Merry New Year Celebrations at the Moxy Hotel York Review

Merry New Year Celebrations at the Moxy Hotel York Review: February 2020

Think personality with a hint of pink, Moxy York located within the city centre is the perfect place for a stay in York any time of the year.

Also, with Valentines day just around the corner why not treat your loved one to a lovely Valentines break away at Moxy.

We stayed over New Years and the place felt festive and fabulous with the stunning Christmas tree and the super cool swinging chill chair, we were so glad to spend New Years Eve with such a fabulous and friendly bunch or guys and gals – amazing staff.

Merry New Year Celebrations at the Moxy Hotel York Review 11The Moxy Sleeper room was a cosy compact double room, offering a comfortable bed with a modern reading chair.

The walled wardrobe is decorated with a mural of all York’s key landmarks and if any of your clothes do get a bit creased there is always the option to iron out in the communal ironing room at the end of the corridor, but the chap will not be there to iron your clothes lol.

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Christmas Celebrations at Novotel York Centre Review

Christmas Celebrations at Novotel York Centre Review: February 2020

Novotel York Centre is the perfect place for family and friends to celebrate Christmas in style.  Also, with Valentines Day fast approaching, Novotel York Centre would make a perfect Valentines retreat for yourself and a loved one.

Recently, the hotel has carried out extensive quality refurbishment to the property providing guests with an even more fabulous experience.

Their reception area even has super sweetie shop style displays which is a very cool addition.

The newly renovated Junior Suite really is something else, a spacious open plan contemporary family hub to kick back and relax in as you plan all your amazing York adventures.

With a queen bed, desk, tea tray, iron, minibar with complimentary bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine, safe and hairdryer, you really do have all the modern conveniences.

There are two huge flat-screen televisions for viewing both in the bedroom and lounge.  Along with complimentary Wi-Fi access.

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The Botanist York Fabulous Festive Foodie Review

The Botanist York Fabulous Festive Foodie Review: January 2020

Quaint and cosy, located within Stonegate, the Botanist York is the perfect place for family and friends to meet.

Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy some fabulous food and drinks, as you unwind.

The décor is rustic and relaxed creating a beautiful and gorgeous setting for lunch or dinner.

Christmas in full swing, we loved the festive vibes and the charming Christmas tree.

Even though the place was super busy the staff including Christian, Richard and our super server Kyley all remained as friendly and efficient as always, a true test of professionalism and skill especially during the crazy Christmas season.

Equally impressive was the staff knowledge of allergens, without faff or fuss, providing both useful advice and alternatives which made our visit super smooth.

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York Cocoa Works Festive Afternoon Chocolatada Review

York Cocoa Works Festive Afternoon Chocolatada Review: January 2020

This lovely cute, independent quality Chocolate café York cocoa Works is run by owner Sophie along with her team including the marvellous Michelle.

Their beautiful bespoke city centre York location is the perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy some you time.

Fixtures and fittings have been carefully thought out mixing the traditional and contemporary to create a warm and welcoming hub.

Get cosy and snug and craft your very own chocolate lollipops, perfect to gift or enjoy for yourself.

Why not go all out and enjoy an exquisite York Cocoa Works Festive Afternoon Chocolatada…pure yumminess!

The bonus about being independent is their ability to tailor make options especially when it comes to dietary requirements.  Not only were dietaries such as no milk, no egg etc not a problem, but the way Michelle reassured myself before the visit put my mind at ease.

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York Theatre Royal, Sleeping Beauty Pantomime Review

York Theatre Royal, Sleeping Beauty Pantomime – Review: January 2020

York Theatre Royal, a social hub and beating heart of York’s cultural scene has been providing quality arts and entertainment for 275 years.

Now it is your turn to enjoy some of this fabulous friendly fun and folly with a trip to see the Sleeping Beauty Pantomime showing until the 25th of January 2020.

Additional amazingness on our visit included being able to see panto costumes, dotted around the theatre, from past performances.

The theatre renovations tastefully and sympathetically combine the traditional and contemporary which sets the tone for your visit.  Grab your panto souvenir brochure and prepare to be spellbound.

The award-winning Sleeping Beauty Panto at York Theatre Royal is a family crowd pleaser.

A classic case of good versus evil with many ‘Oh no you didn’t’ moments for the crowd to have their very own starring role which is an immersive and entertaining experience.

The Panto stars, Martin Barrass as the Queen, Suzy Cooper as Beauty, A.J Powell as Darth Diva and David Leonard as the wicked Evil Diva along with much more talent besides.

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Grand Opera House York Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime Review

Grand Opera House York Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime Review: January 2020

It’s that time of year again… ‘oh no it isn’t’ ‘oh yes, it is’…prepare for comic pantomime capers at the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Grand Opera House York.

This year the cast even had the pleasure of meeting the gorgeous Gabriella who designed the programme cover for the 2019 Panto and I am sure that you will agree Gabriella has done a fabulous job.

Hi oh Hi ho it’s time for panto you know with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Starring Mark Little aka best baddie in Yorkshire, ‘Allo ‘Allo legend Vicki Michelle playing the Evil Queen and man of comedy and magic Martin Daniels, as Muddles.  Along, with a man that needs no introduction; York’s town Crier.

A mysterious and magical iPad mirror is where the tale begins voiced by the super sensational Debbie Magee in electronical format, an evil stepmother, a poisonous apple, a beautiful princess, seven cute chaps and well you know the rest.

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Cosy Christmas Eve Night with Whittard of Chelsea Review

Cosy Christmas Eve Night with Whittard of Chelsea Review: December 2019

Fabulous festive celebrations are in full flow, so make your Christmas Eve a cosy night in to remember with Whittard of Chelsea.

Escape the cold and indulge in some of their super spectacular and sparkly gorgeous gifts.

A Very Alice Tea Party Gift Set

Enjoy this marvellous magical Alice in Wonderland themed tea party set on Christmas Eve and whatever you do don’t be late!

You will have a grin like the Cheshire Cat, as the gift set includes 15 individually wrapped teabags (x5 English Breakfast, x5 Earl Grey, x5 English Rose). All Butter Double Chocolate Chip Biscuits 100g, a fine bone china Mug and a fine porcelain Tea Tidy all presented in a beautifully illustrated Alice in Wonderland Book Box.

Word of warning, don’t go Mad as a Hatter with the biscuits and tea…make sure you save some for Santa at Co.

Nutcracker Tea Bauble

The Nutcracker is about as traditional as can be and while you enjoy tales by a roaring fire, enjoy a cup of warm tea or two from this nice Nutcracker Tea Bauble.

Hang with pride of place on the tree and sip the charming and cheerful rooibos tea with a lingering beautiful biscuit vanilla flavour with a hint of walnuts and pecans.

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Christmas Celebrations at the Village Hotel Bury Review

Christmas Celebrations at the Village Hotel Bury Review: December 2019

The Christmas season is now in full flow, so now is the time to treat yourself to a Christmas stay away.

The Village Hotel Bury in greater Manchester is the perfect place for fabulous festive times and the welcome at reception is warm and wonderful.

They have gone all out on the festive décor including this cute Christmas scene.

Make your stay even more super by opting for one of the classy Club rooms.

Our contemporary club room bed was super snug and cosy with these funky cushions.

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Christmas Gifting with Smartbox by BuyAGift Review

Christmas Gifting with Smartbox by BuyAGift Review: December 2019

Smartbox by BuyAGift is the perfect way to make Christmas meaningful for family, friends and loved ones.  Spend time together, share experiences and indulge in some fabulous food and activities with the super Smartbox.

Smartbox is a gorgeous gift, perfectly presented in this beautiful box any recipient would be thrilled to receive.

Hotel & Spa Smartbox Gifts

Gift the Deluxe Gourmet Escape Smartbox stay for the ultimate rest and relaxation pressie.

The gift recipient can choose from a variety of locations and I would highly recommend the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa which is set inside a beautiful 700-year-old country manor house.

The package included an overnight stay for two with full use of the onsite spa facilities.

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Ice Village Manchester Ice Tiki Bar and Ice Cavern Review

Ice Village Manchester Ice Tiki Bar and Ice Cavern Review: November 2019

The Ice Village Manchester has an exciting new adult addition to this year’s program including the tropical Ice Tiki Bar with ice themed sculptures.

Ice Tiki Bar

Don one of the thermal capes and enjoy the many photo opportunities. Warm and welcoming the Tiki team are on hand to make sure your Tiki experience is on point.

Super staff member Sarah was more than happy to take a snap or two for guests which was nice to see.

The experience includes one themed cocktail in a cool ice glass.  They also offer a mocktail choice too appropriately called the Manc-ini which was delicious.

Feel the South Pacific vibes and chill out…literally in this cool ice themed paradise.

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