Each time I visit the Restoration Yard, situated in Dalkeith Country Park, I feel a sense of calm. It’s hard not to, whether you’re chilling in the Scottish sunshine in the Tuscan inspired courtyard, taking part in a yoga class in the Wellbeing Lab while watching a squirrel scurry up the hill, or relaxing with a coffee and gazing out over the stunning Orangerie. Continue reading
I love a bit of history with my coffee, that’s why when I heard about Bunker Coffee on Brisbane Broadsheet, I just had to come and check it out! It’s a popular place with a lot of coffee competition around, but in the half an hour that I sat there, it was visited by office workers, families and passers by. It’s a popular spot, and I spotted refillable Bunker Coffee mugs in loyal customers hands. They even encourage you to bring your own refillable mug which I like as they’re not just out for you buying one of theirs to get a discount. They actually want to be green without the advertising that some coffee chains insist on. Continue reading
Being brand new to Brisbane, it was time to make some friends and what better way to do that than over brunch! I had joined Girlcrew Brisbane on Facebook and a few girls had said they quite fancied getting together. One of the girls had suggested The Roastery Cafe and what a great suggestion it was. Continue reading
I find it rare that I have a day where I get to totally please myself, without having to think about work, household tasks or pre-arranged plans. I used to be the kind of person up until about a year and a half ago where I’d have weekends planned in advance for weeks on end. I’ve come to loathe being too busy and instead I’d rather have more space to be spontaneous. I believe it’s really important to nurture and take care of myself by resting and allowing myself to get a little bit bored instead of running at a 100 mile an hour pace all the time.
As an avid tea drinker, my love for coffee grew when I moved to New Zealand, those Kiwis are definitely serious about their coffee and so I became that way too! I love seeking out local artisan coffee shops in Edinburgh where I live. However I have never owned a coffee machine of my own so buying coffee beans and making a cup of fresh joe in the house is something I’ve never done. My mum however has just invested in a coffee maker so I hopped along to hers to try Second City Coffee and two of their coffee bean varieties that they have on offer.
I love coffee and was in need of a breakout from my Starbucks rut. I sought out this place based on a recommendation from WOW247Edinburgh’s Twitter page. The Caffeine Drip is conveniently located In the west end not far from Shandwick place. My boyfriend works near here so we often frequent this area of the city for after work drinks at Indigo Yard or the The West Room, if only I’d known a few more steps down the road this little coffee gem was here. Continue reading