For me, the ballet evokes a unique kind of festive nostalgia. There’s a grandness to it. A sense of occasion. There’s excitement and grace and beauty and hypnotism. The ballet promises escapism; a temporary portal into a fantastical world. You can therefore imagine my child-like glee when I was offered tickets to see the Scottish… Read More Bippity Boppity Boo… A night at Cinderella
Edinburgh’s rich history of distillation, trade, and pursuit of good times has for centuries provided fertile ground for spirit manufacturers and consumers. Leith’s edgy vibe is an increasing magnetism for modern entrepreneurs, and the area’s food and drink industry is continuing to thrive. Taking into account my fondness for gin-drinking, good times, and of course… Read More Just the tonic: Lunch with Leith Gin
With a prime spot on the shore, a (potentially) sun-drenched beer terrace and highly Instagrammable outdoor seating, The Salvation certainly has an aesthetic that commands attention. I’m invited along for a spot of feeding and watering to see if its dishes match up to its design.
August means only one thing here in Scotland…. insane traffic, fancy dress and overweight Americans in plastic ponchos. The Edinburgh Festival is here! Keen beans that we are, we descended on Edinburgh from various corners of the country on Friday, just in time for the first night of the festival and this year’s Late’n’Live. Despite… Read More Fiesta
I haven’t been in London in the summer months for a while, and I always forget how strange a sensation it is to feel TOO WARM in the UK. Since these words are barely uttered up in our somewhat bipolar Scottish environs, it is strange to travel only five hours south and hear yourself uttering… Read More Summer in the City, SULAs and boxes of Love