D1 Gin

Another month another Gin this time a family favourite D1 London Gin £35 RRP They Say: We use a very narrow cut of the purest triple-distilled grain spirit and introduce this to a copper pot still. We then conduct a batch distillation with juniper berries and bespoke botanicals including coriander, orange and lemon peel, angelica…

Penhaligon – Orange Blossom

originally created in 1976 and resurrected through the Anthology Collection launched in 2010 Orange Blossom £97 is back with us. They Say: Orange Blossom has been transformed into a luminous honeyed floral. Lush with Calabrian orange and bergamot and tempered with Virginian cedar, rose and peach flower. Wearing Orange Blossom is like walking from shade…

Copperhead Gin

Another month and another gin to review – This mother it is the turn of Copperhead Gin £34 RRP a Belgian Gin with a selection of 5 botanicals. They Say: This Belgian Gin is distilled with juniper, cardamom, orange peel, angelica and coriander. It’s apparently named after Mr. Copperhead, an alchemist who was searching for…

Penhaligons – Ellenisia

Launched in 2004 Penhaligons Ellenisia £118 was a fragrance designed for women They Say: Ellenisia is an extravagant floral with armfuls of heady white blooms wrapped in swathes of sweet plum and vanilla. As the green shock of the violet and mandarin settle you can close your eyes and just picture the bouquets of gardenia,…

Penhaligons – Vaara

Launched in 2013 as a Eastern inspired fragrance was Vaara £134. They Say: Vaara started life as the passion of His Highness Gaj Singh II who wanted to reflect his family’s deep love and connection with Jodhpur. Vaara offers a unique and beautiful glimpse into this aromatic world of the Maharaja. Perfumer Bertand Duchaufour’s journey…

Southsea Coffee Co

Well what can I say about this place.   Independent Gluten free goodies you could die for Quirky and different Dog friendly   I don’t know what more I can write as a review but this busy place has quickly become embedded as the hipster place to be in the heart of Southsea and I…

The River Grille – Bristol

Recently whilst away for a work conference we stumbled across here to eat The River Grille. They Say: With its lofty dimensions, exquisite wooden floors and floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of the Harbourside, The River Grille is one of Bristol’s most elegant dining venues – famed for its superb steaks, vibrant ambience and unique…

Gin Festival – Southampton 2017

As you may be aware gin is my tipple of choice and it is getting more and more popular with new artisan gins popping up everywhere and suddenly gin has gone from being ‘mother’s ruin’ to being cool again. When I had the offer to go the Southampton Gin Festival, well how could a girl…

Haswell Gin

Wow the months fly by and its that time again, another delicious bottle of loveliness to review. Today it is the turn for the less known Haswell Gin £31 RRP They Say: Julian Haswell – Developer and owner of “Haswell” London Distilled Dry Gin. In my humble opinion the three most important ingredients to making…

Lemongrass Ginger and Citrus Tea

So us Brits love tea, its part of our DNA and I’m pretty sure part of our bloodstream, however I was recently gifted this when family came to stay. English Tea Shop – Lemongrass Ginger and Citrus Tea They say: Lemongrass Ginger & Citrus A very healthy option. Organically grown Lemongrass and ginger to help you…

Tweed Trim Quilted Waistcoat

Another month and another gilet. So of course I head to my new favourite brand of 2017 Rydale. Back in March I reviewed their tweed trim quilted jacket and if you follow my blog gave it rave reviews so when looking for another gilet (not that I needed one) I turned to the same style…

Penhaligons – Iris Prima

Launched in 2013 Iris Prima £134 was created in 2013 and was designed to be a unisex fragrance for men and women. They Say: Iris Prima is a work of olfactory choreography, with Iris Absolute in the role of Prima Ballerina. Effortlessly elegant and faintly melancholic, Iris Prima offers a fascinating glimpse into the secluded…