Great Food In New York At Sugar & Plumm

While I was planning my trip to New York I spent a lot of time searching on Instagram for great places to eat.  One restaurant that really caught my eye was Sugar & Plumm.  The photos that their customers were sharing of their food were amazing.  I knew it was somewhere teen and I had to try.

Introducing JJ Park Review & #Giveaway

I was recently introduced to JJ Park on twitter and fell completely in love with the children’s clothes on her website.  They looked perfect for my daughters.  JJ Park prides herself on offering children stylish clothes, that also tick the boxes of functional and practical too.  As my children are 2 and 4 years old, I am very much in…

Moony Nappies Review

Would you try Moony Nappies? Nappies are an interesting thing aren’t they?  They are a bit like bank accounts in some ways.  Bear with me, and let me explain.  We find some nappies we like and our baby or toddler seems to get on with and we rarely change to a different type or brand.  That’s OK, but does that…

Holiday Inn 6th Avenue New York Hotel Review

We arrived at the Holiday Inn 6th Avenue at around 10.30pm and were feeling a little frazzled to say the least.  You can catch up with our story about getting to New York here to find out why.  We were greeted by Carlos, the hotel concierge, who could see we were affected by our day of travelling.  A friendly face was…

Trespass Keeps Teen Warm This Winter

Trespass have really come to my teen son’s rescue this winter.  He walks to school everyday and to work a couple of evenings a week.  Getting him to wear a winter coat is still a struggle, and he’s 18 years old!  Fortunately, Trespass stepped in and asked us if we would like to review a winter coat.  It sounded like a…

Brewers Fayre Save Half Term

Brewers Fayre came to my rescue very recently, and they have some cracking offers and activities this half term that are guaranteed to save your half term from being stressful at home with the kids.  If you are planning a staycation this February, then Brewers Fayre could be just the place for you to share a fun family meal together.

Relaxing At Eden Hall Day Spa

Eden Hall Day Spa really know how to set the tone.  When I walked in to the reception on a particularly blustery day in Nottinghamshire I was greeted with a very warm welcome and a cup of caramel hot chocolate.  I was feeling a little flustered with the wind, so this put me completely at ease. I had been looking forward to…

Eating Out With The Family At Beefeater

Beefeater Grill is fast becoming a firm favourite for eating out with the family.  Last Sunday we were invited to enjoy another meal there, and because we’ve love it so much we really couldn’t say no.  There is something on the menu for everyone,  it’s a big hit with Daddy as well as the girls.

Teen Takes The 2 Week UFIT Challenge

UFIT got in touch recently to let us know about their two week January Snack Swap challenge.  UFIT is a high protein milk shake for people with a busy and active lifestyle.  Teen definitely fits the bill here as he plays sport regularly and walks to school daily.  He seemed like the perfect fit.

Family Breakfast At Table Table

Family breakfast is a big deal in our house.  Especially at the weekend.  It’s when we all get to start the day together with no work or nursery to worry about.  We can take it at our own pace instead of having to worry about being somewhere.

Peppa Pig Construction Grandpa Pig’s Boat Set

The Peppa Pig Construction Grandpa Pig’s Boat Set arrived here at Zena’s Suitcase this week and I was really excited about sharing it with my 3 year old daughter.  I want her to be exposed to a range of toys, including toys she can build and make things with.  I think it is so important for her development and will set her in…

Kiddyum Frozen Meal Review

Kiddyum got in touch a few weeks ago to see if we would be interested in testing their frozen meal range for children.  As a busy parent I do use ready prepared meals from time to time.  Sometimes the day doesn’t quite go to plan, or the grown ups are going to be eating separately, so I like to have a…

New York City 2016 Travel Guide Review

Did you hear that we are about to visit New York?  I’m sure the news has caught up with you by now.  In a rather timely fashion, I have been asked to review the Independent Guide To New York City 2016.  When it comes to planning for a city break, I think a guide book is invaluable when it comes…

EXCLUSIVE! Teletubbies Toys Review

The Teletubbies have arrived!  Again! And now the toys are here too!  If you have a Teletubbies fan in the house then this review is definitely for you.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram or you saw this post you’ll already know that a very exciting box arrived at Zena’s Suitcase. It created a lot of excitement for the girls I can…