The sleepy vegetarian

Providing you with in-depth reviews on the hottest hotels, restaurants and experiences in Nottinghamshire & further afield!

by fiona duncan

The Rolls Royce of Office Chairs; The Humanscale Freedom

04.10.2017

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Bottomless brunch at st james hotel

24.10.2019

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The Royal Treatment at Nottingham's Beauty Temple

Nottingham's most forward thinking beauty salon is so much more than a salon, offering such an interesting variety of treatments and experiences to relax, revive, stimulate and pamper all the senses a...

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The Decleor Way with Penelope Page Beauty

Penelope Page is based on Queens Road, Beeston, in her ‘home salon’ and when I was invited to sample the new Decleor Oressence Energy treatment…well how could I say no? With over 12 years exp...

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Sheer Delight at Colwick Hall

Recently I was invited to stay at the well known ancestral home of romantic poet Lord Bryon- Colwick Hall. The country house mansion lies in over 60 acres of charming woodland, rolling countryside ...

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The Moorings, Newark

The Moorings in Newark has recently been taken over by new management and as such has received an overhaul with both the menu and service, which is impressive by anyone's standards... Tucked away d...

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Revolucion De Cuba Derby

What a fantastic Latino experience, at this extremely well run and cleverly branded restaurant based in the centre of Derby. It was my first time dining- and drinking at Revolucion De Cuba- A rum b...

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Harts Restaurant

When invited to dine at Harts and sample the new menu, you say yes! Harts is one of Nottinghamshire's finest and most popular independent restaurants, with a reputation for great food and great ser...

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Ark Age Aware Skincare

A skincare range I have never previously come across is Ark Age Aware Skincare and I recently had the pleasure of being introduced to its range of luxury products by skin care specialist Michele Hill....

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Eden Hall

Eden Hall Day Spa recently held an inspirational evening in aid of Breast Cancer Care, which welcomed over 100 guests to enjoy champagne, canapés and to gather together to raise money for a good caus...

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Calm Water Floatation

Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate, are the three words that enticed me with no resistance to visit this unique and 'must try' experience... Calm Water Floatation based in the Lady Bay area of West Bridgford,...

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Arbonne Makeup

Lucy Tregear, an Arbonne representative and new member of RSViP recently offered  me a makeover using their fantastic make up range, so off I went to one of their stockists -The Park Clinic, Nottingh...

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Bar Esquina, Alea Nottingham

Exciting new late- night Bar Esquina, based within Alea Casino in the heart of Nottingham is now open and we had the pleasure of visiting recently with friends to experience what they had to offer... ...

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Be At One with Cocktails in Trendy New Nottingham Bar

Brand new party bar Be At One, seems to be the name on everyone's lips at the moment when it comes to places to visit as part of Nottingham's nightlife and so I decided to go along and see what all th...

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Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle has been on my list to visit for years and so when I was recently invited for a tour of the castle and gardens this June, I was delighted to accept... My fiancé and I checked the we...

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Our stay the St James way

Easter weekend for me was spent in Nottingham’s newly refurbished St James Hotel (formally The well known and respected Rutland Square Hotel) and having been invited by owner Richard Johal, to spend...

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Oscars Lounge & Restaurant Calverton

Oscars is a real hidden gem located on the high street of the quaint village of Calverton, Nottingham and we were extremely pleased to have recently discovered this impressive lounge and restaurant......

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Microdermabrasion with Park Beauty Laser Clinic

I was invited to try Microdermabrasion with the lovely April from Park Beauty Laser Clinic, based in the Clinic on Regent Street, The Park, Nottingham, having tried it once before years ago when I was...

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The Fires Stoked At Oaks Nottingham

Oaks Nottingham is a brand new concept to central Nottingham, serving simple, locally produced meats and sausages cooked over wood embers... The logs for the custom built grill are the natural by-p...

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Premier Apartments/Ice House review

The view from the eighth floor of the Premier Apartments Ice House, Nottingham is phenomenal to say the least… My recent stay there was most certainly enhanced by the breath taking view I was luc...

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Lunch at Harts

I couldn’t have picked a sunnier July day to have my first lunch at Harts with friend Charlotte Moore of Stadia Sport & Lifestyle and having heard such good reviews, I was very much looking forw...

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Marco Comes to Town

Excited wasn’t the word, when I was invited by director of Alea Casino Mark Hands to join him and his team earlier this month for ‘dinner with Marco’… As soon as I walked through the door o...

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