Hey guys, this post is so long over-due that i really should get a little wrist slap from you all ;) So a few months ago me and Chris decided to go up to Edinburgh, for the "fringe festival" they have every year that runs pretty much all August. I had never been before so i was really looking forward to it. We were going to see a fashion photography exhibition as well, but unfortunately we were un-able to get any video footage or photos of it due to whatever rules they had. The dates for the festival next year are 1-25th August, so if you are interested in going thats when you can! I know its called the "fringe" festival but (im going to try and explain the best i can what its all about, incase some of you have never heard of it. Im pretty sure everyone in the UK knows about it but i could be wrong!) it isn't actually about people with a fringe.
Its basically an event thats on for 3 weeks and its all about entertainment and shows. Theres big and small events put on all over the place. You can just walk down the main street if you want, and trust me theres plenty of entertainment just doing that! There are tonnes of people handing out flyers to get your interest, so even in the evenings i think you would struggle to not find something that would tickle your fancy. There are big names that go as well as people who are trying to get their name and act out there. We didn't go to any shows or even sit in a pub to listen to a band, we were pretty content with walking up and down the main street. It was my first time going as well, so i was just excited by that!
If you want more information then go to the official website.
Here are some photos i got of the day, so you can at least see a wee bit what its all about. Also, please don't judge me on my editing skills! I'm still learning...
I really love the one below of the band, i love how they are standing together and joking. I would of preferred to get a closer one of just them but, because of where i was standing at the time i didn't want to obstruct anyone or seem like a creep. Also, you have to be so careful when photographing people out on the street, because legally you can't actually take a photo of someone without their permission.
Look how busy it gets! Its one of the busiest times for Edinburgh, as theres so much going on. There were so many different languages and cultures it was awesome to be walking down the street. It really felt like we were abroad, we aren't used to hearing so much variety. I really love when you go somewhere and its so diverse, i really feel the world needs it more.
I had to get this photo, to show off this girls rad bright orange Dr. Martens!
So we pretty much just walked around looking at the people on the street, i did go into my favourite vintage shop. And yes i did buy a few things! I was going to do a haul video about it, but by the time i went to do one i had too many things so i decided to just haul about recent purchases. I have yet to get that one up but i've been having problems with that specific clip so i need to have a look at it tomorrow. If you would like me to do a specific haul from Edinburgh, then please just let me know below! We went and sat at a park for a wee while as well.
As you can see, i have alot of things in my hands! If you want me to do a haul from Edinburgh, please let me know below!
We had the sun for like 30 mins, so we went and sat outside a little cafe down a random street.
I love rummaging through rails of clothing and charity & vintage shops, you really never know what you are going to find! Its fantastic when you find a hidden gem.
Dress- New Look
Tights- New Look
Mary Jane Shoes- Asos
It is Scotland, so i knew the weather was going to be a bit temperamental. So i couldn't go bare legged! So i threw on some grey tights, I thought they really matched the tone of the colour of my very pale pink dress! I then decided to wear these kitten heels as i wanted some height, but i knew i would be walking all day. Which is why you should definitely invest in some kitten heels! I then threw on my oversized boyfriend coat, which you have all seen a lot of recently. But this was actually the first time i ever wore it! I wore my big hat to add a bit of "something" to my outfit and i had my green backpack because 1) the colour and 2) i had ALOT to carry. I have to say, this is actually one of my favourite outfits ever (also that ive blogged about) as i just felt it worked together so well and was really easily put together. Everything just seems to work with this outfit, I love the outcome of it. What do you guys think?
Once we were finished with walking around and shopping we went for something to eat for our dinner. We'd already decided before we went that we would stay for something. We actually went back to one of my favourite restaurants, called Maison Bleue. If you go to Edinburgh then definitely check it out. Theres two reasons its a favourite of mine, its gorgeous inside its got a kind of Moroccan vibe to it. Which is funny as i would describe the menu as french Moroccan with a scottish twist! The restaurant is actually labelled/described as French, North African Scottish vibe so i was close. The other reason is... thats where Chris proposed and we became engaged! :D It was so weird and nice going back! We hadn't been since so there was an un-usual feeling about the place! But i reckon that feeling wont ever go away, Chris felt a bit nervous and sick as it reminded him obviously.
Our view out the window.
Good ol'scottish thistle on the table ;)
Garlic covered mussels for a starters, omg they were amazing. One of the best starters i've ever had!
For our main we both went for the same. I absolutely loved it, its honestly one of the best meals i've ever had and can't wait to go back and have it again! It was meatballs, with poached egg in a Moroccan style sauce. There was peppers, lentils and beans. Amazing.
It is a short video, i'm just getting used to the whole "vlogging" thing! With time i think i'll get better.