Union Square Supper Safari – Las Iguanas, Yo! Sushi, Byron Burgers & Carluccios

Hello lovelies! Long time no speak. Life’s been a tad hectic so I’ve unfortunately had to put Bonnie Blondie on hold for a while. But I’m back now (yay!) and here with a post on the Union Square Supper Safari!

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A supper safari (also known as a progressive dinner or “that thing they did in one episode of Desperate Housewives”), is an event where you go to a new restaurant/house for each course of a dinner. Our location was Aberdeen’s Union Square which, if you don’t know Aberdeen, is our biggest shopping centre and pretty much the hub of the city. Now, I’m in Union Square practically every day, but there are still restaurants that I haven’t tried yet, three of which were destinations on our “safari”, so of course I jumped at the chance to finally get a chance to taste test some new places!

Las Iguanas Union Square

We all gathered at Las Iguanas – the first of the three restaurants I was trying for the first night – for our meeting place where we tried some of their cocktails. I got the Cuban Cherry which is a mix of rum, cherry brandy, maraschino liqueur, lime juice, and almond syrup, and tasted oddly like strawberry laces which was fantastic. I’m a massive rum fan and also anything sweet, so the Cuban Cherry pretty much nailed evey thing I love in an alcoholic drink! They had a pretty extensive drinks menu as well so there’s bound to be something you enjoy, especially if you like fruity drinks!

YO! Sushi Aberdeen

For starters we headed across the floor to YO! Sushi where we got a quick rundown of the company’s history and new menu from our server who was super enthusiatic about the food and was more than happy to give us advice on what to pick especially as, you guessed it, YO! Sushi was yet another of the stops that I had never tried before (and he also mentioned BABYMETAL were doing a concert at the flagship London restaurant which got me incredibly excited, I love me some BABYMETAL).

YO! Sushi Aberdeen New Menu

Back to the food, I ordered the hoisin duck rolls and the chicken fried rice which I had split opinions about. The hoisin duck rolls were incredible and I could easily eat nothing but those until a died. Seriously, is there anything better in this world than duck with hoisin sauce?! The chicken fried rice was OK, nowhere near as good as the duck rolls, but I’m not sure if it’s because the rolls were just that good or if I just wasn’t keen on the chicken. Probably a mix of both, to be honest. I also got some green tea which is always a good shout, no matter the cuisine you’re eating!

Byron Burgers Aberdeen

Byron Burgers Abereen

Next we scooted along to Byron Burgers who I’ve written about extensively before. This visit I went for a Monterey Jack cheeseburger along with a dirty Oreo milkshake (i.e. it’s got a shot of rum in it). The rum-infused milkshake was definitely better than the “normal” milkshake (although both are pretty damn fab) however, I do prefer the Byron burger to a “plain” cheeseburger. Still tasted incredible though – as always!

Carluccio's Aberdeen

Finally, we ended up at Carluccio’s which was also the final restaurant I was at for the first time that day. I was suitably stuffed after all that food but I somehow managed to make room for some vanilla gelato. You can never go wrong with some gelato and I honestly think it tastes better than ice-cream. Alas, I didn’t manage all of it but I gave it a good go!


Basically, I ended up rolling home after all this but oh my God was it worth it! I’ve now discovered three new spots to drag my friends to for food and I can’t wait to try out some of the items for the other courses we missed on this wee safari!

Have you ever been to any of the chains we visited on our supper safari? What’s your favourite restaurant to visit? Tell me in the comments below!

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I was invited to try out these restaurants by Frank PR for Union Square.

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Style Inspiration – Drag Queen Edition 2.0

Seeing as my last drag queen post went down pretty damn well (as in Top 3 posts of all time well), I thought it was about time that I do an updated version and what time is better than the RuVeal of the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 girls?!

Like I said in the last post, I love to take artistic influence from drag queens. I mean, let’s face it, make-up (especially drag make-up, in my opinion) is art but these season 8 girls take it to the next level. And even though we’ve only just had the RPDR sub-reddit, I’ve already got a couple of visual favourites who I’ll be rooting for early in the show. So who are the girls in the starting grid this year?

RPDR SEASON 8 CAST PROMO

(L – R: Dax Exclamation Point, Acid Betty, Kim Chi, Thorgy Thor, Naomi Smalls, Derrick Barry, Robbie Turner, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Naysha Lopez, Laila McQueen, Chi Chi DeVayne, Bob the Drag Queen)

The theme this year is 1950s housewives/beauty salon and I am living for it. The queens have got the exaggerated ’50s style down pat while still sticking to their own unique styles and I can honestly say that there isn’t a queen that I’m not excited for! I have three favourites already picked out from the few promos we have so far though and they are:

Acid Betty

Acid Betty RPDR

Acid Betty RuPaul's Drag Race

Acid Betty

I don’t really “keep up” with drag but I feel like everyone who has a semi-interest (like Drag Race fans) must have heard of Acid Betty by now. A staple in New York, her style is made pretty obvious by her name. Think Mad Max but with neon instead of leather and you have Acid Betty pretty much down. She has a video series where she shows just how she makes these wonderful creations and they are RPDR sub-reddit – sometimes they’re closer to SFX than drag. I’ve got no idea how these avant garde looks are going to be created in the hour that the contestants get to prepare for the runway, but I’m sure Acid Betty will find a way to do it (or rather I hope she will)!

Naomi Smalls

Naomi Smalls

Naomi Smalls RPDR

Naomi Smalls RuPaul's Drag Race

With the tagline “high fashion hood rat” it was pretty obvious Naomi Smalls was going to be an instant fave of mine. A girl after my own heart, that’s for sure! I’ve not heard much about her before in all honestly although her name is thrown around the RPDR sub-reddit quite often (as in before her RuVeal) so I think she’s a well known queen in America already and looks set to do quite well in the competition. But can we please talk about that first photo? I have never seen anything so perfect before in my life. Sweet Jesus.

Kim Chi

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Kim Chi RPDR

Kim Chi RuPaul's Drag Race

I’m unashamed to say that Kim Chi is the queen that I’m rooting for to win the season. This probably means that she’s going out within the first three weeks or something but I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Kim Chi’s been one of my favourite queens for a while now (since I first being interested in drag outside of Drag Race) and these pictures should be enough of an indication as to why. Just look at them! If you want an avant garde/couture drag queen then Kim Chi is all of your wishes come true as she’s very much a costume queen but in a very high fashion way. The egg look (third picture) is my personal favourite of hers and I’m so excited to see what she creates on RuPaul’s Drag Race!


So there’s my hope for the top 3 – for now! Who are your favourites for season eight so far? Do you find inspiration from any drag queens? Tell me in the comments below!

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 starts March 7 on LogoTV.

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Pay Day Wishlist #5

I am very much on a strict spending ban as of this pay day in order to save up for my 21st birthday gift to myself – a trip to Japan in September! – so obviously, this lack of being able to buy anything is making me want everything and anything. In order to try and ease the itch of having money in my bank account, I’ve been making wishlists the length of my arm instead. Hurray for window shopping! But here’s what I’m dying to get a hold of this month:

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