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Ardanaiseig Hotel

Ardanaiseig Hotel

Good Friday was our first day off this year so we decided to venture into the highlands for a relaxed weekend away. I found a deal for a small hotel on the banks of Loch Awe through Secret Escapes (my favourite website – I can easily waste hours looking through holidays I know I will…

Moonfish Cafe

Moonfish Cafe

Moonfish Cafe is one of my favourite restaurants in Aberdeen. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Union Street, the little restaurant has a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food. The restaurant opened in 2004 and head chef Brian McLeish was a finalist in Masterchef: The Professionals 2014. I’m not going to lie, I…

The Three Chimneys

The Three Chimneys

During our recent trip to Skye, we decided to splash out on an extravagant meal at The Three Chimneys. The restaurant boasts a Michelin star and has held 3 AA rosettes for the past 16 years. The food is sourced locally from the nearby land, lochs and sea and the restaurant is famed for its…

On the Rocks Santorini

On the Rocks Santorini

We have recently returned from an idyllic week at On the Rocks in Santorini. The cave hotel is built into the dramatic cliffs at Imerovigli, overlooking the stunning blue waters of the caldera. What with it being a cave hotel, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect – would the room be dark and dingy?…

Instagram Round Up #23

Instagram Round Up #23

1. Our mini Christmas tree 2 & 4. Christmas nails 3. Lovely Botanicals hand serum 5. My Christmas cake 6. Gorgeous Christmas candle 7. Mum’s Christmas cake 8. Christmas pudding 9. Walking off the turkey!

Macdonald Houston House Hotel

Macdonald Houston House Hotel

Last month we spent my birthday weekend at the Macdonald Houston House near Edinburgh. The main building is an impressive 16th century Tower House and the hotel is equipped with a spa, a 2 AA rosette restaurant and a very cosy bar. Although slightly dated, our room was massive, spotlessly clean, with an extremely comfy…

Instagram Round Up #22

Instagram Round Up #22

1. Cocktails with mum. 2. Fireworks night. 3. My red velvet birthday cake! 4. Birthday weekend at MacDonald Houston House. 5. Homemade raspberry and white chocolate cake. 6. Christmas time! 7. L’Occitane Cinnamon Spice scented candle. 8. A relaxing Lush bath! 9. The Christmas mug is back!

Instagram Round Up – NYC Special!

Instagram Round Up – NYC Special!

A few weeks ago I got back from a fabulous fortnight in New York. Here is a quick round up of what we got up to…. 1. Brooklyn Bridge 2. Top of the Rock 3. Natural History Museum 4. Market at Grand Central Station 5. Empire State Building 6. Delicious breakfast at Penelope’s 7. View…

Instagram Round Up #21

Instagram Round Up #21

1. Wild dolphin trail in Aberdeen 2 & 3. BBQ at Balmedie Beach 4. Afternoon tea at The Marcliffe 5. Hedgehog cupcakes 6. Delicious mojito chocolates from Hotel Chocolat! 7 & 8. Fyvie Castle 9, 10, 11 & 12. Edinburgh Festival 13. Chocolate shortbread 14, 15, 16 & 17. Caerphilly Castle 18. Tiger birthday cake…

Nick Nairn Cook School – The Perfect Steak

Nick Nairn Cook School – The Perfect Steak

Last Saturday, we spent the evening at Nick Nairn Cook School in Aberdeen. The smells drifting down from the upstairs classrooms when we walked in to the school set our stomachs rumbling before our class even started!The class began with a glass of wine for everybody and then we settled down to watch the chef…

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