| Boozy Bits | Raspberry Fizz

Another cheeky wee booze/cocktail related post…

This might become quite the series as who doesn’t love a new cocktail recipe to give a go?! And I am all for being a guinea pig in my Bf’s search of a perfected new cocktail recipe!

This cocktail was made especially with me in mind and contains my favourite things…Raspberries annnd Prosecco/Champagne!

Who can complain with that winning duo?!

As usual if you would like this simple cocktail recipe keep reading. If not this post is not for you…

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What You Will Need:

  • Bottle of Fizz Of your Choice
  • Raspberries
  • Raspberry Liquior
  • Ice

 

Method:

  • Firstly Muddle (Squish) 6 Raspberries in the Bottom of a Tall Glass
  •  50ml of Raspberry Liquor
  • Fill Glass with Ice and Stir
  • To Finish Top with Fizz And Enjoy

 

Simplistic yet Tasty!

 

What is your Favourite Fruity Cocktail?

 

Shona Marie xo

 

All Credits go to Ciaran Wilkinson For the Recipe.

| Lifestyle | Christmas Jumper Picks for 2017

Is it time to start pulling out the Christmas jumpers from the back of the wardrobe yet??!

Hmm, maybe just slightly early! But that hasn’t stopped me having a look around the shops for a much needed new jumper for the Festive Season!!

So far on my hunt I’ve come across plenty that I absolutely adore. And there is just too much choice!

Here are a small sample of my current front runners…

 

 ASOS | Boohoo Bah Hum Pug Slogan Christmas Jumper | £18.00

 

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 ASOS | Club L Textured Jolly Merry Christmas Jumper | £18.00

 

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Tesco | F&F Sequinned Bauble Eyelash Knit Christmas Jumper | £20.00

 

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 NEXT | Fashion Union Novelty Ho Ho Ho Jumper | £25.00

 

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 Boohoo | Eva Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Jumper | £15.00

 

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Annnd for those of us who are expecting over the Christmas  period I have found the ideal jumper…

 

Boohoo | Maternity Maisie Santa Baby Christmas Jumper | £15.00

 

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Far too cute!

Bring on all the Christmas jumper days.

 

Have you already looked out your Christmas jumper for this year?

 

Shona Marie xo

 

| Lifestyle | Office Christmas Party Dress Edit

With the Office Christmas Party Season just around the corner and mine being next Friday, I thought I would make a quick run down on my top picks for the night itself!!

So here are Seven dresses that I’m currently loving for this Season…

 

Lipsy | VIP Lace Embroidered Midi Dress | £125.00

 

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Quiz – Green Velvet Wrap Split Maxi Dress | £35.99

 

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ASOS | Lace Cami Midi Pencil Dress | £70.00

 

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ASOS | Drape Satin Maxi Dress | £65.00

 

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ASOS | John Zack Petite Plunge Front Wrap Maxi Dress | £42.00

 

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ASOS | John Zack Tall Off Shoulder Ruffle Midi Dress | £38.00

 

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River Island | Black high neck wrap front midi bodycon dress | £30.00

 

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This Christmas I’m all for the Green and Burgundy Dresses. So seasonal!

 

Also I’ve never been much into the idea of a velvet dress but Quiz definitely know what they are doing!

 

Have You Many Christmas Nights Out Lined Up This Year?

 

Shona Marie xo

 

 

| Six By Nico | The Forest

Last month Ciaran and I decided to treat ourselves to a Sunday date night and as usual head to our current favourite restaurant… Six By Nico.

I’m a bit late in getting round to posting this! By the time my post is live they will no longer be serving this theme, but I thought why not share it anyways!

As per the food and service was fab!

So without further ado let me introduce you to the last Six By Nico theme…

 

THE FOREST

 

Bramble Royale

Prosecco | Creme de Mure

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Celeriac Pannacotta

Forager Salad | Red Cabbage Gazpacho

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Smoked Pheasant Terrine

Rainbow Carrot | Granola Crumbs | Wild Berry Gel

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Foraged Wild Mushroom

Parisienne Gnocchi | Parmesan & Truffle Royale

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Rainbow Trout

Wild Sorrel | Toasted Hazelnut | Swiss Chard

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Venison Haunch

Beetroot Sauerkraut | Burnt Onion Jus | Blackberries

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Trio Of Apple

Pain Perdu | Cinnamon Chantilly | Brioche Parfait

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So far out of all our visits this Menu is definitely my absolute favourite. I am the fussiest eater and as much as I’ve loved all the menus so far, there has always been just that one dish that has worried me. But not this time! Everything was just divine.

I also need to mention a special thanks to the girl a couple tables along from us for providing me with the fish course picture as I had completely forgotten to snap my pic! Strangely enough she  had approached me near the end of my meal to ask if I had a picture of a certain course to send her as she missed out that one, and later in the evening as I flicked through my pictures my “new friend” became handy! You couldn’t write it, the odds were random.

Next up in the Six By Nico Series is…

DISNEY!!

How exciting! I pray the music in the restaurant is to match! Because it sounds the dream!

Although this theme is timed perfectly for my other half and I’s 3rd year anniversary celebrations I am unsure if we will be making the trip. With the Festive Season approaching and schedules being jam packed, also my lack of love for the menu (not theme) its food for thought at the moment. We will just have to wait and see…

What Is Your Favourite Restaurant In Glasgow?

 

Shona Marie xo

| Boozy Bits | Wine Cocktail

The first weekend in November my Other Half and I took a trip up to the North East of Scotland to visit his family.  It was a fun filled long weekend consisting of plenty walks, food and of course booze

While we were there my boyfriend put his cocktail making skills to the test. And he came up with a couple drinks to suit both mine and his aunties tastes.

His auntie is not much of a cocktail drinker as she only likes wine. But, this was just a fun little challenge for my partner as he rattled off a wine cocktail recipe he made up on the spot!

If you want a sneaky wee peek at what this contains and how to make, keep reading…

 

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What you will need:

  • A Bottle Of White Wine Of Your Own Choice
  • Grapes
  • Lime
  • Ice
  • Pressed Apple Juice
  • Elderflower Liquor

 

Method:

  • Firstly muddle (squish)  5 grapes in the bottom of a wine glass
  • Add 75ml of the White Wine
  • Add 50ml of the Elderflower Liquor
  • Add 50ml Apple Juice
  • Squeeze in half a Lime
  • Top with Ice
  • And Garnish with a couple grapes if you like

And there you have it! A quick and easy cocktail for all you wine lovers out there!

 

What is Your Go To Cocktail?

 

Shona Marie xo

 

All Credits go to Ciaran Wilkinson For the Recipe.

| Lifestyle | Winter Warmers

Ahhh the winter months are here and it’s soo cold out! I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that the commute to work is a frozen struggle. Too early, too dark and too cold = moody wee Shonz!

On the other hand, there is the positive of my absolute favourite thing about this time of year ~ the cosy cosy clothes!!

And so I’ve put together a wee list of my current fave winter warmers available at this present time…

 

New Look | Yellow Faux Fur Pom Pom Bobble Hat | £5.99

 

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Zara | Faux Fur Ear Muffs | £5.99

 

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ASOS | ALDO Abenadia Cable Knit Gloves | £18.00

 

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ASOS | River Island Double Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie Hat | £16.00

 

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ASOS | Vero Moda Check Scarf | £18

 

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New Look | Pale Grey Faux Fur Trim Slipper Socks | £7.49

 

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So cute! So cosy!

 

I will definitely be stocking up on a few of these cosies next weekend after payday!

 

What is your favourite thing about winter clothes?

 

Shona Marie xo