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visiting Revolution bar and restaurant, Glasgow
Scottish street style blogger, Forever Amber in black leather biker jacket, cropped trousers and high heels


on’t be fooled by the pictures, people: I might look like I have my act together, here – well, as much as I ever do, anyway –  but what you can’t see from the photos is that I’m still wearing the whitening trays from the dental appointment I rushed across Glasgow from to get to my dinner reservation on time. Trust me to always bring the glamour, huh?

I feel a bit like this is a handy metaphor for my life right now, though: constantly rushing from one thing to the next, without having properly finished the first thing, and just hoping no one gets close enough to see the bags under my eyes, or the lipstick I applied in the car. But that’s possibly another post, for another day. In the meantime, why was I striding across a Glasgow street, with my tooth whitening trays still in place, I hear no one ask, but will tell you anyway?

Well, the whitening trays (Or tray, rather, because it was just the on the bottom teeth, thankfully…) were there because I’ve been having my teeth whitened at the very excellent Dentistry on the Square – and that really IS another post for another day, so if you’re thinking about tooth whitening, but have been secretly hoping I’d take one for the team and do it first (Just like I did with the magnetic eyelashes and eyebrow tattoo makeup), then stay tuned for that. (Spoiler alert: no, you don’t have to wear the trays for dinner: that was just because I stupidly booked the second appointment too close to the first, genius that I am…) The dinner reservation, meanwhile, was because Terry and I had been invited to try out the brand new Revolution bar and restaurant, on the city’s Mitchell Street, and, as my parents’ had Max for the day, we’d obviously jumped at the opportunity.

redhead in black biker jacket and grey trousers
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Vero Moda trousers

Zara biker jacket

H&M sweater

Office shoes

Michael Kors handbag*


So! Revolution! Well, the first thing I have to say about the place is that it’s absolutely gorgeous – which meant that, yeah, I was totally that person running around taking photos with her phone, and going, “Look, Terry! Look how amazing it is!” Apologies, fellow diners. Seriously, though: lookit how amazing it is!

interior of Revolution, Mitchell Street, Glasgow
interior of Revolution, Mitchell Street, Glasgow
Interior of Revolution, Mitchell Street, Glasgow
Glasgow locals might recognise the building as the former Tunnel nightclub, which explains the sheer size of the place, too. We were there fairly early, as we’re exhausted first-time parents who were almost home before they remembered that they were supposed to pick up the baby first (It’s OK, he was with his grandparents, and we just live five minutes away…), but we were given a quick tour after dinner, and the place just seemed to go on and on, with multiple bars and dancefloors, so I can imagine it must be absolutely amazing in the evenings, too, with DJ sets, and party rooms available to book.

As for the food, meanwhile, it was pretty amazing, too. I wouldn’t describe myself as a picky eater, exactly, but I am a very boring/predictable one, to the extent that Terry – or anyone else who knows me will – can always predict exactly what I’ll order from any given menu, as I tend to gravitate to the same old favourites, over and over again. Here, though, I would quite happily have eaten my way through the ‘Grazers’ and ‘Sharers’ section of the menu: and, hey, you know what? I have plenty more dental appointments lined over the next few weeks, so maybe I’ll use them as an excuse to do just that:

menu at Revolution, Glasgow
Having dinner at Revolution, Glasgow
Having dinner at Revolution, Glasgow

In the end, Terry and I decided to share the Dippin’ Beef Sliders, which came with a bowl of nacho cheese for dipping:

beef sliders with cheese dip at Revolution, Glasgow
SO GOOD.  I wish I was still eating them now, tbh.

For our mains, I’d decided on the mac n’cheese, but they’d just that second sold out, so, I went for the club sandwich, with a side of pesto and parmesan fries: both super-tasty, but the fries were so good we’re going to have to try and recreate them at home. No, I don’t think it’ll work out either, but we can but try, right? Terry, meanwhile, had the big rib, which, as you can see, was a very BIG rib – and very, very good, too, apparently:


dinner at Revolution, Glasgow
dinner at Revolution, Glasgow

And then there was this:

cookie dough and ice cream

Cookie dough s’more. Which, to quote the menu, is, “Half-baked chocolate chip cookie dough, gooey melted Nutella and toasted mini marshmallows, served with salted caramel chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.” OH. MY. GOD. Seriously, even if I wasn’t planning to go back for lunch/dinner, I’d go back just for this, it was THAT GOOD.

I’m sure we’ll be back soon, though, for more than just the cookie dough. And hopefully without the tooth whitening trays, too…


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1 Comment
  • Allegra (@roguenrougeblog)
    October 3, 2018

    May I take a second to underline how chic you look in these pictures? Well, girl, for sure you rock it with or without those whitening trays. Also, I truly love how the outfit pictures are edited. Colour looks so awesome! Could I suggest to make a future photo editing advice post, maybe?

    Best regards,

AD | We’re spending a few days at @highlandheatherlodges in beautiful Perthshire, for what Terry is optimistically referring to as his ‘birthday week’. (I say ‘optimistically’ - we’re only here for three days, and his birthday was yesterday, but don’t stop believing, Terry!)⁣
There’s a hot tub for us and a playpark for Max, so needless to say, we’re having a fantastic time, and I’m already dreading having to leave. Today’s big question: can I pass as an under-12, so I qualify for a pony ride at the nearby wildlife centre? 🤔 (On second thoughts, don’t answer that one...)⁣
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AD | We’re spending a...

AD | Time for a quick game of “Where’s Amber?”⁣
It’s another rainy Monday, so I’m throwing it back to our trip to @universalorlando ‘s amazing Volcano Bay water park last month. I’m a bit of a scaredy when it comes to water flumes, but this park had tons of stuff for pretty much everyone: plenty of rides for me, and an amazing splash pad for Max 👶In fact, I’d still be on The Fearless River right now if I possibly could be. Still, doing the laundry and turning the heating on will be just as good, right? Right?! 🌋 🏊‍♀️ .
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AD | Time for a...

Good news! We took Max to hospital this morning, and saw two different surgeons, who agreed there was no need to go ahead with the surgery as his lip is healing really well on its own 😅  He’ll definitely have a scar, unfortunately, but that would’ve been the case whether he’d had the surgery or not, and if it turns out to be worse than anticipated, we’ll have the option to have it corrected under local anaesthetic when he’s older. ⁣
I’m still really upset that this happened in the first place, obviously, but so relieved that we don’t have to put him through a general anaesthetic, and just incredibly grateful that it wasn’t anything worse. I know some parents have to deal with much more serious stuff than this, and my heart goes out to you all: it’s been a rough couple of days, and I’m really grateful to everyone who took the time to comment on yesterday’s post - your stories were so comforting when I was panicking yesterday ❤️ ⁣
(Old photo, obviously: every time Max sees the selfie camera, he thinks it’s going to be one of those filters where you open your mouth and something happens 😂)⁣
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Good news! We took Max...

Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve just spent the morning in Accident & Emergency with Max, who fell on the path outside the house and split his lip open 😥 ⁣
They tried to stitch it up at A&E, but it was totally impossible with him awake, so they’ve booked him in to have it done under general anaesthetic tomorrow ... Max is absolutely fine: the bleeding stopped quickly, he doesn’t seem to be in pain, and is just his normal, happy little self. I, on the other hand, am a complete wreck: the plastic surgeon he saw today reckons if we don’t have it fixed, his lip will be crooked when it heals, but I’m absolutely *terrified* of the thought of my baby having to have a GA. ⁣
If you’re a long-time follower, you might know that I have a full-blown phobia of general anaesthetic (I literally had an elective c-section in order to eliminate the possibility of an emergency one, which might have had to be done under GA), so I just can’t get my head to accept that it’s safe and he’ll be fine 😥 ⁣
Positive stories and advice very welcome: I’m just so terrified, I can’t even imagine how to get through the next 24 hours 😥😥😥

Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve...

#throwbackthursday to last week, when I needed a sunhat and SPF 50 to leave the house, rather than the current raincoat and wellies situation. Can you tell the post-holiday blues are still in full swing over here? 🌧 .
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#throwbackthursday to last week, when...

I posted this on Stories over the weekend, but he looked so cute in it I figured it deserved a spot on the grid, too! This is Max all ready for his friend Eleah’s 1st birthday party on Saturday: despite the jetlag and his continuing obsession with doors of all kinds (He had an entire soft play at his disposal, but he mostly just wanted to open and close the gate into it...) he had an absolute ball, and spent the whole drive home shouting, “HAPPY! HAPPY!” Thanks to @thestirlingstyle for a great party 🥳 🎈 🎉 . (Oh, and that’s his hairbrush in his hand - boy likes to look his best 😉)
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