Favorite Scottish Eats and Drinks

Favorite Scottish Eats and Drinks

While I was working the bar the other night, I had the pleasure of running into my favorite couple from Glasgow. It had felt serendipitous when I first met them, as I had just found out about my opportunity to travel to Scotland. At the time I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off financially so close to my other planned travels, but after talking to them I knew I was going do whatever I had to in order to get my family to Glasgow. I worked my booty…

10 Insane (But True) Facts About Glasgow

10 Insane (But True) Facts About Glasgow

Our family really enjoyed visiting Glasgow! It is a great city and I wouldn’t hesitate to travel there again and again. I have written several posts on the topic, but this time I wanted do a little something different. Despite my intense research on the city, I actually learned more during my stay. So, I thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts about Glasgow that you may not be aware of and that could help your next trip that much simpler. You’re welcome! 1. Strict Liquor Laws:…

HotMama Diaries: Scotland

HotMama Diaries: Scotland

06.22.15 HotDaddy met us for lunch at this awesome place I discovered, called Hillhead Bookclub. The décor was eclectic, the atmosphere was relaxed and funky, and the food was yummy and reasonable. They serve basil-strawberry water, which looks gorgeous on the table. There is also a great craft-cocktail menu. One interesting cocktail for a group would be the Hillhead Punch served in a Gramophone! Parents! You can enjoy the cocktails, because there is a playroom for the kids. There is even a Ping-Pong table for the “big” kids. After lunch…

Best Scottish Cocktails

Best Scottish Cocktails

If we are going to talk about Scotland, then we have to start with Scotch Whisky. I’ve always been a whiskey lover, but never really a Scotch fan. I’m not huge on smoky flavors and Scotch was just too peaty for my taste. Then I went to Scotland, tasted a bunch of scotch, and I fell. I fell hard. I realized that I love the single malt scotches and that not all of them are very smoky. Some are rather sweet. Anyway, I found two favorites during my stay, Oban…

First Week in Glasgow

First Week in Glasgow

06.15.15 Okay, super trippy. I just woke up, put on my makeup and now I’m having tea, gazing out the window of the Kirklee Hotel in Glasgow Scotland. Good Morning??? That’s the trippy part. It isn’t morning here at all. It is 7:15pm and we are just starting our day. You see, we arrived at 7:30am from LAX, which meant we had been up for an exhausting 17 hours. We woke up at 2:50am (LA time) in order to catch our 7:00am flight to Newark, NJ. We got there 5…