Wander Through My Week #2

Hey!

How is everyone? I’ve been busy with doctors appointments, hospital visits and event organising. But I did find a time for tea, scones and a bit of a pamper! This a wander through my past week…

Dogs That Dine

dogsthatdineHahaha my life is literally all about planning this event! If you don’t already know, I’ve organised an event for bloggers and dog lovers to raise money for Dogs Trust Glasgow. The event is a little different because dogs are coming too! Basically, we are all going to have some food, drink, get lots of doggy cuddles and make the most of the dog photobooth!

This is the first event I’ve ever arranged and I’m excited, but really stressed. I’ve put a lot of work into organising this event (raffle prizes, goody bags etc) but I know it’s all worth it. And I can’t wait to meet al the dogs that are coming! I’ve saw some photos and some of them are BEYOND CUTE!

There is only a limited amount of tickets left (yay!) and I really hope the event sells out.  I’m keen to raise as much money for the centre as I possibly can.  For more information, read my Dogs That Dine post.

Belles of the Basement

Yesterday, I attended Belles of the Basement event held in the Malmaison Hotel after I was lucky enough to win a ticket thanks to Yelp . I was definitely in the mood to get rid of some Sunday Blues and enjoy a little pamper. Then I did the most stupid thing: I wore new shoes.

And no, not high heels. I’m talking about simple black slip on plimsolls  High heels and I have never got on well but I’ve always had a good relationship with flats…UNTIL NOW! As time went on, my feet were in agony and I was seriously struggling to walk. The glass of fizz helped (as did the yummy nibbles) but I was ready for a serious pamper.

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There were various companies there from Benefit to Vidall Sassoon and although it was fun, it wasn’t as ‘pampering’ as I thought it would have been. Instead, it seemed more like a bad sales pitch from some and others just weren’t as interested in talking about their products which is unfortunate when you’re genuinely interested.

In saying that, I did learn a lot and I got my eyebrows waxed and tinted from Benefit (£19.50). I now LOVE my eyebrows! I had always put off getting my eyebrows done because they are so sparse and I didn’t want to end up with two black lines in place of my brows. I love them though, they look so natural and I’m really chuffed! Worth the foot pain! And by the time I got home there was blood running down my ankles. Lovely.

The Mad Platter

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Alice in Wonderland is one of my favourite Disney movies (although in my opinion, the ending is awful!) and when I saw The Mad Platter en route to one of my many hospital visits, I couldn’t wait to pop in for lunch.

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I LOVE THE DECOR! It’s an eccentric mismatch of cute, quirky items that work so well together (some of them are Alice in Wonderland themed, but not all). I had Eggs Benedict and then the yummiest fruit scone. As a tea lover, the highlight was the tea (or should I say, the tea presentation). I settled for Earl Grey (which is very unlike me) but I loved the tea pot and the cutest milk jug I have ever seen!

For more info, have a look at The Mad Platter Facebook Page

What were you up to last week? 

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26 Comments

  1. April 12th, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Best of luck with your Dogs That Dine event. Having a collie that we would love to take with us when we go out to eat this sounds fantastic!

    • April 12th, 2016 / 7:50 pm

      Aww thanks Nicola! I’m really looking forward to it! Through planning the event, I’ve actually learned that there are so many more dog friendly bars/cafes etc that I originally thought there were.

  2. April 12th, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    That sounds like a fantastic event that you are organizing! Good luck with it! And for me the last week was lazy enjoying my free time from kids and visiting dozens of restaurants and cafes with my husband – that was our vacation! Now back to real life… 🙂

    • April 12th, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      That sounds like a pretty good vacation! Thanks so much, I’m really looking forward to it!

    • April 13th, 2016 / 9:12 am

      Aww that is so kind of you! Thanks!

  3. April 12th, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Best of luck! Any philanthropy with a good cause is worth mentioning!

  4. April 13th, 2016 / 9:02 am

    Aww so glad the tickets are selling well! The Mad Platter sounds amazing! One day I will come to visit and you have to take me there! My mouth is watering just reading about it! Plus, Alice in Wonderlandis my fave 🙂 x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    • April 13th, 2016 / 9:11 am

      Awww definitely! That would be amazing! You would love it!

  5. April 13th, 2016 / 10:09 am

    Thank you for sharing your week with us 🙂 Good luck with the event!! And you know, I’ve always been thinking that I am the only one who is always busy with doctors appointments, hospitals visits,… Good to know I am not alone 🙂

  6. April 13th, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    I’ll have to visit this place when my husband and I visit the UK!! I love anything regarding tea and teapots:D

  7. April 13th, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing your week, I love your blog, can’t wait to read more from you

  8. April 14th, 2016 / 2:21 am

    Oh my goodness, that event looks like it would be so much fun! So adorable. I feel your pain with the new flats. When I worked my event job I wore a brand new pair of flats for an 11 hour work day. Let’s just say I’ve never worn the shoes again. Who new flats could hurt so bad?! haha

  9. April 14th, 2016 / 2:26 am

    Wow! seems like you have some fun stuff planned. Good luck with the event!

  10. Lauren
    April 14th, 2016 / 2:38 am

    Great blog post!
    🙂

    Lauren

  11. April 14th, 2016 / 11:21 am

    If I had a dog I would totally attend Dogs that Dine! sounds so lovely

  12. April 14th, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    All the best luck for your upcoming event. I know things can be super busy when organising an event. The tea pot is so cute, though.

  13. April 14th, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    The dine with your dog event sounds amazing, good luck with it and look forward to reading about it!!

  14. Kerry
    April 15th, 2016 / 10:10 am

    All the best for your events! I have two dogs, would love to take them to something like that.

  15. April 19th, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    What a fun post! Looks like amazing places!

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