There's More To Wagamama Than Just Chicken Katsu Curry

4 May 2017

Wagamama Edinburgh St Andrew Square
When I heard that Wagamama was opening a new branch in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh, the first thing that popped into my head was "excellent - a new place to go for lunch" sort of half-heartedly. As much as it felt like a nice addition to that side of the city, by the new Dishoom, The Refinery and Wahaca restaurants, it wasn't anything new. At least, that's what I first thought, until I was invited to come along to try out their new spring menu, hosted by Wagamama Executive Head Chef Steve Mangleshot. Steve's goal of the evening was to get us tasting something new that we hadn't tried before, and boy did we do a lot of that...

My Current Go-To Spring Outfit

28 April 2017

My Current Go-To Spring Outfit: The Floral Miss Selfridge Tea Dress

I have to admit something: I'm a serial outfit re-wearer. When I fall in love with a piece, I will wear it over and over (albeit after washing it, I'm not that bad...) until I lose interest. This long-sleeved Miss Selfridge floral tea dress is no exception. I bought it on ASOS a month or two ago and, ever since, it's been a pretty passionate love affair. Graeme even makes cutting remarks about how he's "never seen that dress before..." Men, eh. From wandering around Madrid all day to having tea and cakes with my best pals, it's perfect for pretty much any occasion. On the day my camera whizz friend Louise took these photos, we were spending a little afternoon around Stockbridge, drinking the best chai lattes and eating avocado on toast (I bloody love it and I feel no shame, guys) with fellow babes Gillian and Lauren.

Read on to see the outfit details up close, along with a few outtakes of me impersonating Louise's outfit poses... she loves it really.

Easter Chocolate Cupcakes: The Recipe

14 April 2017

An Easter Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe, featuring Mini Eggs and Galaxy Golden Eggs

Happy Easter, you guys! It's officially the weekend of overindulging to mark the end of Lent (where my no-takeaway pact lasted about two weeks... incredible efforts there, Laura). I'm not a religious person at all but Easter really is a lovely time of the year to come together with your friends and family over sweet treats and gigantic Sunday roasts - and an even better time to get your bake on. So, to mark the occasion, I baked some quick and easy Easter chocolate cupcakes to share with my friends, and Graeme, if he's lucky.

Read on to find out how I created these light and fluffy cakes...

Madrid City Guide: Tapas, Rioja and Palacio de Cristal

10 April 2017

Madrid City Guide

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to spend a weekend wandering the streets of Madrid and soaking in the Spanish atmosphere (and all the food and drinks, natch) whilst staying with Graeme's auntie who lives in the city. With endless tapas to try, Rioja to sip on and miles of park to meander, it was the perfect way to escape for a few days with my favourite person. On the plane back, whilst listening to Emma Gannon's 'Ctrl Alt Delete' podcast, I was still buzzing with inspiration so I rattled out the below blog post with my picks of what I encountered around the city, as well as a couple of places we didn't manage to try, but come highly recommended!

Grab yourself a cup of tea (or a glass of sangria, if you're feeling the Spanish vibes) and sit back, notepad and pen in hand, and get ready to start refreshing Skyscanner every day for cheap flights...

Wining and Dining at Divino Enoteca, Edinburgh

14 March 2017

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited along to an evening with Divino Enoteca's team. Tucked away on Merchant Street, below the George IV bridge and underneath their sister restaurant Vittoria's, it's a hidden gem down an unassuming side street. On heading down the stairs, you're struck by the cosy atmosphere and intimate feel, with seemingly endless wine bottles lining the shelves and a rustic table in the middle of the restaurant laden with cheese, bread and olives. It really blew us away on first glance, and set the scene for the rest of the evening...