Galentines Prosecco brunch at Caffè Rizzoli


I was invited a long with other local bloggers, to a very surprising and thoughtful treat from the wonderful Intu Victoria Center Marketing team. It was the Sunday before Valentines day and love was in the air, shop displays with hearts and flowers galore, I arrived with Sarah to the venue, Caffe Rizzoli.
This is a new Prosecco bar that is within the Victoria center in Nottingham, nestled next to the newly placed Emett Clock. With modern surroundings the sleek exterior worked perfectly. Smartly dressed waiting staff were tending to cleaning and preparing for the day ahead as I headed round past their mouthwatering cake display and gelato cabinets, eager to meet the other ladies and find out more about Rizzoli.


We were automatically greeted by the host. A smartly dressed lady who was warm and welcoming, directed us to our table. The ladies from Intu welcomed us and began to give us an insight of the day.
Sitting in a corner area as the bloggers began to join us, an enthusiastic male came to our table and introduced himself, This was Jeremy.
 Jeremy is the owner of Caffe Rizzoli, which first established in August 2012 at Medowhall shopping center along with his two sons. To then open it's doors in our city center, Nottingham, it's definitely a place to go after a long day of shopping with the girls!

I asked for a Strawberry bellini and it was exquisite! I adore prosecco and although it was 11am.. it was rude not to! We started to look through the menu, dish after dish. with thorough ingredient information and affordable prices I opted for the Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.


The food was fabulous quality and completely fresh. We all talked about our work and studies and had a full heart to heart over brunch, typically one of the best days in a long time, it felt much deserved.
We were gifted the kindest present, and the packaging was very me! The gold on teal effect was picture worthy and the contents simply shocked me. One of my favourite brands is Skinnydip and luckily we have a pop up store within our Intu, well.. Ladies who didn't have an iphone, were surprised with this beauty..


All hail the mermaid vibes!
This wallet/purse is really up my street! I adore the rainbow glitter effect, and it can hold all cards and money in a compact way. It was very kind and will be added to my Skinnydip collection!

Jeremy came over to speak to us and was extremely attentive to everyone's needs and requests. He kindly allowed me to ponder as I found it hard to choose my desert! But I felt that I chose wisely as I went for the chocolate fondue with cream. Lush!


The sponge was light and fluffy, with rich melting chocolate that oozed as I sank my fork into the heart of it. It complimented the meal wonderfully and it was beyond my expectations. I'd highly recommend Caffe Rizzoli to anyone whom is looking for a nice spot of lunch, with fresh Italian ingredients and a choice of beverages, speedy service and helpful staff. I can't wait to go back again!

As we were finishing up at Rizzoli, with a kind goodbye from Jeremy, we began to head to House of Fraser which is in close proximity and were taken to the beauty department, where brands stood from Bare Minerals to Bobbi Brown.


With more prosecco flowing, we browsed the counters and were guided to our chosen brands for a makeover! I requested Bare minerals due to never trying the brand before and would love to see how it works with my skin especially their powders, but unfortunately their makeup artist wasn't there so my other choice was Urban Decay, which I love their palettes and had my eye set on the Naked 3.




I wandered over to the Urban Decay counter, browsing the beautiful shades of lipsticks and the pristine palettes, which graced the shelves.
Greeted by Ashleigh, who conducted the makeover, I discussed that I was more than happy to try anything; as I arrived at the event with barely any makeup on at all! (pretty scary for me!) So she did a full face, going step by step on how the product will benefit with its wear ability, and left me wanting every product she used!
I actually went the following day to purchase the Naked 3 palette, i'm a sucker for rose gold and the shades were stunning she really sold it to me!



At the end of the event, we were handed an adorable hot pink bag with selected samples of the brands, from skincare to fragrance and left us all feeling very glamorous for the rest of the day.
I'd like to thank Claire and Sophie for organizing the day and making it so enjoyable for us all!

Love Ellie xo

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Galentines Prosecco brunch at Caffè Rizzoli


I was invited a long with other local bloggers, to a very surprising and thoughtful treat from the wonderful Intu Victoria Center Marketing team. It was the Sunday before Valentines day and love was in the air, shop displays with hearts and flowers galore, I arrived with Sarah to the venue, Caffe Rizzoli.
This is a new Prosecco bar that is within the Victoria center in Nottingham, nestled next to the newly placed Emett Clock. With modern surroundings the sleek exterior worked perfectly. Smartly dressed waiting staff were tending to cleaning and preparing for the day ahead as I headed round past their mouthwatering cake display and gelato cabinets, eager to meet the other ladies and find out more about Rizzoli.


We were automatically greeted by the host. A smartly dressed lady who was warm and welcoming, directed us to our table. The ladies from Intu welcomed us and began to give us an insight of the day.
Sitting in a corner area as the bloggers began to join us, an enthusiastic male came to our table and introduced himself, This was Jeremy.
 Jeremy is the owner of Caffe Rizzoli, which first established in August 2012 at Medowhall shopping center along with his two sons. To then open it's doors in our city center, Nottingham, it's definitely a place to go after a long day of shopping with the girls!

I asked for a Strawberry bellini and it was exquisite! I adore prosecco and although it was 11am.. it was rude not to! We started to look through the menu, dish after dish. with thorough ingredient information and affordable prices I opted for the Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.


The food was fabulous quality and completely fresh. We all talked about our work and studies and had a full heart to heart over brunch, typically one of the best days in a long time, it felt much deserved.
We were gifted the kindest present, and the packaging was very me! The gold on teal effect was picture worthy and the contents simply shocked me. One of my favourite brands is Skinnydip and luckily we have a pop up store within our Intu, well.. Ladies who didn't have an iphone, were surprised with this beauty..


All hail the mermaid vibes!
This wallet/purse is really up my street! I adore the rainbow glitter effect, and it can hold all cards and money in a compact way. It was very kind and will be added to my Skinnydip collection!

Jeremy came over to speak to us and was extremely attentive to everyone's needs and requests. He kindly allowed me to ponder as I found it hard to choose my desert! But I felt that I chose wisely as I went for the chocolate fondue with cream. Lush!


The sponge was light and fluffy, with rich melting chocolate that oozed as I sank my fork into the heart of it. It complimented the meal wonderfully and it was beyond my expectations. I'd highly recommend Caffe Rizzoli to anyone whom is looking for a nice spot of lunch, with fresh Italian ingredients and a choice of beverages, speedy service and helpful staff. I can't wait to go back again!

As we were finishing up at Rizzoli, with a kind goodbye from Jeremy, we began to head to House of Fraser which is in close proximity and were taken to the beauty department, where brands stood from Bare Minerals to Bobbi Brown.


With more prosecco flowing, we browsed the counters and were guided to our chosen brands for a makeover! I requested Bare minerals due to never trying the brand before and would love to see how it works with my skin especially their powders, but unfortunately their makeup artist wasn't there so my other choice was Urban Decay, which I love their palettes and had my eye set on the Naked 3.




I wandered over to the Urban Decay counter, browsing the beautiful shades of lipsticks and the pristine palettes, which graced the shelves.
Greeted by Ashleigh, who conducted the makeover, I discussed that I was more than happy to try anything; as I arrived at the event with barely any makeup on at all! (pretty scary for me!) So she did a full face, going step by step on how the product will benefit with its wear ability, and left me wanting every product she used!
I actually went the following day to purchase the Naked 3 palette, i'm a sucker for rose gold and the shades were stunning she really sold it to me!



At the end of the event, we were handed an adorable hot pink bag with selected samples of the brands, from skincare to fragrance and left us all feeling very glamorous for the rest of the day.
I'd like to thank Claire and Sophie for organizing the day and making it so enjoyable for us all!

Love Ellie xo
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