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

Little Doves KU Bar

I’ve been really enjoying checking out local bands recently, as you’ll know from my post about Two Blue Band the other week. Last weekend I went to watch another one of my friend’s boyfriend’s bands play at KU Bar in Stockton. Little Doves is a new band on the block made up of four talented musicians – Dan, Luke, Jonny and Ian. With a combination of guitars, drums and vocals, the band channels an indie/rock and roll sound that makes you want to sing and dance along with them.  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

Two Blue Band Sticky Fingers Middlesbrough

After a little break away from the blogging scene I’m back to share a fab local band for you to check out. A couple of weeks ago I finally got to watch my best friend’s fiance live in action doing what he loves. He’s a drummer in a fantastic band called Two Blue Band. I think it’s so cool to be able to say one of my friends is in a band, that automatically makes me cool too, right? Anyway, one Saturday night we popped down to Sticky Fingers on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough to give the band a listen and have a few drinks.  View Post

Fake Bake Lip Inflate

Over the last few years, my love for beauty has grown dramatically. Slowly but surely I’ve been learning how to apply eye shadow properly and perfecting my liquid eyeliner application technique – I’m getting there! After buying my first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick last year and being gifted my first Urban Decay Vice lipstick from my lovely friends Jade & Gordy, I’ve become a little obsessed with lipstick. It’s amazing how much a lipstick can both complement and change your look. Now that I’ve started to experiment more with lipstick, I’ve noticed how much my terrible lip-biting habit is, meaning my lips are constantly chapped. Not only this, my lips are really small too which means I don’t get the finished look that I want. I’d love for my lips to be a little bit bigger but I’m not the type to get cosmetic surgery. I’m not against it but for me personally I don’t think I would go to such extremes. Fortunately I came across a lip plumper that promises the same effects as without the risks and high cost of lip fillers so I decided to give it a go. View Post