Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Edinburgh, I love you... (PICTURE HEAVY)

Apologies for the delay since my last post, I spent the weekend staying with two of my best friends up in Edinburgh. I haven't been to Edinburgh since I was about ten so I couldn't remember much of it but as soon as I landed, I felt like I had come home.  I will definitely be visiting again sooner rather than later. The weather was gorgeous (apart from Sunday morning) and I took so many photos that I will have to split them into two posts, you still have the National Gallery and the world's most hilarious bagpiper to come!


Is there anything nicer than being greeted with tea, snacks, a stack of magazines and a gorgeous bedroom to sleep in? I think not!


  
Fettes really is the most beautiful school, it looked like a gothic Disneyland!


I mean check out those pillars! ;)


After a wander through Inverleith Park- filled with smiley faces and frolicking dogs, it was starting to feel like we were in a movie. The setting was stunning and I love the fact that you can see all the way down into Edinburgh town too...


Banks of daffodils are guaranteed to brighten up your day.



I had never heard of Stockbridge before but it was recently voted the coolet place to live inScotland which I can well believe. With 13 charity shops and plenty of cute delis and cafes, it was a fashion blogger's dream...

  
 Peter's Yard was our choice for lunch- these cakes sounded amazing but I was just about able to resist their charms...


Mainly because of this amazing 'winter slaw'- who knew cabbage could be so delicious?!


This was the most amazing veggie pizza- I love anything with artichoke hearts on and this sourdough pizza was delicious. 


Plus, anything with parma ham on is bound to be a winner in my book!


I wish I could have taken this giant brie home with me but it was already a struggle to get everything back on the plane. Which stupid person decided to take hand luggage only?


Cobbled streets look beautiful but can be hellish on your feet!


I think Fredericks may be my new favourite tea shop, it was beautifully decorated and so relaxed. I love places where they aren't constantly trying to rush you out of the door! Definitely another stop on the fashion blogger tour too ;)


Plus, they didn't get too annoyed when we were spelling out Edinburgh in sugar sachets- definitely a win in my book!



A nice glass of wine (or two) ...


Delicious homemade fajitas, BGT and A Knight's Tale were the perfect combination for an amazing  Saturday night. The best kind of friends are the ones who you can kick back in your pyjamas and watch rubbish TV with, amirite?


This was what I expected Edinburgh to look like everyday...


...but actually I couldn't get over how good the weather was, it made a beautiful city look even more gorgeous!

Have you ever visited Edinburgh? 
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16 comments

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

I love Edinburgh, obviously, but you definitely managed to go to some of my favourite places. I went to primary school in Stockbridge and would love to live down there again some day. Sounds like you had loads of fun xo

Alex said...

I LOVE Edinburgh! I feel like I need to go back and explore it properly at some point though because I always go for the Fringe Festival and am so busy running round from one show to another that I never get a chance to do all the other amazing things on offer there.

Kirsty M said...

Beautiful photos! Glad you enjoyed your trip here in Edinburgh :-) its definitely one of my favourite cities in the world and I'm glad it's becomes my home! Stockbridge is always good for a weekend stroll. Always find a bargain or five!xx

Harriet said...

oh wow, your weekend looks amazing! I havent been to Edinburgh in years, I definitely want to visit again soon though!

Sherin said...

I've been meaning to visit Edinburgh for years. It looks so beautiful.

FAIIINT said...

Oh it all looks so beautiful! Fettes is pretty much my idea of a dream house (or even a tiny version in that perfect gothic style!)... I really do need to visit sometime! Looking forward to the hilarious bagpiper! ;)

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

All that food is making me peckish! I've been to Edinburgh once, for the day, which wasn't long enough. It was during the festival though, and we got to see a couple of plays so that was quite fun :)

The Style Rawr said...

Edinburgh is such a beautiful city! I haven't been for a few years but I love it there, it's just a little far so I always have to fly.

I'd love to live there if I had the money...

Tara
www.thestylerawr.com
xoxo

Jo said...

Hehe fettes does look like disneyland. There's another school on Lauriston Place (in the Old Town) which I always think looks like a mini Hogwarts.

If you like Fredericks then I can also recommend Eteaket (very near by). They have great tea and cake.

The Photogramps said...

I went to Edinburgh when I was 18. I loved it. The history is so rich (and spooky). I would love to go back. I think I might appreciate it more now that I'm older.
xo
ashley
www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

A Certain Vintage said...

I was in Edinburgh for work just for the day last year but had a few hours to kill beforehand and it was lovely. Lovely lunch, lovely pair of sunglasses bought and sunny weather too! I'd love to go back and go to the theatre, maybe even for the mania that is fringe! Scotland is great fun, my sister lived in Glasgow for years and we always enjoyed it
xox

Winnie said...

Gosh how lucky were you with the weather?! I would love to visit one day as I've never been - these photos are really convincing me to book a trip at some point!

Rosie said...

A friend who provides you with a room full of snacks, magazines and tea is one to keep close! :) It all looks so perfect, those cakes, pizza and slaw look phenomenal and the weather looks like it was perfect! I've never been to Edinburgh but it's high on my list! xo

Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

Style Eyes said...

I haven't been to Edinburgh since I was a little girl. It looks amazing though I would love to visit especially to check out all of those charity shops.

sepatuholic said...

Great photos,,, food looks super yummy, seems like youre having such a great time!
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Grace said...

Definitely on my list to visit! Lovely photos

Grace @ polaroidsandpuds.blogspot.co.uk

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