Thursday, 25 June 2015

A trip beyond the wall - Edinburgh

Myself and my friend, Danni, recently took a trip up North, 'beyond the wall' to Scotland, Edinburgh to be specific.

We went first class on the train to see Louise Live, Sprinkle of Glitter's show. I was so excited to be going first class thinking I'd get a full English brekkie on the way there (in my dreams ey!). It wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Although we had more space and a big window, when we eventually got our food it was a bright yellow croissant and a yoghurt. The constant supply of beverages was good though. A few cups of tea and bottles of water got me through.

When we arrived we checked into our hotel, IBIS styles at St Andrew Square, which wasn't far from the station or the main strip of shops. It was decorated well in all green and purple (thistle themed!) and very clean. We ventured out into the town and after we did some shopping we toddled off to find the venue for Louise Live.

Louise Live Edinburgh - Sprinkle of Glitter

The show was great and although we felt incredibly old in a sea of 12-16-year-olds Louise catered to all age groups with her content. She is a naturally funny person and had the audience in giggles throughout. 

When it had finished it was time to get dolled up and find some cocktail bars. First stop was Treacle, bar & kitchen, which did not disappoint. Although busy when we arrived we didn't let it put us off and we both picked a drink from the menu. Danni had a raspberry and pear mojito whilst I decided on a Rosie and Gin which was very fruity and sweet!

A table became available so we got comfy and ordered another drink, this time from the specials board. All the time we sat drinking we were pondering our food choices. After failing to find a Chinese/Japanese/Thai place we liked the look of we decided on Jamie's Italian.

Treacle Bar and Kitchen Edinburgh Cocktails

Treacle Bar and Kitchen Edinburgh Cocktails

Jamie's Italian Edinburgh

Jamie's Italian Edinburgh

There was about an hour waiting time so we sat down with another cocktail. This time I had a passion fruit and mango smash whilst Danni went for a raspberry mule. When eventually sat down at our table we were famished so swiftly ordered. The food was lovely and we followed up quickly with dessert. The venue in which this Jamie's Italian is set it stunning. It is so ornate and elegant - it's definitely somewhere you can go for a special night out. 

After all the food and drink we set off back to the hotel for a good nights sleep before travelling back in the morning. 

Have you been to Edinburgh? Where do you recommend visiting?

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