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 Pastaio is a wonderful little restaurant situated in the hustle and bustle of Soho, that serves delicious fresh pasta dishes. The restaurant has a modern, chilled and relaxed interior with an al fresco atmosphere.

We visited as part of the 'Eat Out To Help Out Scheme', and so we were lucky to book a table. We arrived at the restaurant after some cocktails at Be At One; just around the corner. 

First was to order drinks. We were excited to try the Prosecco Slushies however we were told that we missed the cut-off time for them as it was rather late. I would therefore recommend going a little earlier as we ordered at about 8.45pm. So instead I opted for a glass of Garganega white wine (£4.50).

We shared a Rosemary focaccia, Pastaio olive oil (£3.35) to start, and the bread was warm and tasty. 

The menu is simple with very little choice but all of the dishes looked delicious. Originally I wanted to try the Ravioli, summer herbs, fresh ricotta & Parmesan (£9.60) however the Ravioli is only available on limited availability each day and we were too late. Instead, for my meal, I selected the Carbonara, mezze maniche, guanciale, egg yolk, Pecorino (£10.05). The pasta was so fresh and delicious.

The restaurant is small with a modern and minimalistic interior that's light and bright with an instagram-worthy art wall. All of the staff were so friendly

Pastaio

The place in Soho for delicious fresh pasta with a relaxed and modern atmosphere.

Date Night, Lunch Date

19 Ganton Street, Carnaby, Soho, London, W1F 9BN

Affordable [£6-£13)

⭑⭑⭑⭑

https://pastaio.co.uk/

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Soho, London

Pastaio | Soho, London

 Pastaio is a wonderful little restaurant situated in the hustle and bustle of Soho, that serves delicious fresh pasta dishes. The restaurant has a modern, chilled and relaxed interior with an al fresco atmosphere.

We visited as part of the 'Eat Out To Help Out Scheme', and so we were lucky to book a table. We arrived at the restaurant after some cocktails at Be At One; just around the corner. 

First was to order drinks. We were excited to try the Prosecco Slushies however we were told that we missed the cut-off time for them as it was rather late. I would therefore recommend going a little earlier as we ordered at about 8.45pm. So instead I opted for a glass of Garganega white wine (£4.50).

We shared a Rosemary focaccia, Pastaio olive oil (£3.35) to start, and the bread was warm and tasty. 

The menu is simple with very little choice but all of the dishes looked delicious. Originally I wanted to try the Ravioli, summer herbs, fresh ricotta & Parmesan (£9.60) however the Ravioli is only available on limited availability each day and we were too late. Instead, for my meal, I selected the Carbonara, mezze maniche, guanciale, egg yolk, Pecorino (£10.05). The pasta was so fresh and delicious.

The restaurant is small with a modern and minimalistic interior that's light and bright with an instagram-worthy art wall. All of the staff were so friendly

Pastaio

The place in Soho for delicious fresh pasta with a relaxed and modern atmosphere.

Date Night, Lunch Date

19 Ganton Street, Carnaby, Soho, London, W1F 9BN

Affordable [£6-£13)

⭑⭑⭑⭑

https://pastaio.co.uk/

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Are you looking for somewhere to go outdoors? Bewl Water is a lovely area with beautiful walks and other outdoor activities located in Lamberhurst, Kent.


My friends and I decided to head up to Bewl Water last Friday for a lovely long walk in the sun. My friend found a circular walk from the village of Ticehurst for 11.3km (although we ended up walking more than that because we got a little lost hahaha...). The route was really nice as it had a mix of country lanes, woodland areas and a path around the Bewl Water too. It was also great for dogs; although many areas they needed to be kept on their leads. Another great reason to go on this walk is that near the end of the route there is a lovely little pub called The Bull Inn in Wadhurst.


After the long walk in the sun, a cold cider and a plate of nachos was just what I needed!

The Bull Inn is a lovely country pub that has a beautiful pub garden that we enjoyed in the sunshine. They had a reduced menu due to COVID-19 but there was still plenty of choice and the food was delicious. The food was moderately priced as my cider was £4.50 and the nachos were £8.00 (and there were a lot of them!). The pub is situated in a wonderful location and the staff were so helpful and friendly.


I would certainly recommend popping into The Bull Inn if you're taking on the circular walk or just visiting Bewl Water and looking for a lovely country pub for lunch, or just some drinks!

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Wadhurst, United Kingdom

Walking Around Bewl Water | The Bull Inn, Wadhurst

Are you looking for somewhere to go outdoors? Bewl Water is a lovely area with beautiful walks and other outdoor activities located in Lamberhurst, Kent.


My friends and I decided to head up to Bewl Water last Friday for a lovely long walk in the sun. My friend found a circular walk from the village of Ticehurst for 11.3km (although we ended up walking more than that because we got a little lost hahaha...). The route was really nice as it had a mix of country lanes, woodland areas and a path around the Bewl Water too. It was also great for dogs; although many areas they needed to be kept on their leads. Another great reason to go on this walk is that near the end of the route there is a lovely little pub called The Bull Inn in Wadhurst.


After the long walk in the sun, a cold cider and a plate of nachos was just what I needed!

The Bull Inn is a lovely country pub that has a beautiful pub garden that we enjoyed in the sunshine. They had a reduced menu due to COVID-19 but there was still plenty of choice and the food was delicious. The food was moderately priced as my cider was £4.50 and the nachos were £8.00 (and there were a lot of them!). The pub is situated in a wonderful location and the staff were so helpful and friendly.


I would certainly recommend popping into The Bull Inn if you're taking on the circular walk or just visiting Bewl Water and looking for a lovely country pub for lunch, or just some drinks!

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Welcome to my guide to Seville! Last summer I spent a long girls weekend in Seville and I wanted to share what we got up to.


Places To Eat

There are obviously lots of amazing places to eat tapas in Seville, and we certainly got our daily dose of patatas bravas and calamari in several restaurants around the city. However during our weekend we visited two other restaurants that I wanted to share with you if you're looking for something a little different to tapas.


My favourite restaurant of the trip was SENZA. We had walked past it earlier in the day and we loved the look of it and wanted to give it a try that night.

SENZA is a cocktail bar and restaurant with a beautiful interior filled with tropical plants, mirrors and lanterns. I would recommend booking a table as the restaurant is quite small and filled up quickly during the evening. 

The cuisine is Mediterranean and there is so much choice. We were given free olives to start which I thought was lovely, and I opted for a pizza as my main. The pizza was delicious with huge crispy base, however I was super jealous of my friend's fresh seafood pasta because it looked incredible! Not only was the food amazing, it wasn't expensive at all. My pizza was only around £12.

As SENZA is also a cocktail bar it would've been rude not to try a cocktail. I tried a 'Pink Donkey' which was made up of Puerto de Indias Gin, Absolut Raspberry Vodka, Strawberry Puree and Royal Bliss Tonic - I would definitely recommend it or giving it try making it at home.





Another Mediterranean restaurant not too far from the cathedral is Las Tablas. The location was so lovely and we were seated outside to enjoy the evening atmosphere. We started by sharing some patatas bravas (of course) and then I had the most amazing burger! The prices again were very affordable as my burger was only around £9, and I just drank some glasses of rose with it.



Things To Do

Royal Alcazar de Sevilla

The Royal Alcazar de Sevilla is a royal palace with lots of history and beautiful gardens. It is certainly worth a visit as the buildings and gardens are stunning and you can take so many amazing photos. There can be large queues but it is worth it. Prices for entry aren't that high, but on Mondays there is free admission which is worth noting, and you can also use student discount on tickets too.






Plaza De Espana

Plaza De Espana is a beautiful plaza built in the late 1920s. The plaza features stunning architecture as well as an impressive fountain and a wonderful half-circle moat. It is a lovely place to walk around, take photographs, and you can also hire a boat to go out on the water.



Catedral de Sevilla

The central point of Seville is the cathedral. The cathedral holds lots of history which you can discover inside. Surrounding the cathedral there are lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and shops to explore too. You can also hire a segway, or horse and cart, to take a ride around the city.






Metropol Parasol

Metropol Parasol is a must and an amazing experience in Seville. Situated in the Seville old town is the world's largest wooden structure. Take a walk across the contemporary honeycomb-looking parasols to enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the city. 






Overall, I would certainly recommend a trip to Seville. We stayed in a lovely Air BnB just about a 20 minute walk from the centre of the city with a lovely balcony area - ideal for evening drinks before going out. The trip was inexpensive and we had such a good time! 


The city isn't large so I would say that you could definitely experience a lot of Seville in a weekend trip, although saying that I would happily go back anytime.

Is Seville on your travel wish list?

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Seville, Spain

Guide To Seville | Things To Do & Places To Eat

Welcome to my guide to Seville! Last summer I spent a long girls weekend in Seville and I wanted to share what we got up to.


Places To Eat

There are obviously lots of amazing places to eat tapas in Seville, and we certainly got our daily dose of patatas bravas and calamari in several restaurants around the city. However during our weekend we visited two other restaurants that I wanted to share with you if you're looking for something a little different to tapas.


My favourite restaurant of the trip was SENZA. We had walked past it earlier in the day and we loved the look of it and wanted to give it a try that night.

SENZA is a cocktail bar and restaurant with a beautiful interior filled with tropical plants, mirrors and lanterns. I would recommend booking a table as the restaurant is quite small and filled up quickly during the evening. 

The cuisine is Mediterranean and there is so much choice. We were given free olives to start which I thought was lovely, and I opted for a pizza as my main. The pizza was delicious with huge crispy base, however I was super jealous of my friend's fresh seafood pasta because it looked incredible! Not only was the food amazing, it wasn't expensive at all. My pizza was only around £12.

As SENZA is also a cocktail bar it would've been rude not to try a cocktail. I tried a 'Pink Donkey' which was made up of Puerto de Indias Gin, Absolut Raspberry Vodka, Strawberry Puree and Royal Bliss Tonic - I would definitely recommend it or giving it try making it at home.





Another Mediterranean restaurant not too far from the cathedral is Las Tablas. The location was so lovely and we were seated outside to enjoy the evening atmosphere. We started by sharing some patatas bravas (of course) and then I had the most amazing burger! The prices again were very affordable as my burger was only around £9, and I just drank some glasses of rose with it.



Things To Do

Royal Alcazar de Sevilla

The Royal Alcazar de Sevilla is a royal palace with lots of history and beautiful gardens. It is certainly worth a visit as the buildings and gardens are stunning and you can take so many amazing photos. There can be large queues but it is worth it. Prices for entry aren't that high, but on Mondays there is free admission which is worth noting, and you can also use student discount on tickets too.






Plaza De Espana

Plaza De Espana is a beautiful plaza built in the late 1920s. The plaza features stunning architecture as well as an impressive fountain and a wonderful half-circle moat. It is a lovely place to walk around, take photographs, and you can also hire a boat to go out on the water.



Catedral de Sevilla

The central point of Seville is the cathedral. The cathedral holds lots of history which you can discover inside. Surrounding the cathedral there are lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and shops to explore too. You can also hire a segway, or horse and cart, to take a ride around the city.






Metropol Parasol

Metropol Parasol is a must and an amazing experience in Seville. Situated in the Seville old town is the world's largest wooden structure. Take a walk across the contemporary honeycomb-looking parasols to enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the city. 






Overall, I would certainly recommend a trip to Seville. We stayed in a lovely Air BnB just about a 20 minute walk from the centre of the city with a lovely balcony area - ideal for evening drinks before going out. The trip was inexpensive and we had such a good time! 


The city isn't large so I would say that you could definitely experience a lot of Seville in a weekend trip, although saying that I would happily go back anytime.

Is Seville on your travel wish list?

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Disney Plus is here, and since launching the streaming service has been hugely successful across the world packed with loads of much-loved movies and TV series as well as many originals!

It's safe to say that I'm obsessed already, and I'm going to share with you some of my favourite things I've been watching over the last few weeks in a little Disney+ watchlist...


Family Favourite Films

Tarzan
Inside Out
Cheaper By The Dozen
Coco
Bedknobs & Broomsticks

Must-See Movies

The Rise Of Skywalker
The Simpsons Movie
Cool Runnings
Saving Mr Banks
10 Things I Hate About You

TV Series

The Imagineering Story
Star Wars Mandalorian
The Simpsons
Prop Culture
The World According To Jeff Goldblum

Guilty Pleasures

Disney's Fairytale Weddings
High School Musical (1, 2 & 3)
Camp Rock (1 & 2)
Princess Protection Programme
The Hannah Montana Movie

What have you been watching on Disney Plus?

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What I've Been Watching On Disney+

Disney Plus is here, and since launching the streaming service has been hugely successful across the world packed with loads of much-loved movies and TV series as well as many originals!

It's safe to say that I'm obsessed already, and I'm going to share with you some of my favourite things I've been watching over the last few weeks in a little Disney+ watchlist...


Family Favourite Films

Tarzan
Inside Out
Cheaper By The Dozen
Coco
Bedknobs & Broomsticks

Must-See Movies

The Rise Of Skywalker
The Simpsons Movie
Cool Runnings
Saving Mr Banks
10 Things I Hate About You

TV Series

The Imagineering Story
Star Wars Mandalorian
The Simpsons
Prop Culture
The World According To Jeff Goldblum

Guilty Pleasures

Disney's Fairytale Weddings
High School Musical (1, 2 & 3)
Camp Rock (1 & 2)
Princess Protection Programme
The Hannah Montana Movie

What have you been watching on Disney Plus?

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I spent an amazing 24 hours on the beautiful island Formentera, just off the coast of Ibiza...


In the morning we set off from our hotel to beautiful Ibiza Town. We strolled through the streets and completed some light shopping before we headed to the harbour to board a ferry which would take us to Formentera.




We wanted to visit the small Island because it is known for it's clear blue waters and long-stretch sandy beaches, and Formentera didn't disappoint.

We arrived in the harbour and grabbed an ice-cream (mint choc chip of course the superior ice-cream flavour) before heading further into the island. The best way to explore the whole of Formentera is to cycle around the island. We rented bikes and rode along the shore - it was beautiful!

We headed all around the Island and then stopped off a beach bar on our way back to the harbour. I had a delicious mojito and shared some nachos right along the sea.





We then decided to go for a swim in the sea and spend some time chilling on the beach before returning to the ferry to go back to Ibiza Town.

When we arrived back at Ibiza Town, we were feeling hungry - hungry for some tapas! We were recommended a place called La Bodega in Ibiza Town for some dinner and it was amazing.







Located in the old town is this quaint, eccentric tapas restaurant. We sat outside as it was a lovely warm evening as the sun was setting. We chose from their menu a large range of tapas dishes (we were very hungry). The tapas was very reasonable and tasted amazing!

It was then time for some late night shopping in some of the old town boutiques before heading back to our hotel!

I would certainly recommend visiting Formentera for a day if you're visiting Ibiza anytime soon as it is such a beautiful island to explore.

Have you visited Formentera?

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Formentera, Spain

24 Hours On Ibiza's Sister Island Formentera

I spent an amazing 24 hours on the beautiful island Formentera, just off the coast of Ibiza...


In the morning we set off from our hotel to beautiful Ibiza Town. We strolled through the streets and completed some light shopping before we headed to the harbour to board a ferry which would take us to Formentera.




We wanted to visit the small Island because it is known for it's clear blue waters and long-stretch sandy beaches, and Formentera didn't disappoint.

We arrived in the harbour and grabbed an ice-cream (mint choc chip of course the superior ice-cream flavour) before heading further into the island. The best way to explore the whole of Formentera is to cycle around the island. We rented bikes and rode along the shore - it was beautiful!

We headed all around the Island and then stopped off a beach bar on our way back to the harbour. I had a delicious mojito and shared some nachos right along the sea.





We then decided to go for a swim in the sea and spend some time chilling on the beach before returning to the ferry to go back to Ibiza Town.

When we arrived back at Ibiza Town, we were feeling hungry - hungry for some tapas! We were recommended a place called La Bodega in Ibiza Town for some dinner and it was amazing.







Located in the old town is this quaint, eccentric tapas restaurant. We sat outside as it was a lovely warm evening as the sun was setting. We chose from their menu a large range of tapas dishes (we were very hungry). The tapas was very reasonable and tasted amazing!

It was then time for some late night shopping in some of the old town boutiques before heading back to our hotel!

I would certainly recommend visiting Formentera for a day if you're visiting Ibiza anytime soon as it is such a beautiful island to explore.

Have you visited Formentera?

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RayRae London is a brand new jewellery brand creating luxury dainty necklaces. I was lucky enough to be sent some lovely items from their first collection and I'd love to share my thoughts with you all, oh and also a cheeky discount code.


The online boutique offers some lovely designs for their first collection and I am going to share with you two of my favourites; Aria and Ella.


Ella is a stunning gold horn necklace; a simple design that can be worn on its own or with other dainty gold chains for a layered necklace look. I love the dotted detail on the chain as an added element which looks really cute. I was really impressed with the luxury quality of the necklace as well as the beautiful gift box it arrived in. The adjustable chain is a brilliant addition too.



Aria is a beautiful gold flat coin necklace with a hammered look which gives it a lovely texture. Due to it's longer length it looks lovely as a statement necklace or similarly it can be paired with shorter gold chains for a layered necklace look. I, again, was really impressed with the luxury quality of the necklace, and the beautiful pink and gold gift box looks beautiful in my bedroom. Aria also has a dotted chain design adding giving more of a dainty appearance and an adjustable chain which is amazing.


All orders from RayRae London include free UK delivery and free worldwide delivery on orders over £40. In addition, every order comes with 12 month guarantee so you are certainly purchasing from a respected luxury brand with wonderful customer service.

I think these necklaces make a beautiful gift for loved ones or an extra special treat for yourself. In these times of lockdown, what a wonderful gift to send to somebody!


RayRae London have been super lovely and have given me a special 20% discount code to give to you all! Just enter LILYROSE20 at the checkout for 20% off your order.


Overall RayRae London is a wonderful, new and exciting jewellery brand, and their first collection is certainly worth a look at if you're looking for gold, luxury, and minimalistic jewellery. I can't wait to see what beautiful designs they have in future collections!

Have you heard of RayRae London before?

*GIFTED

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London, United Kingdom

The New Pink & Gold Obsessed Dainty Jewellery Brand: Introducing RayRae London... | GIFTED

RayRae London is a brand new jewellery brand creating luxury dainty necklaces. I was lucky enough to be sent some lovely items from their first collection and I'd love to share my thoughts with you all, oh and also a cheeky discount code.


The online boutique offers some lovely designs for their first collection and I am going to share with you two of my favourites; Aria and Ella.


Ella is a stunning gold horn necklace; a simple design that can be worn on its own or with other dainty gold chains for a layered necklace look. I love the dotted detail on the chain as an added element which looks really cute. I was really impressed with the luxury quality of the necklace as well as the beautiful gift box it arrived in. The adjustable chain is a brilliant addition too.



Aria is a beautiful gold flat coin necklace with a hammered look which gives it a lovely texture. Due to it's longer length it looks lovely as a statement necklace or similarly it can be paired with shorter gold chains for a layered necklace look. I, again, was really impressed with the luxury quality of the necklace, and the beautiful pink and gold gift box looks beautiful in my bedroom. Aria also has a dotted chain design adding giving more of a dainty appearance and an adjustable chain which is amazing.


All orders from RayRae London include free UK delivery and free worldwide delivery on orders over £40. In addition, every order comes with 12 month guarantee so you are certainly purchasing from a respected luxury brand with wonderful customer service.

I think these necklaces make a beautiful gift for loved ones or an extra special treat for yourself. In these times of lockdown, what a wonderful gift to send to somebody!


RayRae London have been super lovely and have given me a special 20% discount code to give to you all! Just enter LILYROSE20 at the checkout for 20% off your order.


Overall RayRae London is a wonderful, new and exciting jewellery brand, and their first collection is certainly worth a look at if you're looking for gold, luxury, and minimalistic jewellery. I can't wait to see what beautiful designs they have in future collections!

Have you heard of RayRae London before?

*GIFTED

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