I went to a farm today, not to view the livestock, but to see the antiques. At the Edinburgh Flea Market last month, one of the vendors was from Drum Farm Antiques. I really liked their items and grabbed their brochure to plan a possible trip. I then came across Retropolis through one of their… Continue reading A Day on the Farm….for Antiques
What’s Up with all the Pop Ups? I don’t mean the annoying ads on the internet that “pop up”, I mean shops that sell some where on a temporary basis. In Japan I recall seeing restaurants that would have pop up events in Tokyo for a limited amount of time in a temporary location. Here… Continue reading What’s Up with All the Pop Ups?
Going into the archives for the photo of the day. Gold souk in Dubai, that’s Sam’s hand, reaching for a little sparkle.
I have seen a particular type of tea and coffee service a few times here and really like it. It has great mid century style and simplicity with clean almost industrial lines. The mix of metal and wood, the organic with the modern, even futuristic, gives it that great mid century modern style. I saw… Continue reading Retro Wares
Have you ever gotten into conversations with your taxi driver? Well, a few weeks ago I did, a very nice older gentleman who commented on the nice weather and offered me some suggestions on site seeing. His suggestion was to go to Cramond Island. You may think that going to an island involves a boat… Continue reading Day at the Beach
I am one of those people who likes slightly creepy historic places, catacombs full of skeletons, subterranean tunnels, old cemeteries, count me in! I found these photos from 2010 when we lived in Italy and visited the Naples Underground. Yes, you got to hold lit candles down there. You can understand then how excited I… Continue reading Time Travel Underground
This week is welcome week at the University of Edinburgh, the school my husband is going to. We kept seeing things referring to “freshers”, he received e-mails urging him to “get your freshers wristband for welcome week activities” and to sign up for “freshers” events. What’s a “fresher”? According to the urban dictionary, fresher is… Continue reading Welcome Freshers!
Out and about today near Grassmarket and was passing Greyfriars Bobby, a pub, a monument and a faithful Skye Terrier that would not leave his master’s grave for 14 years. Our timing was great in that there happened to be a Skye Terrier convention right in front of Bobby’s monument. Sam was over run! … Continue reading Dog Days
Vivienne Westwood suit at the Art, Design and Fashion galleries at the National Museums Scotland. Check out some more amazing suits by Vivienne Westwood.
I went to Dunbar’s Close on the Royal Mile today. It contains a garden laid out in the fashion of the 17th century. A nice respite in the city. Instead of just photos, I decided to take a short video as well. A am NOT a videographer, but it hopefully conveys the beauty of this… Continue reading Garden Getaway