August 11, 2019

If you didn’t already know, Chandos Road is Redland’s foodie district – if a 100m stretch of road can count as a district, that is. In good company of the Michelin starred Wilks and Wilsons, New Zealand inspired Otira and newbie watering hole A Good Measure – this area requires it’s own page in your Bristol food checklist.

When I started seeing the signs outside of the vacated No Man’s Grace a few months ago, I was intrigued. K...

July 7, 2018

It's been two weeks since myself and my newly-gained pasta belly have returned from Italy, and boy are the post-holiday blues hitting hard. No more 3pm gelato stops, no more lazing on the beach and certainly no more Aperol - oh, did I mention no more gelato?

But hey, that's what holidays are about really aren't they - living your best life that is as far removed from the reality of our usual routines, so that you savour th...

May 22, 2018

I don’t know about you, but Tuesday has got to be my least favourite day of the week. Yes, you're over Monday, but Friday's still so far away – my general feelings towards it are just ‘meh’. However, last week (courtesy of award-winning restaurant Salt & Malt) my usual average mardi was ramped up a notch – duly needed.

Tapas Tuesdays – it has a ring to it, right? If in agreement, then you’re going to be all over Salt...

May 3, 2018

As I sit writing this from my IKEA bedroom desk, I can’t help but feel gobsmacked that my visit to Highcliffe B&B was almost a month ago today. I’ll admit, it’s taken me a while to put this one together - but I’ve concluded that great things just simply can’t be rushed.

The last time I took a trip to Falmouth I was 14, a moody adolescent that would rather be in her room playing cupid on The Sims than going on a Cornish day trip...

April 9, 2018

In the midst of full-time employment, it’s easy to get caught up in the swell of modern day stresses. Work, money, relationships and health are all thoughts that zoom through our minds on a daily basis – and that’s usually before we’ve allowed ourselves time to sit down for breakfast. Although this 21st century hamster wheel is inevitable, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be put on pause from time to time – just for a little whil...

February 3, 2018

Fresh off the plane from Heathrow (well, four days later and not actually that fresh) and it’s official – I’ve fallen completely in love with New York City.

I know what you’re thinking, what a modern day millennial cliché – but hear me out.

Like others before me and certainly more to come, I’ve realised it’s pretty much impossible to dislike this buzzing American hot spot – unless you’re opposed to cultural vibrancy, good food,...

October 18, 2017

 

Despite my love for being by the sea during the summer, there’s something incredibly British about a beach trip in the autumn months. The waves crash harder, the wind blows faster and the idea of cosying up inside underneath a warm blanket seems all the more comforting – which is why my perfectly timed trip to Cornish retreat Watergate Bay Hotel came at the perfect time.

After an eight-week hiatus from my travel blogging, I’ve...

August 21, 2017

If you hadn’t noticed, we seem to be experiencing a huge ginaissance at the moment –sweeping the nation one balloon glass at a time. What appeared to be a Prosecco trend last year has been quickly surpassed by this botanical spirit, with artisan distilleries popping up in every direction. But above the alcoholic noise, there’s one name (and bottle) that's standing out among the rest.

A few weeks ago, I popped up to the Bramley...

August 9, 2017

Picture this; a beautifully reformed Georgian building, luxurious alpine inspired interiors and a menu ready to tackle the toughest of critics – intrigued?  Then let me introduce you to Backwell House, Bristol’s latest accolade (and The Sunday Times latest notable).

Showcasing the very best of the unusual and creative (think Kilner jars made into lamp shades and old suitcases filled with concrete and transformed into bathroom s...

July 27, 2017

Nowadays, the convenience of social media means not much is kept secret from the eyes of the curious. Disengaging from the digital world is becoming harder than ever, which is why the rise of “hidden” escapes are becoming a popular (and fashionable) past-time.

For me, the discovery of the Tracebridge Fermentia happened in a relatively archaic form – word of mouth. After talks with a colleague about an intimate back-garden pizza...

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Hi, I'm Alex.

A Bristol based Blogger and Social Media Manager eating and tweeting my way through the South West's finest. Befriended easily by caffeine. 

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