Neighbourhood Visit: July 2016
We headed on down to Spinningfields in Manchester to check out a brand spanking new Neighbourhood. James Hitchen splashed out a massive million on the revamp giving Manchester city centre a nice slice of the high life for all. Polite, professional and on point door staff made for a great welcome into the Neighbourhood scene. The entrance is minimal with subtle signage that gives the place an instant chic and cool vibe. Sunday sessions are further enhanced with live music. The atmosphere was synonymous with visits to similar venues across Miami, Las Vegas, Florida and New York. The bar signage “The best view of Heaven is from Hell” keeps a part of Neighbourhoods hedonistic party past, but within a much more streamlined space with no separation between the dining area and bar which instantly gives the venue a more grown up feel, but still fun, classy and sophisticated with an equal emphasis on dining and drinking.
City Centre Cruises: July 2016
Never have I walked down Liverpool road with so much excitement and anticipation knowing the upcoming nautical adventure that awaited. Approaching the barge we had to pace ourselves down the steps, as the temptation was there to run down them to be the first to board this fabulous vessel. There are two barge boats within their fleet both named after two prominent Manchester figures “Emmeline Pankhurst” the courageous suffragette leader and “LS Lowry” which was to be the barge that we would be sailing on that day. Captain Wilcock warmly welcomed us and the two crew members on board made us feel welcome from the offset.
Tampopo Visit: July 2016
Backpack ready, passport in hand, grab your boarding pass and come join me for a tour of East Asia, but all under one roof. Thankfully David Fox both owner and founder of Tampopo has already done the hard work for you. Tampopo at Manchester’s Corn Exchange offers diners an exciting extraordinary eastern exploration to sample creative culinary cuisines from across Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
Icebar London Visit: June 2016
Born from its Swedish roots the Icebar London, tucked away in a cute courtyard situated on Heddon Street in Mayfair, is a unique exhilarating experience where guests take an expedition to see a piece of Sweden minus the expense and airfare. 200km above the Arctic Circle lies the frozen Torne River. 40 Tonnes of this Crystal clear Torne River Ice, which is harvested from the pristine winter wonderland of Jukkasjarvi in Northern Sweden, has been used to create this cool, chilled innovative Ice experience.