The Works Stationery #Review

The Works Stationery Review: April 2017

Both online and with stores on the high street, The Works has something for everyone and every pocket. Stocking a massive range of toys, gifts, books, stationery and arts & crafts at discount prices. Seeing continued growth, the brand serve over 22.5 million people each year…wow!

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Cawston Press #Review

Cawston Press Review: April 2017

A delightful delivery arrived from the Cawston Press team, which included some of their original juices and their sparkling range. Cawston Press have a mission which is to use nothing artificial, only use natural ingredients to create their fabulously stunning tasty drinks. A delicate and detailed process goes into selecting each one of their apples, as Cawston Press are passionate about their brand and blends. All their juices are only ever made from pressed apples and not concentrated juice.

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Turtle Bay Blackburn #Review

Turtle Bay Blackburn Review: April 2017

Trinidad to Tobago, Bahamas to Blackburn’s Turtle Bay where you can sample your very own heat of the Caribbean without having to pack your suitcase and minus the airfare. Welcomed by our server, aka Jamaica’s Jamming Jordan, I knew this visit was going to be hot! Décor colourful, inviting with beach wood style tables and even shack style toilets. Jamming reggae music playing the likes of the classic Bob Marley. The mix of décor, music, happy vibes and atmosphere got me in the summer mood, so the shades went on and it was time to taste some creative cocktails – Caribbean style.

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Bill’s Liverpool Breakfast #Review

Bill’s Liverpool Breakfast Review: April 2017

For those who don’t know, Bill Collison both driven and inspired by his Dads love for fresh home grown produce, started out in a small space that his dad showed him, which was no bigger than a shed, just off the high street in Lewes in East Sussex.  Rapid Success and growth meant the need to acquire new premises, but tragedy struck in 2000 with the heavy floods wiping Bill’s shop out.  Starting from scratch Bill remained positive and went from almost bust to boom.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Opus One Afternoon Tea #Review

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Opus One Afternoon Tea Review: April 2017

The 5-star iconic Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, located in the home of Manchester’s historic Free Trade Hall and the original home to the Hallé Orchestra, which is steeped in history and old school decadence and charm.  Originally, built in 1853 to commemorate the repel of the corn laws and sympathetically refurbished in 2004, retaining original features such as the façade, to create this stunning hotel, spa and restaurant.  First impressions count and you will not be disappointed.  Make your way through the airy, impressive and exquisite lobby and this will lead you to the opulent Opus One bar and restaurant.

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Miracle Matcha #Review

Miracle Matcha Review: April

Miracle Matcha is sourced from the rift Valley in Kenya, as the white tea leaves are grown high within the fertile valley.  Miracle Matcha is healthy, convenient, has 100% pure natural ingredients that are suitable for vegans and has been approved by the vegetarian society.  It is also Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified, which means that both the environment and the farmers are protected.

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Healthy Nibbles #Review

Healthy Nibbles Review: April 2017

Founded by Sara Roberts in 2014, Healthy nibbles aimed to provide a healthy yet easy snacking option to city offices throughout the UK.   At the office, sat at your desk for another productive but hectic day?  Then as we all know too well those hunger pangs kick in, but the telephone keeps ringing, the paper work is going out of control, so a chance to pop to the shops is looking more and more unlikely.  Even if you grab that time away finding healthy snacks can be a task in itself.

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Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative #Review

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative Review: April 2017

The Vita Coco brand was founded ten years ago by childhood friends Mike Kirban and Ira Liran. A chance encounter with two young Brazilian women, during a dining outing in a New York City Bar, revealed how coconut water was a real trend. Several plane tickets to Brazil and a few months later and the Vita Coco brand was born.   Now a successful global brand with celebrity followings such as Madonna, Matthew McConaughey, and Rihanna! Vita Coco respect mother nature, resourcefully using every part of the coconut and are an ethical brand that have committed to giving back to the communities that help to produce these Coconutty concoctions.

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Nix and Kix #Review

Nix and Kix Review: April 2017

Julia and Kerstin, owners and Founders of the hot Nix and Kix drinks brand started out through a chance encounter during a flight, that sparked up a friendship with an entrepreneurial spark which would see them create these fruity fresh drinks with a spicy chilli cayenne kick.  Why Chillies, well while the girls did some travelling together they noticed that Chilli’s seemed to have a positive effect on people.  Research led them to find out that, “capsaicin in chillies has metabolism boosting and energy releasing properties. It also increases endorphin levels and provides a natural, happy feeling”

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Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester #Review

Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Review: April 2017

With over 15 year’s experience serving Japanese cuisine in the UK, Sapporo teppanyaki Manchester which opened in 2005 and is situated just around the corner from the Museum of Science and Industry is a city centre hot spot that is worth a visit.  Excited to enter this Japanese paradise, the doors opened, where a warm welcome awaited.  The relaxed waiting area, lit with subdued lighting, decorated with traditional Japanese designed Asian panel Shoji screens and a wooden spinning wheel from the Kyoto region circa 1890, gave me the feeling that I had been transported into the very heart of Japan.  With a clear view of the circular bar, we watched our cocktails being mixed up, while watching the bustling bar action that would be synonymous with any Japanese city bar venue.

Delivered to the table was the striking green Japanese Slipper mixed with Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice was lush and refreshing.  The Kohii Martini shaken with Sake, Kahlua and strong expresso gives you a Japanese themed caffeine boost.  Now our time to enter the main dining area, our cocktails were kindly taken to our place at the Teppanyaki table, by our super server Saied.

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