Pretty in Pink

Embrace the new season with pastel shadesand pretty blooms Team floaty floral blouses with pastel pink jeans. Tees are bought up to date with a flower or two. We’re also into blush pink at the moment (so spring-like) particularly when it comes to a puffa jacket, scarf or a bag. Main picture: I Say Renea Blouse…

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Happy New You!

This issue Hayley Flangan tells us to make ‘Japandi’ our spirit animal for 2019. Simple, minimal, calm and natural are all elements we associate with the Nordic trends of recent years, and far from discarding them we are extending their reach to include a little Japonism, this year. An odd mix you may think –…

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Shrubs for the February and March Garden

Garden designer, Joy Grey tells us the early-flowering shrubs to plant this spring. February and March see the days beginning to lengthen, temperatures increasing and the sap beginning to rise. There is a feeling of anticipation for the new season ahead and the garden coming to life again. Make sure your garden has a few…

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Stories in Stone – The Lodge, North Berwick

Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. Most locals will associate the Lodge in North Berwick with its public gardens, but the buildings there also have a fascinating story to tell. They were once the home of the powerful Dalrymple family, and saved from the wrecking ball…

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Your Local People… Alan Rae

Having collected Scottish art for many years, Alan Rae decided to turn his interest into a business by opening Fidra Fine Art in his North Berwick home in 2012. After many successful years, the gallery moved to Gullane’s main street last year, where exhibitions of contemporary Scottish artists are complemented by work from some of…

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Food with a View

Garleton Lodge nestled in a countryside setting between Haddington and Gullane has been awarded a four-star gold accolade from VisitScotland. I went along to discover just what this delightful small hotel offers. Having worked in the property and catering industries in the Middle East, Angela and David Cockerton, decided to return to the UK and…

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Re-gin-eration

Once considered mother’s ruin, gin is now the modern tipple of choice. Gin parties, gin menus, ginvent calendars and even a gin hotel – the UK’s renewed passion for all things gin is fast creating a whole new industry and craft distilleries offering unique blends are on the rise. We caught up with East Lothian…

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Williamstone Staycation

Which would you pick? An exotic beach holiday in a faraway land or a staycation in your home country with a gamble on the weather, but decidedly less travel stress? While many Brits spend their summer holidays in hotspots like Greece, Italy and France, recent research has revealed we’re realising some of the most beautiful…

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