These Are a Few of Our Favourite Things

Posted on April 01, 2019 by Alice Stewart

Now that the Mother's Day rush is over and we can indulge in a cup of coffee and some macarons we decided to write a blog post about some of the wonderful local businesses we admire and have got to work with. They are perfect for whatever occasion you may have in your life whether it’s Mother’s Day, a birthday, an anniversary, a proposal, or anything else in between!

So with that in mind, here are some of the great businesses around Edinburgh and beyond to check out!

If you have been following along on social media you will have spotted our cry for help when it came to everyone’s favourite gin flavours and everyone did not disappoint. There was some fierce competition for number one! All of that was not for nothing as we can finally tell you all our exciting news! Chief Mademoiselle Rachel recently attended a gin event with none other than Harris Gin (one of the favourites amongst our followers). Harris Gin may not be based in Edinburgh but their ethos of providing local employment to the people on the Isle of Harris is something to greatly admire! And of course after sampling a few of their delicious G&Ts (purely for macaron testing of course) a new partnership was born! So stay tuned for more details and a competition in May!

One of the local businesses that we had the opportunity to work for Mother’s Day this year was with Mud Urban Flowers based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. They deliver simple and stylish bouquets of flowers for all occasions whether weddings, Valentines Day or just because and the pictures on their Instagram page are sure to not disappoint! Together we worked on a competition to give one lucky Mum the most fantastic Mother’s Day present: a six month subscription of flowers and macarons. 

So now we have gin and flowers, what else could a person want for Mother’s Day or for life in general? Chocolate, of course! This brings us to one of our favourite local businesses that we’ve had the pleasure of working with Coco Chocolatier. If your Mum, partner, best friend, or even you have a major sweet tooth look no further than their website. You can even go to chocolate school, which is something that every chocoholic dreams of doing! Their truffle boxes make our mouths water (in between bites of macarons, of course) and are the perfect accompaniment to some macarons for Mother’s Day or any other day really! Is there a better treat combination then some chocolate and macarons, we don’t think so!

If bespoke jewellery, is the way to your Mum’s, partner's or friend's heart we have another local business and its one of our very own Mademoiselles who owns it! She is here to help you out for any birthdays, anniversaries, or proposals with her beautiful designs! Ellen Catherine Jewellery is made from Catherine’s workshop here in Edinburgh and her pieces are the perfect fit for any outfit whether you are dressing up or dressing more casual. She even hand-makes and helps you design your engagement and wedding rings which sounds like the most romantic of ideas!

So whether your looking for a gift for Mother’s Day, a birthday, an anniversary, or any other occasion be sure to check out these amazing local business that we have the pleasure of working with here in Edinburgh and beyond!

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