Bacon sandwich at the alchemist newcastle

The Alchemist, one of my favourite cocktail bars of all time, is one of the newest additions to Newcastle’s Greys Quarter in Eldon Square. The new bar has understandably received a warm welcome since its opening earlier this year offering cocktails to replicate the sort of things you would see in a science lab and low lighting to create rustic ambience. Something you might not know about The Alchemist is that it is also a restaurant, serving up a cracking menu including a delectable breakfast. View Post

Tapas Revolution Bar Eldon Square

Last week I was invited along to an exclusive event at Tapas Revolution* in Eldon Square, Newcastle, for a pairing dinner hosted by Spanish celebrity chef, Omar Allibhoy. Celebrating the opening of his seventh restaurant in the UK, Omar is the mastermind behind the Spanish restaurant chain and is passionate about bringing a real taste of Spain to the UK. Although classed as a chain restaurant, Tapas Revolution is unlike other restaurants that have other branches scattered around the country. Omar prides his business on using the finest Spanish ingredients, there’s no ordering from catalogues each week. It’s all about fresh produce which he orders from his contacts directly from Spain itself and it doesn’t get more authentic than that.  View Post

Blowout Ibiza Takeover Glam Squad Express

Ibiza has arrived in Newcastle and it’s making these miserable winter days a little more bareable. Last Sunday I was invited along to an exciting event in Jesmond, Newcastle to be pampered by the talented team at Glam Squad Express. BLOWOUT Ibiza has taken over the boutique salon to offer a pampering experience like no other. From the hottest DJ’s and artists to the most influential models and celebrities, BLOWOUT Ibiza has been pampering party people for the past three years and now it’s time to do the same for the people of the North East. View Post

Charlotte Tilbury Signed Box

After hearing through the grapevine that the glamorous Charlotte Tilbury was going to be brushing shoulders with beauty fans at a local Fenwick department store, me and my friend Natalie booked tickets straight away. With only 80 tickets available we had to be quick if we wanted to meet and have a chat to Tilbury in the flesh. Celebrating the release of her new instant look in a palette, the British makeup artist came to meet fans, sign some beauty boxes and recommend her products to us. I’ll be honest, before attending the event, I’d never tried any of her products before. However the price we paid for the ticket was redeemable off the products so to me it seemed like a great opportunity to learn more about makeup and have a world-renowned artist recommend makeup products to enhance my face.  View Post

Thaikhun, Metro CentreLocated a mere 40 minutes away from my hometown of Middlesbrough, Newcastle is the closest place to resemble the larger cities down south that ooze opportunities, originality and events. Today I’m sharing some of my favourite student hang outs in Newcastle and some eateries at the top of my list of places to visit the next time I’m in the city.  View Post