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Katie Goodman: My Favourite Places in Edinburgh

Fringe performer and YouTube star Katie Goodman tells us her pick of what to do in Edinburgh

By • Scotland
Katie Goodman
Katie Goodman

When not inebriated in one of the many delightful pubs, or seated in one of 2,871 shows on at the Fringe this year (that is literally the record-breaking number of shows for 2013), or meandering down the Royal Mile, here are a couple fave spots of mine that are musts.

1. This first item on my list will probably not appear in the airplane magazines but a souvenir purchase from here will certainly be appreciated back home more than the kilt you got them last year…

The sex toy shops

My fave is "Organic Pleasures." Now, I have lived in Brooklyn, Malibu, and several other hippy areas in the U.S. and have yet to come across something that touts "eco-erotic boutique" items such as organic, water-based, dye-free and artificial-color-free lubricants. I mean, really, have we come a long way, women or what?! Non-toxic booty calls, guys? Now, that is gonna get you some action. Attractive and considerate of our health? You had us at "sustainably-produced."

2. Ladies, ya gotta check out the clothing boutiques: Edinburgh has great fashion, and I had no idea til I got there. There is a boutique I love right on Princes Street (and really, people, I am trying to remember names of places, but the Fringe has a way of killing brain cells as all of you know – plus if you know me you'll know my song titled "These Are The Things I Can't F**king Remember" and you will at least not be surprised). It was here that I bought a top so cool in a Blade-Runner-Meets-Mad-Max kind of way that I have several times put it on upside-down. Not inside-out, folks: upside-down.

3. And finally… You must must must do the following:

Step One: Go to Old Town and buy a flask with some Celtic-y design on it at a gift shop.

Step Two: Go to a scotch specialty store and buy just enough of something brilliant to fill the flask.

Step Three: Spend the rest of the day wandering from street performer to street performer, sipping said scotch out of said flask.

I have no idea if this is legal but you'll be so happy you won't give a shit.

Katie Goodman's I DIDN'T F*CK IT UP plays at The Gilded Balloon Teviot – Wine Bar from July 31 – August 25th at 16.30

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