Thursday, 22 August 2013

What's in my bag? Edinburgh Fringe edition.

I see lots of other bloggers post "what's in my bag?" posts, and I've always wanted to do one, but my bag is almost always full of receipts, pens and random flyers I pick up intending to read that just end up staying in my handbag for a year or more.

Last week I visited Edinburgh for Fringe festival, and it was probably the most organised my handbag has been for a long time!


Here's my essentials for a visit to Edinburgh Fringe:
1. A camera or phone! - Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities on earth, you'll need a camera to take pictures of it's beauty (and of the fun and odd things you'll get to see at Fringe).
2. I always bring my business cards with me, at a creative festival you never know who you'll strike up a conversation with.
3. An umbrella &/ or a rain mac (the mac is from Primark) - when you're in Scotland (or most of the UK in fact), pack for rain. Don't forget your sunglasses for when the rain disapears though!
4. B.B Cream with SPF (this one is from Superdrug) - After a late night, I really can't be bothered putting much foundation on, BB cream is great for a quick perk up for your skin.
5. A notebook - Edinburgh is so inspiring, I need somewhere to doodle new ideas for shoes and illustrations.
6. Chocolate!! - You'll be doing a lot of walking in Edinburgh. I'm not saying chocolate is the best source of energy, but it's my fav one!

For those of you who don't know much about Edinburgh Fringe, it's a comedy and arts festival that takes over Edinburgh for 25 days each summer. This is my second year going to Fringe and it's safe to say that it won't be my last.

This year we saw some fantastic comedians; Stewart Lee, Rich Hall, Paul Foot and David O'Doherty were my absolute favs. We even found a pub, The Auld Hoose, that served vegan cooked breakfast, including vegan haggis, it was amazing. And to top it off they have a metal jukebox so we got to listen to Rammstein and Mudvayne while we ate our breakfast.


17 comments:

  1. I need to take a page out of your book and remember to actually carry an umbrella around with me!

    Also, these pictures are lovely! I'm especially fond of the food pictures, but I suspect it's because it's almost my lunch time.

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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    1. The food picture makes me want to go back there and eat right now.

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  2. Ah yes, my bag is allllways full but never has an umbrella in it (but always chocolate!)

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    1. Mine always has an umbrella at the bottom of it that I forget about when it's raining lol. And chocolate is probably the most important item in a girls handbag

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  3. Ah, I wish I could go to this! Sounds like an awesome little trip <3
    Looks like you had an amazing time this year, hope next year is just as great!

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    1. Thanks Jess, it's always amazing. If you ever visit the UK I definitely recommend it <3

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  4. Stunning photographs!
    One of my favourite wrestlers in at this festival, Im not sure if it's for wrestling or comedy
    But if you have the chance to check out Colt Cabana, I totally reccomend it :D

    SAMI★SPOON

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    1. I just googled him, it looks like he's doing comedy! Sounds like an interesting show to go and watch

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  5. Inhaler for the win. :)
    The fringe festival looks so fun and weird. I hope I get to attend one day.

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    1. Hehe are you a fellow asthmatic too? I never go anywhere without mine, cause I know the day I forget it I'll need it!
      And you would LOVE Edinburgh Fringe!!

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  6. I love your notebook and your work is amazing *.*

    With Love
    Miss Lil'Susie <3

    http://callmemisslilsusie.blogspot.pt/

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  7. I'm not going to lie, those horse masks scare the begeezus out of me!

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    1. Haha I love them! He whinnied at me when I gave him some money

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  8. Edinburgh is beautiful! ♥ I want to go again soon. :)
    Also, I agree with you. Chocolate is the best for energy.

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    1. I'm glad you agree, chocolate is the best! And I wish I could go back soon too. Hopefully I'll get to go back for new year

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  9. Haha, I'm the same with purses! So many random things find their way in to mine.
    The festival looks great and you took some lovely things with you:)
    And I've been seeing "horses" with instruments in Amsterdam too lately.

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