Botanist Gin X InternContinental Hotels, UK Wide

This year marks InterContinental Hotels & Resorts' 75th diamond anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion, the hotel group has teamed up with The Botanist Gin to develop the InterContinental75 cocktail kit.

The anniversary cocktail, which will be offered at over 130 InterContinental Hotels and Resorts (includ-ing Edinburgh's, The George) until April 2022, is based on the classic French 75 cocktail and is prepared with The Botanist Islay Dry Gin and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne. IG: @thebotanistgin

Social Bite, Glasgow 
and Edinburgh

Social Bite, one of Scotland’s biggest homelessness charities, has collaborated with 2020 Bake Off winner Peter Sawkins to create a limited edition brownie box for its ‘Boxes of Joy’ delivery service. 
Available online until 31 January next year the money raised will benefit the organisation’s efforts to prevent homelessness across Scotland
IG: @social_bite


Gaucho, Glasgow
When Gaucho opens its second Scottish location in Glasgow next year, it will become Scotland’s first restaurant to sell only “carbon neutral steaks.” Opening in January, the steakhouse restaurant will serve Gaucho’s Argentine Beef, which is made from cattle on carefully selected pampas farms. 
IG: @gauchogroup


Locke Hotels, UK Wide

On the hotel theme, I was recently in London and discovered Locke Hotel. The pioneering lifestyle aparthotel brand from edyn who also have a location on George Street, Edinburgh really caught my attention!

My location at Berrnods Locke (close to London Bridge) seamlessly combines mid-century design choices with modernist flares -It's pretty WOW! The uber trendy aparthotel also includes a restaurant, cocktail bar, coffee shop, retail space, co-working area, gym, meeting and events space for up to 150 guests, along a central landscaped courtyard - a hotel brand not to be missed folks! IG: @lockehotels


Maine Mayfair, London

I might have discovered my favorite restaurant ever last week at the opening of Maine Mayfair - a New England-inspired brasserie with a retro-vintage vibe, in an 18th century townhouse, hailing from Dubai.

Last weekend was their star-studded VIP opening (and yes, I was there) and this place will dazzle with delight. Many Scots who have visited Dubai would have heard of the restaurant brand, and some may have dined there, but keep his establishment on your radar because it is beyond impressive. IG: @themainemayfair