• Food

    Winter Afternoon Tea At The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel, Birmingham

    You wouldn’t believe the amount of messages I receive on a weekly basis asking ‘where’s good for afternoon tea in Birmingham?’. Funny thing is, I always point people to either one of two places. The first being the amazing Edgbaston Boutique Hotel which is famous for its glamorous cocktails, inventive creations and delightful afternoon tea, oozing Great Gatsby style decor with attentive staff. I had my birthday drinks there a few years ago and it was hands down one of the best birthdays ever. So when I heard the Edgbaston had brought out a Winter afternoon tea, I was told that tables were booked up weeks in advance. Lucky for me, the amazing Group General…

  • Praza Indian Afternoon Tea Emma Victoria Stokes Menu
    Food

    Praza Indian Afternoon Tea

    If you’ve ever read my blog, you’ll know that I’ve eaten my fair share of Afternoon Tea. You know the sort – fluffy sandwiches with creamy fillings, sugary sweet marzipan layered cakes, gallons of tea in china cups… yes, we’ve all done it! (You can read about the few that have stuck out for me in Birmingham here). So imagine my surprise when I was invited to eat Indian Afternoon Tea – the classic British favourite but with a twist! I have previously visited Praza when I was invited to review a couple of delicious curry dishes, so of course when I saw the email in my inbox asking me to trial something like this I was…

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    Food,  Hotels

    Win a Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two at Park Regis Hotel

    Being a food writer means I’m also a huge fan of afternoon tea, especially when it’s done properly. Last weekend I was invited to stay at the brand new delux Park Regis hotel in Birmingham. It’s located at the top Broad Street and boasts two new restaurants and a cocktail bar towering high above the city skyline. As far as hotel decor goes, the inside interior is stunning. My review of our stay, what we ate and how well Park Regis treated us will be posted shortly, but first… I have a wonderful competition to share with you. We were offered to try the Classic Afternoon Tea (£24) and it’s just a…

  • Lifestyle

    Life Lately, Sunday Adventures & Flowers

    1. My blog is just a hobby. I write and take photographs for fun. But what most people don’t realise is the countless amount of hours and scheduling that goes into creating individual blog posts. Trust me when I say it’s more than just uploading photos and writing  sentences. There’s the preparation, the photography, metadata, tagging, SEO, social media for promotion… it’s fair to say blogging is a ball of stress sometimes. I’ve received some lovely messages as of late from other readers asking me how to start a blog. What are the best things to write about? How do you write sponsored content? The truth is, blog preparation is key. Most…

  • FathersDayTea
    Food,  Reviews

    Gentlemen Mud Treatments & Marco Pierre White Afternoon Tea

    A guest blog by Josh Pyzer ‘92% of men in their 20’s believe personal appearance is important to them’. This is the statistic that the Club and Spa at the Cube, Birmingham, are using for their new ManSpa range that looks to entice men into the heavily female dominated area that is, spa treatments. A few weeks ago, I was invited to the ManSpa to try out one of the treatments in the new range – all of which are aimed at the modern man. The range of treatments consist of both skin and body packages, all of which have now officially launched. The special treatment menu which I was asked to…