The Colour of Summer

This season the runways were fullof colour trends that double as mood boosters. From mellow yellows to bubblegum pink – here are our favourites… BUBBLEGUM PINK: This poppin’ pink hue will hold strong throughout the season. The bold hue comes in a variety of shades, but think in-between neon and a more pastel colour. SUNNY…

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Beautiful and Unique

Mention the words ‘bespoke, unique andjewellery’ in the same sentence and the words ‘out of my reach’ might spring to mind. But hand-crafted beautifully unique jewellery may be more affordable and not as out of reach as you might imagine. In fact, straying from the path of more well-known jewellery brands can often mean a…

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Good Hair Days Are Back

Those of us with overgrown roots and split ends rejoiced as hair salons re-opened after the most recent lockdown. And for the team at Lou Lou’s in Gullane re-opening meant a new-look salon, new ideas and renewed optimism. If you couldn’t wait to head back to the hairdressers, after the most recent lockdown, to have…

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Oh My! Crystals, Chakras and Clearing

Long fascinated with crystals, gemstones and fossils, Hayley Flanagan introduces us to NØRDEN’s newly launched crystal range. In 1880, French physicist Pierre Curie (Marie Curie’s husband) discovered that putting pressure on various crystals – including quartz, topaz and tourmaline – created electricity. This phenomenon, called the Piezoelectric effect, is why crystals are used as essential…

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Top Interior Trends

Unsurprisingly, the predicted trends to watch for this year are all about creating a comforting and nurturing home. And as our homes continue to be multi-functional spaces, zoning and being organised are high on the list of design considerations too. Forever Spaces share five of biggest interior design trends for spring/summer 2021. FOREVER SPACES1-2 Church…

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Summer Fish Cakes

It’s summer and eating outside is very special for me. As well as the BBQ, I often make these ever-so-simple healthy oven-baked fish cakes. Serve with a watercress salad and a simple olive oil and lemon dressing, homemade saffron mayo (Hellmann’s is just as good) and a chunk of delicious bread. And if it’s warm…

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It’s Getting Hot Out There…

But this is no reason to forgo your daily coffee hit, why not try drinking your coffee cold instead? There is a lot more to iced coffees than a Frappa-whatever filled with sugar and flavourings. Steampunk introduce two of their favourites; Flash Brew and Cold Brew. There are a few reasons why even coffee purists…

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Victoria & Albert: Our Lives In Watercolour

Treasured watercolours collected by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a record of their lives together are on display in Edinburgh at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Throughout their marriage Victoria and Albert were passionate patrons of watercolour painting, and formed a collection of thousands of works. Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour…

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It’s Show Time

Songstresses Lulu and Eddi Reader, and comedian Ed Byrne are the latest additions to the line-up for multi-arts festival Fringe by the Sea, which is back in North Berwick from 6th to 15th August, with a jam-packed programme. Over 150 music, comedy, literature, family, well-being and exploration events will be staged around North Berwick, in…

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