Tuesday, 1 May 2012


The Raincoats illustration I did a while back for Amelia's Magazine was featured in issue 13 of Uppercase Magazine.


Marloes de Vries said...

Wow, that's so cool!

dani said...

kalas! :-)

Anikó said...

Go Karin! :)

Dot said...

Hi Karin! Here are a few things I like in Edinburgh.
1) Pete's Yard, a Scandinavian bakery that may not be anything out of the ordinary for you, but their cakes and cardamom hot chocolate are amazing. Located close to the Meadows which is a lovely park.
2) Victoria Street, close to the Grassmarket. There are some lovely shops on this street and in the surrounding streets, including Analogue Books (http://www.analoguebooks.co.uk/), a great independent bookshop.
3) Speaking of bookshops, my favouite 2nd hand bookshop, Armchair Books, is also quite close to the Grassmarket. And so is Armstrong's, a good 2nd hand clothes shop.
4) Bonsai is one of my favourite Japanese restaurants, I go there every time. Punk waiters!
5) I also like Elephant & Bagels because it's a lovely space.
6) If you walk down the Royal Mile - which is a must when you're in Edinburgh - you'll come across an old lady's teahouse called Clarinda's. It's often busy, but do go there if you can find a table. Good for afternoon tea.
7) Last time I went to Edinburgh, I happily ate cake at the Edinburgh Larder, just off the Royal Mile. It looked great for lunch, which I'd been there earlier in the day.
8) The museums are all quite nice, depending on what exhibitions are on show. If you have time, definitely walk up Arthur's Peak, Edinburgh's local hill, or Calton Hill which is close to the train station. Oh, and Princes St Gardens are wonderful of course.

I realise that I mostly like cafés... but I often find that it's hardest to find a nice place to eat good food. Edinburgh is wonderful all over, but I've spent most of the time in the area around the university, in between the Meadows and the Royal Mile. I'm sure you'll like it, do ask if you have any further questions. You can find all of the places I like on google maps.