Wednesday, 17 October 2018

All new Burberry Her...

Burberry Her...

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner, that I love London town-Cara Delevigne for Burberry

A present from me to me, I couldn't resist buying the new Burberry Her fragrance, just a couple of days after it landed.  I had high hopes; my favourite fragrance is My Burberry, I love all of the My Burberry range and with Ricardo Tisci making amazing changes at the house, I had a feeling this new scent would be something special and I'm pleased to say it didn't let me down!!

The all new Burberry Her ad campaign...

Image from Harper's Bazaar (here)

I opened my Instagram (Follow me!) on the day of the launch to hear Cara Delevigne singing to me from my Insta story feed, so I instantly knew that the new scent would be a success!! The little ditty was advertising gold and stayed with me all day; it was heavily planted in my consciousness, I needed to smell it!  Cara talks about her love of London and travels around showing off the stunning London sights from an open-topped bus (watch the campaign here).  It's a match made in fashion heaven!

A Sunday shopping trip and a little purchase...

So it was a Sunday shopping trip to Fenwick, Newcastle that sealed the deal.  I got to smell the fragrance which is quite light, fruity and floral (and stays with you all day, no need to respray!)  

The first fragrance to feature the new Burberry logo, the bottle is sleek and cool and would look amazing on any dressing table.  And the scent is just beautiful! Described by Burberry as 'A burst of red and dark berry notes lightened by a white woody accord' and the bottle design inspired by an archival Burberry fragrance design, Burberry Her really is something special.

Lucky for me, as I bought on it's first weekend of release, I also got this amazing Burberry cosmetic bag and some mini-fragrances absolutely free!  Regular readers will know I love all things Burberry, so I was so excited about this! Thank you Fenwick!

Kudos to Burberry, they just keep getting it right all of the time!  If you like a light and floral, sweet scent, that isn't too heady, Burberry Her is definitely worth a try! I'd love to know what you think!

Thanks for reading!

Until next time,

Kay xxx

Shop Burberry Her here 

(Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post-I bought the fragrance myself and absolutely love it! All opinions are my own)

Monday, 8 October 2018

Punk up your Pizza at Pizza Punks!

It's time to join the pizza revolution!

What's it all about?

Pizza Punks is a pizza revolution!  Newly opened on Grey Street, Newcastle, it's a place to order amazing and delicious pizza, made to order with as many toppings as you'd like but at a flat rate, there are no pizza-topping penalties at Pizza Punks; go with an appetite and get ready to punk up your pizza.

My Pizza Punks experience...

I visited Pizza Punks on a mid-Sunday afternoon, with a huge appetite after a long morning's run (my favourite time to eat pizza!).  After previewing the menu online, I was really excited to punk up my pizza!  The menu works in two ways; you can either order a standard pizza with toppings already chosen, or you can create your own from a gargantuan list of toppings (known as punking up your pizza!).  My Mister and I both decided to punk it up and the great thing about it, is that you can choose as many toppings as you want, but the pizza will always be £10 (remember no pizza-topped penalties here!).  I'll tell you a bit about each pizza in turn, but first I want to talk about drinks.  Pizza Punks has an amazing drinks menu covering cocktails to gins, and there's a healthy selection of soft drinks too.  You can check out the extensive drinks menu here.  As it was a Sunday afternoon and my Mister was driving, we decided to keep it soft with a Ginger beer for him and an amazing Cherry Pop Soda for me (they were so tasty I had two!).

 Cherry Pop Soda-handcrafted in store

As it was a punk theme, I took Sid, my Burberry bear bag charm, along for the ride!

Okay, back to the pizzas...

Okay, to the important part (I should probably also mention that every pizza is fresh and gets stone-baked in a pizza oven, for that quality artisan pizza taste).  For my pizza, I chose a Sourdough base with a San Marzano tomato, basil and garlic sauce and mozzarella cheese.  Then for the toppings I chose Fajita chicken, red onion, olives, mushrooms, sweetcorn, red peppers and finished off with a sprinkling of chilli flakes.  My Mister chose the same base, sauce and cheese, but he had ham, Tuscan sausage, beef meatballs, red onion, sweetcorn, pineapple and finished with oregano and chilli.  We also got a chilli cheese garlic bread to share.

The pizzas were absolutely delicious, as was the garlic bread.  The sourdough base was cooked to perfection and I loved how the toppings were shredded and spread evenly, so there was an amazing, even taste with every bite.  The garlic bread was probably the nicest I've ever tasted-although you get so much pizza that I think the ordering of sides is more practical for those that are sharing a pizza or for larger parties as we struggled to finish ours (it was super tasty though!).  However, we did manage to polish off our pizzas (must've been all the running we did beforehand!!).

The coolest interior...

As well as the amazing food, I loved the whole Pizza Punks set up.  Think graffiti walls and neon lighting, Pizza Punks is cool, fresh and modern and also offers the best soundtrack to your meal, playing bands such as Editors and the Killers as well as throwing in the odd eighties banger.  I love any place that plays a good indie anthem, so I was really happy with that!

I also think a great place to eat is highlighted by the coolness and cleanliness of its restrooms, and I LOVED them!  

I felt like like a movie star when I stood at the amazing light-up mirrors and I loved the punked-up images of stars from the past hung on the toilet doors.  

So the verdict...

Pizza Punks ticked all of the boxes for me and my Mister.  The food was delicious, with a wide range of toppings to suit both of our tastes, the interior was amazing, there was a chilled out atmosphere, great music and the staff were super helpful and friendly.  You get a lot of food for a reasonable price and I'd definitely like to go back to try out the cocktail menu and a few more of their delicious sides.


Thanks for reading,

Kay xx

I was kindly invited along to review Pizza Punks so our meal was complimentary but all views and opinions are my own-I loved it! Thanks so much to the staff for having us and looking after us so well!
© I Dream of Coco.... All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates made by pipdig