You could say I’ve been aware of Frederick Street’s latest arrival for a while now. My day-job office is located right above Bourbon and Ninja Kitchen’s new premises, so I had been eagerly watching its transformation pretty much daily.
When Edinburgh is as busy as it is during the month of August, it can be pretty hard to imagine that there are any tranquil pockets left in town. Thankfully, you can normally find a peaceful oasis just a few minutes walk from the city centre. Case in point: Dean Village.
As a local, I love showing off my hometown. Like me, Rabbie’s Tours call Edinburgh home and they are just as keen to show visitors around, so they have started up new Rabbies City Tours to do just that.
It may be February now, but I am still writing about all the cool places that I visited during Christmas. Seriously, festive season 2015 was such a busy time for me! Anyway, I met a friend in Hoot the Redeemer on the 23rd December, when most people had broken up from work and everyone was full of the Christmas spirit. We just stopped by for a couple of drinks and a catch up, so our visit was quite short and sweet.
December was a wonderful month, full of parties and casual catch-ups with friends. One cold and rainy evening, a couple of my friends and I decided to seek shelter from the biting Scottish winter weather in the cosy snug that is the Rosehip – a warm and welcoming establishment on Rose Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town.
As part of the New Year festivities in Edinburgh, I was asked by the lovely people behind the celebrations to write about everything that goes on this time of year as part of #blogmanay. Yesterday I wrote about the breathtaking Torchlight Procession, but last night I went to the biggest jewel in Edinburgh’s Hogmanay crown – The Street Party – where tens of thousands of people descended on the city centre to mark the beginning of 2016.
It really is starting to look like Christmas in Edinburgh City Centre. With only a month to go until the big day, Edinburgh’s Christmas is in full swing and some of Rose Street’s independent shops have dressed themselves in beautiful festive art thanks to The Rose Street Project.
It’s that time of year again! It feels like yesterday that I was writing about Edinburgh’s Christmas 2014 – and yet here I am, pretty much a year to the day, writing about this year’s offering. How time flies when you’re having fun, eh?
The awful weather seems to be going on forever at the moment! It may be pouring outside, but that’s just even more of an excuse to find shelter somewhere and gorge on some decent comfort food – and a couple of friends and I did just that last week when we paid a visit to Smoke Stack.
Last week Mr Bug and I popped into Henderson’s Vegan, Edinburgh’s very first dedicated vegan bistro. On the night of our visit it was absolutely pouring cats and dogs outside, so we were very much in the mood for some decent comfort food – would we be able to get our fix from a completely meat and dairy free menu?