18 September 2019

The Ivy Edinburgh turns 2!

 I was lucky enough to celebrate with The Ivy Edinburgh for their second birthday last night! 
We were treated to a three course meal with the most gorgeous candy floss cocktails which were to die for. The Ivy is on the corner of St Andrew Square in the centre of Edinburgh and has the most beautiful interior and staff. 
Oatmeal-rolled Lathallan haggis bon bon canapés & candy floss fizz.
Starter: Steak tartare with Laphraoig.
Main: Roast fillet of Scottish salmon, champagne and caper cream sauce. 
Dessert: Cotton cloud candy with ruby chocolate, rose petals, blood orange, candy floss and lemon balm.

Thanks so much to The Ivy Edinburgh and Leopold & Frida for having us!
Share:

17 September 2019

The town I loved so well

Hey all, happy Tuesday!
I just got back from Derry on Sunday and decided that I had to do a little post on the weekend. I went away with the "Queens" which is what our group chat is called and very aptly at that. We basically all met through the gram/events in Edinburgh and are tied together with our love for clothes and the craic. 

Caoilfhionn from Wearwhatworks and Eve from Decidedlyeve are both from Derry so it seemed like the perfect place for our first ever squad trip. So HannahDan and I booked our last (during a night out of course) and off we set to the walled city. 

We stayed with Caoilfhionns' dad who was the most amazing and generous host. There was no point where I was without a drink the whole weekend. We got a super early flight from Edinburgh on Friday morning after having a little sleepover at Caoilfhionns' house which consisted of gin, pizza and chats for days. We arrived into Derry at around 9am and were picked by Eves lovely parents who got up bright and early to take us to Caoilfhionns' house. We soon met Caoilfhionns' dad John who quickly made sure we knew that his home was ours for the weekend and also gave us permission to destroy his drinks cabinets which we did end up doing in due time. 
We had a wee cuppa and headed out to Johns offices to see his new business venture Store & Go a storage company. A guided tour later and feeling very inspired by Johns amazing businesses we were off to the city centre to check out Patricas Coffee House by the quay where we got fed and watered by Patricia herself who is a close family friend of Caoilfhionns'. We then headed off for a walk around town where we literally bumped into Saoirse Jackson who is the star of Derry girls. Dan was shaking because he's a HUGE Derry girls fan so we got some pics and left town absolutely b for buzzing. 

We headed back to the car and Caoilfhionn drove us to Buncrana to see the gorgeous beach there and for a pint by the fire in The Drift Inn.
We got back to keels house for a disco nap before getting ready to go for dinner at Pyke & Pommes which is on the Strand road in Derrys city centre. It was so so stunning, and the cocktails were flowing curtesy of John AKA Mr Wearwhatworks. 

After dinner we header to Peaders, a properly traditional Irish pub with memorabilia all over the walls and a trad band in the corner. This is where things got a bit fuzzy which of course means we were doing it right. 
After Peaders we headed to The Dungloe and then the Brickwork Lounge which is where this pic of me and my Han was taken. 
Fast forward to Saturday and with some serious hangovers we headed to the Guildhall Taphouse for a quick pint before we went on a bogside tour which taught us all about the events of Bloody Sunday. I'm very interested in Irish history in general so that mixed with my hang made a very emotional Aoife. We went back to the Guildhall Taphouse for some beaut chicken goujons and more pints and then to Sandinos which was my favourite bar of the whole trip. If you're ever in Derry I recommend a trip for a pint 100%.

After Sandinos we went back to Caoilfhionns' to get ready and have some champgage (what?!) before dinner at the Devine residence! I have no pictures from the night we spent with Eves' family but that surely just means it was a cracking night. We were supposed to head out to town at around 10pm but ending up chatting around the table till 2am. 

What I wore for dinner at Eves! 
Full outfit is Nastygal.
Sunday came before we knew it and I can't explain how devastated we were to be leaving. We got up and had some breakfast baps and a breakfast beer (what a combo), watched an episode of Derry girls and then got ready for our last day. John took us on a tour of Derry to show us where he grew up and to give us some personal history on Derry. We then went for a huge Sunday dinner and of course more drinks before going for a walk to the other side of the bridge for more drinks, then to The Blackbird for more drinks until we nearly missed our flight. We actually all wanted to miss the flight and were even more devastated when we made it. 

Cheers to Caoilfhionn, John, Eve and the Devines for the most amazing weekend. 
Footnote: Our bae Caoilfhionn Rose couldn't make this one because she was in BARBADOS but was there in spirit and we love you Cao.


Share:

27 August 2019

No more back to school?





The Edinburgh Fringe is over for another year and as September rolls around again this will be the first time that I'm not going back to school. Before uni finished I was so scared I'd have the fear about not going back and having to grow up but so far so good it seems. I'm working away in ALC as usual and working on planning and creating better content for the months ahead. 

I've lost track of how many times I've been asked what I'm doing next but I've finally decided to head home to the emerald isle come January to save up for a big move. Leaving Edinburgh and my friends that I've lived with for over 4 years now will be a double blow but it's gotta be done.  I can't believe I'm saying this but I will be glad to see September, I was drunk for 90% of August and hungover the other 10% so a serious detox is needed - whether or not a serious detox will actually happen is another story. 

I hope you all had a fab summer & are looking forward to 


Share:

29 July 2019

How To Keep Calm While Travelling

Travelling is a hugely exciting way to spend your time; in fact, it’s one of the best uses of time that there are. But that is not to say that every moment of it is good. In fact, there is much about travelling which can actually cause a great deal of emotional and psychological upheaval, and it is wise to be prepared for these if you are to enjoy your travels as much as you would hope. The truth is that you need to learn how to keep calm while travelling, even when things go wrong or you are having to endure a long journey, or whatever it might be that would otherwise disturb your peace. Let’s take a look at what you can do to ensure that you are keeping calm while travelling the world.





Take It Slow


First up, it’s important to remember that you don’t really need to rush anything. Sure, there might be times when you have to run for a train, but in general you can just travel at your own pace and speed. So should you, as by going at the pace that you enjoy you will be doing much to keep the stress which you might otherwise experience at bay. So make sure that you are doing what you can to keep your pace as slow as necessary. You will find that this often stops any great stress from arising in the first place, which is something that is going to really make a difference to how much you can enjoy the travels along the way. Taking it at your own pace is probably all you really need to do to avoid being stressed.


Consider Medicine


There might be occasions for many people when it is necessary to take some medicine with you which you can rely on when you are getting particularly worried, anxious or stressed. For some people, this might be a specifically prescribed medication which you are on, in which case you should absolutely make sure that you take that with you. But it might also be that you want to try and use a few over-the-counter options which you feel might help you should you become particularly stressed. That could be anything from ibuprofen, the anti-inflammatory effects of which are shown to help with stress, to some CBD oil, which is growing in popularity as a way of managing stress too. These are likely to help, so consider taking them with you.


Get Your Sleep


Although at times it can be challenging to get enough sleep when you are travelling, the truth is that you need to try and prioritize this if you are to keep your mind as calm as possible. Whenever you are staying in a good hotel room, make the most of it and get to bed early in order to sleep well. If you can also take naps here and there while on public transport, then that is something that is going to help hugely too, so that should be considered. You’ll find it really helps.

Share:

22 July 2019 / Suffolk, UK

Tanqueray Gin Head vs Heart Experience at Latitude Festival

 Tanqueray Gin Aoife Malone Latitude  Tanqueray Gin Aoife Malone Latitude
 Tanqueray Gin Aoife Malone Latitude
Tanqueray Gin Head vs Heart Experience at Latitude Festival 

I was so very incredibly lucky to be taken to Latitude festival last weekend with Tanqueray Gin to experience their Head Vs Heart challenge. The House of Tanqueray at No. TEN is a luxurious and contemporary bar that's popping up at some of the most exciting festivals in the UK this summer. 

Adele and I booked in for the challenge with Tanqueray Jack himself and set off on the sensory experience. We were given a band to put around our head which would act as a brain monitor to see what smells our brains reacted to the most - crazy right?

Jack took us through the four flavours while the sensor analysed our brain activity to give us a report on what our personalised cocktail would be. Our results showed that I reacted the most to camomile and Adele Coriander so the barman made me a Chamomile Cobbler & Adele a a Fresh Gimlet and we enjoyed them in the gorgeous Suffolk sunshine. 

A huge thank you for Tanqueray for having us we really did have the best weekend with the best gin out there!

Share:

14 July 2019 / Edinburgh

BOOHOO

Aoife Malone Wearing BOOHOO Clothing
Aoife Malone Wearing BOOHOO Clothing
Aoife Malone Wearing BOOHOO Clothing

Aoife Malone Wearing BOOHOO Clothing
Aoife Malone Wearing BOOHOO Clothing
Aoife Malone Wearing BOOHOO Clothing
Aoife Malone Wearing BOOHOO Clothing

Share:

8 July 2019 / Edinburgh, UK

Ciroc Vodka Summer Watermelon

Aoife Malone Holding Ciroc Vodka

Aoife Malone Holding Ciroc Vodka
Aoife Malone Holding Ciroc Vodka
Aoife Malone Holding Ciroc Vodka
Aoife Malone Holding Ciroc Vodka
Aoife Malone Holding Ciroc Vodka
Aoife Malone Holding Ciroc Vodka


Content from a recent exciting collaboration with Ciroc vodka around their new Summer Watermelon  flavour! A cooling spin on the original, Cîroc have brought out their eighth flavour, Summer Watermelon. Five times distilled from French grapes in Southern France for an elegant, smooth mouthfeel, the vodka is juicy and fresh on the nose and sweet on the palate. I enjoyed it with the girls the other night along with some actual watermelon left over from the shoot!
Share:

shop my wardrobe

© Bella Malone | All rights reserved.
Blog Design Handcrafted by pipdig