F is for Father’s Day

Mother’s Day may get the lion’s share of the glory, but dad needs love too. Here are our top picks for the perfect Father’s Day gift from Gullane’s Old Smiddy… Father’s Day is fast approaching (Sunday 17th June – put it in your diary) and dads around the country are standing in front of mirrors,…

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Colour to Dip your Toes Into

In this issue, Hayley Flangan brings us the colour story of summer – think fresh air, cool breezes and sunny afternoons. Colour you’ll definitely want to dip your toes into! From pale pastel blue, to aquamarine, from a bright klein hue, to a greenish celadon and even inky indigo; blue is the colour story of…

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Lets Talk Waffle

As the temperature rises, we ask linen expert and Laura Thomas Co Founder and Creative Director, Laura Wilson for her top tips on transitioning your bed from winter to summer. 1. Ditch the Duvet As the temperature rises, get rid of that duvet. Use a fitted sheet on the mattress and a flat sheet on…

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A Touch of the Hamptons Comes to Gullane

Those dreaming of settling in Gullane can finally visit a new development and picture their futures in two newly-launched showhomes designed with a coastal influence. Marine Rise, located in the popular coastal village of Gullane, is the latest East Lothian development by CALA Homes (East). Situated on the historic site of the village’s former Marine…

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Spring Clean your Workspace

Hayley Flangan tells us how a workplace clear out can also declutter your mind and improve productivity. Spring has sprung and with it comes brighter mornings, lighter evenings and a new lease of motivation. There’s no better time of the year to have a good clean, and with the average person spending around 40 hours…

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Not Quite Out of the Wood (Yet)!

The dream of early retirement is all that keeps some of us going through the daily grind. Fantasies of a round-the-world cruise, gin and tonics on a seaside terrace or writing a best-selling novel all make work endurable. Somebody who recently considered retirement, is Donnie Spence of Linton Country Furniture which is now in its…

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Against the Grain

These days, when mass-produced furniture goes for a song from stores like Ikea, it’s refreshing to see a wave of artisan furniture-makers bravely going against the grain. Joshua Miller, is one of the new wave of artisan furniture makers breathing new life into the old-fashioned carpentry trade. Using his natural designing ability and his woodworking…

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