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Hi, I'm Ildiko

Welcome to the Weekend Enthusiast! A collection of travel, lifestyle, restaurant reviews and home of the Edinburgh Enthusiast. 

What to do this weekend: 19-20 Dec

What to do this weekend: 19-20 Dec


The Tartan Blanket Co. Pop-Up

Last minute shopping? A tartan scarf would make a fail safe Christmas present for your loved ones. Our favourite is the Black Watch Tartan, a classic! Visit

The Tartan Blanket Co. Pop-Up

 in Leith - they are open every day until the 23rd. You can also browse their online shop 



Fish Plaice Festive Bothy

Ok, we know it is not in the 'burgh, but for a foodie it is totally worth the trip to Glasgow. Their Pop-Up is in Gordon Street Lane, next door to Bier Halle and they are open until 5th January 2016 (except Christmas Day and New Years Day). 

Facebook event



Christmas Juniper Festival

It is gin o'clock! Sample and buy your favourite gins at Summerhall - have you tried


 1947 original Bombay recipe gin yet? The 10 gbp ticket price includes a gin&tonic, a voucher for 2.50 gbp towards any bottle, mince pie and music. The festival starts already on the 18th (Friday), check also their 

Facebook event

 and buy your tickets 


Ninja Buns Pop-Up Closing Party

Ninja Buns are moving out of

Paradise Palms

, but will continue with outdoor events. So don't worry, you will still be able to munch on your favourite Taiwanese streetfood in the 'burgh. Make sure you follow their 

Facebook page

 to know their whereabouts.

Owl&Lion Bindery Sale

Visit the wee 


 Artisan Bindery shop at West Port and get some bargains and freebies at their very last sale. We love their prints and notebooks. 

Facebook event


24 Doors of Advent, Door 19

Behind door 19 you will find 

Talbot Rice Gallery

. If you are into art&architecture, it is worth checking out the two galleries: the Georgian Gallery with impressive neoclassical interior designed by William Playfair, and the contemporary White Gallery which was formerly used as lecture theatre.


24 Doors of Advent, Door 20

Behind door 20 you will find

The Glasite Meeting House

 in Barony Street. A former place of worship, it is also the location of the 

New Town Community Cinema


Milk @The Fruitmarket Gallery

Sunday afternoon tea anyone? It is time to check out

The Fruitmarket Gallery

's brand new 


 operated by 


(see more about the Friday opening event 



Dominion Cinema

The you-know-which-movie is finally out. Why not watch it from a comfy couch? We love old cinemas and Dominion has the most comfortable seats in town - fact. Check their


 for available times.

Have a good weekend!

Where's January gone?

Where's January gone?

What to do this weekend: 12-13 Dec

What to do this weekend: 12-13 Dec