I have just recently returned from a holiday in Scotland. We had been planning the trip for over a year in anticipation of an epic wedding! My husband's family is Scottish and his uncle was getting married at St. Giles cathedral. Oh, what a glorious event it was, the weather was gorgeous and the reception was exceptionally top notch.
Our youngest, Graham, was given the honor of paige boy and he would be wearing a kilt! I literally counted down the days until my heart would explode from the cuteness!! He suited it well and performed his duties like a wee gentleman. He somehow managed to score a date during the reception and wooed many young beauties on the dance floor.
I have for the first time found what I can truly love-
I have found you.
You are my sympathy- my better self- my good angel; I am bound to you with a strong attachment.
I think you good, gifted, lovely; a fervent, solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life,
wraps my existence about you- and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.
It was because I felt and knew this, that I resolved to marry you.
I was reciting these lovely words for over a year and became emotional a handful of times but nothing prepared me for the day I would stand before the most breathtaking of brides in St, Giles Cathedral.
Another event that I was looking forward to while visiting Edinburgh, was meeting my friend Rebecca Anderson. No need to tell you how awesome she is because anyone reading this blog is keenly well aware. Rebecca is a brilliant artist and it was such a joy to finally hug her neck and have a face to face chat. We planned to meet at her flat (which is in a super cool artsy part of Edinburgh) Her space was just as I imagined, brimming with creativity and life.
The wonderful wall of art
Thank you for your gracious hospitality and generous gifts, Rebecca. It was such a treat to spend some time with you and your fish n chips recommendation was stellar!! As you know, we dined there twice :) (I tried the brown sauce- YUM!)
We explored Stockbrige a few days after our visit and perused a fab market filled with handmade crafts and goodies. Graham gifted this sweet little piece of art by painter & printmaker Sally Fisher
My sweet husband purchase these darling handmade earrings by Alexis Southam. There were SO many options and I spent a good 10 minutes agonizing over a decision. All of her wares were so pretty!!
stag necklace (swoon)
We also picked up some handmade dog treats for our Oliver, a few antique books, and some eppoisse (so stinky good)
Scotland is truly amazing! The landscapes are glorious and everyone we encountered was genuine & kind. We wish to move there one day. For now, I will relish the memories :)
Sean Connery slept here ;)