Dinner, a Movie and an Avenger: Date Night at Cineworld VIP

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Earlier this year, Gary and I seen the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok and it got us REALLY excited. That soundtrack! Those snappy one-liners! JEFF GOLDBLUM IN BLUE EYELINER! What’s not to love?

We decided to start this week off with a little date night to see the latest instalment from the Marvel universe in style in the Cineworld VIP experience at Glasgow Renfield Street. If you follow my Instagram Stories, you’ll probably know by now that Gary and I go to the cinema a lot – at least once a week – and watch everything from the latest Disney releases, to horror films, foreign features and much more.

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For something we’re really looking forward to, or a fun date night, Cineworld VIP is perfect for kicking things up a notch and making it feel like more of an occasion! And does it get more special than a date with an Avenger (or at least, a date while watching an Avenger)?!

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In honour of Thor: Ragnarok‘s neon branding, I decided to wear my brightest tights and a sparkly jumper dress. I like to think of it as something Lisa Turtle might wear on a date at The Max…

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Once we got to the cinema, we picked up our tickets and zipped up to the sixth floor to find the private lounge area and buffet. We had about 45 minutes before heading into the screen, so we had some dinner and a few obligatory goes on the Coca-cola freestyle machine. I swear we’re like a pair of big kids – raspberry peach Sprite Zero, anyone?

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: my favourite part of the Cineworld VIP experience has to be the comfy surroundings inside the screen itself! The reclining Lazy Boy-style seats and plenty of space means that you can really relax and feel immersed in the film. Sometimes I forgot that there were other people there (sorry, Gary!) and if I could have taken one of those seats home with me, I would have given it my best shot!

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Before the trailers started, we picked up some popcorn and drinks and settled into our seats. If you’re anything like me and manage to finish your snacks before the movie starts, you can pop back out to the stand and replenish your stash – did I mention that unlimited treats are my second favourite part of going VIP? Halfway through the movie we decided to get some nachos – no lines meant we were back in a flash, too.

And the movie itself? Well, I don’t want to give too many spoilers but what I CAN say is that it’s one of the best Marvel movies to date! You know this gal is all about Iron Man (and Ant Man, of course!) and, even though there was no Tony Stark appearance this time around, the story, script and striking visuals more than make up for that. Also, Thor gets a haircut! I’m still shook, you guys!

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If you grew up watching movies like Masters of the Universe, then I think Thor: Ragnarok will hit you in all the right nostalgic places. Also, Goldblum rocks blue eyeliner better than I ever could (and I’m totally OK with that!).

The action scenes and swooping shots of Asgard were stunning and this is where seeing it on the big screen really makes a difference!

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We can’t wait to plan our next trip to Cineworld VIP, and there are a ton of films that we want to see this Autumn like Star Wars, Murder on the Orient Express and Justice League, so I’m sure we will be back really soon. You can book tickets to see Thor, with his fancy new haircut, AND see what else is showing in VIP here!

Have you seen Thor: Ragnarok yet? And who’s YOUR favourite Avenger?

 

 

 

This post was created in collaboration with Cineworld, though all experiences, thoughts and Tony Stark crushes are my own.

Glasgow Halloween Events to Check Out

Glasgow Halloween Events

With this weekend’s weather feeling like the perfect setting for a Stephen King tale, I thought it would be a good time to give you guys a little round-up of some Glasgow Halloween events happening around town!

Here’s what you should check out during the spooky season this year…

Halloween Fright Night at Glasgow Science Centre

On Friday 27th October, Glasgow Science Centre will be hosting an evening of Frankenstein autopsies, potion making, monster moulding and much more! This interactive family party invites guests to get involved in Halloween-themed experiments at one of Glasgow’s leading venues. If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a mad scientist, this is the shindig for you!

Night Terror at M&D’s

Scotland’s theme park is asking you just one question this season: What are you afraid of? If you’re brave enough to find out, you might want to immerse yourself in the live Night Terror walk-through experience, which is running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 31st October. And, if that isn’t enough of an adrenaline rush, you can also ride some of the park’s top thrill rides in the dark! Find out more and catch booking details here.

Halloween Special Editions at Tantrum Doughnuts

Trick or treat? Most definitely a treat! OK, so this isn’t an event as such – BUT it’s at the top of my Halloween to-do list this week so it definitely counts, right? In honour of the witching hour, Tantrum Doughnuts have released five special edition flavours, delighting foodies all over Glasgow. I really want to try them ALL, but I’m especially excited to taste the charcoal chocolate brownie flavour – possibly while settling down to binge-watch Stranger Things 2

Drive-in Movies at Glasgow Riverside Museum

After hosting a Halloween spooktacular on Saturday night, it doesn’t get better than kicking back with some movies and tasty treats on a Sunday, does it? After last year’s sell-out success, the Riverside Museum is hosting its drive-in movie night once again, showing Ghostbusters and Scream on Sunday 29th October. There’ll also be pop-up refreshments from Thorntonhall Ice Cream and the Street Food Putter Club on the night. See you there?

You don’t HAVE to be in costume to enjoy these activities (though any efforts to dress up will obviously earn you a hi-five from me!) and, with such a wide range, there really is something to suit most people!

Will you be going along to any of these Glasgow Halloween events over the next week or two? And are you planning on watching Stranger Things 2 when it drops on Netflix?

Friday Hi-Fives: All About the Popcorn

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Hola, friends – and happy weekend to us all! Whether you’re reading this on your Friday commute or maybe catching up with me over the weekend in your pyjamas, I hope you’ve had an awesome week!

If you read Wednesday’s post, you’ll know that I spent a fun-packed day in Edinburgh recently and I’ve also been out and about in Glasgow this week. On Sunday I checked out the MOXIE fashion pop-up at Blythswood Square Hotel, where I got to meet the bubbly babes behind Heather Margaret Grace. As well and being able to check out more of their work in person, it was so lovely to put faces to names!

Later that day, I headed to Kiehl’s where I was treated to a yummy lunch from Halloumi (a new Greek restaurant in town that I’d been dying to try!) and plenty of skincare chat with a few blogger gals I hadn’t seen in ages.

Jumping forward to midweek, it was ALL about the popcorn on Wednesday evening when Gary and I attended the launch of Cineworld Renfrew Street’s brand new VIP experience. With 4DX launching in August, the Superscreen launching in September and now the VIP experience, there’s never been a better time for a night at the movies! We just loved the gourmet buffet and unlimited snacks, but the best part for me was the enormous reclining chairs – super comfy!

Tonight I’m kicking off the weekend in style with dinner, a new dress and a good ol’ catch up with my flame-haired fox, Casci. I can’t wait. What are you up to the next few days? Here are a few things you might want to add to your agenda…

This week, I’m hi-fiving because…

…it’s all about Your 5 this weekend at Silverburn – a free fashion & beauty event to help get you ready for the new season (and any help I can get finding the perfect pair of winter boots is much appreciated!). You can also scoop extra discounts & deals on your day at the centre by downloading the Silverburn PLUS app (it’s free!)

…this post about body confidence by Ellis might be full of sunny poolside photos, but her important message about loving yourself can be applied to any outfit, all year round. Yes girl!

…new beauty launches make my heart sing! And the new Wine & Chocolate makeup collection by Bobbi Brown hit counters yesterday in a parade of rich, vampy tones – ooh la la!

…like everyone else on the planet I have been OBSESSED with Stranger Things this year, so these outfits inspired by Barb (oh, poor sweet Barb!) and Eleven by Kim and Helen are just perfect. Roll on season 2!

…my feel-good playlist of the week has included a LOT of 80s rock (did I mention I watched Rock of Ages on Saturday night?). Pour some sugar on me, why dontcha?!

Let me know what’s been making your week that little bit sweeter – who gets YOUR hi-fives today? Have an excellent weekend, kittens! You deserve it.

Love, popcorn and plenty of air guitar…

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