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A few weeks ago Turtle Bay Peterborough held a VIP preview dinner ahead of the restaurant’s grand opening to the public that weekend. I was thrilled to be invited along to share in the celebrations and get a sneak peek at the new restaurant. Here’s how it went down! Food and cocktails at a Caribbean restaurant seemed the perfect way to end the hottest June day on record in 40 years. The cheerful beach-shack inspired decor instantly put me into a relaxed holiday mood with it’s wooden ceiling fans gently whirring to provide a welcoming respite from the heat outside.…

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As you might have read in this post I’ve been doing my best to eat healthily and stick to a calorie controlled diet. Goddammit though it’s hard when there is just so much good food out there calling to me! Here are my favourite foodie finds this month…the good, the naughty and um… the downright dirty! Favourite Foodie Finds Doisy & Dam Superfood Chocolate Bars* I know, I know, I’m talking about being on a calorie controlled diet and then the first thing on my list is chocolate…stick with me though! I’ve found that if I go for a richer,…

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Last Thursday we took an afternoon off work and headed down to London to make the most of it. There, I introduced the fella to Bird of Smithfield, one of my favourite haunts in Farringdon. It’s a Georgian townhouse which contains bars and restaurants over it’s five floors. I’ve enjoyed many a quirky cocktail in the glitzy Birdcage bar in the basement but never before have I made it all the way to the rooftop terrace. After the past week’s monsoon like weather, however, it was something of a novelty to be able to relax whilst sitting outside so up…

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It finally happened… I found something to rival Afternoon Tea! “What?” I hear you say. “There’s nothing in the world better than a lazy afternoon tea with perfectly sliced crustless sandwiches, fresh scones and the daintiest sweet treats?” Well yes I thought so too. But then the lovely folks at Amara (the home interiors website that fulfills all my luxury lifestyle dreams) threw a bash at The Sanderson Hotel and I discovered the Mad Hatters Tipsy Evening Tea Party!* Amara’s Mad Hatters Tipsy Evening Tea Party Now technically, every afternoon tea I’ve ever been to has been rather a tipsy…

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Up until this year I’d always dismissed the idea of calorie counting. My approach to weight control has always been to just eat well most of the time and then allow myself some naughty cheat days in moderation when needed. Earlier this year, however, I was going through a bit of a tough time and suddenly all of my resolve went out of the window. I rapidly lost half a stone and when I got my appetite back put it back on just as quickly and not in a good way. I was being lazy, eating takeaways and lots of…

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