As I wrote the other week, my favourite thing about Christmas is getting together with friends and family. Santander also believe it’s the best time of year for a good catch up, so offered to help me and nine blogger babe friends get together for a festive night of fun. Organising a big night out can be pretty tricky gathering everyone’s money etc so they asked us to try out their new KiTTi app, which aims to take the faff out of the fun, so we could have the best night possible at our #GlamClamMeatSlam partay. And woah nelly did we have fun…
KiTTi works just like a traditional cash kitty but with a modern twist which aims to make pooling money as easy as possible. Everyone simply transfers their portion of money into the account and once the desired total is reached, Santander send out a bank card loaded with that amount of money to the group leader. Just use the card to pay throughout the evening and monitor the spending via the KiTTi app and no one has to worry about being the one stuck paying for the round of cocktails when everyone else bought a round of beers. Already wishing you’d used the app for your last girls night out aren’t you?!
We started our night with dinner at Q Grill in Camden where we got stuck straight into the cockatails – obvs! I loved the Plum + Lychee Smash – Beefeater gin, plum jam, lychee, lemon and cranberry juice; and the Georgia Cobbler – Beefeater gin, Belsathar White, peach, lemon and soda – SO GOOD! For my food I chose the Southern Fried Squid with Harissa Mayo to start which was absolutely incredible and actually pretty spicy. Tempted by the Southern Fried Chicken with Conbread Waffles and Spicy Maple Syrup for my main course, I finally decided on the Buttermilk Chicken with Blue Cheese Sauce and FRIED PICKLES! (I couldn’t not really could I?!) Again it was really nice and the blue cheese sauce was delicious – if I could have taken a vat home with me, I would have. Far too full for dessert, and running late for our next destination, we handed over our KiTTi card to pay and walked on up to The Glam Clam.
|Such babes! Clockwise from front left: Me, Tasha, Angela, Katy, Ashleigh, Charlie, Claire, Erica, Milly and Charley|
The Glam Clam is North London’s hottest new pop up – the fabulous love child of Gizzi Erskine and Sink The Pink. Think drag queens, sequins, bearded ladies, big tunes and a five course fish menu. Obviously we’d just eaten ALL THE MEAT so didn’t indulge in Gizzi’s menu as well (we did get stuck into the wine though!) but the food looked absolutely incredible and even included a lobster course. We had an amazing time dancing along with the Queens to some classics – Shirley Bassey, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner – you name the diva, we danced to her! I’m not sure I’ll ever get “I’m Every Woman” out of my head, but am totally ok with that! We also stormed the stage at one point for a photo in front of the big gold clam on stage (which matched Charley’s handbag perfectly!) and had a little can-can session with the Queens. They were absolutely incredible and so entertaining, coming around the tables stopping for a chat (and in one man’s case a lap dance!) and we’re thrilled, and a little surprised, to hear that we all knew each other from the Internet. #GoTeamBlogger