• Emma Victoria Stokes Mother's Day Gift Guide
    Food,  Lifestyle

    Mother’s Day Food & Lifestyle Gift Guide 2019

    They’re superheroes aren’t they? They carry us for nine months, feed us, water us, clean us, so the least we can do is show them some love in return. This doesn’t mean spending hundreds of pounds, but perhaps a little thought into buying something a bit more unique and wonderful for your lovely parent on Mother’s Day. This year in the UK, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 31st March. If you haven’t already bought yours something to say ‘thank you’, then hopefully my little food and lifestyle gift guide can give you a gentle nudge in the right direction. As part of this creation, some of the the companies featured…

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    Aldwyn’s At Ellerslie – Malvern Hills Restaurant Review

    After hearing that Brum based ‘Delicious PR’ have snapped up another great food client, this time I was excited to visit the gorgeous Aldwyn’s at Ellerslie restaurant, based against the backdrop of the Worcestershire countryside, in the town of Malvern.  I’ve been meaning to visit Aldwyn’s at Ellerslie since their grand opening in October 2018. But considering it’s an hours drive from Birmingham, I had to plan a date beforehand so that I could walk up the Malvern Hills prior to the visit. Essentially this was so I could build up an appetite before the three course meal. Needless to say it worked. Parking out the front is limited, but…

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    Maribel Restaurant – Fine Dining In Birmingham

    This is a blog I’ve struggled to write. Not because I’m unsure what to say – but because I don’t think my words will effectively portray the exquisite experience we had when eating the six course menu at the start of February. Oh Maribel, you tease. Maribel quite simply showcases how excellent fine dining in Birmingham really is. Replacing what used to be Edmunds, award-winning chef, Richard Turner’s new restaurant Maribel in Brindley Place has a gorgeous, sleek candle-lit setting and the food is just phenomenal. The kitchen rotates its menus frequently and creates new dishes each week. Instead of going into detail about each one that we tried (as…

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    Salt & Earth Chicken & Bao Bun Pop Up: 1000 Trades, Jewellery Quarter

    THERE’S FRIED CHICKEN – AND THERE’S DELECTABLE FRIED CHICKEN FROM MONTH-LONG POP UP ‘ SALT & EARTH‘ RESIDING IN 1000 TRADES, JEWELLERY QUARTER. SERVING MONDAY – SATURDAY. Every now and again, I crave tender chicken pieces with salty-crisp skin. Luckily for Brum’s food lovers, Salt & Earth’s menu this month showcases a fantastic chicken menu to salivate over until month end. I headed there recently with food blogger Bite Your Brum for a lunch time treat. I hadn’t seen the menu beforehand, but was intrigued after hearing how much my boyfriend (who works just a few doors down) wanted to visit. So naturally I was curious to see what all the fuss was…

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    Summer House Bar & Grill – New Opening In Hall Green Birmingham

    On the outside, the Summer House Bar and Grill is pink. Very pink. It sticks out like a sore thumb when coming to the busy crossing on Shaftmoor Lane. You can’t miss it. A number of restaurants (and pubs) across Birmingham make it their mission to serve mixed grill platters. From experience, some are bland and others, rather tasty. I’m happy to say The Summer House Bar & Grill grill falls under the latter part but for me personally, it’s the location of the place that I’m struggling with. Their simplistic menu offering focuses predominantly on the true essence of Indian food and they offer a large quantity of veggie…