Monday, 19 May 2014

Weekend Away: North Berwick

I'm just back from two night's away at the Macdonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick with hubby and my mum and dad. We had a really nice stay - had lovely beach walks, hit the boutique shops in North Berwick and ate great food.

North Berwick is a seaside town approximately 25 miles from Edinburgh. We regularly come here for day trips and normally stop for lunch at The Lobster Shack.


Our rooms were way up on the top floor with wonderful sea views (my dad loved watching the golfers on the course between the hotel and the sea).




And in the bathroom nice Arran Aromatics toiletries.


We ate some lovely meals including goats cheese with ratatouille, market fish which that day was plaice and vanilla pannacotta with pineapple and mango. The food was really delicious and the staff friendly and welcoming with the service being excellent.




We also ventured to Gullane and visited Falko for coffee and cake - raspberry gateau for me with a mocha.  Yummy. There is also a Falko in Bruntsfield. See more details here.



I bought some Root candles which smell amazing and have a wooden wick (Westgate Galleries) and outerhebrides soap (Old Smiddy in Gullane).


Here's the beauty products I took with me..


and the make up..




Had a really nice trip and can't wait to go back!  Have you been on a short break recently?

20 comments:

  1. This looks like a lovely getaway! I'm in great need of a short break!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx


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    1. It was fab! You should treat yourself to a break x

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  2. How nice does that all look! I really enjoy short breaks x

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    1. It was so fab! Can't wait till my next one x

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  3. Looks lovely! I need a getaway soon :)

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    1. Very relaxing and lovely to get a change of scene x

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  4. Looks like a nice wknd. I went to their spa last year was so lovely and relaxing. Was actually going to go back for my birthday next week but trying out a spa in aberdeen instead x

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    1. Enjoy your birthday spa. Look forward to hearing what treatments you have. It was lovely. Can't wait to go back x

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  5. Your post reminds me I haven't been to Scotland in a long time. I think it's past time I remedied that.

    Ali

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    1. Yes you must come! If you come to Edinburgh we must meet up :)

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  6. It sounds like a lovely trip, the raspberry gateau looks so good! xx

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    1. It was fab. Had a really great time x

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  7. What a lovely break, you always go to such nice places - that raspberry gateau is to die for! x

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    1. It was even though it's near to home it felt like really getting away from it all! It was delicious x

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  8. I'm glad you had a lovely time Sandra! Everything looks delicious (even the beauty products). I have always wanted to go to Berwick.

    Em

    Em’s Mixed Bag

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    1. Thanks Emma it was a really nice break x

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  9. This place looks amazing, great setting and great food. Perfect for a mini break. Xx

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  10. This looks lovely, all of that food sure is making me hungry! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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    1. It was fab! Next time I want to try the spa x

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