new, no matter how old it is. They can create a whole new look with the smallest additional details. They can make a girl feel like a celebrity. Read on to find out how to accessorise any outfit...

Saturday 30 July 2016

FiftyOne3 Celebrate 5 Years of Networking!

There may be some sore heads in Cardiff today as South Wales' best networking event for young professionals just turned 5! 

Friday 29 July 2016

Pritchard & Moore Bridal Boutique (Cardiff)

Pritchard & Moore bridal boutique is a luxury wedding shop with a difference... Nestled at the heart of Whitchurch, Cardiff, their attention to detail, customer service and vast range of dresses will ensure your visit will be one to remember... Just like your big day!

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Simple Hawaiin Doughnut Pizza Recipe

I saw a pizza star recipe idea on Facebook last week and immediately wanted to try it out! So I've put my own twist on this method and turned it into a Hawaiian pizza doughnut delight! This recipe is a perfect fit for the Fire & Smoke Flame Grilled Ham, which adds a lovely smoked flavour to the pizza! Read on for the straightforward recipe and process...

Wednesday 13 July 2016

The High Street Salad Taste Test

Greggs recently asked me to try their brand new range of salads and rate them... But to put them to the real test they also asked me to compare the salad to other popular competitors! Read on to see how they scored..

Monday 11 July 2016

Breakout Escape Rooms! (Cardiff)

Breakout Cardiff opened its doors just over a month ago and it's already making a huge impression! I was lucky enough to take my boyfriend and some friends along to try and escape their original room; Classified... 

Thursday 7 July 2016

The Stable Restaurant Review (Cardiff)

The Stable opened its Cardiff doors back in Christmas 2015, offering its charming varieties of ciders, pizza and pies to the Welsh crowd. I was invited to see what the fuss was about recently:

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Go Air Trampoline Parks (Cardiff)

Last week I was invited to Go Air Cardiff, so Mitch and I stopped by for a bounce and to see what they had to offer... Here's what you can expect if you fancy doing something a little different this summer:

Friday 24 June 2016

Easy Peanut Brownie Sundae Recipe

Mr Tom produce nutty bars to satisfy your peanut cravings! They asked us at Nutty Pear to get creative with their bars and make a nutty dessert, here's what we came up with.. And good news; it's super easy and delicious...

Monday 20 June 2016

Summer Fashion with TK Maxx*

Summer is officially here, and what better way to get in the mood than to do a holiday shop! TK Maxx kindly invited me to try and discover their ‘ridiculous possibilities’ in store and show off my new outfits in some of my favourite locations… [Photos & video by Nutty Pear]

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Spring Living Room Inspiration

It's been a while since I've done a lifestyle tips blog post, so with spring in full swing and summer approaching I thought why not put together some ideas to transform your living room into a bright and breezy place. Wether you want to buy a couple of accessories or you want a complete living room overhaul, here's my suggestion:

Sunday 15 May 2016

Vivo Latino Restaurant Review (Cowbridge Road - Cardiff)

Vivo Latino (which opened in February 2016) is on Cowbridge Road; just a short walk from Cardiff castle and the Principality Stadium. Explore with Ed and I were invited to try some of the dishes that they are becoming well known for...

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Picnic Penarth #2

On Saturday the station approach was brought to life by the second annual Picnic Penarth food festival! I was privileged enough to be part of the organisers along with fellow food blogger Kitchen Clonc.

Saturday 19 March 2016

Blow-dry Treatment at Amaryllis Salon

I was invited to try out Amaryllis' latest 'Your Hair Assistants' blow-dry products which are meant to create beautifully full hair without the damage of heated rollers, while also adding some nourishment back into your hair!

Sunday 6 March 2016

Llangoed Hall Restaurant Review (Brecon Beacons)

First of all - happy Mother's Day! As I'm away in Sheffield today covering the Elite Ice Hockey League Challenge Cup Final (wow, that's a mouth full..) I had to celebrate Mother's Day Yesterday with my mum...

Friday 4 March 2016

Art-Inspired Cocktails at Ten Mill Lane

Andy Warhol, Banksy and Alphonse are just some of the inspirations behind Ten Mill Lane's soon-to-be launched mixology menu...

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Revolucion De Cuba New Menu Review (Cardiff)

Revolucion De Cuba hosted a mini blogger event last week to taste some dishes off their brand new menu as well as make some of their classic cocktails! Here's what we tried and my favs:

Monday 29 February 2016

Lush Spring Collection 2016 Overview

With Mother's Day and Easter just around the corner, Lush has brought in some exclusive goodies to create the perfect #LushSpring collection! Here's some of my personal favs, perfect for Mother's Day and Easter gifts;

Saturday 20 February 2016

Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

I was recently challenged to create a dish inspired by one of Destinology's most popular destinations; Spain. Although I'm no master chef, I do love getting a bit creative and finding simple yet effective recipes. For this recipe I combined a few of my favourite things into one healthy, easy and delicious meal!

Monday 1 February 2016

Hendricks Afternoon Tea at Park Plaza Review (Cardiff)

I was invited to try out Park Plaza's Hendricks Gin afternoon tea last week, and as I had just done my theory that morning (and passed!) I was in need of a celebratory drink and a relaxing atmosphere... Which is precisely what Park Plaza provided me with... (Oh and some delicious nibbles)
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