Tuesday 27 March 2018

Sandwiched By Food | Trinity Kitchen Supper Club

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I was invited to the Trinity Kitchen Supper Club by the amazing guys over at Trinity Leeds, and, I thought that today I would talk to you all about it.

Trinity Kitchen is a open plan food court in the heart of Leeds city centre, that offers a plethora of food from different cuisines and countries, such as Vietnam, America, Mexico, and many more Trinity Kitchen also offers the citizens of Leeds, brand new food vendors on an eight week rota, which ensures that they get to enjoy a selection of different food vendors throughout the year.

Two pieces of a white triangular sandwich with black grill marks scorched on it with a dark brown meat interior and white oozing interior to represent the cheese on a white square plate on a light background.

We (myself and Luke) tried out Pavs Dhaba. They serve authentic Indian veggie street food, including, pakoras, bhajis and much more. We decided to get a mixture of things and I loved them all. I have always had a thing for Pakoras, and these were no disappointment, Crunchy, warming and everything that you would need, whilst chatting to a friend with a drink, on the outskirts of Trinity Kitchen, whilst looking at the view of Leeds City Centre.

A selection of lightly brown Indian treats in the shape of circular patties and slightly oval lightly brown battered ovals with a light green salad consisting of light green shredded lettuce and dark green cubed pieces of Cucumber on a white square polystyrene plate on a light wooden table on a light background.

After Pava Dhaba, we... Well it was more myself, than Luke, wanted to try out Christopher Gowan's Steak Sandwiches. Whilst checking out the vendors before going to the Supper Club, I saw that they served a Bourbon Steak Sandwich and well, I love Steak, I love Bourbon and I love sandwiches, so I saw no downside to trying them out. The Steak was succulent, the onions were soft and sweet, the sauce was to die for and the bread on the outside was crisp, which gave a great texture contrast against the soft onions and the slightly soft Steak. I'd definitely recommend that you try one before they leave TK.

Two pieces of a white triangular sandwich with black grill marks scorched on it with a dark brown meat interior and white oozing interior to represent the cheese on a white square plate on a light background.

Next on the delicious food train, was the wonderful Wagyu Lookin' At? (get it, because what you looking at?). These guys use Yorkshire meat throughout the entirety of the menu, from Yorkshire Wagyu meat in their burgers, to, free range smoked Yorkshire Bacon on top of the burgers. I got to try one of these amazing beauties and I wanted more instantly. I have never tried Wagyu meat before, but I have heard great things, and these guys did not let me down at all! If you want a completely new take on a great burger, then I definitely recommend checking these guys out!

A circular burger with a light brown sesame seed bun cut into quarters in a light white square box on a light wooden table on a light background.

Dapur Malaysia will make anyones day that little bit better, via their Malaysian street food. The team takes inspiration from their mother’s cooking and their time growing up in Malaysia. Myself and Luke, tried some of their amazing street food, including some spiced Cheesy things with a great sweet and spicy jam and some Malaysian Curry Bites that were to die for!

A bunch of oval shaped golden brown battered cheese on a light white square box with a circular pot of red sweet chilli sauce on a light brown table on a light background.

Last but by no least, were Slap and Pickle. Innuendos aside, Slap and Pickle create delicious burges, amazing hot dogs, great pickles and, even items such as, a good old Pickleback. I got to enjoy some amazing Vegan Chilli Cheese Fries. There is also a Vegan Chilli Cheese Dog for, those of you who are Vegan. I I loved the Vegan Chilli Cheese Fries, the fries were crisp, the spicy sauce coated every fry, the cheese added a  nice smooth melted texture to it. I also loved that, due to the cheese being vegan, this meant that I could eat all of this without any of the stomach pain with normal Cheese, so for anyone who can't digest dairy but wants a delicious Hot Dog/Fries then I'd check these amazing guys out.

A square black tray with a sheet of square white tissue covered with golden brown fries, red sriracha sauce and golden cheese on a circular light golden brown table on a light background.

Have you tried any of these? Let me know down below!

If you haven't tried them and want to know a little bit more about them then click here.

I hope that you have enjoyed this food based post and I hope that you come back next time for another blog post!

Have a great day!

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x

Monday 12 March 2018

Where To Watch A Film In Leeds

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought, that today, I would talk to you all about a few cinemas that are within Leeds and what they offer.

I thought that, due to Leeds being such a vastand spacious city, there is quite a few cinemas. That's why I thought that it would be best to give you some information about each/talk about the differences between each establishment. I also think that it would be great, to travel to all of the cinemas within this post in one day, to have a full on day of amazing cinematic experiences.

A tall metal and glass rectangular building with a white screen saying which movie is on as it changes and is blank in this picture with glass rectangualr windows and a glass rectangular light brown door with Everyman in light blue bols font and Cinema in more cursive hot pink font on a light background.


Everyman Cinemas, is located within the heart of Leeds City Centre, via the Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre, Everymean boasts a wonderful array of plush seating, amazing sound and service to your seat. This is definitely a cinematic experience, that you want to indulge in when it comees to seeing your favourite film. Due to Everyman Cinema being within Trinity Leeds, it means that it's only a stones throw away from the train station, which means that, you can plan and enjoy an amazing day within Leeds without having to walk too far to watch a film.


Vue are known for their exquisitive screens, and great seats. The Vue within The Light, Leeds, offers both of them and more. As it is in a shopping centre, again, you can get some shopping done before/after a film. As this cinema is so near to the Town Hall/Art Gallery, you can experience high brow culture via art and film. You can also grab a coffee via the Starbucks that is only a moment away. or grab food via Nation Of Shopkeepers, Miller & Carter or Red Hot World Buffet. You can also make a full day of it via booking a room at Radisson Blue which is also located within The Light. There is another Vue within Cardigan Fields, that is located next great eateries such as, Taco Bell, McDonalds and MOD Pizza, therefore you can grab something great to eat, before or after, if you go to that Vue.

Showcase De Lux

Showcase De Lux, was the cinema that I went to, as a treat, throughout my childhood. This cinema is probably one of the 3 that made me enjoy cinema in it's entirety. From it's big screens and majestic sound, to the lush interior even before sitting down, this cinema just exudes style. It is a bit out of the way unless you're travelling by Car due to it being in Birstall. It is a 9 min walk from Ikea and Frankie & Benny's therefore you can enjoy shopping, food and a film all within a few minutes of each other. I mean this is technically in Batley but I always class it as Leeds, but it is an amazing cinema.

Hyde Park Picture House

This Picture House is one of the most amazing buildings and cinemas, that I have ever laid my eyes upon and I urge you to go if you can. This Grade II listed building still shows some of the most popular movies that are on at the minute, but they also show local and indie based films. This means that there is always a variety of films to go see at this amazing establishment. I think that this would be an amazing place to go to when you want to encapsulate yourself in a film, or, take yourself and someone else on a great day out.


This one is the last cinema, that is based within a shopping centre, but this is the latest one. Cineworld White Rose has the most amazing lighting, screens, sounds, seating and environment. When you walk into this establishment, you know that it was meant to be a cinema where great films were meant to be shown. Due to it being within White Rose, it means that you can shop, chat, dine and do anything in between. Go and check it out if you can.

Have you checked out any od these film based establishments? Have you watched any great films lately like, Call Me By Your Name, The Shape Of Water or The Greatest Showman? Let me know down below! Most of these bove have student discounts but, please do double check. 

I hope that you have enjoyed reading this film based blog post and I hope that you come back to read another post.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x 

Sniffing The Scent Of New York | Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Men

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought, that today, I would talk to you all about another amazing fragrance, that I've been loving at the moment. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Men.

If you can cast your mind back to the beginning of the year, I wrote a blog post about the amazing Limeyard within White Rose Centre. The person that I brought along to the event, was wearing this exact scent, so, the following week, I decided to check it out with another great female friend within Boots. Whilst we were slowly making our way through the thin white aisles, we found our way to the scent, and I realised that it was on offer! I uhmed and ahhed, and after a while, I bought it due to the gift set of the fragrance being on a great offer.

A thick silver metallic tin with a black interior with 212 VIP Men engraved into the left hand side of the tin with Caroina Herrera on the front in smaller black font with a tall rectangular silver metalic bottle with a square silver lid with 212 VIP Men in black medium sized font next to a triangular long black bottle with 212 VIP Men Bath and Shower Gel NYC in white font with Carolina Herrera in smaller white font on a white background.

Top notes: Vodka Zubrowska, Caviar, Lime.

Vodka sounds weird in a fragrance, I know, but it adds a spritzy note to the fragrance, which reminds me instantly of Summer. Caviar adds a deep note to the scent, and Lime adds a refreshing kick which works in tune with the Vodka, to give the fragrance a real Summer vibe, as soon as you spritz this onto the skin.

Heart notes: Hot Ginger, Black Pepper

I love how the Heart/Mid Notes are a complete juzposition of the light and refreshing Vodka and Lime. The Hot Ginger and Black Pepper add a warmness to the scent which cuts against the freshness of the Lime.

Base notes: King Wood, Amber

Wood normally plays a major part in male orientated fragrances, so King Wood being a note which is the last to settle on the skin, doesn't surprise me that much. Amber is a little surprising, but I love how the spiciness of the Ginger and Black Pepper settles down into the warming Amber.

I also got the Shower Gel within the gift set that I received, and it embodies the fragrance, but, I feel like that the Wood is a bit muted, and, the Lime and Black Pepper come out a bit more via the product. It helps intensify the scent of the fragrance, and helps the scent last longer on the skin.

I think that this would be best worn (no matter whether it is worn by a man, woman or anyone in between on the gender spectrum) in either the Autmn season, a warmish evening which is rare in England, or when you need a little pizzazz on a boring day, as it will definitely perk you up.

Have you smelt 212 VIP Men? What do you think? Let me know down below!

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Thanks for enjoying this beauty based blog post! I hope that you come back next time for a brand new blog post.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x 

Saturday 3 March 2018

Findiing The Scent Underneath The Clothes | Jimmy Choo Man Intense

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post. I thought that today, I would talk to you all about a fragrance that I've been loving at the moment, which is the Man Intense fragrance by Jimmy Choo.

A dark blue-black rectangular cardboard box with a black rectangle with a gold boarder saying Jimmy Choo Man in gold thin bold font with Intense in smaller bold gold font with a rectagular tall black blue glass bottle with a black blue lid with the same black rectangle with a gold border saying Jimmy Choo Man in thin gold font with Intense below the box in smaller gold bold font on a white background.
Jimmy Choo have done it again with their lovable fragrances. JC have released Jimmy Choo Man Intense, a bolder version of Jimmy Choo Man. Imagine this as the Dad of Jimmy Choo Man due to it being a bit bolder, and a bit more complex on the scent front. 

The Top Notes consist of Lavender, Honeydew Melon which means, when you first spray this onto your skin, you slightly delicate scent with a burst of fruitiness and coolness from the Honeydew Melon. 

The Mid Notes consist of Davana, Geranium, Pepper which adds onto the slightly floral scent from the Lavender, but also counterbalances it all, via the spiciness of the Pepper which gives the fragrance a warming element for those colder nights out.

The Base Notes consist of Patchouli, Cistus Labdanum, Tonka Bean, which again add to the spiciness of the fragrance which balances out the floral aspects of the scent. The Tonka Bean adds a sweet hint to the scent which ensures that the fragrance isn't full of spice, like Viktor & Rolf's Spicebomb, which I love for a good Winter fragrance. 

I've only tried this a few times via testing in stores due to not being fully able to afford it, due to being a student, and only spending money when I need to but I love the spiciness of the Pepper and Patchouli rounded out with the Tonka Bean and Melon. It gives it a Summer night/Autumn sort of vibe/that time of the year, when you're not ready for full on spice, but you're not completely ready to give up on the refreshing fragrances.

I think that this would be best suited for a drinks in the evening sort of date, or, for a day out when the weather is nice.

If you want to find out about any of the Jimmy Choo fragrances then click here.

Have you tried this fragrance? Let me know down below! 

I hope that you've enjoyed this beauty based post. I hope that you come back next time for another blog post.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x