Nava Coffee in Ringwood

Nava Coffee in Ringwood

Nava Coffee is serving up speciality coffee in a cosy set up on Ringwood high street.

This was only a flying visit but I really liked the vibe of the place and I would love to return to try out some of the cakes on offer!

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Framptons Cafe, Bar & Kitchen in Ringwood

Framptons Cafe, Bar & Kitchen in Ringwood

Framptons cafe, bar and kitchen is an atmospheric place for a breakfast, lunch or dinner catch up full of character.

I recently ventured there for brunch and I was very excited to find this charming place on the high street.

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Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorset

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorset

ᵃᵈ  Stand in the dock, get held in the cells, and find out about the people who were brought to justice…or not in some cases!

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum covers 200 years of local crime and serious legal drama from the Tolpuddle Martyrs to the 1856 domestic abuse case that inspired Thomas Hardy to write ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’. Well, we are in Thomas Hardy country after all!

Dorchester’s Shire Hall is worth visiting to discover the trials and tribulations of Dorset’s past, for a slice of cake (or more!) at the incredible cafe and for its interesting programme of upcoming events.

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BakeHouse24

BakeHouse24

Freshly baked goods and coffee, BakeHouse24 is a wonderful little spot for a snack or a light bite on the go when visiting Ringwood or Southbourne. This post was originally written for the branch in Winchester but it closed early 2020.

Breads, pastries and cakes are their specialism with a real love for creating sourdough.

Love an artisan pastry and a cuppa? Take a look at these buns!

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Discover The Blue Pool in Dorset

Discover The Blue Pool in Dorset

How do you make the most of the last days of…🌞 S U M M E R 🌞

By satisfying that wanderlust and heading to somewhere you’ve wanted to go for over two years!

Take a look at this beauty spot that’s been on my travel list for a long time…

📍The Blue Pool, Wareham, Dorset

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A spa day with a difference at the Lush Spa in Poole

A spa day with a difference at the Lush Spa in Poole

AD* Do you like a day in the spa? I do, I don’t get enough down time and I’m forever jumping from one thing to another piling more and more on my work load.

When the opportunity came up to try the Lush Spa in Poole for a morning of pure relaxation, I was very excited to see how one of my favourite brands had approached spa treatments.

Of course, Lush never does things by halves or quite how you’d expect, and I’m thankful it didn’t go down the cookie cutter route that you’d expect from a hotel.

Take a look at how Lush has put its spin on a spa, the innovative treatments available and the fully immersive experiences.

Come on in…

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Swing by Coffee Saloon for a caffeine fix

Swing by Coffee Saloon for a caffeine fix

A big shout out to Coffee Saloon, a local independent that is producing excellent tea and coffee in Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth.

If you’re in the area swing by for a coffee, it won’t disappoint.

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I got Lush in my bag – SWAG! The Lush limited edition swag pop-up in Poole

I got Lush in my bag – SWAG! The Lush limited edition swag pop-up in Poole

I got Lush in my bag, SWAG!

The Lush headquarters in Poole have recently been transformed into a pop-up shop full of limited edition ethically sourced swag!

It’s on for a very limited time only and the swag is exclusive to the store.

I went down for a visit and took loads of snaps so you can have a nose around! Come and take a peek…

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Touring Poole Harbour with City Cruises

Touring Poole Harbour with City Cruises

There’s nothing quite like being on the south coast in the summer. Getting to explore in and around where I live is one of my favourite things to do, especially when you discover gems not far from your front door.

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Brunch at South Coast Roast in Bournemouth

Brunch at South Coast Roast in Bournemouth

The beginning of my year was spent in Australia and it was bliss. But, when I came home I realised we just don’t have the cool cafe culture the Aussies do.

I’m always on the look out for a new coffee place or a spot to spend a long lazy Sunday morning and South Coast Roast is my new favourite. Continue reading “Brunch at South Coast Roast in Bournemouth”