A Perfect Vue! Our Trip To Vue Cinema, Altrincham. Vue sign, exterior shot, sky

A Perfect Vue!: Our Trip To Vue, Altrincham

* Contains gifted experience. All opinions are our own as always though fillies.

With the British “summer” actually not being very…well…summery, there’s only one way to spend those rain-filled days or nights – a trip to the flicks! Yes – our date night would not be dampened (both metaphorically or literally) because escaping into the world of the movies is always the perfect destination! We had been after seeing Disney’s Aladdin for some time, so one particularly inclement Saturday, one of our 3 wishes was to experience it in the best possible way. And the perfect venue to do so? Well, that had to be Vue, Altrincham. Small but perfectly formed, this is no “diamond in the rough”, but a “whole new world”of entertainment, comfort and quality. So jump aboard our magic carpet and see if our trip was everything we had wished for…

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Je Ne Sais Quoi Discovering That Extra Something With DietBon Weight Loss Meals by Fashion Du Jour LDN. DietBon guide. Marinated grilled salmon with mashed courgettes

Je Ne Sais Quoi: Discovering That Extra Something With DietBon Weight Loss Meals

I don’t know about you but when the dreaded word “diet” is uttered, my mind instantly starts to dance with thoughts of endless calorie counting, avoiding social situations, eating bland, tasteless “food” or meal replacement products that make you instantly want to reach for something sinful and, worst of all, feeling starvation pangs. But fear not, there may just be a light in the world of dieting. One that offers a certain something extra – DietBon and their range of weight loss meals. Click this way and discover whether it really delivers that Je Ne Sais Quoi…

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Marvellous Manchester: A Local's Guide To Hidden Gems by Fashion Du Jour LDN. Manchester. Street Art. Girl. Denim Jacket

Marvellous Manchester: A Local’s Guide To Hidden Gems

Hotels.com have gifted me spending money, but all views are our own.

Manchester – damn you are marvellous! As dwellers of this fine city, we are huge ambassadors of its hidden gems. And in order to really, truly experience a city, it is always wise to seek local advice – insider information if you will! For those that live and breath the town, they usually experience all the secret delights that can be hidden from the average tourist. Stepping off the train at Piccadilly station and checking into one of the many fabulous hotels in Manchester, it is easy to stumble into the trap of “chain smoking” – the habit of jumping from one brand named restaurant to another brand name bar on repeat till the end of your trip. Sure – there is comfort in the familiar, but heck, great things come out of stepping out of your comfort zone! So click this way and discover the hidden gems of Manchester, as us two locals take you along to our favourite places…

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Nailed it: 5 Ways to Smash Your New Year Resolutions by Fashion Du Jour LDN. Fitness, workout gear, Manchester, Hunkemoller pink hoodie

Nailed It!: 5 Ways to Smash Your New Year Resolutions

January – where the devil have you gone? Yes, it’s the month that so many of us fillies use as a time to reset, with that ever-so cliche “new year, new me” mantra. We clamber for a resolution that we hope will eventually magic us into the best version of ourselves. Whether it’s cutting down or, shock horror, cutting OUT takeaway foods, giving your phone less screen time, or probably one of the most common New Year resolutions of them all – hitting the gym harder than Anthony Joshua, like the camp pants you are! But now that the New Year is in full swing, what’s the key to making sure you stick to your resolutions? How DO you make “resolutions” into, well, PERMANENT life choices that then become second nature? Click this way and find out the five ways to ensure your resolutions stick this year…

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Nice To MEAT You!: The Grill In The Park, Worsley by Fashion Du Jour LDN. Grill in the Park Worsley Restaurant

Nice To MEAT You!: Grill In The Park, Worsley

One of the delights of moving to a new area is discovering the hidden gems it has to offer. Having a (literal) taste for adventure is something we pride ourselves on here at FDJ LDN. So when the offer to sample the wares of the newly reopened Grill in the Park came through AND it happened to be just 5 minutes around the corner from the new abode – well, we geared up our taste buds and hot-footed it over asap. Click this way and say hello to the thrill of the grill – it’s nice to MEAT you…

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Skin Deep: How To Boost Your Skin From The Inside With Vitabiotics by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Skin Deep: How To Boost Your Skin From The Inside With Vitabiotics

We don’t want to jinx it – but it looks like summer is here! Which makes it the perfect time to take a look at your possibly lacklustre lifestyle habits and overhaul your winter routine. With the warmer weather brings renewed vigour, so it’s a great opportunity to look for easy ways to improve your skin’s health, along with your all around well-being, boosting your skin from within with some tasty seasonal diet additions. Yes, summer isn’t just about reviewing your wardrobe fillies – flawless skin is always in fashion all year round! The hair, skin and nail experts behind the Vitabiotics Perfectil range have thankfully put together their favourite foods for us, that will have you looking and feeling great in no time! So click this way for their round-up of the foods you need to pop in your basket that’ll boost your skin from within…

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Afternoon Delight!: Afternoon Tea At The Courthouse, Cheshire by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Afternoon Delight!: Afternoon Tea At The Courthouse Hotel, Cheshire

Who doesn’t love a nice bit of easy, breezy afternoon delight on a lazy sunny day, hey? And by afternoon delight, we mean a good old fashioned afternoon tea, you filthy-minded fillies! So when we were invited to taste what was on offer at The Courthouse Hotel, we couldn’t wait to try this real slice of Cheshire. With a group of other food bloggers, we got to exclusively experience the brand new afternoon tea at this iconic building that has entered a new, uber stylish incarnation. So click this way, we’ve saved you a seat accordingly…

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Around The World In 4 Perfect Date Nights!

Ahhhh…date night! That designated time when you and your special someone make special time to do some…erm…special. To focus on the now, to enjoy each other’s company and escape into your own little love bubble. Is there anything better? Well yes, when you decide to make it just that little bit more magical and take it around the world! When you consider the cost of an average date night outing locally, why not be a savvy spender and go international? So whether you want to be romantic in Rome, loved up in London, parfait in Paris or naughty in New York, there’s a perfect date out there for everyone, and who knows, it just might be the one that takes your relationship to the next level! Click this way and discover the perfect destination for love…

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Raising the Steaks: Bar + Block Steakhouse by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Raising The Steaks: Bar + Block Steakhouse

You know what’s better than a good steak? A GREAT steak, that’s what! But what makes a great steak an UH-MAZING one? When you surround the experience with cosy, comfy decor, yummlicious cocktails and bae of course (I just used the term bae everybody – I may have just vomited a bit in my mouth…warn me NEVER to use it again). On one particularly drizzly “summer” evening a couple of weeks back, we discovered a place that really is raising the steaks! So, click this way and find out what’s on the menu at Bar + Block Steakhouse, Kings Cross…

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Urban Oasis: The Refinery - New Street Square by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Urban Oasis: The Refinery – New Street Square

In the hub-bub of modern life, it’s nice to know that there is always lurking a luxe little hideaway waiting to be found. On a particularly balmy day, we wanted to discover an oasis of calm in the urban jungle! It was time to escape the rat race and enjoy some well deserved R & R. Nestled away in trotting distant of Fleet Street and Chancery Lane, The Refinery – New Street Square, serves up peaceful respite and tasty treats for the city weary, right on their doorstep. Click this way and see what’s on the menu at this urban oasis…

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