A couple of weeks ago I went along to one of my favourite Liverpool haunts, The Clubhouse, for an evening of cocktail shaking and sipping with the guys from Aperol. In case you haven’t yet figured it out I’m quite the cocktail fan and the idea of spending a post-work summers evening sipping 2017’s coolest cocktail wasn’t met with too much resistance.
This week see’s a week long celebration of everything independent hit our favourite city. Independents week is set to showcase everything that is great about the local indie scene in Liverpool. From bookstores and bars to cafes and cocktail lounges there’s an independent on practically every street corner meaning there’s no better city to be the unofficial home of the Independents.
At the tender age of 18 I took the plunge and moved away to university and I haven’t looked back since. Almost 4 years later I’m still living the northern dream and have created my own lil’ life in Liverpool. Coming from the countryside (the smallest county in England to be precise) meant that 18-year-old me was itching to be somewhere bigger, somewhere more exciting and somewhere with a bit more going on. Liverpool therefore was the answer to my prayers.
When you’re a burger and chips kind of gal it can be hard finding a slightly more upmarket menu that doesn’t leave you running towards the hills (or the nearest McDonalds) After sampling the new summer menu at Stanley’s Bar and Grill in the Titanic hotel though I may well have found one that’s right up my street.
I LOVE eating out. If I could go out for tea every night I probably would (mainly due to my distinct lack of skills in the kitchen!) I remember when I was younger going out for dinner was often quite the treat, reserved for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. Liverpool has an endless amount of restaurants on offer and there are always new ones being added to the list so I’m constantly out trying the latest menu. My excessive dining out habits however mean that sometimes when a special occasion rolls round, going out for a bog standard meal just doesn’t cut the mustard anymore. That being said there are some stunning restaurants in Liverpool that make eating out that little bit more special for the big diary dates…