Club Monaco Torela jumpsuit, Club Monaco white blouse, Zara trench coat (similar here, more fashionable here), Steve Madden combat boots (similar here), Chloé Drew nano bag (in black here), Rayban round sunglasses
Would I consider myself superstitious? I guess so. I like reading my horoscope and I often knock on wood. Do I believe the Loch Ness monster exists? The adventure-driven child inside of me screams “SHE’S TOTALLY REAL”, although all of my adult self knows she isn’t. But wouldn’t it just be so cool? Well, my Dad and I drove to Inverness and took a boat ride on Loch Ness to see for ourselves.
We stayed at the Cedar Villa Guest House B&B (my first time in a B&B) and I have to say, I really like hotels. This B&B was lovely, the hosts were great, the food was delicious (porridge everyday all day), and the rooms were clean. But, they were small, and we have to share a non-functioning shower and closet-sized bathroom with five other people. Let’s just say it was an experience.
We left early in the morning to get on a bus for a tour of Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, which I booked on Viator. Our tour guide had a fabulous Scottish accent and was so funny and knowledgeable, I would highly recommend.
At the end of the tour we were told to go check out a “really cool fence” hidden away to the side where lo-and-behold we saw Nessie! Well, it’s a mechanical Nessie, but a Nessie nonetheless. I thought it was such a cute idea and Dad and I had fun taking selfies with her.
When we got back to Inverness we immediately walked to out favourite café, Costa Coffee. We had become addicted to chai lattes and I became addicted to these amazing gluten free Belgian chocolate brownie bars (see how I bought three at once?). Now, even since getting back to Canada I have been desperately searching for how to get my hands on these. I will pay someone to ship them to me from the UK. S’il vous plaît? In all seriousness, if you go to the United Kingdom, you must try these- they are fudge, and chocolatey, and just so good. Ignore the calorie count, it’s worth every single one.
As I’ve mentioned before, Scotland is cold and windy and so I wore my trusty Zara trench (that I foolishly almost didn’t bring, by the way), my Club Monaco jumpsuit, comfortable boots, and my Chloé Drew for a pop of colour.
Dinner was at The Kitchen Brasserie and I have to say this was my absolute favourite meal during the whole trip. Above is some kind of bacon flatbread thing, followed by butternut squash cheese pizza, finished with short bread cookies and the traditional Scottish dessert cranachan (a fruit/ oatmeal pudding thing). In general I loved the food in Inverness and would totally recommend taking the drive just for some cranachan.
Photo Credit: Clarence Market