Siam Smiles, Manchester


I’m absolutely over the moon to have finally found my go-to Thai restaurant in the city. Hidden away in a supermarket in China town, a tiny kitchen cooks up the most delicious soups, noodles and nibbles. On one side you have the supermarket selling everything edible and Thai that you could possibly think of. The other side homes the tables and chairs. It has a real ‘street food’ vibe to it and no airs and graces whatsoever. Head over to the fridge…

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Skin Care Obsession


While many of us turn to European and American brands for skin care trends and innovations, some of the biggest beauty and skin care developments in recent years have originated in Asia. 1 Priorities: Skin care vs. Makeup – While makeup and cosmetics make up the majority of beauty purchases in the the UK, U.S and Europe, Asian women live by the philosophy that “bare is beautiful”. Victoria Tsai, founder of the Tatcha skin care line says, “The no-makeup trend has…

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Northern Soul, Manchetser


I’m a big fan sandwiches.  I don’t mean those flimsy, little things you buy in plastic from your local supermarket. I’m talking an absolute beast, oozing its’ fillings all over the place and seducing you with a glance. There is a little joint in Manchester that has it all going on. A little stall/shack on the Northern Quarter end of town. They serve up the mac daddies of the sandwich world. The menu changes quite regularly so I had to visit twice, naturally. On my…

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Australasia, Manchester


Australasia is a foodie playground cleverly disguised as a glass pyramid. An old favourite of mine for cocktails, dinners and parties, but there’s always more to discover. I popped over a few weeks ago with my sister to sample their new menu and oh boy, were we in for a treat.  The restaurant is just off the main Spinningfields square and is rather beautiful. It’s minimalistic and flooded with natural feeling light which, considering it’s tucked away underground is quite a victory. It mixes…

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Maison MK, Marrakech


I visited a seriously magical little restaurant whilst in Marrakech. It’s on a rooftop in the middle of town. Maison MK is peaceful, relaxed, bright and utterly beautiful.  Now at this point I would usually ramble on and tell you about the different dishes and how they were, however, when getting all my pictures together for the post I realised I can’t remember what any of them were. Well, this is embarrassing. So instead I will just leave you to have a scroll…

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Marrakech Moments


Marrakech has been on my travel hit list for quite some time. After a quick hop, skip and a jump, (Manchester to Marrakech) I found myself snuggling into a feathery, cloud like cocoon of a bed in the tropical oasis that is the Four Seasons. After a poolside breakfast of dates, watermelon & mint tea, we made our way to the iconic souks. As you walk into the main square you find yourself enveloped by a cloud of smells and sounds unlike anything you…

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Burger and Lobster, Manchester


Burger and Lobster has finally graced the North. HALLELUJA!!!  No menus or specials boards, just four dishes; the lobster, the lobster roll, the burger and the lobster mac n cheese.  We are not talking a skinny little half lobster either, I mean a big, beasty brother, dripping with lemon butter and big juicy bacon cheeseburgers in bricoche buns, bursting with flavour. That glorious moment when your food arrives… And you have ordered everything on the menu.  The burger offering was thick and juicy, with a…

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