Sunday 30 August 2015

Sally's Riding, Isle of Wight

Sally's Riding, Isle if Wight
Rating; 5 out of 5

Amazing experience, friendly staff and a lovely  trail for riding. It's a great day whether you are an experienced rider or a beginner. 
Unfortunately due to high tide we couldn't ride in the beach - I was really looking forward to it! 
The price is only £25 pp and totally worth it. You need to wear long pants - they provide boots and helmets.
Very highly recommend it!!!!

St Maur hotel, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

St Maur, Isle of Wight
Rating: 4 out of 5

Lovely one night stay. The room was gorgeous with stunning views and the bathroom was really roomy, clean and lovely. We even had a balcony and I really wish we stayed more days to fully appreciate it! 

Good quiet location with parking and the staff are extremely friendly and amenable.   Breakfast was ok but my eggs were too over done thought the tea was really good.

The only issues I had were bad wifi and dated decor but despite this the hotel is worth visiting! 

Saturday 29 August 2015

Isle of Wight Zoo

Rating 5 out of 5

Great visit, especially to the Capuchin enclosure- such amazingly cute and interactive monkeys. Other attractions are white lions, albino tigers, spider monkeys, iguana, etc and you can get really close to the animals unlike other zoos. I have never seen a tiger so close up - it was amazing. 
The Meerkats were super cute. I did think the Leopards enclosure was too small though but I think they are refurbishing.
Will definitely visit again and highly recommend it!!

Saturday 22 August 2015

First floor restaurant, Notting Hill, London

First Floor Restaurant, Notting Hill, London
Rating: 5 out of 5

Excellent service and lively decor. The atmosphere was amazing. Staff were very accommodating

The food was remarkable. All the dishes were fantastic - with lovely sauces to complement every dish. The cheesecake was to die for! 

Highly recommend it!!!

Muriel's Kitchen, Richmond

Muriel's Kurchen, Richmond
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Went there for brunch. Lovely decor and very good service but food was very disappointing. 
My omelette was under cooked and it came with just two small pieces of bread (no salad etc). Juices were good though. I wouldn't go there for breakfast again though.

Friday 21 August 2015

Magazine of the month: Harpers Bazaar

Definite choice for September 
1. 10 things we love editorial featuring seasonal picks such as Louis Vuitton's shearling jacket; Max Mara backpack:"; Ralph Lauren's calf skin clutch, etc

2. How to Wear section has a nifty page on animal prints. I always struggle with these!

3. Love the Bright Night page in Bazaar Accessiries section 

4. Bazaar Jewellery section features lively pieces by Chaumet; Graff; de Beers; etc

5. Red Alert Home editorial has some trendy buys 

6. Over the Hills editorial on tweeds and wools - great Fall buys

7. Isle of Dreams editorial features black silks and chiffon a from Hermes; Fendi; Celine; etc 

8. Beauty Bazaar has some lovely picks especially the intense eyeliner from Sisley