A Magically Mike evening at Seckford Hall

For those of you who have followed me since I started, you will know that I got married in 2016. My hen do was a few months before the big day, and I will always remember watching Magic Mike XXL at midnight as we ate popcorn on very low beanbags. The film was one of my highlights from my 2015 cinema trips and puts a huge smile on my face each time I hear a song from the soundtrack on the radio. So, when I was contacted by Seckford Hall in Woodbridge about a ‘Magically Mike’ tribute night event, my seat was definitely RSVP’d!

As the evening drew closer, the race was on to find a kickass outfit worthy of a night that was clearly going to be one to remember. I narrowed it down to either a floaty maxi dress or a glitter playsuit, keep on reading to see which one I wore…

The evening began at 7pm sharp, Paul was at home with Alice so I had a baby-free night ahead of me with one of my amazing friends, Gemma. We definitely came dressed for the occasion as seats started to fill, glamorous girls were celebrating their own hen nights all around and it took me right back to 2016.

This playsuit from Quiz Clothing was definitely the right choice

We dined on a delicious three course meal that really set the tone for the evening:

with watercress and glazed walnuts

with roasted new potato and seasonal vegetables

with raspberry coulis

The starter was a delight- though being a stilton virgin I wasn’t quite sure how I would like it…but I loved it. The chicken was effortlessly scrumptious and definitely left me wanting more. The cheesecake however was not gluten free, but I have it on good authority from Gemma that it was heavenly!

We had a fabulous drag queen to host the event called Miss Crystal, and by the third song we were all up and dancing with her. And then came the part of the night we had all been waiting for- the UK Pleasure Boys…

It was such a fun show, and although I tried to capture some shots for this blog post, I was also trying to watch and not be rude with a camera in my hands. I definitely saw the whole thing with my own eyes, and that is most definitely a pun! The Pleasure Boys really knew how to work the audience, pulling up brides to be to sit on chairs, participate in many acts which left us all cheering and having the best time.

As midnight approached, my final fantasy came true… a tea and coffee table! I’m actually being serious, as everyone else around me was on their third bottle of Prosecco, I wouldn’t have wanted to trade my pot of tea for the world! A perfect end to a perfect night at Seckford Hall.

Saharasplash x

Have you ever been to Seckford Hall? If you are local to Suffolk, you should definitely consider stopping by for a range of fun activities, spa sessions and dining out options.

Seckford Hall invited me to the event to review the evening, all thoughts and views my own.

Celebrate Veganuary at The Cosy Club

It’s a hard truth that the world we are living in is changing day by day. The amount of possibilities are endless in both positive and negative ways. With a changing society, it’s only natural that one of the most popular activities (eating out) is going to diversify to cater for more diets. This month thousands of us are trying out Veganuary, whether you’re already a vegetarian or just wanting to eat less meat. There’s a lot circulating around the fact that we should all be eating a more plant based diet and I wholeheartedly agree. So I’ve teamed up with The Cosy Club in Ipswich to give you a taste of the Vegan life.

Top: Shein
Skirt: Karen Millen
Shoes/bag: Vivienne Westwood

I had the gluten free menu as well as the Vegan menu to cross reference what was safe for me to eat being a coeliac. There were a few stand out choices and I eventually chose the Thai green vegetable curry with a side of sweet potato fries as I sipped on my virgin mojito.

* Note to make this dish gluten free it must be ordered without spring rolls

My sister ordered the Thai burger which also looked amazing…

*Note to make this dish gluten free just ask for a gluten free bun

We both chose spicy dishes so a second round of drinks were required! The curry and burger were lovely, just make sure you have some water on the table too 🙂

Now onto dessert…

This chocolate orange torte is both Vegan and gluten free- just the perfect end to a wonderful meal Vegan style.

Thanks to The Cosy Club Ipswich for having us. Why don’t you celebrate Veganuary at The Cosy Club instead of reaching for the regular menu next time you visit?

Saharasplash x

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