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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bridesmaids Dinner at Hilton Hotel



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At the beginning of the month, I had the opportunity to stay at the Hilton Hotel in Croydon for a girls night in before a wedding. The hotel was by far the best I have ever stayed in (mainly because I tend to go to the cheapest ones I can find.)

Our group of six was treated to two luxury junior suite rooms, which were spacious and well made over and a three course meal in The Larder, the resturant downstairs in the lobby.

 



- T H E  D I N N E R -  
@ The Larder

 




STARTER
Cod, Cornish Brie and Bacon Fishcake served with caramelised onion and Pina Colada




I decided to go with this fishcake for starters because I liked the sound of the bacon and brie. This was extremely crispy and the inside of the cake was seasoned very well which I  was initially afraid about as my previous experiences of fishcakes have been bland.
If you know me, when faced with a menu of drinks I have never heard of before, I chose my go to and call it a night- The Pina Colada.


Melle's starter: Truffle Mushrooms on toasted brioche


Kelita's starter: Scallops with mushy peas, chorizo crisp an





DINNER
Braised Pork Belly with crushed new potatoes, glazed carrots, stewed peach and apple gravy



Onto the main course, which was essentially just pork and veg, but was actually a very succulent and fatty piece of pork belly with seriously good vegetables and gravy. I was sold at the sound of the peach and apple gravy and just because I was particularly craving pork. The only thing I wish was a little different on the pork was the crackling which was solid, I couldn't get my knife or teeth through it, and I was bitterly disappointed because it looked delicious.

Bea's main: Garlic and thyme chicken with ratatouille vegetables and leek and pan gravy


Chocolate Brownie Sundae 



 
Last but not least, dessert. By this point, I was quite full, but I always have space in my stomach for some dessert, in this case a huge brownie sundae. Unfortunately, I only managed about half of this, which was probably a good thing because it was mostly cream and ice-cream and I was in "24 hour bridesmaid mode". The brownies at the bottom were pretty chunky and hard, I thought I was going to break my teeth.

Kelita's dessert: Apple crumble and custard


Suganiya and Nicole's dessert: Hot chocolate puddimg

THE "WINE-DOWN"
Prosecco and Chill



Finally to finish the night off, we washed our food down with a bottle of Prosecco (that's to share, not each!)
Overall, it was a great experience because of the peaceful atmosphere, the lovely staff and of course the delicious food.
Thanks to the bestie for a wonderful evening in!
Cheers!

 
God Bless
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Thursday, October 01, 2015

REVIEW: Sanctuary Cooling Glacial Scrub



I have been gone a while now, haven't I.
It's been a crazy summer, so I can only apologise for not being consistent with blog posts (as go the start of all my blog posts)

Today's blog is a quick review on my new favourite skin product which I stumbled upon last month. I loved buying Sanctuary Spa gifts for my mum because they usually have that same citrus based scent which she likes, but I discovered this brand new range which smells like a cold glass of crisp water in the summer ( if crisp water has a scent)

- How does it work? -

This product is a body scrub which I  wanted to get my hands on all summer and finally found in September. I have never had a scrub like this before and I would prefer to call it a body soufflĂ©. When first applied, it feels rough like ordinary scrub crystals, but then it melts into a creamy consistency and becomes like a body butter, It leaves your skin feeling smooth but slightly moisturised because of the body butter qualities.

-Can I use it? How do you use it ?-

This would be perfect for anyone who has skin that dries out quickly and maybe for those who can;t handle extra rough body scrubs since this product melts quite quickly. This is doing wonders for my knees, underams and elbows and I apply it at least twice a week to my under arms and whenever I remember to my knees and elbows.

- Where can I get it? -
I found this little gem in Boots and purchased it with the 3 for 2 offer at the time, but it retails usually for £8.00










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