Almond & Lemon cake

Almond & Lemon cake

It appears that for many people this lockdown has unleashed their inner Mary Berry and that includes me. This week let me transport you directly to Italy with my version of a Torta Caprese Al Limone (an almond and lemon cake). I first experienced this cake whilst visiting the Amalfi Coast and its delicate citrusy [...]

House of Gods

House of Gods

Boutique hotels are not usually synonymous with the Cowgate area of Edinburgh’s Old Town. A new addition to the Edinburgh hotel scene has set to change all that. House of Gods celebrates the dark mysterious side of Edinburgh with an unapologetic decadence. This hotel takes pride of place in Edinburgh’s old town with its exterior housing [...]

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 [...]

Fingal – Scotland’s Luxury Floating Hotel

Fingal – Scotland’s Luxury Floating Hotel

Since Fingal’s official launch in the beginning of 2019, I have been longing to stay at this unique hotel. Fingal, a former Northern lighthouse board ship is a new £5million development by The Royal Yacht Britannia’s trading company: Royal Yacht Enterprises. Set in the historic Port of Leith this beautiful ship has been meticulously transformed [...]

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. [...]