Autumn Classics

The AW20 fashion shows fell just before lockdown restrictions were put in place in Europe. Since then, not only has the fashion industry faced huge challenges, but the way we dress has changed significantly. The word trend is now a dirty word in fashion circles as we all look to be more mindful with our…

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Barker & Bone Turns One

Barker & Bone recently celebrated their first year in business, and owner Bev Gilhooley reflects on what a year it’s been. If pets could design their very own pet shop, it would look exactly like Barker & Bone. This North Berwick pet store, beautifully curated with the discerning pet and pet-owner in mind, is celebrating…

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Why Should I have a Settlement Agreement

It is not always necessary to use a Settlement Agreement when a Contract of Employment or employment relationship is terminated but a Settlement Agreement does usually provide a quick and dignified end to an employment relationship and can avoid time, cost and stress for all parties. A Settlement Agreement is an agreement between an employer and…

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Meet the Maker | Kate Millbank

Alongside its Nordic home-ware, North Berwick-based NØRDEN also curates East Lothian artists who celebrate our local coast, country and the nature of our northern clime. This issue we meet printmaker and designer Kate Millbank. Kate Millbank’s work is inspired by the coastal landscape and its rich flora and fauna. She is particularly drawn to the…

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Best Bathroom Tile Ideas

Bathroom tiles form a considerable part of your bathroom renovation budget. To maximise your investment and minimise the hassle of replacing them, you’ll want to choose tiles that you’re going to love for a long time to come. Forever Spaces share their favourite bathroom tile ideas to bring your walls, floors and shower unit to…

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Top Tips for Autumn Cleaning

Autumn leaves are falling and finding their way into our homes, meaning more sweeping to do! As we start to spend more time indoors, spend some time to make sure your home is comfortable and clean. Morag Readman, owner of the East Lothian franchise of Bright & Beautiful shares her top tips… Keep dust and…

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How Conscious Are We

Ayurvedic Counsellor Bernie Rowen-Ross tells us, now is the time to fix our mindset and start to become conscious of what we do, and what we don’t do. Following various Facebook pages, I am always amazed at some of the news which appears in them. I see so many helpful people answering questions, helping find…

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It’s Time to Tune In and Let Go

It goes without saying that 2020 has sparked fear, uncertainty and turbulence globally. Bernadette Petrie explains we may feel ‘over COVID’, but in real terms we have to accept things are the way they are – meaning, they are not the way they were. And with this acceptance, comes the way forward.. When I tune…

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Black Lives Matter

Last issue I wrote about the Black Lives Matter campaign, and my own experiences of being treated negatively as a Northern Irish Catholic woman. This led to me meeting Jacqui Abizie-Mckendrick, one of our NHS key workers, a local organiser of the Black Lives Matter campaign and representative from the BAME community. She shares her…

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