Happy 1st Birthday Mademoiselle Macaron!

23 May 2015

Mademoiselle Macaron Edinburgh Patisserie
I'll start this post by admitting that I had not - until now - had the pleasure of visiting Mademoiselle Macaron on Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, until now! This beautiful little patisserie was masterminded by Rachel during a love affair with Paris and its macarons. A former Alain Ducasse cookery school graduate, Rachel wants to ensure every visitor can:
"Step out of Edinburgh and into Paris for a day.."
Under the familiar shadow of Edinburgh Castle, into Paris you will most definitely go. The café has little viewfinders where you can see Parisian streets and daydream whilst you bite into her wonderful macarons and sip on a mug of hot chocolate. Of course, all with a side helping of Rachel's proud "Scottish banter". Hey, you can take the girl out of Scotland but....! ;)

See what I got up to at their 1st birthday party..

Copenhagen: Day 2 - Museums, Tivoli Gardens and Burgers

21 May 2015

Copenhagen City Guide Tivoli Gardens
Did you enjoy reading day 1? Let's hope so. Here's to day 2 of my 3 days in Copenhagen! This one was pretty jam-packed (mostly in terms of miles covered!), with a trip to National Museum of Denmark, dinner at Cock's and Cows and Copenhagen's own amusement park, Tivoli Gardens.

10 Tips On Cutting Excess Spending

19 May 2015

10 Tips on Cutting Excess Spending

I don't know about you, but excessive spending is a vice of mine that I could do without. After leaving University with the expected debt, I've been trying (and failing) to stop spending and start saving!

Here are the methods I've been trying to save the odd £ or two during my week:

A Bouquet of Peonies? It Must Be Summer

14 May 2015

If there's one thing that signals summertime is about to rear its head, it's the unstoppable onslaught of peony photos all over Instagram.. Maybe it's just me, though, but this is a blogger cliche I can certainly get on board with! So, just as I was plotting where to pick up the best peonies in Edinburgh, Debenhams Flowers magically got in touch to offer me a bouquet of my choice from their summer range. Suffice to say, the Large Peony Perfection Bouquet* won without a second thought!

Copenhagen: Day 1 - Boat Tours, Sephora and Hidden Cocktail Bars

12 May 2015

Hey guys!

I imagine the people who know me will be thinking "why have you left this nearly 2 weeks, Laura?!", but I got there in the end.. oops. Here's day 1 of my week in Copenhagen, Denmark, where I traveled with Gillian at the end of April.

The Boozy Cow, Edinburgh: The Review

8 May 2015


It's that time again.. another new Edinburgh restaurant review! This time, in the form of the old Amicus Apple's reincarnation as a burger n' booze joint: The Boozy Cow. Prepare yourselves for the greatest burgers and cocktails imaginable.. You might wanna free up your weekend plans, guys.

WIWT: An Afternoon in the Meadows

4 May 2015

As an Edinburgh local, there's only one place to visit on that one day of sunshine each year (just kidding.. kinda) - the Meadows. Particularly during cherry blossom season, the Meadows is - rather literally - in full bloom, with tourists and locals alike coming to snap as many photos as humanly possible. Outwith the cherry blossom season, spring and summer in the Meadows is filled with barbecues, picnics, frisbees, casual kick-abouts, dog-walking, jogging, cyclists, and even cricket and tennis. Essentially, if it's a summertime activity, it's likely happening here..

Here's what I wore today to take some photos of Gillian for her blog post..