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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Leon Restaurants Manchester Piccadilly Review

Leon Restaurants Manchester Piccadilly Review: January 2018

The three musketeers, Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and chef Allegra McEvedy, aka the founders of Leon Restaurants, have combined their wealth of knowledge and skills to take the world by storm with their fab fresh fast food philosophy and started their own foodie revolution.

In 2008 Allegra was awarded with an MBE for services to the hospitality industry.  He was described as “a caterer with a conscience” by the Independent, has over 20 years’ experience and has worked as a broadcaster appearing on Channel 4, The Good Food Channel, BBC and has published 6 cook books.

Henry’s expansive background includes being a commis chef with Michelin-starred chef Bruno Loubet, a gossip columnist for The Daily Telegraph, appears as a regular panellist on BBC R4’s Kitchen Cabinet, has written for the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Times and the Sun and worked at Bain & Company where he met John.

John did business trouble-shooting at Bain & Company, has created dance events with innocent drinks founder Richard Reed and has led the turnaround of various brands.  If it can be improved John is your man.  Leon was named after John’s Dad, inspired by his mum’s positivity and the “Sunshine that radiates from every LEON team member”

In 2013 Henry and John produced the School Food Plan, where school menus were given their biggest healthy overhaul in generations and due to their combined successes both Henry and John were awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to school food.

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***NOTE This brand has closed for business***Nut Free Chocolate People Review

Nut Free Chocolate People Review: September 2017

Founded in 2012, the Nut Free Chocolate people, is a family run organisation with one aim to produce safe chocolate for people with tree nut and peanut allergies.  Both Belgian chocolate or Ecuadorian chocolate which is soya free is used to create their chocolatey treats. Also, they use natural flavourings and ingredients wherever they can. Handmade in small batches ensures a high-quality product and finish. Environmentally aware, where possible, the brand source biodegradable and recyclable products.

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Mallow and Marsh Review

Mallow and Marsh Review: June 2017

Mouth-watering Mallow and Marsh was launched off hard work and just £250! Exciting, exploding, exquisite tasting yumminess is what this brilliant brand are about. Their creative culinary creations have been invented through many dedicated hours of experimenting with unique and interesting flavour combinations. Introducing a range of innovative, light, creamy lushness, these Marsh mellows are not just your standard munchies.

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Marriot London Countyhall Afternoon Tea Review

Marriot London Countyhall Visit: August 2016

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The Marriot London Countyhall extended me an invite to partake in their amazing Afternoon Tea experience in the lovely library lounge. The hotel enjoys an enviable position situated adjacent to the river Thames right in the heart of central London.  First impressions count and the Marriot Countyhall do not disappoint. Upon arrival we made our way through the grand astounding arched gateway. The bold topiary island was impressive and added some much needed greenery into London city. Greeted with warmth from the bellboy we knew this was going to be an extraordinary exquisite experience.

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Icebar London Review

Icebar London Visit: June 2016

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Born from its Swedish roots the Icebar London, tucked away in a cute courtyard situated on Heddon Street in Mayfair, is a unique exhilarating experience where guests take an expedition to see a piece of Sweden minus the expense and airfare.  200km above the Arctic Circle lies the frozen Torne River.  40 Tonnes of this Crystal clear Torne River Ice, which is harvested from the pristine winter wonderland of Jukkasjarvi in Northern Sweden, has been used to create this cool, chilled innovative Ice experience.

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