When people think of Edinburgh they often think of summertime. The all consuming, sprawling festival tents. The royal mile bursting with culture vultures and street entertainers. The late nights spent drinking novelty spirits in pop-up bars – always with a free pair of sunglasses, slightly askew.
Fast forward a few months to the first crisp, winter’s day. Brilliant, steely blue skies. A light frost gently melting on New Town railings. Steam rising from basement cafes and twinkling lights outside The Dome. This is the Edinburgh we, the locals, have been waiting for. Continue reading “A Local’s Guide to Winter in Edinburgh”
There is so much to do at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You could spend the entire month of August attending shows and discovering weird and wonderful venues and not even have scratched the surface. What is essential though, is making sure you stay well fed and watered. So, whether it’s planned dinner with friends after a show, or a quick bite to eat in-between rushing from one venue to another, here’s the low down on where to eat and drink this August… Continue reading “Food at the Fringe”
Blogging is all about sharing information. When it comes to travel and lifestyle blogs, such as this one, we share images, videos, information and advice to capture peoples’ imaginations and, essentially, let them into my world. But how much access are we really giving people? Continue reading “Tips for staying safe online”
The mighty ‘staycation’ is on the rise. And no, that doesn’t mean you need to spend your days freezing on some remote beach somewhere on the east coast of Scotland.
Continue reading “Making the most of the Great British Summer”
Last weekend I had the locks I’d be growing since before my wedding (how is that two years ago!) all chopped off. Or rather, I had the lovely team at Dickson Reid chop it all off. I returned to my platinum blonde roots (well, I feel like I’m a natural platinum blonde, even if my roots suggest otherwise) and I opted for a new, shorter style, just in time for summer. Continue reading “Summer Staples”
If you’ve been feeling like you need an escape from city life, Fletcher’s Cottage Spa is the place to head. Located in East Lothian, not far from quaint country villages and seaside pockets such as Drem and Gullane, and near to the picturesque shores of North Berwick, it provides the perfect luxury hideout from which to take a break and retreat to the countryside. Continue reading “Fletcher’s Cottage Spa, Archerfield”
As Summer approaches, Edinburgh continues to raise its restaurant game. The redevelopment work around St Andrews Square has brought London favourites such as Dishoom and Wahaca to our doorstep, and the culinary options continue to grow. Here’s the down low on the rest of the food and drink newbies coming to town. Continue reading “New Restaurant Openings in Edinburgh”
Visiting Edinburgh for the first time? Live like a local and visit best places for brunch. You’ll need more than one weekend in Edinburgh to tick all spots off your list, so start planning your next weekend away. Continue reading “Brunching like a local in Edinburgh”
Sunshine gods and goddesses will know exactly where to go for the rays at this time of year, but what if you are looking for somewhere a little bit different? Somewhere new to explore. Go where others don’t and take a trip off the beaten track with these spring/summer holiday destinations. Continue reading “‘Off the beaten track’ sunshine destinations”
Mid-February. We’ve long forgotten the feeling of being festively full, drinks and nibbles everyday are a distant memory, and believe it or not, a honey-glazed cocktail sausage sounds rather appealing… It’s time. We’re finally ready to re-indulge, and where better to start than with a list of some of Edinburgh’s must-try foodie destinations. Continue reading “8 Edinburgh restaurants to try in 2017”