Food & Seasonal, Out & About

Festivities

Yesterday, I visited my second-home city of Edinburgh AKA ‘The Capital’ to divulge deep into the seasonal festivities of Christmas markets and shopping, topped off with a glass of mulled wine (or two).

So pretty.

My favourite hotspot and a must-see: The Dome

Happy Festivities!

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Out & About

Country & vintage finds

One not so sunny afternoon in Aberdeen’s bustling city centre, my chum Mhairi and I decided to try out a couple of country and vintage markets. It’s fair to say both of us were pleasantly surprised to find what was on offer.

The first stop for us was the Aberdeen Country Fair on Belmont Street which is held every last Saturday of the month, as well as the first 3 Saturdays in December. It’s full of country crafts and tasty seasonal food and drink.

My favourite stands were…

Almondine

Handmade macarons

almondineThese delicious macarons come in all various colours and sizes. I recommend the white chocolate and salted caramel!

If you would like to try these out on your taste buds then check out http://www.almondine.co.uk or contact 07565 101 936 for more information.

Miss IntegriTea

Hand-blended herbal teas

teaAll kinds of tea are on the menu here including; Clear Skin Tea, Sleep Tea, Mint & Liquorice and Immune Tea.

Interested? Follow ‘Miss IntergiTea‘ on Facebook and Twitter or visit http://www.missintegritea.com for more flavours and information.

The next stop for us was the March Hare Craft & Vintage Market held monthly on Crimmon Place.

My favourites here were…

Peapod

Vintage clothes, homeware & gifts

peapod

The teacups were my favourite find on this stand, but sadly they had already been sold! These can however be picked up from the Peadpod shop for £40 for a set of 4.

Visit the shop on Rosemont Place, Aberdeen where you will be welcomed with a lovely smile and great customer service. Here you will find everything from crockery to clothing!

Follow ‘Peapod Aberdeen‘ on Facebook and Twitter or call the shop directly on 01224 635710 for information on stock and pricing.

The Alabaster Box

Bespoke furniture, homewares & furnishings 

alabasterboxAshley Drain is a BA Hons Design graduate and clearly has an eye for these bespoke pieces. I love this floral chair!

For more information follow ‘The Alabaster Box UK‘ on Instagram and Facebook or contact Ashley directly on 07835 556 221.

Curious Furnishings

Home accessories & gifts

curious furnishingsThese little cute treats could be the perfect gift this Christmas. I particularly like the colourful wooden pegs, also handy for decoratively clipping up your Christmas cards.

Visit http://www.curiousfurnishings.co.uk to shop for more ideas or follow ‘Curious Furnishings‘ on Facebook or @kateofcurious on Twitter.

Ginger Pickle

Handmade jewellery, accessories, homeware & stationary

gingerpickleThese little goodies are also great for those of you still searching for the perfect gift. Ginger pickle has an online boutique where you can search through all of the designs at http://www.gingerpickle.co.uk

Follow ‘Ginger Pickle1‘ on Facebook or @_gingerpickle_ on Twitter.

mydecorideas

Original household items & furniture

mydecorideasHere I found the perfect homeware pieces with a country twist!

Visit http://www.mydecorideas.co.uk for various driftwood, retro and linen furnishings or follow ‘mydecorideas‘ on Facebook.

So as you can see Mhairi and I had a busy but inspiring weekend, and the good news is we get to see it all again in a month’s time. Maybe catch you there!

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