1. Check out Epitome's new Autumn/ Winter Collection
In my book, a little retail therapy is the perfect way to start off the weekend. This week, I went along to Epitome's Autumn/ Winter launch night and got a sneaky peak at their new stock. I was in heaven! I'm loving the Cameron Taylor cashmere- the perfect purchase for those cold nights.
Epitome, 35 Dundas St, Edinburgh, EH3 6QQ www.epitome-of-edinburgh.com
It's Oktoberfest time of year again! Dust off your German beer wench costume and get braiding. The sound of clinking beer glasses, laughter and German Oompa bands will be echoing through Princes Street Gardens this weekend. I went along last year and can safely say it was a total blast. Enjoy beer, sausages, fries and gingerbread in authentic German beer hall style.
3. Try Edinburgh's newest Gourmet Burger restaurant Just Burgers and Beers
My boyfriend and I had lunch here last week. It's the perfect place to enjoy a weekend catch up with friends. The burgers all have entertaining names (Carlos Santana, Man VS Burger, The Anna Nicole Smith, Brinner etc) and they have an extensive craft and imported beer selection. It also has the added bonus of being on the Royal Mile, next to St Giles' Cathedral. Even though I went last week, I'm tempted to venture back just so I can try their Rocky Road cheesecake that I missed out on last week because my burger was so huge I couldn't eat any more.
Just Burgers and Beers, 192a High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, www.justburgersandbeers.co.uk
4. JustBe Botanicals Pop Up shop in White Stuff
Head along to White Stuff on George Street this Sunday to check out these natural and handmade beauty products from JustBe Botanicals. Not only are the products award winning, but they're also made in Scotland. Shop cleansers, toners, candles, body butters, massage oils and their new blends of relaxing teas. I'll be heading along to get a head start on my Christmas shopping.
5. Coffee at Ricks
There's nothing I love more then a perfect coffee, and who knew Ricks did them so well? Stop by for a bit of rejuvenation in a cup. Their flat white is fantastic- just saying. They are the perfect spot for a mid-shopping session break.
Ricks, 55a Frederick St, Edinburgh, EH2 1LH, www.ricksedinburgh.co.uk