Coffee in Edinburgh: Strumpets

I believe that Strumpets is a true hidden gem in Edinburgh serving delicious coffee. Tucked away on William Street in the West End, the light blue facade brings a pop of colour to the Georgian New Town. With a large range of teas, coffees and hot chocolates as well as plenty of food options, it’s…

Coffee in Edinburgh: Oqo

I am a huge fan of studying in coffee shops. I prefer it to trying to work in my bedroom because there is less to distract me, not to mention the fact that I can’t make decent coffee at home. I’ve made a list of all the coffees shops/cafes in Edinburgh I want to visit…

Kerbside 139: Edinburgh’s Street Food Destination

All of my favourite nights are spent in good company, eating good food and listening to good music. Kerbside 139, the new street food destination of Edinburgh, provides all that and more with a buzzing atmosphere and plenty of space to dance off all the calories that are waiting to be consumed. Based at the…

My Favourite Eats in Paris

I love to eat, I love Paris and I love to eat in Paris. I keep looking at pictures I took of numerous crêpes I had in June so thought I would write a blog post about some of my favourite things I ate whilst on holiday. I am fully aware that are many more…

Chocolate Tasting at York Cocoa Works

It started in 2011 with a chocolate emporium that would “create a home for true chocolate lovers” when York Cocoa House opened their doors for the first time. This year, they took it further and opened their own chocolate manufactory, in the heart of the Viking city where they produce chocolate from scratch. Located on…

The Long Dog Café and Boutique

Few cafes have completely captured my heart in the same way that The Long Dog Café has. Whilst Edinburgh may have a vast collection of coffee shops with aesthetics I adore, when I am home in Aberdeen, I make my way to the west end and treat myself to a freakshake. My love of milkshakes…

Starting to Lose a Little Motivation

When I wrote my first Progress Update I decided to put it off for a week because I was ill and very much down in the dumps. By doing so, I thought I would create a more optimistic post that didn’t just focus on everything that hadn’t gone according to plan and, thankfully, it seemed…

My Birthday Milkshake Crawl

Milkshakes are fabulous, aren’t they? I loved them when I was little but as I got older and moved to Edinburgh, my love for them has grown into an unhealthy obsession. My friends seem somewhat amused by my fascination, as it seems to be recognised as a big part of my personality to them. So…

New Brand, New Me

Around a month or so ago I decided that I wanted to change my life to try and be happier. I mentioned in a blog post titled, ‘Starting to Make a Change,’ that I wanted to keep track of the progress I make through my blog, mainly for myself but also for anyone else who…

The Shore, Leith

Finally, the sun has begun to shine on Edinburgh! For those of you who have never visited on a sunny day, please believe me when I say that it is gorgeous. It’s still a bit windy so when you’re in the shade it can be chilly but if we temporarily ignore that, it really is…