• Food

    Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen: Birmingham Review

    Famished Brummies looking for a sleek, cosy-chic space ideal for dinner dates and cocktail parties need look no further than Jojolapa on Frederick St, Jewellery Quarter. Since its recent shift to the Jewellery Quarter from Newhall Street, it’s a place I’ve walked past dozens of times. Ashamedly I’ve never actually visited Jojolapa, not even in its former destination. I wasn’t interested before, purely for the fact I never actually knew much about them, or what type of cuisine they serve. After a recent meal at Jojolapa, I will hold my hands up and say, my bad. It was sheer laziness on my part for not venturing here sooner. The outside…

    Food,  Travel

    10 Best Restaurants & Places To Eat In New York City

    With over 26,000 eating establishments in New York City including restaurants, takeaways, delis and cafes – where on earth do you start when planning a trip to one of the most popular cities in the world? New York City is best described as a melting pot of culture and cuisine. With so much to see and do at every turn, it’s not surprising to learn that you might not even cover it all, even if you have lived there for over 20 years. In February 2019, my boyfriend and I headed out to NYC for 5 days of fun, sightseeing and restaurant hopping. We’ve never been to New York before,…

  • 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…

  • Food

    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…

  • Food

    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…