Ninth Day of Giftmas: Mia Tui Navy Olivia Handbag – £49.99 – Hold your head up high this party season with this nice navy spacious handbag which includes a matching clutch and make up purse. Store all those party essentials in this smart bundle.
Founded by Charlotte in 2010, while living in Vietnam, the award-winning Mia Tui is a bag brand with a difference. Being a busy mother with 2 children juggling work, shopping, school runs, the gym and travelling, Charlotte found that bags seemed to be just one big empty space which could make finding a mobile phone tasking. Using this practical life experience, Charlotte designed a range of bags designed to be, “the busy woman’s best friend”.
The bags are still produced in Vietnam in her friend Van’s factory where team work is a core value and together they aim to provide quality products at affordable process and deliver exceptional customer service. Their bag range are also vegan friendly, as they do not use any animal based products which gets big thumbs up from me.
The navy Olivia handbag makes for the perfect Christmas gift. Stylish yet practical where everything had its place. This was ideal for me, as I am often running from one side of the city to another or reviewing in rural retreats, so I need to stay organised and be able to find my reporter’s notebook, pen, camera, phone or business card at a moment’s notice. Additionally, the Olivia bag includes a matching navy clutch bag which is ideal to go from daytime in the office to night time city cocktails. Also, the clear makeup bag is perfect, as it is wipe clean, so no more worrying make up spillage disasters.
Sort out your stocking fillers with Mia Tui too as they have a range of cute essentials like this cute compact spotty Sue shopper bag and the lovely Lottie ice blue embossed small across body bag.
Bag your Christmas stocking fillers and presents with Mia Tui
Merry Christmas and Thank you for reading 😊
First Day of Giftmas: Creative Nature Chocolate Collection – £21.99 – Ideal for foodies, chocoholics and passionate bakers who want to bake up a storm. The bundle includes Organic cacao powder, organic cacao nibs and Organic chia & cacao brownie mix. Also, 5 cacao orange protein bars and 5 raw cacao superfood bars ideal for a January health boost in the new year.
Creative Nature owner and CEO Julianne Ponan and her team have created this cool chocolate collection which is incredibly free from gluten, dairy, wheat, refined sugar, sweeteners, nuts, certified by the vegan and vegetarian society.
My Chocolatey creativity came into play and I decided to make this festive Chocolate Christmassy plank. Using the cacao nibs as a gravel path, the cacao powder to make a lush chocolate super shake and the chia & cacao brownie mix to create these brilliant brownie edible cubes to perch my robins and festive trees on. Just add a bit of foliage, berries and a dusting of icing sugar for a wonderful winter wonderland scene. Give the gift of chocolate this season.
Merry Christmas and Thank you for reading 🙂
Nibble Northern Quarter Review Manchester: October 2017
Nestled on Oldham street in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter is the friendly and unpretentious Nibble. A cute café with a chilled vibe where the focus is about personalised customer service and staff engaging in genuine conversation. The décor is relaxed with cosy cushions, quirky light fittings, retro outdoor tables and chairs, planters and various greenery which gave the place a secret garden feel. A lovely local little hub to catch up with friends, family or simply relax and watch the world go by.
Scene Indian Street Kitchen Spinningfields Manchester Review: October 2017
Located Left Bank along the River Irwell, in the heart of Spinningfields is Scene Indian Street Kitchen. Winners of several awards, this Bollywood Bar and restaurant sets the scene for an impeccable evening of glamour and style. The delightful outdoor garden terrace space is great for some relaxed al fresco dining in the sun.
Vapiano Manchester Corn Exchange World Pasta Day Review: October 2017
In 2002 Hamburg, Germany, saw the opening of the very first Vapiano. The brand is seeing continued growth and there are over 191 Vapianos in 32 countries on 5 continents. The company ethos is focused on an old Italian proverb: “Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano” which is about a relaxed and easy-going approach to life which in turn will provide you with a longer and happier life.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen Manchester Spinningfields Review: October 2017
The Gourmet Burger Kitchen brand began in 2001, when world famous chef Peter Gordon along with three kiwi guys set up their first Gourmet Burger Kitchen site in Battersea South London. Now, fast forward to 2017 and they now have over 80 restaurants across the UK. The focus is on quality handcrafted burgers using the freshest ingredients and creating all their burger sauces daily from scratch.
Located Left Bank along the River Irwell, in the heart of Spinningfields is Manchester’s Gourmet Burger Kitchen. The delightful outdoor terrace is great for some al fresco dining in the sun. Décor is light, airy loft feel with contemporary light fittings and table sections. There is a selection of help yourself condiments such as the red and green hot sauces. Service is casual with a relaxed vibe.
Welcomed warmly by the team, we got settled and while perusing the menu, we enjoyed some liquid refreshments including the Meantime London Pale Ale, which has both Kentish and American hops, that give a citrus flavour with a bitter finish. Also, the non-alcoholic Strawberry and elderflower fizz which visually looked lovely and refreshed the taste buds.
Gosh Vegan Sausages Review: October 2017
Boom Brilliant Bangers by Gosh arrived at blogging HQ ready for the taste test. Gosh is all about goodness, they are dairy free, gluten free, soya free, nut free and are suitable for vegans too. Impressively, they are naturally free from the UK’s 14 top listed allergens; cereals containing gluten, eggs, milk, soya, nuts, peanuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupin, Sulphur dioxide, crustaceans, fish & molluscs.