Hello! It has been a loong time. So sorry guys that I have been so rubbish at posting on the blog. I recently got laid off, you might have seen me posting about it on my twitter feed it’s all pretty sad news tbh, but I am staying positive as it’s given me the kick up the backside that I needed to become a full-time freelancer. P.S if you know anyone looking for a digital marketer, send them my way and I will love you forever 💖.
I am late in posting about this little gem of an event that I went to last month but you might have seen all my stories and posts on instagram (i’ve been so active on there recently with my stories – go me 🎉). Anyway, I just really wanted to mention The Principal Hotel on here as well because I honestly had one of the best nights there and I want to show you all how pretty it is too!
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, formerly The Roxburghe Hotel, just had a multi-million top-to-toe refurbishment, so they decided to throw a mahooosive party with almost 1,000 guests! It was really awkward when I first arrived as I didn’t realise how big of an event it was as I’m from Glasgow and the PR team didn’t say anything about dress code, so my fiancé and I showed up extremely casual with t-shirt and jeans and there was a bloody red carpet and men in three-piece suits! Just a tad awks, but I just got over it and just owned the fact that my Gola trainers are cool now haha!
Anyway, their main dining area which is called ‘The Garden’ is like a forest, with plants hanging from everywhere. I literally thought I was in heaven, being surrounded by nature is literally my ideal place to be. I didn’t get to try out their dinner menu, but my god their breakfast menu was something straight out of the instagram handbook. Avocado and toast my way pleaase 💁🏽.
Within the main hall, they had the beautiful Ray BLK singing her heart out live with a massive disco ball in the middle of the room, I wasn’t doing much dancing in my trainers tho. I’m 5″1 so I was probably the smallest in the room without heels, which actually came in handy because I managed to squeeze my way to the front!
All the different areas of the hotel tell a story and have a different name. So ‘The Wee House’ is another section of the hotel which is made up of multiple rooms with sky-high ceilings, Georgian decor and an extravagant spiralling staircase. I was actually told that you can rent this entire section of the hotel.. I couldn’t even IMAGINE that! For the party, they set it up so each room had a different activity for you to take part in. One room had a DJ, another had a pop-up bar inside with a bathtub filled with ice & bottles of champagne and another with a mini masquerade party where you could try on vintage jewellery and a mask of your choice. It was so much fun.
I actually can’t wait to go back, my sister is performing in Flashdance in Edinburgh the beginning of next year, so I will definitely be booking a little overnight stay again here. I would say it is one of the best hotels I’ve stayed at and my fiancé works at the Hilton so that’s not even me exaggerating!
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