Travelling Basket has finally opened its doors on Roseneath Street, Edinburgh and we're so excited to be here. It’s a pleasure to welcome you all to our little corner, however it occurred that you might well be wondering what is Travelling Basket all about: so we thought we'd say hello and introduce ourselves properly. We are Nathalie and Jacek, creatives (both: photography and hut builder. Individually J: video, media, advertising, IT and N: floristry, environmental sculpture, illustration). We are travellers, makers and collectors of well made, handmade practical objects for the natural living environment and founders of Travelling Baskets brand and lifestyle store.
Travelling Basket is an ethical eco atelier, coffee bar and lifestyle store for those looking for a slower, mindful, more grounded approach to the every day. Our store is a culmination of our dreams, passion for quality handmade functioning goods, good coffee and the importance of a creative hub to so much of what we do. Both of us pursuing career's in the creative industries, our store amalgamated our interests and work to become an umbrella for our every day. We're excited and honoured that you've landed on our page, we hope you stick around and can't wait to share this journey together. To further entice we thought we’d share some image of our quite lovely opening evening, excuse us for saying so ourselves, however this was an event that really was the creation of many hands, artisans and determineers.
We couldn't have done this without the incredible support, passion and expertise of so many who have helped us. We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to all those who made it along to help us celebrate this exciting new chapter, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and to all those who have popped in to visit since our doors opened.
Our opening night would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of a few individuals who went above and beyond: Alison Henderson and Jules whos canapé creations were beyond words, with foraged ingredients, to our slightly odd and particular brief of European-Scottish-Polish fusion, and a bar to complement the woodland treats. Eddies Fish Market who provided the sublime Scottish smoked salmon, to Josephine Holbrook for the hill reared Scottish lamb; Marianne and Susannah who worked their socks off all night looking after everyone, the fabulous team at Saiko Kitchen for helping behind the scenes, and to La Barantine for providing the best bread in Edinburgh which was beautifully paired with oscypek (grilled smoked Polish sheep's cheese) canapés and smalec. And finally Jacek Hübner for the wonderful photographs of it all. It has been a joy and a gift working with each of you and we're excited for this next chapter and hopefully some more events like this.
Our thanks and seasonal wishes, Nathalie and Jacek