Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Edinburgh Bloggers Youtube

Edinburgh Bloggers is now on Youtube, make sure you subscribe to the channel to stay up to date.

We filmed our first video at our recent Sodaberg meetup to celebrate our 2nd birthday.

In this video:

Sultana from Dream to inspire

Jen from Tartan Brunette

Veronica from TheMeneghinGirl 

Summer from Summer Khan

Sarah from BlogSheSaid

Kimberly from Wardrobe Conversations

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Bloggers event

Bloggers event on Wednesday the 7th of October 7pm-9pm at Molton Brown in Edinburgh,George street! Drink, nibbles and a goodie bag included!

RSVP with your Twitter name 

Follow us for updates @edinburghblogg

Monday, 21 September 2015

Press Release: Foodies Festival Christmas 2015

Retro recipes in the Chefs Theatre, vegan treats in the Artisan Christmas Market, Champagne Ski Bar and a Scottish Gin Theatre are just some of the festive features food-lovers can look forward to as Foodies Festival brings its winter edition - Foodies Festival Christmas – to Edinburgh’s EICC 13-15th November.

Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre will be transformed into a spectacular culinary wonderland, 13-15th November, as Foodies Festival Christmas brings Scotland’s top chefs, award-winning artisan producers and international street food together under one roof for a fabulous festive feast.

Acclaimed chefs from across Scotland will swap their aprons for Santa hats in the Aga Rangemaster Chefs Theatre, sharing their favourite recipes and top tips to help visitors create the perfect Christmas banquet. Confirmed chefs include (more TBA):

Jamie Scott – MasterChef: The Professionals Winner 2015
Jacqueline O’Donnell – Great British Menu Regional Champion
Ping Coombes – MasterChef Winner 2014
Neil Forbes – Cafe St Honore
Fraser Allan - The Pompadour by Galvin
Mark Greenaway – Restaurant Mark Greenaway
Stuart Ralston - Aizle
Paul Wedgwood – Wedgwoods

Retro Recipes in the Chefs Theatre will transport festival-goers back in time to the 1960s when green piped potato, glacé cherries and multi-coloured cheese and jellies were all the rage. Inspired by infamous TV chef Fanny Cradock, several chefs will recreate classic recipes such as the Prawn Cocktail, Baked Alaska, Sherry Trifle, Chicken Kiev, Vol-au-vents and Duck a l’Orange in their own signature style.

An Artisan Christmas Market boasts over 150 of Scotland's finest producers selling locally produced cheeses, chutneys, chocolates, sauces and jams, biscuits and crackers, cakes, puddings and more for visitors to sample and shop from; perfect for picking-up those little extras that make Christmas extra tasty and special. 

A Vegan area in the Christmas Market offers a range of delicious and healthy vegan, veggie and gluten-free treats for visitors to indulge in including desserts, street food, bakes, condiments, beers, wines and more. 

Scottish Gin Theatre - Gin lovers will rejoice as Edinburgh's gin producers, Daffy's, Pickering's and Edinburgh Gin, host daily Christmas Gin Cocktail masterclasses. Wine experts Charles Metcalfe and Neil Philips are also on-hand helping visitors match wines with Christmas flavours in the Drinks Theatre and beer expert Melissa Cole champions craft beers as an alternative to wine and champagne this Christmas in masterclasses with local brewers. 

Other features of the festival include a Street Food Village where visitors can feast of flavours from around the world, a Cake & Bake Theatre hosted by Scotland's top bakers, chocolatiers and GBBO contestants and an accompanying Pudding Hall - a haven of sweet treats selling festive favourites such as eggnog and mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas cakes, marzipan bonbons and macaroons. 

While parents shop and enjoy a chilled glass of bubbly from the Champagne Ski Bar, children under 12 can enrol in the Elf Cookery School with Kiddy Cook, where they can bake and decorate snowballs, gingerbread men, cookies and cupcakes to leave out for Santa. 

Just like Christmas day there is lots of post-feasting fun to be had with live music, local choirs singing carols and entertainment throughout the day. Visitors can enter the Chilly-Eating Competition (the winter version of the famous chilli contest), register their team to compete in the Christmas Bumper Quiz and have a group Christmas jumper picture taken in the photo booth

Tickets are on sale now and are available at or by calling 0844 995 1111

Friday adult day ticket £13.00 (£11.00 concession)
Saturday or Sunday adult day ticket £15.00 (£13.00 concession)
3-day adult ticket £20.00 (£16.00 concession)

Friday VIP ticket £35.00
Saturday or Sunday VIP ticket £38.00

VIP tickets include a welcome glass of bubbly, access to the VIP lounge with private bar and refreshments throughout the day, priority entry to food and drink masterclasses, a festive goody bag and a showguide.

All children aged 12 and under go free to all Foodies Festivals when accompanied by an adult. 

Open times:
Friday 13th November: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday 14th November: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 15th November: 10am – 5pm

Sponsors: Co-op, Deliveroo, Daily Mail

Monday, 14 September 2015

Press Release: Embrace autumn with Jenners' exclusive Beauty Confidential event

Make up must-haves and skincare saviours
 Embrace autumn with House of Fraser’s exclusive Beauty Confidential event 

From Monday 7th to Tuesday 22nd September 2015 (inclusive), House of Fraser has once again curated a selection of 30 products, offering £10 off* one of your favourites when you buy one of ours.

“For the AW15 issue, our in-house team of beauty experts has handpicked this season’s top products for the perfect lip and brow styles, and taken a closer look at the ultra-cool trend for beautifully ‘strobed’ skin. We’re also sharing our top tips and tricks to focus on your best features and make the most of your assets, with the most cutting edge skincare and colour products in the UK today.” Ruth Newman, Director of Beauty

With advice from Editorial Director, Katherine Ormerod, and three interactive ‘scannable’ pages linking to videos by top lifestyle blogger Patricia Bright on the top trends, there’s never been a better time to explore the latest beauty launches and transform your look.

“Taking part in the Beauty Confidential campaign is an amazing opportunity! As a beauty lover, there's so much excitement in trying lots of beauty products and falling in love with them. From the Guerlain bronzer that is now a game changer, after never trying it before; to falling back in love with old favourites such as Clinique, I get such a buzz from experiencing new products. Even more exciting is the thought that there are going to be lots of women around the country taking part in the events, getting involved and discovering some amazing gems, I'm sure there will be lots more beauty enthusiasts in the making.” Patricia Bright, Guest Beauty Editor and Blogger

To celebrate the launch of our exciting AW15 beauty collection, House of Fraser stores nationwide are hosting a variety of unmissable Beauty Confidential Events this September. Customers will have the opportunity to discover the products in the offer, get advice from the experts and enjoy a glass of bubbly.

Receive £10 off* from any of the below when you buy your favourite product:
1. Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream 30ml £108
2. Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick £26.50
3. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion 125ml £30
4. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40 £39
5. Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder £35.50
6. Laura Mercier Foundation Primers £29
7. Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation 30ml £31.50
8. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10 30ml £30
9. Estée Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum 30ml £62
10. Clarins Double Serum 50ml £69
11. Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate 15ml £54
12. Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate 15ml £48
13. Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Make Up Primer 25ml £28.50
14. Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster 30ml £45
15. Nars Audacious Lipstick £24
16. Clinique Beyond Perfecting 2-In-1 Foundation + Concealer 30ml £25
17. Clarins Perfecting Touch 15ml £26.50
18. Urban Decay Naked Palettes (all, including Smoky) £38
19. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex II 50ml £70
20. Decléor Hydra Floral Multi Protection Light Cream 50ml £39.50
21. Clinique Smart Custom Serum 50ml £68
22. Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit Beauty Sleep Protector £60
23. Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate Oil 30ml £36
24. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 30ml £36.50
25. Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick £34
26. bareMinerals Get Started Complexion Kit £39
27. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch £25
28. Lancôme Volume à Porter Mascara £22.50
29. Benefit Roller Lash £19.50
30. Nars Blush £23

Jenners Regional Event

Readers can attend an in store Beauty Confidential launch event at Jenners, Edinburgh on Thursday 10th of September between 6-9PM.

Tickets cost £10 and are available in store from all beauty counters. The full £10 ticket price is fully redeemable against beauty purchases on the evening.

Enjoy all the insider info and up-to-the-minute trends from the world’s leading beauty brands plus complimentary fizz, goody bags, mini makeovers and pampering sessions.

Jenners Beauty Confidential Event Overview

  • Complimentary goody bags for all guests
  • Exclusive offers and treatments from the world's leading beauty brands including Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay, Chanel, Dior and many more… available for one night only
  • Fizz on counter
  • Gift with purchases
  • Live demos
  • One to one tutorials from international make-up artists
  • Live interactive sessions 
  • Skincare specialists
  • Fragrance experts 
  • Chance to win a luxury a beauty hamper worth £150

Monday, 7 September 2015

Press Release: Highland cheese tasting


Connage Highland Dairy's award-winning organic cheeses are no stranger to the cream of Edinburgh deli's and restaurants. Famed for their background story of on-site production from cows to cheese at their own family dairy near Inverness. Connage's unique range has features prominently in the top awards and reviews of Scottish produce over the last decade.

In celebration of Scotland's Year of Food & Drink Dairy Month runs throughout August, Connaige set up its own festival event today (Tuesday) in the form of a tasting lunch held at the trendy Pickles of Broughton Street. Edinburgh foodies and food writers jumped at the opportunity to sample and learn more about the acclaimed range, and the delightful venue was a hive of excitement and chatter.

Connage Highland Dairy owners Jill and Callum Clark presented the full Connage cheeseboard to the gourmet guests, outlining the origin and inspiration behind each unique cheese, its popular pairings and uses. Whole six kilo cheddars were brought south from the maturing larder, along with the ever popular and versatile Crowdie, the unique Whisky Dunlop, and the ultimate romantic touch of the Highland Heart Brie.

Delighted with the enthusiastic reception from some of Scotland’s top foodies, Jill commented:

“It can be daunting to face a room full of knowledgeable foodies but we are proud of our cheeses and equally delighted that they continue to receive a fantastic reception from those ‘in the know’!

“We have a wonderful herd and luscious pastures on the farm, which help make the cheese so deliciously creamy, and a fantastic team of staff, without whom we would not be able to succeed.

“The Year of Food & Drink Dairy Month is a great opportunity for us all to champion not only our own produce but also the wider Scottish dairy industry, at a time when it is in need of public support. So I do hope that the Scottish public is able to get behind our industry, at the same time enjoying some great dairy products!”

Fiona Richmond, Project Manager, Scotland Food & Drink said:

“Scotland is blessed with an incredible natural larder, which includes some of the best produce in the world, and to celebrate this 2015 has been designated The Year of Food and Drink. With August focusing on Delicious Dairy, we are delighted that Connage are hosting this event, helping to raise awareness of this vital sector, encouraging the public to get behind it and offering a taste of their outstanding range of cheeses.”

A family business in the true sense of the word, Connage is owned by brothers Callum and Cameron and their wives Jill and Eileen. Cameron and Eileen run the dairy herd and the farm, from breeding to milking, while Callum and Jill manage the cheese business using their years of experience to produce a top quality end product from the farm milk. The Connage organic herd consists of around 150 cows, mostly Holstein Friesian with Jersey crosses and Norwegian Reds, the secret to the richness of the Connage cheeses lying in the luscious clover pastures the herd grazes around the dairy and along the shores of the Moray Firth.

Connage Dairy is growing rapidly in its national and international reach, and the range is featured increasingly on some of the most prestigious cheeseboards in the British restaurant and hospitality industry. Scotland will watch and celebrate as this rural business, alongside a number of its artisan peers, champions the value of top quality produce from the purest of roots.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Press Release: London fashion week with Debenhams

London Fashion Week Designer Giles Deacon Joins /Edition for Debenhams

London Fashion Week designer, Giles Deacon, is set to join the ranks of designers at Debenhams with a 26 piece collection for Autumn Winter 15 under the brands’ /Edition range.
The collection, which is inspired by a 1960 and ‘70’s feel, comprises of elegant coats, embellished knits, feminine blouses and sophisticated evening dresses as well as tailored trousers.  Maintaining Giles’ playful design style and appetite for grand-scale glamour the range includes vibrant and quirky prints as well as floor length, figure flattering trapeze skirts.  A further 9 designs are to be added to the range in time for Christmas trading. 

Launching in stores and online in September, with price points ranging from £45 -£180, the collection strikes a balance between luxury fabric and beautiful investment pieces, priced for the high street.

Debenhams Group Trading Director, Suzanne Harlow says, “We are delighted that Giles has come on board as a designer for the /Edition range at Debenhams.   Giles is the perfect candidate to join the /Edition concept which offers designs from cutting edge talent.  His collection complements our existing Designer ranges with an offering that is younger and features contemporary pieces with Giles’ characteristic design twist.” 

Giles Deacon says, “The woman who wears my clothes has a playful style and loves to dress up.  She is fearless yet light hearted, and when she puts on a piece of clothing on I want her to feel amazing as well as make heads turn. I feel like we have made a collection that is true to my signature style and I am excited that we have been able to deliver a luxury look and feel at high street prices.”

Giles joins the fellow current Debenhams /Edition designers  Preen, Todd Lynn and Abigail Aherne.  The /Edition range is a concept to introduce contemporary designers to the high street  showcasing a collection for between one and four seasons.  Additional designers who have been part of the /Edition line up include Jonathon Saunders, Jonathon Kelsey and Roksanda Illinic. 

The range, which will go into five Debenhams flagship stores as well as online, is modelled by fashion ‘It’ Girl, Daisy Lowe for AW15. Signature pieces include the fit and flare coat at £150, the bow print maxi dress at £110, the horse print trapeze dress at £60 and the tux jacket and trouser at £99 and £50 respectively.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Press Release: Pout Events

The lovely team behind Pout Edinburgh have invited the Edinburgh Bloggers team along to this years Pout Edinburgh event!
We are so excited for the weekend of the 26th and 27th! If you see us come and say hi! We'll be there on Sunday the 27th!

Twitter: @poutEdinburgh

Get set for a weekend of gorgeousness - Pout is back!

Saturday 26 September, 11am - 7pm
Sunday 27 September, 11am - 5pm

One day ticket: £15

Weekend ticket: £20

The first 1000 tickets sold will include an exclusive goodie bag

Click here to find out more
Ladies of Edinburgh, get set for a weekend of preening and pampering as Pout returns to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Packed with catwalk shows, treatment areas and a wide range of masterclasses, beauty buffs can get the first look at the latest products, treatments and services from some of the UK’s top brands.

Featuring all your favourite names from last year, Pout has also got some fabulous new additions for 2015. First up for beauty lovers is Fake Bake Beauty at Home. Having won over a loyal following of bronzing fans, the tanning experts at Fake Bake have now turned their attention to beauty, with great results.

Next on the must-see list is GlamCandy makeup – guaranteed to take the glamour up a notch. For those of you who love nothing more than a long soak in a soothing bath, check out the indulgent range from Lush. Turning nightmare hair into luscious locks, Myles Hairdressing will also be at Pout this year, creating on-trend hair-ups all weekend. There’ll also be pop-up nail bars from the likes of NailsInc, and just to add a little extra fizz to your weekend, there’ll be Champagne and cocktail bars too.

So whether you’re on the lookout for the latest must-have additions to your makeup bag and wardrobe, you’re hoping to pick up some top tips, or you just want to relax while the experts work their magic on you, grab your ticket to Pout now.