RAWR Trentham

Waking up to a power cut (country life, amma right?) called for some power food and nothing sets you up for the day like a trip RAWR. After much anticipation from fans of the healthy toast-ologists (not to mention smooties, bagels…I could go on) Trentham Gardens’ newest addition opened its doors last month. Due to…

8 Reasons to sing about MON Music Festival

I’ve never been 100% “down” with festivals. There’s aspects I love about them- outdoor drinking, live music, an excuse to put glitter on my face for no apparent reason but generally the thought of sleeping in a bag with the added risk of waking up to find that somebody has confused my tent with a…

Heads and Tales: A Gin Tasting Odyssey

Descending the steps into the hidden home of Edinburgh Gin, the excitement was palpable. On arrival, we were lead to a cosy cave-like alcove with dusky lighting and low ceilings. The table was already laid out with 4 glasses each, all filled with mystery concoctions, so we settled in ready for our juniper berry journey…

Nepalese Cuisine: JoJolapa

One of the greatest pleasures of travelling has to be the eating. Nepal is a country I’m yet to have the pleasure to visit but it’s high on my holiday wish list. However, having just finished university (and already booking trips to Greece, Singapore and Malaysia…oops) for now Nepal will have to wait. Luckily, however…

A RAWR Idea

This week I was lucky enough to be invited by the superfood scientists at RAWR to check out their exciting new cocktail menu. I guess you’re wondering how an alcoholic beverage and a delicious health-tastic lunch can happily coincide? Well so was I. When I typically think about cocktails the first thing that pops into…

A Bar With Some Bite

Sat on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter, The Wolf is a nirvana for people who like crafty pints and creative décor. The perfect mismatch styling- particularly with the animal themed pump handles give the venue a very “Alice in Wonderland” vibe.  This is a place that certainly does carry the risk of making you late,…

Edible Tableware: An East African Experience

Did you know you can get all the way from Birmingham New Street to Ethiopia for £1? Well, you can’t. And at my time of visiting I was still in a dissertation desert so time and cash were two things I was definitely not in abundance of, so a trip for the taste buds was…

Get Real, In Riga

Riga seems to have become swallowed up in recent years by the stag party circuit. After 10pm the streets of the old town are awash with euro-pop and worse for wear westerners and if I never get invited to an “English bar” again it’ll be too soon. The Old town, is inarguably a beautiful place to…

RAWR Power

After my previous Stoke-on-Trend blog I received several comments about missing off RAWR. So I thought it only fair I heed the advice of my fellow Stoke-foodies and have some mid-week, guilt free eats. After spending the majority of my week in a Harvard referencing nightmare (Vaughan, 2017), the thought of eating something that hadn’t been…

Gin and Blog It

Gone are the times where your only gin-based option was a dusty bottle of Gordon’s hanging off the optics, these days this joyful juniper berry based beverage has gone pub-lic. Due to my being absent for Stoke’s Gin Festival on June the 23rd when I’ll be sunning myself in Santorini, (although the people behind the Gin Jamboree event save the…

Stoke-on-Trend

Stoke is changing. The local Wetherspoon’s is still in full swing, and the slightly tired pubs (not without their charm), are still around- HOWEVER, the past couple of years the city is experiencing a taste transformation. Bars, and eateries that feel more Shoreditch, than Stoke have began springing up. Perfect pizzas, mouth-watering cakes, and so many…

Get Your Rocks Off in Menorca

I can’t relax. I can sit for England, but relaxing is another matter. An hour on the beach and I’m bored, not to mention highly irritated by the amount of sand that has already taken refuge in my flip flops. So Menorca wasn’t my first choice, however I decided to give it ago and explore ‘beyond the beach’. With…