I live in Edinburgh and, if you've ever been to Scotland in the summer or watched BBC3 or just generally been in the vicinity of theatre-goers and comedy-lovers, you'll know that Edinburgh gets pretty hectic in August.
August is festival season in Edinburgh. For pretty much the whole month, the city is transformed into a hub of activity. There's the International Festival for opera, theatre, and classical music; the Fringe for stand-up, performance art, musicals, and much more; and the Art Festival for... art.
This is my third August living in Edinburgh, and I think this is the closest I've come to cracking it. We booked tickets early to the shows we really wanted to see (Thrones! The Musical and Paul Foot) and tagged along with friends to see shows on recommendations (including Wonderman, which was incredible). My little sister came to stay with me for a few days so I had an excuse to avoid the busy city centre and escape to the zoo. We had lots of fun just taking the time to wonder around our beautiful city, but were able to relax back at home since we live down by the shore.
It's also great to see all the tourists enjoying themselves, and offering up recommendations to some of my favourite local haunts. I was also delighted when a Willow fan got in touch via Instagram to get some tips - and even more delighted when she told me she managed to purchase a couple of my necklaces at my Edinburgh stockist Godiva!
I've also been busy making some new products, constellation banners, which will be launching very soon. I'm going to book into a few Christmas craft fairs this month... I hate saying the C word so early, but these things have to be planned in advance!