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    An Evening at Penhaligons Edinburgh

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    The weather outside was frightful; cold, blustery and nearing dark at 7pm. My boyfriend and I bundled ourselves out of the car and quickly hurried along George Street, bound for an evening of delight at Penhaligons Edinburgh. From across the road, the glow of the shop called to us and we were ever so glad to escape the Edinburgh bitterness and into a place that is warm in more than one way. Penhaligons Edinburgh is a place I have passed many times. It has an air of mystery about it, set above the street, peeking out from its little corner.…

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    HEALTH,  LOVE

    Get Your House Ready for Winter

    A single golden leaf floated down across my garden and right into my face this morning. As much as I am trying to, there is no denying the fact that Autumn is upon us. After a glorious Summer I can’t…

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    LOVE

    Our Trip to Mull and Iona

    There are few places in my life that I’ve found more ruggedly beautiful than the Highlands of Scotland. The place is magical – it’s so far north, so remote, that sometimes it feels like you’ve left this world and gone…

  • EVENTS

    The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Plays Host to Qipao Designs

    The Edinburgh Festival Fringe was lucky enough to play host to a stunning fashion show of the innovative design of Shanghai-style qipao dresses and amazed audiences. The event held by the Shanghai Promotion Centre for City of Fashion (SPCF) showcased the…

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    EVENTS

    The Edinburgh Culture Crawl – Sign Up Now

    The Edinburgh Culture Crawl, organised by cancer support charity Maggie’s, is back for its forth year allowing the city’s residents to see their city in a new light whilst raising money for the charity. Maggie’s is a free, practical and…

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    EVENTS

    Edinburgh Fireworks

    The Edinburgh Fireworks night is here – an evening of colour, entertainment and waving goodbye to another years Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For those living in the city, it can be an exhausting time; our four weeks are saturated with glitter,…

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    EVENTS

    The Highs and Lows of Airbnb

    After 2 years, 288 stays, 1 broken shower and a multitude of “Did you have a good holiday?”, Airbnb and I are breaking up. On Saturday 1 September, the last guest will close the door behind them and our spare…

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    FOOD AND DRINK

    Name of Calton Hill Restaurant Revealed

    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…

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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…