A Little Holiday

The TV was in the mirror?! So awesome

Forever 21 dress // New Look boots

Topman brogues, jeans and jumper // Matalan shirt // River Island blazer

Topshop shirt // eBay leggings // Primark necklace // Vans

New Look shirt // Fred Perry jumper // Cheap Monday jacket // Topman jeans // Converse

This Christmas I was lucky enough to be given a trip to see The Lion King on stage through in Edinburgh by my ever so lovely boyfriend. I’d been wanting to go through to Edinburgh to visit their Winter Wonderland and so grabbed the opportunity the second it presented itself!

Paddy had nabbed a deal on Itison for a night at the Murrayfield Hotel which was absolutely amazing – the room was gorgeous. I miss the bed already, had the best night’s sleep ever! The staff were incredibly helpful when it came to booking taxis (the weather was horrific) and we grabbed a couple of delicious cocktails in the bar before we headed out. Breakfast the next morning was also amazing, I had the yummiest french toast ever. Overall it was a fantastic stay in the hotel and I definitely want to visit again – budget allowing.

Before the show on Friday night we went for dinner at an absolutely lovely little Italian called La Piazza where we both had our standard pizza (lots and lots of cheese). I would definitely recommend the restaurant, the service was great and the food was impeccable. Afterwards we jumped in a taxi to the Playhouse where we had a drink in the bar before heading in to the theatre.

The show itself was amazing. Seriously – if you get the chance to go and see it you should grab it! I was absolutely awestruck with the amount of work and talent that went in to producing it and I’m so happy I finally got to experience it. Such an amazing Christmas present!

On the Saturday the weather was a lot nicer so after breakfast and checking out we decided to head in to the city centre to do a bit of sale shopping and visit the Christmas markets. Whilst it was sunnier, it was a hell of a lot colder and we had to jump in to H&M to grab some cheap layers to keep hypothermia at bay. I didn’t really see much in the sales that I fancied, I had spotted a pair of Vans in the Vans store the day before but when I went back they had sold out – booooooo. I’ve ordered a fair bit online anyway so just waiting for that to arrive!

After our pretty awful experience at Garfunkel’s in London we had been kindly compensated with some vouchers for another meal and decided to put these to use in the Edinburgh restaurant for lunch on the Saturday afternoon. Luckily, they have totally redeemed themselves with excellent service and fantastic food! If you’re in Edinburgh and on the Royal Mile you should definitely pay them a visit.

When I was absolutely stuffed full of steak and potato skins we wandered down to the Winter Wonderland in Princes Street Gardens. It was basically lots of lovely little Christmas-y stalls selling gifts, decorations and yummy food. In true Charlotte fashion – despite my already full stomach – I just had to have a crepe. At this point we were absolutely frozen so decided to jump on the train home back to the warmth.

I had such a lovely weekend in Edinburgh, although it’s close by it’s a city I don’t visit too often (I tend to favour Glasgow) and I really wish I did go through more.