Tree Howf Staycation, Craighead Farm, Dunblane

All you staycationers out there, take note — I’m lucky to have found another spot for glamping in Scotland, and it's possibly my most favourite of all time! The Tree Howf, located in the humble Craighead Farm near Dunblane, Perthshire, is a gorgeous timber house built around the branches of an existing tree. Settled atop a hill on the farm, step inside for a 360º panoramic view of the beautiful Ochil Hills of Stirling. Plus, you'll meet some of the cutest animals — think donk

The LookOut by Gardener's Cottage, Edinburgh

We had the luxury of visiting one of Edinburgh's most attractive restaurants, situated in the heart of the city and at the top of Calton Hill, with a magnificent 360° panoramic view of the city and surrounding landscapes! I'll be honest, my choice to visit this quaintly sized restaurant was primarily for the view, but the quality of food and service clearly didn't disappoint as I'm already planning my next trip back here. We started off with some wine and snacks, to prepare o

Locavore, Glasgow South Side

When I lived in the South Side of Glasgow two years ago, I used to do my grocery shopping at a nearby neighbourhood grocer that stocked vegetables of different varieties, fresh farm chicken and duck eggs, as well as meats from ethical farms. It was my go-to grocer for non-packaged foods and fresh produce. So, I was super happy to learn that their business has now flourished and grown into something much bigger and better! ​ ​ ​Locavore was once a small space in Nithsdale Road

Yardworks Festival 2018, Glasgow

Earlier in May, I went to SWG3 in Glasgow to visit the Yardworks Festival. Tickets were £5.16 and I bought mine online, but this can be bought at the door too. I was just a little to excited and wanted to secure my tickets beforehand. So, this festival had 120 talented street artists, internationals and local, who attended and painted the walls of the warehouse, filling the area with energy and colour on a gorgeous sunny and warm day. A great way to celebrate graffiti and

Glasgow Coffee Festival 2018

Last weekend, Dear Green Roasters hosted the annual two-day Glasgow Coffee Festival at the Briggait in the city centre. For coffee professionals, enthusiasts and lovers alike, this festival was a huge celebration of the ever-growing coffee culture here in Scotland. During the event, there were coffee exhibitors, cafes, roasters and baristas featuring their best coffees alongside hosting workshops, masterclasses, cupping sessions, presentations and demonstrations in the space.

Glasgow Coffee Festival Coming Soon!

Photo by Glasgow Coffee Festival | Glasgow Coffee Festival will be tackling landfill waste by banning disposable cups! Dear Green Coffee Roasters is bringing their sell-out Glasgow Coffee Festival back to The Briggait for a fourth time this May. This year, they’ve said no to all disposable coffee cups in an effort to pioneer a culture change, and embrace reuse. The event organisers have requested ticket holders to bring their own reusable cup to combat the 30,000 tonnes of co

Bibimbap, Glasgow

Photo by Samad | Bibimbap facade So recently in Glasgow, we've been experiencing very cold winters and even heavy snow fall, to the point that the whole country seems like it's shut down. For me, when it's freezing outside, I often look for hearty meals that can warm me up, which means I'll be looking for spicy soups, and lots of it! Glasgow, being a small-to-medium sized city itself, has plenty of foodie spots to choose from, however the selections of Asian cuisines still

Platform, Glasgow

Photo from Platform Official Facebook Page | Platform signage! Photo by Samad | The cool interior ​ Hooray! After much anticipation over the passed few months, Platform has finally opened up in the Arches to fellow Glasgwegians over the first weekend of March! Platform is another street food space located right in the centre of the city, under Glasgow Central Station. The space is magnificent! I remember the Arches only as a nightclub, so seeing the space being used for s

Loop & Scoop, Glasgow

Photo from Loop & Scoop's Instagram | The facade of Loop & Scoop It's been extremely cold here in Glasgow but for some reason, I've been craving more desserts and sweets, instead of the usual warm cup of soup. So what better way to satisfy my cravings than visiting one of West End's most popular dessert places, Loop & Scoop, a churros and gelato spot! Loop & Scoop is located at a corner lot along Great Western Road, nearby many other popular foodie locations, Hillhead and als

Sushi Nights - All You Can Eat Sushi, Yen Oriental, Glasgow

Photo from Yen Oriental official Facebook page | The outside of the restaurant! Are you in love with sushi but don't want to break the bank? Maybe you don't have too much in the wallet to be splurging but want to still eat out with friends and enjoy some fresh Japanese sushi? Well, y'all are in luck! Yen Oriental over in West End hosts monthly Sushi Nights offering you All You Can Eat Sushi and only for £12.95 per person! Let me explain the rules of the unlimited sushi night

The Sisters Kelvingrove, Glasgow

Photo from The Sister's official Facebook page | Interior of the restaurant Recently, I visited The Sisters Kelvingrove located in West End of Glasgow to try their February Thursday Taster Menu showcasing their new and innovative renditions of traditional Scottish dishes and ingredients. The restaurant is elegant, comfortable but is not very large in size so I recommend making a booking well in advance before you head over. So for the taster menu they offered us 7 dishes with

Bar Gumbo, Glasgow West End

Photo from Bar Gumbo Facebook Page | Bar Gumbo's interior Photo by Samad | Bar Gumbo's fancy bar area Bar Gumbo along Byres Road in West End Glasgow has had a face lift and is now launching their new menu focusing on steak and seafood. The overall theme still stays true to the character of the New Orleans American South vibes. We went for their menu relaunch night and upon arrival, we were greeted with a glass of wine in a vibrant and lively atmosphere! It was quite a party

Big Feed, Govan

Photo by Samad | The Big Feed space I'm so glad that there are more foodie spots to please my foodie appetite here in Glasgow. This time, we're gonna talk about Big Feed Street Food Social located in Govan on the south side of the city. The warehouse space itself is massive and covered in fairy lights, which makes the place appear quite magical! And evidently, this set up is very perfect for family outings because we saw a lot of young parents bringing over their kids for som

The Wee Retreat x Laurianne's Raw Cakes Raw Food Indulgence, Glasgow

Photo by Samad | Greenbank Garden House Sometimes, we need short breaks from the hustle and bustle of work life and the busyness of the city, even if it's just for an afternoon away from the stressfulness of adulthood, am I right? We were in luck recently because Vicky from The Wee Retreat invited us to a stress-free afternoon of mindful eating and a workshop on how to make delicious and beautiful raw cakes, taught to us by the talented baker and connoisseur of raw foods, Lau

Accento Cafe, Finnieston

Photo by Samad | Facade of Accento Cafe Nestled in a tiny corner of Finnieston in West End Glasgow, lies a nook occupied by a cosy and homely Sardinian cafe known as Accento Cafe. From the Mediterranean island of Sardinia in Italy to the chilly metropolis of Glasgow, Scotland, this comfy space was opened by a family of Sardinians wanting to bring their tradition, food and personalities to the locals of the city. Upon entering the small cafe, you're surrounded by all kinds of

Inver Restaurant, Inver

​I've been following Inver Restaurant on Instagram for months now and have had many great recommendations from friends about how amazing this restaurant is. So guess what? My friend and I drove two hours to Inver from Glasgow to eat the delicious food they had to offer and we regret nothing!!! I would go again in a heartbeat! Inver Restaurant is a humble restaurant located in a remote area called Inver, next to Loch Fyne. The easiest way to get there is definitely by car but

Science Late: TASTE, Glasgow Science Centre

Have you ever wanted to go to a science centre where only adults were allowed in and there were no kids around to hog the cool interactive exhibits and exciting gadgetry? Well you're in luck cause Science Late is where it's at! I've been to two Science Late events so far, the last one being the theme "Innovate" and the most recent one, "Taste". I'll be writing about the experience of my most recent adventures, exploring the wonders of food and taste! Science Late is a monthly

Tuk Tuk, Glasgow City Centre

​​​​Photo by Samad | Interior of Tuk Tuk As a Malaysian living in Scotland, I have times when I'm just craving food that is jam packed with all kinds of spices and flavours. With that in mind, a couple of friends and I went over to the Indian street food restaurant, Tuk Tuk, along the hustle and bustle of Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow city centre. ​​​​Photo by Samad | This is what Tuk Tuk looks like from the outside. ​​​​Photo by Samad | A reminder to bring your own booze! Fi

RAMEN DAYO! Glasgow City Centre

Photo by Samad | Ramen Dayo! shop front! Loving the display of their push cart from their first pop up in Laneway. Gives it a cool character right? Konnichiwa! I did it! I found the best ramen in Glasgow! Yup, you heard me. The best ramen place in this city is in fact Ramen Dayo! on Queen Street in the city centre. I've gone to Ramen Dayo! a few times, from when they were a pop-up on laneway, to when they were in the basement of Max's Bar. They now have their own establishmen

A'Challtainn Fish Restaurant and Bar, East Glasgow

​​Photo by Samad | The indoor courtyard within the Barras Art and Design, where A'Challtainn is nicely located Within the new and funky Barras Art and Design space lies a seafood treasure that is worth hunting for! A'Challtainn is a seafood restaurant nestled in the east side of Glasgow, amongst the historic Barras market. I went over with my friend for lunch and to catch the V. William vs Muruguza Wimbledon final match on Saturday -- yes, they were displaying the finals live