Food

Brunch at Gusto, West Bridgford – review

Friday night drinks call for a Saturday morning refuel, right? My friend and I certainly think so. We love a post-night out breakfast trip, and we’ve worked our way through a few places in Nottingham city centre, but as I’ve just moved to West Bridgford this week, this was the perfect opportunity to try somewhere new.… Continue reading Brunch at Gusto, West Bridgford – review

Food

Vegan food in Nottingham (Veganuary part 2) – review

Contrary to popular belief, I didn’t just eat pizza throughout Veganuary (though could have done so quite easily). I tried out the vegan options in a few different eateries – which, as a statement, is quite impressive. No, not my ability to eat copious amounts and burn through my money, but the fact that it’s… Continue reading Vegan food in Nottingham (Veganuary part 2) – review

Beauty

robyn reviews… Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick & Lip Mattifier Set

Many months ago, I wrote a rather raving blog post about a Smashbox gift set that I thought was pretty great. Well, I’m about to do a repeat performance… For my birthday last week I received the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick & Lip Mattifier Set. It’s part of the Drawn in. Decked out. holiday collection, a collaboration… Continue reading robyn reviews… Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick & Lip Mattifier Set

Food

The Lion, Farnsfield – review

If you’ve ever watched the TV show Gilmore Girls, you’ll no doubt have wondered whether somewhere like the town of Stars Hollow could possibly exist outside the world of fiction. Nowhere is so picturesque, surely? Well it turns out somewhere is, and North Notts is home to it: Farnsfield, a small village that is best described as absolutely adorable.… Continue reading The Lion, Farnsfield – review

Food

Bonzai, Nottingham – review

Tucked away in Hockley, Bonzai could be easily missed. Unassuming from the outside, you enter to a beautifully vibrant and decorated interior. Offering authentic Japanese cuisine, the restaurant prides itself on the quality of its produce and the skill of its chefs. It’s small, so much so that the kitchen takes up a good part… Continue reading Bonzai, Nottingham – review

Food

Nada Budaya, Nottingham – review

Nada Budaya is a restaurant I’ve long heard praise of but had never visited myself. Well, I finally managed to change that last night. The brainchild of Maziah Omar, it offers authentic Malaysian cuisine inspired by her personal heritage, right in the Lace Market area of Nottingham. Perfect! Nestled rather unusually beneath a BrewDog branch, you… Continue reading Nada Budaya, Nottingham – review

Food

Brunch at Bill’s, Nottingham – review

If I was going to have to give myself one really basic resolution for 2017 (and I mean basic in the ‘pumpkin spice latte w/ soya milk’ sense) it would be to do brunch more often. I’ve come to believe that no one ever leaves brunch feeling worse for it. It’s versatile – you can… Continue reading Brunch at Bill’s, Nottingham – review

Food

Bar Iberico, Nottingham – review

Hockley has long held the title of the coolest area of Nottingham. The edgier, more out there sibling to the Lace Market, it thrives with culture and creativity. The food offerings around here much adhere to that vibe, but with it comes a risk. New and different establishments aren’t always a success, and one particular premises… Continue reading Bar Iberico, Nottingham – review

Film & TV

robyn reviews… Manchester by the Sea (2017)

Oscar season shines light on all kinds of filmmaking.  Erm, ok, it tends to shine light on a particular type of filmmaking. You might even say that some films are made specifically with the intent of attracting Academy Award attention. Kenneth Lonergan‘s Manchester by the Sea, however, is not one of them. It fits the bill, but… Continue reading robyn reviews… Manchester by the Sea (2017)