Lovely Lavender

Whether it’s a bag of dried buds in between your pillows, or a tiny bottle of essential oil, lavender is often a staple in every household. Famed in the world of aromatherapy for its near-instant calming effect and ability to send us drifting off to sleep, it also has an impressive roster of powers when…

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Lockdown Drama? Stay in your Pyjamas!

Lockdown or no lockdown, 2020 changed the way we dress and shop forever. Now lounge-wear is considered a staple, whether you’re on a Zoom-call, lounging on the sofa watching Netflix or running errands. Just as quickly as staying in became the new going out, dressing down became the new dressing up, and so, our obsession…

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A Day in the Life of… Joy Grey, Garden Designer

Joy, who trained at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and then studied for a diploma in Garden Design through the Pickard School of Garden Design which was achieved with distinction, set up Goose Green Design in 2004. Now, a well established and successful Scottish garden design and consultancy practice, Joy designs bespoke gardens for…

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Keeping it Local

Every business has a story to tell; the inspiration behind the brand, what they do, and why. And, for the local business, this story is even more important. When we shop locally – for either a product or a service – we want to engage with the business, we want someone who knows their business…

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The Village School

Experiential event specialists Rogue Village took their signature feel good vibes into the world of online workshops and masterclasses with their launch of The Village School in October. With restaurants, pubs and gyms closed during lockdown thousands of us turned to Zoom to get a creative workout, and online courses boomed. Directors of North Berwick-based…

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The Clean Before Christmas

Morag Readman, owner of the East Lothian franchise of Bright & Beautiful shares her tips for sprucing up your home before the Christmas season. Pre-Christmas cleaning is normally all about getting ready for visitors and preparing to spend more time than usual at home. But 2020 is different. For many people, there will be fewer…

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