Piccolino – Stockton Heath Re Opens This Week..

Yesterday I visited the newly refurbished Piccolino in Stockton Heath, Warrington and it was definitely up there with all of the other newly refurbish Piccolino restaurants! The seating, Bar, Terrace, Staff and Food were all 5* standard and it was the perfect place to go for our afternoon meal.

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The menu has an extensive selection of wild shell fish, sourced mainly from the clear waters of the UK, via small independent suppliers. Fresh handpicked crab from the Isle of Man, native lobster, wild Scottish langoustines, hand dived scallops, rope grown Scottish mussels and Mersea Island rock oysters are simply the best.

I am a huge sea food lover so Piccolino always caters to my needs as I know the fish will always be so yummy. If seafood doesn’t take your fancy then why not try the Artisan filled pasta they are all made in house by Marcello Ghiretti, the in house pasta specialist, using premium Neapolitan “00” flower, fine semolina, free range eggs, olive oil and sea salt.

You are sure to be tempted for a dessert too. Piccolino has its own bakery, run by skilled pastry chef Antoine Quentin. It prides itself on the fact that all ice creams, sorbets, cakes and desserts are made in house.

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If you wanted to visit the restaurant earlier in the day they also have a delicious looking Breakfast and Brunch Menu, where you can have anything from scrambled egg and salmon to their amazing fresh juices, the choice is yours…

We also enjoyed a few cocktails on our visit to Piccolino, their drinks are all extremely Italian and full of fresh fruits….With the addition of an extensive wine wall, the all-Italian wine list takes centre stage. Dario Barbato, the in house sommelier is on hand to help guests who want to explore the list.

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I love the new refurbished restaurant and will definitely be going back soon. Please let me know what you love most about Piccolino Restaurants below…

Cheshire Gossip Girl xoxo

Restaurant Contact Details: Unit 6 Victoria Square, London Road, Stockton Heath, Warrington, WA4 6SG

Tel: 01925 211 190

Booking an Event?

If you want to book an event or have a big party coming up then please email Michelle Wallis (Michelle.Wallis@individualrestaurants.com)

If you would like some more info about the restaurant, then please check out http://www.club-individual.co.uk/

Do you dream of a beautiful career?

New Online Recruitment Specialists & Jobs Board For The Beauty, Hair, Fitness & Health Industries Launching Soon!

Based in Cheshire – Jobs in Beauty is on the lookout to network with everyone who has a passion for health, fitness, hairdressing and beauty.

As a new national UK web site dedicated to matching professionals of all levels to their dream job – Jobs in Beauty will offer innovative web recruitment packages.

Specialising in all categories that will include nutrition, personal training, makeup artistry, aesthetics, spa and holistics – the Jobs in Beauty team are inviting relevant businesses, freelancers, bloggers and students to join up now – in advance of the September launch.

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With a background in digital marketing, social media, recruitment and beauty PR – Jobs in Beauty have the professional expertise and insight to advise both businesses and job seekers.


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My Personal Trainer Ainslee Shafto @ElitePro_CHE

So most of my life I have been active through being a dancer, but after an injury I had to stop dancing and put on a bit of weight… whilst recovering from my injury I joint the gym and started doing classes… such as Zumba, Aerobics, Body Tone and Boxercise, I didn’t fancy running or doing any majorly high impact classes as I was scared I would loose my breath or even worse FAINT.

Doing all this exercise did make me feel more toned, but I still felt like I was unfit compared to others who could run on a treadmill for 30 minutes (where as I struggled to run for 5 minutes) or do a Circuit Training class (They really scared me) I bet there are a lot of women out there who feel the same??

I wanted to do something about this.. So I searched the internet for Personal Trainers and came across Ainslee! I think I was drawn to him because his website said he was a “Home Trainer” I thought this would avoid any embarrassment of being watched by others in the gym and also when you have those days when you can’t be bothered, he will appear at your house and you will have no choice but to train! 😀

I have had Ainslee as my Personal Trainer for around 5 months now, and in that time I have lost 2 stone, he has made me feel so much more fit and healthy and what I love the most is when people say to me how great I am looking.. It definitely gives me the motivation to keep going 🙂 It has taken me time to get where I am now, but it shows that anything is possible!

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Cheshire Gossip Girl’s Personal Plan: (including workouts at the gym by myself)

Monday: Insanity 45 minute class, 20 minute StairMaster workout.

Tuesday: Personal Training Session – Creating lean muscle mass, to help me with my cardio and make me stronger – Kettlebells, Weights, TRX, Squats etc

Wednesday: I just do a light cardio workout at the gym, 30 minute run on the treadmill (which I could never do before remember)

Thursday: REST DAY

Friday: Personal Training Session – Ainslee takes me for a run, doing lots of sprints and really pushing me (this is a tough workout) followed by an AB workout, really focusing on my core.

Saturday/Sunday: I try to workout at least once over the weekend, normally a 1 hour cardio session at the gym.

Nutritional Food Plan:

Ainslee also created me a personal food plan for all my fitness needs. He calculated how much protein I would need for the amount of exercise I do each week for my muscles to recover and also taking into consideration that I wanted to loose weight, so I was on a “high protein low carb diet” which gave me amazing results… Ainslee also gave me some great recipes and lot’s of knowledge I never even knew about food. I am going on holiday in August so he has suggested that I do his cleanse before I go away, so I am very excited to start this next week! I will let you know how it goes.

I am now looking at entering a race.. Either 10k or 15k, If I was told I would be doing a run 1 year ago I wouldn’t believe it!!

Ainslee’s Contact Details:

Call: 07715393333

Twitter: @Elitepro_CHE

Website: http://www.ElitePro.Fitness

Piccolino Hale Beauty and Bubbles Event

‘A Night Dazzled by Beauty and Bellini’ We are proud to announce that we have collaborated with Piccolino Hale, Hob Salon Hale and Beauty Rules Hale to create this night of beauty, fun and Bellini’s.

The night is going to be held on the terrace in Hale and start at 6:30pm, there will be plenty of Canapes and Bellini to create a lovely summery atmosphere.

Hob Salon will be doing mini hair appointments, to top up those blow dries or curls, and providing us with AMAZING goody bags full of beauty samples and offers, we are also going to fill the bags with loads of other great freebies – Valuing at over £60 per goody bag Beauty Rules Hale are also going to be doing mini manicures, ‘How to create the perfect brow’  tutorials and much more…

There will also be a Raffle draw during the evening which everyone will be entered into and 3 lucky winners will be winning either a Hair, Beauty or jewellery prize… Jo from Stella and Dot is also going to be attending with her brand new jewellery collection, which we are very excited about….

It’s going to be a jam packed night of beauty and glamour, dress to impress and book your tickets now.

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TO BOOK YOUR PLACE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE: Call Veronica Ragusa (Piccolino Hale and Knutsford Events organiser: 0161 928 9500 or email: veronica.ragusa@individualrestaurants.com Event Details: Thursday 6th August/ 6:30pm – 10:00pm/ Piccolino Hale

Wilmslow Park Run

Wilmslow Park Run is a great opportunity for any type of runner to have a great time! Whether your a beginner or advanced you can always beat your time each week..

What is Wilmslow parkrun?

It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place in The Carrs Park, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4AA.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please Register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Wilmslow parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – emailwilmslowhelpers@parkrun.com to help.

We’re friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Costa Coffee, Alderley Rd, Wilmslow – please come and join us!

Piccolino and Club Individual

OK so this week was Piccolino Knutsford’s reopening launch to show off it’s glamorous refurbishment and we absolutely loved it. Not only does the restaurant look gorgeous but the staff are lovely and the food is exquisite!

I have been a big fan of the Piccolino food chain now ever since the Bramhall restaurant opened and I find the food to die for! Everything from it’s healthy brunches with fresh fruit smoothies to it’s seafood and cocktails in the evening’s. Everything is fresh and all the bread and deserts are freshly handmade on the premises.

Knutsford Piccolino is a great place to take the family or meet up with friends in the day time, and in the evening a nice romantic place to go with a loved one,as on the terrace it feels like you could be in a beautiful restaurant in Italy…

My favorite food’s from the restaurant’s brunch menu are the Salmon with Scrambled egg on Fresh toasted bread with the Skinny Blueberry and Almond Milk Smoothie and I love the mussels and Ravioli on the evening menu with a gorgeous ‘PornStar Martini’ Cocktail.

This restaurant is great for special occasions or even if you just fancy popping out for drinks or a desert 🙂 The pastry counter is in full view of the restaurant where chefs will also be showing off with their waffle and pancake making skills.

The restaurant is in the heart of Knutsford located on King Street so whether you are visiting Knutsford for the first time or just doing some shopping at the weekend you must pop in for a bite to eat or a 3 course meal, the choice is up to you!!

All this talk about food is making me hungry…. It’s a good job I’m going to Piccolino’s tonight for a family meal.

Please let me know what you love best about the restaurant in the comment box below.

Thank you for reading,

xox Gossip Girl

We all want to look like a Victoria’s Secret Model

We all want to look like a Victoria’s Secret Model… but the truth is we can’t unless we have the exact bone structure and perfect photo shopping as they do. We can all stop dreaming and get our heads back into reality and think about how we can look the best we can be… This doesn’t have to be all about vanity, this can be about being fit and healthy and looking after our bodies as if they have to last us a life time right?

In this article I want to talk about my fitness regime and the things I do to try and look after body, skin and mind.

I love working out, I think it has to be my favorite thing… I know its not for everybody but if you dread going to the gym then make it fun… Take a friend, join a bootcamp with similar minded people or try out some fun new classes at your gym.

I have only recently started doing lots of intense exercise.. before this I was a professional dancer and danced 8 hours a day 5 days a week so never really needed to take extra time to go and ‘work out’ but I started to feel unfit so wanted to make a change and start looking after my body again. I started off by running, I ran whenever I had free time… only a couple of miles, 4 times a week… But after a couple of months went by I started seeing my body change, My legs weren’t touching anymore and my abs started to appear again. I felt like I had caught the fitness bug! So then I joined the gym with my boyfriend, this was great as it gave us more time to spend together and instead of going to the movies or staying in at home, we would go to the gym together! At the gym I take part in lots of classes, my favorites are Insanity, Rig Circuit, spin and Boxercise. I like to mix it all up with some running as well and I now exercise 4-6 times a week.

With this I have found I have much more of an appetite so I try and stay healthy in the week and eat lots of good carbs, lots of fresh fruit or smoothies so that at the weekends I can have a few naughty treats, I love cupcake and sweeties 🙂

I love drinking tea at the minute….Pukka Tea is my favorite. I have found that drinking lots of green tea has done my skin wonders, I used to get a few spots on my chin from hormones but now my skin has never been so clear. Licorice and peppermint is also a favorite of mine… I could talk about tea all day!!

If you want to set yourself targets to get you motivated this is a great idea. I found that when I hit a target I would buy myself some new gym gear, then that would spur me on to my next target as I wanted to wear my new clothes… You should try this!

Let me know how you get on with your fitness journey whether you are just starting out, hit a wall or if you have entered a competition, I would love to hear about it 🙂

Thanks for reading

xox Gossip Girl