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Icons of Edinburgh – The Balmoral Hotel reawakens

In January we enjoyed a stay at The Balmoral, Edinburgh. The 5 star hotel is one of the best-loved icons of Edinburgh. Our visit coincided with Mr G's birthday. We toasted his special day (and the dawn of the roaring twenties) with good food and fine wine in the lap of luxury. We were kicking off… Continue reading Icons of Edinburgh – The Balmoral Hotel reawakens

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The Balmoral Edinburgh – a luxury hotel stay in Scotland’s capital

Well here we are, at the onset of a new decade. The twenties have arrived and what better way to start the year, than with an overnight stay at The Balmoral Edinburgh. Nothing says hello roaring twenties quite like indulging in a little five-star luxury Jay Gatsby style. A much-loved Edinburgh institutionThe Balmoral is a… Continue reading The Balmoral Edinburgh – a luxury hotel stay in Scotland’s capital

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Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds – A rip-ROARING night out

The Giant Lanterns of China are back at Edinburgh Zoo and with 600 new lanterns and an extended route, this year's event promises to be even bigger and better than before. In previous years I've been left awestruck by Giant pandas, Rockhopper penguins and a myriad of mythical creatures, including Scotland's very own Nessie. This… Continue reading Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds – A rip-ROARING night out

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Point A Hotel, Edinburgh – a post festival staycation in Scotland’s capital

Two days after Edinburgh's festival season ended with a volley of fireworks over the castle, Mr G and I emerged from our festival-proof bunker for an Edinburgh staycation. We'd be spending a Wee White Dug free night at Point A Hotel Edinburgh - Auld Reekie’s shiniest, new budget boutique hotel. We were looking forward to being able to… Continue reading Point A Hotel, Edinburgh – a post festival staycation in Scotland’s capital

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It’s a (luxurious) dog’s life at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

'It's a dog's life' is frequently used to describe a miserable, sad existence. Whoever coined the phrase had obviously never visited the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel with their four-legged friend. Mr G and I recently had the pleasure of staying at the plush, four star establishment in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town with The… Continue reading It’s a (luxurious) dog’s life at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel