Misty Mountain Clothes Swop 

Things have been a bit crazy around here since I got back from London, but yesterday I got to take some time out from the mayhem to check out this awesome project at Gayfield Creative Spaces.  Misty Mountain Clothes Swop  is a pop up clothing exchange providing a place to bring in your fabulous pre-owned clothing that can be exchanged either …

Popping my poetry cherry at Govanhill Poetry Splash

Today I went to my very first spoken word gig, and it was AWESOME! I’ll be the first to admit I got into poetry late in the game, possibly as a result of some very dry German love poetry forced upon me at school, but man oh man now I know what I’ve been missing! The fourth annual Govanhill Poetry …

Minty makeover: how a flamingo became a palm tree

I’ll admit right now that when I do a “beauty post”, it will probably result in a massive change or something pretty insane.  Today I am sharing with you my new hair colour, which I’d already hinted at earlier today on my Twitter and Instagram.  Like I said, change is afoot! I’ve been colouring my hair since I was 13, …

Body Positivity and the Ubiquity of Beauty

I woke up today, cracked open my laptop, and started having a wee morning read of a few blogs I follow to get me ready for my day. I’ve been doing this nearly every morning for a few weeks now even before Facebook and Twitter, a novel concept for my social media-tethered self. Well today, this post by FeministFoundation came …

Mildreds (Soho): marvellous mushrooms 

My week in London has been split half-and-half between fun time and work; Friday and Saturday were spent in St Albans celebrating the bday of one of the sweetest girls I know (with a wee jaunt to Ministry of Sound in a stretch Hummer!), and since I arrived back in the city it’s been a melange of site visits and …

MOJO and the musical stylings of a vegan juice bar in Soho (CLOSED)

This morning I happened upon Mojo (8 d’Arblay Street, Soho) a juice bar that serves watermelon juice (my all-time favourite), vegetarian and vegan food, and has cakes and wifi and all things nice. It just so happens to be within steps of where I am staying, which of course appealed to the lazy-gal-in-search-of-a-cup-of-tea in me.. When I arrived first thing …

THE GRAIN STORE (Kings Cross): one happy vegetarian eats a duck egg (CLOSED)

Stepping off the train in London always makes me smile. It brings back memories of coming here with my parents, always in September for one last week of holiday before school started; the city was so strange to this little ol’ Canadian kid, and everything just seemed cooler somehow. My mum and dad bought my back to school gear from …

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Highlights

Well here we are, with the last weekend of the Fringe almost upon us. I’ve been trying to cram in as much as I can this week, taking in 4 shows, a few gigs, a club night, and dinner at the Pommery Bar in a 7-day-stretch. This has been one of the most enjoyable Augusts I’ve spent in the city …

Sun’s oot, taps aff!  Some thoughts from #FreeTheNipple on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

This August has moved past at an alarmingly rapid rate, and as I’ve had one of the fullest Fringe Festival months, I’ve felt almost like I blinked and it’s nearly over. Yesterday I did, as the old adage goes, something that I found both exhilarating and terrifying in equal measure. When I was a fresh faced uni student, spending my …

How to do Edinburgh without doing the Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 has been very good to me.  I’ve seen some hilarious comedians, seen some great gigs, and just thoroughly enjoyed myself.  However sometimes, usually mid-August, I feel the need to do some regular Edinburgh activities.  I want to wander around the shops for no reason, I want to drink cocktails with my friends, I want to eat nice …