Sunday, 21 November 2010

Hyde and seek some Edinburgh style

On a wet and dreary Thursday night I braved the November weather and headed to the opening party of HydeOut for a glass of fizz and a chance to see the newest addition to the bar scene. Edinburgh Quay is slowly becoming a new little hot-spot in the city and I'm delighted that the guys behind HydeOut chose to set up camp here. The bar is on two floors and at first glance is bright and bold with lots of bling - but upstairs is a softer relaxing Veuve Cliquot Champagne bar with cosy booths and dim lighting. The jewel in the crown is the outside terrace which overlooks the Union canal - definitely set to be a popular spot in the summer. They've done a great job making a large space feel luxurious and comfortable.

A luxurious booth at HydeOut - perfect for an intimate drink with friends.

William Street in the west end has a new addition this month to its range of quirky independent boutiques in the form of Arkangel & Felon. Located on the site of the former Arkangel shop, husband and wife team Sarah Cosgrove and Andy Kidd have refurbished the premises and are introducing lots of new independent designers including Goat, American Vintage, Lolly's Laundry and Sarah Pacini. Make sure you pop down soon and check it out!

Arkangel & Felon - William Street.

Last Saturday I paid a visit to Covet on Thistle Street and met Anna - the friendly co-owner and buyer for the boutique. Covet has been opened for nearly three years and I can't believe it has taken me this long to drop by. I was really impressed with the collection of beautiful classic Italian leather handbags, soft wool scarfs and sparkling, stylish accessories. The shop stocks only a few products in each style so you're sure to get something a bit unique when shopping in Covet. I'm loving this TRIWA of Sweden watch - in fact I couldn't resist ordering one for Christmas!

TRIWA of Sweden watch from Covet, Thistle St.

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