The Montagu @ Oxford Circus 

For our one year anniversary last week Liam and I headed to The Montagu in Oxford Circus.

The lavish food is sourced from independent British farms and local award-winning suppliers. This means that while eating their beautifully presented and great tasting food, you can also feel very satisfied that you’ve helped many of our countries businesses. Winning!


As you walk through the revolving doors of this plush hotel, you are faced with a clean and modern, spacious setting and just to the left resides their impressive 4* restaurant.

Mood lighting to perfection, crystal chandeliers and a romantic ambience set the scene. Not to forget the live music – a pianist playing beautiful renditions of popular chart songs.

We went all in; as we were celebrating and all, with a 3 course meal and lots of wine.

Starter: Pea & Ham hock soup


Mains: Roast chicken with swede sauce & veg

Dessert: caramel ganache & popcorn ice cream

Quite possibly the best dessert I have ever had! (And that’s a big statement). I absolutely love caramel and the biscuit and popcorn ice cream complimented it perfectly.. I was so excited I almost forgot to take a picture!

All of our food tasted as good as it looked and the white wine went down a treat.


The real highlight for me was a front-row seat to observe the exhilarating, fast-paced life of a chef in the open plan kitchen!

The Montagu has menus for breakfast, lunch, traditional afternoon tea, dinner and weekend brunch. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone for a special occasion as its relatively priced for what you get and makes for a really enjoyable evening.


I’m pretty sure I’ll be taking up the weekend brunch offer soon too so watch this space!

LwL X

 

OOTN: All black everythin’ 

Last night I headed to Fifteen York Hill in Loughton. A lovely little place with great music and good people. 

  

They have regular events over the weekend and it’s always very busy on a bank holiday. 

There’s also a lovely food menu for weekdays and Sunday lunch! 

Here was my Outfit of the Night:

  
 

Patent black stilettos

Black keyhole jumpsuit
 
   
Snake skin look bag
 

 

*Jumpsuit: Missguided *Heels: Kurt Geiger *Bag: H&M 

Sihanoukville: Sessions boat party

You’ll find regular English speaking holiday reps come round on the beach each day to promote their bars and other events. 
We met a lovely rep called Steph who told us about their new weekly Wednesday boat party ‘Sundance’. 

Here’s the impressive $10 package:

  • A boat party from 2-7pm
  • A free bucket on arrival of strong Whiskey and mixer
  • A free Sessions Tshirt 
  • A plate of BBQ food on your return 

Not bad for £7 eh? 

  
This party was actually one of our favourite days in Sihanoukville we had so much fun! 

The music varied in genre. There was some old Skool garage, house and the odd splash of R’n’B. A mix that I really loved.

Drinks on board weren’t too expensive either, you could grab a bucket for $5..as you can see, me and Simona took full advantage of this..

  
  There were lots of drinking games on board to keep everyone occupied. As 2 couples we didn’t partake in them. Think Ibiza/Malia/Magaluf style fun on a boat.

   

 Though it was thoroughly enjoyable to witness. 

Half way through, the boat stopped at Otres Beach for an hour. 

   

 We jumped out and grabbed ourselves some food and cocktails from Ibiza bar. Then we all got involved in a game of ultimate tug of war. Europe vs. the rest of the world! 

If you fancy chilling there you can just simply enjoy the scenery. Otres beach is lovely and a lot nicer than Serendipity.

After returning to the boat, we watched the lovely sunset over the horizon and then partied the afternoon away. 

    
Making new friends along the way..  

Docking around 7pm, we headed back to Sessions bar where we were each greeted with a big plate of BBQ Chicken and rice. Yum! 
It was a really enjoyable day out and one I would recommend to anyone for the price. 
Be warned though, If you’re looking for a relaxing sunset boat cruise, please do not book on this one. 

LwL x 

Siem Reap nightlife

There’s a Pub Street, oh yes.  

 A whole street dedicated to getting you super drunk. You can also try a crocodile burger from one of the restaurants here too!

Here were my favourite 2 bars..

Angkor what? Bar

 
This is seriously cool. The whole bar is decorated in graffiti and inside its glow in the dark.

  Try the cocktail ‘aspara’s blush’ for $3, it’s strong and slushy and was one of my favourite drinks 
  
Cheers

  This place is just passed the exit of Pub Street and it has a great mix of locals and tourists. 

Beers are $1 and strong house vodka is $3.

  Music is like a throwback to the 00’s, its serious cheese and they even have strobe lights. Winning. 

There are also lots of street vendor bars which are super cool if you fancy a rave in the road! 

  

LwL x 

London Cocktail Week!

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Another whole week dedicated to alcoholic beverages, Bloody Mary!

London Cocktail Week returns for its annual celebrations on the 5th October for a week long event celebrating the best of all things cocktail. Don’t you just love London? I’m so excited that I couldn’t possibly keep this news to myself.

The drinks industry and the cocktail loving public alike will relish in a variety of events such as tutored tastings, masterclasses, parties and pop-ups and an incredible 275+ bars across London have collaborated to provide you with lots of juicy discounts – holy negroni!

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Tequila & Mezcal Fest 2015!


A festival dedicated to Tequila? Now that’s likely to be a messy one.
The Tequila & Mezcal Fest returns for its second year promising tasty shots, master classes, live music and a cocktail making competition.
This is the UK’s first and only festival dedicated exclusively to showcasing the best of Mexico’s Agave spirits. The event in Old Spitalfields market on the 19th and 20th September offers a unique live experience to visitors, boasting over 40 different types of Tequila and Mezcal for you to drink and buy.   Continue reading “Tequila & Mezcal Fest 2015!”

3 things I learnt last week…

1. You should avoid Getting holi gulal powder in your eyes.  Although I had an unbelievable day at the Holi Festival of Colours on Saturday, I realised I made the mistake many holi colours virgins do, I never came prepared.       The idea of the festival and its uniqueness is definitely not one to be missed, The Nervo ladies finished the night with a bang and the atmosphere was incredible.   

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The Holi Festival of Colours

Since its launch in 2012, the Holi Festival of Colours has dominated the likes of Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam and last year on our home turf at Battersea Park. Its back this weekend to close the summer of 2015, and it’s right on our doorstep!     On Saturday 12th September, Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park in Stratford will become home to thousands of party goers for the day to dance to the likes of Booka Shade and Dubvision in the mix. It’s a festival with a twist, as whilst listening to some great DJ sets, guests can throw handfuls of Holi Gulal Colour Powder into the air and at their fellow festival goers

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3 things I learnt last week..

1. I only eat ‘posh’ fish I have a hatred for fish. From a young age I just couldnt seem to stand the stuff, like literally can’t sit next to people eating it (especially really fishy fish like mackerel or tuna). It isn’t so much the taste but the smell of it really puts me off! I went to Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge this week and the food menu didn’t look to appealing to me. The majority of the list was fish, so I left it to the others to order and expected to stay hungry. To my surprise the food was actually amazing!     I had tuna for the first time. I usually want to heave every time I smell it. However this was sliced tuna, it looked like ham and had no smell to it so was bearable for me.  

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