WIWT: Girls' Weekend at Crieff Hydro Hotel

16 October 2016

One of my favourite things that I've done this year is plan a getaway with a group of my best ladies. We'd had in mind that a woodland lodge would be the nicest idea, but were struggling to find somewhere perfect to go in Scotland. When I spotted Crieff Hydro Hotel's self-catering 'Cozy Cabins' with their Habitat decor and a little log fire, I was sold and got it booked for us as soon as possible. Arriving in the countryside with Gillian, Lauren and Louise on a Friday night after work, we were all set for a weekend filled with eating (always), drinking all the wine, wandering around and spending an afternoon at the hotel's Victorian Spa. But, of course, being bloggers and all that, we had to take some outfit snaps against the backdrop of the local park's striking blue band stand on one of the days...

Find out what I wore for a bit of autumnal exploring, as well as a few cheeky snaps from our stay in Crieff...

Edinburgh's Hidden Cocktail Bars

15 October 2016

One of my favourite things to do - as I've written in my 'About the Girl' page on here - is scope out the best cocktail bars in Edinburgh. So, when an invitation landed in my inbox inviting me along on an exclusive Yelp Edinburgh Photo Walk around "the hidden cocktail bars around the city", I was intrigued to say the least! The walk was curated and guided by top Instagrammer @travelswithmyphone (Rachel), and she was a fountain of knowledge for taking great Instagram shots, including the best views of the city you can take in whilst dotting around the hidden cocktail bars.

Keep reading on to discover the best of Edinburgh's hidden cocktail bars...

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.