Friday, 29 April 2016

Why bloggers make the BEST friends!

bloggers make the best friends

Everybody needs a blogger in their life. I’m starting to see more and more bloggers opening up to friends and family about their blogs, sharing their online lives. Maybe you’re a blogger, about to tell your nearest and dearest about your .com, or maybe a friend has just told you she has a thing called a ‘blog’ and you’re not entirely sure what it means, but you’re happy for her anyway. Well, I’m here to tell you 5 reasons why bloggers make the best friends.

They always want to try new places. From restaurants to bars, pop-up shops, salons, that mini golf that just opened up in town. A day out with your blogging bestie is sure to never be the same day twice. They know all about what’s new, what’s hot and they’re always on the look out for new content creating opportunities. Just remember, you might have to let them take a few pictures of your food before you dig in!

They always need a plus one. Shop openings, product launches, networking events, menu tasting, if you play your cards right you’ll be in for all expenses paid night out, as long as you offer to take a few dozen #OOTD pictures for their Instagram!

Shop their stash. PR samples piling up, multiples, products that are not just quite right for them but would be perfect for you, you can guarantee that most bloggers, beauty bloggers especially, will have a humongous pile of beauty goodies that just can’t put a dent in! That’s where you come in, from skincare to makeup, you can bet your blogging buddy has something in there that she’ll be more than happy to give to you to make more room in her stash for the next round of blogger mail. 

If you need a recommendation…they’ll have one. Looking for somewhere to take the other half for a romantic dinner? Need to impress the in-laws over Sunday brunch? Problem skin? Not sure which shade of red lipstick you could pull off? Your blogger will know - and if she doesn’t, she will have another 5 fellow bloggers on her Whats App that can give you an answer in seconds. 

YOU inspire them. Those conversations you had at 3am about the wonders of life could easily turn into a 3-post series, or your questions about the latest Make Up Geek collections could spark a top 5 countdown, answering all your questions and more.

And if you’re both bloggers?

So many selfies. Your blogging buddy knows the importance of a good selfie and she will be happy to help you out, with lighting, posing, angles, even taking it for you or holding out the selfie stick because her arms are just that little bit longer than yours. 

Creative collabs. Need a catchy title for your latest post? Need to bounce around some ideas for your next monthly favourites round-up? Your blogging buddies have got you covered. Struggling for some inspiration when the blank page strikes? They’ll give you some ideas to get those creative juices flowing again. They might even give you a spot to post on their blog, and vice versa!

You’ll never miss another slice of blogging gossip. If you’re too busy to get on social media to see what the latest storm is going down, you know your blogging bestie will have a play by play ready and waiting for you so you don’t have to scroll through endless tweets!

Endless opportunity. If you get offered a post op that might not be quite right for your blog, or maybe there’s just no space in your posting schedule for it right now, why not pass on your friends contact details? It’s all about sharing the love in the blogosphere (contrary to popular belief!).

It’s a win-win situation if your bestie is a blogger, who knows, you might get into it too and you can both reap the benefits of being bloggers together!

Do any of your friends know you blog? Do they blog too?

Until next time, 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Origins GinZing Revitalizing Mineral Foundation

origins revitalizing mineral make up for oily skin

When it comes to make-up, I’m a creature of habit. I’m all about keeping it minimal. Call it a confidence meets comfort zone, meets not having all da skillz thing. One of those comfort zones I’ve been in for a long time is the mineral foundation zone. Having oily skin, liquid foundations slip and slide all over my face, need constant blotting and requires too much upkeep for my lazy liking. So, let’s say hello to Origins GinZing revitalising mineral make-up

I’ve been stuck like glue to my trusty Bare Minerals matte foundation for years but with my ever growing Origins obsession, it was only a matter of time before I tiptoed into their make-up line to see what that was all about. I figured foundation was a good place to start, change is a good thing every once in a while. After a chat with the lovely assistant, she matched me to shade 02 light/medium which is a fair bit lighter than my usual ‘fairly light’ Bare Minerals. 

Let’s start with the packaging, specifically the sifter. A layered mesh opening on the base unit that makes for an interesting application. I wasn’t sure just swirling my brush over the sifter would get much product out at all but I was really surprised. It takes a little longer to get the coverage I want, but because I’m taking less product on my brush I’m getting a much more even application. I thought this might get a little harder as I used more and more product but shaking the pot seems to catch exactly what I need in the sifter. 

origins revitalizing mineral make up for oily skin

Coverage wise, it’s a very very light coverage, enough to minimise pores and give an overall much more even appearance. It’s enriched with caffeine that brightens the skin, as well as micro iridescent pigments that catch the light and give you a perky look who got 8 hours sleep last night look - as long as you can conceal those bags with something a little more heavy duty first! It’s so light I could wear this with a slick of mascara and gloss and nothing else if I just want a tiny skin-pick-me-up. 

For such a fine powder, it has some half decent staying powder and requires very little touch up on a normal day, say a day at work. But on warmer days, or when my skin is particularly oily, it needs some help. Being so fine and light, it’s not an evening out foundation but perfect for day to day wear, especially if you're going for the no-make-up-make-up look. 

As with most mineral foundations, it does contain bismuth, which is a naturally occurring ingredient, that a surprising amount of people seem to be allergic to. I used to be quite allergic to bismuth, but with the GinZing foundation, I don’t seem to have the same reaction I used to. Usually very tight, itchy, dry patches a few hours after application. I’m wondering if maybe there is much less bismuth in the GinZing foundation than other mineral foundations? 

As for re-purchasing, I would. It makes for a great day to day lightweight mineral foundation that does exactly what I need it to do. It’s not ideal for heavy, long wearing, coverage, but some days, you just don’t need that!

Have you ever tried mineral foundation?

Until next time,

Monday, 25 April 2016

5 - things you need to turn your bathroom into a home spa!

how to turn your bathroom into a spa

If we could all take a trip to the Spa every Sunday, well, I reckon we’d all have a much happier Monday after a little TLC. Unfortunately, I haven’t made my millions yet and can’t go giving up the day job to support a full-time me-time lifestyle (ah, maybe one day!). But, it is entirely possible and financially feasible to bring the spa directly to you! With a few handy bathroom gizmos and gadgets, you can turn the tiniest of tubs into a glamorous, tranquil, at home spa.

Bath Pillow £8
Starting out with the simplest of things - a bath pillow. I’ve tried rolling up a towel to support my head but 9 times out of 10, it ends up in the water or gives me a real pain in the neck. I want to lay back and relax, so popping this waffle cushioned bath pillow behind my head will help me do just that. I prefer the cotton covered ones to the PVC style, so much more comfortable and it won’t stick to you, just the tub!

Bath Caddy £14.99
Ok, you might not be able to convince your other half, the kids or even the dog to bring you a cheeky vino and a bar of Galaxy whilst you soak, but you could have it all to hand with a fancy pants bath caddy. Wine holder, candle holder, book holder and three storage sections for all your lotions and potions. Independent bathing at its finest!

Medisana Spa Bath Mat £79.90
The Medisana is slightly more on the splurgy side of things, but considering how much it would cost to have an actual spa-like whirlpool bath installed, the Mediasana is a fraction of the cost! Quick and easy to install, it sucks water from the bath and pushes it back through the jets, with three different massage levels depending on how relaxed you want to feel. You’re literally turning your bath into a jacuzzi - ah, bliss!

Waterproof Notebook £11.99
I have had some of my best ideas in the bath. Think about it, you’re laying there, breathing deeply, your mind is clear, and ping a lightbulb goes off and you have the best idea for a blog post or a trip out, but you have nowhere to put that idea until you get out of the tub and get dried off. If you’re anything like me, by the time you're able to put pen to paper, the idea has gone, vanished into the abyss of other forgotten tub-time ideas. The waterproof notebook saves the day, with over 80 waterproof pages, you’ll never loose another idea again! And wouldn’t it live perfectly in your bath caddy?

Bath Gem £7.99
Candlelight is great and all that, but it has nothing on the Bath Gem. This little gadget turns your bath water into a serene light show, floating around and projecting changing light colours around the bath. Does life really get any better than this?

Would you turn your bathtub into an at-home spa?

Until next time,

Monday, 18 April 2016

Homemade Chicken and Sweet Potato Soup

easy chicken and sweet potato soup

Before this post, I had never made homemade soup of any kind! The only reason I even tried making my own soup was because I had chicken stock left over from making a carbonara a few days ago. Not wanting it to go to waste and always looking to try something new, I took to the kitchen and came up with this really tasty chicken and sweet potato soup as you do on a random Sunday afternoon. 

quick and easy chicken and sweet potato soup

Quick and easy chicken and sweet potato soup (3-4 servings)

You will need;

  • 2 pints chicken stock
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 leek
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1/2 sweet potato
  • basil
  • oregano
  • paprika

If you don’t have the stock to hand, just boil up 2 pints of water, adding 2 chicken stock cubes/jelly. 

Making homemade chicken and sweet potato soup

quick and easy chicken and sweet potato soup

Roughly chop the carrot, celery and sweet potato into 1cm cubes. Quarter the leek. Bring your stock to the boil, adding a pinch of salt and black pepper. Add all your chopped ingredients. Add 1tsp basil, oregano and paprika, stir and bring to the boil. Pop a lid on the pan and gently simmer until everything is nice and tender. Take the pan off the heat, blend and serve. If you have any leftover soup, it can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for around 6 months. 

What’s your favourite way to use up leftovers?

Until next time, 

Friday, 15 April 2016

The Disney Princess Tag

the disney princess tag

So I came across this really cute Disney Princess tag over on the Beautiful Blue Bird and couldn’t help but give it a try! It feels like I haven’t done a tag in a while, so pop the kettle on, grab a couple of biscuits and let’s get down to business! (see what I did there? Comment if you do!)

1. Which princess do you adore the most?
Mulan was easily one of my favourite Princess’ growing up. She was fierce, loyal, protective of her family and she could kick ass - plus the soundtrack to that film was amazing so I watched it a lot!

2. Which princess do you like the least?
Don’t hate on me because she’s a classic but probably Snow White. I don’t really know why I think the film scared me as a kid so I never watched as much as the others. 

3. Which princess do you relate to the most?
I think I’m somewhere between Belle, Rapunzel and Tiana! Books, adventure and food. Pretty much sums me up - though I wonder, which one would drink gin?

4. Which sidekick do you wish you had?
Pascal! He’s cute and cheeky and could fit in my pocket!

5. Which best friend would you like to hang out with?
Mushu. I reckon he would be a right laugh and get into all kinds of trouble. 

6. Which prince would you fall in love with?
Flynn Rider or Kristoff Bjorgman. 

7. Which parents would raise you?
Do any parents in Disney movies stay together or not die? Right now, the only ones I can think of are Tarzan and Jane, but growing up in the jungle would be interesting!

8. Which castle would you live in?
Beasts, for the library! I’d never leave that room except to dine on the grey stuff.

9. Which town would you live in?
New Orleans for the music and the food!

10. Which dress do you wish that you owned?
Cinderella with the glass slippers - though I might try for some glass converse!

11. Which voice do you wish you had?
Elsa. Who wouldn’t want to have a voice like that? I’d never stop singing power ballads!

12. Which two princesses would be friends?
Arial and Rapunzel!

13. Which two princesses do you think would hate each other?
Merida and Snow White.

14. Which two sidekicks would make a good duo?
Mushu and Olaf.

15. Which two princes would be best buds?
Flynn Rider and Aladdin.

16. What scene makes you cry most?
The lantern scene in Tangled or the reflections montage in Mulan.

17. Which scene makes you cheer with happiness?
When Merida is reunited with her brothers!

18. What scene makes you cringe most?
Anything that involves, ‘hey, I’ve know you for five minutes, let’s get married and live happily ever after’.

19. Which story do you wish was your life?
Nah, I think my life should be turned into the story :D

20. Which movie do you love most?
Mulan, Tangled, Brave, Beauty and The Beast, they’re all my favourite - I suppose if I could only take one to a dessert island it would probably be Tangled.

Which Disney Princess would you be?

Until next time,

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Oasis Spring Sale Picks

oasis spring sale

Having spent nearly all my breaks today killing the battery on my phone by scrolling not so aimlessly for once, I haven't been table to take my eyes off the current Oasis spring sale. Confession time, I haven't bought myself new daytime clothes in I don't know how long - I'm not counting the novelty jumpers at Christmas! My wardrobe is starting to bore me, I feel like I'm just cycling through the same old pieces day in, day out. With most of the sale items coming in at under £30, some dresses even less than £15, there's something for every budget.

The 60s A-Line Shift is so bright, it just screams summer, though could easily carry through to autumn winter with a long sleeved top underneath and some chunky knit tights. I love the slight military feel and it reminds me of Cheryl Coles crazy stupid love military jacket (bet that song is stuck in your head now! You're welcome!)

The Striped Fit n Flare is the perfect go-to for any and all events this summer. From a night with the girls to an all day wedding, this dress does all the talking so you don't need to go all out on shoes and accessories. 

Now, this might just be my favourite pick, the Edie Floral Placement Shift was the first dress I saw on the sale page, and the first to go straight into my basket. There was no way I was not buying this dress. it screams me, from the floral to the cut and the too adorable collar. I can see me getting a lot of wear out of this one for a long time. I'm already picturing tights, ankle boots and my leather jacket. 
oasis spring sale

This Pleated Dress would be my equivalent of a LBD. Cute, comfy, stylish and can be accessorised in about a million different ways, keeping it different everytime you wear it. I always think you should have one 'if I can't find anything new I can wear this' dress in your wardrobe when a last minute night out pops up. 

Not going to lie here, I picked out the Empire Print Top because it looks almost like a Disney castle with fireworks going off behind it. Do I need any other reason?

I've been banging on about creating a capsule wardrobe for I don't know how long, and let's face it, you and me both know it's not going to happen but I am all for some capsule pieces that I can mix and match all year round. You can never have too many cardigans in too many colours and right now, I don't have a grey so the Dakota Drape Cardi...justified purchase. 

Is it navy? Is it beige? It's whichever you want it to be. Versatile, cute, big enough to chuck everything in for a day out in the summer. Need I say more? The Reversible Hobo will go with everything, and I have a feeling it would make a pretty good carry-on bag too. 

I don't know about you, but I take a huge bag to work, and when last minute, let's all hit the beer garden after work suggestions start flying around, I dread having to lug my backpack along. The Poppy Zip Around X Body would live quite happily in my locker and ideal for these last minute outings. 
oasis spring sale

It's a Princess Coat. Princess. Didn't quite catch that, ok, I'll say it one more time...Princess. That's pretty much the only reason why I want it. I'd feel like a slightly more awake Aurora in this little beauty. 

All the accessorising has been done for me with this one. Cute, simple, great with skinnies and flats, I'm instantly put together without even having to try. This Embellished Stripe Necklace just ticks all the boxes. 

Did you spot anything you couldn't leave the site without?

Until next time,

Monday, 11 April 2016

*The Derby Lodge - Merseyside

the derby lodge liverpool

When it comes to family, one of the things we love to do most when we get together is to go for a meal. Since moving out, I don’t get to spend as much time with the family as I used to, and with everyone having work and their own lives to get one with, it’s nice to just sit down together and catch up. When the Derby Lodge, Merseyside, invited me down to check out their new Spring menu, I gathered up the clan and took them along for a food fuelled family feast (say that three times fast!).

the derby lodge liverpool

The Derby Lodge, Huyton, is located just off the M62, overlooking Bowring Park Golf course with a Premier Inn attached too. It’s a fantastic, higher end feeling pub run by Table Table that offers you traditional pub fare amongst some slightly more adventurous options, ideal for catch ups, get together and celebrations. It’s been a whopping 13 years since I last stepped inside The Derby Lodge and it still has that warm and welcoming atmosphere I remember. 

We headed down on a Saturday afternoon, with a table pre-booked for 4pm. We got a table in the conservatory which is filled with light and has some cracking views onto the golf course and beer garden out back (you know I’ve already got my eye on one of those picnic tables for the Summer!).

To start, we grabbed some starters to share. I’m all about sharing starters as most platters usually have one or two things on that I’m not a huge fan of, so picking a few odd ones is like a create-your-own or, as my brother would say, Sarah being a greedy cow. He loves me really…I think

the derby lodge liverpool

The Garlic and herb breaded mushrooms were placed in front of me and after one, I was reluctant to pass the plate around. They were so good, so hot and not soggy! Whenever I make them at home I always end up with a really soggy side. These were scrumptious. The chicken goujons were pretty plain and simple but did come with a Piri Piri sauce on the side that was really hot (for me anyway) and made something simple into something much more exciting. Finally, the BBQ chicken wings, there were 6 on the plate and they were all really meaty and covered in sticky bbq sauce, the cutlery had to be put down and it was all fingers and faces. 

the derby lodge liverpool

Next up, mains. I went for the chicken kiev; chicken stuffed with garlic, tarragon and herb butter, all wrapped up in crispy breadcrumbs, served with greens and buttered parsley potatoes. It was delicious, really fresh and hot and very garlicky, just how I like it! Dad fancied the chicken forestiere; chicken breast topped with sautéed mushrooms, Diane sauce, crispy fried onions and bacon on a bed of mash.  His portion size was huge and he didn’t leave a scrap or crumb behind, so I’m going to go out on a limb and say he really enjoyed it. The brother went for the double stack steak burger; two 4oz steak burgers layered with melted cheddar cheese and smoked streaky bacon, served with fries. I always say you can really judge a place on how it does the simple things, like burgers, and his looked great, with the juices dripping and the cheese melting, I was lucky to even grab a picture before he demolished it. Last but not least, the fussy, or as she prefers to say, limited eater, my Mum, went for a chicken breast burger, usually, a spicy breaded chicken fillet topped with Piri Piri sauce, we had a chat with the waitress and was able to order her a very plain and simple, no spice required, breaded chicken breast burger with salad and fries. It came out exactly as requested and didn’t take any longer either - remember when you would order a plain hamburger in McDonalds and it would take forever to come out? Thankfully not the case here!

the derby lodge liverpool

As full as we all might have been feeling, there is always room for dessert and I’d eyed them up before I’d even chosen my main! I’ve been addicted to crumbles lately so I instantly went for the apple and blueberry crumble with custard. It was scrumptious! The apples and the berries had all mixed together giving the crumble this really psychedelic pink colour when mixed with the custard and as desserts go, mine was easily the biggest out of everything we ordered and would have been ideal for sharing (not that I ever would!). The chocolate and caramel tart came with a serving of coffee ice cream which my brother really enjoyed. Dad opted for the tiramisu which was a generous size and came with a serving of cream and he gave it two thumbs up. Mum treated herself to an epic rocky road sundae that was bigger than her head! She cleaned the glass!

From start to finish, everything was piping hot, fresh and seriously delicious, so much so we’ve already planned to pop back for an upcoming birthday. Our waitress, Julie, deserves a huge shout-out, she looked after us so well, gave us some great recommendations and had a laugh with us too. We wiled away a rainy afternoon with good company and great food, do weekends get much better than that?

How do you catch up with your loved ones?

Until next time,

Table Table kindly provided a part payment for our meal in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are 110% my own :) For more information, see my disclaimer here.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Treatwell - Voodou - Liverpool

Treatwell, formally known as Wahanda (won’t lie, wasn’t a huge fan of that name) has relaunched, rebranded, restyled and it ready and waiting to give instant access to spa and beauty appointments across the UK and Europe right from your phone. Think about it, you’ve had the worst week in work, you’re on the bus home on a Friday night feeling like crap, looking a little worse for wear and in desperate need of some TLC - you whip out your phone, pop in your postcode and before you know it, you’ve got an appointment for a hot stone massage the next day before you’ve even got off the bus. 

Treatwell has been taking over salons up and down the UK of late as part of their big re-launch and this past week, the took over Voodou, Liverpool. I was lucky enough to be invited down for an evening of pampering, prosecco, and catching up with all my local blogging ladies - who could pass up that offer on a Tuesday night? I met up with HannahLeanne, and Beth for some fun times and fizz.

Voodou is just one of those places in Liverpool that everyone knows. It’s been around for over 30 years now, training some of Liverpool's finest hairdressers and barbers. From hairdressing to hair removal, beauty and of course, brows (it is Liverpool after all), it’s no wonder they’re taking full advantage of Treatwells services to reach out to new and existing clients. 

As part of the pampering evening, we had the option of three treatments; manicure, hair styling or a neck and head massages. I didn’t need asking twice and instantly went for the massage. The very talented hands from Aurora worked on my knots and niggles for a good 10 minutes and even though I was in a salon jam packed, I felt myself drifting off to that special place only a massage can take you. I got talking to the owner who said Treatwell has made a huge difference to their salon, allowing people to book last minute treatments on the fly and has brought in a whole horde of new clients, simply because they found them scrolling through their phone on their lunch break. 

We spend more time than I’d care to admit on out phone, everything is instant, everything is done with a few clicks and bam, you’re pictures are uploaded to the world or your Amazon order is already on its way, so it makes sense for beauty appointments to be just as accessible and easy to book. Just scrolling through the app I’ve found a bunch of salons nearby that I never even knew existed. I have instant access to treatments, prices and reviews from other users. I love how you can buy gift cards too, letting the recipient choose where and how they spend it, instead of tying them to just one particular service or salon. 

Throughout the evening, Liz Hambleton, former beauty editor of Grazia, and Armand Beasley, make-up guru to the stars, where on hand downstairs in the Hippy Hangout hair extensions lounge talking all things beauty. It was a fantastic, informal set up where we got to ask all our questions, from holy grail products to high street wonders and high-end must-haves. Both had some fantastic advice when it came to looking after your skin from the outside in (it’s all about the zinc and b12!) and we’re an absolute joy to listen to. 

As soon as I got home I downloaded the app, found a spa that is practically next door to my house and have decided to go ahead and treat myself well with a cheeky little spa day - because why the hell not? I deserve a little pampering and TLC. If you go on over to the website right now…go on…I’ll wait…


Done? Yay! As a reward, here's a Treatwell discount code for a whopping £10 off your first booking!

Enter APPL at the checkout! 
(valid until July 2016)

What will your first appointment be?

Until next time

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Côte Bistro - Liverpool - Lunch Menu

Côte Bistro  Liverpool  Lunch Menu review

Côte is fast becoming one of the Mr and I’s favourite places. We’ve had breakfast at Côte Bistro a couple of times now and when we decided to go out for lunch we found our feet taking us in an all too familiar direction. Côte do an amazing lunch deal, 2 courses for £10.95, or 3 courses for £12.95. I love a good lunch deal, you usually get so much more bang for your buck. Knowing how great breakfast was, I was eager to see how well lunch went down.

The Lunch deal is on Mon - Fri 12 till 7pm (that’s a long lunch), we arrived about 12.30pm to an almost empty restaurant but by 1pm it was almost full (this was a Tue afternoon). Good timing or am I actually on the Truman Show?

Côte Bistro  Liverpool  Lunch Menu review

We knew we were going to go the whole hog and get three courses, so for starters, I went for the chicken liver parfait; served with chargrilled baguette and cornichons. The Parfait was delicious, came in the cutest little wax topped mason jar and you got so much parfait I could have easily done with more bread - and I’m no thin spreader let me tell you! Mr went for the frisee aux lardons; light bacon salad with a warm poached egg on top. He said it was really nice, and the poached egg looked perfect. 

Côte Bistro  Liverpool  Lunch Menu review

Onto the mains. I immediately chose the pork belly with celeriac puree, salad and a veal and thyme jus. Oh. OH. The pan roasted pork belly was amazing, with the thinnest layer of perfect crackling right across the top. The piece of pork was huge too, way more than I was expecting for lunch and the meat just fell apart it was cooked so well. Mr chose the haddock parmentier with creamy leek sauce, peas and dill topped with potato and gruyere cheese. It looked and smelt amazing and was so hot he had to wait a good five minutes before he could take a bite! The potato and gruyere cheese topping was so creamy and delicious.

Côte Bistro  Liverpool  Lunch Menu review

I couldn’t not have dessert and before I’d even ordered my starter I knew what I wanted. The crumble aux pommes had my name all over it. Hot apple compote with a Normandy butter crumble topped with vanilla ice cream. It came piping hot in the cutest mini casserole dish which was much deeper than I realised. There was so much apple crumble here, and every bite was perfection. the apples were so soft and full of flavour with a rich cinnamon taste too. I could have easily eaten another it was that good. Mr went for the frozen iced berries which I thought was going to be a bit boring, but, it came with a hot white chocolate sauce that when mixed with the iced berries gave them a whole new look and taste. The chocolate and the berry juices created this psychedelic looking sauce that was delicious and the berries tasted fresh and tangy. 

Considering how busy it got during our meal not once did we struggle to get a servers attention, were constantly checked on and asked if we needed any more drinks and there was nice, but not too long break in between each course. Everything tasted fresh and every plate was sent back clean and clear! 

Guess I’ll have to go back to sample the evening menu now!

Do you have a Côte Bistro near you?

Until next time,