by Fiona Duncan-Steer

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Yew Lodge & Marco Pierre Whites New York Italian

Yew Lodge & Marco Pierre Whites New York Italian

The Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel sits nestled in the heart of Kegworth Village, Nottinghamshire not far from East Midlands Airport, giving it an instant USP… Excitingly Marco Pierre White has also decided to open a branch of his New York Italian restaurant within […]

Feel The Fear….And Do It Anyway….

Feel The Fear….And Do It Anyway….

Alison Hollingworth’s strap line is ‘Coach, Trainer, Inspiration’ and that she most certainly is… Stating that she herself lived life the ‘wrong way round’ according to tradition, getting married and pregnant in her teenage years, divorced by the time she was 25 and then going […]

De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel

De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel

A hotel based on and around a fruit…the apple.  Something very original, unusual and new to me- yet it works so well. The Orchard Hotel based at the East Midlands Conference centre site of the Nottingham University campus, is a much needed addition to the […]

Dolcino

Dolcino

A recent visit to newly opened Dolcino located in the Market Square, Nottingham certainly opened my eyes to a new trend that seems to have arrived here in the UK over the past year or so- dessert bars/restaurants, where you can go and solely enjoy […]

Chino Latino & Park Plaza

Chino Latino & Park Plaza

Park Plaza has been situated in Nottingham for as long as I can remember and so when I was offered the chance to stay the night to have a nosy at their rooms,  I of course obliged.  Having attended and hosted many events in their […]

A Retreat To Remember at Horspools

A Retreat To Remember at Horspools

As a business owner I am sure many of you can relate to the fact that you just ‘keep going’ and often forget to take sufficient breaks, holidays and well general ‘me time’ and I am no exception, so when Jamie and Tina Polak, owners […]

A Moment of Clarity

A Moment of Clarity

Jolene Field has a passion for all things healthy and nutritional and as such decided to turn her passion into a business- the sign of all great entrepreneur’s… April 2014 was a great month for me because this was the time that I met Jolene […]

Marco Comes to Town

Marco Comes to Town

Excited wasn’t the word, when I was invited by director of Alea Casino Mark Hands to join him and his team earlier this month for ‘dinner with Marco’… As soon as I walked through the door of the celebrity owned restaurant, I was introduced to […]

Lunch at Harts

Lunch at Harts

I couldn’t have picked a sunnier July day to have my first lunch at Harts with friend Charlotte Moore of Stadia Sport & Lifestyle and having heard such good reviews, I was very much looking forward to it. Upon arrival we were greeted by a […]

Premier Apartments/Ice House review

Premier Apartments/Ice House review

The view from the eighth floor of the Premier Apartments Ice House, Nottingham is phenomenal to say the least… My recent stay there was most certainly enhanced by the breath taking view I was lucky enough to enjoy from the penthouse windows, which wrapped around […]