• Juniper Gin Festival came back to Glasgow!! #bestginfest or what?

    Gin is a rapidly growing sector in the spirits market & the successes of the Juniper Gin Festival has mirrored this! This was my third time visiting Juniper & as a gin enthusiast, I’ll let you know why this gin festival is the #bestginfest for me! Juniper Gin Festival, unlike others, lets you meet some of the reps/makers/owners of each brand of gin so you get information direct from the source & these guys know how to answer any question you might have! With each stall at Juniper, you can try each type of gin neat & with a selected tonic or mixer, this is a lot of gin so…

  • YO! Sushi returns to Glasgow city centre with a brand new restaurant!

    YO! Sushi is celebrating its 20th anniversary & is opening a brand new city centre flagship restaurant in Glasgow next Thursday (29th of June)! YO! Is arguably the most recognisable name in the UK when it comes to Japanese restaurants & the new restaurant has taken a prime spot in West George Street. They are taking up shop in this historical building with a cutting edge & stylish design plan. The brand new YO! restaurant is taking over the old pizza hut unit just off Buchanan Street so if you’ve been missing sushi at Frasers, you don’t have far to travel. Commenting on the opening of Glasgow Central, YO! CEO,…

  • Keeping it in the Southside! Black Dove’s gotta new menu!

    The Black Dove is situated right in the middle of Shawlands & aims to ‘put Shawlands back on the map with great drink, better food and fantastic customers!’. I’m a sucker for good food in the Southside so I was excited to attend their bloggers night to taste some of the menu! I walked into the restaurant hopeful that I had found a new local with cheap drinks & tasty food at a reasonable price. First on the tasting menu was a pork belly Scotch egg with chorizo jam & apple salad. Firstly, I’ll admit, I’ve only ever tried a Scotch egg once & it was from a packet!!! (Send…

  • Edinburgh International Magic Festival is back again & here’s what you need to know!

    The Edinburgh International Magic Festival is coming back!!! I’m no stranger to a good magic show & the festival is an excellent way of being astounded & mystified by magicians from across the globe! Magicians, masters of illusion & the closest thing you’ll see to wizards all congregate in Scotlands capital to showcase their talent. After visiting the opening event & gala last year I was so excited for #edmagicfest to come back! This is a super fun event for all ages & I can’t recommend it enough! From the success of last year & sell out launch night, Magic fest are bringing back the MagicFair at Summerhall. So… prepare…

  • From Etna to Edinburgh, Brodies Volcanic Coffee comes to the Close

    Since the dawn of time, makind has been obsessed with coffee… Should that maybe be since the dawn of coffee beans? Well, anyway! Mary King’s Coffee House had a treat for unsuspecting walkers at Arthur’s Seat with costumed characters & a hearty dose of caffeine for the weary walkers! Brodies Coffee and Tea is launching in Mary King’s Coffee House & are serving their new range of volcanic coffee. Brodies describe this new range of coffees as adventurous & packed with caffeine!  “Our volcanics collection of coffees are all hard bean varieties which are roasted to a Full or Continental roast. Not coffees for the cautious, they are packed with character…

  • Darnley’s Gin Event: Wine pairing is over, it’s all about the gin!

    Gin seems to be a recurring theme for me in reviews, tastings & in general life. I was invited to The Spiritualist for a gin pairing meal, two of my favourite things in the world, gin & food! I had never visited The Spiritualist before but had heard good things about their cocktails. I was greeted with their special creation for Darnley’s, ‘A View of the Port’. This tasty beverage contained Darnley’s Spiced Gin, Ruby Port, fresh lemon juice, homemade cinnamon syrup & cranberry & orange shrub relish. Hello, gin cocktails! (Darnley’s Gin) The tasting meal was spread over three courses with some gin to try neat then a pairing…

  • Escape Reality Glasgow: Testing out my detective skills!

    Where do I even begin to describe Escape Reality? I was completely unsure of what to expect when I was invited to try it out. But upon looking at the website it was apparent that there were multiple themes from a Jumanji-style adventure to a sh*t your pants scary Saw experience. (Instagram: escaperealityglasgow) I had recently watched Whitechapel during some much needed procrastination while I supposed to be studying so I was beyond excited to be transported back to Victorian London to solve some murders. We decided to call our team the ‘Goff Detectives’ & I feel that I’m pulling that look off rather terribly. With a group of six,…