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Hi, I'm Ildiko

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What to do this weekend: 7-8 October

What to do this weekend: 7-8 October



Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend

The very first Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend is here with masterclasses, tastings and other special events with Edinburgh's best bars participating. Get your wristband online via Eventbrite and don't forget to check out the ECW Guide to plan your weekend. Our favourite events include Saturday Night at Eden Locke and Makeup Treatments at Jenners. Which of the 50 signature cocktails will you taste?



Autumn walks

The weather forecast looks promising for an autum walk this Saturday - we have just got back from holiday with Mr Enthusiast and looking forward to embracing Scottish autumn! Our favourite escapes include Dalkeith Country Park, the Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill, the Secret Herb Garden and the Kyoto Friendship Garden at Lauriston Castle. If you are looking for gorgeous red leaves, you might want to visit Liberton Kirk, check it out on @lisajparis' feed who have beautifully captured it.


Art on Sunday

My National Art Pass expires at the end of October so during the next few weekends I will try to make the most of it. One of the exhibitions I am planning to visit is True to Life - British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s (on until 29 October). Plant Scenery of the World is also on my list (also until 29 October) - this is a free exhibition at Inverleith House in the Botanics.


Have a nice weekend!

PS Have you ordered your Pickering's gin baubles? Be quick as they might sell out soon!

What to do this weekend: 14-15 October

What to do this weekend: 14-15 October

What to do this weekend: 30 September - 1 October

What to do this weekend: 30 September - 1 October