Friday, 19 September 2014

What Kimberley Wore: Launch Night Times Two

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Dress | Dorothy Perkins
Jacket | Warehouse
Shoes | Urban Outfitters
Hair Clip | Rockafrilly
Necklace | Karen Mabon
Nail decals | DIY Nails

Last week I had not one launch party but TWO in one night!

I had arranged to meet up with a bunch of the lovely Edinburgh Blogger girls that we met at the recent Afternoon Tea event. We had a good nosy around the wares on sale, and upstairs were also local exhibitors. I got chatting to one of the designers, Catherine Aitken. She makes vibrant modern takes on Harris Tweed handbags. I love her bold orange wool bags and Clueless pink clutches- totally fun and lust- worthy. I adored the cute bow ties from Edinburgh Bow Tie Co. but sadly I couldn't see my husband in one. I also searched out the Amy McGregor's homeware and scarves to see the print in real life. It is as luxe as I dreamed- definitely on my wishlist! Other designers included that I love are Kirsteen Stewart, The Grey Earl and Gillian Kyle.
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I recommend you pop in at some point soon- it's on 115 Rose Street and is here until the end of October- perfect for early Christmas gifts!

Next, a group of us headed over to the launch party of The Cask and Still bar in Leith.
What used to be The Volunteer Arms (featured in Trainspotting) has had a huge refurbishment to become the swanky, manly new ale and whiskey bar. They have a good cocktail list for us girlier girls too. I had a cheeky Raspberry Gin Fizz, made with Edinburgh Gin, which I paired with the delicious Soul Sushi nibbles they had on offer.

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The guys from Edinburgh Gin were stilling gin live at the event and offered everyone a taste of the results. Cannonball, with Szechuan pepper aftertaste, was a bit strong for my delicate palate but everyone else seemed to knock it back! It was a great night with live music and a warm atmosphere.
I will probably be a regular here so I'll see you there soon!

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1 comment:

  1. Love your jacket and the Karen Mabon necklace :) Looks like you girlies had fun xx