Scotland: Daytrip to North Berwick

Most people don’t think of Scotland as being a beachside destination, but those people are missing out. Even if you don’t have the time to get up to the beaches on the Isles of Sky, Lewis, or Harris (which, if you do, you need to go!), you should make time on your next trip to go on at least one little…
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Scotland: Mary’s Milk Bar, Edinburgh

Scotland is known for many things – whisky, haggis, bagpipes. Ice cream has never exactly made the list, and given the overcast weather here I don’t blame them. But Mary’s Milk Bar changes all of that. Mary’s Milk Bar is a cosy little vintage space on the Grassmarket that serves up gelato and chocolate made every morning by Mary herself.…
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Scotland: Narcissus, Edinburgh

Today I was helping my friend move into a new flat, and at the end of her street we discovered a little florist that was just too adorable not to share! Narcissus is located at the north-end of New Town, surrounded by cute cafes. You can buy any of the potted and pre-arranged bouquets outside, or step in and work…
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Scotland: Afternoon Tea at the Palm Court, Edinburgh

When the winds are blowing and the rain is pouring, there’s only one place to take shelter: the Palm Court at the Balmoral. Waking up on one such dreich day, my friend immediately agreed to scratch our previous plans and book a table. As we entered in from the storm outside, we were immediately greeted into a calm oasis. Time seems to…
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Scotland: SOUTHPOUR, Edinburgh

I’ve been treated to an exceptional number of bright, sunny days during my visit to Scotland. On one such of these days, I met up with an old friend from university for a hike up Arthur’s Seat. About two minutes in, we realised we were in desperate need of caffeine, so we popped into the closest place we saw. Walking…
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