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!
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.
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.
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.
4 May 2016
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!