Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Ivy On The Square | Edinburgh

When I heard Ivy On The Square was opening in Edinburgh, it brought back memories of Los Angeles. It's been 10 whole years since I visited The Ivy, in Los Angeles. I actually have photos of me, posing outside The Ivy. 

I looked online to book a table at Ivy On The Square. They had every half an hour available through the whole day, so I decided not to book than stressing over getting there for a certain time. I headed to The Ivy with my Mum and when we arrived they said no tables were available, but if we sat at the bar they'd shout us when one was available.    

We sat at the bar and ordered a drink. I then took my phone out and went on The Ivy website and there was tables showing available to book for now, so I clicked book. 10 minutes went by and I said to my Mum, "you know I booked a table for 10 minutes ago". My Mum shouted someone over, so I said we had a booking for 10 minutes ago. The staff person said to follow her and we were taken to a table upstairs.   

I ordered:

Aromatic duck curry
Fragrant coconut duck curry with lemongrass, lime, chilli, roasted cashews and steamed jasmine rice. 


Mixed berry smoothie 
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, banana, coconut milk and lime.


Chocolate bombe
Melting chocolate bombe with vanilla ice cream and honeycomb centre with hot butterscotch sauce 

The chocolate bombe was the best, but if I go back I would book. I think they prefer you booking. I ended up sitting drinking alcohol at the bar, for the sake of it. 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Flying with EasyJet

When you think EasyJet, you think cheap flights. I try only use EasyJet for day trips or traveling light, as you need to add on the cost for check-in luggage. I've flew to London for £50, but other times I've searched you can pay £50 each way. As am saving to go away for my birthday, I didn't plan going anywhere. Then one day I was searching EasyJet website and typing in random places. I found Paris was only £73.50 return, to fly in the morning and come back at night. I ended up clicking to book to go to Paris. 

I hadn't flew with EasyJet in years, so I decided to try the EasyJet app. The app lets you check in and scan the tickets from your phone. I checked in online the night before my flight.

I headed to airport and went straight to security, feeling like I was missing something walking by EasyJet check-in. I scanned the barcode on the app on my phone and went through. Then when I went and bought at Duty Free shops, it saved a lot of hassle showing the barcode on my own.  

I was worried what I bought in Paris traveling hand luggage only, but I did pick up some makeup in Sephora. I would definitely do more hand luggage only trips with EasyJet.   

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Smash Burger

The last few months I've seen people on my Facebook check into Smash Burger. I Googled and found there's one in Dunfermline, so I headed to Smash Burger. 

I ordered:

Stilton stack with has chutney with rocket, haystack onions, applewood smocked beacon & Stilton cheese on a smash bun. 


French fries 


Vanilla milkshake 

The milkshake was too plain. I know it's vanilla, but I have been to other places where it tastes "different". The burger was nice, but there was too much chutney that I didn't taste any cheese. I wouldn't say I wouldn't go back, but I'd maybe try something different on the menu. The plus side they give 25% discount if you show a student  card, so I did get 25% off.