12 Apr 2013

We Love Frontiers and Edinburgh

Edinburgh has always been one of our favourite cities and when we discovered Frontiers,
 we loved it even more.


It is situated on Stafford Street in the heart of 'The West End Village' which is a glorious network or Georgian Streets in the Western Newtown
We all know the best way to discover / rediscover a city is with the help of a local, so here is our guide to the streets of Western Newtown with a little help from the lovely Kim at Frontiers

 We are surrounded by the very best contemporary independent retailers in the city along with some of the most loved pubs, bars and restaurants. Here are a few of our favourites.....
 Save.....Quattro Zero

A fabulous Italian restaurant & take away 2 minutes walk from our shop. Consistently good service and lovely modern decor. The quality of food for the price is really quite unbelievable.

Splurge .....The Mulroy

Slightly off the beaten track tucked away on lower floor just steps away from our shop. Upon entering it has the feel of a quirky private country house.

For a glass (or two!) of wine…Le Di-Vin

Very relaxed wine bar that we frequent, maybe a little too often! 
They serve every wine by the glass and offer a selection of unfussy but appropriate food, 
including platters of cheese, charcuterie, smoked fish, terrines, and salads.
A couple of places worth a mention on our street….
Paul Musgrove Gallery  is a few doors up from us.

Remus Interiors is next door!

The beauty of Edinburgh’s city centre is you can easily walk to all the
 ‘must see, must visit areas’. Here are a few worth a mention….
Bounded by the New Town, Stockbridge has recently been names as the 3rd coolest place to live in the UK!
Just to add to Stockbridge’s accolade, Tom Kitchin of the incredibly well known Michelin starred restaurant The Kitchin has just opened a highly anticipated gastro pub called
The Scran and Scallie. That could not sound more Scottish!


The Water of Leith….
35km river that runs through Edinburgh which has some of the most beautiful and unusual walks. One of the places it passes is Stockbridge and ends up at the Port of Leith.

Finally, we can’t talk about Edinburgh without mentioning The Royal Mile. It's the busiest and most beautiful street in Edinburgh, especially during the summer months and New Year. 
The Old Town is the heart of the infamous ‘Edinburgh Festivals’ 
Edinburgh’s Old Town is steeped in history and there are countless ways to discover!

A real must do is…
a guided underground tour with The Real Mary King Close taking you 
deep beneath the Royal Mile at night. Spooky!!
 Camera Obsura a great day out for the family.

At the very bottom of The Royal Mile lies Arthur Seat and Holyrood Palace and park. 
Climb Arthur Seat for the most stunning 360 degree views of Edinburgh. 
There are 6 stages depending on how brave you feel!

Holyrood Palace

With the sun finally shining, it's now time to plan that weekend in Edinburgh 
and pop along to Frontiers who are now exclusively stocking Allium B in Scotland.
Enjoy your weekend!

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