Last weekend, my family and I caught a plane up to Scotland, to visit our relatives and help to celebrate my Uncle's fiftieth birthday. Although I have been to Scotland plenty a time, this time, it seems, I really fell in love. This being for three major reasons; shopping, dining and the sea. Maybe slightly persuaded by the luxuriously furry bag I was given by my Auntie...
Firstly, although the town centre is of course lined with the usual high street stores, there are many gorgeous, completely affordable and individual shops, usually just not present in your average, commercial highstreet at those prices. The first shop, one my mother managed to spy, was simply a second hand shop that people were able to sell decent, not just designer, clothes to. There was a perfect cream coat with fur collar, for just £20, that I tried on which, to my great disappointment, didn't fit: and there lies the only problem with this style of shopping... Size! However, I was not perturbed, and opted to sift through a fashion that is not hindered by size: jewellery. Here, I found a ring. It cost £2. Why wouldn't you?!
Then on we went to Electric Daisy where I managed to take some pictures of the girl's lovely store.
Here, I purchased this classic, briefcase like, satchel. It is a black, almost mottled so can appear dark, dark navy, with gold fastening. Satchels, an incredibly desirable style of handbag, can be passed off at £35 each in London for even the simplest of designs. This one... £8 (although it does have a slight blemish)
The second delight of Scotland is the delicious food and chic eating establishments at every corner. Full to the brim with tea rooms, restaurants and cafés that sell such scrumptious cakes, sandwiches, soups and, my favourite order in my short period, an open chicken and chorizo lasagna. Mmmm! Plus, the décor is always so chic. My local town is seriously lacking non-branded, non-chain places that sell just really lovely food, in a trendy environment. I feel I should call upon my Scottish roots to open up my own, one off, clothes shop or eatery to educate these commercialised Southerners, Mary Portas style.