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Merry Christmas!

25th December 2017

It wouldn’t be Christmas in our family without birthday cake! Winter birthdays, big family breakfasts and lots of fun with Woodruff, it goes without saying that Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. True, it feels like 2017 has brought more downs than ups (at least in my life), so making it home for the holidays was like a huge sigh of…

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Review: @pizza on Charlotte Lane

17th December 2017
Photo of toppings being added to a pizza.

Forget the pineapple debate, let’s talk about ovals. @pizza’s signature shape is switching up dough geometry, making the big pizza pie a thing of the past in this West End joint. Edinburgh’s pizza game is strong, but @pizza feels a lot like a slice of the future on cobbled Charlotte Lane. Think space age meets pizza party at your pal’s house. The folks behind the…

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I’m not Josie Grossie anymore!

29th October 2017

It’s strange when Halloween is midweek; I’ve forgotten about it already and it hasn’t even happened yet. The last time I put any effort into a costume was in 2015 when I dressed as a Bloody Mary cocktail complete with a celery stick in my hair. I’m not the most enthusiastic when it comes to fancy dress, but this year I gave it a bash.…

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Book Review: Living The Dream by Lauren Berry

16th October 2017

Read this if…you’re looking for a light, laugh out loud read on your commute to work. “You’re seriously ill”, my doctor looked at me bemused, and with that I packed a couple of books and a bag full of meds to be collected by my parents who had come to the rescue. I’m not good at being sick, and I’m even worse at being ‘off…

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Staying in Shepherd’s Hut

4th October 2017

People like to tell me I’m a city girl, but I can’t tell you how much I need to get away from the city. I am a city girl; I love nightlife and busy streets, restaurants and wi-fi; but my favourite kind of holiday is to disappear to nowhere. And even though I’m always by my phone, I positively hate phone culture. So, I went…

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Edinburgh’s best slice

19th August 2017
Photo of pizza.

People I’m still not over pizza. We went to fifteen pizza places in Edinburgh this summer on a mission to find the city’s ‘best slice’, and I would keep going if my bank balance and jeans would allow it. Humour me okay? I know we’re not New York, I know we don’t really do ‘slices’, but that didn’t stop me from trying anyway. For the…

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Meeting Sunae artist Naoshi

7th August 2017
Photo of Naoshi.

I made Sunae art on Candlemaker Row. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d be writing! Hannah Zakari is my favourite art and jewellery shop in Edinburgh; it’s where I bought my much-loved Rosita Bonita shell necklace, and it’s where I got to meet LA-based Japanese Sunae artist Naoshi this weekend. Sunae is the word for ‘sand art’ in Japan, and Naoshi creates vividly colourful…

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