Today we bring back two fabulous long time forum members: Julie (RoseandJoan) and Jean (Greenglove). You’ll remember stylish Julie from her post about road testing a Mum on the Go outfit Formula, and Jean from her impeccable and artistic thrifted style. Jean, who visits Britain each year, thought it would be fab to meet up with British Julie who lives in Scotland. This makes for the third international YLF gathering! I’m definitely gate crashing the tea party next year.

Julie & Jean in EdinburghThe Edinburgh Festival Fringe really does have to be seen to be believed, the sheer magnitude and energy is truly captivating as the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town welcome the biggest show on earth. Yes indeed the circus really has come to town; 40,254 performances of 2,453 shows in 259 Fringe venues boggles the mind. It is this anarchic collision of creativity which brought one bohemian Bostonian to be meeting with me on a very fine Edinburgh afternoon seeking solace in the rather more subdued tradition of tea for two.

Jean (Greenglove) lives and breathes art, life and fashion, she was wearing a casual skinny jeans ensemble in her signature colour palette when we met with a hug outside one of Edinburgh’s finest hotels. Edinburgh’s New Town bristled with the hustle and bustle of Saturday shoppers and friends out for lunch.

Fortunately, I had judged the erratic Edinburgh weather accurately and my outfit suited the bright day and pleasant temperature. I wore a ruffled lemon silk blouse, a denim/linen mix skirt and my favourite grey booties.

Jenners Department Store (est. 1838) 2nd floor cafe provided the most delicious tea and cakes and the conversation was effortless. Jean proved to be both an articulate and animated companion whose style truly captures her personality.

Indulging in sumptuous cakes on a Saturday afternoon really has become a YLF trademark, second only to shopping, and is surely a trend that is bound to become mainstream soon. In fact plans are already underway for a reunion next year.