Espensen Spirit: learning to infuse some tasty gin

I recently had the absolute pleasure of attending a gin/vodka infusion workshop at the beautiful Bristol Spirit. Having purchased a workshop as a present to my mum last year (where they caused a raucous but had the BEST time) I was jealous and could not wait to try it out for myself. Who are they?…

St George’s – Classical Mixtape Live

It is difficult to find the words to describe the magical experience of Classical Mixtape Live. Lying on a cosy blanket on the floor of the gorgeous and atmospheric surroundings of St. George’s hall – listening to the entrancing sounds of the various classical musicians and beautiful voices of the Exultate Singers moving around the…

Valentine’s Day: embracing or avoiding the romance in Bristol

Whether you’re a lover or a fighter of the evening that celebrates St. Valentine’s, there are lots of exciting and quirky events happening around Bristol to keep you entertained. Grab your friends/family/new love/old flame (probably not all together) and take a gander at these opportunities to celebrate the ones you love… (or grab a bottle…

Heartfelt Vintage – Vegan afternoon tea

I use the words fabulous and fab A LOT. Probably (definitely) too much… But there are some experiences that warrant the use of the word. Having spent a truly scrumptious and indulgent afternoon in the delightful surroundings of Heartfelt Vintage, I have found said fabulous experience! Surrounded by their beautiful collection of vintage fashion, bridal wear…

Suncraft: Tasty food for the soul

As the weather turns grizzly, part of you may be craving all the stodge (if you’re like me, it will be mostly potato based) but your body is likely in most need of all the healthy stuff to help your body ward off the inevitable lurgy trying to attack from every corner. A few years…

1766 Bar and Kitchen

If there is one thing that will get me out and about on a rainy day, it’s the promise of scrummy food! A few weeks ago I ventured out on a grizzly Saturday to check out what’s been going on behind the scaffolding in the newly refurbished Bristol Old Vic. And it was worth getting…

1766 BAR & KITCHEN: NEW OPENING

Those that often frequent King Street are likely to be intrigued by the goings on around Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Well on Monday 24th September (tomorrow if you are reading this straight away) all will be revealed as the new 1766 Bar & Kitchen opens in the newly redeveloped foyer of the historic theatre –…

Felson’s Cocktail Lounge and Stick Bar – getting sporty(ish)

I was met with a lot of confused looks when the story of my bank holiday weekend included playing pool. I tend to avoid anything remotely related to sport – and have been mostly successful in avoiding since childhood. Alcohol does however seem to bring out some secret skills – Beer pong in particular brings…

Dine With I – the roast edition

If you’re not heading to your mum’s for Sunday roast, where should you go? Perhaps somewhere you would least expect… Frankie Loves Ava on Wells Road houses an abundance of upcycled furniture and unique gifts. It’s a treasure trove that you can get lost in for a while. Hidden downstairs though is a cosy and…

Honest Burgers: MEAT & POTATOES

Honest Burgers have arrived in Bristol and are making efforts to make some Bristolian friends. Lovely! With over 20 sites and their own butchers, they have come a long way from their Brixton beginnings where they used to cycle an eight mile round trip to get the perfect beef. They have however kept their honest…

Yakinori: hanging out with sushi

Anyone tried to make sushi at home?  I have – and it is tricky! I managed to salvage half of it to look remotely like sushi, but a lot of it ended up in a messy pile. I think I should leave it to the experts… If you want to see actually how it is…