Monday, 3 February 2014

Cocktails and Limbo

A day in town

Who doesn't love a day of drinking cocktails? I for one love it. So Sunday just there I had a day off work and for once so did Sam. It's not often we get time off together and after our long January with no money, it was only right that we treated ourselves. First of all we had to head down to Ocean Terminal to get a few odds and ends. I managed to find myself some mega cute nail wraps for £1.50

I'm not great when it comes to doing my nails but I can't wait to try these out. 

After our mini shopping trip, we headed into town to start our evening of drinks. We met up with my lovely parents who were also out in town for the afternoon. First place we ended up in was Juniper. I had heard of it many times before but hadn't actually went to it. It's right on Princes Street and it's very nice. A little on the fancy side but I would very much go again. Plus, you also get some lovely views of Princes Street. I got myself a Twister, clearly based on the ice lolly, it was one tasty drink!

After that lovely drink, we moved on to The Voodoo Rooms. Again, another place I heard about loads but had yet to actually visit. I am so glad we did go there as it is absolutely stunning inside and I just loved it. The cocktail menu is just brilliant. With names like Coffin Dodger, Elixir Of Life, Gingerbread Wicker Man and Beast From The East, how could I resist? I ended up getting The Benzini. Any drink that contains popping candy is always going to grab my attention. The whole feel of The Voodoo Rooms just excited me to be honest and it's somewhere I will have to go back.

Sadly after that fantastic drink, my parents had to head home so we headed up to Red Squirrel and then Lebowskis. Both places are great for a drink and I totally recommend them. 

But now we move on to the highlight of my night. My little brother had mentioned recently about a bar called 52 Canoes Tiki Den, so we thought let's check it out. As you can guess by the name it's a Tiki themed place and with that it's very colourful and tropical inside. I've realised that I really do love a themed bar. 
The cocktail menu is really good and very reasonable price wise. I got myself a Donkey Punch. It had everything that I want from a drink. Sweet, quirky and in a fantastic glass. The sort of drink I would imagine having on holiday.

So as we were enjoying our drinks, we realised that they had a pub quiz on a Sunday night. A pub queeze they call it. We had no other plans for the night, so we thought why not? A little pub quiz could be nice....

This is very different to any pub quiz I have been to before. It ended up being a crazy amount of fun. From Limbo to Beer Pong. I had a blast (I think my back disagrees with that though) 
Most pub quizzes, you just sit there and answer the questions but this one you got totally involved in. I have to say that all the staff at 52 Canoes are really lovely, which added to our great night. 
I never thought I would be trying to pick up a cereal box off the floor with my teeth when I was getting ready to go out but there you go!

To add to our great night, we managed to win best name (Quiz on my tits) and, by some insane amount of luck, we won overall! Our awesome prizes were a block of Camembert (my all time favourite cheese) and two vouchers for a Tiki Burger. I can't wait go back and try the food! 
It's on Mellvile Place, so you should all check it out. Especially go to the quiz night. You might be a little sore the next day but it's worth it. 

So to round this all up and to let me go back to sleep (I'm still feeling MEGA rough). Here are some pictures of my outfits from yesterday:

Top: Primark
Jeans: Miss Selfridge
Boots: Primark
Necklace: Primark
Bracelets: H&M

Dress: Asos
Necklace: As Before
Earrings: Primark
Boots: Topshop

Till the next time



  1. looks like such an amazing day. and LOVE the designs of the nail wraps you got, such a killer deal too.

    1. It was so much fun but by gosh was I feeling it yesterday! My poor back is still sore. I know right, they are soo cute. Can't wait to put them on :)

  2. That looks like it was a ton of fun! It sounds like a really fun place to hang out. And I'm in love with that top, it makes such a cute outfit!