Have you ever been to Drink Shop Do? It’s an unassuming building on Caledonian Road, but take a step inside and it is one of the most magical places in the city. The place ticks all the boxes for me: tea, cocktails, vintage decorations, craft events, jewellery and music. Sometimes I wonder why I bother ever going anywhere else.
This week I went to Hedonistic Headress Making, a night of copious beads, jewels and superglue. I was in my element. Plus we had massive doorstop salt beef sandwiches and cocktails; what’s not to like?! We were given the choice of tiaras or headbands and then encouraged to delve into a veritable pick ‘n’ mix of craft supplies and go crazy with whatever design we wanted. I went for black, purple and green at first but it just wasn’t working for me, I’m too symmetrical and couldn’t make the messy collage look I was going for.
So I stripped it all off and went for black. And it actually turned out pretty well! You can’t really see it in my hair, but you can’t miss my friend Milly’s – I dubbed it ‘the unicorn puke’ because it had every colour and texture you could ever imagine, I’m amazed it didn’t weigh her head down!
Drink Shop Do has events almost every night, from Thriller dance lessons to Scrabble Sundays. Check out their timetable and pop down soon!