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CONTENTS Like Santa riding that lightbulb-covered Coca Cola truck through the snow, Christmas is jingling its way towards us, ready or not. It needn't bring with it seasonal stress though. Pour yourself a stiff egg nog or hot buttery rum, and read on. We've gathered together some tips over the next few pages that should help your holidays go without a hitch. If it's your ﬁrst time cooking dinner round at yours, we've asked a few food experts for their advice on something simple to cook for a big group (page 20), and what cocktails you may want to serve up. If it's ideas for Christmas presents you're after, we've scoured the best of Edinburgh and Glasgow's shops, as well as the bountiful worldwide web for inspiration (see our gift ideas, starting on page 28, followed by a directory of the shops and websites you'll ﬁnd them in.) As well as our round-up of the best festive theatre, contemporary dance, ﬁlms, club nights and gigs on offer between now and the end of the year, we've supplied some staying in tips too, for when the weather outside is frightful.
12 Days of Christmas
Food & Drink
The best yuletide events taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow
Christmas markets, food fairs and other festive activities
Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society, Sleeping Beauty and more
Jeff Mills plus full Hogmanay club listings
Where to go for festive food, plus some handy Christmas dinner
Dreaming of a . . .
Gold & Silver
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From 30 December 2012 to 1 January 2013, Drambuie will reopen the iconic Tron Kirk, bringing the celebrations back to the original home of Hogmanay on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. The Scottish spirit will host A Festival of the Extraordinary from the night before the night before to the morning after. By day, the curious are invited to the Drambuie Surreal Sessions. By night, purveyors of aural delight will grace the stage at the Extraordinary Drambuie Gatherings.
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Born in Aberdeen, Amy Murray is a visual artist based in Edinburgh. She graduated in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 2010 and her work spans figurative painting, imagined landscapes and illustration. She recently exhibited at Urban Outfitters in Edinburgh and her illustrations and artwork have been commissioned for retail spaces throughout the UK, including Zizzi’s Restaurants and the Traverse Theatre Cafe Bar, Edinburgh. Look out for her festive, decorative designs throughout this guide, and see more of her work at amymurray.co.uk
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THE THICK OF IT The cutting political satire bid us farewell in October, with Armando Iannucci saying there would be no new episodes. Don't despair though – savour the DVD boxset instead. See p24 for more comedy DVDs out this Christmas. ■ Released Mon 19 Nov by 2entertain, £27.
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The Traverse Theatre’s contribution to panto season calls on the services of physical comedy specialists Peepolykus, with a little help from Edinburgh's Association of Spiritualists. See preview, page 13. ■ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 4–Sat 22 Dec (not Mon & Sun).
The synth-laden wall-of-noise trio perform in the hallowed Barrowland Ballroom, with support from indie noiseniks We Were Promised Jetpacks and feedback-laden Holy Mountain. See interview, page 46. ■ Barrowland, Glasgow, Sat 15 Dec.
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MATTHEW BOURNE’S SLEEPING BEAUTY
The award winning choreographer delivers the final, gothic-themed part of his Tchaikovsky-scored ballet trilogy, following 1992’s Nutcracker and 1995’s famous Swan Lake. ■ Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Tue 27 Nov–Sat 1 Dec.
The interactive '70s game show returns with festive challenges, including Slade Must Die and Ding-a-Ling-Merrily-On-High. Register your team early to have a chance at winning some gloriously naff prizes. ■ The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Sat 8 & Sun 9 Dec.
LIFE OF PI Yann Martel’s world-conquering ‘story to make you believe in God’ is brought to the big screen by Ang Lee, featuring newcomer Suraj Sharma as Pi. Tipped to be one of the season's big blockbusters. ■ General release from Thu 20 Dec.
Get into the festive spirit – however you like to best at this time of year; whether it's with a boxset and a pile of chocolate tree decorations to make your way through, shopping for handmade Christmas gifts at a local market, NYE clubbing or taking in a lavish modern dance spectacle . . .
NOIR! A CHRISTMAS FAIR
The bearded Beelzebub of comedy ends his Last Days of Sodom tour (and his career as a stand-up, allegedly) in his home town. Expect jokes, then some sternly-worded letters in the newspaper the day after. ■ SECC, Glasgow, Fri 30 Nov & Sat 1 Dec.
Billed as ‘a fashion, food and cultural extravaganza’ this one’s brought to you by the organisers behind Edinburgh International Fashion Festival. See page 12 for info on more Christmas shopping dates. ■ Summerhall, Edinburgh, Sat 8 & Sun 9 Dec, 11am–7pm.
JEFF MILLS AT JACKHAMMER Jackhammer takes advantage of the festive late licence with this nine-til-five banger. Techno titan Jeff Mills heads a line-up that also showcases the talents of Ben Sim and the mighty Slam. ■ The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sat 29 Dec.
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Hillhead Bookclub’s weekly market takes on a yuletide air in the winter months, with a wide selection of vintage fashion and handmade accessories on sale. ■ Hillhead Bookclub, Glasgow, every Sunday.
Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth for the first of three instalments adaptating JRR Tolkien’s book. Martin Freeman dons the hairy hobbit feet, while Cate Blanchett, and Elijah Wood all make welcome returns. ■ General release from Wed 14 Dec.
OPTIMO HOGMANAY Twitch and Wilkes (aka Optimo) retain their hold over Hogmanay celebrations with a riotous party. Line-up details were still under wraps at time of going to press, but they’ve not let us down yet. ■ Glue Factory, Glasgow, Mon 31 Dec. 2012 WISHLIST 5
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WIN A £50 PRINCES SQUARE GIFT CARD Situated on the famous ‘Style Mile’, Princes Square is Glasgow’s leading shopping destination and dining venue, boasting an unrivalled mix of high street brands, designer boutiques, cafés and restaurants. Retailers include Vivienne Westwood, Belstaff, Jo Malone, Kurt Geiger, Space NK and newly opened children’s boutique, Peace & Jam. This winter, shoppers are in for a treat as Princes Square welcome the arrival of Christmas with an exciting Reindeer Parade and an exclusive shopping evening and to help celebrate the glittering Christmas schedule, Princes Square is offering one lucky List reader the opportunity to win a £50 Gift Card which can be spent in all stores, bars and restaurants. To enter, just log on to list.co.uk/offers and tell us:
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If you’re looking for inspiring gift ideas this Christmas, the luxurious 5 star Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, offers a selection of creative ideas your loved ones will remember for years to come – from the outdoor activities, to relaxing spa days and oncein-a-lifetime culinary experiences.
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Whether it’s golf on one of three championship courses; a day spa ritual in the award-winning Spa by ESPA; or an indulgent afternoon tea in the Art Deco splendour of the bar, Gleneagles has a gift voucher that’s sure to delight. And if you really can’t decide, Gleneagles monetary gift vouchers can be redeemed against a wide range of experiences. If you are lucky enough to win our competition, you can choose a Gleneagles gift voucher of your own – choose between a golfing fourball on any Gleneagles course, a 55 minute spa treatment, or dinner for two in the Strathearn restaurant. To enter just log on to list.co.uk/offers and tell us:
Carlos Acosta, the world’s favourite dancer, presents his most personal work to date, On Before. Building on the Cuban superstar’s astonishing dance vision the show features collaborations with major UK and international dance stars, including Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and we have two pairs of tickets to give away. Combining existing and new choreography by some of the world’s leading dance makers, On Before tells the story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, culminating in a moving finale featuring the live choral work of Morte Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium – a must-see event for dance lovers! ‘Sophisticated beautifully thought-out work’ The Observer ‘The next step for the Cuban superstar... the most adventurous and experimental we have seen from him’ The Times
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Where is Carlos Acosta from? Carlos Acosta - On Before - tickets on sale now Exclusive UK dates 26 Fri & 27 Sat April 2013 Festival Theatre Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9FT £39.50 - £16.50 Box Office 0131 529 6000
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WIN GILLIAN KYLE’S FAMOUS GROUSE COLLECTION The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s favourite whisky, has teamed up with Glasgow-based textile designer Gillian Kyle to give the well-loved brand an inky makeover. The Famous Grouse is the latest in a line of iconic products to be introduced into Gillian’s gift and home accessory range. The new hand-drawn illustration shows the progression of The Famous Grouse bottle designs over the years, from the 1950s to the present day. The range includes tea towels (£7.99), notebooks (£4.99), aprons (£14.99) and bags (£9.99).
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This winter, The Famous Grouse Experience has launched the ‘Nip & Tuck In’ tour. A new seasonal special, the tour will offer visitors to Glenturret distillery the opportunity to take part in a contemporary whisky and food matching experience. On the Nip & Tuck In Tour Visitors will see the traditional production process to make a single malt followed by a visit to the interactive zone to learn about blending whisky. They then visit the newly refurbished café & bar to sample a further 3 whiskies that are specially selected compliment an individual food element. A true sensory journey! (Includes 5 tastes of whisky and a wobble glass to take home!). The Famous Grouse and The List are offering one reader the chance to win two tickets for the ‘Nip & Tuck In’ Tour and a personalised bottle of The Famous Grouse. To enter just log on to list.co.uk/offers and tell us:
What is the name of the tour? The ‘Nip & Tuck In’ tour takes place at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm daily at a cost of £25 per person. For more information and bookings please contact The Famous Grouse Experience on 01764 656 565 or visit www.thefamousgrouse.com. TERMS & CONDITIONS COMPETITION CLOSES 12 DEC 2012. ENTRANTS MUST BE OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE. THERE IS NO CASH ALTERNATIVE. USUAL LIST RULES APPLY.
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and The List are giving you the chance to win tickets for the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. Celebrating its 20th birthday, this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2013 welcomes over 100,000 people to celebrate at the ‘Home of Hogmanay’ with three days of spectacular events. No-one parties like Edinburgh at New Year and with five music stages in the city centre featuring the very best in live bands and DJ’s, it promises to be another night to remember . . . oh, and not forgetting the BIGGEST Midnight Moment on the planet! We are giving away: 2 x pairs of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party tickets 1 x pair of tickets for Concert in the Gardens 1 x pair of tickets for The Keilidh at the Street Party To enter, just log on to list.co.uk/ offers and tell us:
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WINTER FUN THAT’S JUST A
SNOWBALL’S THROW AWAY.
For world-class winter fun, simply step out your front door. There’s loads going on to keep you, your friends and family singing, laughing and dancing throughout the winter months. It all starts with St. Andrew’s Day, when many of our best loved attractions offer free or discounted entry, and continues through Christmas, Hogmanay, and right up to Burns Night. There’ll be festivities and events up and down the country to keep you entertained. So why not go sightseeing a little closer to home? To find out what’s going on, go to www.scotland.org/winter
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Edinburgh and Glasgow have plenty to get you in the holiday mood, with German markets, ice-skating, club nights â€“ and breakfast with the pandas in the zoo (true story)
COLD COMFORT The weather outside may be frightful but the festive season is full of wintery activities to warm your cockles, as Anna Millar discovers
hen does the Christmas season start for you? Is it a week before the 25th December, when you frantically check websites to see who’s still offering last-minute gift deliveries? Or is it OK to start drinking mulled wine as soon as Hallowe’en decorations come down from the shops? In Glasgow, the festive season officially kicks off this year – as always – with the Christmas Lights (Thu 15 Nov) being switched on in George Square. This annual light fantastic is followed three days later by the Glasgow Style Miles Christmas Parade (Sun 18 Nov) on Buchanan Street, before the much-loved Glasgow on Ice (from Sat 24 Nov) is unveiled under the twinkly lights of George Square. A snowball’s throw away, a piping glühwein can be sipped at St Enoch Square’s Traditional Christmas Market (from Sun 18 Nov), with almost 30 stalls of Christmas ornaments, toys and candles, and the obligatory bratwurst samples and heart-shaped gingerbread on sale. Across in Auld Reekie, the festive fun is unleashed with Light Night (Thu 29 Nov) as Edinburgh is lit up in all its picturesque glory, and the Edinburgh Wheel, carousel and markets open their doors for their annual six-week stint. Follow the lights to the German Christmas Market in Princes Street Gardens or get your skates on for the return of the ice rink. (See page 19 for more tips on festive food and drink options.) Back in Glasgow and beyond the ice rinks and
markets, culture vultures can check out what’s ‘behind yoooou’ with the plethora of pantomimes (see page 13 for festive theatre highlights from across Scotland); while music lovers need look no further than the BBC SSO: Christmas at the Movies (Sun 23 Dec) at City Halls, for a concert celebrating Oscar-worthy sound scores. Glasgow Concert Hall, too, has a bumper selection of
talent with classical offerings from Katherine Jenkins, Lesley Garrett, the RSNO and more. At the SECC, the Irn-Bru Carnival (from Fri 21 Dec) is back in all its whirl of waltzers, crash of dodgems and stomach churning glory. Look out, too, for the return of the Santa Dash (Sat 1 Dec) at Milngavie’s Mugdock Park, where young and old alike can walk or run anything from 1–5km for charity. Flashing red noses and Santa suits at the ready! Back in Edinburgh, for first-class festive frolics, head to The Stand comedy club for their Christmas Special (Mon 10–Sat 15 Dec). Across town at the Queen’s Hall, indulge in the ultimate Christmas anthem (classically speaking) with Baroque’s mesmerising Christmas Oratorio (Fri 14 Dec). The Saturday before Christmas, there's a night of festive songs from some of Scotland’s finest singer-songwriter talent, all in the name of charity at the annual Christmas Songwriters’ Club (Sat 22 Dec, now moved up from Leith Dockers Club to Queen's Hall). This year's bill will feature fresh, specially created works from Adam Stafford, Withered Hand, Alan Bissett, Jesus Baby, Machine Room and others. Those looking for fun in the great outdoors can enjoy the Christmas Panda Breakfast at Edinburgh Zoo (Sat 1–Sat 22 Dec), or take part in the Edinburgh Christmas 5k Fun Run (Sun 2 Dec) at Inverleith Park. See list.co.uk for comprehensive events listings.
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Design Supermarkets A city centre market, upstairs at The Lighthouse. These two events will feature a range of sellers from the worlds of art, design and fashion, giving you two December dates to make a dent in your Christmas shopping list. The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Sat 8 & 22 Dec, see the Lighthouse's Facebook page for updates.
Edinburgh Printmakers Christmas Multiples Market We’d be lying if we didn’t admit we’re rather looking forward to this little gem, as visitors are invited to eat mince pies, drink mulled wine and buy prints, notebooks, badges and more. Edinburgh Printmakers, Sun 2 Dec, 11am, edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk
Noir! A Christmas Fair Billed as ‘a fashion, food and cultural extravaganza’ this one's brought to you by the organisers behind Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, and is happening in the multipurpose arts space once known as the Dick Vet School, aka Summerhall. Summerhall, Edinburgh, Sat 8 & Sun 9 Dec, 11am–7pm.
Portobello Makers Market More pleasant than battling the Princes Street crowds, this market by the seaside showcases wares from local designers. Portobello Town Hall, Portobello High Street, Edinburgh, Sat 24 Nov & Sat 15 Dec, 11am–4pm. See themakersmarkets.co.uk for info on other Makers Markets dates.
Granny Would Be Proud This one's a regular Sunday market, but the dates are worth remembering in the run-up to Christmas, whether you need accessories for a night-out, or gift ideas. Hillhead Book Club, 17 Vinicombe St, Glasgow, 0141 576 1700; Sun 18 & Sun 25 Nov; Sun 1, 9, 16 & 23 Dec. See hillheadbookclub.com for more information.
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Experience a magical family Christmas Visit Mrs Claus at Pollok House in Glasgow, enjoy the Enchanted Castle at Culzean in Ayrshire and meet Santaâ€™s reindeer at Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire.
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BEHIND YOU! Ranging from sweetie showers and panto dame singalongs, to spookier, more grown-up affairs, 2012's festive theatre programme isn't just for kids, ﬁnds Allan Radcliffe
SLEEPING BEAUTY Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Sat 1 Dec–Sun 6 Jan
THE ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE APPRECIATION SOCIETY Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 4–Sat 22 Dec If fairytales, sing-a-longs and grown men in ballgowns are on your festive wish list, perhaps you’d better steer clear of Scotland’s New Writing Theatre this Christmas. Following on from the success of last year’s The Tree of Knowledge, an inspired time-travel comedy starring David Hume and Adam Smith, the Traverse is turning to another of Edinburgh’s most celebrated figures, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who stars in a new play created by anarchic theatre company Peepolykus. The show, which follows the Sherlock Holmes creator’s interest in spiritualism, reunites writers Steven Canny and John Nicholson with Trav artistic director, Orla O’Loughlin, who helmed their hit show, The Hound of the Baskervilles. ‘Orla seems to enjoy big ideas presented in odd ways,’ says Nicholson. ‘She also loves comedy and she’s not too earnest. Not all directors are like that.’ The writing duo enjoyed revisiting the crazy world of Arthur Conan Doyle, researching
spiritualism by visiting Edinburgh’s Association of Spiritualists. The resulting show, which features plenty of seance fun as well as some impressive stunts, draws much of its drama from the tensions in the author’s character. ‘Conan Doyle spent the last 20 years of his life touring the world as arguably spiritualism’s strongest advocate,’ says Nicholson. ‘The creator of the literary world’s most rational and investigative mind promoting spiritualism? There’s surely something for us all in there.’ ‘He’s a figure who manages to create a real sense of wonder and awe through both his writing and the way he lived his life,’ adds Canny. ‘He’s full of promising contradictions.’ The pair feel the show offers an offbeat alternative to the usual seasonal fare. ‘It’s not a traditional Christmas offering,’ says Canny. ‘It’s funny and warm-hearted but there’s no dame and surprisingly little cross-dressing. Edinburgh seems to want stimulation and something different in their Christmas entertainment. We hope that’s what we’ve written.’
Having scored widespread approval for his first season in charge at the Citz, scooping the CATS' Best Director gong for his production of Pinter’s Betrayal, Dominic Hill is turning his talents to the Gorbals theatre’s annual Christmas play. And while he has plenty of experience in overseeing festive shows, both as artistic director at Dundee Rep and, subsequently, the Traverse, it’s with particular excitement that he’s plunging into this production of Sleeping Beauty. ‘I think there is something really special about a Christmas show at the Citz,’ he says. ‘The atmosphere of the Victorian auditorium always reminds me of seeing pantos in my local theatre when I was a kid. There’s a kind of magic about the Citizens Theatre that I associate with childhood and those first visits to Christmas shows. So I can’t wait to try and recreate that same feeling for young people today.’ The script for the show was written by award winning director Rufus Norris, who created the opera Dr Dee with Blur’s Damon Albarn for the 2011 Manchester International Festival. Set in a Tim Burton-style dark fantasy world, and with a flatulent fairy and a fearsome ogre among the cast, the adaptation provides a fresh take on a familiar tale. ‘I’ve always loved Rufus’ script,’ agrees Hill. ‘It’s very funny, very dark, quite scatological and ultimately redemptive. Just what a Christmas show should be.’ And it’s not just the quality of the script that marks Sleeping Beauty out as a must-see. Having contributed an atmospheric soundtrack to this year’s production of King Lear, Paddy Cunneen is creating the music for the Christmas play, all of which will be live and performed by the cast. ‘I always love working with Paddy on shows,’ says Hill. ‘There will be a strong element of singing but it will be very playful and innovative. We’ll discover the role music will play during rehearsals. I’m hoping it will be a little like the music for a Monty Python film – funny and very silly.’ 2012 WISHLIST 13
THE SNOW QUEEN
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat 1 Dec–Sun 20 Jan
Dundee Rep, Tue 4 Dec–Sat 5 Jan
CINDERELLA Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, Thu 29 Nov–Sat 29 Dec
The world may be changing at a terrifying lick, but at least you always know what you’re getting when you book tickets for the King’s panto. Proudly traditional in nature the show regularly boasts stunning sets, costume changes galore, great dollops of local humour, sing-a-longs and, of course, the performing dream team of Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott. This year’s outing is Mother Goose, bound to be well worth a gander, though the story is of secondary importance to Stewart’s perfect parodies of popular TV and music, Gray’s clowning and the relentless lampooning of villain Stott’s beloved Hibs, not to mention his status as the friendly face of Lothian Buses (the ‘pus on the bus’). With enough double-entendres thrown in to keep grown-ups happy, this really is one for the whole family.
Scotland’s only permanent theatre ensemble may have a reputation for creating award-winning productions of classic texts, but that doesn’t mean they rest on their laurels when it comes to entertaining the masses at Christmas. As purveyors of distinctive adaptations of well-kent fairytales (last year’s Cinderella was set on a houseboat that doubled as a home for retired magicians), what the Rep’s festive shows lack in sweetie showers and blokes in drag they more than make up for in fine acting, stunning design and spooky atmosphere. Award-winning writer for young people Mike Kenny has scripted this year’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale about a young girl rescuing her best friend from the freezing clutches of the malevolent Snow Queen. Kenny’s previous credits include The Little Mermaid, which played to appreciative audiences at the Rep a few years ago.
THE UGLY DUCKLING
Arches, Glasgow, Fri 30 Nov–Sun 30 Dec
King’s Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 30 Nov–Sun 6 Jan
Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 30 Nov–Sat 5 Jan
The last couple of years have seen a welcome spike in the number of Christmas shows aimed at very young children and babies. This December’s collaboration between the Arches and leading company for children, Catherine Wheels, invites toddlers as young as three to enjoy a new glitterfuelled adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s heart-warming tale about a homely-looking bird and his quest for love and acceptance. Written by Andy Manley, who scored a big hit at the same venue last year with the funny and inventive Rudolph, this version of Andersen’s story casts its hero as a lover of disco, whose quest for a good boogie is almost as important as his desire to be loved and accepted. Expect plenty of fingerclickin’ tunes and a glitterball on almost permanent rotation.
For two decades, the panto at Glasgow’s King’s was synonymous with Gerard Kelly’s amazing fright wig and infectious cries of ‘Hiya paaals!’ Kelly may have passed away in 2010 but performers Karen Dunbar and Gavin Mitchell have quickly established themselves as the keepers of the panto flame. This year Dunbar returns for her fifth festive outing, belting out gags and show tunes in her role as Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, the perfect foil to Mitchell’s grotesquely funny Ugly Sister. And the starry casting doesn’t end there. Scottish comedian and DJ Des Clarke also takes to the stage as Cinders’ best pal, Buttons, while We Will Rock You star Jenny Douglas appears as the eponymous heroine. With colourful costumes, plenty of audience interaction and tons of local gags also in the mix, panto king Kelly, you feel, would have been proud.
Yep, it’s that man Johnny McKnight again, theatre multi-tasker extraordinaire and reigning king of the Scottish pantosphere. As you can probably guess from the title, this year’s festive production for the Tron, which McKnight writes and directs, is a feminine twist on that seasonal classic, A Christmas Carol, featuring a heroine so mean-spirited she makes the Grinch look the very soul of munificence. As Christmas Eve rolls around, a slough of despond settles over Dickensian Street, home of Aganeza Scrooge, the world’s scariest skinflint. She’s had her fill of the Christmas spirit espoused by her employee Bobby Scratchit and his son Whiny Tim and is on a mission to cancel Christmas – permanently. Surely even a visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future can’t melt her resolve – or can it?
In recent years writer, director and performer Johnny McKnight has dominated the Scottish panto scene like no other. A co-founder of theatre company Random Accomplice, McKnight has demonstrated a gift for the bawdy humour and anarchic style that characterises the best seasonal shows. Cinderella is McKnight’s first panto for Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum, and it promises a 21st century take on the most famous seasonal tale, complete with original songs by Alan Penman. The story has been relocated to Paris, where Cinders’ idyllic life with her father is interrupted by the arrival of her terrifying new stepmother, Monique, and her two hideous stepsisters. Her only escape comes from lusting after the local handsome prince, and when a glamorous ball is announced that will take place in the full glare of the TV cameras, Cinderella must use all her cunning to attract the man of her dreams.
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CHOPPED AND SCROOGED Are family get-togethers and Christmas shopping trips bringing out your Grinch? Escape it all at one of Glasgow and Edinburgh's festive club nights GLASGOW
COLOURS WINTER PARTY
A staple of Glasgow’s Boxing Night celebrations, Scotland’s biggest clubbing brand returns for its annual post-turkey celebration. This year’s guests include Dash Berlin, W&W, Mark Knight and Manuel de la Mere over two arches playing trance and house, with a 4am license in place. ■ Arches, Glasgow, Wed 26 Dec.
A big festive bash two weekends before Christmas. The bass specialists hit their fifth birthday and are holding a special Christmas party to mark the occasion. Slimzee and Spyro join the residents for a run though the world of dubstep, reggae, dancehall and drum & bass. ■ The Bongo Club, Sat 15 Dec.
LA CHEETAH PRESENTS NYE 2012
Tiny bass bunker La Cheetah has been behind some truly inspired bookings over the last year, particularly across the fields of classic and contemporary Detroit house/techno styles. This statement of intent for 2013 promises more of the same, with ‘telephone man’ Terrence Parker ringing up a sweet selection from his 30 years in the business. ■ La Cheetah, Mon 31 Dec.
A warm up to the big day itself as Jackhammer pull out all the stops for their pre-Hogmanay party (see our chat with the folks behind it, right.) The techno wizard that is Jeff Mills will be headlining to help celebrate their 11th birthday party and if that wasn’t enough, Slam also guest alongside Ben Sims. ■ The Liquid Room, Sat 29 Dec.
JEFF MILLS Jackhammer's promoter chats to The List before the US techno DJ plays as part of Edinburgh’s preHogmanay celebrations
MAGIC NOSTALGIC NYE 2013 CLUB NOIR Feel the partially-clad patriotism as Scotland’s premier burlesque night welcomes 2013 with a Scottishthemed event featuring risqué performances, DJs playing vintage records from across the 20th century, a live bagpiper (of course) and much more. ■ Classic Grand, Mon 31 Dec.
Roll up for the most random Hogmanay party in town as ‘The Wheel’ spins landing on a genre that must be played for the next half hour, be it rock gods, one hit wonders or 90s rave. Also don’t forget their Christmas Special on 22 Dec, complete with festive favourites. ■ Electric Circus, Mon 31 Dec.
A consistent home to some of the finest guest appearances, particularly those artists with a style that sits somewhere between disco and house, Melting Pot goes home-grown this year with the sound of 6th Borough Project. Indie institution Divine! are in charge upstairs. ■ Admiral Bar Basement, Mon 31 Dec.
Utilising the whole building, the entrance hall will be decked out like a traditional Hogmanay but as you enter deeper into the building all kinds of surprises will be revealed, including live big band sounds in the Main Hall and a full-on club night in the basement. A little something for everyone. ■ Summerhall, Mon 31 Dec.
THE VEGAS GRAND HOGMANAY BALL
Hogmanay in Glasgow just wouldn’t be the same without Twitch and Wilkes’ fabled hello to the New Year and – despite past hints that its days might be numbered, particularly with the closure of the old Art School Union – the city can breathe a sigh of relief that it’s found a worthy new home in warehouse venue the Glue Factory. Full line-up still to be announced. ■ Glue Factory, Mon 31 Dec.
Vegas! is an Edinburgh Hogmanay institution. Expect high-kicking glam, big band swing, easy listening and a dash of country from your hosts Frankie Sumatra, Bugsy Seagull, Sam Jose, Nuno Endo and The Vegas Showgirls. Plus rockabilly and bluegrass from Cow Cow Boogie (live) and burlesque from the ever so lovely Missy Malone. ■ The Voodoo Rooms, Mon 31 Dec.
‘My three top guests for any techno event would be Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills or Dave Clarke,’ says Conor Mclarnon, promoter of long-running Edinburgh club night Jackhammer. ‘When we started our residency at the Liquid Room we booked Dave Clarke and when I heard Jeff Mills was available I snapped up the booking straight away.’ So that’s only Hawtin to go, which Mclarnon says he’s working on . . . Although it falls two days before the traditional Hogmanay blow-out, this Saturday night guest appearance by Mills at Jackhammer will be the highlight of quite probably Edinburgh’s biggest party over the seasonal period. ‘He’s got his own style and he’s obviously one of the inventors of techno, or certainly the harder minimal style,’ says Mclarnon excitedly. ‘We’ve got him for a three hour set so it should be more of a musical journey. It’s taken 11 years of trying to get him to notice Jackhammer, so I’m very happy with this booking.’ This party will celebrate the eleventh anniversary of Mclarnon starting Jackhammer in Dundee, before it moved to Edinburgh and began an odyssey around all the major venues in the city. Now based between the Caves and the Liquid Room, this late-licensed eight-hour show will also feature two other Jackhammer favourites on guest duties, Slam and Ben Sims. (David Pollock) ■ Jeff Mills at Jackhammer, Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sat 29 Dec.
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Christmas Drinks Promotions running Sunday to Thursday in December. Open to 1am Every Friday and Saturday Copious Cocktails,Weekend Beats and a Cool Contemporary West End Vibe Free Private Area Hire 383 Byres Road 0141 341 6516
No Tinsel,Turkey or Terrible Ties Festive Season Menu ÂŁ29.95 per person Perfect for Smaller Groups or Intimate Dinners
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Great Steaks Great Wines Great Service Festive Season & A la Carte Menu Running Throughout December Book Online at www.bovinerestaurant.co.uk 385 Byres Road 0141 341 6540
FESTIVE FOOD& DRINK Heed some expert advice on preparing your Christmas dinner, or cast a glance at our events line-up to see where you can remove the stress of Christmas dining by having it made for you
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CHEAT SHEETS You love to entertain and cooking is a joy, but this year it’s your turn to host the all-important Christmas dinner. You’re feeling the pressure to make friends and family happy on the big day and are missing that extra zing to your menu; that little extra touch that’s sure to bring the house down and ensure that the meal is remembered for all the right reasons. Fear not, help is at hand from three of Scotland’s food and drink experts. Let the professionals take the hassle out of Christmas day dinner prep and follow their cracking short-cuts and top tips. Words: Sylvie Docherty
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THE MAIN COURSE
ALAN GIBB, EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF AT THE GLENEAGLES HOTEL
FREDERIC BERKMILLER, OWNER OF L’ESCARGOT BLANC
KIRSTIE CAMPBELL AND NINA TARIS, OWNERS OF THE SKYLARK, PORTOBELLO
Roast venison loin with a juniper berry sauce (serves 10)
50ml milk 2 vanilla pods 3 eggs 80g caster sugar 30g crème fraîche 50g Maizena 100g ground almonds 50g melted butter 6-10 griottines (cherries) 50g flour pinch of salt
80ml elderflower cordial Champagne (or sparkling wine) Perrier Ice
For the venison: 1.5kg venison loin, to be fully trimmed 10 juniper berries 30ml extra virgin olive oil or extra virgin rapeseed oil seasoning 30g butter For the sauce: 4 shallots, finely diced 1 clove garlic crushes 30g butter 10 juniper berries 2 bay leaves 150ml Madeira 500ml reduced beef stock (or venison stock if you have it)
150ml cream ‘Ensure that the venison loin is fully trimmed and silver skin is removed – your butcher can help with this. You may need to cut the loin in half to fit in the oven. Blend the juniper berries with the oil. Rub this oil over the venison and (ideally) marinade for 3 days. Season the venison well and seal in a hot pan with butter, then remove from the heat and allow to cool. Wrap the venison tightly in heatresistant cling film and place on the rack in the oven on its lowest setting to cook for 45 minutes – it must be as low as possible or the venison will over-cook. Alternatively, you can cook traditionally without the cling film at 140°C for 10-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the loin) and allow to rest on a wire tray. For the sauce, in the pan in which the venison was cooked, add the butter and sweat the shallots. Then add the Madeira, bay leaves and juniper. Simmer half the mixture away, add the stock and reduce again by two thirds. Add the cream and bring to the boil, then strain and set aside. Carve the venison into thin slices, divide onto plates and drizzle with sauce. This would ideally be served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes – venison goes well with root vegetables or brassicas. Enjoy!’ ALAN’S TIPS:
‘Enjoy a glass of festive champagne and some sharing canapé-style starters for a change. Try a cranberry and apple relish with your turkey – a refreshing change from cranberry sauce. Try making a brussels sprout mash with pancetta and chestnuts to encourage everyone to eat more greens. When making Christmas pudding, soak the fruits in whisky for a couple of weeks to allow the flavours to mature.'
‘Split the vanilla pods in two. Bring the milk to the boil then add the vanilla pods and set aside to cool down. Put the eggs in a large bowl. Beat them together using a whisk with the sugar and a pinch of salt until quite thick and a white colour. Add the ground almonds to the mixture and stir again. Add the crème fraîche and finally the Maizena. Give it a good stir and make sure the mixture is homogenous (with no lumps!). Finally, pour the milk over and stir the whole mixture gently. Get some ramekin dishes or a flat egg plate, butter them and add flour. Tap them with your hands to get rid of excess flour. Put in between 6-10 griottines then pour over the mixture. To have a well-balanced result, try and fill the mixture up to two-thirds of the dish. Cook the clafoutis in a pre-heated oven at 190°C for 15-20 minutes. Put a knife inside your clafoutis and the blade should be clean when coming out, if not your clafoutis is not quite ready. Take out of the oven and set aside until ready to eat. Clafoutis can be enjoyed still warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle some sugar on the top before eating.’ FRED’S CHRISTMAS:
‘Christmas for us in the trade is a very special time because it is a rare occasion to spend a few days where 100% of this time is dedicated to my kids. It is also a lazy day where Betty and I and our two young teenagers will just wander about the house all day. Kids having priority at this precious time, they are usually the ones who decide on, make, and serve the desserts for Christmas. Last year, Matilde’s choice was a clafoutis with griottines and a slowly-baked rich chocolate tart for Camile. Camile can’t do anything without chocolate. December has not been the right seasonal time for cherries, so we have opted for griottines instead which are cherries macerated in old Kirsch syrup. Of course, if griottines are not available then dried prunes can also be used, or in fact any other seasonal fruit. I think to make it a success, this dessert and Christmas dinner have to be as simple as possible so as to be made as quickly as possible . . .’
‘Pour the cordial with a couple of ice cubes into a glass. Add Champagne (or sparkling wine) and top up with ice cold Perrier. Et voila!’
Athol Brose A little more preparation is involved here, so best to make up a batch . . . 200g oats 150ml water 115g heather honey 900ml (yes, 900ml) whisky ‘Soak the rolled oats in the water for an hour. Then stir to make up a paste. Press through a sieve into a large mixing bowl then combine with the honey. Pour in the whisky a little at a time whilst stirring. Then serve (or keep in a bottle and shake well before serving later). So, as The Skylark’s two owners (Kirstie and me, Nina) come from Scotland and France respectively, we thought we’d give you two cocktails! They are both easy to make and use ingredients most folk are likely to have in their larder at Christmas time. The first is one my family and I enjoy over the festive period in Bordeaux and the second, something a little more traditionally Scottish . . . ’ KIRSTY’S CHRISTMAS:
‘So far, as Christmas day habits go, I enjoy being able to draw on the traditions of Scotland and France, picking and choosing to suit. This year, with a new baby and a new business, I think I’ll lean towards the Scottish tradition of warm hospitality and take advantage of the invitation to spend the day with my partner’s family where we (and particularly baby Ada) will be spoilt. If I can get away with it, I’ll be able to limit my time in the kitchen to quickly rustling up some Christmas drop scones, by simply adding some mincemeat to a classic pancake batter. Everyone enjoys them with a hearty accompaniment of brandy cream! A super simple dessert, or indeed, an indulgent breakfast.’ 2012 WISHLIST 21
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT Ofﬁce parties and family get-togethers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to eating and drinking at Christmas, writes Sylvie Docherty POST-SHOPPING AND PRE-CLUB DRINKS You know Christmas is underway in the capital when the German Market (Princes Street Gardens) comes to town. If, however, you’re finding the glühwein a go-go all a bit too much, you might want to rest your weary shopping pins in the comfort of Valvona & Crolla Vin Caffe (11 Multrees Walk, 557 0088), which boasts a selection of over 50 wines sold by the glass. To bring on a proper festive tingle, head to the Dome (14 George Street, 624 8624) for a glass of fizz while basking in the glow of the over-sized Christmas tree. And as this is the season of indulgence, why not cap a successful shopping spree in style, with a delectable afternoon tea in Cucina at Hotel Missoni (George IV Bridge, 220 6666). Foodies At Christmas (EICC, 0844 995 1111) is also in town on Sat 1 & Sun 2 Dec – head along to pick up some tips on how best to prepare your Christmas dinner this year. (For your chance to win tickets to Foodies at Christmas, check out list.co.uk/offers.) In Glasgow, head to the Merchant City and the chic and minimalist Brutti Ma Buoni at the Brunswick Hotel (106-108 Brunswick Street, 552 0001) for a warming taste of the Med. A touch of jazz and a dirty martini could well do the trick after a long shopping shift, so make sure to visit the Blue Dog cocktail bar (151 West George Street, 229 0707) for live music and a selection of over 70 expertly mixed classic and contemporary drinks. The Arches (253 Argyle St, 565 1000) continues to prove its worth on the arts scene, with a food and drinks menu to match; their varied lunch and evening Christmas menus provide choices to suit a variety of tastes. WORK DOS Anyone up for Glasgow curry karaoke? Book a private suite for your party crowd at Café India (29 Albion Street, Merchant City, 552 5115) and it comes complete with an Indian buffet and everything to enjoy a night of friendly, competitive singing. Head out west and cut out the bull by starting the evening with cocktails in Bo Bar (383 Byres Road, 341 6516) then in to pay a visit to its neighbour, Bo’vine Meats & Wines
(385 Byres Road, 341 6540) who are hosting a ‘No Tinsel, turkey or terrible ties festive menu’ for £29.95 per person. Through in Edinburgh, it’s time for a jolly jig and some traditional Scottish hospitality at the Ghillie Dhu (2 Rutland Place, 222 9930). Turkey with all the trimmings is on offer here, well suited to their range of ales and spirits. POSH MEALS Known for his fine food and many accolades, Martin Wishart does not disappoint with his city centre bistro, The Honours (58a North Castle Street, 220 2513), providing perfect courses and drinks in a laid-back setting, with topnotch service to match. Be sure to book in advance for your spot of lunch or dinner. Through in Glasgow, with its twinkling fairy lights, Ashton Lane is particularly worth visiting at this time of year, home to the dependable and delicious Ubiquitous Chip (12 Ashton Lane, 334 5007) who are serving-up some mouth-watering gems on both their Christmas lunch and dinner menus. WE ARE FAMILY Take a bracing walk along the seafront and reward yourselves with a warm cuppa, bite to eat and toys for the kids, at the family-friendly Skylark (241–243 High Street, Portobello, 629 3037). For another fresh-air idea, great walks and a classic family day out, head to the Royal Botanic Garden. Here you’ll find the vast dining space of the Gateway Restaurant (Arboretum Place, 552 1974) serving Christmas menus, a Hogmanay dinner and great kids’ meals, too. If veggie is your thing Henderson’s (94 Hanover Street, 225 2131), fast approaching its 50th year, is a dab hand at providing wholesome food for all the family. Back in Glasgow, take a wander with the kids to Cottiers (93–95 Hyndland Street, 357 5825) theatre, bar and restaurant. The converted church is spacious and has a collection of food on offer, including a Christmas menu, Sunday roast and kids’ menu. Play your cards right and the wee ones may even get out to build a snowman in the onsite garden.
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Wedgwood is more than just a restaurant; it is a hidden gem on Edinburgh’s prestigious Royal Mile. Paul and Lisa have a passion for food and hospitality and offer the complete dining experience in warm, intimate surroundings. Open 7 days a week • Lunch from 12pm and Dinner from 6pm SLTN Restaurant of the Year Award 2010 and 2011 Rémy Martin VSOP Award for Best Newcomer in the UK 2010 Hitlisted by The List Eating and Drinking Guide 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12
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Comedy DVD Round-Up
RIB TICKLERS We judge the Christmas comedy contenders, from Sarah Millican to Brendon Burns
ith a ridiculously vast amount of live comedy DVDs out for Christmas (30 at the last count), it’s a disappointing sign of the times that Pam Ann and Sarah Millican are the only females releasing new work. And it’s a proper shame that Thoroughly Modern Millican Live (●●●●●) is such a timid affair considering it’s from a comic who once had a seriously sharp bite. Much of it revolves around her favourite F-words (food, feet, fannies, farts) but her amiable chatty banter lacks edge and her inability to hear every single audience shout-out (of which there are oh-so many) first time means the show’s rhythm is truncated and the DVD has about ten minutes that could have been shaved off. Cutting Brendon Burns’ Y’Know: Love ‘n’ God ‘n’ Metaphysics ‘n’ Shit (●●●●●) would probably have made little difference to the quality in a show which aims to platform the Aussie’s intellectual side but offers up a mish-mash of confused, ranted opinions whose pay-off (unlike the daring So I Suppose This is Offensive Now!) is a nausea-inducing damp squib. The unreconstructed part of Burnsy’s personality crops up in Phil Nichol’s Nearly Gay/The Naked Racist (●●●●●) double header, with neither of them emerging from proceedings with a massive deal of credit. Sure, Nichol’s energy is impressive but his unremittingly
‘wild’ style becomes too oppressive to enjoy. Pure enjoyment is to the fore, though, in Jon Richardson’s Funny Magnet (●●●●●) as he deliberates on Masterchef, London, Cinderella and pornography, while being apologetic about having nothing on Syria but loads about flatmates who can’t do the washing-up properly. Last Days of Sodom (●●●●●) has Frankie Boyle at his usual caustic self, but the unrelenting darkness is beginning to look a little tired. Best of this bunch come from a Scottish Justin Bieber hairalike and a Canadian who thinks he keeps having problems with airport security as he looks like a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute act. Daniel Sloss Live (●●●●●) features the Fife comic in typically assured form as he entertains a large Glasgow crowd with warmly inventive anecdotes about celebrity, cuisine and sex with views you might not always agree with but which always come from a warm and honest place. Glenn Wool’s problem might be that he is just a little too honest and No Lands Man (●●●●●) has tales that will make you wince out loud as he conspiratorially draws us in to a tale which links a Belgian music festival, anal probing in Indonesia and the death of Bin Laden that shows that it is indeed possible to pack in comedic detail and still deliver a strong and lucid story. (Brian Donaldson)
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FESTIVE SHOPPING Turn the page for a mammoth array of gift ideas, from art prints and jewellery to underwear and homewares. Now you know exactly what to ask Santa for.
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1 Paisley bralette and bikini brief £52 and £26, Indie Chic | 2 Washi tape, various colours £3, Curiouser and Curiouser | 3 Norse Projects Birnir Knit Poppy Red sweater £137.95, Goodstead | 4 YMC Navajo Scarf Navy £74.95, Goodstead | 5 Hearmuffs with in-built headphones £15, John Lewis | 6 Notebooks £15, Owl and Lion | 7 Point Necklace by Amy Lawrence £47.50, Black Box | 8 I-Phone cover £40, Miso Funky | 9 Prism Print £10, clarenicolson.com | 10 Prism cushion £50, clarenicolson.com | 11 Geometric Notebooks, by Esme Winter £4-£6.50, Black Box | 12 Donna Wilson mittens £42.50, Moleta Munro
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13 Carla dress by Stine Goya £186, The Moon and Mars | 14 Chimera brooch £14, Welcome Home | 15 Chairs by Fun Makes Good £495 (pair), Welcome Home | 16 Patterned nails various designs, £5 per set, etsy.com/shop/EverSoJuliet | 17 Folk Tree at Night, screenprint by Karoline Rerrie £50, The Red Door Gallery | 18 Paines Cedar Incense £6.50, Dick's | 19 Claire Barclay and Christine Borland prints £100 and £325 (framed), The Fruitmarket | 20 Skateboard deck, design by Tommy Perman £39.95, available from Focus from mid-December | 21 Tommy Perman print, from £20, exhibition at Scottish Storytelling Centre from 14 Dec | 22 Seasonal guide to seafood tea towels £11.50, The Red Door Gallery | 23 Pouffe £180, Welcome Home | 24 ACG Nikes £50, HB Electronics
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1 Organic vegan prosecco £14.07, Real Foods | 2 Polar bear wrapping paper £12, 5 sheets, emilyhogarth.com | 3 Carhartt Borg shirt £79.95, Goodstead | 4 Origami cufflinks by GSA graduate Tess McCafferty £70, GSA Shop | 5 Limited edition 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night' photo + lyric book £15 (includes 16-track album download), throughthenight.net | 6 Penguin cufflinks £75, simoncarter.net | 7 Black velvet dress £23, meemee.com | 8 Oxidised double drop chain earrings by GSA graduate Eloise Kerr £69, GSA Shop | 9 Leather jacket £190, Eden | 10 1980s vintage bead panda bag £34, Herman Brown
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11 Colette Racerback bralet and thong, by Eberjey £45 and £29, Indie Chic | 12 Spotty jeans £225, ALC | 13 Rockabye Baby!, Lullaby renditions of The Ramones £12, Rowdy Roddy Vintage | 14 Make Your Own Banner kit £12.95, Papermash | 15 Mini penguin speakers £9.95, John Lewis | 16 Tree Leaves badge £5, The Shop of Interest | 17 Vans £44.95, Focus | 18 Diamonds grey cap by the Quiet Life £34.95, Focus | 19 Tweed cushion £65, Fun Makes Good | 20 RHA headphones £39.95, RHA-Audio.com | 21 Camera case £12, Paperchase | 22 Veja leather bag £275, Moleta Munro | 23 Vintage style cinema sign, with letters £99.95, Vintage Cinema Display Board, Goodwin + Goodwin | 24 Marianne Bodysuit £104, Odyssey Boutique | 25 Nike SB Blazers £64.95, Focus | 26 Varsity jackey by Golden Bear £290, Dicks
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GOLD & SILVER Christmas
1 Oil & Vinegar set £38.15, Demijohn | 2 Gold botanical notebook £8, Papermash | 3 Ring, £87, jennysweetnam. com | 4 Caviar and oyster eye palette 59, Bobbi Brown | 5 Dinosaur necklace £110, The Moon and Mars | 6 Christmas cards by GSA graduate Fiona Woodcock £3.50 each, GSA Shop | 7 Washi tape, various colours £3 each, Curiouser and Curiouser | 8 Gold horse ear cuff & Bird ear cuff £100 & £75, The Moon and Mars | 9 Milanese twist necklace £17.50, Joe Cool | 10 Naomi earrings by Hannah Livingstone £82, Black Box | 11 Plane Jane necklace £45, heyjennyjenny.com | 12 Necklace & Earrings, £20 & £10, Welcome Home
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OLD CHAIN PIER Best Views in Edinburgh with a Fantastic Range of Options Old Chain Pier, 32 Trinity Crescent, Newhaven, Edinburgh, EH5 3ED • 0131 552 4960 old-chain-pier.co.uk
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3D/2D XMAS ART, CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR Assembly Rooms 54 George St
over 100 exhibitors
3d/2d’s carefully chosen makers, artists and designers sell only their own hand-made work - you’ll find a stunning array of contemporary work and hundreds of temptations at this event in the newly refurbished Assembly Rooms
24 & 25 November Open : 11.00am to 5.00pm Full: £3.00, Concessions £2.00 Children Free Special offer: Free admission before 11.00am on Sunday and then stay as long as you like
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I'm dreaming of a
1 Cardigan £165, Ragamuffin | 2 Gem clutch bag £8, La La Land | 3 Loose Cream Silk Shirt with Cuff £95, Think Boutique | 4 A Alicia Hawk Cream Hand-Knitted Necklace £35, Think Boutique | 5 Cream Protolex Telephone £50, Illuminati, Princes Square | 5 Herb watering pot £19.75, Curiouser and Curiouser | 6 Group de Plumes scarf £89, Shop of Interest 7 Mug £12, Fun Makes Good | 8 Paradiso teapot £12, Paperchase | 9 Cream paper tree 30cm, £8; 20cm, £5, Paperchase | 10 Set of 3 notebooks £8, Lovely Pigeon 11 LED alarm clock £49, Catalog Interiors | 12 Bodum bistro electric handmixer £49, John Lewis | 13 Bird print collar £25, fionaheather.co.uk | 14 Badges £3, Lovely Pigeon
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1 Shea butter + lemongrass and spiced orange soaps by Planet soap £3.50 each, on sale at Edinburgh Markets | | 2 Whisper bralette £76, Indie Chic | 3 ’Neon noel' card by GSA graduate Fiona Woodcock, £3.50, GSA Shop | 4 Game Boy iPhone case £6 each, chelseadoll.co.uk | 5 Washi tapes £3 each, Curiouser and Curiouser | 6 Vintage coffee pot £20, Curiouser and Curiouser | 7 Rainbow circle scarf £75, hilarygrant.co.uk | 8 Siren milk chocolate and rose wafers £2, Coco Chocolate | 9 Macaron gift box 15 for £14, Cottonrake | 10 Ombre i-Phone cover £20 for a make-your-own kit, or £40 ready-made, Miso Funky | 11 Puppy shampoo by Animology £4.99, on sale at Edinburgh Markets | 12 Turquoise cushion £65, Fun Makes Good
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13 Triangle earrings, various colours £10 a pair, Lovely Pigeon | 14 Glass and oak bowl, various colours £39 each, Catalog Interiors | 15 ’Sunspots on a Photograph’ scented candle, £28, Catalog Interiors | 16 Hanging Grid tea towel £19.50 for a pack of 2, Catalog Interiors | 17 Necklace £20, Welcome Home | 18 Pouffe by Donna Wilson £360, Moleta Munro | 19 Party ring cushion, various colours £29.50, Nikki McWilliams | 20 Atomic pink lip eye palette £36, Bobbi Brown | 21 Rose and almond organic day cream, £21.40 for a 30ml pot, beyondorganicskincare. com | 22 Ryan Gosling colouring book, £8, La La Land | 23 Herb Lester illustrated map of Glasgow, £4, Fruitmarket Shop | 24 Grinch Advent Calendar, £6.50, Present
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1 Cheeses from £1.50, available from Edinburgh Markets | 2 Kindle case £40, Susie Maroon | 3 Air freshener Christmas card £2.50, Full Fat Cards | 4 Famous Grouse, by Gillian Kyle £9.99, From thefamousgrouse.com. See page 7 to see how you can win one | 5 Glasgow Mega Death very hot sauce by Glasgow Chilli Guy, £3.20, Cottonrake | 6 Rapeseed oil gift packs, 4 x 100ml bottles of infused oils, in Classic or Herb range £10.95, supernature.uk.com or from Real Foods | 7 Brewhoho Christmas tea £2.50 from brewhahatea.co.uk | 8 Imported beers from £1.20, Drinkmonger | 9 Arrow pom-hat £55, hilarygrant.co.uk | 10 White or dark chocolate raspberry stars £3 each, Coco Chocolate | 11 Wooden christmas decoration kit £16, Miso Funky | 12 Happy Fucking Christmas gift tags 3 for £1.50, Miso Funky | 13 Mens moisturiser and shampoo £15.95 and £9.95, Ruffians | 14 Stag brooch £9, Welcome Home
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NAME BROUGHTON GOES HERE STREET Em If you fugit arequibus lookingdis forsitati the nihicilit perfect etur, present toremperia then looknon nocommolupta further than corem the quirky quam, gifttorae shopsqui & boutiques nobitae cuscias aut utem laborem quate conserferunt autoffer quo voluptae. Itato ium dus etinvelition eum dolorep of Broughton Street. Independent cafes and delis the chance indulge a winter warmer and tatusda volorepudae dolorro ofﬁare cipsum iumespot aditfor queyour Christmas meal or night out. the area's bars and restaurants the ideal NAME CURIOUSER OF SHOP & CURIOUSER
NAME THE DRAGONFLY OF SHOP
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NAME KATHY'S OFKNITS SHOP
NAME COCO CHOCOLATE OF SHOP
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NAME THE BAKEHOUSE OF SHOP
NAME BROUGHTON OF SHOP DELI
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Address 7 Baronyto Street, go here, Edinburgh, addressEH3 to go here, 6PD, 558 address 7111,tobroughton-deli.co.uk go here, address to go here Voted one of the top fifty delis in the Te UKvoluptatus as well as ea a mention doloreminfugit The List’s prepra 2011 Eating ipsamand nonet Drinking ratur?Guide’s Qui rem‘Café conecaeribus Hitlist’, Broughton eatur,Delicatessen est rehentemquo is a expliqui lovely deli/café aliquassituated doluptaque in the quodiat heart ibusam of the New il elibusda Town offering nuscimaximil an array molorio of rrovid fresh, seasonal molupti aut and que organic dolorem. food. Nest, Great vit for labores breakfast, tionsecto it’s alsoquam open nonsedias ‘til 7pm or ius much esciend later for isinctem intimate autprivate et eictectiam, dining illum parties quia forverum 10 to 24 et optureped people. Now eostaking nobit dolorepe bookings sitio for Christmas. quisquo venduntur? Dunt fuga. Facepre ctates andis et
NAME ARTISAN OF ROAST SHOP
NAME L’ESCARGOT OF SHOP BLEU
Address 57 Broughton to go Street, here, address Edinburgh, to go here, EH1 3RJ, address 07590 to590667, go here, address to artisanroast.co.uk go here
Address 56/56a Broughton to go here, Street, address to go here, Edinburgh, address EH1 to3SA, go here, 557 1600/556 address to 1680 go lescargotbleu.co.uk here
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STOCKBRIDGE Take the chill out of winter this season and explore the stylish environs of Stockbridge, Edinburgh's village in the city. After a hard day's festive shopping in one of the area's many independent boutiques, you can seek refuge from the sub-zero conditions in a relaxing bar or restaurant with a Christmas cocktail in hand. EDEN
KISS THE FISH STUDIOS
18 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6SX, 0131 225 5222 edenretail.co.uk
9 Dean Park St, Stockbridge, EH4 1JN, 0131 332 8912 kissthefishstudios.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Independent fashion boutique Eden presents an exclusive selection of ladies clothing, accessories and jewellery. Designers stocked at Eden include Hoss Intropia, Desigual, Selected Femme, B Young and Anna Scott. New labels this season Lola Espolita, Kling and Gentle Fawn, Visit our Stockbridge boutique or shop online.
Dancing reindeer, penguins, Santas and many more Christmas decorations line the shelves at Kiss the Fish Studios this season, waiting for you to come and magically bring them to life with a gorgeous selection of decopatch papers, glitter and sparkles! Our new café now serves hot chocolate, coffees, teas, ice creams and home baking to keep the creative juices flowing.
5 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HU, 0131 332 4605, facebook.com/ BlissBoutiqueStockbridge
21 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AN, 0131 629 6775 voxboxmusic.co.uk
Bliss is the perfect place to pick up a great gift for a new baby or good friend. Only supplying products from small companies you are sure to find something of high quality and originality that's not on the high street, there is also a wall dedicated to cards. Popular brands are Jelly Cat, Toby Tiger and Scottish Fine Soap.
Edinburgh's newest music shop, selling all genres of collectible records, CDs and memorabilia. Listen to your favourite vinyl in comfortable surroundings, and peruse our wallet friendly Backroom Vinyl section - ideal for the music-loving bargain hunter. VoxBox also pops up at the Stockbridge Sunday Market, and proudly sponsors The Edinburgh Record Fair - the next one takes place at Cafe Camino on Sat 2 Feb 2013.
CHIC AND UNIQUE
8 Deanhaugh Street, Edinburgh, EH4 1LY, 0131 332 9889 vintagecostumejewellery.co.uk
5 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5BA, 0131 332 3444, www.lancersbrasserie.co.uk
A wide selection of wonderful vintage costume jewellery by famous designers such as Dior and Haskell, dating from the 1820s through to the 1980s. Alongside the jewellery is a selection of vintage handbags, perfume bottles, scarves, beautiful Venetian carnival masks and other bijoux items. There are pieces for all tastes and budgets, but if you still can’t decide on that perfect piece, don’t worry, gift vouchers are also available.
Lancer's Brasserie continues to bring Bengali-inspired North Indian cuisine to its long-established Stockbridge setting. The decor is crisp and contemporary and the a la carte menu brings together a sprinkling of well conceived classics.
HENRI OF EDINBURGH
7 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AN 0131 225 8116
48 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HX, 0131 332 8963 www.henrisofedinburgh.co.uk
A real contender for the best burgers in Edinburgh, Bell’s Diner has been doing steak and burgers well for over 40 years and there are no signs of things changing. Behind its anonymous exterior, there’s a relaxed, familiar feel to this Stockbridge institution with almost a coffee shop vibe going on.
Henri is comprised of a deli at the front of the store and a cafe to the rear. The deli is well stocked with weekly deliveries from France whilst the back section, which feels more swanky winebar than neighbourhood cafe, is a warm and inviting place to escape the cold. Why not create a Christmas hamper for a foodie friend or pop in for a glass of wine and a charcuterie & cheese platter? 2012 WISHLIST 41
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NAME WEST END GOES HERE Em Glasgow's fugit quibus stylishdis West sitati End nihicilit has long etur,been toremperia a popular non destination commolupta for corem boutiques, quam, bars torae andqui restaurants. nobitae cuscias aut utem laborem conserferunt aut and quoyoung voluptae. Ita ium dus etwhile velition eumRoad dolorep The notable Hyndland areaquate attracts professionals bohemians alike Byres still tatusda dolorro ofﬁ cipsumand iume adit que remainsvolorepudae a favourite amongst students tourists. Perfect for unique gifts, great food and drinks. NAME RAGE BOUTIQUE OF SHOP
NAME CAFE DIJON OF SHOP
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Address 75 Lauderdale to go here, Gardens, address Hyndland, to go here, G12 9QU, address 0141to339 go9293 here, address to cafedijon.co.uk go here
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NAME DEMIJOHN OF SHOP
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Address 382 ByrestoRd, go Glasgow, here, address to go here, G12 8AR, address 0845to 604 go8350 here, address to demijohn.co.uk go here
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NAME ODDBINS OF SHOP
NAME ÒRAN MÓR OF SHOP
Address 164A-165A to Hyndland go here, address Road, Glasgow, to go here, G12 9HT, address 0141 to 334go 6656 here, address to oddbins.com go here
Address Top of Byres to goRoad, here,Glasgow, address to G12 go here, 8QX, 0141 address 357 to 6200 go here, address to www.oran-mor.co.uk go here
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NAME BO'VINE OFMEATS SHOP & WINES
NAME THE HANOI OF SHOP BIKE SHOP
Address 385 ByrestoRoad, go here, Glasgow address G12 to8AU, go here, 0141 341 address 6540 to go here, address to bovinerestaurant.com go here
Address 8 Ruthven toLane go here, | Byres address Road,to go here, Glasgow, address Scotland, to go 0141 here, 334 address 7165 to thehanoibikeshop.co.uk go here
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DIRECTORY GLASGOW Au Boutique 281 Great Western Rd, G5 9HR, 357 6455, www.auboutique.co.uk Jewellery studio / shop for independent designers including GSA graduate Jan Rooney. Beginners' jewellery classes are available. Brazen 58 Albion St, G1 1LH, 552 4551, brazenstudios.co.uk Handmade jewellery from an eclectic range of UK designers. They’ll sketch and make bespoke designs too.
The Glasgow Vintage Co 603 Great Western Rd, G12 8HX, 334 3900, glasgowvintage.co.uk From the folks behind Watermelon, another treasure trove of vintage clothes and accessories. John Lewis Buchanan Galleries, G1 2GF, 353 6677, johnlewis.com Nationwide department store with large range of Christmas decorations, trees, gifts etc. See website for branch info.
Demijohn 382 Byres Rd, G12 8AR, 337 3600, demijohn.co.uk Homemade bramble whisky liqueurs, elderflower vodka, Scottish gin, plus olive oils and vinegars.
La La Land Unit1, Lower Floor of De Courcy’s Arcade, Cresswell Lane, G12 8AA, 07525006222, livinginlalaland.co.uk An independent West End boutique, just off Byres Road, stocking a range of sweaters and snoods featuring penguins, chihuahas and Bambi on ice skates.
Focus 220 Argyll St, G2 8HA, 248 2446, focuspocus.co.uk Skate shop with decks, shoes, accessories and exclusive designs from local illustrators. The Quiet Life, Obey, Levi’s, Nike SB and Vans all stocked.
Lupe Pintos 313 Great Western Rd, G4 9HR, 334 5444, lupepintos.com Mexican deli selling items from South America and around the world. Look out for turron, cook books, and, one of their bestsellers – something called a ‘tequila gun’.
Good Press Gallery 12 Kings Court, G1 5RB, goodpressgallery.co.uk Excellent bookstore based in Mono that’s just celebrated its first birthday, specialising in self-published zines, art theory magazines, prints and local music poster artwork.
The Life Craft 691 Great Western Rd, G12 8RU, 334 2722, thelifecraft.co.uk Knitting, sewing, gardening and cooking classes and supplies for kids and adults.
The Good Spirits Co. 23 Bath St, G2 1HW, 258 8427, thegoodspiritsco.com Fully-stocked spirit store selling a fantastic selection of spirits, liqueurs and Cuban cigars. Also hosts tastings for those that can’t make up their mind. The Glasgow School of Art Shop 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow, G3 6RQ, 353 4526, gsa.ac.uk Stockist of cufflinks, stationery, homewares and more, with designs from GSA alumni and local craft talent.
Oddbins 165 Hyndland Rd, G12 9HT, 334 6656, oddbins.co.uk West End wine merchant, offers diverse selection and expert advice on party planning and wine/food matching. One World Shop 649 Great Western Rd, G12 8RE, 337 6117 Colourful handmade crafts, jewellery, textiles, furniture and other ethical stocking fillers to be bought with a clean conscience. Princes Square 48 Buchanan St, G1 3JN, 221 0324, princessquare.co.uk
A selection of indoor boutiques under one roof, handily sheltered away from the wind and rain off Buchanan Street, with an array of bars and restaurants too.
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Rage Clothing 133 Hyndland Rd, G12 9JA, 337 2803, allthe-rage.net Stylish and contemporary women’s clothing. More dressy and formal than casual great gifts for a New Year’s Eve night out. Rowdy Roddy Vintage 5 Cresswell Lane, G12 8AA, 07791 940565, rowdyroddyvintage.com Kids vintage clothing for the discerning little hipster. Homemade and kitsch designer kids clothing tucked away on the cobbled streets of Cresswell Lane. Scotlandart.com Galleries 193 Bath St, G2 4HU, 221 4502, scotlandart.com An exhibition space where paintings by Scottish artists are available to buy. They also offer a gift list service, so that friends and family can contribute towards your next piece of original art. Solo 181 Hyndland Rd, G12 9HT, 357 2334, sologlasgow.com High-end women’s clothing store with handmade products. Full of one-offs and stylish originals. The Shop of Interest 1058 Argyle St, Finnieston, G3 8LY
theshopofinterest.co.uk Part gallery, part shop, this Finneston spot sells knitted gifts, silk scarves, totes, framed prints and more. Think Boutique 9 Bute Court, 30 Dirleton Dr, G41 3BQ, 258 8168, thinkboutique.co.uk A Glasgow boutique, with a clear conscience and an ethical fashion policy. See their website for chunky knitted necklaces and headbands, recycled nautical prints and winter capes. Welcome Home CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD, 352 4900, welcomehomestore.co.uk Favouring bold, geometric designs over anything too fluffy or twee, this beautiful gallery and store sells bike-themed accessories, custom-upholstered furniture and jewellery, mostly from local, emerging designers. They also host workshops and exhibitions. 2012 WISHLIST 43
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EDINBURGH ALC Clothing 61 Thistle St, EH2 1DY, 226 2317, alceshop.com Newly opened women’s clothing store featuring patterned jeans and Paul & Joe Sister tops. Browse new stock on their Instagram or Facebook profile. Analogue Books 39 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QB, 220 0601, analoguebooks.co.uk Recommended for photography books, local zines, magazines (Inventory, Kinfolk, Frankie etc), limited edition CDRs with locally drawn artwork, or if in doubt – £10 gift vouchers. Barbour 21 Frederick St, EH2 2NE, 225 1681, barbour.com Home of the waxed jacket, plus plenty cosy winter accessories. Black Box 98 West Bow, Grassmarket, EH1 2HH, blackboxboutique.co.uk Independent design boutique specialising in ‘exceptionally curious’ jewellery, bold neck pieces, earrings by Scottish designers, textiles, ceramics and more. Bliss 5 Raeburn Pl, EH4 1HU, 332 4605, bliss-stockbridge.co.uk Boutique cards, gifts and accessories. Plus lots of kids gifts and toys. Bonkers 54 Hanover St, EH2 2DX, 225 5538, bonkers.uk.com In the site of the old Bay Tree Co, a new gift shop specialising in quirky gifts and gadgets for all occasions. Catalog Interiors 2-4 St Stephen Pl, EH3 5AJ, 225 2888, cataloginteriors.com Lavish interiors boutique specialising in contemporary designs. Larger items (chairs, dining room tables etc) plus scented candles, baby blankets, lamps and other accessories. Chic and Unique 8 Deanhaugh St, EH4 1LY, 332 9889, vintagecostumejewellery. co.uk Glamorous vintage costume jewellery, plus bags, masks and perfume bottles. Coco 174 Bruntsfield Pl, EH10 4ER, 228 4526, cocochocolate.co.uk Organic, ethical and non-GM chocolate goodies – decorated with tattoo and 30s-deco patterns – and they sell vouchers for their Chocolate School classes.
Context Interiors 79 Morningside Rd, EH10 4AY, 447 6384, contextinteriors.co.uk Good for the awkward in-law or stubborn uncle; this has an eclectic collection of vintage, retro, period and artisan interior decorations. Curiouser and Curiouser 93 Broughton St, EH1 3RZ, 556 1866, curiouserandcuriouser.com Print, frame and gift shop. Load up on homewares – as well as the Japanese gift wrap and tape to package them in. Demijohn 32 Victoria St, EH1 2JW, 225 3265, demijohn.co.uk See Glasgow. Dick’s Edinburgh 3 North West Circus Pl, EH3 6ST, 226 6220 A brand new opening, with a mix of men’s and unisex clothing made by the best makers from around the world. Find Stutterheim raincoats handmade in Sweden, Shetland jumpers, Tricker’s shoes made in England, Eastland moccasins hand-sewn in Maine, plus beautiful Dutch ceramics and more. Drinkmonger 11 Bruntsfield Pl, EH10 4HN, 229 2205, drinkmonger.com Fantastic array of wines, imported beers, spirits, and they pride themselves on their selection of continental and rare varieties. The Dragonfly 111a Broughton St, EH1 3RZ, 629 4246, thedragonflygifts.co.uk A cute selection of Belle & Boo cards and gifts, ladies clothing and presents (and party season outfits) for babies. Eden 18 North West Circus Pl, EH3 6SX, 225 5222, edenretail.co.uk
Independent fashion boutique with designer womenswear, accessories and jewellery. Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts 59 Home St, EH3 9JP, 07816 640298, edinburghcontemporarycrafts.co.uk Tollcross crafts workshop providing studio space, tools and tuition for budding designer-makers, with a Christmas shop selling jewellery, ceramics, textiles, prints and furniture Edinburgh Markets Broughton Street outside St.Mary's Cathedral, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-7pm, edinburghmarkets.co.uk A mix of stalls selling artisan cheeses, pet shampoos, organic soaps, locally farmed rapeseed oils and lots more. Epitome 35 Dundas St, EH3 6QQ, 556 5554, epitomeofedinburgh.com Women's clothing store specialising in woollen wear, plus bags, jackets and the odd party dress as well. Focus 270 Canongate, EH8 8AA, 629 9196, focuspocus.co.uk See Glasgow. Fruitmarket Gallery 45 Market St, 225 2383, EH1 1DF, 225 2383, fruitmarket.co.uk Art gallery by the train station with an excellent bookshop, selling prints, stationery, Polaroid cameras, calendars, local illustration and more. Galerie Mirages 46a Raeburn Pl, EH4 1HL, 315 2603, galeriemirages.co.uk Down a narrow alley off the main drag in Stockbridge, find silver pieces from India and Africa, plus mirrors and lanterns. Goodstead 76 Rose St, EH3 9AH, 228 2846,
Donna Wilson mittens, available at Moleta Munro, see page 28
goodstead.co.uk Clothes and shoes for him and her, stocking Folk, Norse Projects and Wood Wood, amongst others. Hannah Zakari 43 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QB, 516 3264, hannahzakari.co.uk Geeometric jewellery from indie designers, cute ornaments, floral stationery and Harris Tweed cases for your smartphone. HB Electronics 151 West Port, EH3 9DP, 228 2589, hermanbrown.co.uk Small but considered collection of 80s and 90s excellent vintage wear within Herman Brown (see below). Rare Nikes and waterproof jackets for boys too. Henderson Wines 109 Comiston Rd, EH10 6AQ, 447 8580; 23 Roseburn Terr, EH12 5NG, 337 4444, hendersonwines.co.uk Stock up on port, wine, cassis, sherry or champagne. Free delivery. Herman Brown 151 West Port, EH3 9DP, 228 2589, hermanbrown.co.uk Gorgeous selection of vintage accessories and shoes alongside a colour-coded range of 1950s-1980s fashions. Make a beeline for retro sunglasses, diamante hat pins and patent stilettos. Hollipop 104 Bruntsfield Pl, EH10 4ES, 229 8357, hollipop.co.uk Colourful and traditional sweet shop stocking American sweets as well as British classics. Sweet-toothed gifts and great stocking fillers. Kathy’s Knits 64a Broughton St, 556 4837, kathysknits.co.uk One-stop knitting shop: everything from high quality yarns, plus beginner classes. Joe 3 Greyfriars Pl, EH1 2QQ, 225 4881, joe-cool.co.uk Colourful, novelty jewellery, with a sideline in handbags, purses and accessories. John Lewis St James Centre, EH1 3SP, 556 9121, johnlewis.com See Glasgow. Kiss the Fish 9 Dean Park St, EH4 1JN, 332 8912, kissthefishstudios.com Child and adult-friendly gift shop and arts and crafts studio. Lucie Fenton Gallery 20a Raeburn Pl, EH4 1HN, 332 3999 Stockbridge art and jewellery boutique.
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Feather scarf from The Shop of Interest, see p35
ONLINE SHOPS Bobbi Brown bobbibrown.co.uk Their newest sets of compact palettes come in neon and 'caviar & oyster' shades, and make good stocking fillers. Bonnie Bikes bonniebikes.com Bicycle accessories, including baskets, helmets, panniers and decorations. Bread Matters breadmatters.com West Linton based breadmakers, offering courses, books and equipment for the avid baker in your life. Clare Nicolson clarenicolson.com Textile and fabric designer who has branched out from her signature bird designs and 70s recycled printed fabrics into geometric prints and cushions too.
Moleta Munro 4 Jeffrey St, EH1 1DT, 557 4800, moletamunro.com For Donna Wilson knits, Italian kitchenwares plus larger furniture items. Multrees Walk St Andrews Sq, EH1 3DQ, 557 0050, the-walk.co.uk A good place to put a dent in the credit card, the pedestrian strip where Harvey Nics is found, plus high-end designers, including Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein. Odyssey Boutique 39-41 William St, EH3 7LW, 220 2908, odysseyboutique.co.uk Beautiful collections of lingerie, swimwear and ‘pleasure toys’. Owl and Lion 66 West Port, EH1 2LD, 221 0818, owlandliongallery.com Book gallery that features handcrafted items, and classes in book binding and making gift boxes. Paperchase 77a George St, EH2 3EE, 226 4323 Innovative, design-led stationery, cards and gift wrap. Peckham’s 49 South Clerk St, EH8 9NZ, 668 3737 See Glasgow. Present 18 St Mary’s St, EH1 1SU, 556 5050, presentboutique.co.uk Quirky homewares, one-off jewellery items, camp and kitsch artwork, and presents for pets. Ragamuffin 278 Canongate, EH8 8AA, 557 6007, ragamuffinloves.blogspot.co.uk Chunky, cosy, often technicolour knitwear, with a good range of Made in
Scotland wool jumpers and accessories. Real Foods 37 Broughton St, EH1 3JU, 557 1911; 8 Brougham St, EH3 9JH, 228 1201, realfoods.co.uk Fair trade, organic, vegan/vegetarian wholesome foods specialists. Red Door Gallery 42 Victoria St, EH1 2JW, 477 3255, edinburghart.com Much loved independent gallery selling local screenprints and illustration, knitted homewares, jewellery, ceramics, accessories and lots more. Ruffians 23 Queensferry St, EH2 4QS, 225 8962, ruffians.co.uk Male grooming salon offering a high standard of service from experienced barbers plus their own range of quality male grooming products. Studio One 10-14 Stafford St, EH1 2DJ, 226 5812, studio-one.co.uk West End basement treasure trove of toys, jewellery, cards and creative kitchenwares. Troon 1 York Pl, EH1 3EB, 557 4045, troondesignerclothing.com Unique and eclectic mix of designer clothing and accessories. VoxBox Music 21 St Stephen St, EH3 5AN, 629 6775 voxboxmusic.co.uk One of an increasingly rare breed of vinyl shops. Stocking used and new vinyls starting from a wallet-friendly £1.50.
Emily Hogarth emilyhogarth.com Designer and illustrator with a distinctive style inspired by Scottish landscape and specialising in screenprints, fabric designs and stationery. Elsie Dodds elsiedodds.com Web-based designer specialising in fun, often alphabet-inspired cushions. Fiona Heather fionaheather.co.uk Classic handcrafted designer garments with a playful twist. Made from an exclusive mix of screenprinted fabrics. Goodwin + Goodwin goodwinandgoodwin.com Graphic designers with a range of products including furniture, cinemastyle name signs and other household accessories.
NikkiMade nikkimade.folksy.com Tunnocks, Bourbons and now Party Ring biscuit-obsessed designer of cushions, artwork, mugs, badges and more. Papa Stour papastour.com Fife-based online portal that delivers hand-made Scottish art, fashion and homewares. Papermash papermash.co.uk Independent seller of stationery by artisan designers, including gilt-patterned notebooks, a good selection of patterned gift tape, make-your-own bunting and Christmas wrap. Simon Carter simoncarter.net London based company specialising in elegant designer male accessories. From watches to scarves and luggage as well as a full clothing line. Spencerfield Spirit Company spencerfieldspirit.com Purveyors of Scottish-made indie alcohol, such as the Sheep Dip and Pig’s Nose whiskies, and Edinburgh Gin. Susiemaroon susiemaroon.co.uk Independent ‘eco-label’ designer of digitally-stitched kindle covers, felt bookmarks and leather cases for your glasses and iPhone.
One of Nikki McWilliam's Party Ring Cushions, see page 37
Hilary Grant hilarygrant.co.uk Orkney-based knitwear designer with a good line in muted neon circle scarves, arrow-patterned mittens and ‘pomhats’. Hey Jenny Jenny heyjennyjenny.com Glasgow based jeweller, making sublimely simple and affordable pieces based on paper planes, plain silver circles and tiny bows. Miso Funky misofunky.com Cross-stitching crafts, mugs and cushions, with almost-guaranteed wit as standard. Buy ready-made or in simple DIY kits. National Trust for Scotland 0844 493 2546, nts.org.uk/Shop Christmas gifts and decorations. See website for full list of gift shop locations.
The Moon and Mars themoonandmars.co.uk There’s a nicely odd edge to a lot of the accessories and womenswear in this Edinburgh-based online-only store. See the shark jaw necklace and shark tooth rings for example, and drool over their luxurious crushed velvet and lambskin dresses.
We Love to Boogie welovetoboogievintage.com Brilliant little vintage store that maintains a healthy online presence since vacating its Glasgow pop-up premises. Vintage Levis, wool coats, 1930s wedding dresses, Escada cocktail frocks – and they've got a large gents' selection too. 2012 WISHLIST 45
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IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS WITHOUT . . . James Graham from The Twilight Sad shares some of the things he loves, and loves to hate about this time of year LIKES
1. Christmas Eve at our local pub, The Swan We don't really have many band traditions but this is one. We all go to my local pub the Swan on Christmas Eve and get steamin'. The only down side is that it pretty much destroys Christmas day as the hangover is usually pretty hefty and the sight of Christmas dinner makes you want to hurl.
1. Socks One year I made a comment about getting socks as a Christmas present and how shite it would be. Every year since that remark I've received a pair of socks as a Christmas present. Socks can bolt! I want Scalextric or a Buzz Lightyear action figure (it's not a doll, it's an action figure.) 2. Yellow snow It's pish!
2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. My dad looks a bit like Chevy Chase. This is a good film. I like to watch this film every Christmas. Simple as that. 3. Maltesers I like Maltesers, everybody who knows me knows this. At Christmas I seem to get a lot of Maltesers from people as a gift. One year I hope to get that many Maltesers I can fill my bath with them and jump in it. That's pretty weird, eh? I'm pretty weird.
3. Talking to people you havent seen in a long time that you don't like. It's also pish! 4. Christmas cards They are pointless and a waste of paper. I never send them and I disregard any that people send me. I also made this point to my friends/family and since doing so I've received a Christmas card every year from all of them.
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4. Favourite Christmas song. Chris De Burgh – that mad spaceman song [A Spaceman Came Travelling] I love this song cause it's stupid. Big Chris must have been like, 'I like science fiction, I like Christmas, I think I'll combine the two and write a popular Christmas song. . . mental!' 5. Christmas jumpers I've got a few horrendous Christmas jumpers that I like wearing at this time of year. They have to have either snowflakes or reindeers on the front of them. They have to look shite and people have to make fun of you when wearing it.
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5. Santa Guy's a dick, never got what I wanted.
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