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Birthday Trip to Edinburgh

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Since my birthday was on a Saturday this year, I thought I should go away but not too far since it always snows. So I booked an overnight trip to Edinburgh and ended up getting the most glorious sunny weather!

Hotel Indigo, Edinburgh

I stayed at Hotel Indigo and it was an absolute dream – look at my room! It had a wall made of books, lamps made of old typewriters and furniture made of old reference drawers.

Hotel Indigo, Edinburgh

It’s also perfectly situated opposite Waverley station and included more free snacks than I could eat by myself. Lots more pics on after everyone went insane over it.


I’m always in a rush when I visit during the day since off-peak tickets force me to cram everything into few hours so it was nice to have the time to wander about. I went up Calton Hill for the first time in years, which is always good for a pretty skyline photo.

National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

My dad was also in Edinburgh so that was extra nice and involved a lot of tapas and cake, plus some great exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery. It’s such a beautiful building.

Birthday pins for my collection!

And of course, I had to pop into Hannah Zakari and spend some of my birthday money. The two Bel’s Art World pins came home with me where I discovered more pins from Nicolette in my birthday presents. My pin frame is getting quite full now. More on my presents soon!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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