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BABA Edinburgh

Last weekend I visited Edinburgh for the first time in years and ended up visiting BABA for a quick lunch. I'm such a fan of Mezze dining, being able to pick and choose different dishes without the fear of busting your gut at the end of the meal!

Another big pro to choosing mezze dining is if you are vegetarian or vegan eater Middle Eastern food will always provide serval dishes that meet your dietary requirements. 

We didn't book a table in advance... despite it being an Easter holiday (silly I know) so we were ever so lucky to be seated at the large sharing table. After ordering our delicious cocktails we worked our way through the Levant inspired menu and placed our order. The dishes were served individually from the kitchen when they were ready. It was interesting to see what the other people on the large table had ordered along with seeing their intrigued faces as our dishes were placed in front of us.

Each dish was fresh and full of flavour! Looking back most mezze dishes I have had in the past are served as tiny portions however our quick lunch turned out to be a fully satisfying meal that kept us going whilst we explored the rest of Edinburgh city centre.

What I had

  1. Grilled pitta with tahini and spicy tomatoes dip
  2. Cauliflower fritters with zhug and crème fraîche (without the crème fraîche for vegans)
  3. Beetroot hummus with hazelnut dukkah
  4. Baked sweet potato and zhug
Weekend away in the Cotswolds at The Lords of the Manor

I spent last weekend relaxing and enjoying the great British countryside in the Cotswolds. My perfect getaway place, fresh air (dependant on what field you may pass) scenic walks and cosy village pubs

I had the pleasure of staying at The Lords of the Manor a luxury country hotel located in upper slaughter. The hotel boasts a cosy, sitting room-like bar, restaurant, resting rooms and one impressive wine room (dream room for me) It was rather cold so I didn’t spend much time in the garden but it was still beautiful for this time of year!

My room was pretty, spacious and so welcoming. It featured a walk in wardrobe, arm chairs and a side table with trendy country lifestyle magazines, a beautiful large dressing table, comfy window seating and a good sized bathroom with his and hers sinks robes and the softest bath towel

I had such a lovely time away being wined and dined by all the attentive staff at The Lords of the Manor. I’m going to miss the quiet mornings with breakfast in bed, long country walks wrapped up in chunky knits, tailored blazers and long walking boots. But lets not forget those impromptu pub lunches between visiting independently owned galleries and country manors.

Oh I could cry!! Thank you for a lovely stay The Lords of The Manor, I can’t wait to visit again

Roxanne Campbell AW17

I love a good pamper session and last weekend was all about unwinding and TLC

When choosing colours for my nails i often go for nude tones for a effortless transition from outfit to outfit and day to night. I guess it’s hard to find colours that can do it all! Recently I’ve opted for shellac or polishes at home that have a gel element for endurance, because who wants to be repainting their nails everyday?!

I packed my RC AW17 colours for my Cotswold mini break and decided to go with the cool grey colour named Stormy Weather for the majority of the weekend! The minimal and clean grey was the perfect accomplice to all the creams, whites and denim colours incorporated into my countryside getaway outfits. 

Roxanne Campbell has created a smooth and silky polish that is light on application but strong and durable. Her colours are sophisticated and clean matching catwalk clothing trends whilst adhering to classic go tones that compliment existing outfits

Im pretty stuck in my ways when it comes to nail paint, I tend to stick with top brands and spend a little more, from visiting the nail shop for gels or investing in premium bottles all just so I can have a good nail coat that will last

RC is a new addition to my polish rack and I can’t wait to add some more of her fabulous colours!

Colours photographed: Wine And Dine, Expensive Taste and Stormy Weather

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