Well, I finally made it to Southampton to see Alice and Joshua 😀 I also got a fab surprise in the form of Emily, Alice’s sister!! I follow her on social media and have chatted to her for ages, so it was lovely to finally meet!!
I got down to Southampton about 11:30 and we immediately popped into Starbucks for a coffee; I went for a vanilla latte, after two hours on the train, I definitely needed one!! After picking up coffees, we slowly wandered to West Quays for lunch; obviously stopping along the way to grab some photo ops!! I was wearing an H&M bobble hat, my Joe Browns coat and boots with my beloved H&M skinny jeans and my new crossbody bag from Debenhams!! The lipstick I’m wearing is my Sleek Matte Me lipstick, in the shade Birthday Suit 🙂
When we got to West Quays, we decided to go to Cabana, which is billed as being Rio street food! It had only just opened for the day so we got the pick of the seats. I absolutely adored this little corner of the room, it was so bright and colourful, perfect for blog photos!!
There was so much that I wanted to try, but in the end, I chose the crispy “Lula” squid with Malagueta mayo (Malagueta is a pepper but thankfully, it wasn’t spicy). Alice went for the chargrilled halloumi with guava dip (which had more of a jam consistency) and Emily picked the guacamole with corn chips! We decided to share the starters and they were all delicious, although obviously I picked the best one 😀
We also went for main courses too; I had the pulled chicken pitta with coconut slaw. It said it was spicy Malagueta strips of chicken, but I didn’t find it overwhelmingly hot, which I was thankful for!! I also got me a side order of sweet potato fries ♥ Emily had the same as me (copycat) although she left the slaw out of hers and went for normal fries! Alice went for the Bossa burger which came with Malagueta Mayo, Chimichurri, tomato & matchstick crisps.
During lunch, I got to have some cuddles with Joshua, he’s such a little cutie and definitely looks like Alice and Arran ♥
After a lovely lunch, we headed into town and spent a good while in Boots and Primark checking out their latest offerings! Alice and Emily cajoled me into buying a new eyebrow pencil from NYX, in the shade Taupe as I can never seem to get my shade right 😐😐 Unsurprisingly in Primark, I went for a couple of masks; Emily is the queen of the face masks and I always value her opinion!! I also picked up *that* blogger jumper, but as yet, I’m still super undecided about it; not in the least because they only had one left and it was a size 14, so it’s more than a little baggy on me!
After a browse in the shops, Alice and Emily took me to Coffee Lab for cake!! I went for a salted caramel brownie and it was gorgeous!! The vibe in Coffee Lab is really relaxed and they do so many cakes and brownies (I ended up taking one home for J!)
Unfortunately the day came to an end all too quickly, not in the least because I read the bloody time wrong and had to run (in those boots) for the train, only to find I still had 10 minutes before the train came in! Oops!!
Have you ever been to Southampton? Do you love days out with bloggers? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x