I feel like there have been quite a few new openings in Edinburgh recently, but I am particularly excited about this one: The Whistle Stop Barber Shop has popped up on South Bridge and sounds like quite an interesting concept – a bar, American diner and barbershop all rolled into one. Keen to find out what it is all about, I went along with a friend a few days ago for a bite of dinner.
After a long day shopping on Princes Street at the weekend, Mr Bug and I were craving for some decent sustenance. I had heard about this new place that had opened in the Grassmarket, El Toro Loco, and from the pictures I had seen it looked really funky, so I was keen to try it out.
It’s the George Street opening that everyone’s been talking about. Copper Blossom has only been open for about a month, but it seems like everyone and their best pal has stopped off for a cocktail there at least once. I’ve been in a couple of times and it has been packed every single occasion I’ve been there, so if you want to know what the big fuss is about, you better make sure to book a table.
The nights are getting longer and the days are certainly getting colder – yup, the sweet Indian summer we had has definitely fizzled out and winter is well and truly on its way! About a week or so ago, Mr Bug and I decided to spend a chilly mid-Autumn day exploring the fabulous independent shops of Bruntsfield, before stopping off for bit of lunch at The Blackbird.
Today is a very special day in Edinbug land. The 13th October 2015 is Edinbug’s first birthday. One year ago, I hit publish on my very first post, and since then I have written 99 more. Yes dear friends, not only is this Edinbug’s first birthday, it is also my 100th post. Huzzah!
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to try out the newly opened Leith Chop House on Constitution Street. This part of town has some amazing food and drink spots already, so I was keen to go along and see if this new establishment would fit in with the strong foodie scene.
Like many folks who grew up in or around Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland has a special place in my heart. My earliest memories of the museum are of me running around the various galleries with my Dad, and feeling as pleased as punch when he let me buy some rocks from the gift shop.
I might be a bit older now, but I still love wandering around the museum whenever I have a free day and treating myself to the odd trinket or two!