What’s does a day in the life of a Bon Accord marketing executive entail?
Isy: I'm very partial to a margarita or a lager year-round. I’ve been obsessed with tequila since working in Wahaca, Edinburgh as a student. You might have seen our post for National Tequila day over on our Insta inspired by yours truly!
Toni: Pimms 100x over and, surprise surprise, it goes perfectly with Bon Accord cloudy lemonade! Catch me rain or shine with a Pimms in my hand.
Isy: I spend most of my days off eating & drinking in my favourite Glasgow venues with my pals. I’m a massive fan of Five March (who stock a few of our sodas) and their sister restaurant Guid Egg. I spend lots of time walking around the city, pouring over books in my local library and the nearest Waterstones.
Toni: Catch me at the bouldering gym or doing a pub quiz. If all else fails, I'll be in bed with my book!
Isy: I'm a huge fan of podcasts. My all-time favourite is the Longform Podcast, a weekly interview with non-fiction writers from all over the world. The contents of my summer Spotify playlist are too chaotic to share online, let's just say it ranges all the way from The Gorillaz to Ronan Keating. And of course, my queen Florence + The Machine's new album, Dance Fever.
Toni: The Heartstopper soundtrack. On repeat.
Isy: I've just finished Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney. I was a massive fan of her first two novels, and as an Irish woman myself, I’m proud to see contemporary Irish authors like Sally Rooney and Naoise Dolan gaining international recognition. I've just finished reading Elif Shafak's 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, which is fantastic! She's an award-winning British-Turkish novelist whose current novel, The Island of Missing Trees is Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022. I borrowed this one from Glasgow libraries, which have a massive collection of fiction. Highly recommend checking out your local library for great books that don’t break the bank!
Toni: Two books stand out. I just finished a non-fiction book called Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell. It uncovers how ‘insidery’ language is used by cults, multi-level marketing schemes, and everything in between to generate a following. My second book is called The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. It’s been described as a ‘feminist retelling of Saint George and the dragon’ that depicts a sapphic slow-burn romance, an adventure across contents, and, of course, lots of dragons.
Isy: I tend to go for the Tesco Finest Pastrami & Emmental. Sadly, it isn’t included in the meal deal and costs a whopping £3. On days when I’ve busted my budget on Tesco sandwiches, I end up getting a Greggs sausage roll and a tea to wake me up from my post-lunch slump.
Toni: BLT, Iced coffee and a mango fruit pot #basic