Edinburgh Life & Style Returns for 2018!

Photo by Aleksandra Modrzejewska

Photo by Aleksandra Modrzejewska

If you're looking for a stylish way to spend your bank holiday weekend this May, I might just have the perfect suggestion for you...

The Life & Style weekender is returning to Edinburgh on May 5 and 6, promising to be a glamorous way to spend time time with the girls, or get in some quality time with your mum. Set in the beautiful surroundings of The Royal Society of Edinburgh on George Street, there's plenty to see and do over the weekend, and it's right in the heart of the city, making it super easy to get to - so there's no excuse not to pop along!

Life & Style brings together some of the best businesses, shops and bars in the New Town, to create a weekend filled with fashion shows, mini makeovers, beauty tips, interior advice, cocktail classes and so much more. Think pop-ups from brands including Oliver Bonas, Jenners, BoConcept and John Lewis, and talks from brands such as Topshop and Lululemon, teaching you everything you need to know to live your most stylish life. 

And for 2018, Life & Style is bigger and better than ever before, bringing a whole host of fashion and beauty experts to Edinburgh, to share with us their wealth of expertise through a series of masterclasses and talks on the Lifestyle Stage. Among others, there'll be a hair masterclass from Victoria Beckham's hairdresser, Jason Collier, and tips on giving yourself an at-home facial from Charlotte Connoley - aka the woman responsible for Meghan Markle's pre-wedding glow (I know right?!). I'm also really looking forward to the makeup masterclass from Sara Hill - I love her work and am so excited to see her in action!

Alongside the experts on the Lifestyle Stage (you can see the whole roster here), there's also a packed schedule of fun workshops available, to learn everything from calligraphy with Laila Lettering, to floristry with Snapdragon and a photography workshop with lovely Gillian. I have my eye on a few of these already but tickets are selling fast and spaces are limited, so go, go, go if you fancy learning a fabulous new skill while you're there.

Tickets are only £10 per day, and for that you'll be able to spend either the whole Saturday or Sunday (from 10am-6pm) indulging in lots of glamorous activities. Included in your ticket price is access to a fashion show and trend talk hosted by fashion designer and author Lynne McCrossan, an express beauty treatment (think mini makover, mani or even a massage!), a delicious Edinburgh Gin cocktail and an exclusive offers booklet packed with discounts and special deals. And then, for the speediest among us, you'll get the chance to attend one of the workshops or masterclasses ongoing - and the first 500 purchasers will also receive a goodie bag!

Tickets are exclusively available at www.edinlifestyle.co.uk and selling fast, so you'll need to move quickly to snap up tickets and access to your preferred shows for you and your friends. Remember that seats in the Lifestyle Stage and for the workshops are first-come-first-served, so don't hang around if you love the idea of learning a brand new skill from an expert while you're there. 

There's plenty to look out for, so keep an eye on Instagram, and use the hashtag #MyEdinLifestyle2018 to share your posts - hope to see lots of you there!