Friday, March 24

Spend a Night Behind Bars at the Malmaison Oxford

When it comes to boutique hotels Malmaison kill it every single time. Consisting of 15 unique, upscale, boutique hotels in the UK, Malmaison is a member of the Frasers Hospitality Group that dares to be different. They focus on converting historical buildings into boutique hotels including a church, an old postal sorting office and even a brothel. The Malmaison in Oxford is no different from this. Located in a converted prison in a medieval castle in Oxford’s castle quarter. In 1996 HM Prison Oxford was closed down and sold after being deemed to expensive to modernise and bring up to current prison standards.


Saturday, March 18

Loréal Beauty and the Beast Collection

Inspired by the recently released Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, Loréal Paris have released a range of lipsticks and nail polishes in limited edition packaging. There are seven lipsticks in the collection with contrasting polishes which each match up to seven of the most popular characters from the film. The collection includes:

Sunday, March 12

Gourmet Break with Jupiter Hotels

Nestled away in 16 acres of landscaped gardens sits the most gorgeous Georgian Manor House - Newbury Elcot Park Hotel*. Situated just outside of Newbury town centre this stunning country retreat boasts 73 bedrooms, a conference centre, a wedding and banqueting suite as well as the Orangery bar and restaurant. The brasserie restaurant prides itself on fresh ingredients and locally sourced produce, served beside a vast selection of fine wines. They focus on Great British favourites and have been awarded their first AA rosette for culinary excellence. 

Monday, March 6

Franco Manca | Southampton

Franco Manca* has a bit of a reputation for making the best pizza this side of the Atlantic and after visiting the newly opened Southampton branch I have to agree. Compared to all the other pizzerias on the market there really is no comparison. With a selection of authentic slow-risen sourdough pizzas and delicious organic wines, an evening at Franco Manca is like an evening spent on the South Coast of Italy.
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