It’s the final countdown

20140501-211538.jpgFor an Event Planner, it doesn’t get better than planning your own wedding.

We now have just 12 days to go until ours and I couldn’t be more excited to become Mrs Rees.

Stay tuned for my epic post wedding blog… right now I have to write another to-do list.




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My parents are visiting from Australia at the moment, ready for our wedding in two weeks (woo hoo) and we wanted to take them to a restaurant on our lovely Thames and in the sunshine… we had a great seat outside and on arrival at The Minnow were served straight away.

We must have eaten at The Minnow 50 times and the food is always perfect. Being “The Minnow” they have an abundance of fish on offer and the majority of the people we were with yesterday ordered fish.  I ordered the spit roast chicken for one (mainly because I think it is funny to say spit roast) and asked for a side of mashed potatoes which was amazing and a great size for £12.95.  It usually comes with fries but I just fancied mashed potato which they happily switched for me.

My dad had the meal below.  The Grilled North Atlantic Salmon (£13.50) served with buttered baby potatoes, feta, peas, fresh mint & edamame bean salad.  It looked, and tasted amazing.

As I said above, we have been so many times and will continue to go back.  My only concern yesterday was that our order got misplaced and we didn’t get our baked Camembert in time so decided to cancel but that aside, the service was great and we loved the food.

Cant wait to go back and have my baked Camembert next time.

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The Top 5 Social Media Platforms You Should be Using to Market Your Business

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Social Media Platforms for your social business

Originally posted on Red Website Design Blog:

When used correctly social media can be a great tool for building your business. When we first started out Twitter was our sole source of customers and to this day it still generates approx 20% of our business.

There’s more to life than just Twitter though as shown in the infographic below from the Gold Coast Design Studio which gives you the top 5 social media platforms you should be using to market your business.

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I have been to Bills a few times and have no idea why, but thought it was a chain, owned by someone from New Zealand?!

That aside, its not and instead has it’s foundations in East Sussex where founder Bill Collison started his “Bills” in a shed before moving onto the high street and then opening the restaurants we know and love today..

My Bills is located in Clink Street, Borough and this morning we went for breakfast to celebrate Karis’s birthday.

The food (as ever) was spot on.  I had 2 poached eggs with a side of baked beans  (£7.95) and the ladies had a sausage sandwich (£4.65) and scrambled eggs on toast (£4.95).  For the price you really can’t beat it.  I have spent £10.00 in Pret before for a coffee, juice and a baguette for breakfast!

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The staff this morning were also wonderful (despite not letting me in before 8.00 am (their opening time) and having to do laps in the rain because I was early) and I have always found them to be so.

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I really can’t fault Bills and hope to keep going back!  You can find the story or Bills and their menu here!

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Hixter Bankside

I just met Mark Hix. By met I mean I saw him & shouted “Hi Mark” in the wine seller of his latest venture, Hixtor Bankside.

Hixter is now open on the Bankside, just south of the Borough Market and it is FAB. In fact so fab, I have  literally been raving about it since I had lunch there earlier today to everyone and anyone, even the postman!


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A few work colleagues and I headed over  for lunch today  and we loved it.  The restaurant Manager Scottie Valentine (hope I’ve got this right) was so warm and welcoming as soon as we arrived.  We asked to see the private spaces and were very impressed.  The private dining area on the first floor has it own private bar and can seat 50 for dinner.  There is a further bar downstairs that would be perfect for a drinks reception for up to 200.  The whole venue boasts an array of specially commissioned art and the piece in the main restaurant covering the bulk of one of the walls is just mesmerizing.

I was starving by the time we arrived and we all went straight for mains.  For only £9.75 you can treat yourself to “The Cock & Bull”(half steak, half chicken and a shed load of chips).  For followers of my blog know, I do love me a tasty burger and I had the Ground Rib steak burger and chips (£9.95) which was served without bun (good for the wedding diet) and salsa that reminded me of something but I can’t quite put my finger on it…

The menu items for Monday to Friday are all priced within £9.75 – £12.95) which is on par with what you would spend on Pret and a whole lot tastier (I love Pret FYI, just not every day). Hixter also has a pre-theatre menu which is a set 3 courses including a can of Hobo lager?!  Full menu’s can be found here!

I seriously have not been excited to go back to  restaurant as soon as I walked out the door but with Hixter, I am.  I can’t wait to take my fiancée back, I think he will love it as well!

If you know the area, it’s really not hard to find.  You can find Hixter Bankside at the Metal Box Factory, Great Guildford Street, Bankside, SE1.

Will I go back? YES – hopefully next week if I can find an excuse for it.



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