• Food,  Reviews

    Tapas Revolution, Grand Central Birmingham

    “For me, taste and ease is sometimes more important than ‘authenticity’. I want to show you that Spanish food is not complex or difficult and can be cooked every night”. – Omar Allibhoy That very paragraph in Chef Omar’s book – Tapas Revolution – is exactly the reason why I’ve been racing home from early work this week. I’ve been dying to try out just a few of his 120 recipes and they are yet to disappoint. 8 years ago, Omar took hold of the reigns of El Pirata Detapas, London and since then decided to open up his own chain restaurant Tapas Revolution to show people how easy it is to cook…

  • Beauty

    Clarins Skin Spa and Tri Active Treatment

    Being treated to a massage, skin detox or a face treatment is one of the best things about being a woman, am I right? Everyone needs that ‘down time’ now and again and anyone who knows me will know I completely thrive on being pampered. I was recently given the opportunity to be one of the first visitors to the Clarins Spa, at John Lewis Birmingham, so of course I was interested to see what my treatment would entail. A few weeks prior to my visit, I received an email from the Spa manager ensuring me I would be given the best possible treatment for my skin type and ultimately, would…