Sienna Spa Packages Review at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

Sienna Spa Packages Review at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester: June 2017

A perfect pamper package of indulgence can be enjoyed at the 5-star iconic Radisson Blu Edwardian, which is located in Manchester’s historic Free Trade Hall and was the original home to the Hallé Orchestra. The building is steeped in history, and has old school decadence and charm, retaining some stunning original features.

Situated deep within the buildings vaults make your way down to the Sienna Spa and escape from all the city hustle and bustle. Forget your worries and stresses, and prepare to enter a tranquil, relaxing oasis of peace and calm where the focus is all about having a little well deserved ‘you’ time.

The Inner City Escape package, has the perfect balance of activities to feed mind, body and soul. Prior to your treatments, you have a full 2 hours admittance to use the wet spa facilities which includes a full air-conditioned gym, 12-metre deck level swimming pool, the poolside relaxation area along with facilities such as the whirlpool bath, Nordic sauna and steam room.

Also included is a choice of two 30 minute treatments which include a Facial, Relaxing Back Massage, Body Polish or Nail Treatment. Or pick one 60 minute, including a Facial, Relaxing Body Massage, Deluxe Manicure or Deluxe Pedicure. After all that pampering and relaxation, the hunger pangs definitely do start to kick in, so the Radisson have kindly included a traditional afternoon tea or lunch at steak & Lobster to finish off your exquisite spa experience.

After a manic month at blogging HQ, I eagerly made by way through the opulent lobby, and seeing the Sienna Spa sign was a breath of fresh air, signalling that my me time was about to begin. Checking in was a smooth process, where the receptionist politely explained my decadent day ahead and directed me to the changing facilities. Upon opening my locker, a luxurious waffled robe, slippers and towel were waiting inside.

Upon entry to the pool, you instantly feel peacefulness, as relaxed music plays throughout, which during your time swimming and watching the world go by in the whirlpool bath, takes your relaxation to another level of loveliness. The sauna has a chilled Scandinavian vibe and the steam room’s starlit sky makes you feel on cloud 9.

Serene and calm music continues to play, as you make your way to the relaxation room. A place that affords you some personal time and space to chill and unwind, prior and after your treatments. Lavish décor includes a bold Buddha figurine, luxurious leather reclining seats and a magnificent hydration station that offers clients refreshments, such as rose flavoured water and a selection of herbal teas.

My five-star therapist Natalie Stubbs, whom I had met with on a previous visit, was a delight as always and delivered my two treatments with a first-class professional approach, in the most stunning treatment room adorned with gold wall hangings which gave a decadent 5 star feel. The 30-minute back massage was a wonderfully relaxed treatment and the 30 minute ESPA facial was a triumph. Natalie even took time out to explain how the UV light could detect existing facial damage or strain, but luckily for me it seemed that I was suffering from just a little de-hydration.

Relaxed and revitalised, but feeling peckish, so it was onwards to the Opulent Opus Lounge where it was time to partake in an amazing afternoon tea. Lovely Lucy looked after our afternoon tea service, which included the tasty traditional tea with prosecco, a selection of scrummy sandwiches, scrumptious scones with jam and Cornish clotted cream and some lip- smackingly tasty pastries. Also, the gentleman’s Afternoon tea, with a pint of beer, sweet scones with Cornish clotted cream and jam, then a selection of sensational savory offerings including Fish and chips with tartar sauce, Mini steak and ale pie, Chicken slider and a selection of superb sandwiches.

Rest, relax and dine let the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester team work their magic. Thank you to all the RBE Team, Natalie, Lucy, my fab followers and all the lovely bloggers out there. Hope that you enjoyed reading 🙂

Melanie xx


Sienna Spa & Health Club, Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, Peter Street, Manchester M2 5GP

Tel: 0161 835 8964

OpusOne Bar and Restaurant, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester M2 5GP.


Tel: 0161 835 8904

Protein Ball Co and Oloves Review

Protein Ball Co and Oloves Review: June 2017

Fancy something sweet or savoury well sister companies Protein Ball Co and Oloves, based in Worthing West Sussex, have the answer with their two sensational snacking solutions. Both brands were founded by Husband and Wife team Matt and Hayley, because they struggled to find healthy clean snacks while on the go. The protein balls now selling in 14 countries, Matt States that “It is our aim to roll out super nutritious and delicious, high protein balls in the most fun and energetic way!”.

A big box arrived at blogging HQ asking “How do you roll” …I could not wait to find out. Boom a brilliant box of balls in a range of innovative yummy flavour combinations, which included Cacao & Orange, Coconut & Macadamia, Cherry & Almond, Goji & Coconut, Lemon & Pistachio and Peanut Butter. Roll with us? I would love to roll with you, as these are ideal prior to my Health Club sessions, so see you around!

Oloves, currently being sold in 14 countries worldwide and impressively have won 5 awards, which include Fresh ideas, ife – London, Taste award, Anuga – Cologne, Trends and innovations, Sial – Paris, Mercury award, Itca – Barcelona and Appetizer, Antipasti category – NY. The four fab flavours are Chill & Oregano, Lemon & Rosemary, Chilli & Garlic and my fav their new Basil & Garlic – yummy! Ideal to throw on a salad, a mixed sharing board or snacking for on the go, at the office or while on the move in the city – loved them.

Ideal for grab and go these bags of balls and Oloves of love are now a firm fav of mine, give them a go and spread the love around.

Thank you to the Protein Ball Co and Oloves team, my amazing followers and all the brill bloggers out in the Blogosphere 😊

Melanie xx


0207 117 2631


0208 144 1641



Sakana a la carte Menu review

Sakana a la carte Menu review: June 2017

Sensational Sakana situated on Peter street in Manchester city centre offers an enviable Japanese a la carte menu featuring top of the range food and cocktails. Immerse yourself in an evening of Japanese culture and enjoy the Sakanas experience. Tasty Tuesdays began with a lovely warm welcome from Jon and we were overjoyed to find out that the amazing Aziz was to be our server for the evening.

Sampling the small plates was a super duper tasty experience. Visually the food was exquisite elegant works of art, that really wets one’s appetite. Plates included the tasty Thai prawn crackers served up with the scrummy Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce, the Inari summer roll which are stuffed with tender Tofu, Iceberg Lettuce, Mint, Vermicelli & Vegetable hand rolled in Rice Paper, served with a pleasing passion fruit Chilli Sauce and the tantalising Scallops served on a bed of glass Vermicelli on Shell with Garlic Soy.

Settled into one of the lovely window booths, we chowed down and perused the menu for more yummy small plates to sample. The delightful golden money bags were made by deep frying Vegetable Wontons filled with Potato, Carrots, Edamame Beans, Shitake Mushrooms & Mild Curry Powder, served with Raspberry Chilli Sauce dip & Passion fruit Puree. The succulent and tender honey black pepper spare ribs which are baby back ribs cooked in a Honey Black Pepper Sauce with Garlic. One of my favs is the amazing eight-piece Uramaki which is a delicious Vegetable inside out roll with an Avocado Topping.

Sakana’s had so many cocktail creations, but my fav of the evening was the perfect pornstar cocktail shaken up with Cariel Vanilla Vodka, Passoa, Pineapple Juice, Passion Fruit Juice, Lime Juice served with a shot Prosecco – it was lush. A final surprise came in the form of fireworks and a lovely 35th Happy Birthday chocolate plate alongside an amazing gigantic fortune cookie. What does the future have in store for me or you…Who knows? So in the interim pop along to Sakana’s for some fine food, creative cocktails and words of wisdom.

Thank you to all the Sakana Team, my fab followers and all the brilliant bloggers out in the Blogosphere 😊

Melanie xx

23, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR.

0161 884 1292

Teppanyaki Chinatown Manchester Review

Teppanyaki Chinatown Manchester Review: June 2017

Situated in the heart of Chinatown Manchester is the original Teppanyaki in the North West since 1987. At the entrance, the restaurant proudly displays their ethos on a cute wooden chalkboard, which is all about a simple, none gimmicky approach, as the authentic food and Teppanyaki experience speaks for its self.

Warmly welcomed by Edward, who settled us into the cosy seating area, while we waited for a lovely glass of fine wine and a traditional Japanese beer. There definitely was a buzz about the place, anticipation and excitement built, as we were shown to our seats at the Teppanyaki table.

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The English Lounge Manchester Review

The English Lounge Manchester Review: June 2017

Smack bang in the heart of Manchester’s bustling Northern Quarter, the English Lounge, offers a selection of wines, spirits, cocktails, cask ales, gin’s and foodie delights, clearly this is a pub that pulls everything excellent together.  We rocked up to an inviting entrance with some rather cute hanging baskets, nice lantern light features and the English Lounge branded swinging sign. Once upstairs a warm welcome awaited us from the lovely Phil, who was fab, personable, professional and looked after us fantastically the whole evening. Also, another lovely server Emma did a cracking job at making sure we were having a fab time.

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Enzo Manchester Review

Enzo Manchester Review: June 2017

Enzo located on Fountain Street in the heart of Manchester city centre, began through a chance encounter, yes, it is cliché, but it is the truth. Car not starting and needing to get into work, the owner of what we now know as Enzo, hopped a ride on the bus and was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by an Italian driver called Enzo who was wearing a bright booming smile. The bus journeys continued for the next few weeks, as the car was a little more out of service than first thought. Enzo’s energy was energetic, but his true love was pizza and coffee, a bond between owner and Enzo was formed and the decision was made to set up shop. Sadly, Enzo had to return home, as his mother was unwell, but right there Enzo was born and the rest was history.

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Oké Poké Manchester Northern Quarter Hawaiian Street Food Review

Oké Poké Manchester Northern Quarter Hawaiian Street Food Review: June 2017

Put the Hawaiian shirt and hula skirt away, as at Oké Poké Manchester you will already feel like you are in the heart of Maui, a Hawaiian Island Paradise, as Luau awaits – a traditional Hawaiian feast, which is delivered authentically, simply and of course with heart & soul.

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