Browsing 18 posts tagged with Sister.

 
 

Blythswood Ladies

On Wednesday night I tagged along to Next’s event at Blythswood Hotel, held in the £1500 a night penthouse suite. The event was intended for fashion bloggers, promoting Next’s Christmas line, but Miss Linny O invited me knowing that I enjoy a canapé or two and can’t turn down a glass of Prosecco. Oh, and my big sister happened to be there, too. Oh, and there was a terrace with a view of the city.

 
 

Edinburger

This weekend didn’t exactly turn out as planned. With The Met Office issuing an amber weather warning, I figured it was safer I give driving to Manchester a miss. All geared up for an adventure, though, I boosted to my sister’s in Edinburgh and proceeded to have one of the best weekends I’ve experienced in a while.

My sister has been telling me about frozen yoghurt since she spent summer in LA a few years ago. I finally got to try it after Edinburgh’s opening of a frozen yoghurt bar, and it was every bit as good as my sister had been telling me. Open one of these in Glasgow, please.

We also stopped off at what is becoming a regular haunt for us, The Chocolate Tree on Bruntsfield Place. They are dog friendly and do a mean hot chocolate.

That’s not all. We drank afternoon cocktails, splurged on steak sandwiches, visited a secret shoe shop (where photos were forbidden) and window shopped at vintage stores. We also did the tourist thing, spending a bit of time on Royal Mile and climbing Arthur’s Seat. A bit of indulgence followed with a lot of fresh air makes for a happy Ashley.

I like visiting Edinburgh, and after this weekend I think I’ll visit even more.

 
 

Behind The Scenes: No.12 Picardy Place

Make-up getting done in No.12 Picardy Place, Edinburgh. The room had a shower adjacent the bed, but the shower was a two way see-through mirror (I’m not sure if they have a specific name). All privacy goes out the window (the en-suite toilet had no door), but it was fun to shoot through as I love anything that will give a reflection.

 
 

Lunch at Lebowskis

Carolyn, my sister, was in Glasgow for meetings with factories to produce her dresses, so we caught up over some lunch at Lebowskis. This place is known for its burgers, and, well, that is what I finally had after many times eating here and opting for the salad. It was delicious, though I couldn’t finish the entire thing (maybe the black pudding sandwiched on top of the burger wasn’t the best idea), and I hated myself after it.

 
 

Couture by Carolyn

This shoot was important to me. Partly because it was for my sister’s new line of dresses, and I’ve seen how hard she’s worked on them so wanted to do her justice, and also because I’ve been feeling really lost with photography lately. I wanted to use this as a chance to push myself, to not rely on methods I’ve grown to feel extremely comfortable with. That meant breaking out the flash.

Okay, let’s back up a minute and talk about my sister; a YouTube fashion guru and dress designer. Carolyn has been slaving over these designs for a while, and they’ll be going live on her shop over the next few weeks (I think, don’t quote me). This was the first time I’ve seen them, and I felt really proud. I have a talented sister.

Anyway, for me this brought back a lot of the excitement I have towards photography that was, for whatever reason, buried away recently. Maybe it was the location, the models, or the fact I was shooting something that important. I don’t know, who cares, I had fun. I love my camera.

 
 

Edinburgh

Nipped through to Edinburgh this weekend seeing as it’s less than an hour from where I now live, and I had to drop off secret files to my sister on a secret hard drive like a secret agent. Yeah. We had a sisterly couple of days together where we did more shots for our fashion blog (which I’ll be updating early next week) and had lunch at Frederick’s Coffee House on Frederick Street.

Okay, let me tell you about this coffee shop… They do white hot chocolate and white mochas, which you just have to try because white chocolate is the best chocolate. The food is good, too (next time I’ma get some cake). And the colour of the walls is the colour I’ve bought for my living room. Yaldi.

 
 

Carolyn Visits

Carolyn, my sister, is letting her flat out during the Fringe festival, so she’s house hopping for the next month and will be through in Glasgow for a chunk of it. Everybody knows I like my own space (I’ve lived on my own for 7 years), so I find it really difficult having people in my home for lengthy periods of time. Further to that, we both work from home so have been in one another’s company allll day. Agh! Anyway, the nice thing about having my sister here is we can go for lunch and talk about business and I can take photos of her pretty face. So it ain’t all bad.

 
 

Glasgow

A girly day shopping in Glasgow with my sister, Carolyn. On my agenda was a new camera bag, more like a rucksack than the ‘off the shoulder’ one I currently have. However, the staff in Jessops jump all over you and it put me off buying anything if I’m honest. Wouldn’t it be great to have a camera shop managed by photographers, not salesmen?

 
 
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