Monthly Archives: March 2012

FEATURE – Pollination flower shop, Edinburgh

Family-run flower shop delivers excellent customer service and quality products Pollination is a family run business that has been pleasing the people of Edinburgh and beyond with their flowers for over 14 years. Based in the Shandon area at Ashley terrace, husband and wife team Nik and Gill Wilson pour a whole lot of flower […]

PHOTO – Edinburgh Skyline from a new angle

The latest hotel opened today – the Premier Inn on Princes Street. We took a few snaps of the views from the rooms that face south and over Edinburgh’s famous skyline. Tweet

EVENT – Vintage Fair at Spoon Cafe, Sunday 22nd April 2012

A new vintage fair opens its doors on Sunday 22nd April 2012 at Spoon Cafe & Bistro Spoon Cafe on Nicolson Street are hosting an excellent new vintage fair on Sunday 22nd April from 11am – 5pm. With free entry, the event is bound to prove popular with vintage lovers from across the city. There […]

REVIEW – The Marriage of Figaro, Lyceum Theatre


The plotting and scheming of 18th century Spanish aristocracy are willingly dragged through the ages and into the present-day boardrooms of the Scottish financial sector in this sparkling and witty adaptation of Beaumarchais’ original by DC Jackson, directed by the Lyceum’s Mark Thomson. Figaro (Mark Prendergast) and his bride-to-be Suzanne (Nicola Roy) are poised to […]

NEWS – Food Hall Drill Market, now monthly

Food Hall Drill Market – Saturday 12th May Saturday 12th May 2012 sees one of Edinburgh’s newest food markets open its doors for a third time at the excellent Out of the Blue Drill Hall in the heart of Leith. Sitting alongside the regular Bruncheon event, the new food market is shaping up with some […]

PHOTO – Walk the Walk tree at the Royal Botanical Gardens

If you head down to the Royal Botanical Gardens just now, you might just notice that one of their trees has turned pink. This is to acknowledge the thousands of walkers and volunteers that have been involved with previous Edinburgh Moonwalks and this year’s one – Midnight at the Oasis on the 9th June 2012. The […]

REVIEW – Gardener’s Cottage pops up at Edinburgh’s Farmers Market

The Gardener’s Cottage pop-up brunch and lunch at Edinburgh’s Farmers Market Update – *Restaurant opens 7th July* Edinburgh chefs Dale Mailley and Edward Murray are the proud new owners of The Gardener’s Cottage in Royal Terrace Gardens. Their restaurant isn’t due to open until June 2012 as an extensive refurbishment of the 1836 building built […]

Preview – Dust, Scottish Mining Museum

After its success at 2011’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, controversial and critically-acclaimed play Dust embarks on a short spring tour, including a performance at the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange 
on 29th March. As Margaret Thatcher lies dead, Arthur Scargill is haunted by his past and dark secrets in a play which – behind its headline-grabbing conceit […]

NEWS – New Edinburgh market on Saturdays, Leith Street

St Mary’s Market opens its doors Saturday 24th March (update -now on every Saturday) Another relative newcomer to Edinburgh’s thriving market scene is the St Mary’s Market. The first event of 2012 takes place on Saturday 24th March and every Saturday thereafter until July. Running from 9am to 2pm outside St Mary’s Cathedral and John […]

REVIEW – Shellac manicure at Boosh Nails and Beauty, Cowgate

Boosh Nails and Beauty opens in the Cowgate The excellent Boosh hair has been open in the Cowgate for over a decade now. Owner Mary Mulhern, made the clever move of acquiring the premises next door and opening its sister shop last month – Boosh nails and beauty. Boosh Nails and Beauty has been fitted […]