Miss Magpie Fashion Spy – beautiful artwork for charity

If you read my recent post on my Creative Inspirations you will know I have a lot of love for creative people in my life. I am also constantly looking for further inspiration; social media being my biggest go to. I have been following Niki Groom’s (AKA Miss Magpie Spy) Instagram for a while. If you haven’t…

CARGO 1 of Wapping Wharf: My eating journey so far…

With the excitement brewing about all the new food and retail options in Cargo 2 on Wapping Wharf, here is a quick round up of some of the fab food I have had so far around Cargo 1 options (I still have a few to try but will update as I go!) Popping up behind M-shed,…

Amchara UK: Focus on wellness and health

Recently I have become increasingly interested in how food and gut health can impact how you feel, both mentally and physically. My brain and body seem to be particularly linked. At the smallest hint of stress or excitement, my body goes into some sort of chaos. The more I read though is teaching me that…

Cox and Baloney: New brunch menu is out

Cox and Baloney tea rooms is one of the places in Bristol I always visit and wish I could live there. It is beautiful! I also have a small obsession with vintage crockery, and it is everywhere. I had the wonderful opportunity to try their new brunch menu (which meant I also had an excuse to…

Bristol Food Tour: Revisiting and discovering new faves

I love my city. Consequently I love any opportunity to play tourist and explore more of Bristol and, in particular, its food! The best way to do this… The Bristol Food Tour! I chose to go on their Vegan tour option. To caveat up front, I am not vegan (sorry!). I am however not really…

My creative inspirations

When I am not in process and organisation mode at work, I tend to better live up to my “eccentric art teacher” look. A colleague (and friend – colleague sounds too formal) recently referred to me as a “Corporate hippy” to cover both parts of my confusing personality. I am taking it as a compliment……

Las Vegas: Embracing the loopiness

Last year was a year of big birthdays in the fam, so to celebrate my mum took us to Las Vegas! No biggie… :-p Travelling with the family means it wasn’t The Hangover style you might expect, but there are some things I would recommend to anyone, no matter what style of holiday you are…

Dinewithi – Totterdown Canteen combo

Pop up restaurants are a great way to experience fabulous food in Bristol. One of my personal faves is Dinewithi. With an ethos of: “flavoursome, unfussy, locally sourced food cooked beautifully” you can always be confident that you will be finish the eve full and happy! Luckily for me, the most recent location to showcase the tasty treats was just round…

Reflections: My three words for 2016

At the beginning of this year I read Aled’s blog on three words for 2016 and was inspired. The concept resonated with me; rather than looking at specific (often unrealistic) goals/resolutions, choose three words to provide some focus to the actions and choices you make in the year. My chosen words? Calm Strength Creativity Here’s a little reflection…

Pho: You can pho your own way…

(Good luck getting the song out of your head…..) There is quite the competition in Bristol for pho. We can’t seem to get en0ugh of the flavoursome Vietnamese soup. I recently tried out Pho on Corn Street and kind of fell in love with it. Why… You can get a bib! I am a renowned…

Lido: Hidden Tranquility

It can be tricky to get away from it all when you live in a city. Luckily we have a little haven hidden away in Bristol: The Lido. This is one of my favourite places to treat myself or the lovely people in my life. My actual best thing to do is to buy one of…

Pi Shop: Not just about the pizza…

With its link to Casamia, I had no doubt that Pi Shop was going to be fabulous. After moving Casamia into its new central home in the newly renovated General Hospital, excitingly the Sánchez brothers have now expanded their culinary genius, going back to the family’s pizzeria roots (and there are plans for more exciting things too!)…