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Hello wonderful people! In my most recent YouTube vlog you will see Marco and I going out for dinner in Glasgow. Now to be fair we probably split our restaurant time 50/50 between vegan and non vegan restaurants. We love vegan restaurants of course but they tend to be dress down, very much chilled out, more bar/gig scene than dress up restaurants. That is why we venture out to non vegan restaurants that happen to cater VERY well for vegans as well as non vegans. In this week’s restaurant venture you will see us hit up a well known restaurant in Glasgow, Red Onion. Neither of us had visited before, mostly because we were unaware of the vegan menu on offer but boy we will be returning!

This is the type of restaurant you go to for a nice vegan meal, the fine dining type of experience. The kind you would get to dress up a bit to go along to, or the spot you would pick for an occasion dinner. It is a lot more “date night scene” than the typical vegan gig joint you find in Glasgow!

We had the pleasure of meeting the owner and head chef himself, a personal chef to none other than Bryan Adams over the years serving up vegan food to the star. Yes I know, it is pretty cool! Naturally we went for the vegan taster menu.  A 6 course taster menu filled with the best flavour combinations known to my taste buds. Yes I am going to talk this restaurant up because the food was supreme.  You can also order vegan items from the regular menu but I would highly suggest giving the 6 course taster menu a go! It was a totally different experience to anything Marco or I had ever had before.

You can see a copy of the menu above. My favourite 3 items out of the 6 had to be the “haggis” bon bons, the roast pumpkin tart and of course the brownies – duh. Every single course we had was honestly 10/10, absolutely delicious, full of fresh flavours and just simply divine. I honestly cannot recommend trying this menu out enough! Check out the restaurant website here for full info and to book a table for your next dining out venture, I promise you will not be disappointed!

Hey guys!

I had the pleasure of staying at the most chic beautiful hotel in London for the second time and I wanted to share it with you 🙂 I stayed at La Suite West last year as part of winning Peta UK hottest vegan competition so I knew how great this hotel was. I was down in London this week for a fun work trip and hit up La Suite West for my over night stay! It truly is such a gorgeous boutique style hotel and has an all vegan restaurant attached!

The surrounding area is stunning, very London instagram worthy! Inverness Terrace is a very picturesque British street and La Suite West makes it even better. In the heart of Paddington with 2 undergrounds minutes away from the hotel, this location makes it so easy to jump on a tube and go anywhere you want in London! Oxford Circus is a short tube ride away if you want to go shopping, or Covent Garden is also nearby for some vegan food! You might want to check out the hotel restaurant menu first though, all vegan menu by Nosh Garden Kitchen! I will be back to try out the all vegan afternoon tea pictured below!

 

 

 

I must admit I have an obsession with white and also with marble. This made me swoon over the bathroom. Yes I get excited over instagram worthy bathrooms ok!

 

 

Ready for a perfect night sleep. If you want to check out this hotel or restaurant for yourself click here to make a booking for your next trip to London!

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog. I am writing a post up about our favourite places to eat vegan whilst we were over in Orlando and let me say there were quite a lot of really good places so I was pleasantly surprised. We did stick to supermarket finds throughout the day and tended to go out at night for restaurant meals and were constantly on the hunt for the best vegan desserts Orlando had to offer. I hope this helps some of you if you are traveling here and need to know the best options!

  1. ETHOS VEGAN KITCHEN: 

ALL VEGAN. ALL GOOD. I recommend the orange juice mimosas .. oops. We had different meals each time we went but our favourite was 100% the Samson burger. I swear it tasted like a Big Mac!

2. MARKET ON SOUTH:

Everyone in instagram ranted and raved and forced us to go here. It was decent yes but not my favourite. They had a great tempeh taco and Marco enjoyed the soy dogs with a side of mac n cheese. We also had 4 too many desserts!

 

3. LOVING HUT:

Again an all veggie establishment with delicious asian inspired food. This was one of my favourite places to eat. Not what we would consider a restaurant more of a canteen/cafe style place but delicious none the less. I highly recommend the pineapple and tofu burger..yum.

4. GREEN ROOM CAFE, COCOA BEACH:

Not all vegan but the options we had were delish. A tofu and veggie wrap with blue chips and salsa with a side of peanut butter protein smoothie.

 

 

5. MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA:

Not all vegan but omg all delicious. All pizzas could be made vegan and they had the option of vegan daiya cheese. We went for a fully loaded veggie pizza, tempeh and the cheese. Holy cow. How I managed to eat 99% of an America medium pizza I will never know. It was just that good.

6. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS:

We grabbed a snack here because we read online that the Auntie Anne’s pretzels could be made vegan. Ask for a dairy free pretzel and they make it with oil instead of butter (just glaze it) and they top it with the most amazing cinnamon sugar ever. Perfect full fat snack attack.

Hey guys! I am writing to you from Orlando, Florida right now, sadly it is my last day! The weather has been amazing, apart from a few cloudy evenings here and there which you will see from my photos below! I am working with Buchanan Galleries to bring you this post to show you some of the outfits I shopped before I came. For those of you who do not know, Buchanan Galleries is an indoor shopping centre in Glasgow, Scotland home to a great variety of shops for all your fashion needs! My personal favourite shops within the centre are River Island, H&M and even Quiz has surprised me with a few great items this summer.

Buchanan Galleries are hosting a huge competition where you can WIN your summer wardrobe! It is so easy and the competition is coming to a close this Thursday 29th June so carefully read the details below on how to enter and you can get yourself on over there this week and try bag yourself a new wardrobe!

For your chance to win a whopping £1,000 worth of Buchanan Galleries gift cards just in time for summer, simply guess how many beach balls are in the net suspended above our Summer Hub on the ground floor, opposite John Lewis. You can submit your entry using the iPads or printed forms available at the Summer Hub. Competition closes on Thursday 29th June.

CHECK OUT BUCHANAN GALLERIES HERE: https://buchanangalleries.co.uk/articles/win-your-summer-15420

 

Outfit number one is this amazing jumpsuit from Quiz. I must say this is the most comfortable, best fitting and an around perfect item. I have worn this on a few occasions so far when the weather has been a little cooler and cloudy at night (hence the sky in the photo below!) You can shop it here: JUMPSUIT

 

Now the rest of my clothes were bought in River Island, I can’t even lie, I love the place! It is always my go to store and the one in Buchanan Galleries is amazing and always has a great selection.

 

First up is this amazing floaty arm wrap top which you will see is a common style in this post. I firstly got this burgundy, yellow, black toned top and paired it with some grey shorts, both which you can shop here: TOP / SHORTS

 

 

This may be my favourite outfit as it is so comfortable and flattering yet can look both casual and dressy all at once. Exactly what you need on holiday. A fitted pink crop top and some high waisted white torn shorts. SHORTS / TOP

 

Next is this amazing blue wrap top, similar to the one above but also very different at the same time!  I cannot find the exact top on the website but you can shop the exact top in a different colour pattern here: TOP

 

 

My next outfit, also from River Island, was this cute and cosy off the shoulder white top paired again with the grey shorts! You can shop it here along with the black sunglasses: TOP / GLASSES

 

 

Last but not least is this amazing pair of shoes, wooden candles with a white and gold detail. I am absolutely in love with them as you can probably tell from the photos as they are in every single one!  These were on sale so sadly I have no link to them!

 

 

 

 

 

HEY EVERYONE! Happy Friday and even more Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! I am so excited for the weekend as we have an amazing looking vegan festival happening in Glasgow … eek! That means donuts. Enough said. I actually have only recently heard about this festival from a friend online and I am so glad I found out in time as the festival is this current weekend MAY 27TH & 28TH in Trades Hall, Glassford Street, Glasgow. Check out the Facebook page here

With over 50 fantastic stalls, 8 world food caterers, all day talks and all day cookery demos it is kind of a given that I will be going! I will there on Saturday 27th from 12pm with Marco so if you guys are planning on going please come up and say hello! Vegan donuts all round haha 🙂

Whether you are vegan already and are going along for some epic food or you are curious about veganism and want to learn more then make sure to check this festival out, tickets are just £3 on the door.

The full weekend programme can be found here and there is a printed copy on arrival but check out a few hot line ups below!

SATURDAY – NORTH GALLERY

12pm – Vinyasa Flow Yoga Open Class with Nimita Bhatt
Vinyasa yoga is about coordinating breath and movement. Nimita will guide you through a short practice that will get your body moving + feeling energised. Whether you’ve done yoga before or have never stepped onto the mat, come and have a wee stretch, then fill your belly with all the good festival food!

https://nimitabhatt.co.uk

1pm – Cookery Demo – Risotto Primavera seasonal speciality of the restaurant Red Onion by chef owner John Quigley

https://www.facebook.com/redonionglasgow/

2pm – Cookery Demo – Using Herbs and Spices to Make Food Tasty and Add Extra Nutrition for Vegans by Lilian Nassuna Muirhead

A simple introduction to using herbs in your own kitchen, for extra flavour and healing of the body through the nutrients that are in the herbs and spices. We will be using readily available ingredients such as sage, thyme, basil, bay leaf lemons…etc. in both sweet and savoury dishes. We will be making herbal teas and explain how they can help one’s health. We will make vegan herb butter for you delicious baked potatoes and some other dishes that go really well with loads of herbs and spices. If you would like to be a healthier vegan or would simply like to add flavour to your foo, then this demo is for you.

 

Hey guys! I am writing up a blog post for you guys regarding Marco and I ‘s latest holiday adventure to Tenerife. I will show you our favourite vegan restaurant, where my clothes were from and where we stayed so keep reading !

We stayed at Hotel Gala in Las Americas of Tenerife. We stayed half board so had breakfast and dinner buffets included. The food was decent enough but just not what we are used to eating (i.e. no beans, tofu etc! ). The breakfast buffet was standard fruit, oats and toast which was fine to start off the day but usually meant a big lunch! We sourced an amazing restaurant called Buena Vida 100% Vegan and went there 3 times it was that good! For dinner the buffet options for vegans consisted of salads, pasta, potatoes, sometimes a veggie paella rice dish which was awesome and bread! Like I said, decent enough :)!

For those asking about my bikinis on instagram I shopped online at both Misguided and pretty little thing. Bottoms here and top here !

 

As for night time outfits my favourite had to be the dress by Miss Holly the label which is now unavailable.

 

My next favourite was this flare sleeve top by River Island that you can shop here. Trousers were also River Island from last year.

 

HEY GUYS! This weekend my sister and I checked out Glasgow’s latest vegan cafe spot .. Picnic. You can find this cute little cafe on Ingram Street. I must say that it is just what Glasgow needed. HEALTHY vegan food. We have plenty of vegan spots in Glasgow but it is not easy to grab some healthy sandwiches, wraps, soups, smoothies and juices .. not all from the one place anyway! Sarah and I tried the panini, the berry smoothies, the snowball (dessert of course) and LOVED IT!

OUTFIT: GIRL T-SHIRT BY NAKD FASHION : https://na-kd.com/products/tops/t-shirts/girl-tee-black

JEANS MOLLY SKINNY JEGGING BY RIVERISLAND: http://www.riverisland.com/women/jeans/jeggings/mid-blue-wash-ripped-molly-jeggings-694565

Bonjour babes! I am finally getting round to posting this Paris blog post after a few days back! What can I say it is Christmas time 🙂

I will try keep it short and concise for all those wanting to travel to Paris themselves and easily use this information. We booked our holiday through EasyJet and stayed at the Hotel WO Wilson Opera on Rue de Stockholm. It was a beautiful boutique hotel and we got upgraded to a room with a balcony .. instagram dream or what! We decided to pop into the local super market the Intermarche a few minutes walk from our hotel to stock up on food for breakfast and snacks. We bought cereals like weetabix and special K, we bought tinned fruit to add on top (much cheaper than fresh fruit), a large innocent smoothie to get some micros in there! We also bought Belvita chocolate top breakfast biscuits. Our hotel provided free apples, jam and tea and coffee. What more could you want for breakfast!?

Our first day in Paris was spent wandering around taking it all in. We wandered down the Champ Elysees and somehow wandered to the Eifell tower at night. My god it was a sight! For dinner we went to Hank’s Vegan Pizza. We shared 6 pizza pieces, a cookie and some other chocolate biscuit dessert. To be honest it was no the best, a solid 4 out of 10. It was more like eating a focaccia with veg.

On our second day in Paris we went to Disneyland! We had our usual hotel breakfast before we left, took some Square bars and apples with us and also managed to get the wrong train! When we did end up in Disneyland we realised (much to our assumptions) that the vegan food choices were not easily found. BUT we did eventually find a good little number! Pizzeria Bella Notte were very helpful in providing us with the allergen book to find that the napolina pasta (basic tomato pasta) was vegan friendly, we added side salads, chilli oil and the salad dressing to make a full meal. Mix it all together i swear it was so tasty!

We had this really late so we did not have a dinner later on other than some supermarket snacks which included bread, hummus, crisps and watched Home Alone!

Day three we decided to go sightseeing and headed for the Louvre. We headed out for breakfast and went to the Bob’s Kitchen but to be honest all we got was an acai bowl and protein shake as we were mistaken that the pancakes WERE NOT vegan friendly. Gutted. But we made up for it when we went to Cloud Cakes for lunch! We ordered soup, quiche, carrot cake and hot chocolate … an all vegan bakery .. just what we needed! We also grabbed some croissants for the following mornings breakfast!

After our sight seeing we headed for dinner at Hanks Burger which to be honest we were hesitant about after their pizza being a let down. HOWEVER the burger was so much better and we recommend it!

We also went to a cute Parisian restaurant for some wine and chill time to soak in the city and used the website Barnivore to see what was vegan friendly wine.

I hope you find this helpful for your own visit to Pairs, i recommend Cloud Cakes out of all the places we visited! There are plenty more vegan restaurants available that we did not visit so be sure to check out Happy Cow for yourself to see where you want to visit!

Hey guys, today i wanted to talk to you about a brand i recently came across and wanted to share with you:)! Amrita wellness retreat … how nice does it sound already!

Whilst this is a detox based company, i am very careful when promoting detoxing as some can be unhealthy and unrealistic! Lets get to the juicy juicy…

Everyone suffers from a lack of gift ideas. And everyone tends to take in more toxins over New Years. Greasy foods, alcohol, junk food, and other toxic overloads get into our bodies. So hear this: Recently I came across an all-natural body cleanse from Koh Samui, Thailand called Easy Detox by Amrita. It claims to be pleasant, effective and a safe way to cleanse your body from harmful toxins, and protect you against oxidative damage. Better, it lets you have your food and lead your busy lifestyle.

It would sound too good to be true if not for their roster of 5-star properties like W Retreat, Banyan Tree and Kempinski that all use Amrita’s science-based methodology for luxury wellness retreats. Amrita’s Easy Detox system integrates detoxifying herbal shakes, healthy eats, and light exercise. 

For normal folks like us, Amrita has a reasonably priced (around 69 quid) Easy Detox home kit (did I mention with free international delivery?) which uses the same 5-star methodology and herbal formula to provide a gentle, all-natural 7-day body cleanse for busy people, whilst letting them eat and lead their regular lifestyle. Now you are talking. It’s not like we all have a week or two and an endless bank account to jet off to Thailand!

Below is a summary of what I learned on their website:

  1. Easy Detox 7-day home kit includes a 100% organic herbal formula with herbs freeze-dried for best preservation.
  2.  Herbal shakes are packaged in convenient single-serve sachets which are small and light (8g only) to carry in your handbag.
  3. Each sachet  contains 16 organic ingredients, for a gentle cleanse experience. You can view the full list of ingredients here: www.easydetox.co/ingredients
  4. The kits come with an E-Book, and  nutritional guidelines that tell you exactly what you can eat during the 7-days of your body cleanse and 5-star online support.
  5. Programme benefits include higher energy, weight optimisation, improved digestion and better skin, to name a few. There are tons of testimonials  and online purchase is a snap with PayPal or plastic.
  6. There are 3  types of kits available:
  7. Mini
  8. Classic
  9. Deluxe

The premium Easy Detox Deluxe Kit even comes with Thai facial masks, a post-cleanse probiotic treatment, and a beautiful cookbook with 5 different diet types, and 100+ recipes by famous 5-Star chefs. But it is too pricey…my opinion is that the Classic kit has much better value.

You can view what’s included in each kit here: www.easydetox.co/veganaesthetics   and you can also enjoy a promo price on Classic kits, thanks to my humble efforts.

“What’s with this URL?” you may be asking.  The answer is simple: I was quite impressed with Easy Detox, so I asked them for a seasonal promo, they said “yes” and handed me this page with a special deal which I gladly extend to you in this post.

To cut to the chase, if a good body cleanse sounds like a good gift idea by now, grab this deal, you can still get it by New Years. They say it takes around a week for the kit to get to UK.  And your friends can party with confidence and have a clean and healthy 2017 start after.  It may be a good idea to consider this healthy gift to yourself too. If you party, of course!

Hope the above review is helpful. Have a great coming holiday and remember this wise saying: “It’s time to retox, and it’s time to detox!” and if we all choose to retox differently, it may be a good idea to stick to 5-star detox after.

Here is link to a special deal one more time for you: www.easydetox.co/veganaesthetics

Please do remember that detoxing is not a quick fix, it is not a diet, it is merely to help cleanse your body and get you back on track to your healthy lifestyle! 

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