I was recently invited along to Cafe Rouge in Birmingham for their Summer Taste Event! The event was all about their new summer menu and I was lucky enough to head along to the event and check out some amazing food!

First of all the weather was incredible, it was really sunny and warm so as we walked along the canal to the venue was so lovely, the Mailbox was buzzing and everyone was having such a good time.

We was offered a drink on arrival and went through into the room where the event was being hosted. The french doors were open and there was flowers and balloons everywhere so the vibe was fab really welcoming and summery.

They started by introducing us to the chef who talked about the new menu and we got to have some appetizers. I didn't have any of these but Clint and everyone else seemed to enjoy these, they looked fab!

I tried a few of the new mocktails which were perfect for the summer. My favourite was the Rouge Blush Mocktail which was really good!  They were also fixing up Gin Blooms but as i'm pregnant I couldn't try these! They looked fab though, really refreshing.

For starter I ordered the Croquettes De Legumes which was so good! We've actually had this before but it's just so good and a really nice, light starter.

For mains I had the Crepe Au Four which is a new dish on the menu, It was a white creamy sauce dish covered in a crepe and baked, inside was lots of mushrooms. It was really tasty, I think it would taste better with chicken inside too, if this was an option it would be so good!

We got to sample a selection of deserts which were all amazing, I really enjoyed the Lemon Posset which was so good!

The event was really good, everyone was chatting and really friendly. There was so much food and drink everywhere and it all tasted so good! It was such a lovely event and so chilled and a lovely way to spend a gorgeous summer evening. Check out Cafe Rouge in the Mailbox in Birmingham, it's on the canal and has fab views, they have outside seating which is perfect for these warmer nights we've been having. Check out their new Summer Menu here - http://www.caferouge.com/locations/birmingham-mailbox/summer-set-menu

 * I was invited to the event and my food and drink was all complementary, I have not been paid for this feature.


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With summer fast approaching it's the perfect time to make some changes to your home, freshen it up and get summer ready! Today I thought i'd share a few ways to get your home looking summer ready.

There are lots of affordable ways in which you can get your home looking summer ready. 

Using flowers and plants - adding a pop of colour using plants and flowers is a really easy and affordable way to make your home summery. I always have flowers in the flat. We also have a selection of plants, too add lots of colour to the flat. 

Accessories - Use accessories like candles, cushions and prints to add colour to a room. This is an easy to way to revamp a room without spending lots of money. I'm loving all the botanical prints that are around right now! 

Mirrors -  A big mirror will add more space to a room aswell as lots more light! A bigger and brighter space will instantly look lighter and more summery. 

Open all the windows and doors - I like to let lots of fresh air in and have a good clean this makes a room feel all new and fresh and perfect for the new season. 

Colour - Use colours to create a summery room. We have white walls so I prefer to add colour using accessories and furniture. You could use wallpaper or paint to create a feature wall that screams summer.  

Images taken from Pinterest 

 Images taken from Pinterest 
Images taken from Pinterest 

FASHION: DLM – Instagram stores for your last-minute holiday buys

You can’t beat online shopping for last-minute holiday purchases – with offers, next-day deliveries and easy free returns, it’s the easiest way to get our wardrobes ready without hours and hours trawling the shops. 
What you may not know, is there’s a load of Instagram stores that can make it even easier – you can shop when you’re scrolling. Here are our top Instagram stores to try. 
Pool Party UK 
For Pool Party UK, it’s all about swimwear. There’s lots of super-cute slogan swimsuits to suit any holiday – our faves? ‘I’d rather be a mermaid’, ‘Heart breaker’ and of course ‘Cocktails’. If you don’t see the message you want – you can custom make one for you and your squad! The custom made ones would be perfect for a holiday with the girls, maybe a hen do? 

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KJ Style Boutique 
Their clothes are all about flaunting your curves - with body-cons, cut-out maxis and co-ords for days. Their collection help you to show off the summer bod you worked so hard for – in the hottest possible way! They have so much to choose from, lots gorgeous outfits for a night out! 

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Motel Motel Swim 
A sub-brand of Motel Rocks, Motel Swim has some of the cutest bikinis on the market – and there’s something to suit every girl’s shape and style. From daring cut-outs to vintage style one pieces, and everything in between! Their instagram is full of gorgeous summer snaps as well! 
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Sonya Bee Boutique 
Sonya Bee’s Boutique will help you keep your holiday look stylish and on-trend without the hefty price tag. There’s tailored pants, draped maxis for holiday parties, and cropped sweatshirts for summer nights. I love the pineapple maxi they recently posted!! 

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Lemon Lunar 
Lemon Lunar specialise in glam body-con dresses of all types, including slinky cami's, cut-out bandeau's and amazing draped maxis. You can choose dusky colours of golds and burgundies, or juicy orange and yellow bandage dresses. 
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Research provided by DLM, letterbox distribution company. All images taken from brands Instagram accounts.
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