Bars and Pubs, Food

Coming Soon: The Pineapple Club

The Pineapple Club

A brand new venue is coming to Birmingham. The award-winning team who brought you The Vanguard are bringing you a new concept, in a location yet to be revealed in the city centre. The two-floor venue will offer a bar, restaurant, and retail space. Upstairs will be home to an 80 seat, art-deco bar and …

Days Out, Travel

Warner Brother’s Studio Tour, London

Warner Brothers Studio Tour -Hogwarts

One of our wedding presents was a trip to the Warner Brother’s Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter, which made this nerd very happy indeed. The studios are based at Leavesden in Watford and give a behind the scenes glimpse into how the Harry Potter movies were made. The tour takes about three hours …

Bars and Pubs, Cafes, Food

Chance & Counters, Digbeth

The Custard Factory has had more openings lately than my purse on payday, and there are some absolute gems tucked away there now after far too long being half empty. One of these new openings is board game cafe, Chance & Counters. You’ll find the cafe tucked away in the courtyard of The Custard Factory. …

Fine Dining, Food

Maribel, Brindley Place

Maribel Birmingham

Maribel in Brindley Place has had a little shake up since the departure of their original head chef. The new chef, Harvey Perttola is one of the youngest chefs running a kitchen in the city, and he’s added a more accessible lunch and early evening menu to Maribel. As well as the standard tasting menu, …

Fairs and Festivals, Food

Independent Birmingham Festival, Summer 2019

The Gold Bar - Urban Cheesecake

The Independent Birmingham Festival is like a foodie’s Christmas. Independent food brands, delicious things to eat, gorgeous drinks and a whole host of incredible local traders in the market hall. Six months ago, I’d have told you I didn’t really like beer, but thanks to a few awesome beer events, I’m learning I actually do …


The Bad Bride Diaries: Tips For Having Your Wedding Dress Designed

What happens when you have your wedding dress designed for you?

You may remember that I didn’t particularly enjoy my visit to a bridal shop in search of a wedding dress. I hadn’t expected to be fussy, but it turns out I really am. Instead of put myself through more frustration in the temples of tulle, I decided to look into having a wedding dress designed. …