A Sweet Tradition

A heart-shaped box of chocolates is a sign of love, a symbol – often a tool – of romance, and an intrinsic part of Valentine’s Day. But why? From at least the time of the Aztecs, chocolate has been seen as an aphrodisiac. So it’s reasonable to assume that it has been connected to love’s dedicated…

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Spring’s Nature Inspired Colour Palette

The Pantone Colour Institute summed up the Spring/Summer 2020 colour trends as “friendly and relatable” According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the institute, the 2020 colour palette “infuses heritage and tradition with a colourful youthful update that creates strong multi-coloured combinations as well as energising and optimistic pairings”. Both bold and subtle colours make…

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Inspired Colour

The use of colour is one of the most important elements to consider when decorating any space. And each year the Pantone Colour Institute announce their colour of the year which interior designers adopt to create beautiful kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces. For 2020 the colour forecasting experts at Pantone have said the colour which…

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Chocolate Chestnut Pot

Love is in the air and let’s face it we are a bunch of romantics at heart. But it’s just not my thing to sit in a restaurant with other couples swooning over one another. So, I cook at home and swoon in private! It has to be chocolate for me as I’m a complete…

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Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life In Drawing

A Life In Drawing is a stunning exhibition, giving an extraordinary vision into one of the greatest minds of history. Revered in his day as a painter, Leonardo da Vinci’s interests were not confined to painting, and he only completed around 20 paintings in his lifetime. He was respected as a sculptor and architect, but…

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Head to the Hill

Whitekirk Hill is a new must-visit destination and lifestyle hub for family day-trippers, gym-goers, outdoors enthusiasts, dog owners, foodies and spa devotees. Over the last two years work has been taking place to transform the former Whitekirk Golf and Country Club, which closed in 2016. Perched on a hill on the outskirts of Whitekirk village…

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Stories in Stone – Lauderdale House

Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. At the north end of Dunbar’s High Street is the imposing Lauderdale House, a building with a split personality. From some angles it appears to be a grand Georgian mansion, a home for the wealthy and powerful. But take a…

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