KALA THAI RESTAURANT AND BAR REVIEW: SAMPLING THE MENU AND COCKTAILS

Thai cuisine is my absolute favourite, so how delighted was I to be invited to the launch night of Kala Thai, a swanky new authentic Thai restaurant in the heart of Bournemouth. Dinner and glamorous cocktails?  You betcha! KALA THAI…

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SCULPTURE BY THE LAKES: A TRANQUIL SOCIAL DISTANCE ESCAPE

It is often the way isn’t it, that some of the most beautiful and idyllic places awaiting to be discovered are on our doorstep, and we are blissfully unaware? THE PARK For those of you that have not yet had…

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MAKLA SOUTHBOURNE – VIBRANT MOROCCAN DINING

Belly dancing, traditional Moroccan cuisine, exotic cocktails and spiced tea served out of silver tea-pots, I thought for a minute I had been invited to the launch of the new Cave bar in bustling Souk, not Southbourne High Street! If…

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TONIC SOCIAL BAR REVIEW: HILTON HOTELS

A bar serving local bites, coffee, cocktails and curated playlists. This sounded like the perfect combination to me too, so how on earth could I refuse an invitation to attend a showcase evening of cocktails and sushi with the Bournemouth…

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THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL WITH RED FUNNEL

I’ve always been a huge fan of music gigs and as a giddy schoolgirl I remember (as if it were yesterday), bunking off school one afternoon with my BFF. On a mission, we changed into our best gear, jumped onto…

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FIVE REASONS YOU SHOULD VISIT GRAN CANARIA

I find it amazing that only a few of my friends have enjoyed vacations in the Canary Islands. Having spent a fabulous family holiday during half-term in Las Palmas, the islands cosmopolitan capital ( which I can only describe as…

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SOUTHBOURNE BEACH – DORSET’S BEST KEPT SECRET

It’s ironic when I think about it, we bought our house in Southbourne based upon the beautiful surrounding area and beach café lifestyle never having visited Southbourne Beach! Let me explain, I fell in love with East Dorset and the…

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PARIS – THE CITY OF LOVE

I’d been to Paris years ago (in my early twenties), on one of Hull’s infamous ‘Dutch Dashes’, let me explain. You jumped on the ferry after work / college etc. at 5 pm on a Friday, sailed overnight to Zeebrugge…

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