I love Edinburgh for the number of small, local artistic boutique shops; it keeps me rediscovering more and more places and designers to check out, especially when I have a birthday or celebration coming up, but to be honest, I usually just end up buying sometime for myself.
One of my most recent favourites is the shop ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’, which is such a fitting name for the owners, the contents and the customers, myself included! This is the kind of shop you see something beautiful in the window and end up spending an hour inside, rethinking the whole interior of your house and how you can justify buying three new lampshades, a whole new set of plates and children’s colouring book, when you don’t even have any children to buy for. It really is a place of wonders, and I really adore it’s modern twist on Scottish design and heritage, and one thing I had to buy is the cutest little bust of a fox to hang on my wall, (it’s made of felt and mounted on a slice of a tree trunk, so a great ethical alternative to the traditional look).
It has unique pieces that make you want to come back time and time again so your house can look like something from a magazine and it really is a place to come and check out, especially if you want something to remind you of Scotland that isn’t just another bottle of whisky or pack of shortbread!