Last night James and I went to see Smoove & Turrell at Hoochie Coochie in Newcastle…

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Hoochie Coochie is a great venue that plays soul, funk and jazz music and Smoove & Turrell are a local Geordie duo with a northern soul sound. The gig was sold out and the place was packed. We had an awesome night, it was so much fun! Before the gig we went to my parents to get ready, Outfit of the Day:

FunknSoulOOTDGreen dress: Oasis, gold statement necklace: Monki, ankle boots: New Look, fake fur scarf: New Look, leather hooded jacket: Topshop, black bag with gold detailing: Primark, gold cat costume ring: Topshop

I thought I’d go with a fun vintage look, I very rarely wear my hair up like that but it made a nice change, I even stuck on a few false eyelashes and of course I am never without my red lippy!

We went for some dinner before the gig, we shared some garlic bread to start and then I had this delicious pizza:

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The toppings on this included green peppers, spinach, red onion and goats cheese. We got a little shot of limoncello cream on the house cause its Christmas:

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It always reminds me of our wedding in Sorrento, Italy because we drank so much of the stuff! Then we treated ourselves to a Starbucks (I had a mocha with cream) before meeting up with James Dad for a drink and then on to the venue. I had a lovely cocktail called a Red Manhattan which was made with Red Stag Bourbon and Cherry Liqueur and when I saw Hendricks Gin on the menu I couldn’t resist a Gin and Tonic. Luckily I didn’t feel the ill effects of the alcohol too much, I think that pizza on my stomach may have had something to do with it ;-)

I still drank some of my favourite Go Coco Coconut water this morning to make sure I was rehydrated:

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Then for another treat, I made us scrambled eggs with organic bacon for breakfast:

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I had some avocado with mine and followed it up with strong black coffee, delish!

Er, this is a healthy living blog, honest ;-) Haha, we had such a great time though, it felt like a proper date, James even danced a little! Now I’m sipping kuricha green tea and planning on a green smoothie (with toppings of course) for lunch. Good times!

How has your weekend been? Are you a fan of a bit of funk and soul? It reminded me how much I love listening to different genres of music – we are definitely planning a few return visits to Hoochie Coochie. I also loved that pizza, I know I’ve been talking about letting my hair down with food and I enjoyed every single bite! The toppings were especially tasty. What’s your favourite pizza topping?

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