Saturday, 30 July 2016

Hello Kitty afternoon tea at Cutter and Squidge

Soho based cake shop, Cutter and Squidge have teamed up with Hello Kitty to bring the cutest collab ever, Hello Kitty afternoon tea!

Cutter and Squidge were founded by two sisters in North West London, they say their passion "is to invent new products or recreate time honoured classics and experiment with flavours so that we can offer our take on old favourites alongside cutting edge taste sensations."

I went there with with my sisters last weekend. After having booked a table there 2 months in advance (yes, it was two whole months) we were a little disappointed when we arrived and our table wasn't ready for another half an hour. Nonetheless, we were given pink lemonade to sip on whilst we waited. We then headed to the 'Secret Garden' where the afternoon tea was held.

When we were finally seated we ordered our teas and soon after, a huge selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones and sweet treats arrived. They also offer vegetarian alternatives. Everything was refillable, so if you wanted more salmon sandwiches you were free to order as you wish for the same price. This sounds amazing but with a steep price of £40pp it was no surprise. (£20 for children under 8 years old)

You were given a 1 and half hour table time until you had to leave. It was enough time to scoff all our food down and take some pictures.

Overall, we had a lovely time, the food was good and the staff were friendly.

In the shop, there are Hello Kitty merchandise and confectionery to purchase.

The Hello Kitty afternoon tea is available at Cutter and Squidge from now until the 31st August. It is best to book a table well in advanced and you can do so here.

What are you waiting for?! Get booking now!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Good Ship Benefit

Last Thursday, me and a couple of blogger friends headed to the Good Ship Benefit on Embankment for my friend Georgie's birthday celebrations!

With blogger babes Sarah, Fii and Georgie

The Good Ship Benefit is a collaboration between Benefit Cosmetics and City Cruises Partners and is a temporary pop - up open between 9th April until 31st August 2016. The ship is open to the public and has a San francisco themed design. There are 5 rooms in total on the ship, The Brow Lounge, two upper decks, a bar and a restaurant. It is open from 11am – 11pm, Sunday – Thursday and 11am – 12am on Friday and Saturday. 

There were a large selection of cocktails and wines plus pub style food like burgers and salads. Although the prices were more on the dearer side, the views and location made up for it!

The staff were incredible! So friendly and informative, giving us a tour of the ship and making jokes along the way! It definitely made the experience that bit more special.

Have you been on the Good Ship Benefit or will you be making a visit?

Monday, 4 July 2016

TrekAmerica take 2!

So at the beginning of June I embarked on another TrekAmerica adventure!
This time taking on the deep south; New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis, Natchez, Birmingham, The Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg.

If you are not familiar with TrekAmerica, they are a small group tour company specialising in American road trips. Most groups have around 13 people on the tour ageing from 18 - 35.
There are camping trips and BLT ones too (budget lodging). Trips run from as little as 3 days to a whopping 80 days on the road!

My tour started and ended in New Orleans, I stayed 2 nights before just so I could have a little wander in the city before my tour actually started. I stayed in the Garden District and visited the famous Magazine Street. I also met up with some people from my group beforehand to have dinner with which was really nice. The tour started and we headed to Birmingham where we visited the Civil Rights museum.

I loved visiting Nashville; where the CMA (Country Music Awards) festival was on during our stay. The city was so vibrant and there was something going on in every corner you turned. The Great Smoky Mountains were beautiful, we hiked up to Clingman's Dome which gave us a perfect view of the Mountains from a height. Memphis was also pretty memorable, we went to Graceland's and saw the home of rock'n'roll legend, Elvis Presley. It was so interesting and I learned so much about his life that I never knew in the past.

Here are a couple of pictures during my time in the deep south.

I can't wait to book my next adventure!

With my trek friends; Beth and Jo-anna
Beale Street, Memphis
Gracelands, Memphis
Jackson Square, New Orleans
The Great Smoky Mountains