06 February 2013


Me and James have been on a well deserved, long weekend, to Edinburgh.  No DIY for a whole weekend! Amazing! Edinburgh was so inspiring, such a beautiful city.  I have been wanting to go to for a long time, and we finally got the chance to go.  We went First Class on the train thanks to a super cheap deal.  (James was pleased as he could drink tea ALL the way there!)
I had found us an apartment to stay from Alistair Sawday's, called The City Bothy.  Its in a great location, and I would recommend staying there, especially if you like a place with a vintage vibe.  Here are a few pictures....

We walked everywhere, so had a really good look round the streets.  I thought I would share some inspiration with you....

Our Favorite Cafes...

Wellington Coffee, on George St.  James really enjoyed the warm freshly made scones with an Earl Grey Tea.
The Urban Angel, there are two of these, yes we went to both!  We had a gorgeous evening meal in the one of Forth st.  I had Mussels and a locally brewed beer, nice.

Peters Yard, Stockbridge.  This was a really lovely cafe, we came out of the snowy windy cold weather, to be welcomed with home made soups and yes more scones! Yummy

Our Favourite Shop....

Life Story, Broughton St.  This new Life Style Concept store, was so inspiring.  I loved the carefully chosen and displayed products, I loved the couple who own it, and I loved their mini Dachshund.  Highly recommend visiting if you love beautifully designed products and fashion.  


Our Favorite Gallery...

The Edinburgh Printmakers,  With an exhibition space, and a well stocked shop, this was an inspiring space to visit.  The prints in the shop are all affordable, and very desirable, definately worth taking a look.

Our Favourite Walk...

Arthurs Seat, amazingly there is an old volcano in the center of Edinburgh, we spent half a day walking up and around it, a must if you want to see the stunning views of the city.  It was quite windy when we went, but  thankfully it was dry.  So nice to be around nature.


  1. Looks amazing Liz. Love where you stayed. I feel like I want to go now. Might put Ern in a sling and head on up there x

  2. Yey get up there....you are half way there any way! I got a super cheap deal from east coast trains! You would love it...but take some warm clothes :)

  3. beautiful lizzie.looks fantastic. like the sound of the cafes.i want to go. luv and giggles.x

  4. Edinburgh is such a nice city! & your photos looks amazing :-)