Food Friday Review – The Botanist, Newcastle





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Last night, Mr T and I went along to the official launch of The Botanist but just before Christmas I paid a visit to The Botanist for a girly lunch and it was a sheer delight.

Taking up residence in the old Monument Mall food court, the space has been transformed in to a botanical garden (get it?) of wonder and amazement. As you enter the bar you are greeted by a huge tree filling the existing glass atrium, ringed by the well stocked bar. Dining is placed towards the front of the building with views out over Greys Monument and the surrounding shopping streets.

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Kate Spade Cobble Hill Devin Bag

Kate Spade Cobble Hill Large Devin

When we were in New York at Christmas, Kate Spade had a really great sale in store so being a bag obsessive, I couldn’t say no.

The Cobble Hill Devin is the large size and comes in a beautiful putty grey beige colour. Gold hardware and discreet logo to the front keep it very simple. The leather is just so buttery soft. It’s just gorgeous!

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Garnier Micellar Extra Gentle Cleansing Wipes



Garnier Micellar Cleansing Wipes

I know the beauty world is divided when it comes to facial wipes.

I have a foot in both camps. They will never replace a good, thorough cleanse but I believe they have their time and place.

Following on from the micellar explosion, Garnier have rolled out a micellar impregnated wipe. Super soft and gentle on the skin, the wipes make light work of even the thickest long-wear make up.

I have been testing them out to remove the bulk of my make up before I do a full cleanse and my skin has been feeling cleaner and clearer.


Currently stocked only in Tesco, they are on offer <£1.50 for 25 wipes so it is well worth checking out.

Fenwick’s Limited Edition Here I am Beauty Bag

Fenwicks Bond Street Here I am Beauty Bag 1


Fenwick of Bond Street launches ‘Here I Am’, a yearlong campaign inspired by Jim Fenwick’s first words as he arrived on Bond Street in 1891

 Fenwicks Bond Street Here I am Beauty Bag 2

Here I Am, by Andrei Robu

Fenwick of Bond Street, which has retained its prominence on Bond Street for the fashion cognoscenti since opening in 1891, announces the launch of ‘Here I Am’, a year-long campaign inspired by the words JJ Fenwick (known as Jim) said after first arriving on Bond Street in 1891 to open his ground-breaking new concept (combining the selling of different goods in clearly defined departments under one roof), today known as a department store.

Here I Am’ heralds Jim Fenwick, one of England’s greatest retail pioneers as its muse. The campaign will celebrate Fenwick’s unique story by taking customers through a journey of unexpected collaborations that will be infused through Fenwick of Bond Street’s products, events, services and windows.

2015 marks the advent of a new era, and a new moment for Fenwick of Bond Street, as the retailer embarks on the next phase of its journey to become famous as London’s House of Style.

Paying homage to Jim Fenwick’s concept of collaborating with cool new artists of the day, Fenwick has invited artist Andrei Robu to illustrate the words ‘Here I Am’ through a series of art installations which will go live in the retailer’s iconic Bond Street windows in January 2015.

Also launching in January is Fenwick’s limited edition ‘Here I Am’ beauty bag. The exclusive cosmetics bag features 24 of the most sought after beauty products from brands including Eve Lom, Suqqu, Laura Mercier, Clarins and Chantecaille to help start the New Year with a beautiful glow.  The beauty bag is worth £250, and will be offered complimentary whilst stocks last to customers who spend £200 in Fenwick of Bond Street’s beauty hall.

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Food Friday – Newcastle Restaurant Week 2015, 19th – 25th January

Newcastle Restaurant Week


It’s that time of year. Once again Newcastle Restaurant Week is upon us!

Whether you want to try somewhere new or get a bargain at your usual haunt, now is the time to do it!

I have included all of the deals below so click on and keep reading!

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