Grand Pacific: It All Started With High Tea

Grand Pacific was always one of those places I heard great things about but never ended up going to but I finally decided to break that chain several months ago and now It’s made it on the list of go-to places to go.  The grade II listed building was founded as a gentlemen’s club in […]

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Country Cooking Month #1 : Shows That Inspire Me To Cook

It’s my favourite time of year which is country cooking month!  Country cooking month occurs every year in June and is supposed to inspire you to cook healthy homemade meals. Country cooking month means something different to everyone.  Whether it means eating at home more, cooking something new or trying to have a healthier diet.  […]

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Cafe Diaries #8: Folk Cafe Bar

It has been a long time since I added to my little series Cafe Diaries and it’s because I’ve been going to the same places over the last several months. One of my local go-to places is Folk Cafe Bar in West Didsbury.  This is one of my favourite places to drink beer and have coffee rather […]

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20 Stories : A lovely & Interesting Drinking Experience…On The 19th Floor

20 stories opened earlier this year in February and quickly became a very talked about place.  This bar/restaurant wasn’t at the top of my list but it was close to where my friend and I had just finished eating so we satisfied both of our curiosities. I was immediately impressed with the view of Manchester […]

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Breakfast at The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a bar/restaurant that I would say is more famous for its complex-looking and sophisticated cocktails rather that it’s casual food.  There are three Alchemist chains in Manchester, 1 New York St, Manchester M1 4HD thealchemist.uk.com 0161 228 3856 3 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF thealchemist.uk.com 0161 817 2950 The Alchemist, The Bund, […]

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How To Set Up Your Own Mini Bar Area At Home

It’s Friday!  For a lot of people that means the beginning of the weekend as soon as they’ve finished work or studying.  Maybe they’ll spend the evening with friends or co-workers eating in a restaurant or drinking in a bar?  Perhaps at the cinema with family or a small get together at home? Whisky is […]

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Using Green Tea Leaves As A Cleansing Exfoliator

When I wake up in the morning the first thing I always do is make myself a hot drink.  Usually it’s coffee to give me a little energy for the day but sometimes herbal tea is a nice refreshing change too.  I usually like to keep a variety of herbal teas within the household for […]

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Sip Wine Bar: Lovely New Bar In West Didsbury

One of my main passions is Oenology (the science and study of winemaking) and when I realised there was going to be a new wine bar close to me, naturally I became excited. Although Didsbury and Manchester, in general, have a lot of places that have a vast and vibrant selection of wines, there aren’t […]

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The Pie Society: Home Away From Home

I have been living in Shanghai for over 2 months now and I’ve found that it’s a lot easier to go out for food that are of cuisines other than Chinese or cook at home.  It’s not because that I’m not proficient enough in the language to order the food from the menu but it’s […]

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Afternoon Tea at St. Ermin’s Hotel London

London most certainly is not my favourite city in the world but a Bridal Shower is a special occasion.  Hotels have been one of my muses since I began travelling at the age of 12.  The art and craft that goes into a hotel in order to give you a new experiences has always fascinated […]

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Cottonopolis Food & Liquor: Where Style Meets Japanese Cuisine

It can confidently be said that Cottonopolis is one of the most fashionable restaurants in Manchester for a couple of reasons.  Its interior design, the architecture of the building and their choice of cutlery and crockery.   It is great for lunch, dinner, casual drinks or the beginning of a night out.  Cottonopolis is located on 16 […]

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Country Cooking Month #5: Shallow Fried Chicken Burger

I had another craving for fried chicken but this time on a burger and some fries.  Since I have been making a lot of bread recently I decided to make the buns myself. For the bread buns, you will need: Fried Chicken 2-4 chicken breasts (depending on how many people you’re making this for) Milk […]

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Country Cooking Month #4: Fresh Linguine

Yesterday I made linguine and it it was not as hard as I thought it was going to be.  Fresh pasta has to be my favourite thing I have made so far and it really does taste better than dry, ready made pasta.  After making this, I don’t think I will buy pasta again.   […]

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