Tatton Park 2017 Foodies Festival Review

Tatton Park 2017 Foodies Festival Review: August 2017

16th July 2017 only meant one thing, it was time to grab those VIP press passes and make our way down to Tatton Park for the UK’s largest celebration of food and drink – The Foodies Festival extravaganza for a sensational Sunday funday. Now within its tenth year, the festival offers food & drink, live music and wellbeing in the form of live demonstrations from yoga Cheshire.

The exclusive VIP tickets, provided us with some extra fabulous foodie fun and frolic’s which included access to the private VIP tent, where the host warmly welcome us, provided us with show guide booklets and reserved our food and drink masterclasses.

Another perk of VIP included a complimentary goodie bag and a glass of beautiful bubbles on arrival which was ideal to sip, as we watched each music act play in the privacy of the VIP tent. The same acts also appeared on the main live music stage, a great addition to the event which provided atmospheric beats as the crowds chowed down on some yummy foodies delights all washed down with an array of delicious drinkies.

Bustling with excitement, it was time to start exploring, perfect timing too, as luckily for us the sun had decided to make an experience early on in the day. The event offered something for everyone, brands such as Vita coco, Pimm’s with it fabulous teapot stand, Belvoir Fruit farms with their hot air balloon photo opportunity and the brilliant bus bar to name a few.

Cool Culinary opportunities included being able to access the Cakes and Desserts Theatre, the kids cookery theatre and the chefs theatre where live demonstrations took place which really makes you feel part of the action.  The VIP wristband really came in handy offering us prime positions within the theatres.  Clearly with wetted appetites, we decided to move onto the drinks theatre, for something to wash all the knowledge down with.

The 12:30 drinks theatre, was the Prosecco DOC with the lovely Neil Phillips, the Wine tipster. This was an eye opening informational, yet interesting experience. Clearly, Neil fully engaged with the audience while educating and brushing up our knowledge of the perfect Proseccos. While doing so, we got to wet our palates tasting four fabulous Prosecco’s all at the comfort of our very own prime positioned VIP table.

Out next tent tasting, began at 13:30 with the lovely Charles Metcalfe, giving his insights and knowledge into the many styles of Champagne. There were five fabulous fizzy drinkies to sample which was extremely useful to identify your fav type of champs without buying the full bottle – perfect!

After all the brilliant bubbles, we needed to refuel, so sought out some much needed foodie delights. Amazing Ashas offered us an array of Indian cuisine, which included the lovely Chicken biryani, Chicken Takatak and the sensational Samosa Chaat, all served up by a super fab friendly team.

Tequila…yes you heard right and the last stop of the day was to see the boys at Cazcabel Tequila shack who gave us a grand finale. Sampling their four tequilas with the favs being the coffee and manuka honey flavoured types. The cocktails created with the tequila were sensational. Finally, there was the traffic light tequila tasting, we did not see red, but the shots pack a powerful punch.

The foodies festival was exciting stuff offering unique experiences and opportunities and whether you decide to go for standard entry tickets or treat yourself to VIP, I am sure that you will have a wonderful time.

Thank you to the Tatton Park Foodies Festival Team, my lovely followers and all the fab bloggers out there

Melanie xx



Air Transat Club Class Review

Air Transat Club Class Review: December 2016


Travelife Partner status is by no means an easy industry achievement, but after 10 years of commitment to sustainability efforts in May 2016 Transat became the first tour operator in North America to earn Travelife Partner status. An achievement that Jean-Marc Eustache, current president and CEO and all the Transat team are sure to be proud of. Therefore, when the opportunity came to collaborate with Air Transat the obvious answer was – Yes! Flying from Toronto to Manchester the Airbus A310-300 was going to be our carriage in the clouds that featured the recently redesigned cabin which consisted of 250 seats, 12 in Club Class and 238 in Economy Class. “Come fly with me, lets fly, lets fly away”…Air Transat will make your time in the sky part of your holiday…


Exclusive rapid counter check-in and priority boarding was included within the club package, as standard, which avoids the airport stresses and strains allowing for a smooth start. The contemporary Club Class cabin was Continue reading

Novotel New York Times Square Review

Novotel New York Times Square Review: December 2016

The Novotel brand are part of the worldwide Accor Hotel group. Employing more than 240,000 employees, across 4,100 hotels in 95 countries worldwide. Therefore, when the opportunity came up to collaborate with the brand, excited was an understatement! New York New York, start spreading the news, we went there to stay….Yes, in the very heart of it…New York New York! The cool, chic, contemporary entrance makes for a sophisticated sassy start.


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NOW what would you do with…24 Hours in Toronto?

NOW What would you do with 24hours in Toronto: 3rd December 2016

Being asked “how I would spend 24 hours in my favourite city” was an easy question – Tick Tock…Toronto in 24 hours the countdown has begun…



Catch the ferry to Toronto Billy Bishop Airport and just the location in itself is a hidden gem, as the views looking back at the city skyscraper backdrop are incredible. Things got a bit cheesy posing for photos at the side of our own private helicopter, but what the heck this is definitely an activity worth smiling about. Strapped in position, head sets and microphones in place and no need to worry about congested city traffic, as the radio waves opened to the tune of “roger roger are we ready for take-off”. Adrenaline was pumping, as the pilot began his ascent…up up and away as we soared into the air for an aerial adventure of a lifetime. Core city landmarks such as the CN tower, Rogers stadium and Lake Ontario are visible in all their glory. In fact the whole city is, breath-taking views, sensational scenery and there was an uplifting calmness during flight. Surprising considering that we were at 2000 feet and flying at an average speed of 100 miles an hour! Continue reading