The Cauldron cocktail experience and London ventures

Well hello to you my reader chums! I love visiting London; where I live, I'm lucky enough to be just over an hour away which means a trip there can come with ease. Despite how many times I've been to London, I always find more things to see and do such as the Cauldron cocktail experience. I originally found it when I was googling 'Lord of the Rings activities to do' and it popped up. My boyfriend is a big fan of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter so I thought it was a great idea for one of his Christmas presents.

The Cauldron cocktail experience

I booked the day for the first week of January as I thought it'll be a lovely way to kick-start the new year and I was right as we both had the best ever-day. Here's what we got up to...

We headed to London in the late afternoon after a relaxing morning and went to Flat Iron to get ourselves a table slot before having a mooch round Covent Garden. Flat Iron is a renowned steakhouse in London and it was our first time here. For those who haven't visited before, be aware that you can't reserve a table, however, if it's busy on arrival, you can put your name down and they'll text you when the table is ready. 

Flat Iron

Flat Iron

Flat Iron

Flat Iron

My boyfriend loves steak so I thought Flat Iron would be the perfect early dinner spot. I have to say it certainly lived up to every good review I've heard. I'm not the biggest meat eater, however, the steak there was super yummy and the side dishes complimented it well. We ordered delicious strawberry cocktails and to finish, they give you free ice cream - you can't go wrong!

Covent Garden exploring


Covent Garden exploring
Covent Garden exploring

Covent Garden is one of my favourite spots in London. It has the quaintest shops, a few markets and plenty of side streets to find little trinkets. Even if you're not in the market to splurge, it makes for a lovely place to window shop and watch live entertainment. For more things to do in Covent Garden, check out my guide.

The Cauldron cocktail experience


The Cauldron cocktail experience

Now for the main event of the day, The Cauldron cocktail experience. The Cauldron was located around a 5-minute walk from the Elephant and Castle tube station in a cool looking building/tent. As we walked into the building, the entrance/hallway had all fantasy-themed decorations which really got us in the spirit of things. We then got handed robes and our wand for the evening - all suited and booted for our magic lesson.

The Cauldron cocktail experience

The Cauldron cocktail experience

Once we entered the tent, we were both amazed at the entire interior. It looked ever so rustic with a themed combination of all the famous fantasy novels running through. There were wooden tables, fairy lights, piles of books and plant-looking decorations.

The Cauldron cocktail experience

The Cauldron cocktail experience london

We got sat at our table (number 3.5) and in front of us was a magical box and a list of cocktails to choose from. We picked a tequila-based and rum-based one, and the staff then brought out the first group of ingredients to make the cocktail. Making them was super fun! We had to do a combination of mixing liquids, using magic to open secret doors and heating up condiments to make smokey looking cocktails. Every stage was like a 'wow' moment especially when the staff produced fire from their hands and the cocktails lit up. My favourite cocktail was the rum one as even though it was very strong, it had a lovely aroma of cinnamon and oranges. 

The Cauldron cocktail experience london

The Cauldron cocktail experience london

The Cauldron cocktail experience

The Cauldron cocktail experience

The Cauldron overall was a really exciting and interesting experience! We had the best time crafting cocktails and being immersed into magical fantasy land. If you're a fan of Harry Potter or not, I'd highly recommend. It's certainly something different to your usual cocktail class.

I hope you enjoyed this insight into our London day out and Cauldron experience. Have you visited before?

Thank you for reading <3




Current favourites

Well hello to you my reader chums! January and the new year is officially here, and as I feel it's a bit too late to write December favourites (as I usually write favourites posts in the first few days of each month), I've decided to share everything I've been loving at the minute. The past month or so have been pretty busy, however, I've tried a few new things out that I couldn't wait to share with you.

Here are my current favourites...

Current favourites

Mac's 'Amber Lights' eyeshadow 

An oldie but goldie, Mac's 'Amber Light's eye shadow will forever be a favourite of mine. I go through stages in wearing it all the time to not wearing it at all. If your blue eyed like me, the copper colour will compliment your eyes incredibly well. The shadow is intensely pigmented, blends really well and works for a lovely winter look.

Bath and Bodyworks snowflakes and cashmere shower gel 

Every blogger and Youtuber hype about Bath and Body works, however, I hadn't got my hands on any of their products until my best friend ( who recently moved to Dubai) brought me back a few bits. I was so excited and couldn't wait to try them! The shower gel was as dreamy as the bottle described and has that subtle festive scent. It lathered well and the scent lingered - I'd describe as vanilla with a hint of spice and sugar.

Fabriah haircare 

I recently got sent an exciting haircare range, Fabriah Beauty. They sent it a month or so ago and in the last few weeks, I've really got to grips in testing out and actually loving it. Fabriah Beauty's range is a little different from your standard shampoo and conditioner, and their products are named things like 'cleanzer' and sealer. After trialling the products for a few weeks, I've loved the difference they've done to my hair. It's a lot softer and has that sleek look - which doesn't really happen to my naturally curly/frizzy hair. I'm going to do a full review of these products outlining the steps on how to use them and my detailed thoughts - so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Natural line eye makeup remover


When it comes to waterproof mascara and mascara in general, I always find it's the most stubborn product to get off and that's why a good makeup remover is essential. I was recently sent this Natural Line eye makeup remover and found it really did the trick. Usually, I use the Micellar water to take all my makeup off, however, found this one does a more thorough job. Also, it's hardly got any scent and feels natural on the skin.

Current favourites

Korres shower gel in 'Pear'

I've been wanting to try Korres products for years that when I got my hands on a few shower gels, I was beside myself with excitement. I got given a few mini ones all in different fragrances including my favourite, the pear one. The shower gels feel ultra-natural and luxurious on the skin, and have such lingering fragrances. I hope to try more of their products in the future!

Driving 

If you've read my 2018 highlights, then you'd know late last year I passed my driving test and I still couldn't be more thrilled. The past month or so, I've absolutely been loving driving. I've got myself an old Corsa and it's the cutest little car I've named Evie. I've driven her to so many places already and love the freedom driving has brought.

Planning my travels 

If you've also read my New Years resolutions, then you'd know this year I'm heading off to southeast Asia for a few months in February and literally couldn't be more excited. At the minute, I'm planning with my boyfriend all the things we're going to do out there and what we want to see. It's all very exciting!

Tartan scarves 

I've been a lover of Tartan scarves for years, they're my go-to autumn/winter accessory and I love adding more to the collection. My best pal got me a gorgeous colourful scarf for Christmas and I've love being able to pair it and inject some colour into my outfit.

I hope you enjoyed my current favourites. What are you loving at the minute?

Thank you for reading <3

New Years resolutions - hello 2019

Well hello to you my reader chums and welcome 2019! Every year I always love to document my resolutions online so I'm able to check back throughout the year and see if I'm still achieving them.  I've got a lot of plans for 2019 and have a great feeling about it. I can't wait to see what the next 12 months have in store! 

Here are my new year's resolutions...

New years resolutions - hello 2019


Look after me more -  In 2018, life was a bit of a rollercoaster and at times really busy that I often didn't take care of myself in the way I should have. I'm talking in terms of self-care, ensuring I eat a good diet, work-out regularly, take the time to do efficient skin care and have a lot of 'me' time, to unwind. This year, I want to make more of an effort to eat good food and take the time every evening to ensure I fully relax and get a lovely sleep. 

Document every bit of my travels - This year I have a lot of exciting travel plans coming up. In February, my boyfriend and I are travelling to southeast Asia for two months. We're planning to visit Dubai, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. We've both never visited Asia before so I can't wait to experience the different cultures, food, and sights. As we'll be gone for such a long time, I want to keep a written log of everything we do so that when I return home I can read back to our first few days and share everything on my blog. I also want to include other travel plans in my travel journal as it's a lovely way to share my thoughts in that particular moment.

Build my business - If you saw my 2018 highlights post then you'd know I began my own baking business last year with my sister and have loved every minute of it. After my travels, I have big plans on how we can grow it and different things I want to do! Follow along with our journey over on Twinnies Bake Facebook page.

Stop caring about little things - As I've gotten a bit older, I've learned to stop worrying about the little things, however, I've still got a long way to go. People's words can still hurt and I overthink a lot of things. I hope to change that by altering my mindset over time, and learning what's really important, and what really matters.

Spend more time in the moment - In the social media world we live in, I get wrapped up in taking pictures or videoing things for the Instagram stories instead of simply just enjoying them. Towards the end of 2018, I began to step away from doing it so much and it's something I want to carry on pursuing. There's a lot of pressure to have the perfect feed and show off on social media that I often forget that's not what life is all about. It's about living and spending it with the ones who mean most.

Blogging - Blogging is my favourite thing in the world, come April I would have been running my blog for 6 years, and to be honest I never want to stop. This blog has given many opportunities and the chance to share and grow my writing skills with an online community. As I'll be travelling for two months, I won't have the access to blog and it's going to be the strangest feeling, however, once I'm home, I've got loads of content planned and can't wait to grow and build 'Della Loves Nutella even more.

I hope you enjoyed reading my resolutions! What are your goals for 2019?

Thank you for reading <3