Jamie's Italian, Edinburgh

28 August 2016


When Jamie's Italian invited me in to their Edinburgh restaurant* to try out their new Evening Favourites menu this month, I was quick to Whatsapp my fellow blogger ladies Gillian, Louise and Lauren to ask if they were keen for a mid-week catch-up over our favourite pastime - fooooooood (and all the wine). I hadn't visited Jamie's in a couple of years as it'd slipped off my radar as a place to eat in the city centre due to Edinburgh's abundance of new restaurant openings every week, but this was a great chance to discover the menu all over again and indulge in all the italian carby goodness. Find out what I thought of our dinner below...


Craft Scotland: Edinburgh Summer Show 2016

21 August 2016


I'd been invited along to Craft Scotland's Summer Show last year and sadly couldn't make it - but this year, when the invite fell into my inbox, I made sure to say yes... With a couple of masterclasses on offer from local craftspeople on the night, I was keen to dive in and learn something new too! So, from Kirsteen Stewart to Grainne Morton, see who were my picks of the summer show, and who I think you should definitely invest in this summer!

An Ode to the Perfect Steak: No11 Brasserie, Edinburgh

4 August 2016


Vegetarians and vegans, look away now... I am a full-blown steak fan girl. There, I said it - it's official. To me, a fillet steak with bearnaise sauce - and a cheeky glass of Malbec red - is the ultimate meal. In fact, when people say "what would be your last meal?" I'd say that. So, when No11 Brasserie invited Gillian along to review them, I happily sauntered along ready to load up on yummy food. I didn't expect that I, too, would feel the need to write a review, but it really was pretty damn good.

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.