Where to brunch in Edinburgh

Since moving to Edinburgh just over six months ago, I’ve discovered a number of lovely brunch spots- some through recommendations and some by simply walking through the city and spotting places as I go. Finding a good brunch place in Edinburgh is by no means a struggle- there is so much choice and variation no matter what your dietary requirements may be.

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72 hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

There is something so lovely about having your friends come and stay – showing them the local sights and attractions and catching up over brunches and coffee stops. Last weekend, I had some of the Bristol uni crew come and spend the weekend with me and we managed to see quite a bit of Edinburgh, whilst still having a chance to catch-up and essentially watch the entire season of Queer Eye (an absolute must-watch if you haven’t already seen it!).

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A month on 35mm #2

Since moving up north in November, I’ve rekindled my love for a number of creative outlets, including film photography. I really love everything about working with film- the unpredictability, the vintage-faded look, the excitement of picking up your photographs from your local print shop. I’m currently on the hunt for a film lens, so the photographs below have been taken on a disposable camera.

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How to climb the Pap of Glencoe

The Highlands of Scotland is such a vast area that it can be a little overwhelming trying to decide exactly where to visit. As we were staying in Kinlochleven and hadn’t visited the Highlands before, we made the decision to visit areas that were local to us.

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Top indie shops in Edinburgh

Since moving to Edinburgh, I have tried to make a conscious effort to buy from independent shops wherever I can. I think there is something lovely about supporting a family-run or indie company, who possibly need your custom the most. You don’t have to look far in Edinburgh to find independent shops, markets, boutiques and cafes- and often you can feel real gems that you simple can’t get in huge corporate companies. Here are a few of my top recommendations to suit the coffee drinker, interior home shopper and art fanatic.

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Let’s talk about femme power

With international women’s day taking place earlier this week, I wanted to highlight some female figures and organisations who are particularly inspirational to me. We have come so far in the last couple of years in getting equal rights to men but we still have such a long way to go. As mentioned in a previous post, I think women supporting other women is so important- we should celebrate each others achievements and lift each other up.

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Let’s talk about home

By definition, home is somewhere that an individual lives on a permanent basis. As a concept however, I think there is so much more to a home than this; I’m not sure home can be dictated purely by location and permanency- so many other factors impact on what makes a home and I think you can feel at home in more than just one place and in fact, have multiple homes.

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