Arty Stan is an independent that’s flourished from the darkest depths of the pandemic bringing much joy to Southampton’s food scene.
The person behind Arty Stan AKA Jay is slinging ZA’s (pizzas, obviously!) from his Ooni (amazing super hot pizza oven) in the garden of his home, tinkering with all kinds of dough and topping recipes. And, what a breath of fresh air he is.
It took me a while to get a slot with Arty Stan because…EPIC PIZZA ALERT! Yes, sorry to spoil it straight away but, the pizzas are something else so, it’s literally no surprise that Southampton residents, and us a little bit further out, are clamouring at his door selling out his pizza time slots. (Yes I’ve already booked my second sitting in a few weeks time, do I care about the wait? ER, NOPE! It’s nice to have something to look forward to.)
Read more about why Arty Stan’s rocketed to the top of my favourite pizza in Hampshire list…
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[AD] Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons were just the festive pick me up I needed and a great gift idea!
Charlotte, the chocolatier, sent me a festive box of her hand made chocolates to try recently.
If you want some delicious Southampton artisan home made chocolates to gift or for yourself, shh I won’t tell anyone, you’ll want to take a look at these…
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Netley Abbey in Hampshire is in the heart of the South coast and the surviving ruins of a Cistercian monastery.
The ruins are stunning and is the perfect place for a picnic in the summer or a short winter wander.
The guide will give you a great overview and plenty of suggestions of ways to enjoy this beautiful spot.
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Pick your own pumpkins at Sunnyfields Farm is an experience! It has a reputation in Hampshire for throwing an annual pumpkin festival. Every year the team goes the extra mile to put on something special.
It’s nice to see that things haven’t changed in 2020. The team at Sunnyfields has really pulled out all the stops for a socially distanced pumpkin picking experience. Take a look…
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Here’s 5 spooky places to visit in Hampshire, because even the season can influence your travel choices.
And, you don’t have to go that far from home to get your travel fix, take a look…
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ᵃᵈ Portsmouth’s warehouse street food venue has been a total hit since it opened last year. It’s a favourite of mine because of its chilled dining vibes, fantastic food and great entertainment.
Outside-In regularly changes up its independent street food vendors and there’s some new offerings added into the eclectic mix to try.
I was invited to review the food court and it laid on what can only be described as an epic feast!
If you’re in the city and looking for something that’s a little different, you need to head here, take a look why…
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ᵃᵈ A little bit of self care goes a long way! A well needed time out at the spa is restorative, relaxing and a little bit of luxury that can put you back together when you need it most.
Southampton Harbour Hotel now have luxurious Temple Spa treatments available at its spa and they invited me to a skin therapy workshop, something they call a Spa’rty!
Guided facials were the order of the evening and I left feeling calmer and with a very pampered, clean, glowing face.
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ᵃᵈ* How often do you get a whole day to yourself, responsibility free, and getting pampered?
No, I know, not that often, so when they come around you’ve got to make the most of them!
Recently the team at Southampton Harbour Hotel were unbelievably kind and invited me to try out HarSPA, a beautiful zen zone packed full of tranquil treats.
This spa in central Southampton is a real hidden gem in the city. Take a look because everyone needs a little luxe in their life now and then and this might be just the right escape for you, it certainly was for me!
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How hard is it to find unique gifts for that special someone? You know, that person that’s super difficult to buy for, the one that has everything. I always find that a local Christmas market is usually the place to buy a gift for these people you might get stuck trying to find a gift for.
The third annual Etsy Festive Market in Southampton was the biggest yet!
Local independent Etsy makers showcased some incredible gifts in real life in The Spark Building at Solent University.
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ad* What’s not to like about drinks with friends, hearty food and cosy fireplaces?
The Chilworth Arms is a real winter warmer, the place you could easily while away a Sunday afternoon after a long walk in the countryside.
With the festivities upon us, the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping – the restaurant and pub is a welcome escape capturing a slice of that seasonal magic.
Recently I was invited to try its new festive menu, take a look at what I dishes I tried and a peek at the interior…
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