Market Street Hotel

Market Street Hotel

It teased us with its highly conceptual marketing on social media and whispers of its arrival spread across Edinburgh like wildfire. Market Street Hotel, Scotland’s first design hotel from Carlton Hotel Collection opened its doors in August during the Edinburgh festival. I was invited to experience this new and exciting addition to Edinburgh’s hotel scene [...]

Lumen Vitae – Skincare

Lumen Vitae – Skincare

Lumen Vitae is a beautiful range of skincare products lovingly created by brother and sister duo Coline and Raphaël Giroud. After much research, they have cleverly created a range of  highly effective products that not only respect the health of your skin but also the environment. Their packaging uses as little plastic as possible, the [...]

The Scotsman Picturehouse

The Scotsman Picturehouse

Tucked away within Edinburgh’s iconic Scotsman Hotel is a luxurious addition to Edinburgh’s entertainment scene, The Scotsman Picturehouse. This new cinema aims to rekindle the magic of the big screen and bring back that cinematic opulence of a bygone era. The film schedule contains a selection of recent releases as well as classic masterpieces, so [...]

Emma Hardie Skincare

Emma Hardie Skincare

Renowned facialist, Emma Hardie is well known for her revolutionary approach to facials due to the specialised lifting and sculpting massage technique she uses. This became so popular that she naturally created a range of products that reflected her holistic approach to skincare. After lots of research, Emma Hardie skincare was born and it has [...]

Yotel Edinburgh

Yotel Edinburgh

Located centrally in Edinburgh on Queen Street is the newly opened YOTEL. This contemporary hotel is located only a stones throw away from the city centre and is a perfect choice if you are visiting for business or pleasure. I was recently invited to stay at the hotel to check out its cabins (Yotel’s lingo [...]

Edinburgh Festivals – 5 Festivals in 1 Day

Edinburgh Festivals – 5 Festivals in 1 Day

You may have noticed the slight buzz  and electric energy around Edinburgh this month. Guess what? It’s time for Edinburgh festivals!!! I was invited to spend a day with Festivals Edinburgh who do a fantastic job in ensuring that Edinburgh remains the world’s leading festival city. Eleven festivals take place throughout the year, five in [...]

The Facial Spa – Ultimate Fusion Facials

The Facial Spa – Ultimate Fusion Facials

Situated in the quaint area of Bruntsfield in Edinburgh is the impressive Soprano Ice. Soprano Ice a laser and aesthetic clinic designed to provide men and woman with a range of beauty treatments in a professional and modern environment. In 2018 their newest addition; The Facial Spa Edinburgh, opened  to provide an array of deluxe facials all designed to [...]

Miller Harris – Perfumer London

Miller Harris – Perfumer London

“Miller Harris tells contemporary urban stories through complex fragrances. We start with nature – with distinct greens and woods, with carefully sourced floral notes, iris from Florence, French violet leaf, jasmine from Egypt, Tunisian orange flower – but we frame these precious botanicals in complex and unconventional ways.” From their description above its evident that [...]

Blu Blazer Guy chats to Jason Carter – TV Personality

Blu Blazer Guy chats to Jason Carter – TV Personality

Being from the UK I only became aware of Jason Carter whilst watching popular American TV show RuPaul’s drag race. Jason graced our screens in all his glory as a member of the infamous pit crew. It wasn’t until I started following his social media channels that I became more aware of his lustrous career and the path [...]

The Bridge House – Ballintuim

The Bridge House – Ballintuim

Only a few hours north of Edinburgh is the picturesque area of Perthshire; often referred to as the gateway to the highlands. This area of stunning natural beauty has been a favourite of mine since childhood. From its rolling hills, endless woodlands and meandering rivers, Perthshire is truly a captivating and mesmerising area. I often travel up at least once a year in order rekindle old memories and ignite new [...]

Multrees Walk – Edinburgh’s Luxury Shopping Area

Multrees Walk – Edinburgh’s Luxury Shopping Area

When it comes to high-end shopping in Edinburgh, Multrees Walk is always the first place that comes to mind. This unique part of the city is located just off the prestigious St Andrews square and provides a little slice of luxury retail therapy. In true Edinburgh fashion it manages to balance an up market retail experience [...]

Prestonfield House – Rhubarb

Prestonfield House – Rhubarb

Situated only five minutes from Edinburgh city centre is the impressive and renowned Prestonfield House hotel, owned by hotelier-restaurateur James Thomson OBE. This historic building sits within its own 20 acre garden, its white baroque exterior standing proud against the rugged backdrop of Arthur’s seat. As you turn into their impressive driveway, the city noise [...]

Guild Magazine Event – Edinburgh

Guild Magazine Event – Edinburgh

On Thursday 4th April, Guild Magazine held an exclusive event at Rox Jewellers on the prestigious George Street in Edinburgh. This event marked the official introduction of Guild Magazine in Europe and was attended by fifty creative and inspiring individuals in Scotland representing the world of fashion, art, travel, and food.   The event, hosted [...]

Otis Skincare

Otis Skincare

I am a big advocate of keeping the process of skincare as simple as possible. In this day and age, we are bombarded with such a vast array of products that its often difficult to find the perfect one. Personally, I often skip men’s skincare products as most of the ones I have tried do [...]

National Fragrance Week – Luxury & Niche Fragrances

National Fragrance Week – Luxury & Niche Fragrances

Coco Chanel Said “No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.” When choosing a fragrance, we all seek to find a specific scent that accentuates and reflects our own personalities. However, in a vast and ever growing fragrance market, it is a tad difficult to find a scent that is [...]

New Chapter Restaurant – Edinburgh

New Chapter Restaurant – Edinburgh

Located in the beautiful New Town area of Edinburgh is the family run restaurant; New Chapter. Hidden between Stockbridge and Canonmills, this warm and friendly establishment offers a contemporary menu using the finest Scottish produce. Serving a delicious mix of food with European influences, diners are treated to an array of exciting and unique dishes. [...]

Rome – Food & Drink

Rome – Food & Drink

Rome is known as the ‘eternal city’ and having visited it over ten years ago I was excited to take another trip back. I could talk about all the historical sites which are what makes this city amazing however I shall leave that to a later date. What I am extremely excited about is to [...]

Kahale London – Sustainable Luxury Candles

Kahale London – Sustainable Luxury Candles

I was immediately captivated by Kahale London by their striking monochromatic vibe. Their photos on social media were strikingly different to what I had seen before, especially for marketing a new candle and this only made me even more intrigued. Kahale London is a new forward-thinking company creating artisan luxury candles in East London. This [...]

Winter Skincare

Winter Skincare

Winter is well and truly here and with the combinations of cold weather, bad diets and dry indoor heating it brings numerous skin care issues. From breakouts, dry patches and tightness, I have experienced them all.  I have discovered some amazing products that have contributed greatly to my skin health, especially during the winter season. [...]

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris – Luxury Perfume House

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris – Luxury Perfume House

My first experience of Maison Francis Kurkdjian was in one of London’s prestigious department stores. This range of fragrances immediately caught my eye as their vessels exuded an alluring understated luxury. With a vast range to choose from, I soon worked my way through them, treating my senses to a complex range of undeniably beautiful [...]

Gleneagles Hotel – Guild Magazine Issue 2

Gleneagles Hotel – Guild Magazine Issue 2

Amidst the rolling Scottish Ochil Hills of Perthshire lies the renowned Gleneagles Hotel. Since its doors opened in 1924 it has remained a prominent destination for people to experience not only the opulent hotel itself but the outstanding surroundings of its 850-acre estate..... To read more click here and read Issue 2 of Guild Magazine, the Art Issue. The [...]

Scottish Gin

Scottish Gin

It comes as no surprise that over the past few years there has been a massive revival in the Gin industry. As a younger man, I probably would have squirmed at the thought of drinking Gin but times have changed and I have taken quite a liking to this deliciously refreshing drink. Over 16 million bottles of [...]

Top Fragrance Picks

Top Fragrance Picks

Fragrances are an essential part of my personality, allowing me to express how I feel daily. I find it captivating that with just one spray, a fragrance has the power to change our mood, boost the spirit and conjure up old memories. I especially love seeking out unique and unusual scents and often spend numerous [...]

Teatro Fragranze Uniche – Luxury Italian Home Fragrance

Teatro Fragranze Uniche – Luxury Italian Home Fragrance

Most of you may know that I am absolutely obsessed with fragrances. For me, fragrances play an integral part of my identity, allowing me to express how I feel and highlight aspects of my personality. Fragrances have the power to change our mood, boost the spirit and evoke old memories. Not only do fragrances allow [...]

Day Trips from Edinburgh

Day Trips from Edinburgh

Follow my blog with Bloglovin After another fun filled festival month, its hard to believe that its all over for yet another year. However, as the street entertainers say good bye and crowds disperse, please don’t think that Edinburgh and its surrounding areas have nothing more to offer. In fact this is the perfect time [...]

Blu Blazer Guy chats to Maurizio Pellizzoni – London Interior Designer

Blu Blazer Guy chats to Maurizio Pellizzoni – London Interior Designer

A few months ago I came across this very talented Interior architect. As soon as I saw his designs and portfolio, I immediately fell in love with his luxurious sense of style.  Every day when he posts his #PicOfTheDay on social media showing images of his different creations and projects, I couldn’t help but notice how [...]