Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Of one mind: Ishi Hairdressimg

Networking event at Ishi salon organised by Of One Mind

On Friday night Edinburgh Bloggers attended Of One Mind's exclusive networking event in one of Edinburgh's premier hair salons, Ishi. Having been to the last Of One Mind event in Rox I was looking forward to the event and I was not disappointed.

Glasses of Moet at Ishi Salon

Once again Juniper were in charge of the drinks and had set up a bar in the salon. The most difficult decision of the night was which cocktail to try first as they all sounded amazing. To add to the luxury (and making the decision even more difficult) there was complimentary Moet champagne. Of course I had to sample all the drinks available (the things we do for blogging!),

Moet at Ishi Salon

Once everyone had arrived the evening got underway with a talk from the salon director and demonstrations from the salon stylists. After learning how to do a super quick side braid in our hair - perfect look for a night out and hearing about the new GHD tongs it was time for some more drinks and to get stuck into the networking.

hair styling at Ishi salon

The salon staff were also offering to style our hair for us. Joanne from Fashion Polaroids had some beautiful loose waves put in her hair. I made the most of the opportunity and spoke to the stylist about what I should do with my hair. She had some great ideas, and I promptly booked myself in for a restyle the next day. You can read about my experience at Ishi salon over on my blog.

Loose wave created using GHD curve

Once again Of One Mind put on a fantastic event. It was great meeting so many new people and the location was perfect for us beauty bloggers. Of One Mind's next event in being held on Friday 4th December at Lamborghini Edinburgh. They are promising that this will be the most luxurious event yet. Its going to be a great evening with cocktails, music and canapes surrounded by rare Lamborghini's, Bentley's and Ferrari's. Tickets cost £25pp (cost includes all drinks), Of One Mind are currently offering £5 off using the code ES15.


Photo Credit: Of One Mind (once again I was too busy networking to take photos)

Monday, 16 November 2015

Meet The Team: Veronica

Welcome to the first post in a new series to help you get to know the team behind Edinburgh Blogger a little better. This week we're talking to Veronica, our official vlogger (who also happens to manage our Instagram)

Tell is a little about your blog

I've a Youtube channel and a blog named TheMeneghinGirl, on both platforms I like to share my passions from makeup and fashion, to travel, food and lifestyle; a bit of everything; a bit of me. I love to write but I think that video communication can be powerful that's why I'm fascinated by both.

What do you love most about blogging?

I see blogging as a hobby, but a commitment at the same time. It's a safe place where you can write and film about what you love and where you can connect with people who share the same interests. Through my blog I have met some wonderful people and through reading other people's blogs I learn something new everyday ( and I find new things I don't know about to spend money on as well ;))

What do you do when you're not blogging?

When I'm not blogging? Well unfortunately or not I work, I eat too much food, I go shopping way too often and watch a lot of movies, all these possibly with the people I love.

Have you attended any Edinburgh Bloggers events and could you tell us about your experience?

Edinburgh Bloggers was one of the first contacts I had in Edinburgh and through it I found some good friends and met lots of people. I love to attend all the events that I can as I like to know what's happening in the city, keep up to date on the news and discover new places.

What do you love most about Edinburgh?

It's been a while now since I first came to Edinburgh and although I get to know if better everyday, I still love it as a tourist. For me walking over the North Bridge at anytime of the day or night is magical and breathtaking, when I'm there I always think that I'm where I want to be.

What advice would you give to a new blogger?

Start small and for yourself. If you start a blog it needs to be for the right reasons. Today lots of people see blogging as an easy job, which it may become for very few, but mainly it should be because you feel the need to communicate and be yourself.

Where to find Veronica

Saturday, 7 November 2015



An award-winning Inn in the Scottish borders is inviting people from throughout Scotland and the North of England with a love of good food to embrace the magic of Christmas with a spectacular programme of events taking place over the Christmas and New Year period.

From 2-24 December, the historic Buccleuch Arms in St. Boswells will be offering a scrumptious three course Christmas lunch menu priced at £19, and a show stopping three course dinner for just £21.50. This delicious menu will be followed by an equally sumptuous New Year selection of local produce, accompanied by dancing and a piper.

The festive menu will showcase some of the best local food and drink from the Scottish borders, including baked breast of partridge with smoked bacon bubble and squeak, and roasted turkey with herb potatoes, parsnips and chantenay carrots.

Those looking to add a little sparkle to their festive celebrations could opt for one of The Buccleuch Arms’ renowned Christmas party nights, taking place every Friday and Saturday throughout December.

Guests can travel to The Buccleuch Arms by train, alighting at Tweedbank which is only a few miles away, or by car. Those who aren’t keen on driving home or who have travelled from a distance, can book one of the 19 comfortable yet contemporary rooms and enjoy the treat of dinner and an overnight stay.

Billy Hamilton, owner of The Buccleuch Arms said:

“Christmas is a fantastic time of year at The Buccleuch Arms and it’s always wonderful to see our guests and staff embrace the festive spirit together. Our Christmas party nights, which offer a complimentary cocktail on arrival and a delicious three course festive dinner, are incredibly popular, and they give party goers the perfect opportunity to get their glad rags on and party the night away.”

To round off 2015 in style, The Buccleuch Arms will also host a Scottish Hogmanay dinner, featuring a menu that will take guests on a culinary journey of the Borders and Scotland. Courses include Ettrick Valley hot smoked salmon mousse, Westruther roe venison loin wellington and Hot Chainbridge honey and lemon curd soufflé.

Billy continued:

“We know how to throw a good party at The Buccleuch Arms and we look forward to welcoming our guests and bringing in 2016 in style. Those staying the night in one of our 19 guest bedrooms will be able to rest assured that 2016 will get off to a flying start with our delicious New Year brunch menu. With everything from a full Scottish breakfast to Arbroath smokies to eggs benedict with smoked salmon, there’s something to suit every palette.”

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Friday, 6 November 2015

Competition - Foodies Festival Christmas

Hi everyone! 

The foodies festival are giving away two tickets!

All you have todo is tweet us @edinburghblogg and @foodiesFestival with the hashtag #Edinburghbloggers #FoodiesXmas

Winner will be announced on Tuesday the 10th of November! 

Date: 13-15th November
Where: 150 Morrison Street
EH3 8EE Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Opening times:

T&C: The winner will receive two tickets for the Foodies Festival Christmas that can be collected at the event Entrants must enter in accordance with the instructions in the paragraph above. Entries received after 5:00pm on the 10th November will not be accepted. Winner will be chosen at random and announced after 6:00pm the 10th November.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Corn Exchange Wedding Fair 2015

Plan your dream wedding at the 25th Edinburgh Wedding Fair


11AM – 4:30PM

Advance tickets: £5
On the day: £7
Click here to register

Blushing brides and nervous grooms, if you’re feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of planning what’s meant to be the greatest day of your life, don’t worry. Forget endless nights scanning the internet for suppliers and wasted weekends travelling to look at yet another wedding venue. Everything you need to create your perfect day is under one roof at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, hosts of the Edinburgh Wedding Fair.

Taking place 07 – 08 November 2015, the Edinburgh Wedding Fair will celebrate its 25th show with dresses to die for, creative cakes and fabulous flowers, as well as venues, stationery, jewellery and more. Plus, it could all be yours for free. One lucky visitor will win the lot in the Win My Wish Listcompetition.

There’ll be plenty of exclusive show discounts to take advantage of; the Edinburgh Corn Exchange itself will be offering up to 20% off wedding receptions booked at the show.

No matter what stage you're at - whether you're newly engaged and just starting to plan, or you're looking for the last few finishing touches as your big day fast approaches - the day you've been waiting a lifetime for can be arranged in one hassle-free weekend at the Edinburgh Wedding Fair.