you are what you wear by celeste

Just for a moment, think about what you would be if you were : a) what you ate and b) what you wore. I’m assuming that both answers will (in most cases) be grim. As someone with fashion and sustainability constantly on my mind, i think it is truly important to transfer one’s core values into their fashion and lifestyle. Above are some delightful designs via BOA’s hand-made, organic ‘Pamuk’ collection. This Istanbul-based brand is gaining global appeal (thus it is also relevant to all of us at st andrews), and embraces eclectic worldly styles as well as sustainability! Instead of describing them more, i will let you all look them up for yourselves on the internets. Still not convinced? I’m going to go off on a little tangent and leave you with some food for thought… Continue reading


Butlers Goes Sweet by Katie
February 27, 2010, 1:41 pm
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I got a little overexcited when I heard the news, but after trying one of Butler’s new sweet wraps I was pretty let down to find out that it’s not actually a crepe.  Advertised on the window are three wraps, with filling combinations of apples, sugar, cranberry, peanut butter, banana, and nutella, however they were out of most of the ingredients when I tried to order one.  They put the fillings in the same wrap bread as their normal wraps and toast it quesadilla style and cut it into thirds.  My apple cranberry and sugar one didn’t really do the trick… I might just stick to trying all their new varieties of wraps that keep popping up on decorative signs.  Everyone is a little bit crepe crazy, and I look forward to see if the rumored late night crepe stand outside the union materializes, and there’s no doubt that crepes at FS tonight will be in high demand, cant’t wait!

Fat Tuesday! by Katie
February 16, 2010, 6:12 pm
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The UK celebrates Mardi Gras by indulging and overdosing on delicious pancakes, which I fully support and take part in and was very pleased to find a pancake stand right in St. Mary’s Quad this morning….however, nothing comes close to the notorious partying going on in New Orleans,  Louisiana this past weekend,  and of course all day and all night Bourbon street will be swarmed with people from all over the United States, partying and drinking and embracing the Cajun traditions of New Orleans.  I’ll be on my way soon to pick up what I need to make a savory Cajun meal to celebrate Fat Tuesday.  New Orleans is known for prawns and seafood combined with spicy Cajun seasoning and heavy savory dishes such as Cajun Shrimp Creole, or Jambalaya.  Butlers and Co. has an easy to prepare jambalaya mix that will get you in the spirit.  And if it’s too late for you to attempt a gluttonous dinner, then make it a big Tuesday night and party like it’s your last night out!

Happy Mardi Gras!

Market Street Makeover by Katie
December 17, 2009, 12:30 pm
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Since the butcher and Woolworths on Market Street both went under last year there hasn’t been anything to replace those spaces in the most central location in the town of St. Andrews, however now there seem to be plans… but not much progress toward new businesses. There is a very nondescript ad outside of what was Woolworths for job applications but literally gives no indication about the type of work or type of establishment that massive space will turn into. As for the soon to be Bothy Restaurant taking over the former Murray Mitchell Butcher, I’ll get excited when I actually see progress, but after looking at their plans online it sounds like a great idea for a delicatessen, restaurant, and events venue. I will definitely be the first to book a table and try out the deli should this idea materialize in the near future.

Healthy Fast Food Anyone? by Katie
December 7, 2009, 10:55 pm
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Flip! just opened a couple of weeks ago on South Street, and although it’s not on my way to anything I’ve justified sampling most of their menu telling myself that it’s “healthy”…  If you often grab a panini or wrap from places like Butler or Gorgeous I’d say give Flip! a try.  They have basically tried to fill the gaps of what every other panini place in town has to offer, like offering a choice of ciabatta panini, tortilla wrap, or naan bread (which goes great with The Zeus, my favorite with steak strips, tsaziki sauce, feta, olives, lettuce and tomato, so good!)  The ciabatta paninis are massive and will keep you going all day for sure, and the tortilla wraps and naan make a great snack.  Comparable prices to everywhere else in town, but Flip! emphasizes heavily their minimal use of salt, sugar and fat, and feeds into the fair-trade and eco-friendly craze.  They also offer gluten and dairy-free options, but it seems that people will probably just stick to what they know as I have yet to see that many people there or even know where it is.  Give it a try and let us know what you think!  The staff seems to mainly be students and are very nice, I’d like to see a place like this stick around… and definitely try The Chicken Fajita.