August is upon us and that means it’s time to jet off to the Highlands for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, one of the best comedy festivals on the planet!
The Edinburgh Fringe festival is the largest arts festival in the world with over 2,400 shows on offer to take your fancy. From the 2nd-26th August you can see everything from big names to performers just starting out their career. Whether you stop by for just a few days or a couple of weeks, you’ll definitely be entertained and inspired by the Scottish culture and the array of arts on offer. The thought of a festival quickly conjures up images of mud and fields, but at The Fringe Festival there is an abundance of luxurious things to do for a traveling fashionista.
If this all seems a bit too daunting do not worry as Fashion’s on Vacation has got the perfect guide so you don’t miss out on any opportunity at Edinburgh Fringe festival 2013.
Where to sleep
There’s no need for camping at Edinburgh Fringe; head over to the Tigerlily boutique hotel located in Edinburgh’s most sort after postcode. Situated in a Grade A listed Georgian building, Tigerlily infuses historic quality with a luxurious, modern twist. You’ll be sure to find comfort after your busy day at the festival when you lay down on one of their 33 king size beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. Make sure you visit their glittering bar & restaurant for pre-festival cocktails or a quick tipple before heading to bed.
Check out the website here and set your sites on their luxurious rooms: http://www.tigerlilyedinburgh.co.uk/
Where to eat:
With a long festival day ahead of you, you are going to need to fill yourself up with food. For the best place for a Scottish breakfast head to Broughton Delicatessen and tuck into their homemade black pudding and scrambled eggs for breakfast. Alternatively if you don’t wake up till lunchtime, grab yourself one of their flatbread pizzas with salad to fill your belly and cure that hangover. For an evening meal to remember, make your way up to the top of the historic Royal Mile just before the Castle and dine at The Witchery. Hidden in a cluster of picturesque buildings, this magical restaurant is definitely a fine-dining landmark for any festival-goers. Walk up the hill and savour their mouth-watering Angus beef steak tartare, or delve into their three course dinner for £33. The Witchery is the idyllic setting for a lavish meal away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
What to do
The festival offers so much variety; you can laugh your head off at comedians such as Adam Hills or be moved by physical theatre. But if you fancy something a little bit different, go to the City Art Centre and for £5.00 you can view the Coming into Fashion: a Century of Photography at Conde Nast exhibition. Be balled over by these beautiful photographs and take a journey through a century of fashion with this leading media brand. Even if you’ve run out of money but still want to be entertained there are many free shows on offer.
What to pack
It’s Edinburgh so the weather can be very hit and miss…prepare yourself for all-weather conditions in one whole day. The essentials needed for any Fringe Festival goer is a rain mac. Yes an umbrella may be handy but when the city gets crammed at peak festival time your trusty umbrella may get crushed in the crowds. Try this adorable ASOS rain mac (£55), which is available in red or navy. Layer it over a cute summer dress or playsuit!
You are going to be on your feet for most of the day dashing between shows and walking around the cobbled streets of the city. Heels will not be your best friend so opt for ankle boots like these OFFICE ones. The cut out part will allow your feet to breathe but they will keep your feet dry if it rains!
Now all that is left to do is enjoy the cityscape of Edinburgh and soak in the entertainment of the Fringe Festival!