I have a confession; men’s fashion can be really good! I was invited down to see the newly-opened and completely renovated Topman store in the Manchester Arndale as part of #TweetSeatMay. They have gone through a complete refurb and the store has more than doubled in size, creating the second largest Topman in the country.
Restyling and finding what is right for you is something I believe in with fashion, it looks like Topman have taken my advice; the store has been revitalised by being bigger, plenty of room for all their in-house & exclusive ranges as well as space to sit down, chat with your friends about the clothes & take in what are some great lines on show. The shop now resembles something more like a large department store, containing small concessions of exclusive ranges, styles and designers, it gives an upper-class feel. Continue reading
Not being one to use many beauty products (not really my thing) Mrs B is going to do a regular guest post for me on her new indulgence, the Glossybox! We’re very late with April’s box, having only picked it up right at the end of the month; but here goes!
April’s Glossybox was my first and so I eagerly awaited delivery to see if all the rave reviews were true. I am not a girl for lotions and potions galore and sensitive skin makes me reluctant to move away from my tried and tested brands for fear of a reaction and wasting my money, Glossybox intrigued me as it allows me to try new and luxury products without paying for the full size products.
So the beautifully designed Pearl Lowe box arrived and I carefully opened the tissue paper inside to see what April’s box had brought me. The product information that is provided in the form of a news letter explaining the choices for each box gives background on the products, tips for use and pricing for full size products , some even have discount codes. Continue reading
Mrs B and I have our favourites in Manchester, the ones where we will always return to when at a loose end, places to sit down and have a good drink, homes from home. Those who know us well will know that The Angel Pub is one right at the top of this list. We’ve only been going here for less than a year but it’s quickly worked it’s way into our hearts (and stomachs!) We’ve been for pub food, Valentine’s dinner and big group events, and they’ve all been fantastic.
Their new summer menu started a few weeks ago and they kindly invited me and Mrs B to try it last week. I’ll never pass up an excuse to visit and see what exciting ales Kevin as found and trying the food is always an added bonus. We visited on a Thursday night, sitting in the gorgeous restaurant above the bar, fire roaring at either end, fantastic cosy setting, always reminds us of being in a country pub in Devon or Cornwall, memories of British holidays for us. The only problem is we were alone. Nobody else ate here the whole time we were in. It baffled and saddened me. Continue reading
I’ve been whittling down the selection of restaurants in Manchester in preparation for a visit from my Uncle and his partner later in the summer. They, like us, are lovers of good food & wine and like to eat in quality venues. So, as they haven’t ever properly been to Manchester, we are looking to take the somewhere that little bit special & different.
When Manchester Confidential gave us the chance to visit the Albert Square Chop House we jumped at it, having heard and read good things already. Having already been to Sam’s Chop House a few years back, with the best corned-beef hash I’ve ever had, I was hopeful of something good! Seated in the comfiest of booth sofas, you just wanted to sink into them, our fantastic waiter for the evening, Carlos, suggested he would pick wines for us throughout the evening and match them to our individual dishes. A lovely touch, not offered enough in restaurants, so we happily accepted. Continue reading