So, it's been a while! With a house move ever-nearing (4 weeks to precise), and a very manic work month, time seems to slip through your fingers quicker than sand. That's not to say it's not been busy attending events, new launches and some purchased treats in that time. Here's a little round up of whats been happening around town, what I've been up to and what to look forward to...
Desserts, so many desserts
Fenwicks invited us along to their Chocolate Evening at Mason + Rye with Stephen Trigg of Lauden, made famous from the Bake Off Creme de la Creme (did anyone see it?) and it was lush, OBVS. Four glorious courses of pure dessert indulgence, paired with dessert inspired cocktails. Let's hope this will be a repeat event - its an ideal opportunity to gather the girls for an evening and definitely not one for calorie-counting. Keep an eye out for these eye-catching chocolates on sale in the food hall - and be sure to try the salted caramel one, that's my fave. They are the perfect little gift, or you know, Friday.
|Apologies for the quality - the lights in Fenwick Food Hall are super intense|
The Little Fishy
Oh my days - hands down, the best chips ever. There's nothing you can't love about The Little Fishy - from the super cute van parked in Tynemouth Market on a weekend, to the ever so Instagrammable chip cones. The chips themselves are absolute heaven, and definitely satisfy even the largest of hunger pangs. I tweeted the photo below, and people LOST IT over the glorious glow of the fry. Give them a follow on twitter to find out where there'll be next - @_thelittlefishy
Something decent in Durham
Finally, a reason to visit Durham! I've always struggled to warrant a day out, or night out in fact, in Durham. There have been a few new openings of late, trying to inject some life in to the sleepy city. Flat White Kitchen hosts Barrio Comida; a Mexican pop-up that spices up the food scene on the cobbled streets of Durham. The menu is full of variety, bursting with big flavours and so easy to just go for 'one of everything'. Head down early to avoid sell-outs; it's so good you will want to try everything. For around £40 a couple you can feast on so much food you burst, enjoy a few spicy cocktails and leave wanting to book a holiday to Mexico. Follow them on Twitter for date announcements here.
Bank Hols Lols
Count down was on for late May bank holiday for one thing...well maybe two. Alex Turner and Miles Kane added a date at the City Hall, and I was so close I could almost smell the Brylcreem on Alex's bouffant. After seeing Arctic Monkeys a million times, the first time of seeing The Last Shadow Puppets did not disappoint. Lots of dancing from the hips, a full on string section and a crooning Turner made a very, very good gig. Pre-gig food from Feugo with cocktails and beers in Alvinos made a very good bank holiday indeed. If you're heading to Alvinos soon; try out the English Rose cocktail.
Things to look forward to in the next few weeks...
Stepping in to make-up reviews. I've not dedicated a whole post to make-up, and considering the amount I buy on a weekly basis I may as well put my two-penneth in. I've been drawing inspiration from Tor (That's Peachy) and Hayely (London Beauty Queen), as nothing goes on my face unless one of these two ladies have reviewed it. Some of my newest purchases: L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion - I've been tap-tapping away a-la-Karlie / everything from NYX it seems - since it opened in Boots I can't seem to keep away from the counter / Topshop Matte Bullets / Soap and Glory Kick Ass Fake Awake. Reviews coming soon.
Lane-freaking-7. Fans will already have heard about the new Racing Rig - it's going to be MINT. I'll be there, obvs, and will be writing about it possibly with something broken if I have one to many cocktails. Watch this space.
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you will be (or may already be) sick of me sharing new house posts - expect lots of spammy photos of the house, including DIY-disasters (probably) and silly questions that I should know the answers to (definitely). The joys!