Author: Holly Benning

The Surprising Superfoods of 2017

Strawberries, broccoli and lentils are undoubtedly overflowing with healthy minerals and vitamins, but what about all your favourite treats we would much rather eat? There are hundreds of superfoods that are right under our noses which we definitely need to explore. Chocolate is high in antioxidants these are a group of natural food chemicals that have the important job of fighting other chemicals in our body. These cause inflammation which contributes toward ageing processes and chronic disease. The seeds from the cocoa tree are meant to be one of the highest food sources of antioxidants. Cacao powder also contains a high amount of...

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Bold Street Vintage and Charity Shops: Part One

The hidden treasures in charity shopping are waiting for the students of Liverpool to discover and grab their vintage pieces right now for a fraction of the price; so what’s in store?  Whether it’s the faux fur coat you’ve been dreaming of for the Christmas months or you desperately need to add to your impressive shoe collection, charity shopping is the new in thing for saving money and supporting a great cause. With its growing popularity, the charity shops I visited along Bold Street were both bustling and vibrant. Their collections of clothing, accessories and shoes were in pristine condition and offered a range...

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The Italian Frenzy Series: Crust

Next up on my Italian frenzy series is the tasty and relatively new addition to Bold Street, Crust. Their unique take on traditional Italian dishes offers Liverpool’s bustling upcoming location an Italian edge. Their quirky and rustic restaurant covers all your foodie needs every day of the week. From breakfast served at 10am right through to cocktails and drafts beers until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Keep your expectations high with their impressively fast and efficient service and fabulous prices especially for students on a budget. Their extensive menu leaves you spoilt for choice with 30 different pizzas...

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The Italian Frenzy Series: Zizzi

As a fairly new Liverpool resident, I found myself unfamiliar with the best restaurants and bars to be found here, but Zizzi has quickly become one of my favourite go to restaurants for a fabulous night out. With winter specials like chocolate salted caramel brownies, pimping prosecco and a feast of sharing boards, you definitely cannot go wrong. Dig into their new menu, which promises to cater for vegans, vegetarians and dairy free customers. Zizzi offers classic Italian cuisine with a delicious twist. The Rustica pizza is their signature dish, which has an even thinner and crispier base for you to...

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North West Fashion Festival- Part One

Fashion enthusiasts were treated with two days of catwalks, live music and master classes hosted at the St George’s Hall. Famous faces such as Sam Reece, Katie Salmon and Lavish Alice took to the stage with their new designs. There were performances from the X Factor’s Tom and Laura, Kiera Weathers, Brady Ward and Girl Talk; they entertained the audience and electrified the atmosphere. Nunude kicked off this year’s catwalk with their sleek and simplistic designs that were predominantly beige or block coloured. Their styles were casual and comfortable with a soft and feminine touch to them. The stage was...

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