Sunday Brunch, The View, Marquis Hotel, New York

Sunday Brunch, The View, Marquis Hotel, New York

Hello Lovelies, 

Bit of a different one today as it is more of a preview than a review!

As we go to New York in a mere few hours, we have booked ourselves a fancy pants Sunday Mimosa Brunch ($59 pp) at The View restaurant.

Sitting at the top of the Marquis Hotel, The View is a 360 degree rotating restaurant offering breathtaking views of the city from 48 floors up. The only in the city!

It is noted to have the best dining views in the city….

As the restaurant takes 1 hour to rotate, they provide handy maps on the napkins so you always know what you are looking at. How cool is that? 



Italian Salami and Cured Meats

Murray’s Artisanal Cheese, Fruit Spread, Crackers, Flatbread & Olives


Breads and Rolls, Mini Bagels, Croissants, Danish, Muffins, Doughnuts

Whipped Butter, Scallion Cream Cheese, Cream Cheese


Maine Lobster & Mango Margarita Shooters

Smoked & Cured Salmon

Caesar Salad & Baby Greens, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Dressings
Composed Salads with Fresh Garden Lettuce, Vegetables and Legumes


Applewood Smoked Bacon

Chicken and Apple Sausage

Brioche French Toast – Fruit Compotes
Classic Eggs Benedict
Orecchiette Pasta – Sweet Tomato, Kalamata Olives, Garlic
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes – Smoked Sea Salt
Roasted Salmon Fillet – Citrus Vinaigrette
Chicken Medallions – Cider Mustard Sauce


Omelet Bar – Sharp American Cheddar, Gruyere, Goat Cheese, Dice Tomato, Scallions, Bell Peppers, Tiny Shrimp, Country Ham, Forest Mushrooms, Chives

Bone-In Carved Prime Rib of Beef – Horseradish, Grain Mustard,

Red Wine Thyme Jus

Belgian Waffles – Whipped Cream, Strawberries, Raspberries, Fruit Compotes, Chocolate Chips, Almonds, Caramel Banana, Powdered Sugar in Mini Old Fashion Sifters, M & M’s, Maple Syrup
 Deep Dish Blueberry and Granola Pancakes


International Pastry Display of Mini Pastries, Cookies and Biscuits

Our Famous Chocolate Fountain

Marshmallows, Strawberries, Pretzels and More…

Our mouths are just watering every time we look at that list!!!

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The Durham Street Food Project

The Durham Street Food Project

Hello Lovelies, 

I thought I’d share with you a very exciting event happening in Durham City centre tomorrow evening.

I am incredibly proud of being a Durham girl so it is awesome that this kind of event has finally made it’s way south of the Tyne!

Prince Bishops car park sees host to the first Durham Street Food project which is ran by The Asian Project. Taking place on level 5 of the multi storey car park, you can find delicious street food from around the world, local craft beers and distillery drinks as well as live music.

Some of the tasty traders are

– Durham Distillery
– Papa Ganoush
– Electric East
– Hani’s Kitchen
– Longhorns BBQ
– Rileys Fish Shack
– Three Horseshoes
– The Asian Project

The event starts at 6pm on Level 5 of Prince Bishops car park. You can find more info HERE

Duty Free sale in Newcastle – 2014

Duty Free sale in Newcastle – 2014


I am not linked to the airport or Duty Free. I do not know anything about this years sale. Please ask them directly – sorry ladies!


Hello Lovelies, 

Biza, the fine Duty Free purveyors at Newcastle Airport, are hosing a duty free sale at the Britannia Hotel, at Newcastle Airport.

I am heading here first thing this morning to snap up some bargains.


Good luck bargain hunting folks!

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Shopping and Pampering at the airport with World Duty Free

Shopping and Pampering at the airport with World Duty Free

Hello Lovelies, 

I know I have been banging on about my bloomin’ holiday for what seems like an eternity but it is now less than a month away and me being me, I have made a shopping list for airport fun times.

With a lot of brands creating special editions and value packs design specially for travellers, it would be rude not to jump on the bandwagon. The savings are sometimes huge so it is always worth planning ahead and doing your homework.

Here is a few gems that have really been grabbing my attention and what is even better, I get to shop duty free at both Newcastle AND Heathrow! woo!

Elizabeth Arden 8hr Cream Travellers Set   |   £29.60 (rrp £64.80)
Set contains Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment (75ml), Skin Protectant (50ml), and Lip Protectant.

L’Occitane Fantastic 8 Hand Cream Set   |   £42 (rrp £64)
Set contains 8 of L’Occitane’s best-selling hand treatments.8 x 30ml

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecting Set   |   £24 (rrp £36)
A travel exclusive

bare Minerals Touch Up To Glow   |   £12.50 (rrp £15)
bareMinerals READY Illuminating Touch Up Veil compact with mirror and mini brush

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot   |   £25 (rrp £29.50)
Set contains six of Benefit’s best-selling cheek and face powders – Dandelion, Bella Bamba, Sugarbomb, Hoola, Coralista and Rockateur, along with Watts Up Highlighter and application brush.

Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses   |   £104.15 (rrp £125)

And as if these little treats aren’t enough, there is a whole heap of free beauty services I can indulge in while waiting to jet off. I leave Mr Tramp in the World of Whiskies and he never notices that I have wandered off for 45 minutes!

I think I am going to go for a Jo Malone hand and arm massage as well as the Sisley Hydrate and fly as we all know how skin gets on a plane!

You can check out all the offers and services offered in your local airport at

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Travel News – United’s new UK route

Travel News – United’s new UK route

Hello Lovelies, 

News broke yesterday of a new UK route from the American airline United.

Newcastle (my home airport) will be the proud new base point for a flight to New York.

Running an almost daily service in to Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), each flight departs at a delightfully civilised time of 09:10 getting in to Newark for noon.

The outbound flights run Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with inbound omitting the Tuesday flight.

The summer season route will run from May 2015 until September 2015.

With United having a whole heap of internal routes, it will make a great hub for us Northerners to explore more of America without travelling to London or Manchester.

United are also members of the Star Alliance network which means you can earn and burn air miles on a variety of other airlines!

Flights are on sale now for May… and I certainly hope to be on the inaugural NCL to EWR flight!

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