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WIN FREE Tickets to Edinburgh Wedding Fair

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YOUR CHANCE TO WIN 2 TICKETS TO BRIDE HEAVEN AT EDINBURGH WINE FAIR

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 2012
Edinburgh Corn Exchange | 

We have 4 pairs of tickets to give away.

If you are planning your wedding, are a bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride  or friend.  This if the prefect day out for you.

The Edinburgh Wedding Fair at the Corn Exchange is the largest and most popular wedding showcase in the East of Scotland. Over 130 specially selected exhibitors offer  everything you need to plan the perfect wedding.

Make your ideas a reality

* companies to make your dream decor
* scrumptious cake
* breath-taking flowers
* get inspired by our Bridal Fashion Show
*try ‘million dollar’ makeup and ultimate wedding hair-styles with our beauticians and stylists

 

 

Bring along friends and family, there will be something to see for everyone involved in this special day.

To win tickets
Comment on this blog below stating whether you’d like to
visit on Saturday or Sunday

For more information and to book tickets, visit 
Visit the Edinburgh Wedding Fair website

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Get Big Earlybird Discounts for Edinburgh’s Grand Hogmanay Ball tickets

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We have massive earlybird discounts of £15 per ticket for you
Get in early and save your money for champagne!

To buy these special earlybird tickets

Eventbrite - Edinburgh's Hogmanay Ball

and enter promotional code SBC

We know from previous years that these earlybird tickets don’t last for long…

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Get a free ticket to the best party in town!
Book a table of 12 for your friends and family

As a thank you for organising, we’ll give you a free ticket when you book a table of 12 in a single transaction.
Your family and friends will thank you all year!

To book a table and party on us

email info@edinburghshogmanayball.com  or
telephone 07881 900 251

Find out more about Edinburgh’s Grand Hogmanay Ball

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We’ve had hundreds of entries for our competition to win 3 pairs of tickets to our Hogmanay Ball
We’ll be drawing the winners tonight at 6pm in the reception area of The Assembly Rooms. Come if you can

Sunday Brunch Club Grand Hogmanay Ball 2010-11

We’ll announce the winners names later this evening on
facebook
twitter
on this blog

UPDATE: The winners are…
Trine on this blog
Jennie Duncanson on facebook
@BeckyEnoch on twitter

We look forward to seeing you all for an amazing night at hogmanay.
Start the year on a high!

WIN 2 Tickets to Edinburgh’s Grand Hogmanay Ball

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Win 2 Tickets worth up to £154
to one of the best parties in Edinburgh this year

See in 2013 with a bang!

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Ball

HOW TO ENTER
To celebrate the launch of ticket sales on Monday 8 October we have 3 pairs of tickets to give away
You can maximise your chances by entering 3 times

1. Blog
Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post

2. facebook
Like Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Ball on facebook and like our competition post

3. twitter
Follow us on twitter here and retweet our competition post

Competition details
We will choose 3 winners.
One on this blog, one on facebook and one on twitter
Each entry will be assigned a number and then a number selected at random using a randon number generator.

Our 3 winners will be announced on Monday 8 October

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TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY 8 OCTOBER AT 6PM

Love a bargain?
On Monday our earlybird discount code will be published make sure you
1. follow this blog (top right)
2. like us on facebook
3. follow us on twitter

Remember once those tickets are gone they’re gone.
Get in early and save your money for champagne!

Countdown to Edinburgh’s Grand Hogmanay Ball

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It’s big. It’s bad. It’s back.

Our 6th Hogmanay Ball will be one of the best parties in Edinburgh this year
Make it your Best. Hogmanay. Ever
See in 2013 with a bang!

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We got it going on
(even if we do say so ourselves)

* glass of fizz on arrival
* haggis, neeps and tatties
* piper
* live band
* great view of the fireworks
* at the iconic, historic and utterly chandelier-tastic, famous Assembly Rooms
* and the reason why our Hogmanay Balls are always a sellout success the amazing party atmosphere

TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY 8 OCTOBER AT 6PM

BE IN THE KNOW FOR HUGE EARLYBIRD SAVINGS
To get the discount codes for big earlybird savings.

1. Subscribe to this blog (top right)
2. Like us on facebook here
3. Follow us on twitter here

The announcements will be made very soon

A Wonderful Evening at the Crescent Secret Supper Club

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Earlier this month we went along to Crescent Secret Supper Club hosted by Jethro & Calum – friends and recent graduates – in Calum’s mum’s lovely home in central Edinburgh.

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know how much I love these wonderful dinners hosted by cooking enthusiasts in their own homes. It’s always a pleasure. And it’s very exciting to see more pop-up restaurants popping up in Edinburgh. We’ve so far tried Charlie & Evelyn’s table, Kitchen Porters and My Home Supper Club all of which have been superb.

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All but one of the food pictures are from Jethro & Calum’s website. You can see more pictures here.

Calum and Jethro really like to give themselves a challenge. As if cooking for 12 paying guests (harsher critics than friends!) weren’t enough, they offer choice for each course. To start we chose from scotch quails eggs with mustard mayonnaise and cress or roasted pepper and tomato soup with homemade basil bread roll.

Quail eggs

I had the quails eggs which were divine. Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, without the eggs being overdone. A mouthwatering start.

For main, the vegetarian option was grilled haloumi with butternut squash and sweet potato rosti with green beans. As you can see it looked beautiful and those who chose it said it was delicious.

Haloumi

I opted for the pork loin and apple sauce with gnocchi and broad beans in a pancetta basket. What a treat! I particularly liked the inventiveness of the pancetta baskets. They were super. And the gnocchi within was crispy rather than soggy, which is how I prefer it. A real triumph

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Pork

To finish, orange possett with a chocolate-dipped olive oil biscuit and caramelised orange slice.  Rich and creamy this was an mmmm and mmmm heavenly note on which to end a delicious meal.

Organge posset

Our hosts Calum (left) and Jethro joined us afterwards for a glass of wine. They’re such lovely guys. They are only doing Crescent during August. It’s proving very popular and although there are dinners every Friday and Saturday evening. There are now only spaces left for one date. Find out more here

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And I can’t end without a mention for the lovely Becky, she and Ewan (Calum’s brother) were wonderfully attentive and looked after us all evening while Calum and Jethro did fiddly things with quails eggs and made baskets out of pancetta for our pleasure. It was worth it guys. A lovely evening. Go if you can!

CRESCENT SUPPER CLUB
Crescent Supper Club on facebook
Crescent Supper Club on twitter

other secret supper clubs

Flying high at SKYbar

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At the end of July over 50 us had a fabulous evening at SKYbar. This unique venue with incredible castle views is open to the public on the last Thursday of each month at The Point Hotel.

I don’t have pictures from last night so here’s a picture from January showing the fabulous views.

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Great views from SKYbar from my pre SKYbar launch visit in January 2011

We loved it so much we’re going back this month, on Thursday 25 August. The cocktails were delicious and SKYbar also does a barbecue so you don’t need to rush home for dinner first.

As if the great views, brilliant company and barbie were not enough, we also have a complimentary drink thrown in.

imagePicture by Richard Scott, Maverick Photo Agency for SkyBar

Come along and meet us for a drink. All the details are on our website here.

SKYBAR AT THE POINT HOTEL
The Point Hotel on facebook
The Point Hotel on twitter

Fringe Shows

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DATES FOR YOU DIARY

Here’s a list of what we’re seeing so far. You’re welcome to buy tickets and join us. (Drop me a wee text to 07881 900 251 so I can let you know the meeting up plans etc for any shows you book).

WED 10 AUG

7pm POMMERY CHAMPAGNE BAR – Signet Library, Royal Mile (next to St Giles Cathedral) drinks and a few laughs. Maybe shows later…
http://www.thesignetlibrary.co.uk/pommery-champagne-bar/


THURS 11 AUG

6-7.30pm UNTITLED LOVE STORY – St Georges West – £15
http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/david-leddy-s-untitled-love-story

9.15-10.15pm LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT – Assembly George Square – £12
http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/music/le-gateau-chocolat

10.25-11.30pm AUDIENCE – St Georges West – £10
http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/audience-ontroerend-goed


FRI 12 AUG

3pm FOODIES FESTIVAL – Holyrood Park – £5 with 2for1
http://www.foodiesfestival.com/edinburgh/

6pm THE MAGNETS – Assembly George Square – £14
http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/music/magnets


TUES 16 AUG

12noon JUNGLE CITY – The Botanics – Free
http://www.jungle-city.org/

TUES 23 AUG

5.30-6.45pm HAMLET HOUSE OF HORROR – The Playhouse at Hawke & Hunter Green Room – £10.50
http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/hamlet-house-of-horror?day=23-08-2011&performance=1%3A32750#book

WED 24 AUG

3-5.30pm THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART – Ghillie Dhu – £15 – SOLD OUT
http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/strange-undoing-of-prudencia-hart

SAT 27

12-1.10pm CIRCOLOMBIA – Assembly Hall – £14

http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/dance-physical-theatre/circolombia-intimo-urban