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

Bloggers Banquet @ Chung Ying Garden 


Events, restaurants

I have a confession: before the Blogger Banquet event recently I hadn’t actually eaten at Chung Ying Garden.  I’ve walked past it a million times over the years as I’ve trundled through China Town, (usually on my way to Nightingales after too many adult lemonades) but had never made it through the bright red doors. […]

August 3, 2017

Photos from Colmore Row Food Festival


Events, Pop ups

This weekend saw the welcome return of Colmore Row Food Festival; celebrating and showcasing the best restaurants, bars, cafes and bistros this fab part of Brum has to offer. The two-day event – which annually takes over Victoria Square – took place over the 30th June and 1st July, and featured stalls from some of the most popular […]

July 3, 2017

Summer menu tasting @ Marmalade The Rep


Events, restaurants, Review

Marmalade The Rep I like The REP for its on sight restaurant/bar, Marmalade The Rep which I’ve use for client meetings and also visited several times with friends for pre-theatre cocktails, so I was delighted to be invited to try the new menu. Meeting on a Monday evening in June, the blogger event was designed […]

June 19, 2017

A healthy feast @ Cherry Reds


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

I’m a big fan of Cherry Reds on John Bright Street, it has to be said. Cherry Reds on John Bright Street is a gem in Birmingham city centre. Many moons ago, when I worked next to the Mailbox, I used the (then largely derelict) area as a short cut from New Street to the […]

June 8, 2017

Breakfast @ Hotel La Tour


Hotels, restaurants, Review

Every year I buy myself a birthday present. A little treat to me, it’s my way of rewarding myself for working hard and surviving another year of craziness in my world. Usually I tend to buy myself something a bit materialistic, like a new dress or a pair of shoes, but this year I decided […]

May 14, 2017

Italian food @ Milano Arcadian


restaurants, Review

Italian dining at Milano Arcadian This week I visited Milano Arcadian. This week is a busy one for my family as we celebrate not one but two birthdays right next to each other. With my dad celebrating his 68th birthday (on Wednesday, the day before mine) my step mum and I decided to surprise my […]

May 11, 2017

Swish sushi: OKO @ NUVO 


Bars & Pubs, Events, restaurants

As you may know if you have read my blog before I am a rather large fan of sushi, so I was delighted to be invited to the launch of OKO: the new restaurant and cocktail bar as part of NUVO. The Brindleyplace favourite has been a popular part of the upmarket drinking and eating […]

May 10, 2017