After a winter that kept on coming back for more, the days are stretching out, the temperature is creeping up and we’ve even had a drop of sunshine. Spring has finally arrived – and so has the Opulence Spring issue. It’s little wonder that Edinburgh finds itself at the top of so many lists, whether it’s a place to live or destination to visit. It’s full to the brim with inspiring events, openings and enterprises. We’ve spent the last few months exploring everything on offer, and it feels like we've only scratched the surface… Don’t Miss This month is the Edinburgh’s Life & Style weekender, bringing together the best shops, bars, brands and businesses into one exciting event.     Support Local We’re graced with a wealth of local independent businesses in Edinburgh. Foodie Ailidh Forlan divulges the local delights you can find in her pantry. Don't miss the world famous hand carved Iberico Ham from The Black Hoof, Edinburgh.      Explore the Shore Finn & Bear, the newest venture from the folks behind The Pantry, is a welcome addition on the Shore in Leith. Right on the waterfront, it’s a great spot for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks.     Feel Good Get on top of the Spring 2018 trends with Zoe Rodrigues – who can help you find the clothes to lift your spirits and boost your confidence.     Be Inspired Take a look into the creative world of Bruce Masefield and discover the inspiring story of a husband-and-wife team who stepped away from the biggest brands in hairdressing to start something special together.   We hope you enjoy it. From all of us at Opulence, have a wonderful spring.   Main pick-ups: Filament Coffee Herringbone Finn & Bear Toast Coffee Angel Artisan Roast Hamilton’s The Pantry Cairngorm Coffee Indigo Yard Project Coffee  Montpeliers  Roundsquare Coffee House