26th-27th of September
The Corn Exchange
Back for another year, Pout is the ultimate girls' day out in Edinburgh. Packed with exhibitors, fashion shows and masterclasses, it is the perfect excuse to get the girls together for a catch up. On the list to exhibit this year is Allure Boudoir Photography, Edinburgh Pop-up Market, Fake Bake, Lauren Gollan Academy of Make-up Artistry and Love From Indie Street.
See a full list of exhibitors and buy tickets on their website www.poutevent.co.uk
AN EVENING WITH MARGARET ATWOOD
24th of September 7-9.30pm
Blackwell's Bookshop- South Bridge
Book nerd that I am, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see Margaret Atwood when she comes to Edinburgh. Organised by Blackwell's, Margaret Atwood will discuss her new novel The Heart Goes Last (which I am dying to read) with Stuart Kelly. Tickets are available online and books will be available to purchase on the night.
LOU LOU'S VINTAGE FAIR
26th of September 11am-5pm
The Assembly Rooms, George Street
I am just a little bit obsessed with all things vintage at the moment. Lou Lou's Vintage Fair has been named the best Vintage Fair in the UK, and faithfuls flock to the event whenever it is in town. Browse vintage clothing and accessories and find some new (old) gems for your wardrobe. Entry is £2. Visit their website for details.
EDINBURGH COFFEE FESTIVAL
3rd of October
Coffee lovers rejoice!!! There is now an event where is is socially acceptable to have more then 3 coffees in one day!! Edinburgh's first ever coffee festival is promising a day of demonstrations, live music, a long list of vendors, workshops and most importantly tastings! I feel my coffee buzz kicking in at the mere thought. See the website for details.
SCOTTISH DESIGN EXCHANGE
The Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre has seen a bit of a makeover recently and has gone from being a little bit naff to being home to creatives in Edinburgh. Their latest support for local creatives is the Scottish Design Exchange, a retail space for designers to showcase and sell their work and ALL of the profits go straight to the designer/ artist. I popped in for a look this week and was blown away by the quality of the products. It's well worth the trip out to OT.
19th-20th of September
The Corn Exchange
If you know anyone who loves bikes or cycling then you have to tell them that THIS WEEKEND is CycleFest. What is it I hear you ask? well it is kind of like Pout but for cycle enthusiasts. There will be exhibitors, talks, bikes and there is even a stunt team appearing. Visit the website for full details.