Monday 28 January 2019


Earlier this year I had the pleasure of trying out a boozy afternoon tea at Curious Manor in Nottingham, thanks to the lovely team at Gemini. This was a part of a very fun day out which included a mini flashmob style fashion show (which was bloody amazing).

I've been wanting to go to Curious Manor for a while but the price has put me off (it was around £20 pp), so you can imagine how excited I was to finally try it out with some fellow blogging gals. 
We started off with a glass of prosecco each (I don't drink alcohol so I passed mine on) and then we were asked for any dietary requirements. At the time I did not have any special requirements so I was given the standard afternoon tea to share with another blogger. 

My platter included: cream cheese and salmon or cucumber sandwiches, and egg mayo sandwiches. There were also a couple of different savoury pastries but I'm not the biggest fan of pastry so I didn't give it a try. Obviously, there were scones (do you say sconnes or scohnes?) which were very yummy, alongside macaroons, red velvet cake, pain au chocolate and a coffee & walnut cake. I believe that all platters had different sandwiches and cakes because we all had different dietary requirements, but there was something there for everyone including vegans, celiacs and lactose-intolerant people.

Of course me being me, I had about 5 cups of tea with my food hehe. I find that tea outside of home always tastes better, would you agree? Now I really want to get myself a cute set of teacups and saucers to serve when I have some friends around. I’d love to host my own little afternoon tea party! I’d feel like such an adult 😂

The décor inside was absolutely beautiful. It was so different from anything I have seen before and gave me proper inspo for when I have my own house!

*I have since found out that sadly, Curious Manor does not offer afternoon tea anymore. This post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own, however, I was treated to the afternoon free of charge by Gemini PR & Marketing.

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Thursday 26 May 2016

Review || Turtle Bay Carribean Restaurant

Morning, Lovelies!

I love food. It is my passion. Good food is something that I cannot resist and after hearing so many positive comments about Turtle Bay in Nottingham, I just had to finally pay them a visit!

I have previously been to Turtle Bay, but only for drinks rather than food on a number of occasions. Their cocktails are to DIE for! Kieran and I were lucky enough to make it just on time for Happy Hour which meant that we got our drinks 2 for 1.

We shared our started as neither of us can ever finish a starter to ourselves with a main! We went for the vegetable stuffed rotis which were delicious. They were quite spicy, but that's what made them so incredible and yummy!

For the main, I chose the seafood curry as I wanted something light. It was nice, however the massive prawn creeped me out a bit and slightly put me off my meal.

Kieran went for the chicken (surprise, surprise). He really enjoyed it, however he did complain about the size of the meal as it was rather small and he had asked for fries but received sweet potato fries which he doesn't usually like, but actually scoffed them in under 5 minutes! I tried one and I really liked them so I don't blame him at all!

Overall, the food was good but not amazing. But what can you expect for the price? It was quite cheap. The service on the other hand was great. The waiter kept coming back to our table asking if there was anything else we needed and if the food was alright. So, thank you Turtle Bay Nottingham for providing us with lovely service!

Have you been to Turtle Bay? What did you think of their food and service?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Sunday 11 October 2015

Recent Meals Out

Hey guys!

Due to being a super busy student I haven't had much time to eat proper meals at home so as a result I've been eating out quite often. My favourite place was propably Fat Cat in Nottingham City Centre.

I went out to Fat Cat twice in one week, the first time with my girl friends Evie and Ama
rah, and the second time with the boyfriend. The first night we ordered a round of never ending cocktails/mocktails and a platter of nachos with jalapeños, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. They were so delicious that the second time I went with Kieran we ordered some too!

Me and my lovely went for a pizza to share and nachos to start off with. Of course the food was delicious as always, and I am planning on returning there very soon!

Next up is one of my all time favourite restaurants - Zizi's. I love the food there, it is so rich and full of flavour and the staff always seem very friendly. I went there twice, once with my good friend Safina, and the second time with Kieran (we appreciate good grub). Me and Safina ordered a garlic bread platter which was to die for. The sweetness of the caramelised onions contrasted very well with the bitterness of the flat bread and garlic.
For our mains we chose a pizza each (obviously). It was crispy, full of toppings and it melted in our mouths with each bite.
What other way to end our lunch date than to celebrate with a bottle of wine? 
When me and my other half went to Zizi's in the evening for a lovely meal I chose a chicken, parma ham and spinach calzone which was out of this world. It was so yummy that I will definitely recommend it to any pizza lover.
Kieran went for a bacon wrapped chicken kiev with roasted baby potatoes which according to him was also very delicious!!
Another one of my favourite restaurants is Bella Italia and that's where I usually end up with, with my best friend Jess. The started was very small. It was a selection of mushrooms covered in garlic with sour dough bread. There wasn't a lot of it however it was rather tasty.
On the other hand, the calzone I went for wasn't the best. It was soggy and didn't have a lot of filling on the inside, bearing in mind there was a piece of chicken stuck on the outside of the crust and some tomato puree poured on top of it which made it taste odd and even more soggy than without it.. I wasn't impressed with the food this time and am hoping for a big improvement on my next visit.
My most recent visit was to Chutney which is an Indian restaurant/takeaway. I chose the Tajj Mahal which was a mixture of beef, lamb and chicken with spicy potatoes. It was lovely, however I could not handle the spice for too long!
And here's a cute picture of me and Kieran promoting Chutney's charity event to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust in the name of Brian and Musa.

Have you guys been out anywhere nice recently? Any restaurant recommendations?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Saturday 20 September 2014

Pre-University Celebrations

Good Evening Fashionistas!
I wanted to share with you one of the most special night out I've had recently. It was for one of my best friend Robyn's 18th birthday meal and we had such a blast! Our friendship group is so perfect, I wouldn't change it for the world. As we have all decided to do something different with our lives this year, we won't be able to see each other as often as we used to which makes me very sad as I just cannot live without those girlies! They are the butter to my toast and the milk to my tea with a hint of brandy ;) For our last night out together we went to celebrate Robyn's birthday at the Fat Cat Restaurant which gives 50% off on food and 20% off on drinks with an NUS card! How amazing is that?! The food was amazing. We all ordered a round of cocktails, and mocktails is some cases! Overall we had virgin strawberry daquiris, pina coladas, and screaming orgasms. They were all so delicious!! You cannot go wrong with a 2 4 1 offer! I ordered garlic green beans as my side and a avocado chicken couscous salad as the main. OH MY GOD were they delicious or what?! It was the nicest meal I've had in ages, it was so girly and cute I loved it!!! For dessert I ordered the apple crumble which came in a milkshake glass with ice cream!! Oh sweet Jesus, it was the best apple crumble I've had in my entire life! It was just so perfect, I can't even describe it. I reckon that's what rainbows taste like!!! Anyway, I've attached some photos from my night out in this post, hope you guys enjoyed reading about my fantastic night out!!
Cute little outfit, very appropriate for raving at Rock City!!
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 19 May 2014

Review || TGI Fridays Restaurant

Hi guys,
Just a quick post today as I have been very busy revising for my exams. I don't want to disappoint any of you so I thought I'd do a quick restaurant review. Back in April, I went to quite a few birthday meals as my close friends were turning 18, and one of the restaurants I went to was TGI Fridays.
I really liked the décor as it was very 90's Las Vegas kind of style, which made me feel a bit like a rock star ;) The staff were very friendly and offered us a selection of menus and deals to choose from.
I chose grilled chicken skewers for the starter, I forgot to take a picture of it :( but, I chose the Club Chicken Sandwich for the main which was delicious as you can see above. I think I added a bit too much salt and pepper to my chips, but hey ho! The meal was very filling and tasty. I will definitely return there again, maybe even sooner than I think. :)
Here's a picture of the gorgeous birthday girl. She looked stunning in her white sheer top and high waisted leggings. She wore smaller heels than me, yet she was still about a foot taller! Oh the joys of being a hobbit!
Lots of love,
Maya xo
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