Independent designers

Launch of the spring collection at Godiva Boutique, Edinburgh

There are some shops that you don't pay much attention to when you're in a hurry or have a destination in mind, but when that happens you tend to miss the wee hidden gems dotted about Edinburgh. A couple of doors down from the cat cafe Maison de Moggy on West Port, I recently attended… Continue reading Launch of the spring collection at Godiva Boutique, Edinburgh

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The new Scottish Design Exchange department: browsing handmade Scottish textiles

I'm afraid I've been a bit slack in the sewing part of my DIY blog. Apart from making baby blankets (see here), about 2 dozen burp cloths (here) and a hooded towel and wash cloth set (here), I've been taking a bit of a break from sewing too much. It might sound like a cop… Continue reading The new Scottish Design Exchange department: browsing handmade Scottish textiles

High street · Independent designers

Shopping edit: choosing sustainable and ethical fashion brands

Since I starting making a more conscious decision to go cruelty free, and vegan where possible (see here), I started giving more thought to what this choice actually meant. It's one thing to choose products that don't involve cruelty to animals, but have you ever wondered how your purchase consumption of products impacts on the… Continue reading Shopping edit: choosing sustainable and ethical fashion brands

High street · Independent designers · Photography

Exploring Chiang Mai, Part 1: markets, traditional food and shopping

I don't get much chance to do it these days, but when the opportunity arises, I absolutely love to travel and see the world. My sister, brother and I were very privileged growing up in that my dad wanted us to see the world, to see and learn more about other cultures and admire their… Continue reading Exploring Chiang Mai, Part 1: markets, traditional food and shopping

Independent designers

Introducing Covet's first F/W 2016 handbag collection

Thistle Street is a hub of unique well-known and independent designer shops that seems to be overlooked. I touched on the topic of introducing simple yet functional, and affordable, Scandinavian designs from Kakao by K (see previous post here). Another one which can't be missed is Covet which opened its doors in November 2007. After… Continue reading Introducing Covet's first F/W 2016 handbag collection

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Celebrating the opening of TK Maxx in Edinburgh city centre!

I love a good shop just as much as the next woman, but sometimes paying full price for a designer handbag makes my bank account weep (and I might be a bit reluctant to hand over my debit card to see all my hard earned savings deplete). Designer outlets were never a big thing in… Continue reading Celebrating the opening of TK Maxx in Edinburgh city centre!

Independent designers

Finding our Colour IDs with Colour Elements and Kakao by K

A group of Edinburgh Bloggers and I were invited to Kakao by K, an independent boutique that offers chic and affordable Scandanavian designs sourced by owner, Karina. The shop offers clothing and accessories that bring with it a sense of Scandinavia: stylish, affordable, good quality and yet practical. For a group of women who love… Continue reading Finding our Colour IDs with Colour Elements and Kakao by K