Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Our 2 year anniversary

So I have actually been able to put up with Callum for 2 years. Or maybe it is the other way round?! Hehe!

To celebrate our anniversary he took me out for a date day last Saturday. Our actual anniversary was yesterday 9th November but as I wasn't able to see him because of my course, he decided to surprise me and take me out on the Saturday instead.

First of all he surprised me with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers.

He then took me shopping around the Bullring in Birmingham, which is my idea of a perfect day out as shopping is the my favourite thing to do ever.

We then decided to try out the Selfridges Balcony Moet and Chandon Rose Champagne Bar. I have never been here before but I really loved it. I had their Retail Therapy cocktail which is Prosecco with Chambord and raspberry purée. It tasted amazing. If you ever go here, I would definitely recommend this drink.

We were a little peckish (no change there) so decided to order some nibbles. We had the Trio of Sliders which is 3 mini burgers (2 beef and one spicy chicken) and some onion rings. Again, these were amazing, especially the beef burgers.

The bar is pretty pricey (my drink alone was £10.50) but it is lovely for a special occasion.

We then spent our evening in Turtle Bay. Now if you haven't heard of Turtle Bay before it is a Caribbean restaurant and cocktail bar which plays some great old school reggae music whilst you dine.

We managed to get there just before happy hour finished at 7:00pm, meaning all cocktails are 2 for 1. So I thought we may as well treat ourselves to two cocktails each. We both had Koko Colada which is basically their version of Pina Colada. They tasted a-mazing.

For the meal I had the Trinidad Curry Chicken. This is chicken breast with mango, coconut, sweet onion chutney, rice and peas and served with flat bread.

My curry was gorgeous, the best food I have had in a very long time. The only problem I would say is how surprisingly hot it was but to be honest I am the biggest wimp ever when it comes to hot dishes. I guessed it would be hot, just not that hot. However, it was nothing that a jug of water couldn't fix. Though I am sure there aren't many people out there who are more wimpy than I am when it comes to spicy foods?!

Has anyone else been to Turtle Bay before?

All in all, I had a lovely day and I can't wait to spend many more years with Callum.

Love Lauren

p.s tomorrow is finally the last day of my advocacy course (wooooo) so I will finally be back to posting more regularly. I have so many reviews of new products to share with you, including an amazing contour kit I have started using and my opinion on a popular drug store concealer.


  1. Congrats! You too are too cute. Happy that you have a wonderful/special day! Cheers to many more!


  2. Great post, nice photos! Congrats

    kisses Adela Acanski

  3. Congrats! You two are so cute! I bet you have a amazing and specail day :D
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  4. sounds like you guys had the perfect day, lots of drinks and foods!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  5. There is a cocktail called Retail Therapy? Amazing.
    Congrats on the anniversary!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Thank you. There is and it tastes amazing :) x

  6. Happy Anniversary!

  7. Oh wow, happy anniversary!! You both look so happy and cute, this post made me smile. :) Wishing you two all the best! <3 x


  8. Happy Anniversary!
    We have a Turtle Bay restaurant in Bristol, I love it, but yes i found the curry way too hot also!


  9. Happy Anniversary!
    What a beautiful flower arrangement, wishing you two the best!!


  10. Happy Anniversary!! Wish you many more years together in joy! :)


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  12. You both are so adorable and it looks like you had such a great evening! The food looks delicious <3


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  14. So jealous! Your couple is so beautiful and lovely Lisa @ Myfancybathroom

  15. Congrats :) I wish you all the best :) you make such a cute couple :)) xx

  16. Happy Anniversary! I love to see happy couples that make it to two years! Looks like you had a lovely time and you both look fantastic!

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  17. Congrats! Wish you all the best. :)


  18. Yay! Two years is a big deal! Congrats! From looking at your photos, it seems like you 2 have so much fun together, which is key!! All of your drinks looked delish! I've never been to Turtle Bay but I might need to find one after seeing your pics!!

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    1. Thank you :) You need to try it if you ever go near one, it is so nice xx

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  20. Congratulations Lauren! I've never been to Turtle Bay before. Looks like you guys had an amazing time :)

  21. Congrats to both of you on 2 years! It sounded like the most perfect day (and that retail therapy cocktail looks & sounds delicious!) xx


  22. Turtle bay looks so good, I've been wanting to go! Congratulations on the anniversary, it sounds like you had a great time :)

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  23. Congrats on your two year anniversary! xx, adaatude.com

  24. Such beautiful pictures. Happy anniversary God bless .
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  25. Congratulations you took! Enjoy every second of it!

    xo Jen
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