Mother-Daughter Lunch

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Every now & then it’s lovely to get together with my mom and go for lunch, a bottle of wine to have a catch up!

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Life passes us by so quickly, & with the weeks & months speeding past us, you find yourself needing a huge catchup!

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Me & my mom like to try out different restaurants in & around Birmingham, & so Prezzo in Harborne is a perfect venue for a Saturday afternoon girlie lunch!  (It was also a perfect place to take my new Valentino scarf, which I am in love with!)

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The restaurant is located 3 miles from Birmingham City Centre, so ideal if you are based in Birmingham or just passing through!

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What is also cool is that the restaurant is located within ‘The School Yard’.

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This is a Grade II Listed Clock Tower building  which was designed originally as a school, situated on what is now Harborne High Street.  The parking in Harborne is super super cheap (amazing!), & 2 seconds away from Prezzo, so not only is it perfectly convenient, you’re also not paying the extortionate parking prices of dining in The Mailbox, Bullring etc!

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The decor is contemporary, yet cosy & the open kitchen adds to the atmosphere.

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At the moment, Prezzo are offering a special 2 course menu for £14.50, which includes a glass of prosecco! See their main menu here!

It’s always busy with a mix of couples of all ages, groups of friends, family gatherings or just business men passing through for lunch!

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Me & my mom opted for the bruschetta & the mozzarella to start.

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My mom then went for the salmon penne pasta.

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Whilst I opted for the chicken & asparagus risotto.

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Both dishes were very yummy & even better washed down with a bottle of Sauvignon blanc!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely week!  What are your plans for the weekend?

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Gift Guide: Mothers Day

With Mothering Sunday looming, I always find myself panicking. I want to get my mom something nice & special, just like her.

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It’s a day where your mother gets to put her feet up, relax & have some ‘me time!’

I’ve put together a little Gift Guide for that special Mother in your life!

Yankee Candle

An absolute firm favourite with my Mom & Mother-in-Law! We are all obsessed with a good Yankee Candle.

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A busy day at work is made better with a glass of wine & your Yankee lit in the background!

For up to 50% off some scents, check out www.yankee.co.uk for some great deals just in time for Mother’s Day!

Chocolate

All Mother’s love chocolate, right? RIGHT!

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You can’t go wrong with a nice box of chocolates & Hotel Chocolat are doing some wonderful sets for Mother’s Day!

From everything from Hampers, tea, candles, prosecco, body cream & chocolate, Hotel Chocolat will have something for every Mom!

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Prices range from £5.00 to £70.00 & you can shop online here!

Flowers

You can’t have Mother’s Day without flowers!

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A firm favourite is obviously Interflora with reliable delivery & good value.

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On my travels, I was surprised to see some supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, & even Aldi all offering up fabulous flower arrangements/bouquets. High Street faves such as Marks & Spencer & Next also have a Mother’s Day range.

Afternoon Tea

A firm favourite with me & my Mom, Afternoon Tea is a lovely afternoon out. With such busy lives, it’s a lovely chance to sit down with your Mom with some cake & champagne & talk the afternoon away!

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I have taken my Mom to Hotel Du Vin & a few independent Manor homes for Afternoon Tea in the past & I would highly recommend it.

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There is a fantastic range of Afternoon Tea’s available now, with many Hotel chains offering an Afternoon Tea service. To see local Afternoon Tea’s by you, you can check out this fantastic website, which also allows you to book online at some venues. www.afternoontea.co.uk

Spa Day

What better way to relax & spend quality time with your mom, than a Spa Day!

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You could book a few treatments, use the facilities & even grab some lunch.

It’s a lovely way to spend a day & a lovely few hours for your Mom to relax & unwind!

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Find your perfect Spa Day on www.spabreaks.com

So there you have it! Something for every Mother out there!

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You could also pick up her favourite bottle of wine, or treat her to a lovely blouse & pair it with a statement necklace from Marks & Spencer. Purchase a new bestseller, buy her favourite perfume or even just cook your Mom a homemade meal!

I hope your Mother has a wonderful day on Sunday!