• FOOD AND DRINK

    Name of Calton Hill Restaurant Revealed

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    Dale Mailley, chef director of The Gardener’s Cottage, has revealed the name for his third Edinburgh restaurant. The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage is a partnership with Collective, the organisation currently re-developing the City Observatory site on Calton Hill into a new home for contemporary art. Built on a cantilever so the restaurant is partially suspended over Calton Hill’s northwest slope, The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage will feature floor to ceiling glass windows and promises panoramic views across Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. As well as the restaurant, the new site on Calton Hill – to be called Collective – incorporates…

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    FOOD AND DRINK

    A Visit to Hawksmoor Edinburgh

    We had a weekend of fine dining – partially to celebrate our anniversary and friend’s birthday, partially to have any old excuse to visit the newly opened Hawksmoor Edinburgh. I had heard great things about the restaurant following the blogger…

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    EVENTS

    A Look Back in Time: The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

    I am turning into my Mother. Whenever a youth asks me where the Picturehouse is I say, “You mean Revolution?”. My Mum still refuses to call the Festival Theatre anything other than the Pally – much the same as the…

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    Coping with Anxiety

    Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Our primordial brain hasn’t caught up with the world in terms of stopping our fight of flight reaction to stressful situations. Our hearts beat, our palms sweat, our breathing gets harder; it is…

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    FOOD AND DRINK

    ThisGirlDoes Goes To: Lindores Abbey Distillery

    This weekend, Phil, the Fathership and I took ourselves off to Newburgh in Fife to explore the new, and much talked up about, Lindores Abbey Distillery. Situated around an easy hours drive from Edinburgh, the Distillery has quickly obtained its…

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    Principal Moments on George Street

    I am lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, made even more spectacular when basked in sunshine. Last night, we celebrated the reveal of the Principal George Street‘s stunning library and forth view…

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    Brooklyn Brewery Present: The Launch of Naranjito.

    I always wanted to be one of those blonde American girls: on the beach, sipping a bud and relaxing in the sand. Portobello beach doesn’t quite have the same effect and sadly I made my mind up from a young…

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    FOOD AND DRINK

    The Third Edinburgh Chophouse Has Arrived

    The latest addition to the Chop House family has opened in Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield. Serving the best British beef, dry-aged and butchered in-house, Chop House launched in Leith in 2015 followed by a second restaurant at The Arches on Edinburgh’s Market…

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    Rogue Village Review

    If you haven’t heard of the Rogue Village by now, then get involved as you are missing out. Phil and I were lucky enough to attend their Steet Food Canteen which popped up at Port Edgar Marina over the weekend.…