i-on magazine: August 2017
Love it or hate it, it’s FESTIVAL time! As thousands of visitors flock to the Capital, some of you will be gearing up for a month of festivities, while others will be rolling their eyes and planning their escape. I must confess I used to fall into the latter camp until one year, I tried the ‘if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em’ approach and went to see a few shows. And there’s the key - ACTUALLY GETTING INVOLVED. I’d wager that 90% of the festival-haters among you have never been to see a festival show. So, if you do feel like dipping a toe into the festival world, we’ve put together a bumper guide to the hottest tickets in town. Turn to page 46 to see what takes your fancy.
Or, if your idea of a good time is more likely to involve first-class food & drink, pampering and VIP treatment (rather than a plastic cup of wine and a queue), flick to page 14 where we’re inviting you into our very own Members’ Club. With special upgrades, access to glamorous launch nights, fashion events, and members-only parties, plus exclusive discounts and offers at the best businesses across Edinburgh (and Glasgow very soon), i-on members get an instant lifestyle upgrade. Sign up now and at just £29.99, membership costs dramatically less than the value of the benefits, which include a free wash and blowdry at Cheynes, £10 off at Nails Inc and a free 30-minute facial at Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh (to name just a few).
If that’s still not enough pampering for you, check out this month’s competition on page 12 where you can win £600 worth of beauty products and treatments courtesy of Harvey Nichols. One woman who won’t be in need of a beauty overhaul is lucky Emma Whitelaw who won a luxury spa break to Isle of Eriska in last month’s giveaway. We can practically see her glowing from here…
Carrie Mitchell, Acting Editor, i-on magazine