On feeling alone in a world full of people

8 July 2016

I am someone who, from the age of 13, has struggled with loneliness. When I was around 13-17, I went through a very big event which shaped the course of the rest of my life and made me the person I am today. As proud as I am to have come so far and been incredibly strong to get to where I am today, life has still had its ups and downs in a hark back to that time. The main thing being, loneliness.

The Beauty Treatments I Love

5 July 2016

One way I really love treating myself every now and again is whiling away an afternoon in the salon or spa. Previously, as a student, this was a luxury I couldn't really get away with except for the odd spa day with my mum. Now I'm a working lady, I like to book in treatments semi-regularly - though I'm definitely not high-maintenance by any means! The best part about doing this is the time I'm setting aside purely for myself and no-one else; time that I can lie back and forget any stresses for an hour or two or have a natter with my favourite nail lady. Um, some people like escaping by playing video games, some like reading books and then there's me... So what do I like having done? Nerd up below.

Girls Night at Revolution Bar, Edinburgh

4 May 2016

Last week, me, Louise, Lauren and Gillian were kindly invited* to try out the new menu over at Revolution Edinburgh. With bars up and down the country, Revolution (or "vodka revs" as I still mistakenly call it... oops!) has definitely undergone a huge transformation since the days of cheap vodka shots and students like me falling about the place. With much slicker interiors and tasty failsafe American grub on the menu, it's now one of my go-tos for a casual night out with my girl friends - which is exactly what I did this time!

What's in my Bag: The Kate Spade Hayden

22 April 2016

The excuse to write a blog post about my new baby (hello Kate Spade Small Hayden) was overwhelming, so I thought I'd take it back old school and do a 'What's in my Bag' post with a few babein' photos of the wee beauty. I picked the smaller version of the Hayden as I don't tend to use a big bag most days, saving my large black H&M tote for in-flight hand luggage when I need to and my & Other Stories throw-over black shoulder bag for nights out. It was pretty hard debating on a colour to choose, as Kate Spade produce their bags in all bright colours of the rainbow... but I thought, being sensible, I'd make my first designer bag purchase a failsafe classic black. Who knows? Maybe I'll end up buying the blush version next... (don't let me do this, please!!!)

Read on to find out what I stash away in my bag most days.

The Art of Coffee Making with Nespresso

21 April 2016

When I think of coffee these days, I think of hipster coffee purists - the likes of whom I highlighted over on my other website Every Edinburgh recently. I wouldn't count myself at that level of purism, personally, but I do need my tall skinny latte to get going in the morning! So, when Nespresso kindly invited me to explore their new Prodigio machine, I thought it would be a good chance to find out more about what goes into making good coffee at home, as opposed to spending all my pennies on work canteen Starbucks coffee (guilty as charged!). And, y'know, when they said it would involve a "five course sensory dining experience at G&V Hotel in Edinburgh", I asked "where do I sign up...?!" So here's what I discovered about the art of coffee making...