Houst's Edinburgh Housewarming Party!

June 21, 2018
October 3, 2022

Last week, we hosted a very special housewarming party in Edinburgh to introduce some fantastic journalists and bloggers to Houst. We had everything a great house party should have – good music, good company and plenty of homemade cocktails!

The event was hosted in the King’s Chamber at Riddle’s Court, one of the most unique Houst properties in Edinburgh. After all, we help get the King’s Chamber ready for guests through our property management services, so we thought it would be the perfect place to show off exactly what we do.

The one-bedroom apartment has been recently renovated, and it’s the ideal city-centre pad for exploring Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. Located on the Royal Mile, it’s just two minutes away from Edinburgh Castle and a short stroll away from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street.

Inside, it has been beautifully decorated to incorporate period features (like the amazing 16th century painted beams in the bedroom) alongside modern design. If you fancy staying in the King’s Chamber yourself, it’s available to book via Airbnb here.

On the night, there were lots of things going on for our guests to enjoy. We kicked things off with a G&T from Oro Gin, followed by an introduction to Houst by our Edinburgh City Manager, Imogene Keane.

We then got to hear from Julie Mitchell, a financial advisor from Independent Women, who gave us some great financial tips. From getting on the property ladder to investing your money wisely, Julie’s insights were invaluable for new homeowners. She also emphasised the importance of making your home work for you, and using opportunities (like short term letting with the help of Houst!) to help you earn extra money to pay your mortgage off quicker.

Next up, we moved through from the living room to the bedroom for an interiors masterclass with Saffron Hodgson from Ampersand Interiors. From the basics of choosing a colour palette for your room, to clever ways to hide away your personal belongings when you’re renting out your home, Saffron had lots of fantastic tips. Simple things like adding plants or colourful cushions can take a room from looking tired and boring, to warm and inviting for your guests.

Then it was back to the kitchen and dining area for a gin cocktail masterclass with new Scottish distillery, Oro Gin. Expert bartender Christian showed us how to mix up two summery cocktails – the Golden Garden and The Dream – with our guests having a go at making them both. The Golden Garden was a refreshing mix of Oro Gin, elderflower presse, cucumber, lemon and mint, and The Dream put a fruity twist on the classic Bramble, with strawberries, raspberries and blackberries muddled in the glass.

We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to our housewarming party! We had a fantastic night introducing bloggers and journalists to the world of Houst and showing them how they can make the most out of their Edinburgh properties.

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