GET TO KNOW ME #4 | TBR 2024
Holly Da Silva
by Holly Da Silva
2w ago
Bloganuary writing prompt What books do you want to read? View all responses Reading is a new thing to me. In 2023, I challenged myself to read 10 books through out the year, and… Safe to say… I absolutely smashed it with 25 books! Now, this does include audio-books which I 1000% believe still counts otherwise my physical book count would be a measly 5. In 2024, I have joined a Book Club with some chummys and I’m excited to see the different styles and genres that I read/listen to through that.  My current Good Reads TBR list is; The Paris Apartment After I Do Five Nights in Florence Holl ..read more
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HEAVENLY DESSERTS | ABERDEEN [AD]
Holly Da Silva
by Holly Da Silva
3w ago
ADINVITE | Myself + 1 were invited to the launch of Heavenly Desserts in Aberdeen to try out some of the goodies. There was no obligation to post and all opinions are true, honest and our own. ~ HEAVENLY DESSERTS ~ @heavenlydesserts Aberdream got a lil bit sweeter!  Heavenly Desserts has opened is 51st store at 209 Union Street and what a beautiful addition it is.  The store boasts a modern and luxurious feel with the mix of blue, gold and marble tones. Fun Fact: Each store has a different look to it! ~ DRINKS ~ Sparkling Rose (non-alc ofcourse) Biscoff Milkshake; Bisscoff Sa ..read more
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GET TO KNOW ME #3 | FUN
Holly Da Silva
by Holly Da Silva
3w ago
Bloganuary writing prompt List five things you do for fun. View all responses This question weirdly stumped me. It’s kind of like that “Tell me a fun fact about yourself” ice-breaker question. Initially I wanted to write down things that sounded cool or impressive but it would not have been authentic and those who know me irl would have called me out so quick! So here it is, 5 things I actually like to do for fun; Eating; plain and simple. I love finding new restaurants, cafes, dishes! Cosy Gaming; I’m not calling myself a “gamer” but I love a cosy game. Switch or Xbox, I can mindlessly spe ..read more
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TRAVANCORE | ARW2024
Holly Da Silva
by Holly Da Silva
1M ago
Travancore, Aberdeen [Post contains #AD content. As an Aberdeen Restaurant Week Ambassador, I am reimbursed the cost of my meal for 2 however thoughts and opinions are honest and my own] Travancore, situated on Holburn Street, boasts it’s menu packed with flavour! Pulling from conventional Indian classics to Kerala Style and Nadan dishes.  The twinkling lights on the window are a sure way to draw you into the cosy restaurant. For Aberdeen Restaurant Week Travancore are offering 3 courses with sides for £25pp FOOD OVERVIEW AT TRAVANCORE Nadan Chicken Roast Chilli Paneer Nadan Chicken Curry ..read more
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CAFE HARMONY | ARW2024
Holly Da Silva
by Holly Da Silva
1M ago
 CAFE HARMONY Day 5 of Aberdeen Restaurant Week already! The week is truly flying by. @cafeharmonyabz is up next in the review list! A little while back the girls and I decided to take a trip to Cafe Harmony, marking my first visit to the restaurant. The cute and eclectic Italian / Mediterranean is situated on the corner of Bon Accord Terrace. Everything inside is a little mis-matching yet matching at the same time; an aesthetic I truly love! For ARW, Cafe Harmony are offering an incredible 3 courses for just £20! There is a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 2 desserts. STARTERS @CAFE HAR ..read more
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8848 RESTAURANT | ARW2024
Holly Da Silva
by Holly Da Silva
1M ago
8848 Restaurant, Aberdeen [Post contains #AD content. As an Aberdeen Restaurant Week Ambassador, I am reimbursed the cost of my meal for 2 however thoughts and opinions are honest and my own] @8848_aberdeen My first ARW January 2024 visit was to 8848 Restaurant which has been on my radar for a long time so I was very excited to head along. The beautifully bright and modern restaurant is located in the city centre of Aberdeen, and offer authentic Nepali and Indian cuisine and strive to use high quality, local and sustainable ingredients – we love to see it!  8848 are offering a 5 course ta ..read more
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ALL BAR ONE | ARW2024
Holly Da Silva
by Holly Da Silva
1M ago
ALL BAR ONE Day 3 of ARW 2024 and today let’s chat about @allbaroneaberdeen All Bar One are offering 2 courses for £15 or 3 courses for £20 as part of their Aberdeen Restaurant Week offer. With an array of small plates, mains, burgers and sweets – it’ll make for some difficult decisions! We didn’t visit during Restaurant Week however a couple of the dishes we had a featured in the offer. On our trip we opted for the 5 small plates for £33.50 which is a great deal for a Sunday lunch date. What we ate; Bumbu Bali Chicken Skewers Karaage Sticky Chicken (Features on the ARW Menu) Crab Tacos Sa ..read more
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SHAHBAAZ | ARW2024
Holly Da Silva
by Holly Da Silva
1M ago
[ Post contains previous #AD content ] Next up in the Aberdeen Restaurant Week spam is @shahbaazaberdeen SHAHBAAZ “India… the land of a thousand spices, aromas and culinary traditions” Shahbaaz was taken over by the former owners of Riksha (Riksha being a top dog for an Indian btw).  They have been working extremely hard to revamp every aspect of the menu from starters to puddings and the bar too.    For Aberdeen Restaurant Week Shahbaaz have 2 different offers; 1) 3 Course menu for £25pp and 2) Signature menu for £30pp. FOOD @ SHAHBAAZ When we sat down we were offered to choose ..read more
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MI AMORE ITALIAN | ARW 2024
Holly Da Silva
by Holly Da Silva
1M ago
[Post contains previous #AD content] Aberdeen Restaurant Week is back and it starts today!! This time round, I’ve decided that every day this week I will post about one of the many restaurants featuring in the foodie fortnight. So let’s kick off with the delicious Mi Amore. In the last ARW in August, S and I were asked to review Mi Amore hence why there is a note about a partial AD at the beginning. MI AMORE This hidden gem is situated on Huntly Street so not generally one you would stumble across but one you most definitely should! Inside is a romantically modern but rustic vibe with pictures ..read more
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GOODBYE 2023 | HELLO 2024
Holly Da Silva
by Holly Da Silva
1M ago
Goodbye 2023.  No, the blog is not dead (close but not quite).   I believe my last post was March  2023 and things have been crazy since then to say the least.   2023 was filled with the most incredible ups! I travelled to Jamaica, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, I attended the Singapore Grand Prix, we welcomed our furry fella into our family, and I even got my first tattoo! Unfortunately, all of these wonderful occasions were tainted with a dark film as 2023 also saw me lose my mum to Cancer. I would like to do a post about grief at some point but I’m not quite there ..read more
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