• Sailor Jerry’s Takeover acts announced!

    If you didn’t know that Sailor Jerry is coming to town, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!?!? There are free haircuts, pizza and special flash tattoo events DETAILS HERE! On the 19th of March, Black Honey will be headlining the Glasgow show at Stereo TICKETS HERE On the 20th of March, The Blinders will be headlining at La Belle Angele, Edinburgh TICKETS HERE On the 21st of March, She Drew the Gun will be at Church in Dundee TICKETS HERE Be quick! Tickets are only £5 & are going fast!!!

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Brunching at Badger & Co!

    You might have read my previous review of Badger & Co, I was rather impressed so I was very intrigued to try out what they had to offer for brunch! First of all, I’m not usually a brunch kind of gal. I’m more into having snacks during the day & building up to a big lunch/dinner. But brunch is the done thing y’know so I thought I would take this opportunity to acquaint myself with the ways of people who eat before 2pm at the weekends! The atmosphere in Badger & Co was completely different to anytime that I’ve visited, there was a handful of people ordering breakfast then a…

  • Element Edinburgh: Restaurant Review

    When you’re walking down Rose Street in Edinburgh, you pass by the pubs & bars unaware that hidden behind the facade of the bouncer & steamed up windows is a culinary delight at Element. I was invited to come try some of the menu at Element & to be honest, I hadn’t heard of it! So after looking up the menu online, I was excited to try the modern Scottish cuisine & get a peek at the decor! To begin, I tried the tempura king prawns with a Thai mayo. Battered prawns have become such common starter but they have got the tempura batter down to a T at Element!…

  • The Arconic hairbrush: Finally I can style dry my own hair!

    It’s not every day you get invited to an event that you can leave with a bag of goodies, a bouncy blow dry & prosecco! Well, this all happened at the launch night of John Gillespie’s new Arconic hair brush. John describes his Arconic curved brush as ‘a bit better’ than a paddle brush. A paddle brush is great when you want to style long straight hair & a round brush is great when someone else is doing your hair! It’s an impressive fete as the brush was designed, made & manufactured in Scotland. Well, it even sparkles in the light because of the fibreglass element. This heats the brush…

  • Magicfest Christmas Gala: The weird & the wonderful!

    Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas & a fantastic New Year! You may have heard of Magicfest, the annual gathering of international magicians, illusionists, acrobats, mind manipulators & monsters! Well… maybe not monsters, I made that up. But it showcases the seasoned pros of magic & upcoming stars!  My boyfriend got tickets for the events that were held in summer 2016 through his work & we were both astounded by magic, the performances & the showmanship. So when I got the chance to review the Magicfest Christmas special, I jumped at the chance! It was held in George Square Theatre in Edinburgh & featured a selection…

  • Tis the season to treat yo’self!

    It’s winter, it’s cold, it sucks. You gain weight/lose memories from all the parties & the dinners that you have to attend. Instead of bombarding you with yet another gift guide, I intend to guide you to being selfish & looking out for numero uno! It’s the season for treating yo’self. First things first, it’s the festive season, you should treat yourself to a nice bottle of something something! Is there a bottle that’s caught your eye this year? Well, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to something nice. My drink of choice is usually gin so there are countless gins that were on my radar but the…

  • The Raeburn Winter Garden with Rekorderlig

    An outdoor winter garden in Edinburgh isn’t something that instantly grabs your attention as a good idea… However, The Raeburn in Stockbridge have made a pretty fantastic attempt! They are open from Thursday – Sunday until Christmas so hurry down & join in the festivities! In front of the hotel/restaurant lies a beautifully decorated beer garden with embellished wreaths & most importantly, a lovely big Christmas tree! I know you’re probably thinking, outside in Edinburgh in December, are you mad!? I thought so too & wrapped up super warm but there are plenty of heaters placed around the beer garden & a nice cup of heated spiced plum Rekorderlig will…