Fashion for your Staycation

You don’t always have to leave the country to go on holiday. Sometimes, it’s just about taking time out and seeing what’s on your doorstep, rediscovering the place you live in and relaxing. But packing for a staycation can be a challenge, so Elaine Ramanauskas puts together her staycation fashion must-haves. Holidaying at home means…

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Relaxed Summer Living

Summer is here, bringing with it a whole new set of decor trends to transform your home. It’s the perfect time to embrace design which creates a care-free, relaxed vibe to your living space. For 2018, designers are moving away from the hot tropics in favour of more classic botanical styles, which convey a natural…

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It’s a Family Thing

The Brand Family at East Fortune Farm have opened a farm shop, Brand’s Larder, selling home-grown and reared produce alongside goods from other local producers. This fantastic store located on the Brand Family’s farm stocks much of their own produce from freshly-laid eggs to home reared pork and lamb, as well as a variety of fruit…

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The C Word

Laura Thomas Co’s Kate Armstrong asks is it too early to mention the C word? If you’re like us, at Laura Thomas Co, you’ll already be thinking about the busiest season of the year. But, I can hear many of you groaning – who actually wants to think about Christmas in August? Well, before you…

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Artistic August

August in North Berwick is all about art and culture and NØRDEN is the place to get your piece. With a curated selection of talented local artists, you’re bound to find affordable, original artwork you’ll want to give pride of place to in your home. 1. Tom Pidgeon | the iconic one 2. Rachel Seago…

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Q&A… George Birrell

Scottish Contemporary artist George Birrell was born and brought up in the west end of Glasgow. George trained at the Glasgow School of Art from 1967 to 1971 and, after graduating, went on to teach art and design in Scottish schools for the next decade, before turning to paint full time in 1980. George became…

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Lord of the Strings

The creation of high-quality violins, violas and cellos is a slow, patient, calming craft that has largely remained unchanged since the 1800s. And it is an art being performed right here, in East Lothian. Customers are often surprised when Colin Adamson answers the door to his workshop. There are stereotypes associated with those engaged with…

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