Hotel Football Class of 92 Room and The Manchester United Theatre of Dreams Stadium Tour – One for the Fans

Hotel Football Class of 92 Room and The Manchester United Theatre of Dreams Stadium Tour – One for the Fans: June 2018

Hotel Football is just a dribble away from the magnificent Manchester United Football ground.  Having stayed at Hotel Football previously, the hotel is not just for the mega Manchester United fans, as the place has something for everyone.

However, this visit was an all-star pitch perfect performance, which would see fans dribbling with excitement, as they live the ultimate Manchester United dream.

Kick off began in the Class of 92 room, a chic custom designed bespoke room which includes unique Class of 92 memorabilia, that pays homage to its class of 92 owners, Gary Neville & Ryan Giggs.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester City Centre Review

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester City Centre Review: May 2018

The 5-star iconic Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester is located in the home of Manchester’s historic Free Trade Hall and is 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 five-star hotel, with spa, restaurant and a bar.

Make your way through the airy, impressive and exquisite lobby, which hosts a mix of eclectic contemporary décor including a giant cockerel, bold Buddha head and some interesting wall art.

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Fairfield’s Crisps Review

Fairfield’s Farm Crisps Review: April 2018

The Fairfield’s Family farm have been harvesting potatoes, in the stunning Colne Valley in Essex, for three generations.  The Crisps are hand cooked on the farm to produce top notch crisps with crunch.

As if that was not enough, from early 2017 Fairfield’s farm energy is all generated using sustainable technologies including solar power and anaerobic digestion which is great news for the environment!

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Grand Hotel York Afternoon Tea Review

Grand Hotel York Afternoon Tea Review: March 2018

Located in an enviable postcode, in the heart of York City centre, offering incredible views of the historic wonderful wall, The Grand Hotel is the perfect place for a pit-stop to enjoy the quintessentially English tradition of Afternoon Tea.

Experience the grandeur of the Grand and enjoy their signature five-star Afternoon tea served in the relaxed Rise restaurant & bar.  Warmly welcomed by Mark and his team, we prepared to sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquillity.

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Carluccio’s St Helens Square York Lunch Review

Carluccio’s St Helens Square York Lunch Review: March 2018

Escape the hustle & bustle and lavish in some lovely lunchies Italian style at Carluccio’s which was once home to the iconic Terrys chocolate shop.

Interiors mix traditional and contemporary styles, with lovely romantic seating with views across St Helens square, to people watch, soak up the ambience and atmosphere. Combined with the fabulous food offerings, you can grab your own slice of the dolce vita lifestyle.

Our fabulous foodie feast, came in three courses, with a range of amazing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinkies to wash it all down.

Super starters included the Insalata Caprese dish with brilliant buffalo mozzarella, sliced beef tomatoes, basil, lashings of extra virgin olive oil and black olives.  Off the specials opting for the beetroot and ricotta tortellini served in a creamy goat’s cheese sauce, topped with crushed walnuts.  Washed down with the refreshing non-alcoholic Crodino – light, but with a bite, ideal served with ice and a slice.

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Gioia Blackburn Restaurant Review ***UPDATE – THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED***

Gioia Blackburn Restaurant Review: March 2018

Newly launched in November 2017, Gioia located in Blackburn town centre is an Italian inspired Café Bar, that is an ideal hub, to catch up with friends, family or work colleagues.

An illuminated bar, awaits your arrival, so why not soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a pre-dinner mocktail or two.  My strawberry mojito mocktail was light, fresh, fruity and fabulous.

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Make your Routine smooth with Rootine Blends smoothies

Make your Routine smooth with Rootine Blends smoothies: February 2018

Fabulous frozen fruit ready to blend pouches delivered direct to your door – yes please!

Rootine blends have created a range of innovative and exciting smoothie combinations to please your palate, purse and your body.  Along with a superfoods powder blend, that has baobab, maca, hemp protein and cacao, for that extra boost.

Esther, founder of Rootine Blends has a lifestyle just like me – busy and hectic and found prepping fruit time consuming, so Esther decided to create these super smoothie pouches in a range of innovative and super yummy flavours.

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Eat New York Bagel Shop Manchester Northern Quarter

Eat New York Bagel Shop Manchester Northern Quarter Review: February 2018

The Eat New York brand is based around the street food scene and with over 10 years’ experience, these guys have a lot to bring to the table.

The Bagel shop is a slice of the big apple minus the airfare and brings the New York vibe right in the heart of Manchester’s eclectic Northern Quarter.  With arty boards, tiling, neon lighting which gives the overall place an industrial identity.

#Mouthwatering mains included the vegetarian lovely Little Italy Bagel Breaded mozzarella, with Cal’s tomato sauce, red onion, fresh tomato, rocket, fresh pesto, garlic butter and lashings of gorgonzola mayo.

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The Principal Manchester Hotel Review

The Principal Manchester Hotel Review: February 2018

A landmark location within Manchester city centre, The Principal Hotel presents Victorian decadence and grandeur.  This terracotta grade II listed building shapes Manchester’s skyline with its unmissable iconic clock tower.

First opened in 1890, as The Refuge Assurance Company Headquarters, the Principal Hotel has a rich historic past.  The extravagant entrance with high steel gates, trio lit lighting, topiary planters, gold engraved Principal signage and flags flying proudly, prepares guests to step into a breathtakingly opulent lobby.

The stunning sculptured horse stands proud in reception and provides a talking point for sure.  The breathtakingly beautiful sky dome dominates divinely with style and grace.

Sympathetic, yet extensive renovations reflect and retain the original features and historical charm by combining contemporary and traditional to create an eclectic, quirky and unique space for guests to embrace and enjoy.

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