Born in the Borders: A Bar You Won’t Want to Miss

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    Born in the Borders is the latest bar to arrive to Edinburgh this winter and you won’t want to miss it. Set in the Waverley Mall, it is a much needed addition to the area with stunning interior and delicious food and drinks on offer. The concept is simple: the outfit sell a wide range of beers, gins and wine but all originating from the Borders. The recent bar opening in Edinburgh is simply an extension to their renowned brewery, distillery and restaurant in Lanton Mill, Jedburgh and a welcome one. Whilst the Mall has always had a good selection…

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    Kinky Boots Struts Into Town

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    A Little Trip to Maison Bleue

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    Dinner at La Bonne Auberge

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    Zenith Watches and Chisolm Hunter Event

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    San Miguel – Find Your Rich Is At It Again

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    Escape to The Elphinstone

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    Sweetdram Escubac Is Here and It’s Delicious

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    Cocktails in the City Rolls Into Town

    Attention please all cocktail fans – I bring good news! This weekend, sees the return of Cocktails in the City and this year it is bigger and boozier than ever. With appearances from some of our favourites including The Voyage…

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    Thisgirldoes Features on Spotted by Locals

    I am delighted to announce Thisgirldoes has been featured as one of Spotted by Locals favourite blogs in Edinburgh. The site is dedicated to promoting the hidden parts of the cities we love, offering local tips and suggestions as opposed…

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    Maisie’s Boutique – South Queensferry

    Maisie’s Boutique in South Queensferry has been going strong for around 11 years. I am lucky enough to know the two owners – Julia and Caley – and whilst I could be biased, I promise this review has nothing to…