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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: 16-17 July

ALL WEEKEND

Jazz Festival

Edinburgh's jazz fest is finally on - have you booked your tickets yet? Our top picks are Davina&the Vagabonds, the Budapest Ragtime Band and Seonaid Aitken with The Tokyo Django Colletive. If you want just a free taster, Mardi Gras is on at the Grassmarket on Saturday from 1pm.

16TH JULY, SATURDAY

Japanese Tea Sampling

After the successful Darjeeling tasting two weeks ago, Pekoetea Tollcross and Stockbridge will be hosting a Japanese tea sampling event, yay! We have been lusting after a matcha set for a while, maybe we should give some hints to Mr Enthusiast that this is the perfect occasion to get one? Also there will be 3 for 2 offer on the teas sampled - Kukicha, Genmaicha, light and dark roast Hojicha and Sencha Kura.

The Pitt

July has been so busy we have not actually made it yet to the famous Pitt street food market! Now we have an extra incentive to turn up - the Crema Caravan will be serving there our favourite creme brûlées.

17TH JULY, SUNDAY

Love is Eternal

Have you been recently to Jupiter Artland? This Sunday is the last chance to see three of their temporary exhibitions: Love is Eternal by Ditte Gantriis involves giants baskets in the grand setting of the Ballroom, you can also see 'piss flowers' by Helen Chadwick and songbirds by Celeste Boursier-Mougenot. The fact that there is no rain forecast (yet) for Sunday is the perfect excuse for an outdoor artsy day.

Have a nice weekend!

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