Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Edinburgh with Mallzee | Photo Diary

If you follow me on aaany form of social media then you'll know that the lovely Mallzee recently took me, Kate, Kavita and Emma away to Edinburgh for a big fat blogger sleepover and a weekend of fun. Just in case you've never come across them before, Mallzee's a pretty snazzy app (marketed as 'Tinder for fashion - what more could you want?) where you can shop from over 100 brands in the one place as well as saving items for later to get alerts when they go in sale. I've already put together a video over on my YouTube about what we got up to, but I thought it'd be nice to put together a photo diary too so that the photos don't go to waste. Speaking of which - big thanks to the hugely talented Susie for letting me use some of her shamazing snaps in the post too!
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The most incredible view across Edinburgh from our balcony. If you're wondering why I look so tense and awkward in the first photo it's because there was no railings at that partiular bit and, knowing my luck, I was expecting a seagull or equally large bird to swoop down and knock me off the edge.


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H&M polka dot shirt (similar) | River Island fluffy clutch

We stayed in the Old Town Chambers penthouse suite, which really was just beautiful. The beds were like big marshmallows, the decor was spot on and it was filled to the brim with every kind of gadget imaginable (it took us about ten minutes to find out where you put a DVD in). There were also a few very welcome additions in the form of food, food, food and more food and a rail of beautiful River Island clothing from Mallzee, who shall henceforth be known as the fairy godmothers. It's probably also worth mentioning (just in case any of you are thinking of staying there) that the apartments are situated right on the Royal Mile and are only a five minute walk from both Princes Street and from the Grassmarket. Winner winner, chicken dinner.


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H&M bodycon dress | River Island fluffy clutch (as above)

After a few drinks and a catch-up at the apartment we headed over to Tigerlily for a cocktail masterclass, which is a really lovely venue for drinks - the fairy lights around the entrance in particular get a thumbs up from me. We worked our way through the drinks menu above (which got progressively stronger as it went down) and then came to the sobering realisation that it was half past seven and we were all very, very drunk. Time for some food, then..

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We headed back to our apartment, where Cheff Giovanni from Amodo Mio had prepared an amazing three-course meal for us - I'm still having dreams about that Nutella mouse and hazelnut combo now.


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The next morning we headed for a much needed detox in the form of a delicious smoothie from Hula juice bar (not pictured but well worth a visit if you're in Edinburgh) followed by a truly scrumptious afternoon tea - and my first flowering tea - at Eteaket.

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SENSO leopard boots | H&M fedora (similar)

Playing guess who with Kavita
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A soppy little collage of random snaps from across the two days, finishing with a photo of us all squeezed in a bath in our onesies. Of course.

Once again, big thank you to Mallzee (I mean, Fairy Godmothers) for showing us such an amazing time! Although my waistline may never recover..