Monday, 17 October 2016

Street food circus 2016 - Lifestyle post

Hey guys,

I've got a few throw-back posts from the summer. Been so busy at the end of summer and coming back to uni that blogging once again got lost.

I finally got to go to Cardiff's Street food circus this year, an event I've heard about for the last few summers but never got to go. It is a pop-up street food market in Sophia gardens which is a beautiful setting and you can then go into bute park and around the castle grounds.

My family went to the cricket so my gran and I spent some time exploring the food.

The circus is full of independent businesses from around Cardiff and some already have restaurants open but its a great way to sample loads of different foods.

For my lunch we choose the Mexican and i went for a classic pulled pork quesadilla which was amazing,   

How cute is all of the decorations

Dusty knuckle is one of my favourite pizza companies.

Milgi - is an amazing plant based restaurant in Cardiff

I also treated myself to Science cream which also have a restaurant in town, |I went for the salted caramel and honeycomb which was just amazing !!

I am obsessed with the street food circus and am already looking forward to next summers season.

Love Charlotte

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Quick quide to West Wales - lifestyle post

Hey guys,

For the first time in years we didn't go on holiday to Devon as my parents now have a caravan in W.Wales (Pendine sands)

The first place I'd recommend is NARBERTH - we headed here on the Monday afternoon to browse around the cute shops. I'd recommend going to Jagos for beautiful home wear and ladies clothes, Six on the high street is another gem then go in the clock tower for amazing art galleries. For food Lillie's coffee shop is great for a light lunch of Ultracomida is an amazing deli and restaurant.
This high street is full of cute gift shops, delis and galleries to spend hours browsing around.

TENBY - Is a place I've been coming to most of my life and it is an amazing town. One of the great things about Tenby is how there is so much to see but it probably takes less then half an hour to walk from one end to the other. 

The amazing view of the harbour, I love walking along the pretty coloured houses and each one is so different.

The turning around from where I shot the above photo walk down a path to Castle beach which is such a cute beach, this leads to the castle and museum. All of this is just from the end of the main high street.

Shops - There is a bigger Jago's in Tenby with way more clothes and choice if you needed another excuse (when we were there they had a warehouse sale in the evening so naturally I got a few bargains)

Nook and cranny sells amazing pieces locally crafted from art to candles, furniture and children's clothes. 

This time we stopped here for lunch (amazing food, frozen yogurt, open again in the evening for meals and pizza) there are loads of places on the main street we've been too previously such as bluebell and the mooring.

Everyone loves a cute independent bookshop right?

You can even take a horse and cart tour of the town.

This trip to Tenby we had dinner at the Coach and horses, which was recommend to me by some guys on twitter (@afashionoddity). It is Tenby's oldest pub that now has a Thai chef, so the menu has both traditional pub food and Thai food which is great if some of your family hate spicy food and others don't.

For starters we had the fish and shrimp sweet chill cakes.

I had a prawn Thai curry and dad had duck with oyster sauce. Both of which were amazing so filling, a great amount of meat and veg (so many curries out are just rice, sauce and a few prawns).

My brother had this insane surf and turf with steak, mussels, loads of chips, peas and a lush  mushroom sauce. It was all so well cooked and just so much food. 
This restaurant is 10/10 for classic British cosy dinning with a modern twist and high quality food. All of the staff were so friendly too.

Just thought I'd end this post with these beautiful pictures of the sky one evening when we took a walk along the beach right by our caravan in Pendine.
I could go into way more detail with more towns and places to recommend but this is just based on my most recent trip but I must mention Saundersfoot which is really near Tenby.

Have you been on holiday in west wales, where do you love in this area guys?

Love Charlotte

Friday, 12 August 2016

Shinning bright - Style post

Hey guys,

Tenby is one of my favourite places in W.Wales it's a beautiful town with multiple beaches, loads of cute shops to explore and a castle.

With views like this around every corner whats not to love.

Jacket: Miss. Selfridge
Top: primark
Trousers: Topshop 
Shoes: Next

This trousers I now one of my favourite pieces, they are just so flattering and comfy, also they go with nearly everything. 
I always struggle shopping for shoes because nothing ever fits me right but I grabbed these metallic slip ons, I know I know gold and silver together are a big no but I'm not too bothered. I also think they work so well with the gold sequin on the top on my denim jacket which I wear 90% of the time. 

Have you bought into the metallic trend this season?

Love Charlotte

Friday, 5 August 2016

Prints by the sea - Style post

Hey Guys,

Last week was that annual weeks holiday with my family this year we went to my parents new caravan in Pendine, West.Wales.

This beach in less than a minute away from our caravan and we went for walks every evening and most mornings before we went out for the day. Living this close to a beach really was amazing.

*Rocky road ice cream*

Top - Zara 
Jacket - Miss.Selfridge 
Jeans - Urban outfitters 
Sandals - Primark
Sunglasses - Asos
Necklace - Asos

I picked up this beautiful top for only £9,99 in the Zara sale and I am in love. It has a velvet texture too it and is just such a beautiful print. I also really like the fit with the lose fit sleeves. As most of my favourite pieces it is super comfy yet looks like I've put some effort it. For me it is one of those tops you just feel pretty in so why settle for anything less?

Also can we just talk about how pretty the back drop of these photos are.

Love Charlotte

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Get FED this summer - restaurant review*

Hey Guys,

Summer is finally here and to celebrate my best friend Jess and I headed to FED in Cardiff.
I have been once before with my family so knew roughly what to expect but there have been some new additions to their menu for summer.

They have an amazing new menu of cocktails and mocktails which of course I was excited about. I didn't know which to choose first but I went with one of my favourites the sangria which was just amazing, Jess was sticking with mocktails and loved them. We especially love the little umbrellas they were decorated with.

 Once one of the members of staff bring your drinks you can go on up and grab a plate and begin. Now where to begin is the question the buffet is organised into categories first is the British/ carvery area, sushi, tex mex, Indian, Chinese and Italian. I try to keep each plate quite organised without mixing foods too much.

One thing that makes FED stand out from other eat all you want buffets is the chefs around the buffet who can go something to order which gets brought over to you. This is available in Chinese, Italian and as part of the new super summer range Indian (find out more about this special menu here.). By this point I'd already had enough curry and noodles to burst so I went for Italian I choose seafood risotto which was just amazing and included so much seafood squid, muscles and more although it was missing the main event for me which is prawns. 

Time for more cocktails? This is another one of the summer specials called 'Gummy bear' which as you can guess is very sweet to me it tasted like those old sweets palmer violets...amazing!

The interior is very modern and bright, the restaurant is very spacious and split into different areas. Above (blurry yes) is the quieter area where we were seated. 

After about half an hour talking and drinking we were still pretty full but went to look at the deserts just in case. I was defintely too full for the chocolate fountain or ice cream parlour but took a few mini desserts and cakes some favourites were the brownie cream cake, pistachio cake and creme brulee. There was so much too choose from which is great.

We had an amazing evening of way too much food, amazing summer drinks and it was the best way for me to relax after a long day at work (oh yeah I got a part time job now) and I would recommend a trip to FED next time you are in Cardiff. Find out more here.

Love Charlotte

* Disclaimer - meal was complimentary in return of my honest opinions in a blog post.
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