Mesmerising Magic by Oliver B

I was invited to attend a “magical experience” at the Wyld Bar – W Hotel,  with some other lovely bloggers, recently hosted by Oliver B. I know this has nothing to do with food BUT the Godfather (with a Twist) Cocktail I had was yummy soooo…..

I love magic and the mystery behind The Magic Circle. I’m not one of these people who needs to know how a trick is done, not knowing makes it more special to me.

Oliver B has a unique, cheeky and charming style which sets him apart from his counterparts. Having seen many magicians perform and attended events where Magicians entertain guests, I can definitely say that Oliver B is one of the “coolest” magicians I’ve seen. It might have something to do with the fact that that he’s performed for so many celebrities or maybe it’s because he has a secret desire to be a pop star? Whatever the case may be, his charisma made me forget about food for an hour, which is a pretty big deal to me.

Oliver B Magic

My keepsake from one of Oliver B’s card tricks

He treated the group to some close up magic and did  some amazing tricks with cards and mobile phones and mind reading.  There was one trick in particular in which he turned a pack of cards into a block of plastic which was absolutely amazing. I’m not sure how much more to tell you without spoiling the surprises that he has “up his sleeve”.

Here’s a video of Oliver B being magical:

Check out his site: and tweet him on @oliverbmagic.

He will be at the Wyld Bar every Tuesday evening for the next few months, through 2015, so check him out before it’s too late! 

A Taste of Masala Chai Winter Warmer

Newby Tea sent me some samples of their award winning Masala Chai blend recently. Using the finest whole leaf Assam black tea, Newby’s silken pyramids combine cardamom, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and ginger to create the essence of Christmas in a cup.

My Lionel Richie Tea pot had to make an appearance.

My Lionel Richie Tea pot had to make an appearance.

I made myself and Mr WFD some lovely Masala Chai using the recipe below:

Masala Chai Winter Warmer – Ingredients (makes one pot)

  • Two Newby Masala Chai Silken Pyramids
  • ½ Orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • Freshly boiled water

It is a delicious spicy tea blend and makes a change from the usual festive drinks like mulled wine or hot chocolate. I would definitely recommend stocking up on a few boxes of this delightful range of teas, it’s perfect for all tea lovers everywhere!

Newby Tea

Newby Tea

The full silken pyramid range, including Rare Assam, Hunan Green, Strawberry & Mango plus Ginger & Lemon can also be found online at