So, it seems that this year, my blog has only featured food events… but I guess, this is something I am not overly fussed about as I love my food and my food events!

I was recently invited to a try a brand new restaurant at Intu Lakeside, Chiktopia.  To sum it up, it is pretty much the UK version of Chic-fil-A (which is one of my favourite restaurants in the USA).  I am a huge chicken lover anyway, I probably eat it at least once a day, every day, so when I received an email inviting me down, I could not resist!!

Eager to get a taste of Chiktopia, I quickly arranged a visit.  I was already meeting a friend, Brooke, the same week that I planned to visit (I had to plan around my very busy holiday commitments), so I decided to take her along with me and get a second opinion to my thoughts on Chiktopia!

As I work in London, we arrived to Chiktopia fairly late, which in actual fact was a bonus, this meant that we were able to speak to Garry, one of the Chiktopia managers, in depth about the food, service they provide and the new restaurant.  Garry was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.  He talked us through each dish in lots of detail, right down to the ingredients included in each dish.  We had such a wide variety of food in front of us, we may have even tried the whole menu between us!

My favourite dish was either the “Deluxe Grilled Chicken Burger” or the “Spicy Cajun Chicken Tenders” (both dipped in the “Paradise Sauce”).  We had a variety of sauces to try which were all amazing but the Paradise Sauce was my favourite!  The Paradise Sauce is their secret recipe: so we were asked to see if we could describe the taste, which was actually quite difficult, but Brooke suggested that it tasted a little bit like Burger Sauce (which I am not usually a massive fan of), but whatever the taste, it was unbelievable!  I would definitely recommend you try this when you visit!  I also really liked the Louisiana biscuit – it was recommended that we dipped it into the Paradise Sauce but, this I was not a huge fan of!  I preferred it dipped into the “Buttermilk Sauce”!

The “Spicy Cajun Chicken Tenders” were a little spicy for me (but I can’t handle too much spice!) so the buttermilk sauce is a life saver when your mouth is on fire!  This sauce is another one of my favourites!

I also got to try the best milkshake I have ever had!  I am a huge milkshake lover anyway but tend to stick with strawberry 99% of the time, but I tried the “Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake” and it was hands down, the best milkshake I have ever had!  I also, recommend that you give this milkshake a go as you will definitely not regret it!!!

The prices at Chiktopia are very reasonable which makes it even more worth it.  The food was served extremely fast and was just delicious!  So if you are around the Lakeside area and in need of a quick meal, this is definitely the place for you, especially if you are like me and love chicken!!

I would like to say a huge thank you to Yvonne and Garry for gifting us such a lovely meal and for being so helpful and attentive throughout our Chiktopia experience.  I would also like to wish Chiktopia lots of luck as they truly deserve it for serving such fast and tasty food!

Make sure you give them a follow on Instagram @chiktopia_chicken and check out their menu online:!

If you download the Chiktopia app, you can always grab yourself a FREE Original Burger!!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

*this was a gifted dining experience but an honest review (as always!)

I was recently invited down to Jodhpur Indian Kitchen in Basildon, Essex to have a taste of their menu! Jodhpur Indian Kitchen has been open since August 2018 and is a very popular restaurant in the town centre.  Indian food is one of my favourite meals so I was super excited!

Food events/reviewing food is one of the my specialities: I am a real foodie, if you didn’t know!  And yes, I am one of those people who take pictures of their food!!!

I visited Jodhpur Indian Kitchen on a Tuesday evening and I am not exaggerating when I say, all I spoke about that day at work was how excited I was for my Indian meal!!! My dad is the biggest Indian food critic, so thought i would take him along.

The restaurant itself is really cute and quirky and the staff were very friendly and attentive.  We were seated and given a menu each to glance over.

After our poppadums which was served with three signature chutneys, we decided to get two different starters to share, in order to get the best of both worlds (if you know, you know!) and more of a variety for my restaurant review.  We decided to try the “Herb Chicken Tikka” (which is chicken marinated in fresh green herbs paste, cooked in tandoor, served with mix raita and chilli sauce) and the “Gilafi Seekh Kebab” (which is minced lamb with spices and peppers, cooked in tandoor, served with chilli sauce and herb chutney).  I absolutely love Chicken Tikka anyway so I knew this would be a good choice but I can honestly say, it did not disappoint.  As for the Gilafi Seekh Kebab, I am not always keen on lamb (as I don’t like it being too chewy) but it was cooked to perfection and was extremely tasty.

As for our mains and with their menu, they give you the option to change the spice on the majority of meals.  I prefer a more mild curry than a spicy curry (like a korma or a butter chicken.. don’t laugh!!) so decided to go for the “Madras Chicken” (which is a flavourful chicken curry with roasted southern spices, served with butter naan) in the mild option and my dad decided to go for the “Madras Chicken” but in the spiciest option and we had sides of mushroom rice.  I absolutely loved this: especially as it isn’t something I would normally go for.  The chicken was tender and moist and was simply delicious.  The sauce had a slight kick to it but it was enough for me to cope with!!  I also had a “Peshwari Naan” (which I always get) and I can honestly say, this was the best Peshwari Naan I have ever had!

Our overall experience was amazing!  We felt the restaurant and the food gave off a real “Indian Street Food” vibe.  We had such a lovely time and enjoyed the most delicious meal.  We will definitely look at going back and taking the whole family, so of course, we would highly recommend Jodhpur Indian Kitchen!  The restaurant also offers a lunch time menu that looks unreal – so I would love to go back to have a taste of that menu too!

A massive thank you to Jodhpur Indian Kitchen for having us, we thoroughly enjoyed our Indian dining experience!

Take a look at their website here:

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

*this was a gifted dining experience but an honest review (as always!)

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post as I have been living a super busy lifestyle these past 6 months: I mean, I don’t even know where to start but I feel as though, before I go straight into a post, I need to update you a little!

Quick life update:-

I am still working a full-time job and as you would have noticed, I have been doing a little less blogging and focusing on having fun rather than worrying about having deadlines to reach: as you would have seen from my Instagram, I have been jetting off around the world recently (with more holidays to come) and I have been spending a lot of time with my friends and family.  Ideally, I would have liked to have written some blog posts on some of my trips this year but I just simply haven’t got round to it but I am ready to get back into it!

Things I have learnt in the past 6 months that you need to remember:-

  •  Life is good: it may not always seem “good” but prioritise yourself and don’t take life too seriously.
  • Ensure you have a good friend/ or a good group of friends around you: these people will help you at your worst moments in life.
  • Make plans and maintain a good social life.
  • Avoid toxic people, toxic environments or anything that gives you a negative vibe.
  • Don’t settle for anything less than you deserve in life, whether that be a friendship or a job.
  • You only get one life, so do what makes YOU happy.
  • Brunch, a lot.. you won’t regret it!

Have a great start to the week and Happy Monday!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

I have always been a lover of a Sienna X spray tan, so I was over the moon when I discovered they now have a Sienna X mousse that I am able to use at home!

I was recently gifted the cutest Sienna X gift set (which is a perfect gift for any Sienna lovers, just in time for Christmas!).  I can honestly say, it was one of the cutest gift sets I have ever received.

My gift set included, a Self-tan Tinted Mousse, a Secret Tan Primer, a Radiance Body Balm, a Luxury Tanning Mitt and a few chocolates (cute!).

Lets talk firstly about the tanning mitt, wow, I was amazed.  The Sienna X Tanning Mitt is a very soft and very different mitt (it is completely different to any I have ever used before).  The tanning mitt achieves a flawless and even finish.  It is ideal for use on the face and body and the best part about it, is the fact it is reusable(!!!).  The washable mitt features a super soft velvet surface for effortless application of tanning solution.  The dual-sided mitt protects skin from staining, whilst allowing you to create streak-free, natural-looking results every time.

As I previously mentioned, Sienna X has always been my go to whenever I have a spray tan and I always get a streak-free, brown but natural looking tan.  The Sienna X Mousse has certainly lived up to my expectations and I could not expect any less.  Streak-free with a gorgeous and natural looking tan.  It is quick and easy to apply, which means my tanning nights will be a lot more frequent than just my Thursday night tan session!

I am currently obsessed with my primers and I was completely blown away to discover my fav tan products now have a primer!  The Sienna X Secret Tan Primer is great for that professional touch, this enables you to create a flawless tan, in the comfort of your own home.  The silky lotion absorbs quickly into the skin to prepare you for your Sienna X Mousse application.  This product is fragrance and paraben free.

The Sienna X Radiance Body Balm actually acts as a nourishing moisturiser that helps maintain and improve the appearance of a fake tan.  The Radiance Body Balm is formulated with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and added Vitamin E and, if you are worried about ageing, it actually helps to prevent premature ageing (bonus!).  This cream is designed for use in both the morning and evening, giving a smooth feel and beautiful sheen.  The balm also contains small gold flecks to add extra shimmer and it is completely paraben and cruelty free!

I am sure, if you have had a spray tan before you would have heard of Sienna X but seriously, these tanning products are a godsend!  You can shop all of your Sienna X needs here:  I hope you enjoy tanning with Sienna X just as much as I do!!  Happy Tanning!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

I absolutely love Christmas and I get so excited knowing I am on the hunt for gifts as I love to spoil those close to me!  My favourite gifts have always been more personal and personalised gifts: I am a total sucker for these sort of gifts.  I prefer buying others more personalised gifts because I know, whatever the item, if it is more personal, the person you are buying for will never forget who bought it for them and I think this always means more to someone than just a regular present.  I am the type of person who would much rather a personalised frame with memories of my life than an £800 YSL bag!

When I was asked to review a Prestige Gifting Hamper, I was so excited as I find hampers can be very personal gifts: especially the Prestige Gifting Hampers!  I actually received one a few years ago from my work and still to this day, I believe it was one of the best presents I have ever received!  I love how you can tailor them to suit a specific person, whether it is the fact they like cheese and wine or chocolate and biscuits, you are able to purchase one to suit every persons needs.

In my hamper from Prestige Gifting, I received the following:-

Irish Cream Fudge, Organic All Butter Oat & Raisin Cookie, Natural Crackers, Rosehip Crisp Fine English Biscuits, Orange and Cranberry Mini Biscuits, Hazelnuts & Agen Plum Toast, Chocolate Infused Lavender and Fresh Raspberry Creams.

I must be honest, I haven’t tried all of the above items as I really wanted to save some for Christmas Day to share with my family but for the items I have tried, they are absolutely delicious: especially the fudge!   As you can imagine, I was so pleased with the items in my hamper (as the items inside were all a total surprise).

I have since had a scroll through the Prestige Gifting website and found some really cute Christmas hampers that would make the most amazing gift for your loved ones and it is only £29.99 (see image below): 

(How cute?!)

I would definitely recommend checking out Prestige Gifting’s website ( as there are so many hampers to choose from and I am 100% sure that you will find hampers perfect for your Mums, Nans, Sisters, Aunties, Cousins etc!  Everyone loves a hamper – especially when the hamper is a reasonable price!

Happy Hamper Shopping my lovelies! 

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x