Edinburgh for any visitor, local or new is usually a cultural cocktail of exploring the castle, hopping in trams, getting lost in cobbled streets, photographing architecture and stopping for plenty of coffee (or whisky) along the way, usually hiding from the rain. For me the capital is mainly all about work, events and my regular visits to Sassoon Salon on Multrees Walk, but you already know that.

A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely lunch meeting at Tigerlily in Edinburgh with Wonderhouse and couldn’t stop thinking about going back there. Not only to experience the luxury boutique hotel as I’ve heard so much about it, but the bar downstairs was the most perfect location for a shoot I had in mind with one of the brands I’m currently working with. More on that very soon and you will see exactly what I’m talking about. Match made in heaven.

Long story short, the shoot was arranged for 8 in the morning, so staying in Tigerlily the night before was the best thing we could have done. I’ll make up any excuse any day to stay at Tigerlily’s, but waking up at 4am to get ready (with full hair & makeup) and then travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh catching all the morning traffic was the best excuse by far.



It was a mix of work and pleasure for us, but if you’ve never been to Edinburgh or would like to do a staycation in style I would definitely recommend Tigerlily. The rooms are out of this world and unlike many other luxury boutique hotels, you wouldn’t want to leave the hotel, not even to go out for dinner. The restaurant’s seasonal menus are seasonally updated with a variety of Scottish dishes ideal for locals and new visitors. I could eat their Pan Seared Orkney scallops every day if I could and my other half swears by Jurassic Steak with truffle mac n’ cheese. I’ve yet to try Tigerlily’s famous Afternoon Tea, but when I do I’ll be sure to tell you all about it.



We stayed in one of Tigerlily’s luxury double rooms and boy it was good. So much space, the most comfiest Kind Size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, lovely views and a great mini-bar too. You can have your breakfast brought up to your room if you wish, but since we were both ready and done with the shoot, we fancied fuelling up in the restaurant. But definitely breakfast in bed next time.

Loved the little details like cosy luxury signature Tigerlily bathrobes and slippers and White Company toiletries. They even thought of GHD hair straighteners – don’t know any lady who wouldn’t appreciate that.


So there you have it. Hope this gave you an idea of what staying at Tigerlily’s might be like. Super excited to share my shots from that early morning photoshoot and show you more of Tigerlily soon, but of course, it’s simply never the same as actually experiencing it all yourself.

Have you stayed in Tierlily before?


Bag – Henri Bendel* (also seen here)
Shoes – Zara, also seen here
Blazer – Ganni, Atterley*
Trousers – H&M, love this FENDI pair

Huge thanks to Tigerlily Edinburgh for the lovely experience.



  1. May 10, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Wow, the place looks so beautiful! I love the decor!

    • May 11, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Oh you would love it there!!!

  2. May 11, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Wow! Absolutely cool shooting! And the cherry blossom… is it real???

    • May 11, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Aw thank you! 🙂 It’s fake but very pretty x

  3. May 11, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    This place looks stunning!
    And the food does too! haha
    Hope you enjoyed!!

    xx frank

    • May 11, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Ah glad you like. thank you

  4. May 11, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I love staying at hotels! It always makes me feel so pampered! This one is especially beautiful and your photos here look amazing!

    • May 11, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      I know – such a treat!! 🙂

  5. May 12, 2017 / 1:34 am

    I’m a huge fan of hotel reviews and as I’m going to Edinburgh in December I soaked up every word from this post. The hotel seems ideal and I’d love to visit it! The luxurious setting would suit me and my mom perfectly and I bet you had an amazing time although it was a combination of work and pleasure!


  6. May 12, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    This place looks amazing and those lil flats are so needed in my life.

  7. May 12, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    This is all so luxurious and delightful! The ambience of the hotel and the food is beyond compare and you are stunning. I really need those little flat shoes !!

  8. May 16, 2017 / 3:57 am

    Love the place and your photos are just stunning. Can’t wait to visit.

  9. May 17, 2017 / 7:26 am

    I love Edinburgh, it is such a gorgeously laid out city. I’ll definitely keep this place in mind next time I’m there as that bed looks so huge and cozy. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Martin EBNER
    May 17, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Once again some cracking shots to show off what looks to be a fantastic stay at Tigerlilly. I have to say it’s one of my favourite spots in Edinburgh! 🙂

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