• Say hello to Gin Bothy!

    The industry has been on a rapid incline in recent history & with 70% of all gin consumed being produced in Scotland it does make you feel kind of proud! One of these producers nestled away in the Angus Glen is Gin Bothy. Scottish gin & jam produced in a historic Scottish bothy, I don’t think you can get more Scottish! I was invited to try out some of the gins at the launch of the new miniatures gift set (perfect for those wishing to have a taste of everything!). So, what is Gin Bothy all about? A bothy is a historic stone shelter often used in agriculture; you can…

  • Magicfest returns for a festive special this Winter

    If you haven’t heard of magicfest by now… Why the heck not!? A collection of world renowned magicians & illusionists are returning to Scotland’s capital to showcase their magical prowess & skills in misdirection. After the successful launch of the festive edition of Magicfest last year, they return with ‘The Secret Gift’ from the 27th to 30th of December so get your tickets sorted! You can buy tickets HERE Audiences of all ages are invited to enter MagicFest’s wintery world of wonder and unwrap ‘The Secret Gift’ with performances from five magicians including grand illusionist Chris de Rosa, magic vaudevillian Paul Dabek, magician-scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum, and Spanish performers David…

  • Is character dining in Disneyland Paris worth it?

    The amount of people that warned me about how expensive everything in Disneyland was astronomical! But you can’t put a price on magic can you? When I visited this year I knew that I was going to book a character meal because I’m an overgrown child. I opted for booking Auberge De Cendrillon in Fantasyland as there wasn’t a huge price difference between a buffet & the sit down meal. Oh & I desperately wanted to meet the princesses!  To begin we had mocktails & cheese gougeres. At this point in the day I was starved so these little canapés went down a treat! The bread was unfortunately a little…

  • Brewery fresh Staropramen arrives at Pizza Punks!

    Pizza Punks are welcoming Glasgow’s first Staropramen Brewery fresh tank beer & to celebrate, Pizza Punks have come up with a Czech inspired pizza to compliment the beer. Oh & until Tuesday the 25th of July they’re selling pints at the Czech price of 70p if ordered with the pizza! Brewery fresh Staropramen is unpasteurised & continues to mature from the tank until it hits the glass! This allows optimum freshness, just as the master brewers intended! Staropramen is high quality Czech beer with Czech ingredients. The fresh brew is really smooth & well rounded. A perfect partner for pizza! Pizza Punks invited me to join a pizza making class while…

  • Snakes, card tricks… Oh & lots of magic! Magicfest returns!

    (Photo: Ludovic Farine) You might be wondering why does this food blogger keep writing about magic? Well it’s heckin awesome that’s why! The weird & wonderful Magic Festival has come back to Edinburgh this year & it was better than ever! The show was put on at Summerhall again & we previewed 20 minute snippets of each performance! It’s I was lucky enough to be invited again to Magicfest & here’s how I got on! We arrived at Summerhall desperate to see some magic & we got to see some close up magic with Billy Reid. After arriving Jordan was a few beers down & Billy showed us some crazy…

  • Scottish seafood & craft beer at The Tall Ship.

    Scotland is famous for its seafood & Glasgow is famous for ship building, so it seemed pretty obvious to have a night dedicated to Scottish seafood one of only five remaining ships built on the River Clyde. Seafood Scotland invited a select group of foodies and industry experts to taste some of the finest seafood in Scotland paired with Scottish craft beers. Scotland aims to inspire the food industry and showcase the quality and versatility that Scottish seafood has to offer. Jimmy Buchan of the Scottish Seafood Association encouraged us to eat more Hake & expressed his passion for Scottish seafood through stories of his fishing adventures! Jamie Delap (pictured)…

  • 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…