Monday, 28 September 2015

Bem Brasil Altrincham Reopening

Hey,

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to head to the relaunch of Bem Brasil’s Altrincham (just south of Manchester) restaurant. There are a few branches of Bem Brasil around the city and being a restaurant I’ve been keen to tick off my ‘to try’ list for a while, I was really excited to see what it was all about.

Wool felt fedora hat - Topshop (this was mispriced as £1, get in!)
Beaded necklace - Zara
Top - Zara

For those who aren’t familiar, Bem Brasil is a ‘churrascaria’ style eatery where large cuts of meat are cooked over a charcoal barbeque and carved at your table. You get a little circular card which has two different colour sides; leave it green side up to tell the waiters you want more meat, red side so they know you’ve got enough on your plate – simple! To accompany your meal, you get to help yourself to an incredible ‘salad bar’ which has loads of different sides to choose from.

The food was delicious and there was plenty of it! We tried lots of different cuts of meat including steak, pork and chicken – and even chargrilled garlic bread which was amazing.

There was a great atmosphere on the night, enhanced by a live band and some amazing traditional Brazilian dancers to celebrate the opening.

I was really impressed by the choice of food and the good time mood in the restaurant.

Though I've never been to a Bem Brasil before, I've actually eaten at churrascaria-style restaurant before - at Fazenda in Manchester's Spinningfields area. The meal I had at Fazenda was one of my all-time favourites, making hard to top! Fazenda is a little more expensive than Bem Brasil however the ambiance is completely different - it's a little more high end and has a more romantic feel. I think Fazenda is perfect for date night but Bem Brasil might be better suited to getting a group of your friends together for a fun night.

Check out a Bem Brasil near you - there's even branches in Liverpool and Leeds!

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Glamorous X Trafford Centre

Hey,

So a couple of weeks ago, I got an exciting first look at the new Glamorous flagship store in Manchester's Trafford Centre.

The Glamorous team invited a few of us over to the store early on the first day of its launch. We were treated to a tour of the store, some lovely breakfast and a little shopping spree!

Felt fedora - Topshop
Gold choker - New Look
Long striped top - Ragged Priest

The store is lovely - fairly small but beautifully fit out for a great shopping environment. As the first standalone retail space for the brand, it's important that it sets the bar, and I think they've done just that!

It was so good to walk into a store in mid-August that wasn't covered in sale tape! The store is filled with new season trends, with a disctinct 70s, folksy vibe.

Glamorous has long been a brand I've loved; with a great knack for hitting new trends right on the head while keeping the ideal balance between price and quality.

I'd highly recommend a trip to the store, which is in the Trafford Centre's upper mall, close to Debenhams, Schuh and Lipsy.

I got some awesome pieces that I'm taking away with me to Italy this week so I'll be sharing those soon!

Are there any pieces that have caught your eye?


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