LADIES THAT LUNCH | Prince of Wales – the big revealing

My family think I’m stark-raving bonkers [ they’d not be far wrong I guess ] They have no idea how blogging works or what it is all about.

I’m a constant source of entertainment to them especially when I ask for a #OOTD photo. They take my photos [under duress] while shouting “poser” or “frustrated model” at me!

A few weeks ago I received an invite for myself and up to 3 friends to attend the press evening of the newly refurbished Prince of Wales at the top of Ecclesall Road. I thought “ha ha” this would be the perfect opportunity for the family to pop along ; see how it works and what I do. It would also be fabulous to spend some quality time together. Since mum died it’s something we don’t do enough.

So last Wednesday evening myself and the ‘lads’ – my Dad, Brother Mark and Boyfriend Michael popped across to have a sneaky peak at the changes for ourselves before it opens to the public on Saturday 26th January .

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LADIES THAT LUNCH | The Library Bar and Restaurant

Sheffield has recently had an influx of new cool places to hang out . We have always been a bit behind the rest of our neighbours Manchester and Leeds so it’s good to see us catching up. At last. Though saying that our Christmas market is seriously lacking !

Last week I, along with a few other lovely bloggers friends , were invited along to The Library Cafe and Restaurant to experience their weekly Jazz Night ‘Jazz on the Cliff’ which is held every Thursday evening.

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LADIES THAT LUNCH – Kaspa’s

Imagine if Willy Wonkers Chocolate Factory met Grease the movie – it would result in Kaspa’s. All singing and dancing desserts served in a space that has a feel of a 50’s diner … decked out in Barbie Pink.

Kaspa’s are a chain of new dessert houses that offer hot and cold desserts all under the one roof and fortunately for us Sheffielders a new house opened yesterday at 4, Archer Drive, Archer Road Retail Park S8 0LB

I was lucky to get an invite to attend last night to review it with a few other lovely ladies – Prue, Hannah and Emma.

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LADIES THAT LUNCH | Lost & Found for Lunch and Cocktails

It rained yesterday and it never stopped. Just like my hair the weather was dark, damp and seriously lack-lustre.

Luckily we [ Sue and I ] were booked in to review the lunch time menu at the Lost & Found , which was formerly the The Pointing Dog on Ecclesall Road. Something rather lovely to brighten up an awful day.

As always nothing is ever straight forward with me. I had no car. It failed its bloody MOT and is currently in the garage having some serious TLC ! Continue reading

LADIES THAT LUNCH | Festive Menu at The Waggon & Horses

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … at the Waggon and Horses, Millhouses, Sheffield

Last week I was kindly invited to attend [with a plus one] and sample the new Festive Christmas Menu that went ‘live’ on 14th November.

As always nothing  is ever straight forward with us and due to a huge smash on the motor way my plus one – Sue – was running an hour late! She was still on the M1 outside Derby when we should have been tucking into our starters.

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PLACES | The Mowbray

Hey how are you all doing?!

This is a fairly quick post I’ve jiggled together on a Tuesday afternoon as I wanted to show you a fabulous new venue that’s recently opened its doors in Sheffield .

Its visually a delightful post.

I was lucky enough to be invited along to #LOVE event which was held at The Mowbray on Sunday.

If you are looking to get married or need a space to host a meeting or an event then this could well be the place you have been looking for.

The Mowbray is based on Mowbray Street, which is in the Neepsend area of Sheffield. It was built in 1889 and over the last 3 years has lovingly been restored. Its owned by the same team that have the Chimney House , which regular readers will know I fell in love with at the Viking Stationary event I attended. [ You can read about that HERE ]

Basically I wanted to move in and the same can be said for The Mowbray.

It has a similar feel to The Chimney House but it is a lot larger catering for 200+ people. It is open plan with high ceilings, ‘that’ stunning feature light, a bar at the far end of the room and a roof terrace. If rustic industrial was a ‘thing’ then this would be it.

Mowbray

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Introducing – Turtle Bay to Sheffield

At the end of May I got invited along to the press night of the newest ‘eating and drinking spot’ to hit Sheffield – Turtle Bay on Holly Street, which is next to the City Hall. Turtle Bay is a chain of Caribbean restaurants that are scattered all around the country.

It was a great evening, spent with lots of fellow bloggers; drinking rum cocktails and sampling the food. I did come away slightly deaf as the live band where extremely loud. I found myself shouting to get heard on more than one occasion .

Ey’ up it’s ‘Nana Tracey’ here!

Some of the Sheffield PosseKatie, me, Prue, Leanne and Tracey

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