Let’s get this out there in the first sentence of this post; I SUCK at gardening. Let me give you an example. About 3 years ago, I ordered some plants for the garden. They arrived not as I imagined (already blooming and gorgeous) but like twigs that my dog would pick up on a woodland walk. So utterly confused, I left them outside and forgot about them. Weeks later, after some impressive frost I discovered them again and only one plant looked reasonably alive. So I binned the others and planted the survivor. I was convinced it was an Iris. It remained ‘twig like’ for 2 years with a couple of leaves the second year before getting snapped by some strong wind…as I said, I suck at gardening! This year it bloomed like never before and EVEN HAD A TINY BUD ON IT. Cue all the excitement. So around a… View Post

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be the type of person who is forever looking for new kinds of food to try. I’m not someone who will stick to one type of food when looking for somewhere to brunch with friends or dine on date night. I enjoy finding something different, something with new flavours and dishes and also somewhere that’s Instagrammable is an absolute plus. Well Turtle Bay in Colchester covers all of this! I attended the opening of this restaurant a few months ago where we got to try some samples from the menu which were all amazing so this time I decided to drag my friend Tarnya along with me to try some dishes of our choice. We started the only way you should in Turtle Bay…with Cocktails. Lucky for us it was happy hour and we got 2 for 1 on each of our drinks. I… View Post

I am always looking for ways to jazz up my house with something new and what better way to do that than with a new print to brighten the walls? I have become a woman obsessed. From cute quotes, maps of places we have been and not to mention ALL the Harry Potter artwork, prints have very much become a staple in the Lewis household. I wanted to share with you a few of my faves along with my go to places to buy them. Map of New York- Desenio Having been to NYC this time last year and falling head over heels in love with it, our house naturally is now covered with New York themed everything. My fave being this print from Desenio. They also have it available in other locations so you can have your very own collection or a ‘where we have been’ travel wall in… View Post

Colchester is a town that has many a restaurant, and I enjoy finding new places to eat with friends and explore on date night with the husband. However I often find myself wanting something a little different- enter Turtle Bay! Opening on the high street in Colchester town centre is this Caribbean cocktail heaven. I was invited along to their preview evening this week before they open on the 4th December. On arrival, we were treated to Reggae Rum Punch, a fruity cocktail with a twist of bitters and lime and oh my it was delicious! We chatted to the restaurant manager and then had a little tour around the restaurant including a peek at where the magic happens-the kitchen. Turtle Bay restaurants were founded by Ajith Jaya-Wickrema who also founded the chain restaurant Las Iguanas. He wanted to bring a restaurant to the UK that combined great food, great… View Post

IT’S OCTOBER!  Only my favourite month of the year- along with every other absolute basics.  October comes and it’s like all of a sudden it turns into actual Autumn. Leaves start to fall, conkers appear on the ground and YES I CAN FINALLY LIGHT ALL THE AUTUMNAL CANDLES! Let’s not even discuss that it’s also when the queen of autumn beverages becomes available in Starbucks..love you PSL. My current Autumn wishlist is pretty long, as is my ASOS saved items list, and is a combination of everything I need for the new season .  1. The chunky knit jumpers I purchased one of these jumpers from New Look over the weekend and oh my..I now need it in every colour. It is the perfect knit and I love the detail at the back. Not to mention it comes in berry and mustard which are the ultimate Autumn colours!  2. Autumn… View Post