Sunday, 19 February 2017

What Kimberley Wore: Maison de Moggy

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We first covered Edinburgh's first cat cafe, Maison de Moggy, before it even opened its doors in 2015. I've known owner Laura O'Neill for years, and have followed the journey of the hugely successful cat cafe since the first kittens were roaming Laura's flat. I must admit that this was my first visit to Maison de Moggy though, and it wasn't even my idea!

Helen is the cat lady of the two of us, and she quickly booked in a visit to the original premises when it opened. I'm not a massive cat person (sorry), so I've just never had a reason to pop along. I don't dislike cats; I'm just kind of indifferent to them.  I must admit that walking past and seeing fluffy little Guillaume in the window was starting to make me curious, though. So, when Ian chose it as his birthday treat I groaned a bit, but I secretly wanted a closer look.

Before I visited the Grassmarket cafe, I thought that it would be a 'cafe' environment with cats wandering around. It was actually more like a cat play park with cake and coffees. I enjoyed my coconut cake and hot chocolate, and stood awkwardly to the side with all the other boyfriends who'd been dragged along. Soon I found myself petting those sneaky felines. They are just so damn fluffy. And pretty. And precious. What's happening..?

I knew already that the cats are well taken care of but I was really impressed by how well the place was outfitted, with plenty of places for the cats to explore. There were toys and hidey holes everywhere. The cats could sleep out of reach if they weren't interested in playing and the visits are kept to one hour in small groups. I found it a bit odd watching grown adults waggling cat toys but the cats were enjoying it.  It's certainly a cat's life!

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Although all the fluffiness was cute (Guillaume reigns as king), I have to say that the sphynx cat, Elodie, is my favourite. She was very lively, inquisitive, and perches on shoulders. And she has a whole wardrobe of jumpers- a girl after my own heart!

And what does one wear to a cat cafe? Helen is probably horrified that I didn't dress to the theme but I don't have any cat- inspired clothing. Since I didn't have time to raid her wardrobe, I thought I'd wear something fun. What matches cat cafes better than sushi and noodle prints? This The Whitepepper shirt dress doesn't get enough wear so I hauled it out. It's not really a winter dress but I've been trying to layer up a bit with simple dark block colours.

Coat | New Look
Shirt dress | The Whitepepper
Brooch | Jode Pankhurst
Glasses | c/o IOLLA
Earrings | Elizabeth Humble
Tote bag | c/o Karen Mabon

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If you're in Edinburgh (and enjoy feline company) Maison de Moggy is definitely worth the visit. You have to book in advance though, it's popular. Link me up any posts or photos you have- I'm sure Ian would like to check them out! And maybe I'll have a little peak too... they're so floofy....



Thanks to Ian Finlayson for my outfit photos.

2 comments:

  1. Ask, and ye shall receive, haha.

    Elodie is my fav. Such sass! Such dress sense! Such an appetite for cake!

    Lis / last year's girl x

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    1. I'm just catching up on this now- your efforts to dress to the theme are much more commendable than mine!
      K x

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