Your guide to the bank holiday weekend

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May happens to be our favourite month and that has nothing to do with the Bank Holidays (swear!) But now that you mention it, there's tonnes going on and that's just this weekend... 


Fancy a weekend of fashion, beauty and trend talks from the experts all under one roof? Life and Style returns Saturday 05 and Sunday 06 May to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on George Street and we've got an exclusive '2 for 1' discount code just for you.


That means, for just £10, you and a friend will have access to a whole host of activities including a fashion show, express beauty treatments and workshops, as well exclusive discounts and one-off masterclasses.

Life and Style


...and other important info:

  • Tickets are £10 and includes entry to the event on the day of your choice. You’ll also receive an Edinburgh Gin cocktail on arrival, an exclusive offers booklet and a goody bag worth over £20.

    Available exclusively at edinlifestyle.co.uk. Use code 'LSE241' for half price tickets for you and a friend
  • On purchase, you can select a preferred time slot for a seat at one of the many fashion shows, and book into a workshop and Lifestyle Stage talk. These are available on a strictly first-come-first-served basis. Express beauty treatments will be booked on arrival at the event.
  • Edinburgh Life & Style is from 10am-6pm on Saturday 05 and Sunday 06 May 2018 at The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, EH2 2PQ. Doors open for registration at 9.30am.

Follow Instagram for up-to-date info and offers: @edinevents #MyEdinLifestyle2018

Birthday Treats...

SH Jewellery kick off their seventh birthday celebrations with a fabulous late night shopping evening of fizz, cupcakes and 10 percent off on 03 May, 6- 8pm. Join in the party and discover some unique pieces at the award winning independent jewellery boutique. Can’t make it along? Don’t worry, the discount runs over the weekend too.

98 Morningside Rd, EH10 4BY, shjgallery.com

Not too far along the road, we'll be hitting up another birthday party on Saturday 05 at Biscuit who are celebrating the first birthday of their Bruntsfield store by offering 10 per cent off all full priced clothes. 


132 Bruntsfield Pl, EH10 4ER, biscuit.clothing

VIP Shopping...

Every savvy shopper knows that the Livingston Designer Outlet is the place to find the best goodies at the lowest prices. Want a little insider secret? Become a member of the Privilege Club and you can enjoy up to an extra 20 per cent off your favourite brands like Timberland, Ted Baker, Nike and Kurt Geiger at their VIP Bank Holiday Weekend Events, next one this Friday 5th - Monday 7th May!

VIP Shopping

Almondvale Ave, Livingston EH54 6FE, livingston-designer-outlet.co.uk


Why not take advantage of the long weekend and catch Sean Lithgow's acoustic set at Herringbone on Sunday 06 May, 5pm - 8pm. The best part? It's completely free. How's that for dinner and show.


2 S Trinity Rd, EH5 3NR, theherringbone.co.uk

£5 Cocktails...

...don't mind if we do! In celebration of Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo fiesta, Wahaca will be joining the party and offering their famous margarita and mojito cocktails all day and night, Saturday 05 and Sunday 06 May for just £5. Sounds like our kind of party!

Wahaca cocktails

16 S St Andrew St, EH2 2AU, 0131 202 6850, wahaca.co.uk

Get your tickets for Wicked

The gravity-defying ‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel’ flies in to The Edinburgh Playhouse this month, 08 May - 09 June, and if you book before 17 May you'll get an exclusive seat upgrade.

To book call 0844 871 3014* and quote 'ion' or visit atgtickets.com/Edinburgh and enter promo code ION when prompted.

Wicked tells the incredible story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. 

Wicked The Playhouse

The Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Ln, EH1 3AA, get your tickets at atgtickets.com.

Life & Style Edinburgh / Livingston Designer Outlet / SH Jewellery

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