A Vegas wedding and a restorative Greek getaway  


BYB Travels

Vegas wedding broken woman coming through  Well hello there! As you can imagine the last few weeks have been a bit of a blur for me, but I’m pleased to say our wedding in Las Vegas went swimmingly (probably thanks to the endless supply of frozen margaritas) and I’m now officially a wife. Madness. We […]

October 30, 2017

Happy first birthday to Rofuto (Park Regis Hotel)


Events, restaurants

I was recently invited to attend the first birthday of Rofuto, and after being promised an evening of cocktails and sushi (despite my wedding dress diet woes) I made my way gleefully to Park Regis Hotel, also the home of 1565. I’d heard a lot about this skyline restaurant before the event and was really excited to […]

October 2, 2017

Oktoberfest @ The Old Crown Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Events, Pop ups

Last night I celebrated Friday the best way I know how: slurping beer surrounded by meat. To put this into some kind of context, I attended Oktoberfest at The Old Crown Digbeth which saw the beer garden transformed into a Bavarian themed bar packed with tasty food and beer galore. Offering an array of theme-appropriate food as well […]

September 30, 2017

Electro Brunch @ Gaucho Birmingham


Events, restaurants

With my hen do this weekend coming I had every intention of having a ‘quiet one’ on Saturday, but instead I accepted an invitation to a bloggers event at Gaucho Birmingham. The coveted Electro Brunch – a weekly all you can eat and drink thrill ride – has been on my ‘to do’ list since I […]

September 12, 2017

Summer menu tasting @ Cosy Club Birmingham


Bars & Pubs, restaurants, Review

July saw the launch of a summer menu at Cosy Club Birmingham so I went along to sample some of the new dishes available alongside a few cocktails. For those unfamiliar with this bar come restaurant, it’s an eclectic mix of plush furnishing, peculiar paintings, and over the top decor. It manages to feel like a vintage […]

August 7, 2017

Cocktail month @ 1565, Park Regis Hotel


Bars & Pubs, Events, Hotels, Review

Throughout August, 1565 (the bar located in the Park Regis Hotel) is running a glorious cocktail promotion. From classics to more daring choices, a different cocktail special is being offered every day for just a fiver. Every day this month a specific cocktail is available for the bargain price of £5 – instead of £8.50 […]

August 4, 2017

The Gin Lab @ Jekyll and Hyde


Bars & Pubs, Events, Pop ups

With Birmingham Cocktail Weekend** on the horizon, an invitation popped up in my inbox recently that got me rather excited: did I want to come to an event at Jekyl and Hyde to meet the Edinburgh Gin team and create my own gin? Errr, damn right I did! As anyone who follows my ramblings will […]

July 24, 2017

Whisky in the sky @ the Haig Club Bar launch


Bars & Pubs, Events

A few weeks ago I was delighted to see an invitation pop up in my inbox to check out the latest swish bar to open up in Brum hotspot The Cube, Haig Club Bar. Elevated some 25 floors above the ground, this exclusive whisky bar promised bad-ass views of the city and some seriously strong drinks.. […]

July 15, 2017