Renna's Discoveries: 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Vita Coco for Kids

All year, I have been trying new healthy drinks, as there is so much sugar in your bog standard fruit juice. I have always drunk loads of juice. I could finish off a litre carton in a day with no problem.
When I was pregnant with my first I drank A lot of freshly squeezed juice ....way too much ( as I think that was where my extra weight gain came from) but it tastes so good. So, I've been trying different ways of drinking healthily at an affordable price.
I still enjoy my fresh juice, that I juice myself. However, I prefer not to take it out of the house. So I take alternatives, or of course just water. 
In the summer, I tried Vita Coco for adults with Pomegranate, and if I'm completely honest, I wasn't a huge fan. Coconut water is an acquired taste. I love coconut, so I thought I'd like it. The kids weren't keen on it either. So I contacted Vita Coco and they suggested we tried the Vita Coco for kids. Brilliant idea, but then I had to try and find it in the supermarket. I failed miserably, as it was new and still finding its feet in the supermarkets in July. Luckily for me, I entered a competition to win Pudsey Premier Tickets and Won ! Wow! I'd never been to a premier, so we were all very excited. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Clams Homemade Cakes

How lucky of me to be given a huge box full of cakes to try. Cakes are one of my favourite things to eat. I would eat Afternoon Tea every day, if I could! 
I enjoy making cakes, always have, although I still need to perfect decorating them. I'm more of a messy finish type of decorator. 
There are so many cake choices in the world, sometimes making it difficult to choose. 
So being given cakes, makes it easier. In my delivery I had :

Christmas Jazzies Shortbread Biscuits

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Germaine De Capuccini Timexpert White Power Light Serum

I've been using Germaine De Capuccini Timexpert White Power Light Serum for a couple of weeks now and I think it's time to share my opinion.
It's Brilliant !
As much as I love my make up, some days, as being a mother, I just can't be bothered in the mornings to put my face on or I just don't have the time. You know, breakfast needs to be chosen and milk needs to be poured, uniform needs to be found ......
I was explaining this to a friend and the fact that although certain moisturisers are amazing and make my skin feel soft and smooth, my skin can then looks dull after a while. Does anyone else have this problem?
So, she bought me home a small limited Christmas Edition of Germaine De Capuccini Timexpert White Power Light Serum. She thought it would be perfect for me to try.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My Love for Love Flowers in Rickmansworth

My friend from school , Ryan Wicks owns Love Flowers in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. I have a huge love for flowers myself, I have no idea what most of them are called, but the pure beauty of them fills me with joy.
Whilst working in hotels, you get to understand the huge importance of flowers around the hotel and for each event. The flowers can represent the product that is being promoted, or the season of year, or just a continuation of a colour scheme for a wedding. Flowers bring the room to life and the smell they produce also wakens everyone senses. Flowers are chosen for many reasons. They can be simple displays of one or two flowers or all the way up to a huge mass of flowers.
Ryan has been extremely busy with weddings over the past few years, and now he's moving up the Event ladder, and his displays are absolutely incredible. So I wanted to show you some of my favourite displays that Love Flowers have completed these last couple of months.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup

This bottle of Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup is a very intriguing product. There's a lot of coconut products in the supermarkets and shops at the moment. All trying to help us become more healthy and avoid sugary products. Coconut milk and coconut waters for example.
This is 100% natural coconut syrup. This is achieved by actually collecting the sap from the coconut tree flowers. I had never heard of this before, and I didn't even know that coconuts produced edible sap.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Foodie Festival

This weekends discovery was The Foodie Festival which took place at The Old Truemans Brewery at the top of Brick Lane, and next to Old Spitalfields Market.
This area is foodie has everything you could possibly imagine. Market stalls full of food from all over the world. The smell was incredible, as you literally didn't know where to turn, or where it was coming from.
The Foodie Festival itself was inside part of the Brewery. It was a very white building on the inside and had that cold feeling about it. Very stark, and obviously a completely blank canvass for any event.
The acoustics of the building made everything very loud, so, I wouldn't say this is the perfect venue for this kind of event.
We did, however, meet some lovely people and sampled some of their amazing goods.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Taste of London

Last weekend, myself and the Hubs went to The Taste of London festival at London's amazing Tobacco Dock. The venue is incredible with loads of areas, that makes you feel like you're in a maze, it just keeps going..... There were so many vendors selling their home-made goods and restaurant chefs showing off their skills, and helping people to cook simple yet amazing dishes.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Commander Bar & Oyster Bar - Nottinghill

I was invited to dine at The Commander Bar in Bayswater via Zomato , an online app to help you find the most suitable restaurant for you to dine in.
I took a friend of mine Miss M. She loves food too and it is a great way for us to have girlie catch-up. We arrived at Paddington Station and ordered a taxi via Gett Taxi. A safe taxi app that books your taxi straight away. You can actually watch the taxi coming towards you and who the driver is along with the registration plate of the taxi, so you know exactly who is picking you up. Download Gett hereIt's brilliant and I wouldn't use any other way of getting a taxi in London anymore. 
The Commander Bar is a lovely restaurant and very spacious. Infact it seemed huge. Perfect for a big gathering, or even a wedding celebration. We were greeted by a very smiley and friendly waitress, who seated us in a booth at the front that I reserved.
We went on a Sunday night, so we dined from the Sunday Menu which was £24.50 for two courses and £28.50 for three courses.