Netherkirkgate – The Low Down

I had fully intended on writing this event up the night after but the best laid plans…

Just before Christmas I was invited along to the first in a series of  #thelowdown events hosted by the lovely Julia Bryce to showcase everything that the Netherkirkgate area of Aberdeen has to offer. Up until a year or so ago this area in Aberdeen was relatively quiet but now it plays hosts to some of fantastically quirky businesses.

businesscards.jpgMyself and my good friend, Rachael (yes, she gets mentioned in almost every post – she is my “soccer mom” i.e. she drives me places and takes photos – all the love!) arrived at Linton and Mac and were immediately greeted with gin and mulled wine. A good start in my book!

Linton and Mac was packed to the gunnels with models, hairdressers, bar tenders, DJs, business owners and ,of course, bloggers likes me. We fought our way through the crowds and had a nosey at the goings on.

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We were treated to gin provided by Esker Spirits – distilled and bottled right here in Scotland, Royal Deeside to be exact.   and a beer or two from Brewdog – if you live in Aberdeen I would imagine you would be familiar with this company.  If not – definitely worth a visit, my boyfriend lives for their Punk IPA.

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While we watched in awe as the gorgeous models were transformed in sixties babes. I adore the “Twiggy” style lower lashes look – definitely a must try for my braver moments.

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Adrain Gomes from 10 Dollar Shake , who own Tippling House, Rye & Soda and Bos’n, showed us a fantastic recipe for Dutch Eggnog (find recipe) and went on to make some crazy yummy snowballs!

Then some beautiful girls in beautiful dresses stole the limelight.  I particularly loved the black and white mini skirt, and the ice blue dress. All available at The Closet  – a sweet little vintage shop just off George Street.  Their website is taking its first steps right now so bear with it…

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We heard from Mike at the Mad Penguin – the home of sophisticated frozen deliciousness.  Mike is a shy guy who is clearly very passionate about what he does – all the ingredient in their gelatos are locally sourced and are as fresh as the Prince of Bel Air.

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He spoke about hand picking the strawberries for the gelato himself and you could tell his prosecco gelato was a favourite – it was definitely a favourite of ours.

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We maintained our strength by chowing down on the amazing creations provided by Filthy Gorgeous.  I could give you a blurb on them but instead just look at their menu – it does them better justice that I ever could.   The sweet potato fries with marshmallows – I know, I know it sounds disgusting but oh my days! Definitely worth a try!

I had such a good time at this event, it was brilliant to meet new people and to steal any and all advice they had. This was such a quirky was to show case everything that Netherkirkgate has to offer, I have left with a list of places to re-visit and I can’t wait to get started!

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Although I was lucky enough to sample all the above goodies for free – all opinions are my own.

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