Friday, 29 October 2010

The days were long and the nights so cold, the pages turn and the tale unfolds…

With news of Take That tickets going on sale today it made me sigh - another major act taking their tour to Glasgow. It would be nice to see more artists heading East with their tours - wouldn't Murrayfield be the perfect stadium for the group?

So I did a bit of investigating and as it turns out I'm completely wrong. Edinburgh clearly hasn't been left behind - a lot more up and coming artists are picking Edinburgh as their tour destination of choice and apparently a lot of them are coming in the next week - how did I miss this?

With brilliant venues like the HMV Picture House and the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, our city has a lot to offer for both the fan and the artist. Brit Award winner Ellie Goulding hits town tomorrow followed by the stylish Paloma Faith (who I love, love, love) and indie band Marina & the Diamonds on Tuesday. On Wednesday Tinchy Stryder's taking to the stage and on Monday tickets go on sale for the Jon Bon Jovi and Kings of Leon gigs at Murrayfield stadium next summer. Nice one Edinburgh!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Food, wine and luxury walks

Autumn is in full swing in the capital - time to dig out my mac and pack away the maxi dress me thinks! I've had a busy few weeks in the Burgh and lots of interest in my new blog which is very exciting. Thank you to everyone who has shown their support. I also signed up to Twitter this week so please follow me and let me know what you think of the blog: @thelimitedlady

I was delighted to hear that one of my favourite streets in Edinburgh has gone online this week - Multrees Walk. Check out the new website for all up and coming news and events from Mulberry, Reiss, Kurt Geiger and all the other luxury shops on The Walk.

The lovely people at Bordeaux Wines got in touch last week and invited me to the Love Cooking festival at the Playhouse. Needless to say I was very excited to go on my first Limited Lady outing and it certainly didn't disappoint...

Although the event was heavily supported by various sponsors, I had a fantastic time picking up some useful culinary skills and learning how to pair my Bordeaux with my beef.

James Martin (who I'm used to seeing on Saturday Kitchen from the comfort of my bed) and his special guest - Edinburgh's very own Tom Kitchin  - had great charisma on stage while wine gurus Oz Clarke and Olly Smith entertained the audience with quirky facts and tonnes of personality. But the highlight of the night was an Australian camera man who stole Oz's wine, took the mick out of the sponsors and almost ruined James's souffle by opening the oven door mid cook (gasp). A lovely night all round - thank you Bordeaux!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Sole solutions

I am loving the new addition to DUO's Autumn/Winter 2010 collection - black and white patent 'Edinburgh' brogues. The androgynous look isn't going anywhere this season so pair these with skinny jeans and some sleek tailoring and you'll be bang on trend this month.

If you haven't popped into the Castle Street shop yet, make sure you pay a visit soon. The clever, thoughtful people at DUO have found the answer to the problem which haunts hundreds of us each Autumn - finding the perfect winter boots to fit over our skinny/chunky legs! The new 'fitting room' concept lets you choose from the latest season's styles in over 20 calf sizes - nice! And I'm loving these 'Calla' brown leather boots - also featured in Tatler this month.

And while we're talking fashion...Great news for fans of Grassmarket boutique Godiva - they've launched an online shop! Check out their cute, quirky accessories here: