23 April 2017

North East | Bradley Gardens, Wylam

After 2 visits in a matter of weeks, I have found my new favourite lunch spot - Bradley Gardens, Wylam (10 minutes from Newcastle). 

My first visit at the beginning of April was with my boyfriend's mum as she had been wanting to go for a while so I said I will go as I hadn't heard of it before.

It was a beautiful Sunny weekend and we had reserved a table for 12.30, after a leisurely walk around the gardens we arrived at the cafe which was full and spilling out onto the tables outside.  

The cafe is situated within a glasshouse at the top of the walled gardens and is beautifully decorated.

There is a breakfast menu from 9am until 11.30am, but on both occasions I have visited on a Saturday afternoon and chosen from the lunch menu which is full of main meals, sandwiches and amazing desserts.

On my first visit, I was excited to see my favourite on the menu... Cheese SoufflĂ© (with spinach). I wasn't disappointed, it was so light and fluffy. It isn't something I would make at home, so it really felt like a treat. 

My boyfriend's mum ordered the Turkey Swiss sandwich which arrived with side salad and coleslaw. 

On my second visit I ordered the Egg and Cress sandwich and it was really tasty with a generous amount of filling. But when my friend Beverley's order arrived, I had food envy...she had ordered the Broccoli tart, she said it was super delicious.

I can't fault the food, everything is presented to such a high standard for the price (view the menu). I think Bradley Gardens need to show off who they have in their kitchen, there is clearly some talent behind the scenes. 

The dessert options are amazing, on my first visit we shared the Victoria Sponge which is filled with fresh cream and raspberry jam. 

On my second visit Beverley and I had a hard time choosing, we wanted cake but we couldn't resist some of the other desserts. I ended up choosing the soft brown sugar meringue with fruit and cream and B chose the chocolate mousse.

As well as eating amazing food and admiring cute flowers, there is also some lovely shops stocking some great brands including Neptune homewares, Katie Loxton plus some beautiful gifts from Emma Bridgewater and Sophie Allport.

Beverley and I have already made plans to go back to try the afternoon tea! I can't wait!

I am so pleased I have found this place, it's great to discover a hidden gem.

Location - Bradley Gardens, Sled Lane, Wylam, Tyne and Wear NE41 8JH
Website / Instagram @bradleygardens

Book a table - 01661 852 176 - cafe is open 9am - 4pm

Miss K xx

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17 April 2017

Beauty | Makeup Obsession - Design your own eye palette

A few weeks ago, I was shopping with Kayleigh when she suggested we made our own eye palettes at a stand available within Boots.  

It was a brand I hadn't heard of before called Makeup Obsession, which I discovered afterwards is the same company as Revolution cosmetics at Superdrug.

Kayleigh had seen the stand at The Bridges (Sunderland) previously so suggested we go and have a closer look. Firstly we were blown away by the vast choice of individual eyeshadows, blush and bronzers so you can design your own palette. There must have been 60+ colours to choose from. There were some that were very similar so you do end up picking colours you like and trying them on your hand to see if you liked the finish as there was very little information. I think this is the way they keep the prices low.

To get starter you choose the size you want to create -  medium £6 or large £8  then you choose the colours at £2 each to fill your palette. 

I opted for the Medium size in Gold which had the option to add 6 colours so the total cost to complete was £16.

We couldn't wait to build our new palettes so we took a Starbucks break to unpack and get creative. I decided play with the colour order before I took them out of the packaging. But even if you changed your mind, they just pop out so you can rearrange at any time.

Verses my Mac palette I like that it keeps the name of the colour on the reverse, as soon as you remove Mac shadows from the packaging you lose the name, which I find frustrating when I hit pan and I need to reorder.

After a little pit stop we finished our palettes! With only one matching colour, we both went for different shades, mine in gold (left) filled with warm tones and Kayleigh opted for a silver case with more cool colours.

I have been getting loads of compliments on my new eye makeup, my favourites are CRIMSON and BROOKLYN then blending with a bit of SOLSTICE.

The pigmentation and depth of colour of the eyeshadows are better than I ever expected for only £2 and is my first choice when putting my makeup on in the morning. When I have bought cheaper eyeshadows in the past they usually crumble or have alot of additional dust when using with a brush, but these are really impressive and I can't fault them.

E120 - RICH
E173 - DUBAI

You can order online via the Tam Beauty website, or see if you can track this down in your local Boots store. 

We had so much fun we had choosing our colours, and agreed we felt like we were in our early teens spending our pocket money on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Let me know if you have tried this brand or know of another that allows you to do the same thing at the same price point.

Miss K xx


31 March 2017

North East | Extra Time Cafe Bar, Durham

Last week I was invited to a new cafe bar in Belmont, Durham called Extra Time to sample their menu and take a look round the facilities. 

Extra Time is part of Soccarena which is situated near the popular Trampoline Park, Infinity Air. I always try to support local businesses such as Sweet Tooth so I was pleased to go along and meet Terry and Julie who take alot of pride in running the cafe.

The cafe is not somewhere I would think to go as I assumed it was for customers of Soccarena but what I discovered was a great space open for all and somewhere to have relaxing coffee breaks, yummy cheese toasties and big Friday breakfasts. 

As part of Soccarena (indoor football facility) the cafe stays open later with opening hours until 8pm Monday - Thursday, it is the perfect place for parents to meet and socialise while they wait for the kids who are playing and learning new skills. 

The cafe provides a good selection of food and snacks for businesses located near by on lunch breaks or meetings.

The team are happy to create bespoke catering packages for parties of 6 to 60 either if you plan to use their function rooms or to take away (call in to discuss your requirements). 

It is also possible to ring and make pre orders for take out and they even offer local delivery upon request for a minimum spend.

It was great to see that free Wifi is available throughout the cafe as well as numerous plug sockets so you can bring your laptop along for some quiet working time. 

I found out that they have a new menu launching soon featuring burgers and dirty fries (fries with flavoured toppings). 

Let me know if you head to Extra Time to try out that yummy carrot cake! 

I have been in a couple of times now over the last few weeks and I am really pleased I have discovered somewhere new to go on lunch breaks as I was missing my Starbucks fix now I am no longer based in the city centre. 

Location - Extra Time Cafe Bar, Belmont Industial Estate, Durham City, DH1 1GG

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18 February 2017

Fashion | Aurora London - The Gigi Bag

Today's post is a bag review of The Gigi from Aurora London, after featuring it a few times on my instagram I have been asked for more details, such as how much, whats the leather like etc. 

I discovered the brand Aurora via instagram by a blogger called 'the fashion lift'  she had the Willow clutch in a maroon colour which firstly caught my eye but then it was the fact it had gold initial monogramming, I had to take a look.. was it affordable, what other bags were available to have initials on? 

I decided the larger bag  of the two, Gigi was the one for me. Maroon was out of stock so I considered other colours, like the beautiful bright red

Buying a red bag is not something I would do often, as I am a sucker for black, but I have plenty of black bags and decided this would be a good addition to my wardrobe all year round.

I think the in past I have assumed that red is a festive colour, or something you will pull out for a valentines date but I think this juicy red colour has scope to rock in the summer months too.  

The bag is a cute size, with room for the essentials and a bit more.

The leather is very soft and I love the red tassel accessory on the side. 

But....this style might even seem a little familiar......and you would be right!

Bloggers are all buying one bag at the moment from Gucci called the soho disco bag in a ray of colours and on closer inspection, the shape of this bag plus the tassel makes it a great dupe (copy). 

Gucci is priced at £715 compared to the Aurora which is £85 plus £20 for optional monogramming. I think this bag is a great price and a good investment - even if you opt for it in classic black. It is a style that is useful for day or night and isn't going to go out of fashion.

I monitor the stock on Aurora, as bags sell out pretty fast if featured on their instagram. I hope they add more bag choices as there is currently only 2 sizes of bag available. 

Let me know what your favourite bag is right now in the comments or on my instagram - @misskeveryday

Love Miss K xx
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4 February 2017

Food | Manchester Smokehouse and Cellar

After a break from blogging, it's time to get back to work and start writing again..New Year means New Goals, number one on my list for 2017 is to finally I live a lifestyle I am happy with. 

One where I can make food choices without feeling guilty. Plus this will be a year where I find a sport I enjoy and can easily incorporate into my routine! 

Before it gets all healthy over here, here is some non diet food from the Manchester Smokehouse & Cellar!

My friend Natalie and I headed to Manchester in December and we were on a mission to shop and indulge in some yummy food. Natalie's husband made a suggestion of the Smokehouse. We hadn't heard of before so we thought why not! It was only a 2 minute walk from the shops so it was perfect. 

We didn't book in advance and it was pretty busy in there considering plus it was a Saturday but we were able to get seated straight away, no problems.

The menu was pretty huge and we would have loved to have had 3 courses each but that just wasn't going to happen. We decided to share a starter then have a main course each, with the hope of sharing a dessert. 

For starters we had these awesome nachos they wood fired with loads of toppings they were so good and went perfectly with a glass of prosecco. 

For mains we both decided to go for a burger, I opted for the Korean Fried Chicken with a side of sweet potato fries. Natalie went for the Big Mac Stack which was a burger with mac n cheese topping with a side of normal fries. 

After our delicious burgers, we had to call it a day. There was no room to sample the newly launched dessert menu. We were gutted. But just more reasons to go back. 

If you are looking for a great place for a weekend treat with the family, or even a date night for 2.. it's nearly Valentines!! I can really recommend heading to Manchester Smokehouse for some yummy food and copper interiors.

Love Miss K xx
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20 December 2016

TECH | HP Sprocket - smart phone printer

As a photo taking addict, I decided I wanted purchase a small printer just for snapshots I could pin up on my inspo board in my office or put them in a card for friends on special occasions. 

I have had an instax camera before, so I knew polaroid would do something so thats what I went to find. I then discovered the new HP sprocket which is much better than what I was looking for.

Bluetooth connection, pocket size and under £99.

Sprocket comes in 2 colours black or white

It was a no brainer for me to pick up the white version it matched my iPhone.

You can print straight from social media platforms (instagram, Facebook or flickr) via the app or straight from your camera roll. 

Edit the image with filters or doodle then when your ready press then print.

The only thing I would change about sprocket is that I wish the images were slightly bigger but they are big enough and are basically screen size 50 x 76mm. If I want bigger prints for frames I would need to order them online. 

Within a few seconds your print is in your hand, the back peels off if you wish and you can stick somewhere like a scrapbook. 

Loved my day out with my friend Caroline on Saturday, we went to Alnwick Gardens for winter walks. I am going to print a couple for my pin board. 

I think this is a perfect gift for christmas or even to treat yourself. 

I keep so many photos on my iPhone so its really nice to print a few and keep them handy. 

Love Miss K xx
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