TRADING capitals for 24 hours to fashion forage for work is extremely edifying but evidently life-endangering.
Especially if swapping Edinburgh for London falls on your first wedding anniversary – a date that managed to evaporate from memory (in my defence, we’ve been together over a decade and never celebrated one anniversary).
The situation hit saturation point when stepping into the most stylish hotel I’ve ever seen for a solo sleepover.
Two intertwining cherry blossom trees tenderly touched over a roaring fire in the lobby of The Berkeley. Beneath them, twin leather armchairs sat vacant either side, awaiting some chic couple. It was like taking a dagger to the heart.
On my left their famous Blue Bar was in view. The David Collins- designed room is like slipping into a sensual work of art. This lapis lazuli Elysium has a hazy effect on the eyes, flattering every face inside. I’m convinced it would be impossible to take a bad photograph as the velvety blue tones complement every complexion, making it clear why the fashion set flock here.
It’s the kind of place you’d love to live in and looking around I wondered how I’d ever make it up to the Belfast boy.
Turns out two tickets to Tynecastle is all I needed. But I’ll take fashion over football any day of the week.
Godiva in the Grassmarket has just secured a brand exclusive for Scotland, bringing Kenyan label Lalesso to then city. Bold digital print adorns simple shift dresses for chic dressing you’ll be coveting all summer. Go see them.