CAPE TOWN HOTSPOT: FIREFISH RESTAURANT [REVIEW]

If seafood tickles your pickle, and you love a good selection of wines when you dine, then the new Firefish restaurant is the place to be this summer! Recently launched in the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, overlooking the harbour and with a backdrop of the ICONIC Table Mountain, this little gem has the atmosphere of an absolute Summers day bliss! And if dinner is more of a winner, then it is the perfect place to watch the sun go down, sippin’ on speciality cocktails while gazing into a canvas of the lit-up city lights. Think cosmopolitan living! Location, location, location is all I can say!

Crisp and fresh, Iona for the girls!

Now – let’s get to the good part. THE MENU!

Firefish have some sea-riously delicious menu picks. With enough choice, and a bite for everyone to enjoy, you can expect the widest selection, from seafood to land food, and even a special place on the menu for the vegetarians – you don’t see that everyday – yay! Did I mention the overflowing sushi selection, fresh from the ocean?

I had the absolute pleasure of tasting a few of the picks on the menu. A friend and I started the night off with a glass of cold and crisp Iona Sav Blanc. Super refreshing and ice cold to the pallet. That’s what Summers about, right?

We were then presented with freshly baked bread and butter to nibble on while we decided what to have for dinner. Of course, being a seafood lover, I just HAD to try the first thing that jumped out at me (besides the sushi) – crispy PRAWNS with garlic, lemon and Sichuan! These were delicious, but my absolute favourite of the starters that we ordered was the Tuna Tartar.

To start menu – crispy prawns with garlic, confit lemon, and Sichuan

MY, OH MY! I literally do not have words to describe the absolute beauty of what I tasted. It was like heaven on a fork – seriously! An avocado base with a tower of seared tuna, crispy shallots and the most delectable soy lime dressing. That experience in itself was just utter mouth-watering perfection! With an intro so delicious, it only made sense to order from the sushi menu – and that we did!

To start menu – Tuna tartar with avocado, crispy shallots and sesame soy lime dressing

We started off with the classics – because HEY, you can never go wrong with those, and boy were we right! The Salmon California Roll and Salmon Roses were up first. They were superb! One thing that really stuck out to me was the generous portion sizes. 8 pieces per order, except for the 3-piece Salmon Roses. One things for sure about those – they had me at Japanese mayo!

Sushi roses menu – salmon, avocado and Japanese mayo

The Signature sushi plates were up next, one of my favourites – The Ultra Phili roll. Think salmon, avocado and Philadelphia cream cheese all wrapped into one, and you have a winner!

Sushi Signatures menu – Ultra Phili with salmon, Philadelphia cream cheese and avocado

Something different, which I have never had before in the land of sushi is the Sushirito. Tempura prawn, avocado, Unagi, drizzled in spicy Japanese Mayo, for a delicate kick. Pair this with some pickled ginger, with a dunk of soya sauce, and you might just find yourself in heaven!

Sushi Signature menu – Sushirito with tempura prawn, avocado, spicy Japanese mayo and unagi

With everything being as delectable as it was, one of my favourites, was the much-anticipated sushi DONUT! Yes, you read that correctly. The sushi donut has made its way into town!

All the treats, without the sweets. This way, dessert lovers can still get away with not ordering off the sweet list. Shaped like a donut, and draped in salmon and avocado, with a sprinkle of salmon roe and sesame seeds, this was a super delicious way to end the night. Be prepared to eat this one with your hands. This donut has a way of getting down ‘n dirty.

Sushi signatures menu – Sushi Donut with salmon, avocado, salmon roe, sesame seeds and Japanese mayo

Although the “Happy Ending” menu has much to offer, from spiced carrot cake, cotton cheesecake to chocolate macaroon pie, we couldn’t possibly indulge in anymore deliciousness for one night. Don’t worry though, I have promised myself to pop down for coffee and a dessert of sorts to make up for it. I cannot tell you how excited I am to go back and enjoy this!

Admiring the view!

All in all, Firefish is an absolutely cracking restaurant! This is the perfect place to be this summer. A delectable menu, nested amongst the bustle of the Waterfront, with excellent friendly service and some sea-reously fresh food. It’s the PERFECT way to get the Summer time feels going! And yes, their fish is on fire!

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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LUSH 2017 EASTER RANGE

I hope you all put a Spring in your step this Easter with my Lush Easter Beauty Haul over Instagram. YES, these Lush treats should’ve had you bouncing about, so ears to hoping you had a superbly hoppy Easter. Today I will be going through my thoughts on these beauty bombs, so prepare yourself for a few funny yolks along the way, and make sure you look out for next years 2018 Easter range.

A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend the LUSH bloggers event at my local LUSH store, which was a complete honour! Right up until the last moment where I couldn’t make it because PREGNANCY got in the way. You know, some days are superb and others not so much. As you can imagine, I totally wanted to risk it, but you never know what to expect when there’s a little chick waiting to hatch. I had to unfortunately give the event a skip, but I still managed to get my hands on the new fun Easter range from LUSH.

First up, we have a BUNCH OF CARROTS BUBBLE BAR. These are SO CUTESY for some magic in the bathtub! What’s even better is that these carrots are reusable and can last for 30 baths in total between the collection – that’s 10 baths per carrot and a whole lot of bubbles. These are also fun for kids to use. Simply hold a carrot under the running tap, watch the bubbles pop and the water change colour! These also aren’t your average vitamic C carrots, just by the way. These bubble bars are rich with lemon, bergamot, and buchu oils to fill your tub with citrusy bubbles and scents.

Bunch of carrots bubble bar

Next, we have the GOLDEN EGG BATH BOMB. With explosions (literally) of glitter and cocoa butter, you’re guaranteed to come out looking all sparkly and feeling moisturised. This bomb melts in the bath and turns the water bright yellow – almost as if you’ve cracked an egg! This is a slow melting bath bomb and spins about dissolving in the water like a baked potato!

Golden egg bath bomb

This next one is one of my favourites. It involves a bunny, and a squeaky clean face. Yip, it’s time to meet FLOPSY! This is a face cleanser or if we want to get technical, Flopsy is actually a face wash cleanser. How does it work, you may be wondering? Well that’s an easy one! Flopsy lives in a tub. Everytime you want to use your little jelly, all you need to do unsquish him out the tub, stroke over your face, or rub between your paws to get it frothy and create a lather. This is also the best smelling bunny in Town. Bergamot oils and zesty lemon will leave you feeling jolly with this jelly!

Flopsy

If you’re looking for a bigger bomb, then the CHICK ‘N MIX is perfect for you. This little (or rather large, actually) bomb is basically is 2 bombs in one – winning! Chick n mix is a fun mixture of half yellow and half blue with a little orange egg. They can be used together or for 2 separate baths, to make your bomb go further. This bomb is the perfect excuse to get chicky with it, with bergamot oils, tonke absolute and a few surprises in the bath.

Chick ‘n Mix

My final bomb of the day is the “Which came first” egg. Plop this bomb into the bath to see whether the chicken or the egg surfaces first. It’s petty egg-straordinary if you ask me and smells just like Spring. If you’re looking for relaxation, then look no further. Scents of refreshing lemon and grapefruit oils are sure to make the water super soft and creamy.

Which came first?

I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter and that your Sunday was at the very least, a good hare day.

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

xxx

BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO RANGE [REVIEW & COMPETITION]

Good hair days, bad hair days – we ALL have them! Some, much more than others, but alas, those days of naughty locks that don’t listen to your hairy demands happen to the best of us.

If you’re anything like me when it comes to your fur, then you’d agree that your hair can either make or break your look of the day, or night – whichever tickles your pickle.

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Thankfully though, for those bad hair days, we no longer need to put our noggin strands in the naughty corner for misbehaving. We simply just refresh them with Batiste dry shampoo. And trust me, with this, it completely encourages your hair to have a new and improved attitude for the day – HOW FABULOUS!

Besides transforming your hair to look clean and fresh and full of volume, these babies’ come in super yummy fragrances too! Today I have chosen my top 3 Batiste dry shampoo fragrances to chat about with you guys.

Up first, we have the Coconut & Exotic Tropical Fragrance. Sounds islandy, right? And yes, this totally smells like a holiday in a can! My favourite part (besides the smell) is the super cute packaging. Flamingos, palm trees and tropical leaves are all spread out over a bright yellow background. FYI – we all know that yellow is a happy colour, so you can only imagine how fabulous it leaves you feeling!

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Next up is the Floral and Flirty Blush Fragrance – talk about girl power! I love how fresh and dainty this one smells – and just look at those pink hearts on the bottle! Expect super flowery scents through the snout with whisps of petals and roses. How romantic, but of course, let your hair do the flirting while getting those boys to flock at your feet with such delicious looking locks! You can thank Batiste later!

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Lastly, we have the Clean and Classic Original. This one is, well…clean, and yes…classic. It has a fresh powdery scent and is, well…an original too!  One of my favourite things about Batiste is that their products are vegan and totally cruelty free! How delightful!

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COMPETITION DETAILS:  [CAPE TOWN & UK]

Want to be the betty with the lushest locks in Town? No problem! Subscribe to my blog to be entered into a raffle to win a Batiste worth R500. Excuse the pun, but – WINNING!

If you are already signed up, like this blog post and tell me which fragrance is your absolute favourite. All participants who enter will be added into a raffle and chosen at random. YAY!

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Happy entering, Beautiful Betty’s!!

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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