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

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for something a bit special for your loved one, a friend or even yourself…I got you. Valentine’s Day is one of those times where you either throw yourself all in or you don’t bother. I’ve always been a throw it all in kinda girl- even going back to school when I made the boy I liked in the year below a card and left it on his desk. My levels of sassiness even at that age was something to behold. So it’s no surprise I’m a Valentine’s Day fan. Although we never go for the full on Valentine’s Day dinner and love hearts everywhere, it’s nice to do something cute and fun. My idea this year involves stacks of pancakes and champagne for breakfast- and who doesn’t love that?! I have wanted a breakfast in bed tray for a… View Post

It’s a brand new year, and guess what, the unimaginable has happened. Yes, I have found skincare that actually works for me! Absolute years I have spent trying to find skincare products that work for me, and as a woman in her early 30’s, I have become very aware of the need to start some form of routine to care for my skin. My face shows signs of being 31, I have scarring from acne, a greyness under my eyes and before long I know my age will begin to show across my face. Luckily at the moment, people don’t tend to realise I am over 25 which is lovely, but I need to start taking care of myself before I do start physically ageing. I am not overly concerned about ageing as a whole. My mum who is in her 50’s has amazing skin and looks young for her… 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 November, it’s cold and the jumpers are officially back in the wardrobe as a winter staple! If you’re looking for a jumper with a twist, a bit of sparkle or just want to feel snug as a bug, then don’t worry- I got you! I have trawled the shops for the cosiest sassiest jumpers, so you don’t have to, and as of publishing this post, they are all still available in store/online. Thank me later. Spoiler: 3 out of 4 involve pearls First up, we have the jumper I’m most obsessed with at the moment. I’m all about the pearl embellishment right now so as soon as I saw this, I fell in love. It is SUPER soft and not at all itchy which let’s face it, can be a major issue with chunky jumpers. I love the bell sleeve details and as it’s slightly oversized, it just envelopes… View Post