Tuesday, 19 February 2013

DELUXEBITE | Food

Now, I've had my fair share of beauty boxes (read here, here and here), and seeing as I love food so much (you may have noticed I take a ridiculous amount of photos of my meals and snacks), it made perfect sense for me to try out one of the edible equivalents on the market: Deluxebite.  

In a sentence, Deluxebite is a monthly subscription service where you receive five deluxe-sized, gourmet food samples to try out. 

My trips to the supermarket are usually quite rushed; I very rarely stroll down the isles and check out other items, so the concept of this food discovery box definitely appealed to the chef within me.

I'm all for the humanitarian element involved with Deluxebite too: with each box purchased, a meal is donated to Foodbanks in UK - a project run by a poverty prevention charity called The Trussell Trust.     

1: Ashbourne Foods - Indulgent Chocolate Brownie Slice - 
This product is so delightfully delicious. Moist, yet the right amount of crunch. It's definitely an indulgent treat. I enjoyed this yesterday during a mini tea break at work. 

2: The Cornish Crisp Company - Salt and Vinegar
I don't eat crisps very often, but these were really tasty, somewhat moreish, and the flavour was very balanced.

3: Cornish Sea Salt Co.
Haven't ever cooked with sea salt before, but I've been reading up about it since receiving my box, and I'll be adding some as a last minute sprinkle to season cooked/ semi-cooked food (particularly fish dishes).  

4: Trotter's Independent Condiments - Assorted (in my box: Scottish Honey Mustard)
I absolutely love a drizzle of honey mustard dressing with my salads, so I see no reason why I wouldn't love this condiment.

5: Teapigs - Assorted Collection (in my box: Chai Tea and Everyday Brew)
I've had a thing for trying new brews lately, so I was ecstatic when I saw these two sachets in the box. Very nice indeed. Everyday Tea was a great morning-starter and Chai Tea was my saviour after a long, gruelling day at work. 

I've discovered some great items. The full-sized products are on the higher end of the price bracket, but I suppose that's the whole point of the box. It's filled with high quality, luxury items. Treats, if you will, that will encourage you to be a little more experimental in the kitchen. 

Each box costs £20. I won't be subscribing to receive one every month, but it's likely that I'll purchase a box on the odd occasion. If you're a food lover, you'll definitely appreciate food boxes. 

For more information, visit www.deluxebite.com

 Have you tried the Deluxebite food discovery service before (or any other food box on the market)? Is it something you'd consider purchasing?

As ever,

Rebecca-Monique
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Saturday, 16 February 2013

London Fashion Week A/W13

Yesterday, I went along to Somerset House for the first day of February's London Fashion Week. 'Twas my first time ever to the event, so the experience was a tad bit overwhelming, at first; it's not a world I'm used to, at all. Despite not having enough monthly blog views to be considered an 'accredited blogger' - and thus not being granted an exhibitions pass - I didn't let that dampen my spirits or stop me from soaking up the atmosphere; nor did I let it stop me from observing and appreciating some of the wonderful and eccentric styles on display. 

LEFT: Cute, stylish couple | TOP RIGHT: Jena Theo A/W 2013 collection show.

It was going to be a long day of photo-taking, so I was dressed practically and for comfort; and with a slight chill in the air, layering was a must.  
TROUSERS: New Look | WOOLY CARDIGAN: New Look | FAUX SHEEPSKIN GILET: Local Market | SHIRT: United Colors of Benetton  BOOTS: Hunter | BAG: Accessoryo

I had he pleasure of meeting Shirley, the writer of Meek-N-Mild. She was such a delight to chat to and is so down-to-earth. 
LEFT: Claire Sulmers - founder of Fashion Bomb Daily | RIGHT: Melissa (Mel's Wardrobe) and Breeny Lee
Interesting shoes. 

Meanwhile, outside Somerset House, an anti-fashion protest was going on... 
 In all, it was a good first day. Did you go/are you going to LFW? If so, which shows - if any - did you see? 

As ever,

Rebecca-Monique
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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Photo Diary #7

Time waits for no man; we're already in February 2013! Here are some photos of what I got up to/ate/saw/bought in January. 

 TOP ROW (L-R): Lamb stew, rice, red kidney beans and plantains | eBay-ing red shoes | Exclusively drank green tea and water in January;
MIDDLE ROW (L-R): Saw Django (loved it) | Nexus 7 for me and my boo | Noodles, salad and chicken;
BOTTOM ROW (L-R): Preparing some jerk chicken | Salt brushing | New £50 note.

 TOP ROW (L-R): Mr Snowman with tongue out and thumb up | Chips, salad, coleslaw, and salmon crumble | Honey and mustard dressing (must drizzle some on my salads);
BOTTOM ROW (L-R): Volvic water with lemon and lime (tastes like flat lemonade!) | My Nexus 7 home screen | Chicken bite from Percy Ingle.
 TOP ROW (L-R): Nanjing rice and king prawn salad | Reading 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared' by Jonas Jonasson on Kindle | Ghanaian doughnuts made by neighbour;
MIDDLE ROW (L-R): Serious hydration | Popcorn (sweet, always sweet) | Snow starting to cover trees;
BOTTOM ROW (L-R): Activia! | Nexus 7 case | Chicken korma and yellow rice. 
TOP ROW (L-R): Seeing the New Year in with some champagne | Fitness (toning and particularly working on those abs);
BOTTOM ROW (L-R): eBaying | Lightly fried potatoes and haddock | Something from the Zara sale. 

What did you get up to in January?

As ever,

Rebecca-Monique