Nonna’s Kitchen, Edinburgh

An old Edinburgh favourite; previously The Patio, in the city’s New Town; has been relocated by the Stornaiuolo family to Morningside, under the name “Nonna’s Kitchen”. A welcoming sight on the Morningside landscape, Nonna’s Kitchen; a superb, long established Italian restaurant; was buzzing and … [Read more...]

Peppy Miller, Edinburgh

I would like to make a short but worthwhile mention of a fantastic little find in Edinburgh. Peppy Miller, which we came upon literally, in the passing, is a fabulous little ladies boutique, situated down a dead corner within the St James Centre. With a small but worthwhile collection of ever … [Read more...]

A Georgian Residence, Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s New Town has long been my favourite area within the capital; I lived here for many years and enjoyed the relaxed, traditional feel of it’s majestic streets and well-balanced geography. Moray Place epitomises Georgian elegance in the heart of the New Town; it is extremely beautiful and … [Read more...]

The Allanton Inn, Allanton

A recent visit for dinner, following a search for a country pub type establishment; offering a good menu and excellent wines; the Allanton Inn ticked all the boxes. The quintessential village pub, the inn sits on the main street of the small Berwickshire conservation village of Allanton, thus … [Read more...]

Scotland on Sunday’s Eligibles 2012, Edinburgh

Scotland on Sunday’s, annual event in association with Ocean Terminal, provided a glitzy and glamorous evening celebration, on the waterfront at Leith. Nominations and voting had already been conducted in the lead up to the Eligibles party through Scotland on Sunday’s Spectrum Magazine, with the … [Read more...]

The Tower Restaurant, Edinburgh

A well hidden discovery in the city’s Chamber Street, the Tower Restaurant has probably the most unassuming, yet impressive frontage of any current Edinburgh restaurant. Disguised atop the impressive walls of the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland, this is one remarkable find, where … [Read more...]

Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Brasserie, Edinburgh

An afternoon at the theatre seemed like the perfect time to visit The Brasserie at Harvey Nichols, aptly named, Forth Floor Restaurant in Edinburgh. A short stroll from the Edinburgh Playhouse, makes the quintessential address an ideal choice for a leisurely lunch, served up with a wonderfully … [Read more...]

The Blue Goose Country Pub, Edinburgh

Hurrah it’s Sunday! My thoughts precisely when the end of last week arrived, following six days of cramming, evening work and ultimately, ticking items off my ever-expanding “To Do” list. For me, for this week anyway, Sunday was going to be our day of rest and relaxation. An invite to The Blue … [Read more...]

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

There are many things, as a nation, we have to be proud of this year in particular and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, for me, is most definitely one. It’s not the first time I have visited the annual extravaganza on the Castle esplanade and from this year’s exceptional offering, I very much hope … [Read more...]

East Links Family Park, Dunbar

As it has grown in size, so has the loyal following of visitors to East Links Family Park in East Lothian. A relaxed, friendly visit, perfect for families, East Links is home to a growing brood of farm animals; sheep, cows, highland cattle, goats, deer, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs; the list goes on; … [Read more...]