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27 July 2011

Edinburgh Guide: The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse
A few weekends ago, The Glasshouse were so kind as to invite Adam and I to stay. On the day we arrived, Mother Nature chose to send a downpour of biblical proportions and we quite literally washed up in the foyer, Scottish summertime at its very best. Needless to say, when we arrived in our room to find a warming dram o' whiskey and a tray of freshly baked shortbread it was a much welcomed treat. After we had dried of a little and explored the bounteous suit, we moved to the bar to sit in front of the open fire and indulge in my country's best offerings.

Once warm, dry and a perhaps a little tipsy, I was straight in the gigantic bath amidst a clouds of bubbles. Is there anything more satisfying than a long hot bath on a rainy day? Simple pleasures... Simple pleasures...

The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse


The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse
After much priming and preening I changed into my favourite TBA dress and we shared a bottle of champagne on the balcony before heading out for dinner. I must admit that it is quite a disconcerting feeling, being a tourist in your hometown but at the same time pleasantly refreshing.

Next morning I stubbornly refused to get out of bed choosing instead to luxuriate in the worlds most comfortable (aswell as quite possibly the worlds biggest) bed accompanied by pancakes with bacon and maple syrup and one of my favourite books, Love in a Cold Climate. All the while romanticising about how lovely it would be to live in a hotel like Eloise or Royal Tenenbaum. Only then it was back to reality - racing to get ready, stuffing everything back in my suitcase before heading out onto the glorious roof terrace to take these pictures and one final look over Edinburgh's Georgian rooftops and the storm clouds gathering over the Firth.

If you would like to see some more pictures of the Aberlour Suit, you can see a few more on Wayward Daughter's Facebook page.

The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse


27 comments:

  1. What an amazing place to stay! Definitely worth the celebratory champagne! <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  2. So amazing. Definitely bookmarking this one.
    Also, I love your suitcase.

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  3. This place looks so incredible - and I LOVE that TBA dress, glad you had a good time!

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  4. Mmm do I see an Orla Kiely suitcase in the last picture? ;) I was very tempted to buy the grey/brown one for my London trip (in two weeks!), but then the little Jiminy Cricket in my head told me that I splurged too much this month with the sales... >_<
    The Glasshouse looks so cosy, I'll keep that in mind ;)
    Ale
    x

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  5. Seems like you had such a luxurious stay at The Glasshouse! Love the picture of you guys jumping up and down in the bed, and your dress collar detail is darling.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  6. That places looks amazing. Perfect weather for being curled up in an hotel room ...

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  7. Seems like a fun little trip. I think sometimes being a tourist in a place you know really well can reveal many new things. I can't wait to visit Edinburgh in a few months!

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  8. This looks like such a beautiful place, and your dress is gorgeous! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  9. This place looks beautiful and I love your TBA dress, you look gorgeous!

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  10. gorgeous photos - makes me want to visit Edinburgh even more! Oh and I love your suitcase too!
    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  11. The Glasshouse looks like such a perfect place to stay. Edinburgh is such a beautiful city as well. I'm glad you both had a nice time (: It looks absolutely amazing. I'd love to go!

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  12. What a fun opportunity! Thanks for sharing the photos. It looks like a lovely place.

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  13. Beautiful post, thanks for sharing!
    xxx

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  14. Wht a fantastic looking hotel!

    Love in a Cold Climate is one of my favourite books too!

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  15. you look amazing in that dress!

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  16. favourite dress.


    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  17. despite the bad weather, it looks like you still managed to have a great time. That suite looks awesome.

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  18. The place looks divine and your dress looks lovely too x

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  19. Aww these pictures are AWESOME. Especially love the "pillow-jumping" one!! XX

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  20. I love these photos. Dress is great but the shoes, the shoes! Where did you get the shoes?!
    Jo (posting anonymously, don't have a Google Account sorry)

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  21. Stunning! I'm always a tourist when I come home to Edinburgh as it never fails to amaze me with its beauty. It's the kind of thing that you don't notice until you move, but once you do, it's always breathtaking!

    xx

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  22. Love those brown heeled shoes <3
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

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  23. you blog is just so attractive. i adore the banner and love the colour scheme. and of course your pictures are fantastic!

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  24. OMG at your Orla Kiely suitcase !!! Love the dress as always (I wouldn't have it if I didn't love it! haha) and loved your entry about TBA a couple of days ago, I feel exactly the same and I am really excited about seeing all the pieces and deciding what should I get :)

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  25. Lucky you two, your dress looks ace. Sometimes it's fun to act like a tourist in your own city. x

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  26. Lucky you! Looks like a lot of fun. I wish I was served breakfast in bed!

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  27. really cute bag, stunning pattern x

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