I really enjoy running a creative business in Edinburgh, not only for the fact that the city itself is such a fab cultural base full of buzz but also because I’m surrounded by a such widely diverse range of luxury lifestyle brands all promoting the same values at their core of authenticity, quality, creative contemporary design and wellbeing. Qualities that I love and admire and strive to provide at Mairi Helena.

I’d like to draw your attention to 7 brands, from chocolatiers to home wares to clothing who, like me, have businesses either rooted or linked to the city of Edinburgh.

Colourful and delicious

Ocelot Chocolate


Extremely heavenly Ocelot chocolate by Matt and Ish. Designed and made in a micro chocolate factory in Edinburgh’s old port of Leith, and distributed UK and worldwide to stores who share a passion for sweet luxury style!
Scandi style for the home

Life story Edinburgh

Yeshen Venema Photography

Fabulous lifestyle concept store Lifestory Edinburgh found on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street with an eye for Scandi design and clean lines. (Plus added bonus in that you can also indulge and allow yourself a sumptuous sweet treat and coffee while taking a browse around their beautiful curated homeware collections!)
Flower power

Snapdragon Edinburgh


Fabulous flower shop Snapdragon in Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield place, delivering beautiful bursting bouquets of uplifting scents as well as a wonderful range of candles and homewares. Beautiful fragrances and rich colours. I love how a gorgeous bouquet of flowers instantly lifts any living space!
Contemporary living

Catalog Ltd


An instantly delightful furniture, lighting and accessories store Catalog Ltd can be found in the beautiful location of Stockbridge Edinburgh. Head to Catalog for a tasteful collection of home accessories and curated range showing off European design for the home at its best.
Concept Store

2 More Heads


Design led online concept store 2 More Heads inspired by natures elements of earth, water, air and fire. A fabulous collection of hand picked interior accessories, gorgeous gifts for men and women, stylish cosmetics as well as tasteful apparel.
Scents inspired by Scotland

Skye Candles


Beautiful natural fragrances handmade on the Isle of Skye, from luxury diffusers to heavenly scented candles inspired by the outdoors. Not only can you browse Skye Candles online, but you can also breathe in the delicious scents by visiting stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Inverness and Skye.
Stylish Design led Wears

Bon Tot


A fabulous range of kids clothing championing high quality design, Bon Tot can be found in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge. Style your kids in simply good design, for kids age 0-9. Modern and fresh brands in beautiful colours and styles for all seasons.

Creative Fabrics and wallpapers

Mairi Helena


A splash of colourful printed textiles and wallpapers for the home – that’s me! Edinburgh based surface print label producing uplifting colour palettes for the home in the form of velvet and linen fabrics by the metre, wallpapers, cushions and lampshades. You can browse the collection here!

So have I left you drawn in by luxury design and tempting accessories, delicious eats and stylish wears? Left drooling for more? Well here’s the good news! You can actually WIN these gifts featured above in a fabulous GIVEAWAY which us happening right now over on Instagram! Yes that’s right, eight fabulous prizes and one lucky winner! You can check it out by heading straight over to my Instagram page to enter where the giveaway is open for entries until 9pm this Sunday 13th August – good luck!