All American Feasting at The Filling Station, Edinburgh

30 June 2014

10oz Sirloin Steak & Fries
During the past month, I've been invited to a couple of events held at the Filling Station in Edinburgh for their new campaign, celebrating #FSmoments. First off, we headed to a cocktail masterclass with award-winning cocktail mixologist Andy Pearson (founder of Intoxicology) at the Omni Centre branch. The evening was fab with lots of cocktail demonstrations and hands-on practice by us Scottish bloggers. My favourite cocktail of the night was definitely the 'Edinburgh Handbag' that Andy concocted for us, ha! I can barely remember what it contained, however.. whoops.

But, the second event was a real show-stopper, with a bustling full Royal Mile restaurant being treated to prosecco, cocktails and a three course dinner; all accompanied by live music, in true American style. Let's have a look at the evidence, shall we..?

Dean Jones Hairdressing, Edinburgh

15 June 2014

Here's me, looking like an awkward turtle because I'm taking photos of myself on my Nikon in a public place. But it was all in the name of a good hair day, thanks to Dean Jones Hairdressing on 3a Elm Row, Edinburgh. I was invited to try out his newly opened salon with a complimentary cut & blowdry service. And, it was seriously overdue.. be wary of my shockingly limp hair in the 'before' pictures which will surface below the break.. *shields eyes*

I Got A 2:1!

11 June 2014

Gratuitous cheesy thumbs-up shot!
Hey! Just a little break from scheduling to say... I GOT A 2:1! *clicks heels* After 4 years at Uni in Edinburgh, I now have a BA (Hons) Degree in Festival, Events & Marketing Management. On that note: EMPLOY ME, LOVELY MARKETING/PR PEOPLE! I'll hope to be staying on in Edinburgh and moving in with a fellow blogger who you might well know as Gillian from Elevatormusik (yeah. Clearly we love eachother that much... ha!)

This summer will hopefully be filled with full-time employment (!), picnics in the park and road trips with my friends, as well as probably lots of spontaneous adventures! But, for this week, I am getting ready to go to Ibiza with my long-time best friend Emma to celebrate me graduating Uni. It will be my first time on a girlie trip abroad, as well as my first time on the island, so I am extremely excited and definitely have about 30422 notes on Evernote ready to bust out when I arrive! Organisational geek.. yeah, the Event degree has come in handy for that! Stay tuned to my Instagram and Twitter for snippets of my trip :)

Again, thanks for reading guys! It's been the best year ever in terms of The Likely Lady. So many amazing events I've been very lucky to attend & meeting some of my best friends through blogging. It's all astounding, and I'm pleased I've gotten my dream 2:1 which I aimed for since day 1.

Love you all!


DegustaBox: The Foodie's Favourite

10 June 2014

Uhhhhh.. so, that happened! DegustaBox is the newish take on the monthly subscription box trend, but with FOOD. Yep. Think GlossyBox, but for foodies instead of beauty lovers. And, given that my room is already over-stuffed with beauty products, I can always use a little treat for the kitchen these days.. does that mean I'm getting old, guys? Oh well, I love it anyway..! ;)

Psst.. scroll down for a discount code!

Crabtree & Evelyn: Handy Tips, Handed Down!

8 June 2014

Crabtree & Evelyn Edinburgh Handy Tips Handed Down
Now, if you're anything like me - a twenty-something girl with a Space NK wishlist the length of her arm - you may be thinking, 'Crabtree & Evelyn', really..? Because, let's face it, my first thought when I received an invite from the brand to their event was "is this really a brand targeted at me?" However, Crabtree & Evelyn are in the midst of a brand rejuvenation.. having launched this new campaign entitled 'Handy Tips, Handed Down', they're on the hunt for beauty tips which us younger ladies have learned from our mums and grandmothers. An excellent plan, I think, given that most of us have a warm connection to the brand in some way or another when we think of the older women in our family. In fact, my last associated memory is of purchasing some lavender products for my grandmother in France! So! Let's take a look at their offerings..

How to Get Glowy Summer-Ready Skin

5 June 2014

How to get glowy skin for spring and summer
I'm a massive advocate of glowy skin! So, no surprise that I'm fully loving the SS14 glowy makeup look doing the rounds in the beauty world. But, after a dreich challenging winter that's likely drained every bit of healthy glow out of your skin, it's time to sort it out!

Scottish Ballet's Romeo & Juliet

3 June 2014

Scottish Ballet's Romeo and Juliet
Last month, I was treated to an evening at the Scottish Ballet's production of Romeo & Juliet on opening evening at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Now, having already been to their Sleeping Beauty tour (see my full post here, back in January 2012!) I knew that this was going to be no ordinary ballet. Scottish Ballet are famed for their modern take on well-known stories, and Romeo & Juliet was no different..

5 Ways to Update Your Home for Summer

1 June 2014

5 Ways to Update Your Home for Summer
From Clockwise Top Left: Peonies | H&M Jacquard Weave Blanket, £24.99 | H&M Porcelain Vase, £9.99 | Tesco Chevron Print Duvet, £12 | The White Company Diffuser in 'Seychelles', £25 | Dunelm Mill White Dotty Voile Panel, from £8.99

It's the 1st of June! I'm sure that counts as properly summer now, right..? I dunno about you, but I'm suddenly a massive home interiors obsessive lately.. maybe I should blame my over-indulgence in Pinterest (see my ridiculously intense Home Comforts board here!), but woah. I really fancied writing a post on how to update your home for summer, as I'm getting fully excited to buy some new bits & bobs and switch up my routine around the place.