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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: 11-12 February


Local Heroes

Local Heroes Design is back with brand new commissions of five talented Scottish designers. How about a Holywood inspired Karen Mabon silk pocket square or a pastel concrete vase by Emma McDowall to display your Valentine's Day flowers? You can buy the products online on the Local Heroes website or in person at the G&V Royal Mile Hotel.

Edinburgh Student Arts Festival

The Edinburgh Student Arts Festival launched this Thursday and will be on until 3 March. Our favourite part is the visual arts, but the film nights, creative partner series and workshops sound all pretty exciting! Venues include Summerhall, Hill Street Design House, Custom Lane (they also have great Williams&Johnson coffee) and the Trinity Apse (not very often open for the public so do pop in). You can browse the full programme here.


Buck & Birch at DRY

You're in luck - there are still a few tickets available for the special collaboration dinner of Buck & Birch and the pop-up DRY Bar in Stockbridge. Expect game, fish and foraging paired with delicious non-alcoholic drinks. Can't believe such pairings are still not widespread in Edinburgh - they are pretty much standard in Copenhagen. Buy your tickets through Eventbrite.

Milk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

If you prefer organic wine pairing, at the other side of town Milk at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop has teamed up with L'art Du Vin. They will be serving a three course dinner with matched wine. You can read more about the event and book your tickets here.


Hopetoun Snowdrop Sunday

Snowdrops are the prefect excuse to enjoy a winter walk at the Hopetoun Grounds - open this winter one day only, this Sunday. After the walk you can warm up at the Stables Tearoom. Sign up for the Facebook event.

Have a nice weekend!

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