Monthly Archives: January 2011

Spectacles: frumpy or sexy?

Actually I don’t need to wear glasses. But I wouldn’t mind if I did.

Diva Specs

Jeepers creepers

During an evening at The Cumberland Bar last week a debate started about the attractiveness of glasses. Many people choose to wear contacts rather than glasses. And I know there are many reasons people choose contact lenses, it’s not just about how they look. However, I was surprised to hear people say they don’t like wearing glasses because they’re frumpy.

My darlings I beg to differ. Specs are sexy! In support of my case may I enter these pieces of evidence before the court…

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Diva’s new dress

I’ve started a style section because a) it’s yet another reason to pose for the cameras and b) I have a new dress I’m excited about.

Ted Baker Denim Dress

Taken from the Sky Bar at The Point Hotel, with fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle

It’s a Ted Baker dress that I saw earlier in the year at a Feel Brand New Fashion Event at Frasers. At the time it was around £100 and although I thought it lovely I didn’t go for it. So imagine my delight when I saw it reduced to half price!

I don’t know whether you can tell from the picture. It’s denim with big ruffles on the front and is just above the knee. Perfect with shoes and boots, in Summer and Winter – just love it!

What fashion find has got you excited recently?

Diva does… Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Prestonfield House Hotel

On a very snowy Sunday afternoon just before Christmas I went for Champagne Afternoon Tea at Prestonfield House Hotel with six gorgeous girlfriends.

What an afternoon it was! Oooh super-fabulous doesn’t really cover it.

Diva at Prestonfield House Hotel

Arriving in full snow-gear

Prestonfield was very busy so we were in Rhubarb (the restaurant) rather than the Tapestry Room but it was wonderful there too.

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Diva in the Kitchen

Contrary to popular opinion Big M and I don’t always eat out. Yes I’m sometimes to be found in the kitchen. Sometimes even cooking. Here I am attempting to come across all Nigella with improvised rolling pin (Pimms bottles work well) and Minnie Mouse slippers, as you do.

Diva in the Kitchen

Rolling, rolling, rolling

My Christmas Day tart-fest was inspired by the Sunday Brunch Club’s Canapés and Bubbly event at Cooking Mania a few days before Christmas…

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Diva does… The Bread Street Brasserie

Last week I was invited along to the relaunch of the Bread Street Brasserie (the new name for the restaurant at The Point Hotel).

Along with 3 friends I went along and had a lovely lunch.

Bread Street Brasserie

Bread Street Brasserie

As you can see above, it has a light airy brasserie look with a cosmopolitan European look. It’s glass-fronted (with frosting to protect from nosey passers-by) so the light is wonderful, even in on Edinburgh Winter’s day.

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What do you want to do more of in 2011?

Happy New Year!

I wish you all the best for a delicious and exciting 2011.

Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve for the uninitiated) was a fantastic night. We organise the Sunday Brunch Club Grand Hogmanay Ball at The Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh. We had a ball!

Sunday Brunch Club Grand Hogmanay Ball 2010-11

Having a blast at the Sunday Brunch Club Grand Hogmanay Ball

New Year’s Resolutions are often about giving things up. But where’s the fun in that?!
This year my plan is to do more of the things I enjoy…

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