[Dress gifted to me by Chi Chi Clothing]


[Lingerie gifted to me by Figleaves]

Self love is sexy. And yes, that applies to every single BODY. I'm a size 16 twenty-two-year-old and I love myself. I dress up in lace lingerie for nobody but myself. Even as a twenty-two-year-old single virgin – being sexy is still a thing and is something that empowers me on a daily basis.

[Dress gifted from Shinesty]

Christmas is SO near... how?? It feels like yesterday that I was writing out my 2019 new year goals and resolutions. But here we are, the end of 2019 is dawning upon us and Christmas is just a matter of days away.

[The crockery/tableware in this blog post was all gifted to me]

I threw a fabulous winter tea party the other week – it was so magical and I am so excited to share it with you all. If you know me/follow me and have been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I absolutely adore all things relating to afternoon tea – from coffee, teapots, cakes, biscuits and of course throwing wonderful tea parties.

[Contains gifted items & PR samples. Everything is bought by me unless stated with an '*']

Welcome to the fourth consecutive annual luxury Christmas gift guide by The Perks of Mollie Quirk! I can't quite believe that this is the fourth gift guide I've put together. I wasn't actually planning on producing one this year as I'm in the process of moving house, but the festive spirit got the better of me and I just couldn't resist.

[Outfit gifted to me by Monsoon]

I adore the art of layering clothes. Layers are vital in the winter, so within this post I'll be showing you how to style up the dreamiest of bohemian outfits imaginable..

[Wrap dress gifted to me from Junarose]

When you're chubby/fat/curvy, whatever you want to call it – being classy isn't a norm. People presume that being chubby means you can't be classy.. but I want to change this.

[Contents of blog post was gifted to me by LUSH]

Christmas is just around the corner and it's time to treat our loved ones (and of course, ourselves)! What better way to treat somebody than to a luxurious bathing experience? In my eyes, it's one of the best and most opulent gifts you could possibly receive...

[Tarot cards gifted by 7Tarot.com]

As you all know, as a practicing Wiccan Witch I am highly into spirituality and divination. So when I was asked to review a deck of Tarot De Marseille – how could I refuse?

[Caterina Dress gifted to me by Collectif

If you haven't already realised, I do love a good dress. Dresses give me so much confidence while providing me with a comfy, practical, stylish and extremely fabulous outfit.

[Dress and coat gifted to me by SHEIN]

I've been a Wiccan witch for over a year now but the thing is.. I'm not overly witchy. I feel this has caused me to be more prone to judgment within witchy circles and I feel that other people think I don't deserve a 'witchy' title or status.

There's a new brand in town... and I'm honoured to introduce you all to it. Cara & The Sky is a fresh and funky knitwear label that I am quite frankly obsessed with. Bright and bold colours, textures and styles – Cara & The Sky is your new favourite brand.

[Dress, coat & tights gifted to me by Mistral]

I think I discovered my first grey hair when I was seventeen. I didn't think anything of it, in fact – it didn't bother me at all. But in recent weeks I've noticed a few more...

[Clothing kindly gifted to me by Simply Be.]

Simply Be. challenged me to style up this season's 'it' dress. I gladly accepted the challenge.

For most of my life I've been told that I'm 'bold' with my style choices. I'm often told that I'm bold and brave for clashing colours and prints, but for me it's reality and something I do with ease.

[Vintage style dress gifted from Lady V London]

When I got my first tattoo I kind of think I was having a quarter life crisis because I didn't think it through.. I just went and got it. Although it was a spontaneous decision, I actually don't regret it at all – in fact, if I didn't get my first tattoo spontaneously I probably wouldn't have any now. 

[This post contains gifted boots from CUCU Fashion]

An article popped up on my phone around a month ago that spoke about the amount of hidden sugar in our food. As soon as I read that article there was no looking back – I was a changed woman.

In August, H&M announced a collaboration with Richard Allan – a London-based scarf and wearable art label. When I heard about the collaboration, I was so excited – silk scarves, bold prints and chic matching ensembles are what I am all about.

[Gifted visit and meal]

Last week I headed to my local Bill's restaurant to review their new menu for autumn 2019. Full to the brim with delicious delights, the new menu is bursting with flavour, colour and hearty meals for the colder months.

We attended the Terminus Road restaurant in Eastbourne on a cold, blustery and incredibly rainy day – we needed a hearty meal and that's exactly what we got.

Kicking off the night with a mocktail, these stunning new additions to the menu are as delightful as they look. The Blackberry and Lavender Cooler (£4.50) – blackberry and lavender cordial, rhubarb puree and cloudy apple juice finished with sparkling water; and the Shrub It Off (£6.95) – somerset raspberry, blackberry and honey shrub with raspberry syrup and lemonade. Each of the mocktails were delightful, so yummy and the perfect palette refresher before starting a meal.

We then ordered to starters to share. We ordered the brand new Crispy Fried Vegetables (£6.50) which was my favourite dish from the entire night. Beetroot and courgette slices, flourettes of cauliflower and chunks of red onion were lightly battered and combined with a red pepper sauce, with shredded brussel sprout kimchi. The sauce accompanied the vegetables perfectly – an utterly delightful dish and once I cannot wait to try again (I shall definitely be returning for cocktails and roasted vegetables ASAP).

The vegetables were accompanied by the Garlic and Herb bread (£3.25) – the perfect accompaniment. 

Combined, this starter was light yet filling – full of bright colours and the most amazing flavours!

For our main course, we opted for the special of the day – a gorgeous Steak and Rarebit Pie (£13.95). A delicious pie with beer braised steak and a cheddar topping with a crumbly shortcrust pastry.  The pie was accompanied by a delicious gravy and a hearty serving of vegetables – a root veg mash and a handful of curly kale.

This main meal was hearty, filling and flavoursome. If you're after a warming winter meal, this is the meal you're in need of. Nothing beats a bit of comfort food in the colder months, especially when it tastes as good as the Bill's Friday special!

For our desert, we opted for two of the new additions to share – the Spiced Pear and Raspberry Eaton Mess (£6.75) and the Warm Blackberry, Apple and Ginger crumble with custard and ice cream (£6.50).

The Spiced Pear and Raspberry Eaton Mess was absolutely divine. Smooth whipped cream combined with meringue, raspberries and chunks of pear that tasted as though it was soaked in winter spices.

If you want to finish your meal with a hearty and warm pud, then the Warm Blackberry, Apple and Ginger is for you. Warm and rich, this fruity pudding warms the soul. With spices and fruit, a buttery crumble topping and the duo of warm custard and cold ice cream – this meal is truly delicious! 

I ended the evening feeling rather full, so opted for a short cocktail – the Sparkling Blackberry Negroni (£8.50). Warming and spicy, this heady short is the perfect drink to wind down with. It packs a punch and leaves you feeling satisfied and comfortable. With crushed ice, frozen blackberries and a slice of orange, this drink is the ultimate autumn cocktail. 

The Sparkling Blackberry Negroni contains Campari, Martini Rosso, blackberry and a dash of Prossecco. 

The Bill's autumn menu for 2019 is utterly divine. Opulently autumnal, each facet of the autumn menu has depths that tantalise your tastebuds and leave you feeling full, satisfied and comforted in the colder months. 

Colourful vegetables adorn each facet of the menu – nourishing your body and soul. 

I highly recommend Bill's and everything they stand for – fresh food, an abundance of fruit and veg, a great atmosphere and the most innovative yet hearty meals. If you're ever near a Bill's Restaurant, do pop in and have a bite to eat – you won't regret it!

Thank you, Bill's for the most amazing gifted evening and for the delicious autumnal food.