A Night at the Opera

I’d never really “done” Opera.  It always felt very….inaccessible? If anything, I’d absorbed any operatic knowledge through cultural osmosis, using Pretty Woman, Anastasia and Bugs Bunny as my cultural touchstones. From that I garnered a few things fairly quickly. Opera…

Reasons to get laser eye surgery and other stories

5. I was 5 when I was first told I was going to need to wear glasses. And as you can imagine, I took it about as well as any 5 year old who’s told she’s going to be different…

Time to Try Chaophraya

It’s all very big. Which shouldn’t come as much surprise. Popular Thai chain Chaophraya cater in creating dramatic destination dining across Europe and the former Royal Academy of Music and Drama has been their home since they came to Glasgow.…

I Don’t Think You’re Ready for These Jellies

Sun Jellies live in that beautiful grey area where you’re not quite sure if it’s some elaborate kitchy home wear or a handbag. The easy answer is of course, both. The vintage inspired bags, made entirely of recycled plastic read as…

Capital C Changes – New Flat Times

Here’s the abridged version. The last few months have been nothing if not transformative. It’s been devastating, and fulfilling, with a big old dash of fear and hope and all the emotional whiplash you can expect from any Big Change. Like capital…

Good Vibes Only: Adventures in Female Matrubation

Go fuck yourself. No seriously. It’s good for your health (yes seriously) it can reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes type 2 (yes really) and knocking one (or, two or three, delete as aprop) is basically going to…

The Great British Chippie with Six By Nico

I don’t think I’ve seen my news feed so excited about a restaurant launch, since, well, ever. But then, a restaurant that changes every six weeks with menus inspired by places and memories? Who can blame them? Six By Nico…

Long Live The BFF

I’m a hopeless romantic. Not in the classic sense of the word, or indeed in the modern now that I come to think about it. Less cut out hearts and love songs more about hope and trust and laughter. And…

Gin Inspired Dining with Gin71

The gin bubble isn’t showing any signs of popping any time soon, so the arrival of a Gin71 in my local merchant city was a pleasant addition to the areas burgeoning restaurant and bar scene.  Tucked neatly away down Virginia…